DHO Oregon 2020 Postponed

Dear family, 

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,
Hakim Saul-uddin
March 19, 2020Virginia

Workshops Postponed

Dear Ones,

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.

Ishq,
Aslan

Haus Schnede 2020 cancelled

Dear ones,

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)
hakim saul-uddin
Virginia, March 14, 2020

Healing Workshop in Boulder, CO

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.

50th Annual DHO Gathering

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)

Registration Information:
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,
Murad

DHO Update Report

Dear family,

Our 20th anniversary celebration of the Federation of the Sufi Message just concluded – here in Charlottesville – where it all started 20 years ago. The energy was sweet and the participants were heart filled. Joy abounds. 

We began with a Remembrance Ceremony for those who have passed away this past year, plus some who were both the inspiration and guiding force for this coming together to actually occur. And ended with a healing ceremony for all of our Inayati family. 

Now to prepare for our Summer at Shnede, and our annual DHO gathering. This time at Mt Shasta – June 16-22, 2019. 

Murad has written that Shasta Abby has confirmed our visit and will open their meditation hall for us.  Yummy. And Mary Beth has mapped out our route to Widow Springs. So, it looks as though we are all set to go. 

If you are planning on join us, and haven’t yet registered, please inform Jude soon. There are motel overflows available, but tempis fugit (Time Flies). Early birds get the best spaces. 

All blessings
Hakim Saul uddin

PS – We are confirmed for Friday evening, June 14 at the San Francisco Theosophical Lodge. As previously mentioned, I will be bringing with me, the one physical object that connects Mother Mary, Murshid Sam, and Joe Miller.

809 Mason Street, San Francisco, 94108. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Registration info:

If you stay in a motel, the Camp Fee from Sunday evening to Saturday afternoon is $310. Camp fee includes meals and everything else EXCEPT housing. You will be responsible for booking and paying for your own motel.

If possible, please send your full fee to Jude. You can also reserve your place with a $100 deposit. Please let us know if you have dietary needs (dairy free, gluten free, vegan). If you want dorm housing, there may be some space left in the dorm or you can ask to be on the wait list if we get cancellations. $455. Camp Fee includes on-site housing and on-site meals.

Contact information for the local motels:

  • Hi Lo Motel (Recommended) about ½ mile from college – HiLoMotel.com 530-938-2731
  • Town House motel across street from Hi Lo – 530-938-4431
  • Motel 6 about 1.5 mile north of the college – 530-938-4101
  • At the South Weed exit is a Siskiyou Inn, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn

All DHO staff are volunteers and pay full fees. Left over monies are donated to a local charity.

Questions? Murad (Camp Manager) or Jude (Registrar).

DHO Meeting at Shasta 2019

Acknowledging the Space Between the Dots:
The Metaphysical and Occult Transmissions of Our Lineage

Dear family,

Once again, we will dip into the Occult and Metaphysical portions of our transmission: Prophecy, intuition, inner sight, and the tools needed to train oneself: I Ching, Tarot, Numerology, Astrology, and the Bowl of Saki as ‘Openers’.

As we begin our preparations for our Shasta Retreat (June 16-21, 2019), it feels right to remind folks that Murshid Sam and Mother Mary were already connected through Basira and myself, although they had not met on this plane. Later on would come a few more mureeds from Shasta.

Murshid Sam made, in my presence, one of the most remarkable statements I’d ever heard from him: “I will take as my mureeds, any of her students who wish to be initiated.”

He obviously considered her, as we did, to be a deep wellspring of spiritual blessings. And those who were attracted to her as real students on the path.

There are many stories around her, and her relationship to Inayat Khan – through her dear friend Murshida Bhakti Engle. I look forwards to sharing them on the Mountain. And, am sure that Jeff Whittier (Mother Mary’s biographer, holder of her sacred objects and guest presenter at our meeting) has many others.

Along with stories, encounters, practices, rituals, and our long awaited ‘frolicking amongst the trees,’ we shall visit Shasta Abbey. Shasta Abbey was founded by our Godmother, Jiu Kennet Roshi. She and SAM were graduates of the same Buddhist monastery in Japan, and became our Godmother after his passing. We plan to meditate in their fabulous meditation room and do the Prajna Parameta Sutra around her cenotaph along with leaders of Shasta Abbey. We also plan a day trip to the Mountain: Widow Springs and more.

So much to do, and see, and become.

Until we meet again Bodhisatva. See you on The Mountain.

Only love and blessings,
Hakim Sauluddin

SHASTA June 16-21, 2019 – Information for Registration

This year, we will be meeting at the College of the Siskyous in Weed, CA – highly recommended by our local DHO folks.

There will be 2 housing options:

1) On-site housing in the dorms – double rooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. There is a limited number of these rooms available. If you want one, reserve early.
If you stay in the dorms at the college, the Camp Fee from Sunday evening to Saturday afternoon is $455. Camp Fee includes on-site housing and on-site meals.

