Featured Events

  • Dec 2, 2023

    “LIGHT CODES” Guitar Concert with Enrique Simone Casados, Sammy Warren, & Friends


    Guitar Concert with Enrique Simone Casados & Friends


    7:30-9:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)

    “Light Codes” — Concert with Enrique Simone Casados, Sammy Warren IV & Special Musical Guests – 7:30pm – Join soulful, multi-instrumentalist Enrique Casados & friends for an evening of beautiful, healing and uplifting music!

    Playing a variety of Bossa Nova, Latin, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Pop, Rock, Blues, World Fusion and more. Enrique is strongly influenced by his Chicano roots and love for Motown, as well as Nada Yoga (yoga of sound) training in India, and time spent deep in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest in sacred ceremony. He plays with the understanding that sound has the potential to rearrange molecular structures and uplift the vibration of the listener. It is his intention to use his music as a vehicle for healing.

    $10-20 Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231, www.risingtideinternational.org, 941-993-9994.

    The Saturday Salon welcomes the local community to the Rising Tide “salon” gathering space. Each month will have a distinct form and flavor to experience – concerts, poetry, and dance. Each evening is an expression and experience of  love, harmony and beauty.

    Presented by Heartway. Sliding Scale $10 – 20 

    Light Codes Concert Sliding Scale $10-20



  • Dec 16, 2023

    Love is the Wine ~ Rumi “Urs” Celebration into the Night


    Join us to celebrate Rumi’s Urs~ The Blessed night of his Passing into the Next World~  December 16th, at 8pm until December 17th going into the night, honoring Love together.

    Bring your favorite Rumi poem to read, we will have ney playing (Turkish Flute), zikr (chanting), illahis, songs of love, whirling and special treats.

    Come, come, whoever you are!

    Love, Jessi and Akbar 


    Suggested donation 11-33$ at Rising Tide join us in the Divan of Love celebrating Rumis life your presence is most welcome!!


    “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”
    ― Jelaluddin Rumi

    An evening of zikr and songs, reading from the masnavi, whirling , prayer , poetry, tea and treats. 

    Urs means “wedding” and in Sufism, death anniversaries of mystics are celebrated as wedding ceremonies. For them, death is an occasion to rejoice, not to mourn. They call it Urs (wedding) and sometimes Visal (union) because death of a Sufi saint is realized as the most mystical merging with the Divine.

    Fee: $11-$22-$33  Nobody turned away come come whoever you are.

    Love is the Wine Tickets

    Messages – do you have a poem to share?



    Arsalaan Douglas Fay

    Mevlevi Semazen (Whirling Dervish), Zikr, Meditation, Rumi discussion leader

    Arsalaan started meditating in 1969, and studied with ministers, Buddhist mindfulness, before finding Sufism, where he discovered the practice of Zikr (remembrance of the true self) through chanting. He later learned to “turn”, the Whirling Dervish ceremonial dance, to play Turkish Flute (Ney), and take part in Mevlevi Sema as musician and dervish. He was in the zikr leading rotation at Rising Tide for many years, and held Rumi discussion classes. Currently he leads meditation and Rumi classes in Klamath, OR, where he lives with his wife Phyllis.


    Sheikh Ghassan Manasra & Family

    Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, Sheikh in the Qadiri-as-Salaam Sufi Tariqa of the Holy Land, is from Nazareth, Israel, living in Sarasota, FL. He is a 2nd generation Sheikh, leading zikr, teaching Sufi philosophy and mysticism, and is an inter-cultural peacemaker in the Abrahamic Reunion.

    Sheikh Ghassan will be joined by members of his family of musicians, chefs, a spiritual, Sufi, musical, peacemaking family, who have a Sufi and Arabic Music band called ILLAHI.


    Hosts:   Akbar Chris Miller & Jessica Bromby


  • Dec 31, 2023

    Universal Worship with Reverend Zan “The White Stone”

    The Universal Service celebrates the unity of all religious faiths on one altar by lighting candles to represent the diversity of faiths and offering prayers to honor all religions. A Cherag (from the Persian word for ‘lamp’) facilitates this service along with other services such as weddings, funerals, baby blessings, and house blessings. Cherags at Rising Tide are available to the Sarasota community at large. Universal Worship is held every Sunday

    All are in person at Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota, FL.  This egalitarian service celebrates all of humanity’s religions on a single altar. www.risingtideinternational.org. For info Rev.  Zan, 941-922-7839 

  • Jan 21, 2024

    Illuminated Souls Seminar and Universal Worship Service with Rev. Jabriel Hasan

    Illuminated Souls 4hr Seminar/Retreat: 1:30-5:30 pm  Seminar Fee: $44 

    Universal Worship Service: 1:30pm open to the public.  Donation $10-20

    This seminar intends to connect participants with the Divine Light and the Spirit of Guidance shining through nature during the sacred season when our planet’s western hemisphere begins tilting towards the sun. Activities conducted aim to awaken the body, mind, and soul to this natural transition. The seminar will include zikr, mindfulness exercise, meditation, prayer, the Healing Service, and Universal Worship all centered around aligning ourselves with the arising illumination.

