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Halima and Abraham


Murshida Halima and Murshid Abraham Sussman are senior mentor teachers in the Sufi Ruhaniat and Dances of Universal Peace lineages, inspired musicians, and experienced guides in the path of the awakening heart. They share joy and clarity arising from their own practice and tap a depth that arises from a lifetime of integrating spiritual practice, psychological exploration and a love of the natural world. They travel and teach Internationally, returning home to Massachusetts, local family and sangha. Halima seeded her love of the Sufi path in Murshid Sam’s Marin Dance Meeting. Abraham is an original mureed of Murshid Sam. Information about International and U.S. offerings are below. More details of local Boston/Cambridge area events can be found on the calendar pages for Sama Retreats and Events page and MA. (Photo taken in Syria, 2008)


Sufi Sesshin: February 3, 9:30-5

A Winter’s Day Retreat   guided by Halima and Abraham Sussman

Cambridge Friends, 5 Longfellow Park, 02138

For this retreat we alternate the practice of silent sitting meditation, looking within, with the heart opening practice of Dances of Universal Peace and Zikr. Dance…sit…dance…sit…dance…sit…. lunch…walk outside if weather permits….dance….sit…

Sufi Sesshin 2018 flier and registration

Dance Deepening & Leader, May 25-28

Transmission & the Living Spirit: Towards 7 Generations 

Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28) in  North Central MA.                   With Senior Mentor teachers Abraham and Halima Sussman (USA), and Mentors Malika Salazar (Colombia), Prem (New Zealand), Sally Amrita (New Zealand) and friends.

Murshid SAM first shared  the Dances of Universal Peace 50 years ago with a few of his students, June 1968 in SF. At the time he said these dances will go around the world, and they have! This Dance Deepening will focus on Murshid SAM’s living transmission, the original dances, and  the beautiful transmissional dances that continue to manifest.

All lovers of the dance are welcome; Dancers, Leaders, and Musicians. Together we cultivate the ground of a positive shared future, tuning our awakening heart nature through and to Murshid SAM and 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    Dance Deepening 2018* Flyer & Registration

Register Online Here!


Eat, Dance & Pray: New England Sufi Dance Camp, July 25-29

For the Beauty of the World

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!  *Flyer & Registration coming!

Nature Wisdom,  August 16-19

 North Central Massachusetts

Join Wendy Hodder, from New Zealand, and her local hosts Abraham and Halima Sussman in practicing embodied prayers for healing our planet and ourselves.

Wendy has steeped in the Maori/Sufi/DUP wisdom interface that is unique to NZ. She worked closely with Shafia Stevens in bringing many of the Maori inspired DUPeace to life. She is a inspiring artist, musician, and dance leader who invokes an earth wisdom that is dynamic, real and sensitizing. Abraham and Halima are experienced life practitioners and senior teachers in the Sufi Ruhaniat & Dances of Universal Peace lineages.

Retreat Flyer & Registration coming soon!

Further Afield with Halima & Abraham

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,  near St Petersburg.
Guests Murshida Halima and Murshid Abraham join sheikha Ilona and friends for the annual Summer Camp. Beautiful nature, beautiful people!

Universal Sufi Heart Wisdom, Dances of Universal Peace, Harmonic Temple, Healing Service, Meditation. Childrens program.   Russian/English/German
Contact: Ilona Vorslav


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