Dargah Construction Site Photos 2017

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Carved stone columns from India
Installing stone columns and capitals
Completed stone columns from above
Completed stone columns from below
Installing hip corbels, carved by Michael Kothrade
Hip corbels installed and aligned
Corbel detail
Close-up of corbel detail
Welding steel ring in place
Corbels and steel ring
Corbels and steel ring from above
Murshid SAM’s grave and teachings
Assembly of base of roof, with Sufi Invocation
Beginning to assemble the zome
Zome roof mostly completed, skylight ring ready
Completing the zome roof and skylight
Preparing roof structure with slings for crane
Crane begins lifting roof structure
Roof structure being moved to posts and corbels
Interior view as roof structure is lowered into place
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Dargah with roof structure
Timber frame completed
Exposed Douglas fir ceiling surface in the porch overhang (1)
Exposed Douglas fir ceiling surface in the porch overhang (2)
Exposed Douglas fir ceiling surface in the porch overhang (3)
Dargah with porch overhang completed
Exposed Douglas fir ceiling surface application begins on the zome
Plywood roofing substrate being applied to zome exterior
Exposed Douglas fir ceiling surface application on the zome interior
Panorama showing columns, corbels, and interior of zome
Completed ceiling with opening for skylight
Membrane completed in preparation for installation of copper roof
Copper roof installation begins
Dargah with partially completed copper roof
Cutting one of the many roof tiles
Installing a roof tile on the dome
Final dome roof tile
Completed floor underlayment
Stone floor pattern layout
Making an adjustment to a stone floor tile
Laying stone floor
Lightning rod
Skylight with lightning rod
Raising skylight to top of dome (1)
Raising skylight to top of dome (2)
Dome with skylight installed
View of skylight from interior of Dargah
Carved stone columns from India
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VIDEO! Watch the dome, or Zome, being lifted and placed on top of the nearly-completed structure.




















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The Ruhaniat Calendar: Events at a Glance

Dear ones, welcome to the Ruhaniat calendar. We strive to list all major upcoming SRI events such as camps and retreats on this one web page for easy reference. It is designed to be quickly and conveniently scanned by eye for type of event, presenters, date and location.
   ♥ For details on any event just click on the title (on the left), which is a web link that will take you to the event flyer or web site.
   ♥ The column 'Youth Program' on the right indicates the events that include separate planned and supervised activities for children, tweens and teens. See event flyers or contact the organizers for specifics.
   ♥ Young adults are welcome, of course, at all Ruhaniat camps and retreats. In addition, visit our Sufi Youth pages for more opportunities.
   ♥ NOTE: To find local and evening Ruhaniat events -- Dances, zikrs, workshops, classes etc. -- in your area or anywhere, select "SRI World-Wide" in the top menu.       (Also: more Dances of Universal Peace events here.)

    Our events listings should be visible below. If you don't see them you can click here to download as spreadsheet.

 

A color photo of Ruth St Denis dancing

This photograph from the April 1916 National Geographic, made by a process called Autochrome, shows Ruth St. Denis and her partner Ted Shawn performing "The Garden of Kama", one of their many India-influenced works. 'Miss Ruth' heard Hazrat Inayat Khan and his brothers performing Indian ragas in 1911 and hired them to join her dance troupe, which was known for her modern dances interpreting Indian themes. For some six months they traveled across the United States for engagements in numerous venues. Accompanying the dance troupe was the musicians' first good job after they arrived in New York City in 1910, and after they parted company in California

 

 

New Edition of The Bowl of Saki Commentary

bowl-2012-coverThe long awaited "THE BOWL OF SAKI COMMENTARY"  is now available for purchase from the Sufi Ruhaniat Bookstore - Self & Soul Center in an elegant new edition. This beautiful volume is filled with the wisdom of two great Sufi masters Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis.  Newly edited and updated, this is a perfect addition to your Sufi library and to give as a gift.

An electronic version will also be available soon for your computer, e-readers. tablets and phones.  Watch this web site for the announcement when it becomes available.

MURSHID WALI ALI MEYER WRITES: At first approach [The Bowl of Saki Commentary]  may serve as a daily oracle, but when viewed as a whole it reveals itself as a bountiful source of practical guidance for all aspects of our inner and outer life. This edition is beautifully designed and conscientiously edited. It would grace any home.

... AND FROM PROF. STEPHANIE NURIA SABATO: The Bowl of Saki is a divine message from above of perennial, timeless, and poetical expression. The height, breadth, and depth of the message within The Bowl of Saki touch the very heart of our humanity. Its language in an intricate pattern or exquisitely interwoven expressions and revelations that have the capacity to instill awe, wonder, and nourishment on the unfolding path leading to a greater spiritual awakening in everyday life. All this has been contemplated in the selection of the design elements for this special text.