    Jabriel Hasan is an ordained Healing Cherag in the Inayatiyya and an active lay minister in The Episcopal Church. His heart for social harmony and service has extended to various pursuits.  He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a former resident of Richmond Hill. Jabriel also serves in leadership capacities with Kinship, Universal Worship, and Race, Justice, Equity, and Love, as well as being Co-Chair for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s Truth and Reparations Task Force. Jabriel is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary (M.Div., ’22), and is currently completing further graduate study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The College of William & Mary. In his spare time, Jabriel enjoys exercise, fellowship with loved ones, skating, and nature.



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  • Feb 22, 2024

    Tides of Life Healing Retreat with Devi Tide & Friends

    Available in person at Rising Tide International and live-streamed via zoom.

    Healing Retreat starts Thursday Night and ends Sunday at lunch.

    Sliding Scale Price: $233-$433, please pay what you are able. (Online Only Price: $233).

    If you would like to request or need a scholarship, please write to chris@risingtideinternational.org.

    PAYPAL NOTE: After the PayPal payment transaction is complete CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE PURCHASE RECIEPT. Within minutes you will receive an email from service@paypal.com with the subject – Receipt for Your Payment to Rising Tide International, Inc. Under shipping you will see your address (will not be shipped). RTI  will have a record of your payment for the event. If the page redirects incorrectly after the pay pal purchase, please ignore, pardon our old website until we upgrade soon. 

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    Presenter Bios:

    Devi Tide

    Devi Tide is the Kefayat (Head) and Vice President of the Sufi Healing Order in North America, New Zealand and Australia. She has over thirty years of experience as a teacher of healing and the esoteric sciences, bringing the qualities of wisdom, heart, subtlety, humor, and intelligence to her role. Devi has contributed to and offered programs in India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America. In her seminars, public speaking, and individual sessions and retreats, Devi represents the inner vitality and harmony of the body, mind and spirit, the vitality of our interconnected world, as well as personal transformation.

    Nur Alima Smith

    Nur Alima Smith is a Shafayat (senior teacher and healer), a Cherag, a Healing Conductor and a Raphaelite Healer in the Inayatiyya Healing Activity. She is adept with various breathing techniques, having studied this for 35 years.  Nur Alima brings the Inayati philosophy and practices to the community groups.  She has run many trainings for staff and volunteers in Hospice and multiple Veteran Organizations focusing on these techniques and how to heal oneself with the breath.

    Since 2015 Nur Alima has also led a weekly meditation group for Veterans who have PTSD.  Her additional work with the Veteran Community includes teaching meditation and relaxation techniques to those on active duty about to be deployed and those who have just returned from combat.  She also leads a monthly meditation session for Hospice volunteers and staff.Nur Alima serves on the Inayatiyya Healing steering committee, and lives in Syracuse, New York. Early in 2023   Nur Alima Smith together with Raqib Kogan became Co-Vice Presidents of IO Healing Activity.  

    Raqib Misha Kogan, MD

    Raqib Misha Kogan received his medical degree from Drexel University, College of Medicine.  He is the medical director of the GW Center for Integrative Medicine and associate professor of medicine in division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at George Washington University.  Raqib has been on Sufi path since 2001.  Together with his wife Rafia he completed Suluk training in 2009.  Raqib has been working closely with Devi Tide and other healing activity leaders for over 10 years and assisted in organizing and running number of annual Leadership Retreats.  Raqib’s long term goal is to bring healing wisdom and practices of IO to more people, especially those who are vulnerable and on limited income.  To achieve this goal Raqib founded AIM Health Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides integrative medicine services to low-income and terminally ill patients regardless of their ability to pay. Early in 2023 Raqib Kogan together with Nur Alima Smith became Co-Vice Presidents of IO Healing Activity.

    Jessica Bromby

    Jessica Bromby has had her home healing practice called Hearthaven for over 25 years. She offers healing retreats in her Home or on zoom remotely. She guides and organizes individual or group retreats and programs locally or online globally. She teaches the Awakened Healer class with Devi Tide and is helping to teach the Healing retreat guide training with Devi, Sarmad, Gayatri and Jamila this coming year. She’s a Shafayat, Healing Cherag , Ziraat Farmer, Raphaelite Healer and healing retreat guide. She is a zikr leader and offers zikrs monthly. She is also a certified dance leader in the dances of universal peace, a representative in the Inayatiyya as well as friend of all Sufi orders and friends of all of creation. Jessica teaches children at a local school, Mangrove community school, in Florida. She also guides a rights of passage group for young teens called Daughters of the Earth. She is Canadian raised on a farm in rural Quebec, avid traveler ~ globe trotter, now living in Florida with her two cats Bibi and Mani and husband Akbar by the Gulf of Mexico in their jungle home Kalama.

