Oh, this week, my heart is heavy…and life is glorious…and still…
I find myself unexpectedly sad and moved and powerfully touched by the death of Sinéad O’Connor. Probably there is enough punk ass teenager alive and well in my being to reflect with visceral awareness on Sinéad’s influence on my younger self. And, in recent years, I have been keenly aware of Sinéad’s spiritual pursuits and study, conversion to Islam, Christian priesthood, and her unwavering convictions, reliance on God, the power of prayer, and the unflinching authenticity she expressed in her raw humanness.
Sometimes these magnificent, pained, sharp, sincere expressions of human beings can give strength, courage, and compassion to those of us who are doing our best to make our lives useful and to be of benefit to the world.
I’ll be shaping tomorrow evening’s Dance of Universal Peace evening in honor of Sinéad O’Connor, her power, humility, truth, tenderness, and full-on-ness!
Saturday, July 29th – Dances of Universal Peace at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver (1939 S Monroe) – 7 PM to 9 PM (1 AM Sunday, UTC) – in person or Zoom Here! – $15 to $30 suggested
Dinner beforehand at Mad Greens, if you’d like to join us.
Monday, July 31st – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – RSVP if you’re coming over…or Zoom Here!
Tuesday, August 1st – I will be leading the Goddess Hour for the Temple of the Divine Feminine – (Themis Waduda will be traveling with family and I am honored to fill in for her) – 7:30 PM Mountain (1:30 AM Wednesday, UTC) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, August 2nd – Sufi Guides Kinship Meeting – 10 AM Mountain (4 PM UTC) – get in touch with me if you’d like more info and the zoom link
NO GITHAS CLASS Thursdays, August 3rd, 10th, or 17th – We’ll pick it back up at the end of the month…
Friday to Sunday, August 4th to 6th – Dances, Zikr, Chant, Prayer, leadership training, and Interfaith practices in Driggs, Idaho!
Friday evening at Yoga Source
Saturday day at Greenhouse Yoga
Saturday evening and Sunday day at Yoga Source
You can register for the Yoga Source events here: https://www.theyogasource.org/schedule
You can register for the Saturday deep dive event here: https://greenhouseyoga.info/
Thank you Kat, Kari, Kaira, Sea Marie, and Lucinda for envisioning, hosting, organizing, and networking!
NO SUFI MEDITATION Mondays, August 7th and 14th. But I’ll be continuing the practice on my own…so please feel free to do your own process with Al-Hayy on the 7th, and Al-Qayyum on the 14th.
Saturday, August 19th – I’m delighted to be the featured speaker at Fort Collins Pagan Pride Festival – Activities happening all day long…and I’ll be speaking into the microphone (and singing a bit, I reckon) starting sometime between 12 and 12:30… – Come out and play! – https://focopaganpride.org/
Saturday, August 19th – Sufi Circle and Zikr –
3 PM to 5 PM – Sufi Practices and Teachings
5 PM to 7 PM – Dinner at Mad Greens
7 PM to 9 PM – Zikr
9 PM … snacks and desserts and Sufi conversation…
Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St, Denver) or Zoom Here!
$20 to $50 suggested
Bring snacks/desserts to share after zikr if you wish.
Monday, August 21st – Sufi Meditation! – 9:30 AM (3:30 PM UTC) – RSVP to come over…or Zoom Here!
Thursday, August 24th – Sufi Githas Class – 7 PM (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Friday, August 25th – Sufi Contact Meditation – 12 PM – Zoom Here!
Saturday, August 26th – Chant and Pray at Unity Church Fort Collins (1401 W Vine Dr) – $15 to $30 suggested – come sing with us, or Zoom Here!
Sunday, August 27th – I’m the guest speaker at Unity Church in Fort Collins – I guess I need to choose a theme…hmmm…well…something will come! – 10 AM service – a sweet community! – 1401 W Vine Dr.
