News of the Ruhaniat, October 2014
The Murshid Samuel Lewis Dargah Project
Summer of 2014 saw the vision of a beautiful and functional Dargah on Murshid S.A.M’s grave, at Lama Foundation in New Mexico, moving toward manifestation. The project was inaugurated and blessed at a ceremony in August with Pir Shabda officiating. See the video of the event here. 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 will have a shrine to last 500 years!
♥ 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 (video). Also hear Pir Shabda's daily Dharma talks from the 40th annual Mendocino Sufi Camp here.
Amina Kathryn Erickson (1941–2014) and the women of the Sufi Choir recorded Pure Diamond, with words by Richard Tillinghast and music by Allaudin Mathieu, in 1973. Written especially for Amina but never released commercially, the track has been remixed and remastered with modern technology, and is now accessible to all who have ears to hear her inspired, prescient music. Please download as a gift from Amina and those who sang with her during her loving and beneficent life. Click to visit the download page.
♥ Hear an 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 Sheikha 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.
♥ From Colombia, from the Ecoaldea (Eco-village) Atlantida, comes this nicely done two-minute introductory video on the Dances of Universal Peace in South America, Bajo la Luz del Uno (In the Light of the One). Titles are in Spanish but the message is universal.
Learn more about Sufi outreach 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. Visit darvesha.net/DancingPeaceandCoexistence.htm Also visit our SRI World-wide page for Latin America.
♥ '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.
♥ Photos, recorded music and talks from India, the 2014 Urs Celebration of Hazrat Inayat Khan
♥ 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.
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