Shabda Kahn has been a disciple of Sufism since 1969. He is a direct disciple of Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti), and he worked closely with the great American mystic Joe Miller. Shabda is currently the Pir (spiritual director) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International and the director of the Chisti Sabri School of Music.
After living in community with Baba Ram Dass in the East Coast, Shabda met Murshid Sam and moved to San Francisco in 1969. In the fall of 1970, Shabda had the good fortune to travel with Murshid Sam. He received his spiritual name from Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan in 1971, after Murshid Sam’s passing.
In 1972, Shabda was initiated by Pandit Pran Nath, the Master North Indian Classical Vocalist to thr practice of Raga singing in the Kirana style. Pandit Pran Nath, a Sufi mystic, requested that Shabda carry on the 800-year-old oral transmission under the name, the Chisti Sabri School of Music.
In 1984, Shabda became a disciple of the illustrious 12th Tai Situpa Rinpoche, a venerated Tibetan Buddhist incarnate lama of the Kagyu Lineage.
After Murshid Sam’s passing, Shabda was one of Pir Moineddin’s secretaries. As Pir Moineddin’s condition worsened, he requested that Pir Vilayat Khan initiate Shabda as a Sheikh. This occurred on February 5 1977, at the tomb of Hazrat Inayat Khan in India. In October 1995, Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan of the International Sufi Movement initiated Shabda as a Murshid.
Roquita works with Four archetypes; The Maiden, The Mother, The Witch, The Elder, Four lunar phases, Four seasons.
Chilean actress graduated from the School of Theater of University of Chile, who has traveled around the world with the Grand Circus Theatre Company and participated in the recovery of democracy in her country. Parallel to this she began to awaken in her Inner Path, starting with her own healing (internal and external), which brought her to experience in the Amazon jungle of Peru with several shamans with Earth’s medicines. And She met great Masters who initiated me in various
Sacred Paths of the Goddess, meditation, yoga, Quantic healing, Reiki, Zen Massage, Shamanism, Tantra, Sexology and she is a Certified Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace,
Peace Activist, Women’s Circle Leader, Moon Dancer, Sahumadora, Professor of Ovarian Breathing, Doula (formed with Michel Odent and Guadalupe Trueba),
Co-Founder of the Matríztico Circle, Moonmother.
Currently She travel through Chile and around the world, initiating women in the sacred fire , making offerings to the spirits and elements of Nature ,Our sacred Mother and facilitating Dances of Universal Peace .
BLISS, La Posada de la Abuela.
Chisty Sufi Order
The Chishtī Order (Persian: چشتی chishtī) is a tariqa, an order or school within the mystic Sufi tradition of Sunni Islam. The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness. It began with Abu Ishaq Shami in Chisht, a small town near Herat, Afghanistan, about 930 AD.
Tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, renowned saint of Chishti order. The Chishti Order is primarily followed in Afghanistan and the Indian subcontinent. It was the first of the four main Sufi orders (Chishti, Qadiri, Suhrawardi and Naqshbandi) to be established in this region. Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti introduced the Chishti Order in Ajmer (Rajasthan, India) sometime in the middle of the 12th century. He was eighth in the line of succession from the founder of the Chishti Order, Abu Ishaq Shami. There are now several branches of the order, which has been the most prominent South Asian Sufi brotherhood since the 12th century.
In the last century, the order has spread outside Afghanistan and the Indian subcontinent. Chishti teachers have established centers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and Eastern and Southern Africa.
Born in Cuenca, Ecuador Lakshmi has been walking the Sufi path for more than 20 years. She has been involved as the main organizer of weekly meetings in the Cuenca Sufi Circle, as well as Sufi retreats and dance camps with local and international guides. Her commitment has also taken her to guide retreats abroad and collaborate with the Beyond Initiative project in Turkey and Iran.
Her commitment has continued through the pandemic connecting with circles around the world via zoom, supporting with practices and chants of universal peace to Ecuadorian Sufi and dance community on a weekly basis, extending also to other circles in Latin America and earlier on in Spain, Latvia and Russia.
She is a certified kundalini yoga instructor from the Kundalini Research Institute since 2011.
Leader and Certified Mentor in the Dances of Universal Peace Network, Sheikha and Siraj of the Sufi Ruhaniat International in the Sufi Lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
Lakshmi brings sweetness and strength and introduces the subtle energies in her teachings for deepening into the practices.
Filiz is a circle host, process designer, poet/writer/visual storyteller, community organizer and a transition host whose purpose is to serve the transition of the humanity and the planet to the new paradigm by awakening a sense of possibility and sacred in human heart and soul. She is a devotee and emanation of Beauty in life, the beauty of the truth of what is; a pathfinder and a trailblazer.
On her own path of becoming an empowered and liberated woman for the new world, she shares her research and discoveries with other women in women circles and retreats, believing women together can awaken and move mountains with their feminine power. This path currently brings her to an intimate research about the healing power embedded in feminine sexuality. There is a deep longing in her to create sacred spaces for men and women to serve the healing of love.
Filiz is the caller and co-creator of “Women are Medicine” network, a (The Way of) Council carrier, a student of “Global Love School” at Tamera Ecovillage and a student of “Orphan Wisdom School” with Stephen Jenkinson.
She's been researching about grief work and hosting grief circles as a way to restore the vision of the heart and re-membering.
