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Southwest Sufi Community
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What’s Happening Now
May 7, 2023: Zikr Dance Gathering with Maryam Weidner
ZIKR DANCE GATHERING Led by Maryam Weidner You are invited to join us at the Southwest Sufi Community at 11 AM on Sunday, May 7, 2023 No formal potluck, but feel free to bring your own snacks and/or lunch. Maryam has offered a couple of spaces in her car for anyone...
Announcing Southwest Sufi Camp 2023
THE CALL OF LIFE: ENGAGED PRACTICE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE with Pir Shabda Kahn and Murshid Allaudin Ottinger From Pir Shabda: Join us at the Southwest Sufi Community during the Autumnal Equinox season, September 19th – 24th, in the symphonic silence and natural...
A Letter from Our Spiritual Director
Dear Worldwide Family, The Southwest Sufi Community, the Voice of the Turtle, began in June 1995 unfolding from a vision by my predecessor, Pir Moineddin Jablonski. Since his death in February 2001, it has been my responsibility as the Pir of the Ruhaniat to nurture...
A Gathering Place Near Silver City, New Mexico for Those Committed to Inclusive Spiritual Practice
The Southwest Sufi Community (SSC) is a non-profit spiritual Retreat Center, Residential Community, and Nature Preserve located 20 miles north of Silver City, New Mexico, in the high desert Gila Mountains, along approximately 2 miles of Bear Creek. Elevation ranges from 5,200 feet along the lush, green riparian zones to 5,900 feet of hilly pinon and juniper woodlands. The Community is surrounded primarily by National Forest or state land, adding to the profound sense of wild and seclusion that its residents and visitors are blessed to enjoy.
Khankah Gaia Noor Residential Community
The name of our Residential Community translates roughly to, “Gathering place of Earth and Light.” Souls who are sympathetic to the ideals of inclusive, universal spirituality are invited to participate in the simplicity of life at SSC’s Residential Community.
Nature Preserve & Conservancy
We are actively working with The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico to provide conscious stewardship on nearly 1,500 acres bordering the Gila wilderness.
Voice of the Turtle Retreat Center
All are welcome to visit our rustic off-grid sanctuary where one may experience serenity and solitude while on personal spiritual retreat.