Crewe Feb 2012

Recordings of the 2012 Annual Retreat at Crewe
Friday – Sunday, 24 – 26 February 2012

Wistaston HallFifty Ways to Find the Beloved:
The Many Colours of Sufi Zikr and Meditation

Murshid Samuel Lewis wrote extensively on zikr, the Sufi practice of remembering our original and truest nature. In one of his unpublished books, he describes nearly 50 methods of doing the practice, with attunements to various sacred names, elements, planets, symbols and messengers. However, as Murshid writes, “the papers are best appreciated after realisation”. And this can only be done by experience, not by reading.

This year Saadi and Tansen will be building on the practices and experiences shared in previous years at Crewe by going deeper into the many colours, textures and flavours of zikr. One only needs one for realisation. However, in another sense, each invites us to open to another deeper or richer aspect of our inner ecology.

Teachings based on the paper by Murshid Samuel Lewis:

Murshid Samuel Lewis wrote extensively on zikr, the Sufi practice of remembering our original and truest nature. In one of his unpublished books, he describes nearly 50 methods of doing the practice, with attunements to various sacred names, elements, planets, symbols and messengers. However, as Murshid writes, “the papers are best appreciated after realisation”. And this can only be done by experience, not by reading.

This year Saadi and Tansen will be building on the practices and experiences shared in previous years at Crewe by going deeper into the many colours, textures and flavours of zikr. One only needs one for realisation. However, in another sense, each invites us to open to another deeper or richer aspect of our inner ecology.

Teachings based on the paper by Murshid Samuel Lewis:

“On The Performance Of Zikr” [download a pdf of the paper here]

RECORDINGS:

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Friday 24th February 2012

Evening session:
Intro meditation Invocation Names
Zikr of the Tender Heart
Bismillah W’Al Usr
Bismillah Alhamdulillah Greeting Dance
Teaching on zikr, singing 3rd Sam prayer “Allah Huma salee allah, Nuru zalame”
Om Shanti

Saturday 25th February 2012

Morning Practices
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Morning session 1
Invocation.
La ilaha Mohammed Rasulillah Abdullah
Ishq Allah Maboudlillah
La ilaha illah ishq – chant and meditation
Morning session 2
La ilaha il Allah hu
Ya Wahid
Ya Ahad
Wa illa huna
Afternoon session 1
Abba abada
Washboqlan
Teaching from Sam papers
La hawla wa la quwata Illa billa
Afternoon session 2
Custom Zikr
Chanting – meditation
Evening session:
Bismillah er rahman er rahim
Om namah shivaya
La ilaha il allah Mohammed ar rassulillah
Story: Jonah & the whale
Kalama (1)

Sunday 26th February 2012

Morning Practices
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Morning session 1
Aramaic Lord’s Prayer (1st 4 lines)
Morning session 2
Haimanutki
Ya Shaffee Ya Kaffee
Teaching on sound of a note
Welcome to the Prophet
Afternoon final session
Wa Tawasaw bil Haqqi
May the blessings of God
Kalama (2)
May All Beings Be Well