Remembrance for Noor-un-Nisa

Dear Friends

For those who may be able to attend in person – and for those who may like to tune in meditatively – here’s a wee reminder about remembrance of Noor-un Nisa on the anniversary of her passing. In spite of her earlier doubts, Shrabani Basu now says she will be there.

We will meet on Sunday, 13 September at her statue in Gordon Square, which is in the Bloomsbury area of London.

Please note the timing has been changed from 3.00 P.M. to 11.00 A.M.. This is to enable more trustee members to attend this year’s informal gathering.

Love and blessings from Edinburgh,

DHO 2016 in Oregon

Dear family,

DHO Portland is now a full and happy memory, and we are starting to plan 2016.

As you know, our first choice was to be Lama and Sam’s maqbara.

We have just heard from Lama that the construction (with heavy machinery) will be occurring when we wish to be there, and that there will be both loud noise and restricted access to the maqbara.

Sounds like our timing for our Pilgrimage to Murshid Sam is off by at least a year.

Our second choice was to be Mt. Shasta, but the available group meeting space is highly restricted – with over priced bad food, and un-happy local residents. Also not our preferred venue. Sigh!

Portland, however, is happy to take us back, and their chef is both sweet and makes yummy food.  We also do NOT have to do any Karma Yoga, so the ‘workers’ amongst us can have a real “rest and recuperation” vacation.

Sorry for the lengthy letter, but I wanted to keep you all up on the process, as we spent precious meeting time going over our options.

So, unless Murshid Sam directs us in a different direction it is:

Portland DHO for 2016
Dates: June 19-24, 2016
Costs: double-$575 & triple-$475
Please get your deposit in early to Jude
see Calendar of Events page.

And, thanks God, our support staff will also be the same.

Remember to do your homework for the year.

all blessings and love

hakim sauluddin

Charlottesville, Virginia
July 13, 2015

Noor-un-Nisa Exhibition

Noor-un-Nisa_ with_instrument


An exhibition on Noor-un-Nisa opened on 1 July at the National Portrait Gallery in London and will continue until 11 October.  Its a free exhibition in 2 rooms on the ground floor (37 and 37a).

National Portrait Gallery’s Creative Connections blog entry

Shrabani Basu will be at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 17 September to give a free lunch-time talk at 1.15pm.

This could be excellent timing for anyone planning to visit London in the fall for a few days, as 13 September, the date of Noor’s passing, is when friends gather and flowers are laid at her statue in Gordon Square.