SantaCruzSufiCamp: About

Our camp registrar, Freesia, is temporarily unable to serve due to a sudden and significant health issue. Let's hold her in the light -- ya Shafee, ya Kafee. Alia Greenfield will be filling in as Acting Registrar.

Blessings on the Path:
Cultivating Compassion and Strength through Spiritual Practice

Santa Cruz Sufi Camp 2018
with Pir Shabda Kahn
August 17-19, 2018
Happy Valley Conference Center, Santa Cruz, CA

(CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO CAMP)

All are welcome and no experience is necessary!

3 Full Days of Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr, Meditation, Sufi practices, teachings, & sesshin.

CAMP TEACHERS -
Pir Shabda Kahn - special guest teacher
Julie Jilani Esterly - spiritual director
Vanessa Hafiza Ragan, Musical Director
Gitanjali Lori Rivera & Karima Terry Forman, Sacred Theater
Caravan El Noor, Zikr
Kim Molloy, Crystal Bowl Healing
Alima Chris Inaya, Laughter Yoga
Kimball Barton, Move as One

Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr, Sesshin (Meditation)
Sufi Practices, Community Sharing
S.A.M. -- Sufi Art Mart


ABOUT HAPPY VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER:
Beautiful location in the middle of the Santa Cruz redwoods.
Tent, cabin, and commuter options available, full or part time. Single (shared bath) and shared-rooms (2 or 3 people)
with semi-private bathrooms. All rooms have twin bunks; there are some double beds for couples or families.

NOTES:
♥ The swimming pool will NOT be available to us this year.
♥ MEALS: Our delicious meals together will be mostly vegan and gluten-free, with some animal-protein foods on the side.
♥ WHAT TO BRING:
      ♥ Sleeping bag or bedding, towels, toiletries.
      ♥ Ear plugs if you're sensitive to roommate noise.
      ♥ Clothing for hot and cool weather.
      ♥ Dressier clothes for evening dance and Zikr.
      ♥ A special item (e.g. picture or trinket of a loved one, teacher, etc.) for the Ancestors Table.
      ♥ Cash to make purchases at the Sufi Art Mart, as well as to give Dana to the teachers.
♥ What NOT to bring: Scents, pets, drugs or alcohol

AND A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE IN SERVICE BEHIND THE SCENES:
Jilani Julie Esterly (Spiritual Director and Hostess)
Mary David (Camp Manager)
Freesia Raine (Registrar emeritus)
Alia Greenfield (Acting Registrar)
Vanessa Hafiza (music director)
Lisa Leela Kelly (returning in a new position as on-site manager)
Kimball Barton (Sufi Art Mart Liaison, flyer design)
David Dreisbach (Talent sharing MC)
Jelehla Ziemba (GGSC Treasurer and incredible support to our camp!)
Hadi Marlin Brown (GGSC Liaison and financial guru)
Hirotaka Tamanoi (valuable support)
Abdul Shafee Howard Ballinger (our GGSC internet guru)
Golden Gate Sufi Circle (Our faithful sponsor)
Happy Valley Conference Center

We are One!
We pray that all our thoughts, all our actions,
our creativity, our work be for the benefit of all.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be free