Welcome Campers

38th Annual Spring Ozark Sufi Camp Goes Virtual

Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24, 2020

Dear Beloveds,

Welcome to Spring Ozark Camp! Below, you will find all the information you need to participate in this online event.

Participants are encouraged to approach this weekend as a retreat, setting aside the weekend for time outside of the rest of life, to deepen practices and spiritual community, though the option of participating in only a few classes is welcome as well. We hope attendees will consider creating a way to have a Sacred Space near the screen, but not always staring at the screen, as we explore new ways to continue the pursuit of mystical practice. There will be long breaks between classes for continued retreat on one’s own.

We have a couple of exciting new additions to the schedule. Saturday lunch time will present the Kids Camp Hanuman Play!, with much song and merriment for kids of all ages, and Murshida Mariam Baker will add her touch to our weekend as well.

Most of the sessions can hold up to 500 participants. In the event that they fill, we hope that those over that number can hold the presence and continue in the retreat. All sessions will be recorded and sent to Sufi lists afterwards.

If you receive this and are able to post it to your community, please do so. Let’s endeavor on an experiment in worldwide Sufi Retreat as we build our connections and continue to explore the meaning of “Listening to the Resonance”.

Love,
habiba

Full descriptions and Zoom links for each session can be found here.

“Listening to the Resonance, Virtually and Beyond”

Friday night, May 22 to Sunday morning, May 24

Course descriptions and camp info are below the schedule summary.

All times are listed in Central Daylight Time (USA). You can use this Time Zone Converter to find the time in your local area: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Friday, May 22nd

7:30 – 9:00 Allaudin and Friends – featuring musical duo HuDost and other special guests.

Saturday, May 23rd

8:00 – 8:45 Qi Gong Sufi Style – Habiba Cynthia Dollard

10:00 – 11:30 What we know through Resonance – Rahimah Sweeney, Akbar and Jessica Bromby Miller

12:00 – 12:45 Kids Camp HANUMAN PLAY!!! – Joann McMillan, Lori Threat, and a cast of 1000’s.

1:00 – 2:30 Love Light Life – Nuria Sabato

3:00 – 4:00 Young Adult Heart Circle – Akbar and Jessica Bromby Miller

4:30 – 5:30 Alone Together with God – Firdousi Wyrick

7:30 – 9:00 Zikr with Allaudin and Firdousi – Allaudin Ottinger and Firdousi Wyrick

Sunday, May 24th

8:00 – 8:45 Qi Gong Sufi Style – Habiba Cynthia Dollard

10:00-10:30 Sacred Movement Celebration- Radha Distlehorst

10:30-11:30 Universal Worship, Music and Song -Malika Lyon, Akbar and Jessica, HuDost

Camp Details: Full descriptions and Zoom links for each session can be found here. Spring Virtual Camp is offered at no cost to participants, although donations will be encouraged. Donations made through ozarksuficamp.org will be used to support teachers and musicians. For links to contact/support musicians and teachers directly, camp schedule, and class descriptions, visit ozarksuficamp.org. For questions about classes contact or other general inquiries, contact habiba.ozarksufis@gmail.com.

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Class Descriptions:

Full descriptions and Zoom links for each session can be found here.

Friday

7:30 – 9:00 Allaudin and Friends – Allaudin Ottinger will lead the evening which will include a performance by the musical group HuDost, along with offerings from Farhad Pierce, Akbar and Jessica Bromby Miller and other very special guests.

Saturday

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Qi Gong Sufi Style –  Habiba will lead a morning Qi Gong practice, integrating the prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan with movements designed to energize the body and integrate the breath.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. What We Know Through Resonance – Rahimah Sweeney, Akbar and Jessica Bromby Miller

Our hearts will be the vehicles of our knowing for Saturday morning. We will do a succession of attuning practices to raise our heart resonance, which is the place of inner knowing. The teaching will come from the inner experience. Then we will share in small groups what the practices have brought to us. The morning session will end with Akbar and Jessica offering song and practices along the theme of Resonance.

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Kids Camp HANUMAN PLAY!!! – Joann McMillan, Lori Thweatt and a cast of 1000’s will present a Virtual Version of the Kid’s Camp Play. All ages welcome. The session will include song, laughter, mayhem, and very cool puppets. Bring your lunch, if you like, and join the fun!

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Love Light Life – Nuria Sabato

In the Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Knowers and seers have understood that there is a stage at which, by touching a particular phase of existence, one feels raised above the limitations of life, and is given that power and peace and freedom, that light and life, which belong to the source of all beings. In other words, in that moment of supreme exaltation one is not only united with the source of all beings, but dissolved in it; for the source is one’s self. This session will be a combination spiritual discourse, contemplation, practice, and will conclude with Q & A and discussion.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Young Adult Heart Circle – Akbar and Jessica Bromby Miller will facilitate an open sharing session focused on the experience of young adults, 18 – 40 years old, as we navigate the current era and consider the theme of Resonance.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Alone Together With God – Firdousi Wyrick will join us all the way from Marakesh, Morocco, presenting his unique and engaging approach to Sufi practice and experience as it has continued to evolve, drawing from his perspective riding out the virus in the sacred ancient city of Marakesh and a lifetime of Sufi practice.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Zikr with Allaudin and Firdousi – Allaudin Ottinger and Firdousi Wyrick will present Sufi practice and zikr in the style of Ozark camp as we raise the rafters in virtual space.

Sunday

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Qi Gong Sufi Style – Habiba will lead a morning Qi Gong practice, integrating the prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan with movements designed to energize the body and integrate with the breath.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Sacred Movement Celebration – Radha Distlehorst. Explore moving from the “voice that comes from within” to music that celebrates many faith traditions. All expressions of joy are welcome. Participants can dance, clap or nod along!

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Universal Worship Service – Malika Lyon, HuDost, Akbar and Jessica Bromby Miller will lead a celebration of faith traditions from around the world that will include readings from sacred texts, songs honoring traditions, and practices inspired by faith traditions. The session will end with a closing session for the camp.

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Full descriptions and Zoom links for each session can be found here.