Sara Rain in Asheville & Black Mountain

*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 7:00 – 9:30, DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE & ZIKR l*ed by Sara Rain. Town & Mountain Training Center, 261 Asheland Avenue, $10 -15 requested. See flyer attached. *SATURDAY, MARCH 1st, 1:00 – 5:30, MEDITATION AND DANCE CELEBRATION* led by Sara Rain. Earthhaven Ecovillage, Black Mountain (go to for directions), $15 – 50 sliding scale. See flyer attached. *SATURDAY, MARCH 1st, 7:30 – 9:30, DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE* led by Sara Rain. Earthhaven Ecovillage, Black Mountain (directions at ), $10 – 25 sliding scale. See flyer attached. *SUNDAY MARCH 2nd, 7:00 – 9:30, CHARGE OF THE GODDESS DANCE CYCLE* led by Sara Rain. Men and women alike are invited to attune to the power, compassion and imminent presence of the Divine Feminine in their own beings and in the world. Town and Mountain Training Center, 261 Asheland Avenue, $10-15 requested. See flyer attached. pdf icon sararainasheville2014flyer.pdf
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Abwoon Study Circle

The Healing Breath: Body-Based Meditations on the Aramaic Beatitudes, by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz. We are listening to this CD series. There are twelve sessions, mostly first and third Tuesdays at 4 pm.

March 4 & 18 (final session)

Circle is on Skype. If you have a problem and aren’t able to connect with me on Skpye, email

Sufi Study Circle

The sessions are mostly second and fourth Tuesdays at 10:30 am. We are reading Gatha papers of Hazrat Inayat Khan, with commentary by Murshid Samuel L. Lewis.

March 11 & 25
April 8 & 22
May 13 & 27 (final for this academic year)

Study circles are on Skype, which is a free download. If you have a problem and aren’t able to connect with me on Skpye (email

Retreats with Himayat Inayati

Retreats at Light on the Mountains Retreat Center
Asheville, North Carolina

Now is the time to schedule a personal retreat for the spring and summer of 2014 with Himayat Inayati. Himayat schedules and attends to one personal retreat at a time and he will facilitate them for five to 21 days. He has been facilitating retreats addressing inner development through Sufi practice or healing and transformation through the Raphaelite Work since 1977.

For information contact Light of the Mountains Retreat Center at ( or call 828-713-1832.

Himayat Inayati was International Kefayat of The Sufi Healing Order for twenty years. He has been a teacher in the Sufi Order since 1975. He is the founder of The Raphaelite Work.

Light on the Mountains Retreat Center has been located in the Mountains of Western North Carolina since 1977 on 105 acres of rural land. Retreatants stay in a private meditation house, equipped with bedroom, kitchenette, bath, and meditation room, overlooking a sheep pasture, spectacular mountains, and a wonderful creek nearby.

Abraham and Halima Sussman, Sept 27-28 in Asheville

“A Heart With Wings” retreat with Abraham and Halima Sussman, Sept 27-28 in Asheville. Halima & Abraham are senior teachers and dance mentors in the Sufi Ruhaniat International. Inspired musicians, travelers on the path of Heart, they bring joy and clarity to companions along the way. Their depth and compassion arises from a lifetime of integrating spiritual practice and psychological exploration of the human condition. ** Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St, Asheville NC 28801 Friday Eve Sept 27th 7pm-9pm($15), Saturday Sept 28th 10am-5pm($55) Saturday Eve Zikr 7pm-8:30pm($10) Entire program $75

Register: Linda Wesley,

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Dances of Universal Peace in Asheville

Asheville–Shemsuddin’s dance is taking a break in August. Starting in September, Shems will be leading Dances of Universal Peace on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Nourish & Flourish, 347 Depot Street, in the River Arts District of Asheville, 7:30-9:30 pm. The next dance circle led by Shems will be the evening of Saturday, September 21st.

Shemsuddin – Asheville – Feb 23, 2013

7:30pm. Shemsuddin will lead an evening of dances at Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot Street, Asheville, in the River Arts District. $10 requested donation. Call Prajna for more information. This dance continues monthly, each fourth Saturday. NOTE the previously announced Feb. 23 all-day event by Shemsuddin has been postponed.


Asheville – Sara Rain- March 22-24, 2013

Sára Rain has been a spiritual leader and minister in Colorado since 1997, and is a Dance Mentor for the Dances of Universal Peace. Leading Sufi practices, community rituals, and sacred music circles, Sára weaves inter-cultural depth and a medley of instrumentation spanning many traditions and languages. She swims in the heart of the music! See Flyer for details.

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