Special Events – Aslan Scott Sattler
Aslan Scott Sattler lives in northern California and has been a student of Universal Sufism since 1983. He is initiated as a teacher in the Dervish Healing Order, the Sufi Ruhaniat International and the International Sufi Movement. His delight in sharing the transmission of Universal Sufism through the creation of “Instant Sufi Choirs” and the Dances of Universal Peace has taken him worldwide, including Central America, Germany and the International Sufi Movement’s summer school in the Netherlands.His choirs are open to all. There are no tryouts, for it is more important to sing than to sing ‘right.’ The ability to read music is not required, as all teaching is of the oral tradition. His choirs explore the joy of sung spiritual practices and chants from a host of world traditions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and the Divine Feminine. Participants are free to bring recording devices.
Oct 20 (3rd Thurs) – DUP in Salem 7-9p
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St NE (corner of Cordon Rd and Center) $5-$10 donation requested. Contact person Pam Prichard (503) 881-8253.
Oct 21 – DUP in Eugene
Oct 22 – Workshop of Song and Dance in Eugene
Aslan will lead a workshop called “Music, Poetry and the Heart” from 10-12 in the morning, with a break for lunch, and then from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. We will learn to sing beautiful harmony from the heart, in a call and response manner, without needing written music. Everyone welcome! We’ll hear Sufi poetry and dance about 20 percent of the time, in the Saturday workshop. Location to be announced. Sliding scale: $10-20 and $5.00 students for Saturday’s workshop. Scholarships available: contact Haqiqa Hampton at [email protected] for more information.