2021 Classes

NOW IS THE TIME!
Mariam Baker
Special Guest Teacher

NOW IS THE TIME!
Using the Tools of our Lineage 
Starburst/Starbirth of New Rays 

Morning:  All Camp Class 

Afternoon: Theater of Healing Class

 

Mariam Baker

Educating Ourselves About Systemic Racism
Omar M’Sai

Talking about “Race” is always a touchy subject. It is a social construct, having no biological relevance, and no real value whatsoever to humanity, in terms of making our lives more harmonious, or in helping us to form a more perfect union.
Given that, there are still those people who see one group of people as being far above the other races and perceive of themselves as having the god-given right to enslave, to rape, to dominate, and to control other peoples lives with impunity. For those people, race does become a very valuable tool.
Race is consistently used to separate us, to manipulate us, and to keep one group of us in a position to easily exploit another. How could any “Good” ever come from such a concept, and most importantly, how could race have any relevance to us, as seekers on the path of the awakened heart?
These questions, and many others like them are the kinds of questions we will be looking closely at in the seminar on race, designed specifically for the Sufi Community, that will be presented at Northwest Sufi Camp this coming August.

Omar M’Sai

Healing Our Bodies & Healing The Earth
Yahya Suzanna Nadler & Raphael Rod Birney, MD

Through SoulWork meditations, inquiry, zikr, and the dances, come into a renewed relationship with your body and the body of the Earth. Learn to use your relationship to the elements to heal your childhood wounds and radiate love. Raphael & Yahya look forward to being with you.

Yahya Suzanna Nadler

Raphael Rod Birney, MD

Kirtan: The Names of Love, Harmony, and Beauty
Mu’id Evan Bushnell

Kirtan is a devotional practice based on directly experiencing Divine Love through singing the names of god. The focal point of these sessions will be singing and bathing in these divine names while also exploring and honoring the root of the practice and how it came to us. Whether you like to sing or just listen, this will be an inclusive space full of life, beauty, and unconditional love. What you will take home is a memory of how you felt while chanting Kirtan, and perhaps you will sing Kirtan at home or seek out a group where you can sing with others.

 

Mu’id Evan Bushnell

Skills for the Urban Dervish
Khadija Goforth

Ancient and modern Sufi practices for resilience, transformation, and humor in challenging times. We will explore our rich spiritual legacy together via sacred names, movement, devotion and inquiry.

 

Khadija Goforth

Khadija Goforth

Private Soulwork Sessions
Vakil Forest Shomer

Vakil will be available for private SoulWork sessions by appointment after virtual camp is over (Dana, a free-will offering requested).

Vakil Forest Shomer

Discovering Authentic Gender
Luccia Jalila Malika Rogers

Humans are first divided at birth by sex, says Inayat Khan, and all other differences and distinctions arise from that. This first split among humans can be healed by each person fully diving into everything that goes with sex and gender and orientation and …
We go deeper and broader, expanding upon this course’s first appearance at Mendocino Sufi Camp and continuing the healing using Gender Walks, Sex Walks, Orientation Walks, and the ongoing search for the Walks of Man/Not Man, and Woman/Not Woman.

 

Luccia Jalila Malika Rogers

Qi Gong (morning)
Chitara David Yager

 

 

Chitara David Yager