Event: Baraka: The Sufi Way of Blessing:
A Sufi Retreat with Pir Shabda Kahn and Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti.
Facilitators: Pir Shabda Kahn and Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti.
Venue: Allanton Peace Sanctuary, Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0RY, Scotland.
Dates: Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 May 2016.
Times: Starts with a dinner on Thursday 26 May at 6pm, followed by an evening session.
Finishes on Sunday 29 May at 3pm.
Event Description: Meditation, mantra, Dances of Universal Peace, Sufi zikr, walking meditation, and a range of practice from the diversity of world spiritual traditions on the subject of heart-magnetism, which the Sufis call baraka.
"Love itself is the great phenomenon, and it is needed more than ever today because of the huge, catastrophic, destructive forces unleashed upon earth. However, love without self-sacrifice is very limited in its scope; it may even be useless. Therefore, the God-realized person comes to establish centers for the transmissions of love and blessings, and these sacred centers may be called temples, whether there are buildings there or not."
--Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, "Introduction to Spiritual Brotherhood."
Pir Shabda Kahn (California, USA), a disciple of American Sufi Master Murshid Samuel Lewis, is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Ruhaniat International - a contemporary Sufi stream in the lineage of the Indian mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is world renowned teacher of Dances of Universal Peace and North Indian Classical Vocal Music. His teachings of universal love and compassion are joyous and relaxed, yet profound and powerful. www.marinsufis.com , www.ruhaniat.org
Neil Douglas-Klotz (Saadi Shakur Chishti) is a student of Pir Moineddin Jablonski, the spiritual leader of the Sufi Ruhaniat between 1971 and 2001. He co-founded the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace in 1982 with the Rev. Tasnim Fernandez. He is the author of several books on Native Middle Eastern mysticism, including Desert Wisdom, The Tent of Abraham, Prayers of the Cosmos, The Hidden Gospel and The Sufi Book of Life. Details about his own work can be found at the website of the Abwoon Network (www.abwoon.org).
Cost £190 (including vegetarian meals, own accommodation).
£220 (including 3 nights camping).
£250 (including 3 nights in dormitory).
£275 (including 3 nights in shared room).