Sufi Circle

The Monday Morning Meditation Meeting is focused around Sufi explorations, study and practice.

It is open to anyone who would like to participate, no experience necessary.

We begin at 9:30 AM with a brief reflection about the previous week’s meditation and how it may (or may not) have kept us company over a 7 day stretch.

Then we have a few minutes of silent meditation followed by a recitation of Al-Fatiha, the opening prayer, in Arabic (I bring printed copies so everyone can try it on, as you wish).

Then we have a few more minutes of silent meditation.

We read one chapter from the Sufi Book of Life, written (or compiled, may be more accurate) by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz. Each chapter focuses on one of the 99 Beautiful Names of God from a Sufi perspective including stories, poems, sayings of a wide variety of Sufi teachers, saints, prophets…

After reading the chapter, we recite the week’s name of God 99 times.

Each chapter includes a suggested meditation to invite a deeper experience of the name… we often adapt (or completely re-write) the meditation for our purposes, but we like having Saadi’s suggestions.

After we work with a meditation practice, we recite the name 99 more times and then rest in silence for several minutes.

We close the morning practice reciting the prayer Katum, as given by Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Our gathering ends around 10:30 AM.

Feel free to drop in and give it a try.