About GGSCAs Pir Shabda puts it: many years ago, as the Ruhaniat was growing into an international organization, our local Sufi leaders circle formed a regional chapter of the Sufi Ruhaniat International called the Golden Gate Sufi Circle.
This nonprofit organization became the vehicle for all of our regional camps and retreats, Mendocino Sufi Camp, All Bay Area Sufi Spring and Fall Campouts, the New Sufi Choir, the 10 day Sufi Sesshin retreat, and many local classes, to name a few. In addition GGSC hosts urs celebrations as well as national Ruhaniat gatherings when they occur in our area.
We did not set up any vehicle for membership in the Golden Gate Sufi Circle, as this already exists for the Ruhaniat. All the work of the organization is done by volunteers.
Within the network of our sisterhood/brotherhood in California there are numerous Sufi Centers, Dances of Universal Peace gatherings, classes, zikrs, healing circles, a bouquet of great variety but all springing from the benificent transmissions of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Mushid Samuel Lewis.
GGSC also co-produces The Sound Journal, a beautiful and informative periodical which is now available online, providing an excellent way to keep in touch. There is also an e-mail list for those who wish to receive periodic announcements of major GGSC events.
Our intention is to be in service to the Message of Love, Harmony and Beauty with which we are entrusted, by sponsoring or supporting events like the ones you see listed in our web page.
Peace be with you.
-- Shafee Howard Ballinger, GGSC Webmaster