Memories of Murshid SAM


DUPNA made arrangements with Pir Shabda Kahn of the Sufi Ruhaniat International to record an evening of stories about Murshid SAM as told by several of his original students (Pir Shabda, Murshid Wali Ali Meyer, Murshida Taj Inayat and Murshida Fatima Lassar), during the 2010-2011 Sufi Sesshin in northern California. The January Regional Telecon included recordings from that precious evening, interspersed with additional stories told by Sara Morgan and others.

Stories and Photos of Murshid SAM

Pir Shabda, Wali Ali, Taj Inayat, Fatima Lassar, and others who had a personal relationship with him share their memories and experiences. This is an opportunity to deepen connection to Murshid SAM and the blessing stream of the DUP.

From Jan. 19, 2011 DUP North America Regional Telecon:

"Panel: Life with Murshid Sam and the Origin of the Dances" Part I (edited for Telecon)

Sara Morgan's SAM stories

Azimat Schreiber-Cohn's story

"Panel: Life with Murshid Sam and the Origin of the Dances" Part II (edited for Telecon)

Photos and more information:

About Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, Murshid SAM, Samuel L. Lewis

For more information on Murshid SAM, see

More stories about Murshid SAM, from...

Pir Shabda Kahn:

Fatima Lassar:

Shahbuddin Less:

Murshid Wali Ali:

Photos in the Slideshow:


The storytellers at the Sufi Sesshin. From left, Pir Shabda Kahn, Murshida Taj Inayat, Murshida Fatima Lassar, Murshid Wali Ali.
The storytelling room at the Sufi Sesshin.
Murshid SAM and his student Jemila (Taj Inayat).
Murshid SAM and Jemila (Taj Inayat) going under a bridge of Dancers’ hands.
The Ram Dance for men.
The Maypole Dance.
Pir Moineddin Jablonski, Murshid SAM’s eventual successor, and Pir Shabda Kahn, Moineddin’s eventual successor.
Pir Shabda Kahn, spiritual head of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, and student of Murshid SAM’s.
Murshid Wali Ali Meyer, head of the Esoteric Studies of SRI, student of Murshid SAM’s and one of his secretaries.
Murshida Taj Inayat, student of Murshid SAM’s (Jemila) at the tomb of Hazrat Inayat Khan in India, 2007.
Sara Morgan, student of Murshid SAM’s.


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