The Presence and the Essence

May 6, 2016 | Sufism

How would you like to experience the ancient mystical jewels of the Sufi traditions of the Middle East brought to you in a peaceful setting right here in the states?

What if you could receive these jewels hand-crafted for your personal walking to guide you into even deeper realities within your own heart?

Why stop there? Now imagine being accompanied and supported by your own intimate community of devoted beloveds and guided by two highly-experienced master teachers.

If this sounds like a dream to you, then please read on…

We have something very special coming your way. An opportunity to spend 4 days and nights with the Co-Presidents of The University of Sufism – Kamila Shenmen and Salima Adelstein.

Both Kamila and Salima have traveled extensively in the Jerusalem, Morocco, Syria, Vienna, Mecca and Medina. They’ve studied personally with our guide, Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal, head of the Shadhiliyya Sufi order and head of the Higher Sufi Council in Jerusalem, with his daughter-in-law, Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi, teacher of Sufism and feminine mysticism, and with other Sufi mystics in the Shadhiliyya way.

Now Kamila and Salima are bringing their years of experiences home and putting them together in an exquisite experiential opportunity for the friends, family and students of UOS at the Farm of Peace in Warfordsburg, PA.

They are condensing a 40-day retreat into 4 days and nights to guide you on an intimate journey of healing and personal transformation. They’ll be offering many jewels beyond those currently offered in the UOS Masters of Divinity program.

This unique opportunity offers the experience of the ancient mystical traditions with insights into their hidden meanings. Kamila and Salima bring guidance and support to help you embody these gifts and give you a personal map outlining the path to your success.

You’re invite to explore hidden secret doors to open Divine Ecstasy and Unity from within.

We can only open this to a small group and still give each participant the personal experience this program promises to deliver. If it calls to you to be one of those participants, then save the dates, July 29 – August 1, and contact us as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Please contact Nur Preston at 661-476-0222, or email him at

"For one who purifies one’s self for forty days and nights,
the springs of wisdom will flow from one’s heart into one’s tongue."
~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity to be in the Presence with your Essence.

Blessings and gratitude for you!

Mastura Graugnard on behalf of Co-Presidents Kamila Shenmen and Salima Adelstein, with all your friends and family at UOS