Lightsong Special Events

Special Events:  

LIGHTSONG ONLINE  CLASSES:  A WAY TO STAY CONNECTED

Since 2015, Saki, has been giving a series of monthly online classes to explorers on the spiritual path from over seventeen countries.  The series of classes run from September through June each year .

Our past series have included: 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; and Awakening the Human Spirit.

The next online series “Tuning the Instrument” begins in September 2020.  We will deepen our exploration of the Sufi planes of light and share in practices and tips on how to keep ourselves tuned to the notes of love, harmony and beauty in daily life.  The classes will include the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan,  Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Pir Zia Inayat Khan and  mystics from other sacred traditions.

You can access the registration page by hovering the mouse over “Lightsong Special Events” which then guides you to the page “Lightsong Inayatiyya Online class Series September 2020 – June 2021”

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

THE MUSIC OF LIFE – CONNECTING HEARTS

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 our hearts and  awareness that we are one human family sharing the same home on earth.   Beyond the boundaries of race, color, religion, culture and nation identity, our hope is to bring more beauty, empathy and inspiration to our world  through music and the creative arts..

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 Peace.

SUFI MUSEUM

Upstairs, 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!

2020 SUFI CLASSES

January 6:  Sufi class followed by a New Year’s Reception

March 3:  Sufi class followed by Music from the Mediterranean with Cretan musician Charis Laurijsen; potluck dinner follows

April 14: Awakening to Love, an Easter Retreat Day with Saki Lee, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner – CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC

May 12: Sufi class followed by renowned storyteller Sahand Sahebdivan (Iran) and musician Anastasis Saratkasanos (Greece). CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC

June 2:  Sufi class on Mysticism of Sound, followed by dhrupad concert with Ilyas Nadjafi (Afghanistan) and Arash Mahdawi (Iran). CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC

September 20:   Due to compliance with social distancing, we will not have a live Sufi meditation class or potluck. Our Sufi classes will only be online on Thursday evenings.  However, we will have a classical Indian music concert with gifted violinist Satyakam Mohkamsing, accompanied by tabla player Ganesh Ramnath.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be seating smaller groups with more distance between participants. There will also be a livestreaming of this concert on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person.  Write to us!  lightsong@gmail.com.  KEEP UPDATED!

October 18:  Due to compliance with social distancing, we will not have a Sufi meditation class or potluck. Our Sufi class will only be online on Thursday evenings.  However, on this Sunday afternoon, starting at 16:30, there will be an Indian music concert with Afghan singer Ilyas Nadjafi. 

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be seating smaller groups with more distance between participants. There will also be a livestreaming of this concert on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person.  Write to us!  lightsong@gmail.com.  KEEP UPDATED!

November 22:  An open talk with Shaikh al Mashaikh Mahmood Khan, nephew of Hz. Inayat Khan, followed by renowned Iranian storyteller Sahand Sahebdivan and supported by  Greek musician Anastasis Sarakasanos.  PLEASE KEEP UPDATED!  At the moment we are not yet sure if the entire event will only take place online with ZOOM.

A SPECIAL WINTER SOLSTICE/CHRISTMAS RETREAT: Friday December 18 – Sunday December 20 in Lioba Monastery, guided by Saki.  This year we are unable to have a larger group retreat at the International Theosophical Society due to social distancing regulations.  Instead, this is a small group retreat that will take place at a beautiful monastery in North Holland, where we have held many Sufi gatherings over the years.  There is limited places, so inquire early!

CONTACT US AT:  lightsong@gmail.com or through WhatsApp: +31(0)655342134

LOOKING BACK….

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Jean-Christophe Bonnafus, who has been a guest musician of Lightsong

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