DHO 2009 to be in Oregon

Dear DHO family –

Well, the heat and potential crowding seems to have left Vegas in the desert dust….many thanks to all who took the time to write back. Especially to our location committee: Najat, Heather, Murad, Jennifer & Jude. You all did great work. Ya Shakur!

Our roll call vote has selected Oregon as the favorite by more than three to one — So Oregon it is:

Dates: Monday – June 22nd (dinner) to Friday June 26th (lunch) – 2009. 4 days & nights.

Place: Alton Collins Retreat Center – one hour southeast of Portland, Oregon.

Costs: Two rates – double occupancy – $80 per nite & single occupancy – $100. per nite.
That’s either $360 (shared) or $400 (solo).

Meals: Either veg or some meat – they are noted for their local and organic sources – some grown on property. Three full meals per day – their menu looks fabulous – we can adjust it to our desires before we arrive. Plus – 24 hour tea & coffee service (free traded).

Amenities: see their web site – loads of comfortable space – indoors and out.

Theme: An open meeting with a focus on our Ryazat (spiritual practices and methodology) including:

  • Healing 101
  • Protection
  • Transmutation
  • Sending and Clearing of Energy
  • The Healing Ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan (both esoteric and exoteric
  • Intuition
  • The Power of the Breath
  • The Power of the Focused Mind, etc.

We will offer both classes and an open sohbet (spiritual discussion) on these and any other topics the group wishes to explore together.

We also hope to offer choir, walks, dancing, zikr, sufi chi gong and our usual frolicking amongst the trees!

Please let Jennifer know if you are planning on attending – so we can make our plans.

I send all my love and blessings, and my prayers for the very best that Allah can offer.

Yours in Service to the real,
Hakim Sauluddin

Report: Lama Pilgrimage 2008

Dear family,

What a joy it is to return to Lama and Murshid’s gravesite.

Firstly, the Lama beans were wonderful and supportive, and they made it easy for us oldsters to sing and dance and walk at 8,000 feet plus. Many of them joined us for our processions up the Mountain, and for our evening programs. In addition, they preserved the grave-cloth from Moineddin Chisti, so we could once again place it on Murshid’s gravesite and re-connect their energies.

Over 45 (full & part time) of us gathered to celebrate our connection. As usual, there was zikr, walks, healing ritual, dancing, tea, sufi chi gong, homework, bedtime stories, Ram Nam, prayers, and our greatly anticipated frolicking amidst the new greenery.

Many thanks to Elaine & Habbib for their spectacular Thai dinner; to Rabia for holding the kitchen in such love; to Azima for taking on the organization of the dances in the evening, and for her presentation on the Mayan calender; to Elaine for leading the Shabbos; to Mansur for his presentation of his new book on Shamcher Beorse (his life and work with alternative energy); to Asha for her practice on realizing one’s Intuition and for her wonderful evening of Zikr; to Nasruddin for his evening laughter session; to Siddiq & Sakina for their daily offering of Tea; to Murad for his daily offering of Sufi Chi Gong, and for his powerful zikr practice; to Noel for bringing the Heart of Hanuman to the Mountain; and finally, the Lama musicians and dance leaders, especially Austin, who pitched in and helped make our evenings so juicy and full.

I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone’s offerings. So many people helped. Thank you all.

One small picture of our pilgrimage to share:

We all gathered around the gravesite, after a slow and measured walk up – fabulously led by Siddiq von Brissen. A number of us laid the cloth from Moineddin Chisti’s tomb over the grave, and we all sang Zuleikah’s song to Murshid Sam – “Shakur Allah, Shakur”. We then recited the prayer Pir, visualizing Murshid Sam. What a rush

The best news is that Lama is alive and well, and that Murshid’s gravesite is protected and safe.

Our visit generated over $12,000. net profit for Lama, with an additional $3,200. ($1,600 from us plus a special matching anonymous gift of $1,600) to be used in 2 areas: 1. A portable canvas shade to be used as removable shade over the maqbara, and the rest to be used to preserve Lama’s existing buildings (which are in dire need of re-mudding).

All in all a wonderful time was had by all.

