Event: The Beautiful Names of Life.
Facilitator: Neil Douglas-Klotz (Saadi Shakur Chishti).
Venue: Allanton Peace Sanctuary, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RY, Scotland.
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Allanton Sanctuary is the European Sanctuary of the World Peace Prayer Society, an international organization with a mission to spread the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth', to help achieve harmony within the individual, in society, and with our environment, where 'peace' is seen as the highest aspiration of humanity. For more information visit www.worldpeace-uk.org
Dates: Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 May 2019.
Times: Retreat begins on Thursday 16 May at 6.30pm with dinner and finishes on Sunday 19 May with lunch.
Event Description: Dances of Universal Peace, walking meditation, contemplation, chant, spiritual practice, body awareness and teaching stories from the world’s rich treasure chest of wisdom Life presents us with many faces of blessing and unripeness, with challenge and opportunity. How do we witness it all from a heartfelt place, discovering in the signs of life the activity of one Heart, one Beloved?
This retreat will continue to explore the original spirituality of the Sufi tradition, the remembrance of our “original nature,” called fitrah. We will dive into the “beautiful names,” feeling in them processes that constantly go on within and around us. While based in the original prayer and spiritual practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan, we will also explore the ancient nomadic human traditions that underlie all of the world’s religions. This ancient strain of awareness reveals the earliest remembrances of our human ancestors, messages in a bottle they left behind to help us understand ourselves and our world better. When we strip away what is unnecessary from our hearts and minds, we find the Real within, the more living Life. This retreat is open to all.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in spacious first floor rooms. All rooms have a seating corner, a wardrobe and a sink. The number of beds varies from two to six. We will try to spread you out as much as possible, so that no more then 3 people will be sharing a room, but we cannot guarantee it. There are no single rooms available on the premises. It is possible to tent or bring your own caravan on the premises. You could also stay in a local B&B – contact us for more info. Another option, used by a number of regular participants who prefer to have a twin/double rooms, is to stay in Premier Inn (www.premierinn.com) or Travelodge in Dumfries (www.travelodge.co.uk). If booked well in advance you can get a room for a very reasonable price. This option requires access to a car or a friend with a car.
Meals: You will be served three vegetarian / vegan / wheat-free meals a day, cooked by our hosts in Allanton. If you have any special needs or food allergies, please let us know in advance. *Please be aware that Allanton can not cater for life-threatening dietary requirements.*
Cost: £220 (own accommodation, lunch and dinner on site included), £275 (on site, shared room), £250 (own tent, on the premises, includes all meals). To secure your place, please send £50 deposit (refundable until 1 April).