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Sufi meditations & Spiritual Practices to facilitate peace (11:00 – 12:00)

***Event part of the Salisbury Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration Celebration week June 19-25 (read more below) ***


PLEASE NOTE:  that Fateah’s Sufi meditation entitled “Peace in our Hearts – and in our Environment” will now take place only on Saturday 24th June at 11 to 11.45am (Not Friday as originally planned). Fateah withdrew her session on Friday to avoid potential overlap of different meditation events that day



Peace in our hearts – and in our environment Spiritual practices and Sufi meditations to facilitate peace.

Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi mystic of the last century and founder of the Dances of Universal Peace, stated that achieving peace is an active process rather than a mere passive acceptance of the absence of war.

This session, led by Fateah Alice Saunders, Sufi and DUP teacher, will be mainly experiential and meditative, based on spiritual practices from the Universal Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan, who was the Sufi teacher of Samuel Lewis.

It will end with a guided meditation for peace in the world.

Everyone is welcome, though some familiarity with meditation will be assumed.



No booking required, yet arrive early to ensure your place as in case of maximum capacity reached places will be assigned on a first come first served basis (But we will try to fit as many meditators as possible)

For Further information or to confirm/express interest attendance  (optional) email : alicefateah@btinternet.com


Day: Friday 23 June and Saturday 24 June
Time: 11.00 to 11.45am
Venue: Art Room
Cost: By donation (to the Salisbury Centre)

To donate please bring cash on the day – or donate via www.SaliburyCentre.org/donate (using reference “Sufi meditation”)




My relationship to the Salisbury Centre

While living in Dorset in the late 1990’s, I was invited to Edinburgh for a w/e by a Scottish friend. She had persuaded the Salisbury Centre community to invite me to lead a session of Dances of
Universal Peace (DUP). Having received recognition as a teacher by the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace in 1995, I was thrilled and excited by this invitation. That Saturday evening it was a privilege indeed to share DUP with 18 others, dancing in the lovely space and atmosphere of the studio. Little did I know that I was shortly to be moving to Edinburgh (in June 1999) and would be involved with the Salisbury Centre for the next 20- plus years!

This involvement, a privilege and a pleasure for me, has been mainly in leading Dances of Universal Peace, offering a weekly ‘Sufi Healing Hour’, membership of the Spiritual Integrity Committee, and facilitating one of the weekly evening silent meditations.

Salisbury Centre 50th Celebration Week June 19th-25th 

(Read more here : 50th Anniversary Programme & June Celebration!)

This events is part of the the 50th anniversary celebration of the Salisbury Centre!

Standing as one of the oldest holistic centres in Edinburgh, this currently thriving community Centre was founded with a robust spiritual community focus, which over time has expanded to embrace a strong foundation of inclusivity, as well as creative, psychological, and ecological wellbeing, making it a resilient and much loved community space in the heart of Edinburgh!

To celebrate the occasion we have been running a 6 month 50th anniversary theme programme of events which will culminate in this celebration week in June (19th – 25th). 

You can download a brochure which offers some context about the Centre’s history and its founding pillars HERE (https://shorturl.at/bix05 )

Expect gatherings of old friends and new, workshops, movie screenings, discussion panels, shared meals, ceremony, visioning & networking for the future. Come and learn how challenges were transformed to create new foundations to grow from. The programme has draws from the incredible richness of all people who have contributed, over 5 decades, to the evolution and resilience of this special Centre.



Art Room