Murshid SAM – Sufi Ahmed Murad Chishti (Samuel L Lewis, 1896-1971) American mystic, horticultural scientist and zen master who founded what became the Sufi Ruhaniat International, a branch of the Chishtia Sufi Lineage. A student of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Nyogen Senzaki, he founded the Dances of Universal Peace, which have now spread around the world. He was Lama’s first visiting teacher and is buried at the Lama Foundation. Original painting is oil on wood panel, 12” x 9”.
Fatima Rigsby has been drawing since early childhood and began painting in 1985. These paintings are from a series of darshan (described as an “auspicious sight” of a holy person, which bestows merit on the person who is seen) and dervish paintings done over a period from 1990 – 2000.
Fatima has been a friend of Lama Foundation since 1971. She was a resident at Lama in 1999 – 2001 and has continued to serve Lama in many ways from her home in Taos, NM.