DHO Gathering – June 18-23, 2017 Portland, Oregon

Dear ones,

This just in from our registrar Jude:

We have a few spaces still available for the June 18-23 DHO Camp.

Available all week:
2 rooms with twin beds that can be pushed together to form a king size bed, nice for couples
Cost (includes 3 meals) $115/day, or $575/week

Available part-time:
2 spaces in  triples-female, Wednesday and Thursday nights are available,  cost: $95/day w/3 meals

2 spaces in a triple-male,  1 for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights,
1 for Wednesday & Thursdays nights cost $95/day w/3 meals

Would be great to fill the camp completely!

xx jude

Please contact Jude ASAP if you want to come.

We would love to see you there.

Love and healing,

Murad

Protection and Non-Attachment
 
Saul’s darshan picture from Murshid Sam, Lama 1970

From Murshid Sauluddin:

As we observe the increasing turmoil unleashed in the past weeks,
I am reminded of Hazrat Inayat Khan in the days just prior to World War One,

and Murshid Sam just prior to and during World War Two.

Both kept their attunement to the Spirit of Guidance alive and active.

The Absent Healing Ritual is the most powerful tool I have yet found to facilitate this attunement.

As it invokes in the ritual:

“Use us as a channel of Thy Love, Life and Light, that we may be more able to serve Thee and humanity.”

Allowing this blessing to flow through us is not only beneficial to our community, but to ourselves, our families and the world in general.

Join with us in Portland, Oregon this June 18-23, as we call upon the Shafia to ‘heal our bodies, hearts and souls,’ and send this highly needed blessing out to the world at large.

We will practice both protection and non attachment, and send these energies out to the world at large.

Protection for our selves, our loved ones, and our planet.

Non attachment to the fear energy being generated by those who want a war of religions.

In addition, our program includes:

Healing rituals, healing for areas, Dances of Universal Peace, Healing Zikr, spiritual walks, Ramnam, recitation of the Heart Sutra, the Confraternity Prayers, opening the heart through singing, Sufi stories, Sufi qigong, tea, yoga, the healing power of laughter, meta-meditation, gems and amulets, home work, bed time stories and more on the Ramayana.

Dates: June 18 – 23, 2017

Place: Alton Collins Retreat Center, near Portland, Oregon
Costs per person includes room and meals:
Double room – $575, Triple room – $475
.
If you know that you’re coming, reserve early!

$200 or full payment will hold your place.

To register – Jude Sargent
Please send your deposit or full payment to:

Jude Sargent, 922 Stanyan Street, S.F., CA 94117-3807

Please note: all staff pays full fees, and is given no honorarium.
Monies left over will be distributed to a local charity.

Godmother Aziza’s Upcoming Birthday

Beloved Godmother,

What a joy to have you in our lives.
You are so special to us, and we all deeply appreciate all the blessings you have shared with us.
In your honor we have started a new Shnede ritual, where the children are given candy in your name.
It has been very well received, and even the Big Children line up for some of your Baraka.
Thank you again for taking us on, and for holding the post for so many years, and for holding it so well.
We sing your praises, and send our love.
Yours in thankful service

Sauluddin for your DHO family


Int. HQ Sufi Movement wrote:

Beloved Ones,

Almost 9 months ago Aziza had to let go Hidayat to whom she has been dedicated for so many years. She will have her 95th birthday coming June 26.
She needs a lot of care as she doesn’t walk any more and stays in a wheelchair; the house is very good and the atmosphere is wonderful. So she has the care, there, and we here in Holland try to meet her from time to time and the three of us: Ulma and Joop Moerenburg and me, will meet her in Munich, together with a dear mureed who is living in Munich.
I thought how nice it would be if she would receive lots of letters.
There are two ways:
1) either by e-mail to my address <sufihq@xs4all.nl>, and I shall collate them together and make a booklet of it, so that she can read it again and again (or have someone read it to her).
I am leaving on June 24th, so I need to have them in my mailbox 17th of June, so as to have the time to collect them nicely. If you feel like it, you may add as many hearts or pictures as you want to add.
2) or send a postcard or letter to her to the following address:
Frau U. Lusansky-Inayat-Khan
Haus St. Joseph, WB-2
Luise Kiesselbachplatz 2
D-81377 Munich
Germany
Maybe you know of Sufis or others from whom you know that they would like to write: will you ask them please?
Most loving greetings from Hamida

 


Int. HQ Sufi Movement
Banstraat 24
2517 GJ Den Haag
Mob. +31(0)6 4071 8113
 
 
 
 

A New Year’s Message from Saul

Dear Family,

Many of us are still reeling from the last US election results, and our governments shift in priorities.

