Dear Friends,
Can you feel the magical yumminess of Autumn, sneaking onto the front porch and leaving little hints of crisp air in the morning light? Nice, eh? Kinda makes you want to relish every delicious drop of sunlight, every juicy tomato, and let the heart melt happily toward cozy socks. 

“Illuminating Presence” Sufi and Zikr retreat is coming right up. One more day to register if you’re on the fence. The retreat side of the fence is super lovely! Retreat goes from September 8th to 12th – Buckhorn Camp, Bellvue, CO – $300 covers all food and lodging. Register here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/ or contact Rahima for more info: retreat@trigoddess.org 

Thursday, August 18th – In an Eastern Rose Garden Sufi class – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – I’ll bring a lovely doughnut. Maybe you will too. If you’d like to join me in my home, let me know. Or Zoom Here! 

Saturday, August 20th – feel free to join us for dinner in Denver before Zikr – 5 or 5:30 PM – Junction Food & Drink, Colorado Center, 2000 South Colorado Blvd, Denver (this is an experiment. it’s a food court with a bunch of options…but I haven’t been there, so we’ll see how it goes)

Saturday, August 20th – Zikr! – 7 PM (1 AM Sunday UTC) – we’re back at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – Suggested donation $15 to $25 as you are able – dessert/snack and Sufi chit-chat following Zikr (bring something to share if you like) – You can still join us via zoom if you can’t be with us live and in person: Zoom Here!

Sunday, August 21st – I’m hosting the Sirat-i Inayat Kinship Coffee – (Mirabai, your usual excellent hostess is out of town) – The topic for this morning is “Prayer that Lifts the Heart” – bring a cozy beverage and the spirit of friendship…we’ll enjoy each other’s good company for an hour of lovely conversation on a delicious topic – 8 AM Mountain (2 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!

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 – Sufi Contact Friday Meditation – 12 PM Mountain (6 PM UTC) – our usual noon zoom will be an extended process on the last Friday of each month – you are welcome to join us for the first 15 minutes…or stay for the entire process, which will be around 45 minutes – This is a monthly attunement with short periods of silence, readings from Inayat Khan, connecting with worldwide Sufi friends who also do this practice each month… – 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. – $15 to $25 suggested donation – Zoom Here! 

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

Thursday, September 1st – In an Eastern Rose Garden…or our next selected text… – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Sunday, September 4th – Dance Leader Training – 10 AM Mountain (4 PM UTC) – I think we have made it through all your specific requests…except the last line of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer…if y’all want me to keep offering these training zooms, let me know…and send your next requests… – Zoom Here! 

Monday, September 5th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Wednesday, September 7th – Sufi Guides Kinship meeting – 10 AM Mountain (4 PM UTC) – friendship and mutual support for Sufi initiators and guides – contact me directly for more info

Thursday, September 8th to Monday, September 12th – Illuminating Presence Sufi and Zikr Retreat – all the registration info here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/ or contact Rahima: retreat@trigoddess.org 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th – NO EASTERN ROSE GARDEN CLASS – WE’LL BE AT RETREAT… Sorry…we’ll pick it back up next week… 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th – Sufi meditation…in person at retreat…and online BUT DIFFERENT TIME… 7 AM Mountain (1 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Tuesday, September 13th – 10 AM Mountain (4 PM UTC) – Sirat-i Inayat Blessing and Dedication Ceremony – All friends of Sirat-i Inayat are welcome to join us in person or online for this auspicious moment. September 13th is Heijrat Day, the anniversary of the day Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan left India to start his work in the West. We have chosen this moment to formally celebrate the formation of Sirat-i Inayat Interfaith Sufi Path 
– IN PERSON ceremony and celebration 10 AM at Unity Church in Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine Drive – donations for the space are welcome! 
– ONLINE ceremony and celebration 10 AM Mountain (4 PM UTC, 6 PM Germany) – Zoom Here! 
– PLEASE NOTE: if you’d like to be listed as a “founding member” of Sirat-i Inayat, please inform me or Rahima before September 1st. There is no obligation or requirements, just a sincere resonance with our purpose and the spirit of friendship. 

Thursday, September 15th – In an Eastern Rose Garden…or the next chosen text…- 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here! 

Saturday, September 17th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Sunday UTC) – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center or Zoom Here! 

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

Sirat-i Inayat has a separate email list and calendar of events. Peruse the calendar and/or subscribe here: https://siratiinayat.org/calendar-and-connections/
The current offerings include: 
– Sunday morning kinship coffee (Mirabai)
– Wednesday afternoon Gathas class (Abdullah) 
– Twice monthly Thursday afternoon zikr (Raziya) 
– Twice monthly Sunday Healing Service (Raziya) 
– Daily German noon prayer zoom (Khabir) 
– Quarterly Universal Worship Service (Rahima) 
– plus…all of Sára’s shenanigans…

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

You probably know this guy and this sweetest song…millions of views must include some of your clicks. I love it. Bet you will too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbRieFzbZXA

A Hundred Waves of Love,