In June of 1967 Murshid Samuel Lewis christened his home at 410
Precita Avenue, the Mentorgarden. At that time Murshid Sam had
fourteen direct students and he offered them and others a range of
classes from the vast wealth of his own wide range of spiritual
training. There were Sufi classes, Dharma classes, and Walks and
|Hazrat Inayat Khan
Following his teacher, Hazrat Inayat Khan, the Sufi classes began with
"Toward The One, The Perfection Of Love, Harmony, And Beauty, The
Only Being, United With All The Illuminated Souls, Who Form The
Embodiment Of The Master, The Spirit Of Guidance."
Buddhism included the study of breath, meditation, and sacred
writings. They usually included taking refuge in the Buddha, the
Dharma, and the Sangha, and the transmission of the Om Sri Ram Jai
Ram Jai Jai Ram mantra of his Guru Papa Ram Das.
|410 Precita Ave.
are now known and practiced around the world, were born. These
circle dances are centered on the sacred phrases of the world religions.
Moving together, in the atmosphere of these phrases creates joy, and a
sense of Unity.
close group of disciples. Awareness and conscious direction of the
breath, and posture are the foundations of these Walks. Various
attunements are embodied in the practices: elemental qualities; chakras
in the body; astrological archetypes; the Sifat-i-Allah (divine qualities of
Allah), and the great spiritual Masters, Saints, and Prophets. The walks
took Murshid Sam climbing Bernal Heights, walking the streets of the
city, as well as practicing in the sacred spaces of the Mentorgarden.
planted a bunch of seeds and
nothing came up; and again the
next year he planted a bunch
more seeds and nothing came
up; and again the next year
more seeds with the same
result; and so on and on and
on. And then this year, he
planted a bunch of seeds: not
only did they all come up, but
all the seeds from the previous
year came up and all the seeds
from the year before, and so
on. So I've just been frantically
running around trying to
harvest all the plants until
Allah came to me and said,
"Don't worry. Harvest what
you can and leave the rest to
by Murshid Sam Lewis
Murshid Samuel Lewis
October 18, 1896 ~
January 15, 1971
A group picture
that was taken in the 1970's in San Francisco.
by Murshid Sam Lewis
copy right, 1975 by the Lama Foundation
by Murshid Wali Ali can be read from this link: http://www.marinsufis.com/murshid.php
Following in the foot steps of his teacher, Samuel Lewis, Murshid
Wali Ali continues to offer classes at the Mentorgarden, and there are
also Dance meetings once or twice a month.
Let breath Breathe") ~Murshid Sam Lewis
|Murshid Wali Ali Meyer