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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: Date TBA

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…

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.

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. 

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Eat, Dance & Pray

NE Sufi Dance Camp, July 24-28

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….
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Further Afield with Halima & Abraham

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

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…
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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


California Quarterly


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