She is a graduate of Fine Art Academy, Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. in 1998 she moved to New York. in 2006, She completed a 3 year program of the Blue Stone Institute for Healing Arts, founded by a healer of Native American descent, George Kamana Hunter.
This deep and intensive learning and remembering in BlueStone institute of Healing Arts, allowed her to get in touch and re-awaken her ancient wisdom as a healer. After 11 years of deep healing, letting go and remembering in NewYork, she returned to Istanbul in 2009.
In 2013 she met Patricia Whitebuffalo, who combines her Shamanic tradition and her deep connection with the Earth , as a teacher, therapist, energy practitioner and musician to guide and heal others for personal and planetary transformation. Immediately upon her meeting, Elif was invited to the “Walking the Shaman’s Path”
Personal Transformational Training Program by Patricia, as an apprentice. After a unique and extensive 3-year training program specialising in the utilisation of Patricia's perceptive blend of Shamanic and hands-on-healing science techniques with the teachings of “The Wheel of Awakening,” her complete model for personal transformation and SELF realisation, Elif became one of the teachers in the same program in France in 2015 and is still teaching in the same program.
She is a pipe carrier, who is dancing with the Sun and a Dervish who is praying to unite within the heart of the hearts through sacred ways of life. Her energy medicine is based on creating a sacred medicine wheel and healing rituals, by inviting and activating the spirit of the sacred directions, the sacred elements, animal spirits & spirit guides and becoming a clear channel for healing energy to come through
"this is the moment, love is the way"
Ben kimim? Bu soruyu sormaya devam ederek yürüyen dönüşüm yolunun yolcusuyum. Niyetim bu yolu beraber yürümek, yürürken birlikte dönüşmek. 1985 yılında İstanbul’da doğdum. İlkokuldan beri heykel yapıyorum. Heykel en değerli ifade araçlarımdan biri oldu hep. Koç Üniversitesi’nde Psikoloji okuduktan sonra sanat ve psikolojiyi birleştirme isteğiyle New York, The New School’da Yaratıcı Sanatlar Terapisi Programını tamamladım. Sonra Bilgi Üniversitesi’nde Klinik Psikoloji Yüksek Lisansını bitirdim. 10 sene boyunca çocuklar ve aileler ile çalıştım. Odak noktam travmaları dönüştürmek oldu. Kendi terapi sürecimde meditasyon ile tanıştım ve derinleşme isteğiyle Ezgi Sorman’ın meditasyon eğitmenlik eğitimini tamamladım. Bu süreçte titreşimlerin şifasıyla dönüşme yolculuğu, sesle şifa eğitimi yolunu açtı. Bu yolculuk hala devam etmekte. Dönüşüm aracı olarak titreşimimizi yükseltecek araçları bütünsel bir şekilde kullanıyor ve paylaşıyorum. Birliğe giden yolumuzun açık olması dileğiyle.
,Judith Liberman is a storyteller, art therapist, speaker and trainer based in Istanbul. She hosts a weekly storytelling show on national radio channel NTV, and weekly storytelling concerts in Istanbul and all over Turkey. She is considered to have triggered the storytelling revival in Turkey where she trained hundreds of storytellers over the last ten years.
Judith Malika Liberman was born in Paris, France, in 1978. Her parents moved from the city to a rural area in the 1970s following the back to the land movement. The family established a weaver commune. Liberman grew up in the commune, which was frequently visited by jugglers and storytellers who provided entertainment in rural areas.
That era saw the revival of the storytelling tradition in France and Liberman's mother co-founded a storytelling society. In the commune, songs were sung and tales were told during evening gatherings by the fireplace. Liberman learned storytelling at the age of 14.
Liberman received a masters degree in linguistics at Sorbonne University in Paris. She studied acting at Pomona College in Claremont, California, United States, and took lessons in storytelling at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Liberman authored her first book, Masal Terapisi ("Storytelling Therapy"), in 2015. Two more books of hers, Masallarla Yola Çık ("The Journey Starts with a Tale") and Önce Hayal ("Imagination First"), followed in 2017 and 2019 respectively. She was also a consultor for the 2015 Turkish film Bir Varmış Bir Yokmuş ("Once Upon A Time").
Judith believes storytelling is the magic that weaves community, and uses every opportunity to invite people to dream together.
Bita Afshar Moghadam was born at Khorasan city of Spirituality and Sufiism. Her grandfather, was one of dervish from this area ! And she got some Sufism path of him .
In the beginning she start work in theater by her sister and after she choose to working more specializes in physical theater and learning some courses with a number of master’s in the various fields of performance arts. She has traveled extensively throughout Iran and Asia for researching Sufiism local culture She also has lived among the native peoples in this field. support art and culture of Khorasan starred to research and study folk and ritual dances.
She has studied dances of Torbat-e Jam and the Turkeman Healing dances. She has set up her own dance work shop and participated in many festivals. Following her passion, she has seriously taken up classical Indian dance ( Bharatanatyam Dance) and teaches this alongside Sema and other movement performance arts.
Her passion and love to Sema, which dance was more deeper connected to our life-spirit she was coming to making more time for research and study in this field of Sufism path
she start at 18 years to teaching Sema and Introduction her technical dance most of her movement are in base of seven cities of love from Manteq at-Tair book( conference of the birds) by Farid al-Din Attar Neishabouri.
Presently she is improving this level of technic more by various movement .and now she has her own group of her students Which is its name is Bitan sufi dance their had different performance in a number of countries.