Spring Sufi Camp 2017
Our Beloved Teachers
Sheikh Gayan Gregory Long is a drummer, composer, spiritual mentor, retreat leader, and story teller. He has dedicated his life to awakening human potential through music, devotional practices, pith teachings, and community celebration. Gayan is a teacher in the lineage of Sufi Ruhaniat International, a certified Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace, and a direct disciple of Pir Shabda Kahn. He has appeared on thirty-five recording projects and has released two albums: Padma Thunder and When Two or More are Gathered. Gayan has offered teachings and has performed world wide: from India to Russia, South America to Thailand, and throughout the United States. Since first attending Maui Sufi Camp in Fall 2004 the aloha spirit, the Sufis Hawaii ohana, and the Maui aina have continued to deeply inform his heart, awakening, and teachings.
A senior teacher (Murshida) in the Sufi Ruhaniat International. She studied for 24 years with Sheikh Yakzan Valdez & Pir Moineddin Jablonski. She is an inspiring presence; authentic, warm, patient, kind and accessible and brings a depth of devotion and realization that takes the dances and zikrs into a realm of spiritual beauty. Gardening meditation is a favorite activity. Leilah teaches on Maui and leads retreats throughout the world.
Bodhi is a teacher, guide, minister and student in the Sufi Ruhaniat International. He is the executive director of Doorway Into Light a non-profit in the fields of death and dying. A Hospice Volunteer, End-of-Life and Bereavement Counselor, Funeral Director, Death Doula and Ceremony Guide, an off-the-grid homesteader and grandpa.