Lightsong Special Events

NEW!

JUNE 19, 2022:  URS AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR PIR VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN 

IN PERSON AND PARTS ON ZOOM:  GO TO OUR SITE PAGE FOR PROGRAMME:

https://sites.google.com/view/sufi-center-den-haag-events/home

SACRED ELDERING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IN PERSON RETREAT:  July 7 – 10, 2022   

This in person small group retreat at LIOBA MONASTERY, near sea, dunes and forests, Egmond Binnen, North Holland still has limited places available! For more information and to register go to: 

https://sites.google.com/view/conscious-eldering-retreat/home

Retreat with Pir Zia Inayat Khan

August 20 – 21 2022
Murad Hasil
Katwijk aan Zee, Holland

FOR INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:  TEL. +31650572424, e-mail: info@inayatiyya.nl

NEW LIGHTSONG ONLINE  CLASS SERIES

life is a pilgrimmage

SEPTEMBER 2022 – JUNE 2023

Since 2015, Saki, has been giving a 9 month series of online Sufi classes as an ongoing support to spiritual travellers from over eighteen countries.  These series of classes run from September through June each year.  Once a month, registered participants receive a class with four sections.  These classes can be  listened to whenever you wish.

Each class consists of four sections that are 30-40 minutes each, and can be listened to separately:

  •  Section one:  an early morning meditation with prayer, sacred music, and  practices with breath, light, and sacred sound to start the day off on a good note!
  • Section two:   a  monthly theme with  Sufi teachings, guided meditation and  relevant wazifa practice (a quality to contemplate in relation to your daily life)
  • Section three:  continuation of the monthly theme with a corresponding zhikr practice  (mystical practice of remembrance)
  • Section four:  a shorter section with a  musical interlude for deep relaxation

Besides these monthly 4 sections, which you can download and listen to whenever you wish, we also have a “live” monthly ZOOM class only for this group, as well as an open live ZOOM class to include our wider community.  These are optional and sometimes recorded.

Our classes draw on the universal Sufi teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, and Pir Zia Inayat Khan.  Spiritual teachings, sacred music and poetry from other mystical traditions are often included as well.

Our past series of classes have included: Tuning the Instrument; This Blessed Journey:  Sufi Mysticism;  Spirituality in Daily Life;  The Alchemy of Transformation; The Art of Being and Becoming; Cultivating Inner Strength To Meet Life’s Challenges; Intuition and the Spirit of Guidance; The Heart of Sufism;  Awakening the Human Spirit; and Heart, Self and Soul.  

The next series of classes (Life Is A Pilgrimmage)  will begin mid September 2022 and continue until mid June 2023.

To register, please go to Lightsong Inayatiyya online class series 2022-2023

For more information, contact us:   lightsong@gmail.com

THE MUSIC OF LIFE – CONNECTING HEARTS

OUR LIVE GATHERINGS IN THE NETHERLANDS

As a response to all that is challenging our global family today – including those who are suffering from poverty, displacement through war, social injustice and the effects of climate change and the corona pandemic, Lightsong Inayatiya organizes regular benefit concerts for specific projects including the Hope Project in India which Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan founded in the early 1980’s.

Our objective is to awaken hearts and  awareness to what connects and unites us beyond the  boundaries of race, color, religion, culture and nation. Through  music and the creative arts, sharing potluck meals together, and meeting each other informally, we our hope is to contribute to bringing  a bit more beauty, kindness, peace and joy to our world.

These gatherings  have been taking place in the Sufi center, and usually follow an optional meditation class.  We are located at the  Anna Paulownastraat 78, 2518 BJ Den Haag, nearby the world-renown Peace Palace.

Since the corona virus pandemic, we have had to cancel most of our live in person classes and Music of Life events. At this time, we are waiting to see if we will be able to offer regular in-person classes and events again at the Sufi Center after the summer 2022.   Please check back for updates!

We were happy to have been able to have these events taking place live following our Sufi meditation classes:   a New Year’s reception; music from the Mediterranean with Charis Laurijsen;  Indian music concerts with Satyakam Mohkamsing (violin) and Ganesh Ramnath (tabla); dhrupad and Persian ghazal concert with singer Ilyas Nadjafi (Afghanistan) and Nathanael van Zuilen; Iranian storyteller Sahand Sahebdivan; Syrian dancer Ahmed Joudeh; Turkish music with Ali and Mehmet Ungan; Rumi poetry and Sufi music with Cengiz Arslanpay and Sipko den Boer…and many potluck dinners!

We were also happy to be able to host live in person healing and personal retreats this past year at a Benedictine monastery in the Netherlands, nearby sea and dunes.

Our next in person retreats are at Murad Hasil Sufi temple in Katwijk:  Pir Zia (August 20 – 21) and  Friends of Sufi Contact (September 1 – 3 on The Inner Life)   We will also have a group Christmas/Winter Solstice retreat December 16 – 18, 2022 at Lioba Monastery.  In 2023 there will only be one seven day individually guided retreat at Lioba, from Friday May 5 – Friday May 12 (limited places available).

To inquire about all events write to us at:  lightsong@gmail.com

SUFI MUSEUM

Upstairs from where our live Sufi classes and Music of Life events take place, a beautiful museum now showcases the odyssey  and biographical history of Hazrat Inayat Khan as the first Sufi mystic journeying to the west. He and his brothers, cousin and surviving nephew Shaikh al mashaikh Mahmood Khan have had a very special relationship with the Netherlands.  Visitors are welcome but please contact us for an appointment!

LOOKING BACK AT SOME WONDERFUL EVENTS WE HAD….AND HOPE TO HAVE ONCE AGAIN!

To see photo album Click here 

FOR ALL LIGHTSONG-INAYATIYYA EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT US AT:  lightsong@gmail.com. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO OUR NEXT GATHERING WHETHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE!