|From:||John Hakim B.|
|Sent on:||Monday, June 18, 2012 9:57 AM|
Dear Dances of Universal Peace Meetup Friends,
Many of you joined this meetup because it called to you in some way.
Many of you said to yourselves, “Oh, I’ll do it sometime, it looks like it could be neat.”
Sometime is here.
You invited to the Grand Opening of the Light Upon Light Sufi Center on the evening of June 30 at the Center for Performing Arts in South Minneapolis! Come see our beautiful new center and join in Dances of Universal Peace, the musical Sufi zikr ceremony of Divine Remembrance, and participatory chanting with the Wild Moon Bhaktas. Delicious food will be provided by the Holy Land Bakery and Deli.
After more than a year of thought and effort, our room, once a laundry room in the basement of a Catholic rectory, has been beautified and given a new purpose. We are now the Light Upon Light Sufi Center, dedicated to opening doorways into the mysterious and beautiful depths underlying the seemingly ordinary world.
We are members of the Bushnell Family: Karima Ashki Nur, Hakim, and Isa Nureddin Garek. Karima and Hakim have been on the Sufi path for more than 25 years and Isa Nureddin joined that path at the age of five. As the Light Upon Light Sufi Center, we want to help people explore spiritual possibilities within our mystical traditions and connect with like-minded individuals across religions. We do this by offering Sufi and Sufi-related practice, teaching and training, including regular zikr and celebrations of the Dances of Universal Peace.
Please visit our brand-new website at <http://www.lulsuficenter.org/>. Our temporary page shows the Grand Opening and regular schedule, while the full site will be available by the end of June.
SCHEDULE: From 5:30 to 6:45, Holy Land Bakery and Deli trays (downstairs) and participatory chanting with the Wild Moon Bhaktas (sunroom). From 7:00 to 9:30, Welcome and Introduction, Dances of Universal Peace, Sufi Zikr and Some Small Surprises
RSVP REQUIRED: This event is free, but to plan for food and seating, we need an accurate count. Deadline is June 27, but earlier is better! Please call or email Karima at [masked] or <[address removed]>.
TIME: June 30, 2012, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
PLACE: Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55409.
We greatly look forward to seeing you!
Hakim, Karima Ashki Nur, and Isa Nureddin Garek Bushnell