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Earth Day 2024 – Gaia Sings
Saturday, April 20th, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EST (New York) 8:00 – 9:30 am next day Australia, 10:00 – 11:30 am next day New Zealand

Join us for a special Inayatiyya Music and Ziraat Activities collaboration as we celebrate Mother Earth through music. Special guests include Aziza Barker-Stanton, Saraswati Andrea Burke, Nehmat Bev Kyan, Mariam Mary Neil, Lauraine Carpenter, Mu’izza Mizen, LatifaNoor Anderson, and Saki Lee via video.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EST (New York) 8:00 – 9:30 am next day Australia, 10:00 – 11:30 am next day New Zealand.

All are welcome to attend. There is a suggested donation of $10 for this program with the option to donate any amount or come for free.

If you have questions about the program, please email us at


Apr 20 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 20 2024
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Free - $10




Language: English


  • Saki Lee
    Saki Lee

    Saki Lee is a senior teacher and guide in the Inayatiyya and is a long time practitioner and wellness coach in East Asian medicine. Sacred music is her joy and delight, and she is a dance leader and mentor for the Dances of Universal Peace. In the Netherlands she co-hosts regular Music of Life programs featuring world music concerts as a way to inspire and awaken awareness of humankind’s oneness beyond boundaries of race, culture and religion.

  • Aziza Charlotte Barker-Stanton
    Aziza Charlotte Barker-Stanton

    Aziza Charlotte Barker-Stanton has been involved with the Sufi path since
    taking bayat in the Healing Order with Himayat Inayati in 1980 and with Pir Vilayat Khan in 1982. Shahabuddin Less is her longtime guide. She is a grateful graduate of the Andalib Suluk class of 2009-2011, is a Healing Conductor, Ziraat Farmer and Knight of Purity, and is the Inayatiyya North America’s Midsouth Regional Representative. Aziza also serves on the Ziraat & Knighthood Councils. Aziza lives with her husband and partner of 23 years in Texas on lands of the Lipan Apaches and Mayans in the Rio Grande Valley on the Gulf Coast bordering Mexico. She has a healing practice at her center, Laguna Madre Yoga, Meditation & Dance Center on South Padre Island where she teaches yoga and practices Therapeutic Bodywork.

  • Saraswati Andrea Burke
    Saraswati Andrea Burke

    Saraswati Andrea Burke has followed the Sufi path since first attending the Dances of Universal Peace in 1984. She took bayat with Pir Vilayat in 1986 and is grateful to have received guidance from leaders in both the Ruhaniat and Inayatiyya Sufi Orders. Murshid Wali Meyer has been her teacher in the Ruhaniat and Khalifa Kalama Reuter her Dance mentor. Devi Tide is her guide in the Inner School of the Inayatiyya tariqa and as a member of the Suluk Global Online class called Na-Koja-Abad. Saraswati is a Ziraat initiate, a certified leader for the Dances of Universal Peace and a Cherag. Saraswati lives with her husband, Junaid, on the Southern Oregon Coast. They have three children and one grandchild. Saraswati has served children and educators as a Teacher-Librarian and Information Technology Specialist. She is a yoga Instructor for children, a school garden coordinator, and steward of bees and native plants.

  • Mariam Mary Neil
    Mariam Mary Neil

    Mariam Mary Neil was Initiated by Pir Zia in 2016 and given the name Mariam by him.
    She is currently engaged with the online Suluk program. Within the Inayatiyya, she is a Coordinator, Cherag, and Healing Conductor. Mariam is involved with the Inner School, Healing Activity, Ziraat, Dances of Universal Peace, and the fledgling Music Activity in Australia. She is the mother of four and a grandmother of four, as well. She lives alone in close proximity to some Aussie bush. Her interests include music, gardening, poetry, and walking in nature.

  • LatifaNoor Elizabeth Anderson
    LatifaNoor Elizabeth Anderson

    LatifaNoor Elizabeth Anderson is a graduate of the Na Koja Abad Global Suluk Academy class, Vice President of the Music Activity for Oceania and the Americas, a Representative in the Inner School, Musical Representative, spiritual guide, retreat guide, and center leader for the Light of Harmony Center, Inayatiyya of Dobbs Ferry. She is also a cellist and vocalist; her Indian raga studies inspired the CD LatifaNoor, a synthesis of Raga and Western classical music for cello, voice, and tampura. As a cellist she has toured China, Japan, Mexico, Italy, England, Germany, Finland, Australia, Israel, India, and the US with the Meliora and Cassatt String Quartets and with the New York City Opera. She has recorded for Telarc, Nonesuch, and RCA and her next recordings will feature sacred vocal music for retreat.
    When not traveling for concerts or leading alchemical singing retreats, LatifaNoor loves walking in nature with her basset hound Ruby, cooking for family and friends, and knitting socks.

  • Nehmat Kyan
    Nehmat Kyan

    Nehmat Kyan was initiated as an Experienced Farmer by Pir Zia in January 2023 and has held the Ziraat Activity for the Australian Message Council since 2011. She has been involved in Inayatiyya activities for nearly 20 years, and is a graduate of the Alif and Na-koja-abad Suluk classes. She lives near Canberra, and brings the Australian Ziraat family and friends together once a month for a Lodge by zoom, sharing her love of nature, contemplation of the elements and natural cycles of life and inner guidance from elemental beings, with a uniquely Australian flavour.

  • Mu'izza Mizen

    Mu’izza Mizen is a Retreat Guide, Knight, Healing Conductor and Leader of the Ottawa and Limestone Inayatiyya Center, North On Turtle Island, what is now Ottawa, Canada.

  • Lauraine Carpenter
    Lauraine Carpenter

    Lauraine Carpenter received her Bachelor of Music Education from Ithaca College, and her Master of Arts in Performance at New York University. She was principal trumpet of the Toledo Symphony from 1998-2022 and still maintains a private teaching studio. In 2021, Lauraine was ordained as a Cherag (Reverend) within the Inayatiyya and is an active participant in Toledo’s monthly Universal Worship Services. Lauraine is a recent graduate of the Music for Healing and Transition program and is a Certified Music Practitioner on Native American Flute, and currently is employed by the Corewell Health System in Dearborn, Michigan.