2) Off-site housing in a local motel – If you want a single room with your own bathroom, there are a number of motels within walking distance of the college. We will be arranging shuttles from the HiLo Motel to the College for those who need them.
If you stay in a motel, the Camp Fee from Sunday evening to Saturday afternoon is $310. Camp fee includes meals and everything else EXCEPT housingYou will be responsible for booking and paying for your own motel.

Please note: all DHO staff are volunteers, and pay full fees. Left over monies are donated to a local charity. 

Contact information for the local motels
Hi Lo Motel (Recommended) about ½ mile from college – HiLoMotel.com 530-938-2731
Town House motel across street from Hi Lo – 530-938-4431
Motel 6 about 1.5 mile north of the college – 530-938-4101
At the South Weed exit is a Siskiyou Inn, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn

If possible, please send your full fee to Jude at 922 Stanyan Street, SF, CA 94117. You can also reserve your place with a $100 deposit. Please let us know if you have dietary needs (dairy free, gluten free, vegan) and if your housing in the dorm has to be on the first floor (no elevators).

Questions? Murad (Camp Manager) or Jude (Registrar)

Letter From Saul

Dearest family,

Greetings of the Season. As the old year winds down, and the Winter Solstice beckons, I am moved to share some concentrations to help the coming year move in a more peaceful and loving manner.

Most Important:
Do not despair. Despair only blocks the heart, and impedes the flow of baraka. Always know that you are not alone. Your initiation links you with multitudes of realized souls who can be called upon to share light, and love and happiness. Start with your initiator, and work backwards. Sometimes, just repeating their names as a mantra can be most beneficial.

Also important:
Do not surrender, or abandon your Concentration of Peace manifesting through the agency of Love, Harmony & Beauty.
Our founders (Sufi Inayat Khan, Murshid Sam, and Pir Moineddin) all had major disappointments in their lives; but did not allow the darkness to cloud their inner vision and never curtailed their work for The Message.

Always remember the great question:

‘If not me, then who?
If not now, then when?’

On a personal note: all is well in Virginia. Snow is melting, and our hearts are warm. Looking forward to soon being a fully retired former tribal textile person.

AND: June DHO approaches – June 16-21

Shasta amidst the re-growing greenery, and regrown ice pack.

Once again, we will dip into the Occult and Metaphysical portions of our transmission:

  • Mother Mary May Meyer, Swami Jugud Bundu, The Great White Brotherhood, Ascended Masters, secret machinery within the mountain, flying saucers, aliens, – Wow! and that’s just a portion of it:
  • Prophecy, intuition, inner sight, and the tools needed to train oneself: I Ching, Tarot, Numerology, Astrology, and the Bowl of Saki as ‘Openers’.
  • We plan on visiting Shasta Abby & Jiu Kennet Roshi (our God Mother), doing the Praja Paramati Sutra at her cenotaph, and remembering our times together.
  • Inshallah! Panther Meadows will be open and available. If not there’s Bunny Flats.
  • Widow Springs for the healing waters, and the headwaters of the Sacramento River.
  • And, hopefully, our dear brother Jeff Whittier (holder of Mother Mary’s physical treasures, and author of her biography – ‘ Good is Never Lost ‘) is planning on joining us.
  • Many, many stories to share – from The I Am Society to Jack Schwartz.

Have sent in my deposit. Looking forwards to see you all in June.

all blessings and love
Hakim Sauluddin
North Garden, Virginia
December 21, 2018

SHASTA June 16-21, 2019

Information for Registration:
We will be meeting and staying at the College of the Siskiyou’s in Weed, CA. Costs are still being worked on, but please send a $100 deposit to to reserve your space. Housing at the College is limited.

Send to Jude Sargent, 922 Stanyan, SF, CA 95117-3807.
Questions? Email – Murad or Jude

Please note: all DHO staff are volunteers, and pay full fees. Left over monies are donated to a local charity.

Report: DHO at Lama 2018

Dear family,

Our Lama pilgrimage is now part of the ‘living history’ of Murshid Sam’s legacy.

Firstly, I am so happy to report that Murshid is alive and present, and vocal.

About 70 of us gathered for our week together, and his blessings were palpable. Alhamdulliah! The Lama community was as gracious as ever, and we felt welcomed and honored.

Five of Murshid Sam’s original mureeds were present:
Siddiq, Mansur, Fawn (Nasima), Surya (Less), and myself

We held 2 formal processions up to the grave site, and did the Absent Healing Ritual there twice. What a rush of blessings.

Ananda was with us – Yeah! – and led deeply touching sung zikr in both the Lama dome, and at the grave site itself. 

So many inner instructions were given: 

I was told to make 3 more Shafayats: Jude Sargent, Michael Endlich and Nazzruddin Eddie Greenberg. And, Siddiq was recognized for his many, many years of unselfish devotion with the title of Vakil (the Guardian). I loved his comment, when asked if he wanted this public or private -“I’ve been doing this for so many years, it might as well be public.”

