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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)


Dances of Universal Peace, Cambridge

Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, 02138
Every 3rd Saturday with Halima, Abraham & friends in the Friends Room.
Meetings begin at 7:30 (Doors open at 7:15)  Email 

Monthly Sufi Class

Cambridge. New series begins fall of 2018, continuing through May 2019. We meet monthly on 3rd Saturdays, 3:30-5:30. except for January and March when we will meet on the 4th Saturday. Open to Ruhaniat mureeds, 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


Annual Northern California Sufi Sesshin

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 Quarterly

January 18-21, 2019, San Luis Obispo

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

Sufi Sesshin: Saturday Feb. 2

A Winter’s Day Retreat guided by Halima and Abraham Sussman 9:30-5

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…  Vegetarian lunch will be served. Pre-registration requested, see registration info in flier below.

Sufi Sesshin 2019 flier and registration coming!

Sufi Retreat  Durham, NC

February 22-24, 2019

Retreat in St Petersburg, Russia:

March 8-10

Retreat in Moscow, Russia:

March 15-17, 2019

Sufi Retreat, April 12-14, Madison WI

Sufi Sesshin & other heart opening practices

The Inner Garden

Dance Deepening

Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27) in  North Central MA.                      Transmission & the Living Spirit: Towards 7 Generations                                            

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…

  Dance Deepening flyer& Registration 2019

DUPeace Retreat: Fort Wayne, Indiana:

July 19-21, 2019

Ft Wayne DUP Retreat Flyer 2019

Eat, Dance, & Pray: NE Sufi Dance Retreat,

July 24-28

North Central Massachusetts  Annual New England Sufi Dance Camp! We fill up! Register early!  With Maitreya, Halima, and Abraham, Aliela (Russia) Karuna, 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….

Childrens program with Tajali.

Read more about EDP!    Register Online Here

EDP2019 flyer and registration

Wilderness Dance Camp, Idaho:

August 18-24, 2019

DUPeace Retreat in NZ

September 2019: Dance Deepening and Leaders Training

Florida Dance Retreat

October 10-13, 2019

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