Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies
Ongoing Classes and Programs

The Sufi Order of Rochester offers several ongoing activities each month. Please consult their website for dates, times, and locations, as there are occasional exceptions to their regularly scheduled events.

Healing Universal Worship
Facilitated by
Rev. Basira Maryanne Karpinski

A unique service blending the Universal Worship (a service of the unity of religious ideals) with a healing focus, promoting peace, understanding, and personal connection.

Date: Every Monday, 5:15 p.m.

Healing Class and Circle
Facilitated by
Sufi Order of Rochester Healing Order Conductors

Class based on the healing teachings of Murshid Inayat Khan and other Sufi masters, followed by a Healing Service, distance prayer healing for those who give permission for their names to be read.

Date: Third Thursday of the month, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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Message Class
Facilitated by
Zaynab FitzPatrick and Miriam Qahira Johnson, Representatives

Teachings of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan on living the spiritual life. The class begins with a Ziraat Lodge.

Date: First Thursday of the month, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Contact/Information: zaynab@frontiernet.net

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Foundation Class
Facilitated by
Inayat Jim Leff

Foundational practices and teachings of the Sufi Order.

Date: Second Thursday of the month, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Contact/Information: jrleff_dc@yahoo.com

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Zikr
Facilitated by
Amina Linda Hall and Husam Richard Bachner, Representatives

Ceremony of repeating the Sacred Names of the Divine.

Date: Fourth Thursday of the month, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Contact/Information: lhall@wakefieldway.com

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Eat, Dance, and Pray
Facilitated by
Sufi Order of Rochester Representative, Cherags, and Dance Leaders

A community gathering beginning with a potluck meal, followed by Universal Worship and Dances of Universal Peace. All are welcome.

Date: Fourth Saturday of the month, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (please check website in event of scheduling changes)

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Drumming and Chanting
Facilitated by
Wadud Henry Cretella, Representative

Informal drumming and chanting group. Learn basic rhythms and techniques. Child and family friendly.

Date: Scheduled monthly
Contact/Information: hecca@frontiernet.net or 585-748-1361

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Cerags of the Universal Worship
Facilitated by
Sufi Order of Rochester Cherags

A unique candle-lighting service honoring all the world's religions together on one altar, to promote peace and understanding among all peoples, cultures and traditions.

Date: Every Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

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Canandaigua Study Group
Facilitated by
Sufi Order of Rochester (South) Representatives

Small discussion and study group focused on the teachings of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. Currently focusing on The Purpose of Life. The group begins with a shared potluck meal. All are welcome.

Date: First Tuesday of the month, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Quiet Meadows, 5787 Barnes Rd., Canandaigua, New York 14424

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Location: Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Avenue, Rochester, NY (behind AAUW mansion)
Cost: None
Contact/Information: zaynab@frontiernet.net or 585-748-1361 (unless otherwise noted above)
Website: Please see schedule of activities at www.sufiorderofrochester.org to verify specific dates and times, as these sometimes vary slightly due to holidays or other conflicts