Event: Residential Sufi Spring Retreat with Saki Lee: Alchemy of Beauty.

Venue: Allanton Sanctuary, SW Scotland, DG2 0RY.
Dates: Friday 24 - Sunday 26 March 2017.
Event Description: "Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in the mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror"
Kahil Gibran, the Prophet.

A central task of our time is to listen and respond to the sanctity of life in our world today. This can feel overwhelming and painful when we encounter the challenges and enormity of what needs healing and transformation.

But our longing and search for beauty - even in imperfection - can carry us beyond the world of appearances to a place in our hearts that is spacious, boundless and free. Returning to this place over and over again is a powerful and deep spiritual anchor that ground us in the true presence with ourselves, nature, each other, and the Beloved.

During this annual Spring retreat we shall share in the beauty of community through sacred music, the Dances of Universal Peace, contemplative themes, Sufi practice, meditation and silence.

This retreat is guided by Saki Lee. Saki has been a student of Pir Vilayat for over 30 years. Her main focus in the esoteric school is the Sufi alchemical retreat and guiding mureeds (students). Her professional work is as a licenced practitioner in East Asian medicine, and her soul's delight includes travelling, gardening, sacred music and the
Dances of Universal Peace.

Cost: includes room and full board with delicious vegetarian meals.

Early Bird Cost: £200 in shared room (or £210 in twin room) if paid in full by February 6th. (Shared rooms will most probably be max 3 people).

After February 6th: £220/£240 depending on shared or twin room.

Your place is secure after we have received your full booking fee or £50 deposit if earlier in the year, plus full booking fee by February 6th. ( or when we have received a full late booking fee)

Cheques made payable to Anna Keith To: Woodside of Allanton, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0SA

Please include contact details, including phone no (landline and mobile) when booking and any dietary requirements.

It is usually possible to stay at Allanton Sanctuary on a reasonably priced B&B basis on  the Sunday night. Contact Allanton directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The event is kindly supported by Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996.

"Our work is to create a beautiful world, a community of friendship. The awakened heart is the embodiment of spiritual friendship" - Pir Vilyat -

Contact Anna/Latifa Nur: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01387 740230.

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