Garden of the Heart Sufi Circle � Winter 2009 by Samuelpowers


									 Garden of the Heart
Sufi Circle – Winter 2009
                                        On-going Events

Dances of Universal Peace
1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, 7:00–9:00 PM
at HUUF (the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship), on Jacoby Creek Road 0.7 miles
east of Old Arcata Road – look on the right side of the road for a large dirt parking lot and
several large buildings.
A $5 donation is requested to cover the dance room rental.

Sufi Choir
1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 PM
at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on the corner of Chester and Harrison,
two blocks from Aslan's house, just up the street from Safeway.
Call 443-8183 for more information. All singers welcome.
For information on the Easter performance, please see below.

Healing Circle
Every Wednesday, 8:00–9:00 PM at Aslan Scott Sattler’s home at 2466 Russell St., Eureka.
Please contact Aslan before coming, 443-8183.
If Aslan is out of town, then please contact Munira before coming, 445-0668.

7:30 PM
           for February and March, 2009: regular schedule of 1st Mondays for Zikr.
           for April 2009: No class on Monday the 6th. We will combine Zikr and
           teaching class on April 13th.
at Latif and Pegeen’s house, 1124 A Street, Arcata.
For information, please call: Latif at 822-6955, or Pegeen at 822-5466.

Sufi Teachings – please see the notes above under Zikr
2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM
at Latif and Pegeen’s house, 1124 A Street, Arcata.
Sufi Teachings consist of readings and practices from the tradition of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the
man who brought Sufism to the West in the early 1900’s.
For information, please call: Latif at 822-6955, or Pegeen at 822-5466.

Poetry Circle
3rd Mondays, 7:00–9:00 PM
For January and February, in the home of Nancy Marie. Contact Nancy: 822-8621.
In March, resuming in the home of Jonathan Weber and Mary Flowers,
677 Redmond Rd, Eureka.
We share readings of our favorite mystic poets, and read and write our own poetry.
To contact Jonathan or Mary, please call 444-9517.

                                Dance Leaders and Musicians

Please feel free to call us if you have questions or suggestions.

Adrianne – 442-5002                Khabira (Noël) –                 Munira – 445-0668
Alice – 826-0822                            445-8557                Noori – 442-0797
Ananda – 826-7575                  Latif – 822-6955                 Noor-un-nisa –
Andy – 839-2263                    Lost & Found:                             445-3305
Aslan (Scott) –                     Halima Laurel –                 Pegeen – 822-5466
          443-8183                          822-6615                Rahima – 826-0700
JalaHayat – 825-9121               Mary – 444-9517                  Tina – 498-5952
Kerima – 826-9326                  Michael – 826-9326
                                 Special Events and Notices

Nature Ritual and Potluck for Imbolc
February 1st, 4:00-6:00 PM at HUUF. Please come on time.
The Ritual will include Ziraat Lodge, elemental walks and practices, and celebration for Imbolc
(the start of Spring in the Celtic calendar), Medicine Buddha, St Brigid, and National Freedom
Day. Focused by Ziraat Farmers Noor-un-nisa Joan Walsh and Michael Furniss.
Following the ritual will be a Potluck (6 PM), and then the regular Dances of Universal Peace
(7 PM). Bring a dish. Potluck open to all. For details call Michael at 826-9326.

HSU Experiential Workshop in Universal Sufism
February 20-22, 2009                     Gist Hall Room 02
The Garden of the Heart Sufi Community has been invited once again to coordinate this
workshop at Humboldt State University. It is offered for credit through the Religious Studies
Department. All members of our Sufi community are invited to attend any part or all of the
workshop at no charge. There will be 30-40 HSU students enrolled as well. Friday evening and
Sunday morning are especially enhanced by the presence of experienced dancers and
musicians. If you can only attend a portion of the workshop, please come then. The schedule:
Friday February 20             7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 21          9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 22            9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Murshid Wali Ali Meyer – Making Friends with Divine Power Retreat
March 26-28, 2009
          • Thursday evening 7:00–9:00 PM
          • Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
          • Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, where we Dance.
Bring a lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Contact: Ananda, 707-826-7575 or Jonathan and Mary, 707-444-9517

Humboldt Sufi Choir Easter Performance at HUUF
April 12th, 9:00 and 11:00 AM
The Humboldt Sufi Choir will be performing at both of the HUUF Easter services. It will be a
participatory event and all are invited.

Child Care at the Dances: At the moment, there is no separate room/space for the children.
We ask that parents work out a system of supervision for them. If you would like us to rent an
extra room for the children, please contact Ananda.
Children are always welcome in the dances under the guidance of the people who brought them.

Ziraat (Spiritual Agriculture), for more information please call Michael Furniss at 826-
9326, anytime of the year, or Noor-un-nisa at 445-3305 (during the months of about
November to April).

For information on camps and other activities outside of our local area, please
check the table in the HUUF foyer.

Fee Assistance: As a part of our service to local Sufi community members, we offer fee
assistance to help cover some of the cost of attending local or more-distant Sufi camps and
events. If you feel that you could use and might qualify for assistance, then please let one of the
dance leaders know. If you would like to contribute to this fund to help make this possible,
please give your donation to one of the dance leaders and request that it be earmarked for the
scholarship fund.

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