Falling into polarizations is so easy.
Developing spaciousness in the heart, a compassionate regard for “others,” and cultivating the greatest possible field of understanding; that sounds like a good idea.
When I first started attending Dances of Universal Peace, I was 17 years old, and it was easy, easy, easy to love and feel an open-hearted response to everyone. The more I heard of people’s opinions, stories, personalities, and lives, the harder it became to feel spaciousness and warm toward them. That is natural…and it is also a choice.
It is not a coincidence that the spiritual and religious teachings continue to guide us to overcome our tendencies to judge and condemn. We are invited again and again to leave the judgments in the hands of the Divine Being, Who clearly has more wisdom and a bigger heart than we do.
So…let’s try to give the critical mind some direction that is wholesome and wise. And let’s keep the heart busy with love, devotion, and faith.
Saturday, October 21st – Sufi Circle and Zikr in Denver – 3 PM to 9 PM (9 PM to 3 AM UTC) – with a break for dinner… – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – $20 to $50 suggested donation – bring snacks/desserts to share after zikr for our Sufi conversation time if you like…I recommend having a nap early in the day so you can stay up late – Zoom Here!
Monday, October 23rd – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – RSVP if you want to join me in my home…or Zoom Here!
Thursday, October 26th – Githas Class – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Friday, October 27th – Sufi Contact Meditation – our usual Noon Zoom time…but with our extended practice, aligned with Sufi friends around the world…typically about 45 minutes of practices – Zoom Here!
Saturday, October 28th – Interfaith Chant and Pray – Unity Church in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine Dr) – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Sunday UTC) – All are welcome in person – or Zoom Here! – suggested donation $15 to $30
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th – CLOCKS CHANGE in SOME PARTS of the WORLD…but NOT in COLORADO. Pay close attention to calendar coordinations this coming week!
Monday, October 30th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – RSVP to come over…or Zoom Here!
Tuesday, October 31st – Blessed Samhain! – Honor your beloved ancestors in every beautiful way!!
CHERAG TRAINING APPLICATION DEADLINE is OCTOBER 31st – The next cohort begins January 2024 – More info here: https://trigoddess.org/2023/09/07/a-new-invitation/ – if you’d like to talk with me about the program, I’m happy to answer your questions and support your discernment process.
NOTE: Given the state of the world communities and the intense divisions tied to religion, this Cherag training and the work of Interfaith ministers feels particularly powerfully important. I look forward to hearing from.
Thursday, November 2nd – Githas Class – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Saturday, November 4th – Dances of Universal Peace in Denver – 7 PM to 9 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – We’ll meet for dinner before, if you’d like to join us at Mad Greens – Zoom Here!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th – TIME CHANGE – MESS UP THE CLOCKS!! MESS UP YOUR SLEEP SCHEDULE!! – a good excuse for missing appointments for two days. In Colorado, our clocks go back one hour. Woohoo!
Monday, November 6th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain Standard Time (4:30 PM UTC) – I don’t know if I’ll be home…so RSVP for SURE if you think you want to be at my house… or just Zoom Here!
VOTE!! VOTE!! – Tuesday, November 7th – VOTE!! VOTE!!
Thursday, November 9th – Githas Class – 7 PM Mountain Standard (2 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Saturday, November 11th – Chant and Pray at my house – 7 PM Mountain Standard (2 AM Sunday UTC) – RSVP if you want to sing with me in person…or Zoom Here!
Monday, November 13th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (4:30 PM UTC) – RSVP or Zoom Here!
Thursday, November 16th – Githas Class – 7 PM Mountain (2 AM Friday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Saturday, November 18th – Sufi Circle and Zikr in Denver – 3 PM to 9 PM…
Monday, November 20th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM Mountain (4:30 PM UTC) – Zoom Here! – or RSVP if you want to come to my house.
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Cherag Ordination Retreat – December 1st to 4th – at Sunshine Mountain Lodge – REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN FOR ANYONE who wants to join the caravan! We have a handful of spots left. Jump in if you wish!
Registration link here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/
We have scheduled a new Interfaith Chant, Dance, Prayer, and Practice retreat for 2024 – May 30th to June 3rd – I’ll be leading it – At Sunshine Mountain Lodge near Estes Park – More details and registration soon…but go ahead and mark your calendars it’s a sure thing!
ALSO…BIG NEWS – Our Sirat-i Inayat Retreat for 2024 will be in GERMANY…and we’re adding a visit to FRANCE to spend a couple days at Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan’s home!! The general time-frame is Germany, the first weekend of October…France October 9 to 11. Mark your calendars and start saving your pennies!!
Noon Prayer Zoom, every day! – 15 minutes of prayer and song – 12 PM Mountain Daylight (6 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
Youtube channel for Chant and Pray recordings: Sára’s YouTube
Big Hearted Blessings,
SIRAT-I INAYAT EVENTS
Sunday, October 22nd – Contemplative Kinship with Zahira – 10 AM Mountain, in person only, Fort Collins, CO – more info: email@example.com
Tuesday, October 24th – Goddess Hour with Themis Waduda – 6:30 PM Pacific (7:30 PM Mountain) – Zoom Here!
Thursday, October 26th – Universal Worship Service with Aliela – 10 AM Mountain (7 PM Moscow, Russia) – email Aliela for the zoom info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 1st – Gathas Class with Abdullah Arshad – 2 PM Pacific (3 PM Mountain) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, November 1st – Universal Worship Service with Rahima – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Thursday UTC) – at her home in Fort Collins and on Zoom Here!
Tuesday, November 7th – Goddess Hour with Themis Waduda – 6:30 PM Pacific (7:30 PM Mountain) – Zoom Here!
Wednesday, November 8th – Ziraat Rose Garden with Halim – 7 PM Mountain (2 AM Thursday UTC) – Zoom Here!
Sunday, November 12th – Contemplative Kinship with Zahira – 10 AM Mountain, in person only, Fort Collins, CO – more info: email@example.com
Wednesday, November 15th – Healing Service with Abdullah Arshad – 2 PM Pacific (3 PM Mountain) – Zoom Here!
Sunday, November 19th – Kinship Coffee with Anjali – 8 AM Mountain (3 PM UTC) – Zoom Here!
NOTE: Time changes will make schedules tricky at the end of October and first week of November…check local time zones for accurate info.
Daily Prayer Zoom with Khabir Wali’ – 12 PM Germany – English and German languages – email Khabir for zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Prayer Zoom with Aliela – 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/