I awoke this morning thinking about Lama and Murshid Sam: I remembered once asking Murshid Sam – ‘What is a Murshid?’
His reply was an instant illumination –
“A Murshid,” he replied, “is someone who knows a step of the dance you have not yet learned. And, they stand in front of you doing this step, so that you can follow it, until you learn it.”
I replied: “and, then, you stand beside them, and watch the one showing them the next step?”
“You got it!” he replied.
This coming June 18-23, we have scheduled a Pilgrimage to honor and remember his life long dedication to the Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty, and the Dances and Walks he brought through to spread this ideal.
Murshid often quoted Al Ghazalli – “God is your lover. Not your jailer.”
Join with us on Lama Mountain as we celebrate his dedication and his transcendent spirit. Register directly with Lama https://www.lamafoundation.org/event/a-pilgrimage-to-murshid-sam-with-the-dervish-healing-order/ (more information below).
After our D.H.O. Pilgrimage, on June 24, we will be joining with Murshida Darvesha, who is leading a 50 year celebration of the Dances of Universal Peace. Such events are planned world wide, but this is the one we will be at.
For our DHO campers, who choose to stay an extra afternoon, the gathering is free (with a donation requested) – dinner on June 23 and brunch on June 24 will be served (with a donation requested).
Camping on June 23 is free; if you are in housing, please pay the regular Lama costs for your room- https://www.lamafoundation.org/about-lama-foundation/general-info/housing-options/
BUT, please register with Lama, so they may have a handle of how many of us there will be on the Mountain. https://www.lamafoundation.org/event/50th-global-anniversary-of-the-dances-and-walks-of-universal-peace/
All monies from our Pilgrimage will go to Lama, as a way of financially supporting Murshid’s resting place.
Ananda and I look forwards to seeing you on the Mountain to honor and celebrate his life and the accomplishment of his mission. In addition, I look forwards to sharing his version of the Maha Mudra – which he first gave on Lama Mountain in 1970 – in the Only Room (in my presence). And, some of his Tassawuri Walks of the Masters, Saints and Prophets.
Once again, please register for both events early, so Lama and we, may know who and how many will attend.
all blessings and love
Registration info: $400 for 5 days. Monday dinner-Saturday lunch. Register directly with Lama – online – https://www.lamafoundation.org/event/a-pilgrimage-to-murshid-sam-with-the-dervish-healing-order/ Or by phone-just ask for Stacy, the registrar. Their number is: 575 586-1269.
There may be a few indoor housing options https://www.lamafoundation.org/about-lama-foundation/general-info/housing-options.
Register early if you want these. Register separately for the 50 year celebration of the Dances of Universal Peace – donation requested. https://www.lamafoundation.org/event/50th-global-anniversary-of-the-dances-and-walks-of-universal-peace/
There are motel accommodations available in Questa, for people who miss out on housing, and can’t tent. Questa Lodge – www.questalodge.com
Jude has graciously volunteered to coordinate ride-shares. When you register with Lama, contact Jude: email@example.com
Questions, contact Murad – firstname.lastname@example.org