"We carry our message.
We carry our banner of Allah, the banner of the Messengers,
so that we can return people to love and health for their bodies, hearts, and spirits.
I pray to Allah that He give me the strength, the steadfastness, to continue to give to you...
I am sure that I will see the flag of Allah flying over
I am sure that this message will be seated in the hearts of all the people..."
Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal
Sufi Teacher Training -
Foundations and Deepening
For all who have Sufi teacher beads and/or a longing to bring the light of Allah to others
led by Nura Laird, M.Ed. with Laila Walzer, M.Div.
Saturday, March 24th Foundations
Sunday, March 25th Deepening
in the heart of downtown Amherst, Mass
in Ruh Schwartz's beautiful office space
Allah has sown the longing in our hearts to bring Sidi's message of love and peace out
into the world. You may be looking for how or where to start, or wondering if you are "enough." Or
you may already be teaching, but wanting support for rough spots, or new inspiration. You may be eager for more skills
to "grow" your community. Come join in sweet and deep community to explore and develop vision and skills to fulfill
your longing to bring Allah's light to the world, whatever that means for you.
The teachings will be based
on your needs as a participant -
Foundations- Saturday, March 24th
Topics would likely include:
walking through your own issues, concerns, fears around being a teacher and
your special inspiration
learning to teach from lap of Sidi, from
prophetic tradition and lineage
holding a group
sensing the needs of the group
being fully present
planning readings and exercises
Sunday, March 25th
Topics would likely include:
Advanced challenges containing "difficult" people
or moments in the group
- and yourself!
when the curriculum needs to change in mid-moment
sensing the deep
need of the heart of the group, and and walking it to Allah, insha'llah
PLUS! a community "teach-in" in the summer where participants can pilot a
class, share, get feedback and more - to be discussed in March!
Additional Takeaways could include -
teaching Sufism as something you do naturally
rather than something that's "out there"
an inspiration for an event you're excited about that brings the
light of Sufism
a better sense of the needs of the group and how to walk it
a deeper sense of Who you truly are
an increased sense of community of teachers
Foundations; Saturday 3/24
registration - on Saturday: 8:30 AM to
Class both days - 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM with an hour lunch break
Sliding scale: $50-125
This is a stand-alone day.
Deepening: Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th
Sliding scale: $125-250
The full Saturday class is a pre-requisite for the Sunday class.
The Sunday class is not available as a stand-alone day.
on Sunday at the end of class!
is limited - reserve your spot by sending in a $50 deposit. Check payable to-
Laila Bady Walzer
33 Mill Hill Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498
Bring your own lunch or choose ordered-in options TBA. Northampton
has lots of restaurants which of course we're free to choose, but on a Saturday it might take time and will disperse the
Stay tuned for more info about
local lodging and potential lunch choices -!!
event over - see you next year!
Sufi School Northeast, 2017
Theological Seminary - Boston
based on the teachings of Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal
with senior teachers of the Shadhuli Sufi way in the US
classes " community
As a very high
Sufi master, Sidi opened the door to deep healing and spiritual
growth on all levels, and deeply enables the call of our soul
for return to God. Experienced and senior teachers from
the Shadhdhiliyya Sufi way wil teach, heal, and open the door to a deeper tasting of gnosis and God's love.
This is a very,
very holy opportunity and we warmly invite you to join us.
For more about Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal,
please visit the following page on this site, Our Guide.
New Dawn Healing Arts
directed by Rauda Dawn Meltzer
Master Sufi teacher
For more information about
many local Massachusetts events