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Weekly Tuesday Morning Practice 9-10am

Join us Tuesday Mornings for Sufi Practice & Meditation, beginning at 9AM EST/UTC-5 (Boston MA, USA)  We continue to advocate for actions and realizations that support a harmonious relationship between people, nature, and life itself, knowing that this realization begins inside ourselves. Our intentions are towards 7 generations, towards Peace on Earth. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin together.

To protect the integrity of our meeting, we do not publish the zoom link online. Email to inquire about joining. Our practice time is approx. 45 minutes long.

Ruhaniat Family Zoom Gathering ~ SAT January 22nd @ 10:00 AM PST 1PM ET

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Ruhaniat Family Zoom Gathering
Holding Hands in Virtual Space – Part XLV
Saturday, Jan 22nd ~ 10 am PST, 1pm ET, UTC -8

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Zikr, Light Ritual & the Poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi

Saturday, December 18, 1pm-3pm EST/UTC-5/MA/USA

Join us in interconnected heart space via zoom. We invoke the great Sufi Jellaluddin Rumi through shared poetry, chant, body prayer, and Zikr. Towards awakening Peace, Tolerance, Harmony, and the Reality of our Interconnected Nature. Please arrive in the zoom heart space a few minutes early so we can begin together. If you like, bring a small candle or light.

The advent of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi’s Urs, with the convergence of the Solstice, Chanuka, Christmas, Kwanza, and Beauty All Around, inspires us to stoke the inner fire, invoke peace and balance, and celebrate the One Light that interconnects all life.  

 Email to request an invitation and zoom link. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin together. The zoom room will have live chant beginning at 12:50 pm  We aim our practice together towards creating a unified field of positive healing energy, within ourselves, towards our communities, our countries, and our shared world. Integrating devotional chant and the joy of singing, the deep silence of meditation, poetry, Sufi teachings, body prayer, Zikr, Elemental awareness, and Breath. We are One Together, Together One.

Retreats 2021

Coming Up:

Sufi/DUPeace Retreat in Chile, February 2022

Sufi/DUPeace Retreat in Guadalajara, Mexico March 2022

Past Retreats:

Sufi Sesshin, Nov 6, 1-3pm ET~ via zoom

Ruhaniat Jamiat Khas Retreat November 12-14, 2021 Zikr and Silent Meditation are two time-honored methods of awakening realization of the One. During sesshin we alternate the heart-opening practice of sung and spoken Zikr with silent sitting meditation. Together we join hearts and voices to reach deep into our inner life to support this realization. With Pir Shabda & Pirani Tamam and Murshids Allaudin, Leilah, Rahimah, Halima, and Abraham in this affirmation of the Unity which interconnects all life.

Ruhaniat Jamiat Khas Retreat November 12-14, 2021 International gathering of Ruhaniat Teachers and Guides Retreat with Pir Shabda, the Murshids Circle as well as several sheikhs and Khalifs. Spiritual Directors and program weavers: Murshids Halima and Abraham

United in the Heart July 30 & 31, 2021 International Retreat via Zoom, live English/Spanish w Russian translation

Together we gathered with friends from around the the world to invoke the Deep Peace that is at the essence of our Being, and the Creativity and Unity that flows when we tune to the All pervading reality of Interconnected nature. Guided by Halima (US), Abraham (US), Maitreya (US), Malika (Colombia+US), Lakshmi (Ecuador), and Aliela (Russia) with friends Ishtar (Mexico), Jamila (Russia), Petaluma (US), Shakti (US), Dahlia (US). Zoom Hosted by Rahima.

May what we do together be of benefit for all beings.

Love’s Healing Heart-Spring Ruhaniat Int. Jamiat Ahm, April 30-May 2. Live Spanish/English with Russian & German translation

We gathered from 25 countries for a beautiful retreat, opening hearts, connecting to the living stream of wisdom that flows through our lineage. With Pir Shabda Khan, Murshida Halima Sussman, Murshid Abraham Sussman, Murshida Sophia Onnen, Nur Jahan Campos, our retreat hosts, the Rose Heart Sufi Community, and invited guests. Alhumdulillah!

Sama Sangha YouTube Channel

Tuesday Practices, SamaSangha International Monthly Circles, and Retreats. If you are interested in a particular recording and cannot find it, please email with the subject line “recording” or click here:


With love and blessings,  Halima & Abraham

Cambridge Dances of Universal Peace

Cambridge DUPeace will not hold in-person meetings until it feels safe for us to meet.  We hope this will sooner than later. Meanwhile, sending love and healing to all! Toward the One, on the breath!

Retreats 2020

Sufi Retreat in Spain Jan. 3-6

This was a beautiful in-person retreat with Guest Teachers Halima, Abraham & Aliela, and European DUP leaders & dancers from Spain, France, Russia, Iran, and Germany. Alhumdulillah! 

Sufi Sesshin, March 7th 9-5

We are so grateful for this day of retreat. It was the last in-person retreat we held before the mandated worldwide personal- separation retreat due to the pandemic of 2020.

Dance Deepening, May 22-25th

With great regret, we are canceling our annual  Memorial Day Weekend Dance Deepening Retreat in North Central MA. Given the public health concerns still sweeping our beautiful blue planet, this seems the wisest decision.

Russian Ruhaniat Sufi Camp June 20-28

We had a beautiful 4 day Camp online including Russian Sangha and International visitors 

Usually near Saint Petersburg. With Ilona, Vasudeva, Aliela, other local leaders, invited guests Halima and Abraham and local community. We Ate, Danced and Prayed together during the light white night time of beautiful Russia.

One Love- United in the Heart: EDP, July 31 – August 2,  (Fri eve – Sun eve)

Online via zoom! Our Annual Eat, Dance, and Pray Together New England Northeast Retreat with Halima, Abraham, Malika, Maitreya, Yasmin, Ilona, Tarana, and friends.   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!