Did Jesus Drink Coffee?

Dear Friends,

This evening (Tuesday, December 25th), we’ll be attuning to the Mystical Christ through the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine Dr. – $10 to $20 suggested – our time will include embodied prayer, music and contemplative practice with the teachings of Jesus. All are welcome!

Monday, January 31st – Sufi Meditation at my house, 2727 Alan St, FC – 9:30 AM

Monday, January 31st – New Year’s Eve Chant – 7 PM to 1 AM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – bring a snack or drink to share – $15 to $30 suggested – What better way to sweep out the old and usher in the new! Singing our prayers of gratitude and intention!

Friday, January 4th – Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested – co-led by me and Khadijah… so nice!

Saturday, January 5th – New Moon Women’s Circle in Fort Collins – 7 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine – $10 to $20 suggested

Mondays, January 7th AND 14th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 17th – Chant in Fort Collins – 7 PM – Unity Church – $10 suggested

Friday, January 18th – Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested

Saturday, January 19th – HeartFire Festival in Boulder – Netanel Miles-Yepez and I will be there at the beginning to lead some Sufi teachings and Zikr… festivities will continue on into the night with a wild array of performers and tribal magic! – More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/315801642590787/

Saturday, January 19th – ZIKR – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested – bring a dessert/snack to share!

Mondays, January 21st AND 28th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 31st – Fort Collins Dances of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested

UPCOMING RETREATS:

March 15, 16, 17 – Pir Shabda will be in Boulder… more details TBA

April 12, 13, 14 – Murshid Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz is facilitating a weekend non-residential retreat in Boulder. Saadi is the author of “The Sufi Book of Life” and “Prayers of the Cosmos” among many other phenomenal, inspiring and brilliant books. I’m excited to have him with our local Sufi and Dance community!
Here’s a facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318249895442364/
and a link to register: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

May 2nd to 5th – Women’s Sacred Song – an all women’s inter-faith chant retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold and me! – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932929636798776/
or register here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

June 20th to 23rd – MeadowFest – at Jack’s Gulch Campground – more info here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

October 10th to 13th – The Art of Being and Becoming – Sufi Retreat with Sára Rain – at Buckhorn Camp (Bellvue, Colorado) – more details soon!

Blessings to each of you in this season of peace, love, and transition…
Sára

eating an entire cake in one sitting

Dear Community,
Please throw your scales away and dedicate yourself to wearing stretchy waistbands for the remainder of the year!
It’s that time. Make it good!
Check the bottom of this mailer for Zikr updates and retreats!

Thursday, December 13th – Chant – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity (1401 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 15th – Only the Beloved: Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM to 10 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe, Denver – Led by Pouria Montazeri and me – A lovely evening of Zikr, poetry and sohbet (sacred conversation) – A devotional experience of Rumi’s life, love and reunion with the Beloved. – $15 to $25 as you are able – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/ – please bring a drink or snack to share!

Thursday, December 20th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – In the theme of Yule, the longest night and the return of the light! – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Friday, December 21st – Yule celebration and Boulder Dances of Universal Peace – 7 PM to 8:15 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – Khadijah and I are teaming up with our friends at the church for a sweet celebration including music, ritual, storytelling and dances in honor of the Winter Solstice! – It’s a short evening so arrive on time to soak up ALL the goodness!

Tuesday, Christmas Night, December 25th – We will have a Celebration of the Mystical Christ at Fort Collins Unity, 1401 W Vine Dr – 7 PM – Attuning to the heart of Jesus’s teachings through the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – $10 to $20 suggested donation – And please let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll have some supply prepping and program planning based on number of participants.

Monday, December 31st – SUPER CHANT!! – 7 PM to 1 AM – Rumi Room of Unity Church, 1401 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins – usher out 2018 and welcome in 2019 with inter-faith chanting and prayerful awareness… bring a snack/dessert/drink to share – $15 to $30 suggested donation as you are able

Friday, January 4th – Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Khadijah and I will be back to our usual dance rhythm! – 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, January 5th – Women’s Circle in Fort Collins – 7 PM – All women are welcome to join this sweet circle! – 1401 W Vine (Rumi Room at Unity) – $10 to $20 suggested as you are able

UPCOMING SUFI MEDITATIONS – Monday mornings – 9:30 AM – in my living room: December 17th, December 24th, December 31st, and on into January!

