Amidst the current crisis, it is not appropriate for us to act as though we are in a corona-virus free world.
We have decided not to have our annual DHO meeting in June. We are planning to postpone this meeting for a year, until June 27-Jul 2, 2021 at Alton Collins, near Portland, OR.
This decision was not an easy one and was made to protect those of us who are elderly, or have a compromised immune system, as well as those of us who would have to travel long distances to attend. It would be a great sadness to have our gathering become an unintentional vector for further infection.
We have also cancelled our annual Schnede gathering in Germany and are restricting physical participation in our Sunday Healing Service.
To keep our connections going and to continue being of service in this time of great need, various online Healing Services have been taking place. If you are open to others joining, it would be wonderful to develop a list of these so that all of us from all around the world can attend. Please send your information to Murad.
Remember to follow our Elders’ advice: Stay centered in your heart, watch your breath, maintain proper sanitary precautions, and use this opportunity to practice practice practice what we have been studying, teaching and reading about for years.
Yours in Service to the Real
and, until we meet again Bodisattvas,
March 19, 2020Virginia
Due to the very real need to minimize social proximity, the March 28-29 “Sing Your Heart Out” gathering in Nevada City, and the April 3-5 “Melding Spirituality and Healing” DHO workshop in Boulder, have been postponed.
Let us, in this time of necessary social distancing, join the spirit of the Italians who are singing out love, harmony and beauty from their balconies! And let us pray for all those, known and unknown, who are in need of healing.
Clearly it is time now for us to increase our use of the healing tools and practices we have been given: Irfan, the Heart with Wings, the Healing Breaths, the healing prayer Nayaz, the evoking of the Pillars, the healing ritual (remember that it only takes two people), and so many more. If you are drawn to explore this aspect of the Message, hook up with the DHO in your area. We are currently expanding our capacity to share Hazrat Inayat Khan’s healing attunement and practices online.
May Peace and the Blessing of the Divine be with you through these trying times.
It is with a heavy heart that I am moved to cancel our planned gathering at Haus Schnede this coming May 18 – 23rd, 2020.
We are following the advice of our elders – “Trust in G-D, but tie your camel.”
We are all hopeful that we shall meet again next May 10-15, 2021.
As it is said in the story of the king and the amulet – “This too shall Pass.”
Until then, please be true to your path of selfless service. A positive and clear attitude, extra care in sanitation and group contact, along with an open heart (with a strong sense of your own self worth), and an active linkage to our silsila, can go a long way in self protection amidst any pandemic.
Remember to attend, either in person (carefully) – or on line, the Absent Healing Rituals. Thus, we may link up on the inner planes, and send the Shafia around the world.
The ritual is a perfect way to send positive, loving and nurturing energy to those in need. Especially during the last section for the Known & Unknown.
We shall continue our Sunday service – our ritual starts at 11:00 our east coast time. You may join us on the inner plains.
I plan on sending out a new homework assignment to carry us through the coming year within the next few days.
Until we meet again Bodisatvas…
Yours in Service to The Real (and with all my love)
Virginia, March 14, 2020
Healing Workshop in Boulder, CO
April 4-5, 2020
“Melding Spirituality and Healing”
Khalifa Sarfaraz Catherine Knight and Murshid Aslan Scott Sattler
The retreat will include Dances of Universal Peace, Spiritual walks, ZIKR, singing, magnetism & breathing practices. We will enliven our capacity for healing with the Healing Ritual from Hazrat Inayat Khan as well as ways to share healing with others & the planet.
Aslan is a physician as well as Shafayat in the Dervish Healing Order and Murshid in the Ruhaniat. Sarfaraz is Shafayat in the Dervish Healing Order & a Khalifa in the Ruhaniat.
Aslan and Sarfaraz have great experience and desire to share knowledge with others from their hearts; knowledge of how to combine Spirituality and Healing; knowledge that will be useful not only to those who are on the path of healing, but to all of us in everyday life.
We have a unique opportunity to be together; to be filled with life-giving healing energy; to send healing energies and love to family, friends, other people and to those places on the planet that need Harmony and Peace.
Let’s create a Healing Space (Healing Circle) together!
More information about the venue and schedule coming soon.
The retreat is open to all and will be offered on a donation basis.
June 21-26, 2020
Alton Collins Retreat Center – near Portland, OR
From Hakim Sauluddin
Health, as personal, planetary, and political is perhaps the most important subject of our time. As we observe our world in decay, our country in reaction and our safety net being eroded, it is imperative to remember that we are not helpless. There are inner and outer activities we may manifest, so as to counter these disruptions, and bring about a more equitable balance. Firstly within ourselves, and then toward the world.
In Murshid SAM’s first published study – Toward Spiritual Brotherhood – he details how the group can function in the absence of a TEACHER (1). When Murshid SAM refers to a TEACHER, he means an enlightened being – as was his teacher – Hazrat Inayat Khan, who continued to inspire and manifest to and through him his whole life.
Murshid SAM used the Absent Healing Ritual as an example of the power to change situations – when open hearted and selfless people come together in a circle to ask help and guidance for others.
As a historical note: It was when modern medicine mis-diagnosed Moineddin Jablonski’s condition (sepsis), and failed to correct it, that Murshid SAM asked Murshid Sauluddin, as his Hakim, to resurrect and lead the Absent Healing Service for Moineddin. Moineddin lived another 30-plus years with at least 2 new kidneys, and many of our healing circles continued to include him in our weekly formal prayers until his passing.
If your community does not already have representation of this point of the Five Pointed Star, as envisioned by Hazrat Inayat Khan, we offer free training and initiation to those on the Selfless Path of Service. Please consider adding this Ray of the Star to your community.
Training and initiation are without cost. One need not be a medical professional to participate or lead the service. The development of the Shafia – (the healing presence) grows with participating in the service. This can be of benefit to all, and especially to medical professionals.
Looking forward to seeing you at our 50th annual gathering.
(1) Murshid SAM’s first publication was a poem (‘The Rejected Avatar’ – Thanks Hassan Hertz, Prophecy Pressworks)
June 21-26, 2020
Alton Collins Retreat Center – near Portland, OR
Double rooms – $625, Triple rooms – $410
Please note, all presenters pay full fees and there are no honorariums or travel reimbursements
Register: Jude Sargent
Send full payment or $150 deposit to
Jude Sargent, 922 Stanyan Street, S.F., CA 94117
Please register early – there are a limited number of rooms onsite
Cancellation: The facility has cancellation policies
- Within 30 days of the beginning (May 22) – $50 charge
- Within 15 days of the beginning (June 6) – No refund
Love and healing,