Monthly Gatherings

The  Path of the Heart meditation classes are hosted by Lightsong-Inayatiyya
these are followed by our  Music of Life concerts 
and the day is happily concluded by a potluck dinner

Venue:  Universal Sufi Center den Haag
Anna Paulownastraat 78, 2518  BJ, The Hague

(near the Peace Palace)

Since time immemorial, Sufi mysticism has developed and refined pathways of spiritual unfoldment that honor the beauty and richness of daily life.

Our monthly classes – in person as well as online –  explores themes, practices and attunements  drawn from the teachings of  Sufi mysticism, including Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Pir Zia Inayat Khan, as well as the poetry and stories of mystics from other wisdom traditions.

These classes are offered  to all sincere seekers of love, harmony and beauty.  To help us continue our work, we welcome your generous donations.

THE MUSIC OF LIFE:  CONNECTING HEARTS

Since  2015  Lightsong-Inayatiyya has been hosting a new series of monthly Sunday afternoon events called The Music of Life.  These programmes began with an (optional) meditation class from 14:30 – 15:45 led by Saki and members of our Sufi community, followed by a welcome tea and coffee break  to welcome a wider audience to the benefit music concerts.

These Sunday afternoon concerts are aimed at awakening awareness of our interconnectedness beyond the boundaries of race, culture and religion.  Our wish is to inspire, connect and bring more empathy into the world through music and artistic expression.  In 2017 proceeds from these events went  to the Hope Project in India and to Doctors Without Borders to support medical aid in Aleppo, Syria and for the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

These are our upcoming 2018 dates:

January 7:  New Years Class,  Concert and Reception:  a special light ceremony for the New Year with Saki; Violin Indian music concert with virtuoso Satyakam Mokhamsing and accompanied on tabla by Ganesh Ramnath.  Come and begin the New Year with us!

February 25:  the start of Saki’s 5 month long online class “The Heart of Sufism:  Inner and Outer Purpose.” Click here for more information and to register.

March 11:  Sufi meditation  class on the Mysticism of Sound at 14:30 with Saki, followed by tea and coffee at 16:00 and a Druphad and Persian ghazal concert with Afghan singer  Ilyas Nadjafi at 16:30.  Potluck at 18:15.  Bring something to share!  €15,- entrance

April 15:  Sufi meditation class at 14:30 with Shankha, followed by tea and coffee at 16:00.  At 16:30 a very special performance by Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh .  You will need to book for this ahead of time!   €20,- to support his work Dance or Die.

For our current calendar of events, click  here

These were our 2017 Sunday afternoons in the Hague with special guests:

February 12:  Love Human and Divine:  an afternoon of Sufi practice, poetry and Dances of Universal Peace, with Saki, Shankha, and Terry

March 19:  Sufi class followed by Saraban Trio – Ottoman music with Nazeer Abdiulhai (Syria) on ud,  Emine Bostanci (Turkey) on kemensche and Jacobus Thiele (Germany) on percussion.  

April 9:  Piano concert with virtuoso Mike del Ferro and Audio Visual Presentation with Sofia Dawoudi (Meet the Syrians)

May 14:  Sufi class followed by classical Indian vocal music concert with Prewien Pandohi-Mishre (Suriname) and Yama Sarshar (Afghanistan-Australia) on tabla

June 18:  Urs celebration of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, followed by Indian music concert with Sougata Chowdury (India) on sarod and Ganesh Ramnath on tabla

September17: Sufi class followed by the Dance of the Soul with Musawira Graciete Parizio (Brazil)

October 22:  Sufi class followed by  Qawwali concert with vocalist Iliyas Nadjafi (Afghanistan), Yama Sarshar on tabla (Afghanistan-Australia) and Ganesh Ramnath (Holland) on harmonium.

November 19:  Public lecture with Shaikh ul Mashaikh Mahmood Khan, nephew of Hazrat Inayat Khan, followed by master story teller and musician  Sarhand Sahebdivani (Iran)

December 3:  Sufi Class followed by Taize singing led by Meike Heegardt (singer and music teacher from Bremen, Germany)

INFO for all activities:  lightsong@gmail.com;  +31(6)55342134;  www.lightsong.info