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

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

Universal Heart Caravan
Khadija Goforth

The Sufi Invocation of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan emphasizes Unity, embracing life beyond duality. The Sufi journey travels the way of Heart/Holy Love, with devotion generating “perfume” via spiritual practice.

Utilizing sound, breath, movement and introspective dyads, we will move together throughout history and over the planet, seeking out “all the illuminated souls” in our common goal of heart-awakening. Prerequisites: Courage, sincerity, introspection, compassion (for self and others) and a sense of humor. This class is particularly recommended for those whose path includes service/spiritual leadership or Universal Worship ordination/ministry, however everyone is welcome; no previous experience is necessary.

 

Khadija Goforth

Khadija Goforth

Private Soulwork Sessions and Fana Fi Gaia
Vakil Forest Shomer

Vakil will lead one of the Fana fi Gaia classes and zikr, will be available for private SoulWork sessions by appointment (Dana, a free-will offering requested) and serve occasionally as a musician for the Dances.

Vakil Forest Shomer

Singing Hearts and Harmony
Karly Loveling

Sing songs that nourish the heart through uplifting lyrics and magical harmonies. Many of the songs Karly carries have interlocking parts that enable even inexperienced singers to create harmonies.  No ability to read sheet music needed, songs are taught by call and response.

 

Karly Loveling

Wandering Dervish
Quan Yin Williams

Wise woman and a listening ear for needs of the camp and campers. Answers to many of your questions. Newcomers, please join me for lunch on Tuesday, outside under the canopy with picnic tables. Or find me at a table after lunch any day for half an hour. Visiting with me at any time is an option. The lunch meetings will be group; if someone wants more individual time, we can set that up, just by asking.

Quan Yin Williams

Quan Yin Williams

“Next Gen” Circle 19-35 years
Basira Beardsworth

Khalifa Basira will facilitate a daily circle for our young adult community, the “Next Gen.” Listen, Witness, Share, Ask, Learn, Trust, Risk, Emerge. Be Seen. Be Heard. Some teachings in foundational practices in the Ruhaniat lineage. For people between 19 and 35 years of age.

Basira Beardsworth

Fana Fi Gaia: Reflections of the Faces and Facets of Ziraat
Tawwaba Bloch

Each day one of our Ziraat fellowship will share their heart attunement to Gaia through Ziraat practice. Our garden’s flowers are infinitely diverse. Let us sip nectar together!

 

Tawwaba Bloch

Tawwaba Bloch

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