Lightsong Special Events

NEW LIGHTSONG ONLINE  CLASS SERIES

HEART, SELF AND SOUL:

SUFI MYSTICISM IN DAILY LIFE

SEPTEMBER 2021 – JUNE 2022

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.

Our new series of classes will be an exploration of the opening and closing of the heart; harmonizing the levels of the human self (nafs) with the divine perfection; the alchemy of transformation and Sufi planes of consciousness.

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, purification and healing practices with breath, light, and sound
  • Section two:   a  monthly theme with  Sufi teachings, a guided meditation and wazifa practice (contemplation on a relevant  divine quality)
  • Section three:  continuation of the monthly theme with a corresponding zhikr practice (a mystical Sufi practice)
  • Section four:  a shorter section with a  musical interlude for mystic relaxation

Besides these monthly 4 sections, a weekly reflection is also sent.  This may be a mystical poem, prayer, or inquiry as an invitation to dive deeper into the class material and to integrate the spiritual practices into daily life.

The classes draw on the universal Sufi teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, and Pir Zia Inayat Khan.  Spiritual teachings from other mystical and sacred 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; and Awakening the Human Spirit.  

Participants  have unlimited access to these classes after the course has concluded.  Additionally, participants are invited to join a regular “live” ZOOM class each month.  These have been especially helpful during the pandemic to stay connected with our global community.

The next series of classes (Heart, Self and Soul:  Sufi Mysticism in Daily Life)  will begin Sept. 19 2021 and run until June 19 2022.

To register, please click on the link here and you will be directed to the registration and payment page.

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 Peace.

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 2021.   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 in July 2021 (8 days) and September 2021 (7 days).  We have also planned in a group Christmas/Winter Solstice retreat December 17 – 19, 2021.

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!