Welcome, Campers


Let My Heart Reflect Thy Light

35th Annual Spring Ozark Sufi Camp

Friday, May 26th through Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
In the Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Osage Beach, Missouri


Zikr ∞ Prayer ∞ Sufi Teachings and Classes ∞ Dances of Universal Peace ∞ Meditations ∞ Healing Temple ∞ Musicianship Classes ∞ Dance Leader Classes ∞ Dinner Talent Shows ∞ Kids Camp ∞ Young Adult / Teen Activities ∞ Tea Ceremony ∞ Ziraat ∞ Qi Gong ∞ Kirtan ∞ Kids Play ∞ Pre-Camp Friday Afternoon Retreat ∞
Beloved Ones of God!

Since 1982, we have been coming together twice a year for Sufi retreats. This May’s Spring Ozark Sufi Camp thus represents the 35th such spring gathering. It is a welcoming and inclusive community, as many newcomers have discovered. This Spring we are privileged to have two guest leaders from the west, both of whom are also accomplished musicians and dance originators–Grace Marie from Colorado and Shivadam Burke from Arizona.

Many of us, including our beloved teachers and young adults whose growth we have tracked from year to year, have grown older together. In recent years, we have been holding discussions about how to ensure that future generations will continue to eat, dance, and pray together. Toward that end, we are bringing back Akbar Miller and Jessica Bromby, who last Spring began leading Youth and Young Adult activities at camp. We have also reduced the already very reasonable cost of the camp for those 30 years of age and under to make it easier for them to attend. To help create a new generation of leaders and musicians, this year’s camp will be offering classes in dance leadership and dance musicianship.

We have many beloved teachers who gather with us each year at camp. One of our other Sufi friends, Hidayat Inayat Khan, who headed the Sufi Movement, would have turned 100 in August of this year but passed away last September.

We will have a program at camp honoring his memory.

We invite you to join us in dance and spiritual practices this May. We look forward to mirroring your light!

              Mansur Richard Conviser, Camp Spiritual Director
Guest Teachers Shivadam Burke and Grace Marie join our Beloved Teachers Khabir Kitz, Allaudin Ottinger, Nuria Sabato, Firdousi Wyrick, Zahir Orest, Rahimah Sweeney, Yasmin Scott, Marty Kraft, Hakima Greentree, Buraq Olson, Farhad Pierce and other local teachers! Youth and Young Adult Leaders are again Jessica Bromby and Akbar Miller!

Spiritual Director
Mansur Conviser: email pitchfixer@mac.com

Camp Co-Manager
Safia Gray: email safiaozarkcamp@yahoo.com
Fatimah Wittry: email fatimahsplanbe@yahoo.com

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