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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. New series begins fall of 2018, 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.

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

Dance Deepening & Leader Training

Towards 7 Generations

May 25-28, 2018   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 25-29, 2018,  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!  * 2018 Flyer & Registration to come!

The Natural Wisdom of the Heart

August 15-19, 2018,   North Central Massachusetts

Join Halima, Abraham, and special guest Wendy Hodder from New Zealand in exploring The Natural Wisdom of the Heart and practicing embodied prayers for healing our planet and ourselves.  Flyer & Registration to come!


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

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…
Retreat FlyerRegistration Information

Russian Ruhaniat Sufi Camp

June 16-23, 2018
Guest Teachers: Halima and Abraham
Contact: Ilona Vorslav