Welcome to the Zenith Sufi Summer Camp 2016

25th of July - 20th of August 2016


Dear Seeker,

Welcome to the Zenith Sufi Summer Camp, where your fellow seekers from around the world have been gathering for nearly 30 years, to learn, share and participate in how to journey on this path called life.

Here in this Alpine meadow of Ticino we have been creating a sacred space that allows you to drink deeply of nature’s beauty and power and to inwardly tread the path that leads to the soul’s awakening. It is a space where you can dive deep into your inner life and through spiritual practices, silence, prayer, music and dialogue reconnect with your timeless nature.

Our programme is rooted in the teachings of the Inayati Order, a Sufi path of spiritual liberty, (formally known as the Sufi Order International) and what we hope to see blossom, through all who visit us, is a universal message of the power of love, of the harmony that exists in the universe and of the everlasting beauty that is found in each moment.

In these pages you will find an abundant offering of workshops and retreats over four weeks. During this time you have the option of taking part in seminars or doing a guided individual or group retreat in our very special silent retreat area. We have a wonderful camp within the Camp for children, so you can come as a family and we offer special workshops for teenagers and young adults. You can come for one week or four!

One of the magical aspects of this Camp is the work camp and the take down camp. The work camp starts in June when there is nothing more than the mountains, the trees and the cows. A group of people of all ages, and with different skills, gather to build the Camp. Alongside physical building work, there is spiritual practice and the cultivation of community.

At the end of the four weeks another group gathers to take down everything that was built and return the land to the state in which we found it.

Do come and join us! You can come to build, participate, take down, or just visit. In joining together, may we all be strengthened and inspired to discover the spiritual liberty that exists in us through our connection to the Divine. For as Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan the founder of this camp has said: “Freedom gives infinite power, it can move mountains.”

If you are interested in learning more about the Inayati Order please visit their website: inayatiorder.org

in order of appearance in the camp...

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Shaikha Nur Artiran
Ophiel Maarten van Leer
Munir Voß
Malik Hirschberg
Nigel Hamilton
Sarida Brown
Zumurrud Butta
Ta'lim Knobel
Maumud Waterman
Zamir Roehrs
Ulrike Greenway
Saki Lee
Atum O'Kane
Deepa Gulrukh Patel
Jacob Ellenberg