ZIKR UPDATE:
I’ve scheduled Zikrs for the first few months of 2019, but the dates are a little different than usual… Please mark your calendar and plan to join us! We’ll generally continue on the 3rd Saturdays if y’all continue to indicate with your physical presence that you want it!
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 9th (yes, this is the 2nd Saturday of the month. It couldn’t be helped)

UPCOMING RETREATS:

March 15, 16, 17 – Pir Shabda will be leading some events in Boulder… more details TBA

April 12, 13, 14 – Murshid Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz will be leading a weekend non-residential retreat in Boulder. Here’s a facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318249895442364/ and a link to register: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

May 2nd to 5th – Women’s Sacred Song – an all women’s inter-faith chant retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold and me! – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932929636798776/
or register here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

June 20th to 23rd – MeadowFest – at Jack’s Gulch Campground – more info here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

October 10th to 13th – The Art of Being and Becoming – Sufi Retreat with Sára Rain – at Buckhorn Camp (Bellvue, Colorado) – more details soon!

I just found these ladies and so enjoy them! Bet you will too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuxWGKIWIAk

Blessings of abiding peace to each of you!
Sára

Women… then Rumi… then Jesus

Dear Friends,
Just three wee little reminders:

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2nd is our Women’s Circle at Fort Collins Unity Church – 7 PM – All women are welcome! – $10 to $20 suggested donation

Saturday, December 15th – “Only the Beloved” Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver – Pouria and I will be co-leading this sweet evening including Zikr, poetry and sohbet – All are welcome! – $15 to $25 suggested – and bring a finger-food snack/dessert to share!

Tuesday, Christmas Night, December 25th – We will have a Celebration of the Mystical Christ at Fort Collins Unity – 7 PM – Attuning to the heart of Jesus’s teachings through the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – $10 to $20 suggested donation – And please let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll have some supply prepping and program planning based on number of participants.

All blessings in this season of deep dark and new light!
Sára

Women… then Rumi… then Jesus

Dear Friends,
Just three wee little reminders:

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2nd is our Women’s Circle at Fort Collins Unity Church – 7 PM – All women are welcome! – $10 to $20 suggested donation

Saturday, December 15th – “Only the Beloved” Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver – Pouria and I will be co-leading this sweet evening including Zikr, poetry and sohbet – All are welcome! – $15 to $25 suggested – and bring a finger-food snack/dessert to share!

Tuesday, Christmas Night, December 25th – We will have a Celebration of the Mystical Christ at Fort Collins Unity – 7 PM – Attuning to the heart of Jesus’s teachings through the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – $10 to $20 suggested donation – And please let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll have some supply prepping and program planning based on number of participants.

All blessings in this season of deep dark and new light!
Sára

final lap of 2018

Hi  Friends,
Gratitude is the key to all kinds of happiness. Try it! Every. Single. Day.
2018 is limping toward the finish line. Let’s send it out in style!

Sunday, November 25th – CHANT – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity Church, 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, December 2nd – Women’s Circle – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity, Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested

Friday, December 7th – Dances of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – 5001 Pennsylvania Ave. – Led by me and Khadijah – $10 suggested

Thursday, December 13th – Chant – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 15th – Only the Beloved: Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe, Denver – Facilitated by me and Pouria Montazeri… a sweet evening of Zikr, poetry, and devotional attunement to the most well-known and well-loved mystic! – $15 to $25 as you are able – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/

Thursday, December 20th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity – $10 suggested

Friday, December 21st – Yule celebration and Boulder Dances of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – we’ll be teaming up with our friends at the church for a sweet celebration including music, ritual, storytelling and dances in honor of the Winter Solstice!

