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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, continuing through May 2018. We meet 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 Jellaludin Rumi Dec 15, 2018,  Cambridge, MA  7:30 pm 

Join us for this annual participatory evening celebrating Mevlana Jellaludin Rumi with Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr practice, and the sharing of Estactic Poetry.For more information: Email


Sufi Sesshin: Saturday Feb. 2

A Winter’s Day Retreat guided by Halima and Abraham, 9:30am – 5pm               Cambridge Friends Meeting Suggested Cost/exchange range is $60-$100.  Sesshin

Dance Deepening May 24-27

Transmission & the Living Spirit: Towards 7 Generations                                             Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27) in  North Central MA.                                                          With Senior mentor teachers Abraham and Halima Sussman(USA)                                        All lovers of the dance are welcome; Dancers, Leaders, and MusiciansTogether we cultivate the ground of a positive shared future, tuning our awakening heart nature through and to the Walks and Dances of Universal Peace. Mentored DUP leaders are invited to cultivate mastery, furthering the fine art of dance transmission, and are welcome to lead a DUPeace during one of the sessions. 

Read more…   DD flyer& Registration 2019

Eat, Dance, & Pray: NE Sufi Dance Retreat, July 24-28

North Central MA  Annual New England Sufi Dance Camp! We fill up! Register early!     With Maitreya, Halima, and Abraham, and other local teachers, dance leaders and musicians. 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!     EDP2019 flyer and registration

Further Afield with Halima & Abraham

Sufi SesshinN. California

January 4-11, 2019  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

California QuarterlyJanuary 18-21, 2019,

Guest teachers Murshida Halima and Murshid Abraham join local leaders Nur Latifa, Yarrow, and friends for this annual gathering. Beautiful nature, beautiful people! Universal Sufi Heart Wisdom & Dances of Universal Peace
Contact: Nur Latifa Crane  2019 quarterly flier

Awakening Heart: Sufi Retreat

Durham, NC: February 22-24, 2019

Retreat: St Petersburg, Russia: March 8-10

RetreatMoscow, Russia: March 15-17

In the Inner Garden: Madison WI , April 12-14

Sufi Sesshin with other heart opening practices. Dance, sit, dance, sit, dance, sit … Inner Garden reg.

One Heart, One PeopleFort Wayne, IN ❤️ July19-21


Wilderness:Dance Camp, Idaho  August 18-24

Join Halima, Abraham, Narayan, Munir, and friends!

Dance Deepening:New Zealand

Deepening for all, and Leaders training: September 2019 

DUPeace Retreat: Florida

October  10-13, 2019 (Thursday eve- Sunday)