Dear Mendocino Sufi Camp Community
On careful consideration of the unpredictable course of the pandemic, and gathering expert opinions, we have decided that our next camp at the Woodlands will be in July of 2023, inshallah!
We are fortunate that the Mendocino Woodlands* is rolling our 2020 deposit over to 2023! By way of gratitude, Mendocino Sufi Camp is making a modest donation to Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association at this time.
For now, we’ll see you in the inner planes, where there is infinite time and space. We will post a shared concentration on the Mendo Sufi Camp website and invite you to remember and embody the blessing of gathering in the Woodlands. Remember singing, dancing, sitting in silence, drinking in the peace. Breathe in, breathe out, and remember the beauty of our souls gathered as one voice, one body, interconnected and woven into the life of the vast redwood forest. Breathe in, breathe out, and remember the Woodlands with its deep quiet; its vibrant green ferns uncurling; its beavers, swimming in the pond at dawn. Can you hear the distant lilt of the stream? The laughter, like crackling fire, at shared meals? Harmony, harmony, harmony, shared between open hearts. The earth’s heartbeat loud in our veins, moving us together. So, until we gather again, gather right now, in the oneness that always, already connects us.
A virtual camp gathering via Zoom is planned for this summer, probably July 23, 2022
Amina Meyer, Mendo Camp manager
*NOTE: Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association is the nonprofit concessionaire that operates the Woodlands for the state of California. They have continued to maintain all Woodlands facilities during this time, which means they are continuing to pay their staff. Our Camp is making a donation to help out — your personal donation would be ever so welcome as well.
☹ “LOGGING ACTIVITY near Camp II is apparently now on hold. Gratitude to all of you who have taken action to save the forest — at least for now. (from Mendocino Trail Stewards web site, January 2021). See “PETITION” button on ↪ linked site).
Located in the beautiful redwood forest of Northern California, “Mendo Camp” is the original Sufi Ruhaniat summer camp. Since 1975, our camp community has gathered every year* to welcome seekers and devotees from many states and countries. Ours is a family-oriented camp, with fantastic programs for children and teens in addition to class offerings that illuminate the soul. Many of camp’s volunteer staff used to attend Mendo Camp as small children; now they are running the camp, leading and guiding us!
*except, of course, during the COVID-19 pandemic…
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The 2023 flyer and registration form will be on this website by around January 15, 2023.
All are welcome!