Monday, August 28th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM (3:30 PM UTC) – RSVP to come over or Zoom Here!
DAY LONG WORKSHOP – ARAMAIC MYSTICISM –
Saturday, September 30th – Exploring the Beatitudes and The Lord’s Prayer as contemplative practice. Song, dance, and meditation will help awaken these powerful teachings and prayers – 10 AM to 9 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver (1939 S Monroe St) – still not decided about plans for lunch and dinner…and cost for the day…but I’ll keep you posted. – Our beloved friend, Khabir Wali’ Christian Mayer-Glauninger, will be sharing part of the program with me.
Sirat-i Inayat Interfaith Sufi Path Retreat – October 5th to 8th – Buckhorn Camp, Bellvue CO – Sirat-i Inayat leaders from across the country and across the ocean will be here to share an inspiring retreat with you! $330 covers all food and lodging – Registration is OPEN!! – https://trigoddess.org/special-events/
EVERY SINGLE DAY – 15 minute prayer zoom – 12 PM Mountain Daylight (6 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! – these will continue with Rahima’s facilitation while I’m traveling…keep zooming in!
Youtube channel for Chant and Pray recordings: Sára’s YouTube
In gratitude for this shared community and life experience with all of you! Giving thanks for the blessings and inspiration that flow through powerhouse Goddesses like Sinéad O’Connor and through our own beings!
Here is my favorite (of many, many phenomenal songs) Sinéad song of all time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w09mDTbQoIU
SIRAT-I INAYAT EVENTS
Sunday, July 30th – Jesus Meditation with Rahima – 8 AM (2 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Tuesday, August 1st – Goddess Hour with Sára (filling in for Themis Waduda) – 7:30 PM Mountain (6:30 PM Pacific, 1:30 AM Wednesday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, August 2nd – Gathas Class with Abdullah – 3 PM Mountain (2 PM Pacific, 9 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, August 2nd – Universal Worship Service with Rahima – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Thursday UTC) – in her home (Colorado) and Zoom Here!
Sunday, August 6th – 8 AM Mountain (2 PM UTC) – Jesus Meditation with Rahima – Zoom Here!
Tuesday, August 8th – 7 PM – Crone’s Cauldron with Savitri Colyn –
7 PM Mountain (1 AM Wednesday UTC) – email Savitri for the zoom info: email@example.com
Wednesday, August 9th – Gathas Class with Abdullah – 3 PM Mountain (2 PM Pacific, 9 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, August 9th – Ziraat Rose Garden with Halim – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Thursday, August 10th – Dances of Universal Peace with Aliela – 10 AM Mountain (7 PM Moscow) – email Aliela for the zoom info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 13th – Jesus Meditation with Rahima – 8 AM Mountain (2 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Tuesday, August 15th – Goddess Hour with Themis Waduda – 7:30 PM Mountain (6:30 PM Pacific, 1:30 AM Wednesday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, August 16th – Healing Service with Abdullah – 3 PM Mountain (2 PM Pacific) – Zoom Here!
Thursday, August 17th – Zikr with Aliela – 10 AM Mountain (7 PM Moscow) – email Aliela for the zoom info: email@example.com
Saturday, August 20th – Jesus Meditation with Rahima – 8 AM Mountain (2 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, August 23rd – Gathas Class with Abdullah – 3 PM Mountain (2 PM Pacific) – Zoom Here!
Sunday, August 27th – Jesus Meditation with Rahima – 8 AM Mountain (2 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Daily Prayer Zoom with Khabir Wali’ – 4 AM Mountain (12 PM Germany) – English and German languages – email Khabir for zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Prayer Zoom with Aliela will resume August 8th – 12 AM Mountain (9 AM in Moscow) – email Aliela for the zoom info: email@example.com
Subscribe to the Sirat-i Inayat calendar and see more details for all these offerings here: https://siratiinayat.org/calendar-and-connections/