Mashallah!

Nasima came to me to share her instructions from Murshid. She had avoided the grave site, and was working in the kitchen. “He told me to be initiated,” she said. So, I initiated her as a healing conductor, and she will hold that post at Lama.

At our gathering, there were so many of our family who can hold both the inner and outer space, that we opened up the meeting to many presenters:
Although I opened with the first of the Absent Healing Ritual, each morning had a different conductor, ending with our newest initiated conductor. 

Our brother Aslan is undergoing Chemo Therapy, so there was no choir.

With more time to pray together, we increased our regular offerings: 

  • Ahura Grace took over the dance night. and, Ya Shakur! she held the energy very well.
  • Murad led an evening of Sufi Qigong/Healing Zikr that had us extending our fingers of light with wazifa and clearing blockages and pain from our bodies. A number of people reported amazing elimination of pain.
  • Ahura Grace led us in a powerful evening of zikr that was joined by the neighboring Lama community.
  • In addition, our brother Noel Hanuman was feeling too frail for high altitudes and uneven ground, so Richard took over the post of honoring Hanuman, and did a superb job. Ram! Ram! Ram!
  • 1001 Bead Zikr at the grave site (Murshida Mariam),
  • Sufi Qigong 3.0 (Murad),
  • Morning Yoga (Richard),
  • Tea (Siddiq & Sakina),
  • the Kuan Yin Aspect (Sarfaraz),
  • Dream Diving (Azima),
  • The Hidden Jewel in the Amulet (Micheal Endlich),
  • Writing Down the Bones (in honor of Elaine Sutton-Ayesha),
  • Shamanistic Journey (River)
  • Mansur read excerpts from his newest book of memories of what Murshid felt and did in his presence. He is calling it “The Bowl of Saki” – with his commentary and memories following each entry. He remarked that he had so many more memories to share that were not in his book Murshid.
  • And, there were walks
  • Ram Nam
  • The Kali Mantra
  • The Maha Mudra
  • bed time stories, and homework. 
  • Plus a lot of new reminiscences from folks who were with Murshid. I loved Nasima’s story of how she got her name…

We followed Lama’s Friday night Shabbos celebration, with some Hebrew Tassawuri walks, a few stories I recalled from my youth, and then Nazruddin enlivened the evening with Humor as a tool for healing the heart. Funny! as usual. And, better yet, it worked.

Some of the Old Timers came by for a howdy too – Rahaman was a stand out in memory. 

Special Kudos to Murad who oversaw the Pilgrimage – from inception, through planning and into reality, to Jude, who kept us in check and arranged transport and ride sharing, and to Jamil, our Lama contact, who assisted in holding such a welcoming and loving space for us to gather together. Ya Shakur.

We also spoke about our ‘special donation’ to Lama:
Lama is planning on renovating the old kitchen, which is now unusable, and they are raising funds for it. I did not want our donation to go into a large pool, but wanted it to go towards a single specific purpose, as we have done in the past. They want a new entrance door to the renovated kitchen, and donating a door (way) feels so much DHO. I envisioned a blend of design on the outer side – New Mexico and Sufi – and a Zen theme on the inner side – so that when one enters – one is aware of where one is, and when one leaves – one is made aware of leaving the inner, and re-entering the outer (world). I would also love to see a small inscription on the bottom of the outer side –

“Samuel L. Lewis Memorial Doorway to Inner Peace”

Lama has contact with a gifted local woodworker…so it is a possibility. Depending on what he charges, we may have enough in trust to cover it. Inshallah!

Topping it all off, 30 of us joined Murshida Darvesha, on Sunday – the next day – for a celebration of The Dances turning 50 years old. About 125 folks showed up for the afternoon. It was rocking.

Photos of Lama – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2ld8edpzgpwzi1v/AAB1q3Am2QdZG1xk4OdX5Yxja?dl=0

AND:

We are hoping for Mt. Shasta in 2019 – June 16 to 21
Mark your calendars.

Mother Mary. The Great White Brotherhood. The Order of Melchizadek.
Flying Saucers. Widow Springs. The Zen Mission Society. Jiu Kennett Roshi.
Panther Meadows. and so much more of the Esoteric Transmission of our lineage.

The proposed housing is not expensive, and they are happy to work with us on food.

More soon.

Am now resting up at home in Virginia
sending love and hugs

your in Service to the Real
Hakim Sauluddin
Happy Freedom Day – July 4, 2018

 

The Hidden Gift of Cancer – by Aslan Scott

Dear Ones,

The folks at the Center for Spiritual Living recorded my recent talk on the hidden gift of cancer and placed it online at:

https://soundcloud.com/eurekaspiritualcenter/thoughts-on-mortality-the-hidden-benefits-of-cancer

It lasts about 20 minutes and then there are a couple of questions from the group.  I thought you might like the reference, as I’d be happy to talk more about this aspect of life any time…

Much love,
Scott