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Beloved Community, 
Let me just say, milkweed flowers are GLORIOUS!! So much intricate beauty, and such happy bees!
Please pay close attention to the constantly shifting ground of these scheduled offerings. I keep needing to change things and I truly am sorry. I try to be consistent and reliable…and, wouldn’t you know, LIFE keeps happening!! Hurray and Alhamdulillah and Woohoo for LIFE happening and changing our regularly scheduled program!!

Blessed Lughnasadh, Lammas, First Harvest to You! Please have bread for dinner in honor and gratitude for the Earth! 

Wednesday, August 3rd – Sufi Guides Kinship meeting – 10 AM MDT (4 PM UTC) – mutually supportive conversation forum for Sufi teachers…contact me for the zoom link. 

Thursday, August 4th –  CANCELING our USUAL WEEKLY CLASS…because…LIFE!!! My daughter is flying in and picking her up at the airport is very important to me. Instead of Sufi class, please send “safe travels” and “happy visit” blessings to Matara and all of us who love her!!

Sunday, August 7th – Dance Leader Training Zoom – 10 AM Mountain (6 PM UTC) – open to your requests for dances, topics, songs… – Zoom Here! 

Monday, August 8th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Thursday, August 11th – Eastern Rose Garden Sufi class – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Friday, August 12th… CANCELLING DANCE IN BOULDER – sorry…I have become aware that there is a community scheduling conflict…- back to the drawing board. If it’s important to you for me to lead a dance in Boulder, please let me know some good days and times. 

Monday, August 15th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Thursday, August 18th – In an Eastern Rose Garden (or maybe we’ll have graduated to a new book, open to your suggestions) – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here! 

THURSDAY AUGUST 18th – DEADLINE FOR RETREAT REGISTRATION… more details a bit further down… 

Saturday, August 20th (and continuing on the 3rd Saturday of each month) – Zikr in Denver, at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) and online – 7 PM to 9 PM Mountain (1 AM Sunday, UTC) – Suggested donation $15 to $25 – Dessert/snack/Sufi chit-chat following Zikr (bring something to share) – I understand some of you don’t like in the Denver area and/or prefer not to be in the same room with us…you are welcome to join Zikr on the Zoom Here!

Wanna meet up for dinner before Zikr? – Junction Food & Drink, Colorado Center, 2000 South Colorado Blvd, Denver – 5 PM (maybe 5:30, depending on traffic)

Monday, August 22nd – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) –  Zoom Here!

Thursday, August 25th – Eastern Rose Garden (or a new book) Sufi Class – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Friday, August 26th – Here’s a new invitation for you: I recently learned of a Sufi Contact monthly meditation, the last Friday of each Month – It is a simple process that includes a couple of Murshid’s prayers, a few pages of a reading from one of the Sufi Message Volumes (passages are pre-selected a year in advance), attunement to all the people who have committed to doing the practice around the world, short periods of silent meditation… – If you’d like to join me, our daily prayer zoom will last closer to an hour on the last Friday of each month. Same zoom link as the usual daily prayers. Join if you wish – 12 PM Mountain (6 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Friday, August 26th – New Moon Chances of Universal Peace – interfaith chant/dance at Unity Church in Fort Collins (in the Rumi Room, of course) 1401 W Vine Dr. – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Saturday UTC) – We’ll definitely be singing…we might also get up and do some Dances of Universal Peace..but so far, y’all haven’t been telling me that you LIKE to get up and dance…mostly I’m hearing y’all want to sit around and sing. I’m game. – Zoom Here! 

Monday, August 29th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Thursday, September 1st – Eastern Rose Garden…oh, we’ll certainly be finished with it by now…let me know which Message Volume you’d like to visit next – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Illuminated Presence Sufi and Zikr Retreat – September 8th to 12th – Buckhorn Camp, Bellvue, CO – I am so looking forward to being with you for a delicious smorgasbord of Sufi practice and Zikr!! Plus phenomenal meals catered by our dear friend and magically good human being, Stephen! – $300 covers all food and lodging. Registration is open for a couple more weeks…but closing soon!

A few important things about Sirat-i Inayat Interfaith Sufi Path: 
1. Sirat-i Inayat has a separate email list. I will not be including all the activities here. I encourage you to “subscribe” to the Sirat-i Inayat newsletter:
2. The Sirat-i Inayat website has lots of great information and invitations. Check it out:
3. Whether you are a Sufi mureed or not, all friends who resonate with the intentions and activities of Sirat-i Inayat are welcome to become “members” of the organization…and if you’d like to be listed as a “founding member” please let me know by September 1st:
4. The formal Blessing and Dedication Ceremony for Sirat-i Inayat will be open to everyone and we would love to celebrate with you! In person in Fort Collins, and online: Tuesday, September 13th, 10 AM Mountain (4 PM UTC) – still haven’t decided on an in-person location…stay tuned… 

Daily prayers are still a thing. 15 minute spiritual tune-up every single day – 12 PM Mountain (6 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Youtube channel for Chant and Pray recordings: Sára’s YouTube
OneDrive with daily zikr/song from our noon prayer zooms: Zikr Downloads

Blessings of the turning wheel and the first hints of Autumn to you!