The cover photo is a fragment of the dome of the largest mosque in Europe, found in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The domed mosaic is intended to express an intricacy of interconnectedness; both overarching and enveloping, while reaching out to touch the reader. It is an invitation to enter the sacred space.

The lettering styles on the cover were selected to give a sense of the book’s contents that are both intimately personal, like a daily diary, while also containing ancient wisdom and knowledge. Likewise the lettering styles on the interior design were selected to give the reader a sense of an undulating and rhythmic flow between the original quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan, and the illuminating commentaries by Murshid Samuel L. Lewis.

Being invited to participate in the presentation of this text has been a sacred journey and a great, entrusted privilege. I echo the acknowledgements and gratitude expressed in the Introduction text of the book. May all beings be graced with encouragement, illumination, and filled with understanding, contentment, equanimity, peace, and joy.


 Visit Ruhaniat Publications to view a selection of more inspiring Sufi books and teachings.

HeartBeat Magazine 2008-2010

HeartBeat, Summer 2010 (click to read it)

On Nature, by Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.................................................................4
Commentary on The Inner Life, by Murshid Samuel L. Lewis ...............................................4
From the Editor, by Kyra Epstein.....................................................................................5
Ziraat: A Slender Thread, by Vakil Forest Shomer...............................................................5
Cosmology, by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan....................................................................................6
Nature’s Ensouling Intelligence: On God, Nature, and the Decision to Choose Love,
by Dorothy MacLean......................................................................................................8
Our Loving Relationship with Nature, by Carol Sill (Sufia).....................................................10
Attuning to the Wisdom of Nature: Sacred Sites, Stone Circles, Crop Circles
and Your Own Backyard, by Asha Lela.............................................................................11
Nature: Our Teacher, Our Lover, by Saladin Pelfrey...........................................................12
Nature Mysticism, by Aziza Riely-Twaddle..........................................................................13
Fundament Wonder: A Brief, Imagined Visit from the Deep, Dark, and Productive,
by Michael J. Furniss......................................................................................................13
From the Nature Meditations of Hazrat Inayat Khan............................................................20
Sufi Ruhaniat International Financial Report 2009................................................................21
Ruhaniat Publications......................................................................................................22

 

HeartBeat Summer 2009 (click to read it)

On Love, Sufi Thought Seven by Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan...................................................... 4
From Bestowing of Blessing—on love by Murshid Samuel L. Lewis ....................................................... 5
Excerpts from “The Bowl of Saki” by HIK with commentaries by Murshid Sam.................................. 6
Where Adam and Eve Made Love by Saadi Shakur Chishti..................................................................... 9
Love, Inward and Outward by multiple contributors.............................................................................. 11
Iran and The Feather of the Simorgh by Elias Amidon........................................................................... 15
Two poems: Initiation; Guide by Mirabai Wolf Willow........................................................................... 18
Forty Years with Jaman—Love on the Path of Commerce by Najat Roberts....................................... 19
The Holiest Shrine in Iran is in Mashad by Mansur Johnson................................................................. 21
The Inayati Family: Just How Big Are We? By Aslan Scott Sattler....................................................... 26
Morning Prayer by Mary Flowers............................................................................................................... 31
Remembrance by Khushi Tanveer............................................................................................................... 32
Sufi Ruhaniat International Financial Report 2008 by Boudewijn Boom............................................... 34
Sufi Ruhaniat International Board of Trustees Meeting........................................................................ 36
Theme for Winter 2009/2010 Issue.......................................................................................................... 39
Available Ruhaniat Publications.............................................................................................................. 40
Make a Donation of $1001, Support the Ruhaniat................................................................................. 41

HeartBeat Winter 2008-2009 (Click to read it)

Contents

Letter from our Pir..........................................................................................................................................4
Quotes from the Gathekas on Practice
by Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.....................................................................................................5
Practice by Murshid Khabir Kitz.......................................................................................................................8
The Elements With—a poem by Jemila Spain...............................................................................................10
Making Friends with a Sitting Practice by Bodhi Be...................................................................................12
2009 Ruhaniat Jamiat Ahm Invitation.........................................................................................................14
The Value of Practices by Aatoon Nina Massey...........................................................................................15
Who Practices? by Munir Reynolds...............................................................................................................17
Dying as Spiritual Practice by Noor-un-Nisa Walsh....................................................................................21
If on Earth there be a Paradise of Bliss, This is It! by Quan Yin Lynne Williams....................................24
The Practice and Culture of Friendship by Rabia Cronin..........................................................................32
Sufi Ruhaniat International Board of Trustees Emergency Meeting......................................................34
Update Your Albertson’s Card to Continue Donating!............................................................................36
Theme for Summer 2009 Issue.....................................................................................................................36
Available Ruhaniat Publications.................................................................................................................37
OFFER: Make a Donation, Support the Ruhaniat, Receive an Original Painting of HIK...................38



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