Hang up your cloak, lean your staff by the door,
set your boots on the mat, and make yourself at home.



Welcome to
The Wayshelter

- based in the Greater Rochester area of New York -




Cultural Directory

(Artistic Works of Others)
the Basica

(Discover Basicanism)
Toolbox

(Adult Autism Spectrum)
Cabinet

(A Few Resources)
Memorial Garden

(In Honor of Loved Ones)
Shelterkeep's Room

(Personal Interests)

Please open any of these doors to select an area of the house to explore.




joins together with people of all faiths
to oppose

ignorance, prejudice, and oppression.

To that end, let it be known that

stands in support of the
World Sufi Foundation Mosque
in Orleans County, NY
as they await due process in the case of
three young offenders who trespassed against them recently
by burning a cross into the lawn at their house of worship.

Let us keep our Muslim brothers and sisters close in our hearts,
in a spirit of love and compassion,
honoring their faith and respecting their right to practice in peace.

Let us also look with the eyes of hope upon the young men
who perpetrated this crime,
that they may right themselves through education
and the opening of their hearts and minds,
so that they may, in turn,
help others to open to greater kindness and understanding as well.

Thus is our prayer of love and peace.


Learn more about the incident.
Visit the World Sufi Foundation's Facebook page.



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Basican

What Is a Basican Wayshelter?
It is a meeting point, place of worship, spiritual safe haven, and cultural resource specifically for Basicans but where people of all faiths are welcome. It can also be a Website or a simple gathering of Basicans and similarly interested others that serves as many of these purposes as are needed or desired. Individual Basicans are free to choose whether or not to attend or be associated with one or more available wayshelters as part of their practice.

Just as persons of any faith are welcome, the intellectual and artistic expressions of persons of any faith may be presented for cultural enrichment. Therefore, one cannot tell the faith of an individual by either their presence or the appearance of their work in a Basican wayshelter.

Who Is a Shelterkeep?
That person is a Basican who is host and custodian of a Basican wayshelter. As such, she or he is a facilitator of discussion and spiritual practices and a point person, leader, or performer of relevant duties where one is called for. Such an individual takes on a spiritually supportive role and attitude towards all persons, wherever appropriate.

A shelterkeep can either be agreed upon within a group or self-appointed as a person willing to set up and be responsible for some form of wayshelter for the potential benefit of others. A wayshelter does not require a shelterkeep unless there is a particular need or desire for such a role to be filled.

How Is a Wayshelter Funded?
That may vary, if any funding is necessary at all. In any case, a wayshelter's purpose is not to generate a profit.

This Website is the first Basican wayshelter of any kind in operation.
It currently exists online only. It is paid for out of my own pocket and designed almost as though it existed in my own private home: it is an outgrowth of my personal Website, set up by my own initiative.

For information about setting up
your own Basican wayshelter,
please click here.


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