Next year we are considering a retreat just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The price is certainly right on – about $65 per day, including 3 meals. And, we have a committee which is actively pursuing the layout and ground plans of this offering. A group evening with Cirque de Soleil is only one possibility. Wow

I send all my love and blessings

yours in Service to the Real

DHO 2008 at Lama Upcoming

Dates: June 23rd (Monday) – June 29th (Sunday) – 2008.

Theme: Oracles and the Oracular Function — Tuning into the Spirit of Guidance

Place: Lama Foundation, above Taos, New Mexico.

Cost: a benefit for the Lama Foundation...$375 for the week – or – $75 per day
(Please note – all monies collected will go to Lama).

Registration: Lama  will do the registration –

Please send your money to:
Lama Foundation
P.O. Box 444
San Cristobal, New Mexico 87564
email: registrar@lamafoundation.org

I am hopeful we can gather together some of the pieces of the oracular puzzle, and with Murshids assistance, put them to work for us in our personal and professional lives.

Looking forwards to being on the Mountain together again.

I send all my love and many blessings,

The Spreading of PEACE

Dear family,

We have just concluded a heartfelt and highly positive gathering of our Iniyati family.  Alhamdulliah! it went very well.  Amongst the many productive ideas that were put forth, this from Devi Tide {Sufi Healing Order} caught my hearts attention:

On this June 21st – we call upon all mureeds and family to offer up prayers for our planet.

◊ If you perform the Absent Healing Ritual – do it on this day for our Planet.

◊ If you celebrate the Universal Worship Service – do it on this day for our Planet.

◊ If you do ANY rituals of healing or worship – do them on this day for our Planet.

If you are not involved in group worship or process – then please on this day think of us, and open yourselves to our purpose, so that we may use your love and support as a ‘battery’ for the work we are doing in all of our names.

Please pass this onto all our family and beyond.

This is a golden opportunity to manifest our intention, and to link our spiritual breath-consciousness as One.

May we step beyond the limitations of our individual orders and stand together as Mureeds and Servants of the One.

yours in Service to the Message
hakim sauluddin

Audio file of a Talk by Saul

Hakim Sauluddin gave a great talk at the SRI leadership meeting last fall, and by request I’m posting it on the Web for listening or downloading.

Here’s the link: http://sufipaths.net/dho/SB071107.mp3

TO HEAR THE MP3 FILE WITHOUT SAVING: Click the MP3 file name above to download as one big audio file. Then you can just “open” the file and your computer should start playing it. You’ll probably see a window with ‘Play’, ‘Pause’ and ‘Rewind’ etc buttons on it, these should help.

TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 FILE AND SAVE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER: On a PC in Windows, right-click the MP3 file name above and select ‘Save as …’. Or on a Mac I believe this is done by clicking while holding the Control key. Now either (1) the file will download to your usual downloads folder (possibly the desktop, so you see it on the startup screen) … OR (2) you’ll be given a choice what folder to save it in. Later you can navigate to that folder and click to open it, and it will play; OR you can put it on a CD (holds up to about 70 minutes) using your favorite CD burning program; or transfer it to a portable MP3 player.

Much love to all     — Abdul Shaffee

DHO 2008 Announcement

The Dervish Healing Order presents:

A Pilgrimage to Murshid SAM

Where: Lama Foundation, above Taos, New Mexico.
When: June 23rd (Monday) to June 29th (Sunday) 2008.
Cost: $375. For all 6 days – or, $70 each day for part-timers.
Theme: Oracles and the Oracular function.
Registration: Contact Lama directly – registrar@lamafoundation.org
Or, if there is a problem: krishnadas@lamafoundation.org


Prophecy and the Spirit of Guidance are an integral part of the spiritual path. Murshid SAM especially encouraged a greater awareness of this “gift” amongst his students, some of whom were given initiations and spiritual titles which recognized and promoted this inner work.In addition to opening these “inner doorways”™: We shall Remember, eat, pray, sing, dance, walk, chant, process, do rituals together, and of course continue our legendary frolicking amongst the trees.

Please note: This is a benefit for Lama. All monies collected go to the Lama Foundation. Staff receives neither honorarium nor reimbursement, and pays full camp fee.

I send all my love and blessings, and my prayer that we all receive the very best that Allah can bestow upon us.

Yours in Service to the Real,
Hakim Sauluddin