Tuesday, December 25th – Are y’all interested in attuning to the mystical side of Christianity by dancing the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer cycle with me this evening? Where? Denver? Fort Collins? Let me know…

Monday, December 31st – SUPER CHANT!! – 7 PM to 1 AM – Rumi Room of Unity Church, Fort Collins – usher out 2018 and welcome in 2019 with inter-faith chanting and prayerful awareness… bring a snack/dessert/drink to share – $15 to $30 suggested donation as you are able

UPCOMING SUFI MEDITATIONS – Monday mornings – 9:30 AM – in my living room: November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th, December 24th, December 31st…

UPCOMING RETREATS:
Women’s Sacred Song – May 2nd to May 5th, 2019 – an all women’s inter-faith chant retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold and me! – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932929636798776/
or register here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

MeadowFest – June 20th to 23rd, 2019 – at Jack’s Gulch Campground – more info here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

The Art of Being and Becoming – Sufi Retreat with Sára Rain – October 10th to 13th, 2019 – more info soon!

My favorite Winnie the Pooh lines from “Christopher Robin” include:
“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been”
and, about today being Pooh’s favorite day:
“Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too much day for me.”
Ah… ironically… takes me back!

Enjoy this moment,
Sára

queen

Dear Community,
Apparently the world still needs us; our human family needs us. Showing up with our open hearts and radiant spirits. Cultivating our inner atmosphere of compassion and wholeness so we can be healing, tolerant, kind and gracious beings in the world. May these gatherings be of benefit!

Tuesday, November 13th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE – 7 PM – This will be our second circle – even if you missed the first gathering, you are warmly invited to be part of this circle – Unity Church in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine Dr) – $10 to $20 suggested – all women are welcome!

Friday, November 16th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder, Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – led by me and Khadijah – 7 PM – $10 suggested

Saturday, November 17th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St (Rocky Mountain Miracle Center) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday November 19th – Sufi Meditation at my house! – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St – back in rhythm!

Thursday, November 22nd, and every day before and every day after – Practice Gratitude – every single day…

Sunday, November 25th – CHANT – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Monday, November 26th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house, Fort Collins

Sunday, December 2nd – Women’s Circle – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – December 15th – “Only the Beloved” a celebration of Rumi’s Urs facilitated by me and Pouria Montazeri – 7 PM to 10 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle center – a devotional evening of Zikr, poetry and attunement to Jelaluddin Rumi! – More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/

May all beings be well!
Love,
Sára

ancestors

Dear Friends,
Samhain blessings to each of you!
Gratitude to the interconnected, vast expanse of ancestors who have made our existence possible!

Thursday November 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day… 7 PM – Unity Church of Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Friday, November 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – led by me and Khadijah – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – 7 PM – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 5th – Let me know if you’d like to join us for it online…

VOTE!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! – Tuesday, November 6th… or before! VOTE!!!

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 12th – potential online option if you wish… let me know.

Tuesday, November 13th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE – 7 PM – This will be our second circle – even if you missed the first gathering, you are warmly invited to be part of this circle – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested – all women are welcome!

Friday, November 16th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – $10 suggested

Saturday, November 17th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St (Rocky Mountain Miracle Center) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday November 19th – Sufi Meditation at my house! – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St – back in rhythm!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – December 15th will be a celebration of Rumi’s Urs facilitated by me and Pouria Montazeri – 7 PM to 10 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle center – Please join us for beautiful, devotional evening of Zikr, poetry and attunement to Jelaluddin Rumi! – More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/

Set out some food for your beloved Dead tonight… and pay attention to your dreams. The veils are thin.
Love and blessings,
Sára

m&m’s

Dear Community,
When I was a wee lass, I had an elderly friend who sang a little welcome song every time someone came into his home. Being a Vietnam vet, the song had something to do with inebriation, and ended with “there’s a song in my heart, yo-ho!”
Do you have a song like that? Welcome to everyone who shows up at your door? A kind offer and a smiling heart?

Let’s Zikr!
This evening, Saturday, October 20th – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested and dessert potluck
And, feel free to join us for dinner at Mad Greens at 5:30 if you wish.

Monday, October 22nd – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins (beware of feisty kittens!)

Saturday, October 27th to Tuesday, October 30th – “Illuminating Life’s Path” Sufi retreat with me and Moinuddin – there is still definitely one spot open… is it yours? – YMCA of the Rockies, Pattie Hyde-Barclay Cabin – $320 – contact Rahima Jodie for more info: retreat@trigoddess.org – or go sign up: www.trigoddess.org/special-events/

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE OCTOBER 29th – we’ll do it at retreat!

