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Announcing Southwest Sufi Camp 2022

Announcing Southwest Sufi Camp 2022

THE CALL OF LIFE: ENGAGED PRACTICE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE with Pir Shabda Kahn and Bryn Morganand special guest Murshida Darvesha MacDonald Join us August 16th - 21st, 2022 at the Southwest Sufi Community located one hour North of Silver City, New Mexico as we...

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POSITIONS FILLED – Summer 2022 Volunteer Opportunities

POSITIONS FILLED – Summer 2022 Volunteer Opportunities

Come, come from wherever you are to the Sacred Land of the Voice of the Turtle Retreat Center and Southwest Sufi Community for two months this Summer of 2022.   Founded in 1995 by Pir Moineddin Jablonski, a refuge in the pure wilderness, perched on a mesa within...

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A Letter from Our Spiritual Director

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...

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LIFE ON THE LAND

Musings of Shems Rick Lambert

Musings of Shems Rick Lambert

2015 January 2 Started snowing sometime last night and it's noon and still coming down. Winter wonderland. 2014 December The sky at first light this morning around 6 AM looking toward the southeast. First clouds we've had in I can't remember how many days. From the...

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PROJECTS

Dance Temple Work Party: Phase 1

Dance Temple Work Party: Phase 1

The worker man trucks rumbled down the steep and rocky grade, stopping by the Ranch House for a quick hello, then off to the meadow to set up camp... Seventeen men, nine women, and so much good energy, coalesced here at Southwest Sufi Community for 7 days, April 28th...

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The Dance Pavilion

The Dance Pavilion

Ahhhh, the Temple (AKA the dance pavilion for the Voice of the Turtle Retreat Center).... A little over two years ago I thought I was retired and not really up for more heavy work. Little did I know what I would soon be getting into. About 7 years ago, with the help...

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