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SAMA: Events & Retreats

Cambridge Dances of Universal Peace

Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, 02138
Every 3rd Saturday with Halima, Abraham & friends in the Friends Room.
1st Fridays with the Friday Dance Team in the Friends Room, October – June
Meetings begin at 7:30 (Doors open at 7:15)  Email 

Monthly Sama Sufi Class

Cambridge. Next series begins fall of 2017, monthly on 3rd Saturdays, 3:30-5:30.  Open to Ruhaniat students, those of our sister Orders, and by invitation. Email if you are interested.

Dance Deepening & Leader Training

Towards 7 Generations

May 26-29, 2017   North Central Massachusetts

All lovers of the dance are welcome; Dancers, Leaders, Mentors, Musicians. Together we cultivate the ground of a positive shared future, tuning our awakening heart nature through and to the Walks and Dances of Universal Peace. DUP leaders are invited to deepen in Elements of Mastery, furthering the fine art of dance transmission, and are welcome to lead a DUPeace during one of the sessions. 
Read more about Dance Deepening! * Dance Deepening flyer 2017

Annual New England Sufi Dance Camp

Eat, Dance, & Pray ~ For the Beauty of the World

July 26-30, 2017,  North Central Massachusetts
Annual New England Sufi Dance Camp! We fill up! Register early!

This retreat offers us the opportunity to tune to natural rhythms and demonstrate Peace and Harmony. Eat, dance and pray together is the actualized vision Murshid Samuel Lewis held for world peace! Celebrate community with the Walks and Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr, Yoga, Walking, Sitting, Listening….
Read more about EDP!  * Retreat Flyer & Registration

Rumi Night

Zikr & the Ecstatic Poetry of Jella’udin Rumi.
Dec 16, 2017,  Cambridge, MA  7:30 pm

Join us for this annual participatory evening celebrating Mevlana Jellaudin Rumi with Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr practice, and the sharing of Estactic Poetry.

For more information: Email

Further Afield with Abraham & Halima

More detailed information can be found on Abraham and Halima’s page

Lama Foundation, Taos, New Mexico:
Maqbarra Blessing Retreat with Ruhaniat Teachers & friends

August 24-27, 2017
Come celebrate the completion of the new sanctuary at Murshid SAM’s Maqbarra (grave site), a place full of  elemental beauty, magnetism, and blessing.

For more information and to register:
Lama Foundation , Box 240   San Cristobal, NM  87564 United States

Asheville, North Carolina: Heart Wisdom

September 22-24, 2017
Asheville, NC
Retreat Flyer
Questions? Email or call Tarana: or 828-683-5296

Moscow, RussiaIn the Heart of All

October 6-8, 2017
Moscow, Russia
Contact: Aliela Goraltchik

St. Petersburg, RussiaDance Deepening and Leaders Retreat

Oct 12-16, 2017
Dances of Universal Peace with Halima, Abraham, Aliela, and Vasudeva
Open to all lovers of the Dance!
Contact:  Ilona Vorslav

Annual Northern California Sufi Sesshin

Feb 23 – March 2, 2018
IONS Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA
Guided by Pir Shabda, Murshids Wali Ali, Halima, and Abraham,  and Sheikhs Rahmat and Gayan. 8 days of Retreat alternating sitting meditation with the Walks and Dances of Universal Peace. Sit, Dance, Sit, Dance, Sit, Dance…

Registration info coming! * Retreat Flyer