Welcome Campers

38th Annual Fall Ozark Sufi Camp

“Wider Circles: Expanding the Heart of Compassion” 

Will Be Held Virtually!

Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11, 2020

Dear Friends,

As this year of unprecedented challenges and unexpected gifts continues to unfold, we will gather once again on the virtual plane to share the blessings of community and practice.

Our theme, “Wider Circles: Expanding the Heart of Compassion,” invites us to look both within and around ourselves. It asks us if there are places where we can extend the warmth of our love, places where we have withheld love from ourselves or from others. It encourages us to choose generosity, empathy, kindness, and the benefit of the doubt. It reminds us that as we stretch ourselves to open wider, we create more room for grace.

Virtual Camp will begin on the evening of Friday, October 9 and run through the morning of Sunday, October 11. You are invited to attend the entire camp, or any part that draws you in. We will use Zoom for our gatherings; links will be provided.

This Camp will be offered free of charge, and donations are also very welcome to support our teachers and help us cover our operating costs. You can use the buttons below to make a donation at any time.

If you have questions about the programming or logistics of this camp, please email Camp Director Gayan Angie Galik at singingheart101@hotmail.com. We are so looking forward to sharing this time with you.

Love,
Gayan

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Camp Offerings

We are very excited and honored to welcome special guest teacher Munira Elizabeth Reed from Columbus, Ohio! Munira will lead us in the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer Zikr and offer Dances of Universal Peace throughout our weekend together.

We are also thrilled to welcome many beloved teachers from the Ozark Camp Community, including: Alauddin Ottinger, Nuria Sabato, Rahimah Sweeney, Firdousi Wyrick, Hakima Greentree, Amin Marty Kraft, Farhad Pierce, Satya Grunthaner, Malika Lyon, Radha Distlehorst, Akbar and Jessi Bromby Miller, and many more. Watch this space, as more presenters will be added in the coming weeks!

Though Virtual Camp cannot replicate every aspect of in-person camp, we have found that the sense of connection with each other through this medium can be quite potent and nourishing. Camp activities will include:

Zikr
Dances of Universal Peace
Sufi Teachings and Practices
Kids Camp
Shared Presence
Ecstatic Dance
Universal Worship
Fellowship
And some good, old fashioned Porch Singing!

We can’t wait to see you there.

Want to receive an email with the links to attend Fall 2020 Virtual Ozark Sufi Camp? Go here to get on the list.

P.S. Many of the sessions from Spring 2020 Ozark Camp were recorded, and they are available for viewing here.

P.P.S. This song, “Wider Circles” by Rising Appalachia, helped inspire the theme for this camp. Perhaps you will find some nourishment here, too:

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