Spring 2021 Online Schedule

Below is the preliminary schedule for 2021 Virtual Spring Ozark Camp. All times are listed in U.S. Central Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -5). Please note that this schedule is subject to change, and more detailed descriptions will be added as we get closer to the start of camp.

Thursday, May 27


7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Pre-Camp Retreat: Sharing Presence
with Marty Amin Kraft and Rahimah Sweeney

Presence becomes the facilitator. Participants often sit and find peace in periods of silence. We participate when prompted from within. We intend attentiveness within and with each other. Trust and openness encourage deepening of the field of presence.

Friday, May 28


7:15 to 9:15 p.m.


Welcome, Shabbat, Dances of Universal Peace, and Zikr
 with Allaudin and Friends from East and West as well as MidWest

9:30 p.m. 


Late Night Zikr
with Jessica & Akbar Bromby Miller, Amir Baker, Bryn Morgan, Kira Harkins, Galen Deery, Sarah Leila Manolson, Sophia Ramirez, Kristy Marie Nur Jehan Chishty and Pamela Fetterman on drums

Zikr led by Local and global next generation leaders. Everyone is welcome. It will be so beautiful to share this collective space together.

Saturday, May 29


8:00 to 9:00 a.m. 


Qi Gong Sufi Style
with Habiba Dollard 

This class will explore wazifas and prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan, aligned with breath and traditional Qi Gong movements to awaken body and spirit for the day. For Spring of 2021, a short Tai Chi sequence will be taught as a prayer practice.

[or] 

Prayer, Breath, and Meditation with Rahimah Sweeney

The morning practice will include prayers from Hazrat Inayat Khan; breath practices from Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid S.A.M., and heart meditations from Murshid S.A.M. All gently delivered to begin your day.

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 


Subtle Activism Meditation
with Aziza Riely 

People all over the world join together in this guided meditation every week at exactly the same time, initiated by David Nichol, author of Subtle Activism. The spiritual power generated is palpable when we get together at the same time and do the same practice. Through this sacred work we connect with the planet, the cosmos, the mystery, and each other more deeply for the purposes of healing, blessing and generating peace for ourselves, people and places in need, all humans and the whole planet.

[or] 

Kirtan with Farishta, Omkar, Malika, and Gayan

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Love Life Live! 
with Murshida Nuria Sabato 

Knowledge without love is lifeless. (HIK) The inner life, the spiritual path is the “loving of the everyday life.” Together we will dive into this subject of uniting the Inner Life with Everyday Life in Love.

[or] 

Open Hearted Presence with Rahimah Sweeney and Marty Amin Kraft

Beginning in silence, we find peace. Opening our hearts, we enter Rumi’s field together.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.


Kid’s Camp Play
with Joann McMillan and Lori Thweatt

Children! (of ALL ages of course) Please provide a “show and tell” for your favorite color so you can participate in the brand new “children’s rainbow pageant!”

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. 


Young Adult Wisdom Circle
 with Jessica and Akbar Bromby Miller

“You are love. You come from love. You are made by love.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

We’ll let the collective wisdom of our circle unfold organically through presence, attunement in song and heart, breath, stories — each person in the circle is invited to bring something from their year or their present to share. A poem, a song, a struggle, a story, an emergence, something learned through the year. Or share how you are doing to check in — great wisdom grows from being present to that which is arising within our own hearts, souls, and being present to and supporting those in our circle. Also you’re welcome to just come and be present and listen. We look forward to sharing friendship and heart space together from across the Earth.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. 


Turn Class
with Habiba Dollard

Lovers of Rumi, Lovers of movement, Lovers of the great swirling that goes through all things – You are invited to join us in virtual space as we breathe and turn together. The class will include zikr and music, for those who prefer to participate by supporting the turn by holding the zikr. The Elemental Breaths, as applied to the Turn, will be presented, in addition to more traditional turn forms.

[or] 

Writing our Way Home with Aziza Riely and Ayesha Graham

Writing is often considered a solitary practice, but what happens through this shared spiritual practice of stream-of-consciousness or automatic writing in a group can inspire and motivate us to tap in to our most creative voice. Come prepared with a fast pen and a notebook to open to inspiration, channel your own voice, listen deeply to each other, and (only if you want to, no compulsions) share what comes through.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Recalibrating ~ Sound, Movement, and Community To Reset the Nervous System 
for “What’s Next” with Yasmin Germaine Haut

This journey humans attempt is fraught with both “glimmers” and “triggers”, welcomings and warnings. We calibrate our inner compass as we sniff the air and turn toward what our senses point out. We aim ourselves where and how? In this 1- hour session Yasmin will share an introduction to ways our inner compass has been fine tuned for danger “triggers” over the past year, and how noticing “glimmers” can lead us Toward Unity within and without.

4:15 – 5:45 p.m. 


Practices and Teachings of Murshid Samuel Lewis and Murshida Vera Corda
with Allaudin Ottinger and Yasmin Starlet Scott

[or] 

How to Be Home in the Infinite Bones of the Universe with Firdousi Wyrick

Sufi lessons on feeling security in insecure times.

7:30 to 9:15 p.m.


Saturday Night Zikr
with Allaudin, Firdousi, Yasmin Haut, Murshida Rahimah and Friends

9:30 to 10:00 p.m.


Late Night Porch Singing
with Hakima Tomi Greentree

Sunday, May 30


8:00 to 9:00 a.m.


Qi Gong Sufi Style
with Habiba Cynthia Dollard 

This class will explore wazifas and prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan, aligned with breath and traditional Qi Gong movements to awaken body and spirit for the day. For Spring of 2021, a short Tai Chi sequence will be taught as a prayer practice.

[or] 

Prayer, Breath, and Meditation with Rahimah Sweeney

The morning practice will include prayers from Hazrat Inayat Khan; breath practices from Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid S.A.M., and heart meditations from Murshid S.A.M. All gently delivered to begin your day.

9:30 to 11:45 a.m. 


Ecstatic Universal Worship 
with DJ Radha Jennifer Distlehorst, Rev. Cherag Malika Lyon, Clark Jamison

We begin with an hour of music by DJ Radha, for free-form dancing or listening, centering in the body and heart center, rather than the mind. This is a form of worship that has arisen in recent years, called by such names as “Sweat Your Prayers” and “Body Choir”, and also used in the “Cosmic Mass” of Michael Fox. Clark Jamison will then transition us into the Universal Worship with his beautiful hand-pan music. In this non-traditional Zoom Universal Worship, special guests will each light a candle and share from a tradition that they have personally embraced, to create a true sharing of worship with many different faith traditions represented.

Special Guests:
Yasmin Germaine Haut
Madhuri Farista Staley
Darvesha MacDonald
Jessica Bromby & Akbar Chris Miller with special guest, Grandmother Pershlie Ami
Tai-Amri Spann-Ryan
NurAna Naomi Wilansky and Hakam Dan Liechty
Rev. Cherag Shannon Clare Gorres
Hassan Raven Wolf C. Felton
Azim Curtis Miller
Allaudin Ottinger
Rev. Siraj ZubinNur Westrik

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Close of Camp
with Allaudin, NurAna, and Hakam

 

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A colorful jumble of props from Kids Camp performances, including a large green puppet.
Kids Camp is fun for all ages!