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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.

Sufi Sesshin

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 10am-5pm
Cambridge Friends Meetinghouse
5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138

A day of retreat alternating sitting meditation with Dances of Universal Peace
Sit, Dance, Sit, Dance, Sit, Dance….
Read more about the Sufi Sesshin!

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     Phone:575-586-1269

Asheville, North Carolina: Heart Wisdom

September 22-24, 2017
Asheville, NC

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

Annual Sufi Session,  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!