Leader: Kuan Yin Cindy Pujos-Michel
Our Banff Sufi Centre has been very active over the past year, 2015/2016. We held a Healing Retreat last year around this time, June 21st, called Offering the Healing Heart. It was very well attended, held here in Banff at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Throughout the year we keep what we call ' our Internal Healing Lists'. People get in touch with us via email, telephone or in person to have someone's name placed on the list. We then as individuals within the Healing community offer healing prayers on a daily basis for the person or group named on the list.
We have found this to be a wonderful extension to our Spiritual Healing Activity which we also continue with several times over a given year.
Other practices that we heavily ascribe to are: the Singing Zikar of Inayat Khan, Chromatic Zikar, Pranayama, Shaghal, Amal, Concentration,and this year we have placed a heavier emphasis on the Prayers of Inayat Khan. We also work with Wazifa, and of course, readings from the Volumes of Inayat Khan.
Our Sufi evenings are held every 2 weeks on Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30 or so. The sufi meetings are held in my home in Banff. Our group members are:
Sitara Karen Minish
Fatayab Bob Knowlden
Hanifa Meg Nicks
Sita Laureen Rama - living in Calgary
Ayaz Jacques Pujos- Michel
Myself, Kuan Yin Pujos- Michel
and on occasions:
Our dear Sufi sisters from Calgary join us as they all did at Christmas, 2015(as a group) and individually when they feel like venturing forth...........
Qahira Fran Becker, Calgary Leader
Azima Martha Toy
Naseera Wendy Ross
We also have a group that we stay connected with via email on a by-weekly basis.
This past week, 2 of our group plus myself did an exploratory trip to the outskirts of Calgary in hopes of finding a suitable location for a proposed Canadian National Retreat for 2017. I will be reporting on our findings along with a quote from 'the Crossing at Ghost River' at our next Board meeting.
In August, 2016 Nirtan Carol Ann Sokoloff will be hosting a 'Reunion of Canadian Sufis at Lake O'Hara in the Canadian Rockies' and we in Banff will be supporting this hiking retreat as best we can.
Sending streams of love and Sufi Blessings,