Our teachings offer us both solace, and a vehicle for working amidst adversity.

Hazrat Inayat Khan, Murshid Sam, Nurunissa Inayat Khan, and our God Father, Hidayat Inayat Khan all were ‘warriors in heart,’ and some even served in the armed forces, or operated as behind the lines partisans.

Their courage is still inspiring, and offers us a pathway where both Heart and Hara are united in purposeful action.

What is most important amidst these times is to Remember who we are, and why we are here.

As mureeds, we are given the blessed opportunity to be channels for the Spirit of Guidance.

As the Absent Healing Service of Hazrat Inayat Khan invokes:

“Let us be a channel of thy Love, Light and Life, that we may be more able to serve Thee and humanity.”

It is now up to us to open ourselves for “Service to the Real.”

Let us direct our hearts-will towards manifesting Peace.  For it to be real, it must come from within us, and spread outwards.

As channels, or co-creators, we move the Divine Will through our actions – both within and without.

Sometimes, even the smallest pebble can start a landslide, or block a pathway outwards.  Murshid Sam told the story of Paul Brunton (A Search in Secret India, and Egypt), who was told by his guru (Ramanamaharshi?) to go to Prague in 193(5?).  He didn’t go, and Sam said that his absence opened the way for the Nazis to invade, and WW2 to begin shortly thereafter.

To carry the energy of Peace is both a duty and a privilage.  This does not at all mean to be passive and surrender to adversity.  But rather it is an inner state from which ones actions arise, and are cradled within.  This is Fudo in action – the merging of Heart and Hara towards the One.

We have much work before us, and it is most important to remember that we are not alone.  But are only the point of the historical march towards The Manifestation of the Message in our Time.

Fear not tomorrow, but rather connect to our transmission, and allow the Spirit of Guidance to direct your hearts actions in the outer world.

Sending only Love and Joy and Peace

yours in Service to the Real

hakim sauluddin

 

Hidayat’s Passing

It has been a great honor and privilege to know in person Hidayat Inayat Khan. I loved his feisty spirit, his humor, his mischievous side that he dare revealing in the intimacy of our French conversations.

The dearest moments that I shared with him were during his visits in Montclair with dear Aziza or driving together to the Abode of the Message and stopping for him to enjoy a soup that Monick had prepared. He refused to share as he held it and said “it is mine, Monick made it for me.” Of course it was done in jest but he could be funny like this at time.

Hidayat has inspired me greatly as he revealed very little of himself that I could relate to in comparison to the wealth of richness inhabiting his being. I was humble once when we had dinner with Michael Harrison and both started a conversation on the intricacy of the classical Indian music and ragas. It was as if they did not speak English any longer, they communicated with each other and we were witnesses to a communion of souls that shared a common

Hidayat’s writing that he shared will remain my source of inspiration as I saw him work on some of it with such great care, concentration in what exemplified mindfulness and singlemindedness seeking nothing less than perfection not only in the expression of his feeling and thoughts but in the grammatical structure as well.

In French he trusted me enough to share stories about his life, when he lived at Suresnes before the war and came back with his first wife. He talked about his experiences in the Vercors stealing a horse to exchange against a chicken. He wanted to understand why people of my generation sought alternative means of consciousness as he suffered greatly losing his own son to drug.

His friendship will remain dear in my heart and I will always love him as I love his dear Aziza who kept fussing about him and making sure that the kitchen produces food that he could eat. She was marvelous with him. She did not like us speaking French around her and we had to switch back to English as he cared so much about her feelings.

So many memories in Charlottesville, in Holland and in Montclair. My heart is full of gratitude to have meet an extraordinary being that has been such an inspiration over the years. He became a true God-father.

He tried to entice me to join the Sufi Movement and I declined. His heart was speaking as we loved each other but he respected my loyalty to the Sufi Ruhaniat and my dear Murshid Saul. So I told him to get Saul in the Sufi Movement and I will follow right away. This never happened.

Now that his soul freed itself from the garb, I will pray that his journey toward the light be quick and that he finds peace. The world is a bridge and he has now reached the place where he belongs and that he deserves.

Much love and blessings my dear Hidayat, my heart is with you and with all those that you love, especially your dear Aziza and your family.

Jean Pierre
Sheikh Salik of the Sufi Ruhaniat
Montclair, New Jersey, USA