Honoring our Godparents: Part 2

Dear family,


No honoring of, or appreciation for our God Parents would be complete without a special place for Moineddin Jablonski.

Truly a humble person, he guided and shepherded us for over 30 years after Murshid SAM’s passing.  Considering who we were (rebels and hippies), it was a difficult task (compounded by his failing health), yet he managed to do it in style and with grace.

Ya Shakur! Ya Murshid!
I am so pleased that this session will be organized and led by Murshid Saadi, one of his students. See below for more info and zoom link from Murshid Saadi.

Looking forward to joining with you on Jan 2nd (one day after his birthday) on Zoom, 
to pray, remember and rejoice in this ‘gift of life.’

All blessings
hakim saul-uddin


Saturday, January 2, 2021
8 am Hawaii, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 noon Central, 1 pm East, 1800 UK, 1900 Western Europe.
Dear Friends,

Hakim Saul-uddin asked me to organise a session for the Dervish Healing Order to honor the spiritual legacy of Moineddin Jablonski, Murshid SAM’s khalif and dharma heir.

I know that Moineddin touched many of you, and you likely have many of your own stories of him. We could have many such sessions! If you have stories, perhaps you could share them on the DHO listserv around the time of his urs on February 27.

For this session, my choice has been to put together a “round table” with a few people whom you are unlikely to hear otherwise. They all knew Moineddin well during the last 20 years of his life and can talk about how he approached challenges and carved out a path for himself and others. These will include:

• Mei Ling Chang-Jablonski, Moineddin’s partner in teaching and life during this time, now working with her husband Isaac in a charity that restores native forest at the Kawainui Marsh, the largest wetlands in the Hawaiian islands. 
• Majida Nelson and Salik Hodges, mureeds and guides who worked closely with him during this time. 
• Malik Cotter, long-time friend, acupuncturist and healer, who hosted Moineddin’s Soulwork practice at his office.

We will intersperse the conversation with practices from or inspired by Moineddin. Hopefully, our session will provide some insights for those of you who never knew him in the body and offer a taste of his being.

The Zoom details are below and, as before, the session will be recorded. To allow for our guests from Hawaii, the starting time will be one hour later than our previous Saturday Zoom meetings:
8 am Hawaii, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 noon Central, 1 pm East, 1800 UK, 1900 Western Europe. For other time zones, please check online via your browser. We expect a German translation, although that is not confirmed.

Love and blessings,
Saadi

“As long as I shall live, this is Murshid’s house; therefore, O faithful companions, keep me living.
– Moineddin in The Gift of Life.

Honoring our Godparents: Part 1

Dear family,

As I have written many times, we were not alone, and unsupported when SAM passed in 1971. Many of his colleagues and associates came to our aid and stood by us. I have called them our Godparents. Our next cyber gathering will honor two of them, and will be hosted by their students.

Honoring our Godparents: Part One

Frida Waterhouse – presented by Murshida Aadya Perez-Chisti
(formerly known by us as Murshida Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti). (1)

Joe & Guin Miller – presented by Richard Power. (2)

(1) Murshida Aadya is currently the president and originator of the Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute, and was a long time student of Frida, who assisted her when she passed through the curtain.

(2) Richard Power is the current head of The San Francisco Theosophical Lodge, and was a long time student of the Millers.  He is also the author/compiler of Joe’s biography – The Great Song: The Life and Teachings of Joe Miller.

Saturday, November 7:

U.S. West coast – 9am-10:30am
U.S. East coast – noon-1:30pm
London – 5pm-6:30pm
Germany – 6pm-7:30pm
Moscow – 8pm-9:30pm

For the zoom link please contact: Murad

Looking forward to our time together again

yours in Service to the Real
Hakim Saul-uddin
Virginia
Oct 15, 2020

PS: a short heads up –
Our series continues with a program on our former Pir, Moineddin Jablonski. 
Saadi will host this. More as we confirm dates – probably December or January.

World Wide Zoom Meeting

Dear family,

What a time we are witness to:

the continuing evolving of our spiritual family,
the spreading of the latest virulent virus,
all amidst the destructive destabilizing of our home world.

I am calling together all of our DHO initiates – world wide – to hold our hands and hearts together, united in prayer for the alleviation of human suffering, and the healing of our planet.

All those attuned to this need are welcome to join with us.

September 12, 2020 (Saturday) – Noon-EDT,
(9am-PDT, 6pm-Germany, ~ UTC -4)
Use this Time Zone Converter to find the start time where you live
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

As Murshid Sam’s Hakim, and as a Servant of The One, I am enjoined to state that our work is selfless, and not directed to personal achievement nor recognition or approval by any organization, or individual.

For this gathering, I would like to focus our attention on our Elders, and God-parents, and their messages of Love, Loyalty, and Selfless Service.

As Moineddin so aptly put it:

“there are those who love Dharma;
and, there are those who love drama.”

I am hopeful that we can, once again, have a gathering of our initiatic family;

to hold the world in our heart’s arms, as we invoke the blessings of our lineage, with special emphasis on our inner guides (especially Quan Yin).

We shall do practices directly given, or inspired by our Elders, as well as an Absent Healing Ritual for our extended spiritual family, and for our Mother Earth.

Inshallah! Ananda will join us for some sung Zikr.

Please spread the word. If you need the Zoom link, please contact Murad.

All blessings upon your work

Yours in Service to the Real
Hakim Saul-uddin
Virginia
August, 2020

 

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)