Thursday November 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day… 7 PM – Unity Church of Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Friday, November 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – led by me and Khadijah – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – 7 PM – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 5th – maybe we could do it online while we’re on the road… let me know if you’d like me to try to do that. It’s maybe possible…

VOTE!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! – Tuesday, November 6th… or before! VOTE!!!

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 12th – probably, most likely available online. Again, let me know if you want it.

Tuesday, November 13th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE… the first one was so excellent! Here’s round two… 7 PM – at Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested – all women are welcome!

Friday, November 16th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – $10 suggested

Here’s a secular Zikr song for you… I love her! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5jYz2DIaXA

May all beings be well, May all beings be happy…
Sára

carnelian (OMG fall colors in the mountains!)

Dear Community,
We have a fire in the woodstove! Hurray for drizzly dreary weather and the opportunity to get cozy!
And… also to venture out for some nourishing community connections, meditation, music, and upliftment. C’mon!

Monday, Oct. 8th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house (2727 Alan St, FC)

Monday, Oct. 8th – Women’s Circle – 7 PM – Rumi Room of the Unity Church (1401 W Vine Dr, FC) – $10 to $20 suggested – contact me for more info: 970-227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org

Tuesday, Oct. 9th – Dance of Universal Peace in Pueblo – 4 to 6 PM – Yoga Studio (120 Colorado Ave.) – THANK YOU, LEIA for hosting another dance down south!

Thursday, Oct. 11th – Chant – 7 PM – Unity Church, Fort Collins -$10 suggested donation

Monday, Oct. 15th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Friday, Oct. 19th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – led by me and Khadijah – Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – $10 suggested

Saturday, Oct. 20th – Zikr – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St. Denver) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday, Oct. 22nd – Sufi meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Illuminating Life’s Path retreat starts in approximately 7 minutes… and we only have room for 3 more friends to join! Is it you? – Saturday, Oct. 27 to Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park – led by Pir Moinuddin Chris Clarke and me – $320 covers lodging and meals – absolute deadline for registration is Oct. 15th – you can sign up here: www.trigoddess.org/special-events/ or contact Rahima for more info: retreat@trigoddess.org

I recently found this amazing musician. Blows me away. Maybe you’ll like her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6SprGmHTy4

Blessings of whole-hearted vivacity!
Sára

embroidered pillows

Dear Community,
Do you know about Tortilleria Las 4 Americas in Fort Collins?
You MUST!
The flour tortillas are super scrumptious, soft and perfect! Go get some! Plus… Mexican doughnuts!
Then come dance:

FORT COLLINS DANCE of UNIVERSAL PEACE – 7 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested – in honor of the Autumnal Equinox
Thursday, September 20th

SUFI MEDITATION MORNINGS – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins
Mondays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

BOULDER DANCE of UNIVERSAL PEACE – 7 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – led by me and Khadijah – $10 suggested
Friday, September 21st
Friday, October 5th
Friday October 19th

CHANT in FORT COLLINS – 7 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested
Thursday, September 27th
Thursday, October 11th

DANCE of UNIVERSAL PEACE in PUEBLO! – Whoa! – Leia has invited me down south for another lovely time dancing Toward the One! – 4 to 6 PM – Yoga Studio 120 Colorado Ave. in Pueblo – come on down, and send your friends!
TUESDAY, October 9th

ZIKR in DENVER – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St – $10 suggested and dessert potluck
Saturday, October 20th

And now friends, time is getting very short! Early registration deadline for October Sufi Retreat is October 5th – Sign up before then and pay only $290! – If you wait longer than that, price goes up to $320 – “Illuminating Life’s Path” – Led by Pir Moinuddin Christopher Clarke and me! – At the YMCA of the Rockies Pattie Hyde Barclay Cabin – Catered meals, gorgeous location – October 27 to 30 – more info and on-line payment option here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

This made me laugh… do you need a laugh?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5d8pVg3Qtg

Thunderous Blessings!
Sára