    Akbar Miller





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  • Mar 23, 2024

    Emerald Earth Retreat

    Thou kneadest my clay, I know, to make a new universe’ ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

    2-Day Retreat on Nature Mysticism and Ziraat with authors of Emerald Earth, Kainat Norton and Muinuddin Smith

    March 23rd – 24th, 2024

    Saturday: 10-4pm

    Sunday: 10-1pm

    Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

    We will gather together within the renewing energy of the spring !  In this weekend retreat we will attune to the sacred manuscript of Nature, to seeing with the eyes of Sophia, the creative feminine, the sacred wisdom of the earth, and to the alchemical and Ziraat teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Throughout the weekend we will deepen our intimacy with the elements as archangelic presences, experience meditations in Nature, and enhance and restore our sacred connection with the living Universe. We will also learn the element and astrological walks/dances.

    We will share in Sufi and Buddhist practices for purifying the mirror of the heart and cultivating the natural self, exploring the alchemy of the soul’s journey, and orienting more clearly to our unfolding purpose. Through retreat we touch upon our essential self, fresh and spontaneous, and affirm our rootedness in the sacredness of life. This in turn, fulfills a deep calling of the soul; bridging our inner awakening with our sacred task of participating in an earth of beauty.

    This retreat is open to all, those experienced or new to spiritual practice.


    Kainat Felicia Norton is a lover of Nature. She is a senior teacher, retreat guide, and interfaith minister in the Inayati Sufi Order. She served as Vice President of Ziraat, an activity devoted to inner cultivation and sacred ecology, for eighteen years (2003-2021) and is now Emerita. She taught on the faculty of Suluk Academy for eight years. She performs internationally touring solo dance theater works in Europe, the US, Canada, Central America, and Asia. She performed the one woman show Noor, based on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, in Edinburgh, London, UK, NYC, and France. She enjoys teaching creative movement at the Third Street Music School in NYC.

    Muinuddin Charles Smith, PhD, is a senior teacher, retreat guide, interfaith minister and teacher of Ziraat in the Inayati Sufi Order. He is Professor Emeritus of leadership and sustainability studies at Hofstra University, and served as the Chair of Spirituality and Systems Interest Group of the International Society of Systems Sciences.

    Kainat and Muinuddin are co-authors of the book An Emerald Earth Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World’, recently translated into French  Une Terre d’Émeraude.  They co-lead the Inayatiyya Sufi Center in New York City. They offer meditation retreats and workshops worldwide. (http://www.anemeraldearth.org).


    LOCATION: Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

    RSVP & CONTACT: Jessica & Akbar: risingtideinternational@gmail.com

    Emerald Earth Retreat Registration

    Earlybird discount: $10 or 10% off before Jan 10th! 

  • Mar 30, 2024

    Retreat with Great Grandmother Mary Lyons (Ojibwe/Anishnaabe)

    Details coming soon…

  • May 2, 2024

    Allaudin Ottinger & Yasmin Scott DUP Retreat

    Dances of Universal Peace & Sufi Teachings with Murshid Allaudin Ottinger and Sheikha Yasmin Scott

    Florida Dance Retreat, Sufi Teachings, & Community Gathering

    + Many musical and special guests, leaders, friends of the friend!

    Thursday, May 2nd- Sunday, May 5th, 2024 

    (Starts Thurs. Evening, Ends Sunday Noon) 

    Join us for four days of dance, breath, meditation, attunement, poetry, & more with beloved Kansas City Shining Heart Community Leaders, Allaudin Ottinger and Yasmin Scott.

    LOCATION: Rising tide, 5102 swift rd, sarasota, fl 34231 (10 min from Siesta Key Beach!)

    SLIDING SCALE: $133 – $233 – $333

    REGISTER: www.risingtideinternational.org

    INFO/ VOLUNTEERING/SCHOLARSHIPS/MUSICIANS: Jessica Bromby, jessicabromby@gmail.com, Akbar Chris Miller, chris@risingtideinternational.org

    More Details TBA… SAVE THE DATE!!

    CONTACT: risingtideinternational@gmail.com

    Registration – Click Below (Paypal / Credit / Debit). 

    Is there an option that you are looking for we don’t have? Need a scholarship? Want to sponsor a dancer? Contact us! (See above)

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