Crewe May 2013

Recordings of the 2013 Annual Retreat at Crewe
Friday – Sunday, 10 – 12 May 2013

Murshid Samuel LewisFifty Ways to Find the Beloved, Part Two:
The Healing Life of Sufi Zikr and Meditation

“While Zikar is not used to restore health to the ill or ailing, it can and should be adopted to increase the vital capacity of every one. In that way it becomes the best protection against illness. It aids in augmenting the capacity of the body for the vitality which exists in the space. There is one effect of musical tones that they increase the capacity of the cells of the body for light, for the living light which is brought in through the breath. The music helps the body to vibrate and this vibration when started in and centered in heart touches all parts of the body and personality.”
– Murshid Samuel Lewis

Teachings based on the paper by Murshid Samuel Lewis:

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

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Friday 10th May 2013

20.15-22.00
Evening session
1hr 25mins
0.00
1.20
16.50
36.00
47.30
51.00
55.30
1h 1m 20
1h 08m 20
Invocation
Tansen. Dance: La ilaha el il allah hu
Saadi. Dance: Ina wa aby, hud h’nan
Tansen. Dance: Zikr of the Tender Heart
Introducing ourselves
Tansen: Explaining timetable for the weekend
Saadi: Introduction; talking about Sura al Ikhlas
Tansen. Seated practice: Darood ‘Toward the One’ and SAM’s notes on it.
Saadi. Dance: Alaha d’shrara belhud / Alaha shebah

Saturday 11th May 2013

8.00-8.30
Morning Practices
30mins
0.00
12.00
14.20
23.20
Invocation and healing breaths
Walking all the elements together
Sitting practice: Breathing Allah in the heart
SAM practice – four directions cross of light. Subuhun, kudusun, rabbul-malaekate, wa ruh
10.00-11.00
First morning session
58mins
0.00
5.20
10.40
24.00
50.00
Tansen. Breathing Toward the One.
Tansen. Walking & breathing with Alhamdulillah
Tansen. Dance: Zikr of the Morning Breeze
Saadi. Dance: First part of Zikr al Ikhlas – Bismillah er rahman er rahim qul hu / Qul hu allah hu ahad
Saadi. Breathing with Allah hu ahad (feel the cross of light at the end of the meditation)
11.30-13.00
Second morning session
1hr 16mins
0.00
13.20
27.00
45.30
51.50
59.00
1.07.30
Tansen. Dance: Wedding/blessing dance
Tansen. Dance: Crescent & heart zikr (?)
Saadi. Seated practice: Feeling star & crescent moon in the heart. SAM’s darood ‘Allah huma salle allah nuru zalame’
Breathing with the phrase
Q & A session
Tansen. Reading from SAM’s paper on the benefits of darood.
Question re nuru zalame
15.15-16.15
Afternoon first session
1hr 5mins
0.00
5.00
9.30
24.30
34.30
38.20
46.00
Tansen. Reading from SAM’s paper on Allaho Akbar
Tansen. Seated practice: Allaho akbar
Tansen. Dance: Allaho Akbar, Ya Salaam
Saadi. Ya Samad & concentration on the cross.
Saadi. Seated practice introduction
Saadi. Seated chant: Ya Samad
Saadi. Dance: Allahu Samad
16.45-18.00
Afternoon second session
38mins
0.00
14.30
27.50
Saadi. Dance: Mohammed Abdullah dance
Tansen. Dance: Custom Zikr
Sit for silent meditation for 10 mins
20.15-22.00
Evening session
1hr 47mins
0.00
..
12.40
14.30
27.00
1h 05m
1h 20m
Saadi: Invocation. Revision of whole of Al Ikhlas Zikr.
Sing through of ‘Lam yalid wa lam yulad’ line.
Breathing with the feeling of the words
Saadi: Sing through of last line of zikr – ‘Wa-lam yaku la-hu kufuwan ‘ahad’.
Tansen. Dance: Hazrat Inayat Khan Zikr.
Sit for silent meditation
Saadi: Sufi teaching stories.

Sunday 12th May 2013

8.00-8.30
Morning Practices
29mins
0.00
2.30
5.30
7.20
22.20
Tansen on lute
Tansen: Chant: Hu Allah, la ilaha il allah.
Silent meditation
Practice: dot and circle.
Repeat of chant from start of session
10.00-11.00
First morning session
57mins
0.00
2.00
43.00
Invocation
Saadi. Dance: Al Ikhlas Zikr
Saadi. Seated meditation: breathing Allah hu in the heart.
11.30-13.00
Second morning session
1h 8mins
0.00
8.40
17.40
24.30
30.30
32.40
34.00
41.00
..
51.20
..
1h 2m 40
1h 7m 30
Tansen. Dance: Bismillah, Ya Fattah.
Tansen. Seated practice: concentration on the dove.
Tansen. Reading from SAM’s paper on Ya Djawaunah – helps restore magnetism.
Tansen. Chant, then breathing with the phrase: Ya Djawaunah
Q & A session.
Saadi recites the Sura Al Ikhlas
Saadi: How to use the Sura in your practices.
Saadi: overview re. Abdul Qadr Jilani,
and SAM paper re. the phrase La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
Saadi. Seated chant: La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah /
AAala kuli shayin qadir / Qadir Allah.
Saadi. Walking with the feeling of the zikr, and Ya Qadir in the heart.
Grace before lunch
14.15-15.00
Afternoon final session
18mins
0.00
9.30
Tansen. Dance: May the blessings of God rest upon you
Saadi. Dance: Kalama.