News of the Ruhaniat, September 2014
The Dargah Project: Opening and Blessing Ceremony
Pir Shabda Kahn writes:
On August 17, 2014 – to bring blessing and harmony to the process of building a beautiful and functional Dargah on Murshid Sam’s grave – we celebrated Murshid Samuel Lewis Dargah Opening Blessing Ceremony at Lama Foundation.
We began with the invocation in four languages in the Lama dome, walked up the hill “on the breath” in silence, shared story around Murshid Sam’s gravesite, and danced the Kalama. We then went down the hill and shared ice cream. As Murshid Sam would joke “ALLAH in Heaven, Baskin and Robbins on earth!”
Here is the link to see the video of the event. Also here is the new multimedia project report
Read more about this inspiring project and how YOU CAN HELP!
This is a project for the ages, everyone's aupport is needed so that the vison can manifest.
If we all do what we can, the energy will keep building toward completion
and Murshid S.A.M will have a shrine to last 500 years!
Hear this important dharma talk "Sacrament: Food as Spiritual Gift
from "The Garden Path:
Creating a Culture of Awakening", by Sheikha Darvesha Click arrow to listen now
Sacrament: Food as Gift (not product) is a dharma talk given by Sheika Darvesha at the Lama Foundation Sufi Sesshin retreat this summer. It is part of a series, 'The Garden Path – Creating a Culture of Awakening'. Rooted in our Ziraat Ray and asking the question “How shall we live?” these classes call us to bring the Awakened Heart into our ordinary activities and to make our daily lives our daily practice.
Video online this month: "Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story" available through Sept. 30th. Click to go to this docu-drama and view it. A venture of Unity Productions Foundation, honoring the heroism of the daughter of the great teacher who brought the Sufi Message to the West.
♥ 'God is Breath' online series with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer: join an e-sangha, participate from anywhere. Here is a precious opportunity to participate online in the 11 month God is Breath class series and join a 'virtual sangha', working with a small group to discuss and digest the rich material Wali Ali offers. Learn and experience basic to advanced Sufi practices! The archived video recordings and associated materials from the 2013 series will be used along with mentored online live meetings. Details and descriptions are here.
♥ New recorded talks online: Pir Shabda Kahn speaks at Lama Foundation on the topic The Sufi Path and marrying the Non-Dual and Dual Path to God. Also hear Pir Shabda's daily Dharma talks from the 40th annual Mendocino Sufi Camp, July 2014
♥ SRI Leadership Circle meeting is coming up: Our 2014 Jamiat Khas gathering is scheduled for November 5 - 9 in Missouri. For information or to register, please log in and visit the Jamiat Khas Home Page.
♥ Now on: Inventory Reduction Sale at Ruhaniat Publications.. Order now for an amazing deal on a book or CD from Murshid Samuel Lewis, Pir Moineddin or Murshid Wali Ali.
Photos, recorded music and talks from India, the 2014 Urs Celebration of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Outreach in Colombia: Sheika Darvesha writes, "... learn about an outreach project in Colombia that is uplifting, inspiring, and demonstrates how the Dances and Walks can be extended into global communities to affect social change, environmental justice and spiritual living."
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