LEAP! And a net will appear
Week 3D August 4th – 10th 2019
Silent Group Retreat with Saki Lee & Latif Peter Brinck
“How did the rose ever open its heart and give to the world all its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being. Otherwise, we all remain too frightened.”
– Persian mystic-poet Hafiz
During this retreat week, Saki and Latif will explore the unfolding of the rose within our hearts, that we may perceive, sense, and hear the beauty of our unique songs and stories within the sacred journey of self transformation.
Here are some of the themes that will be covered:
- Change and impermanence as catalyst for real presence here and now
- Befriending the dark: leaving our comfort zone, daring and accepting uncertainty and difficulties as midwives of the soul
- Bewonderment, joy, playfulness, and delight as portals for divine creativity
- Balancing effort and grace, will and surrender and human and divine in the art of ongoing spiritual practice
The alchemical retreat is a special opportunity to withdraw from the world for a specific period of time in order to get a clearer glimpse of who we are, what we are doing, and where life is taking us. Our schedule each day will include optional early morning meditations, morning sessions, afternoons on your own with suggested contemplative walks and practices, and evening zikr (Sufi practice of remembrance). There will also be daily meetings offered to participants with Saki and Latif.
The retreat is open to all, with or without experience with Sufi meditation and spiritual practices. It will be held in the sheltered and beautiful retreat area of the camp which holds a high vibration from all the spiritual work that has taken place there for 30 years.
Saki Lee has been a student of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan’s since 1974. She has served in many roles in the Inayati Sufi Order but what ignites her soul’s joy the most is the Sufi alchemical retreat work and guiding others to find their soul’s music. Besides her professional work in East Asian medicine, Saki works with various refugee projects and hosts monthly benefit world music concerts in Holland as a way to cultivate awareness of the Oneness that is beyond race, culture, religion and nation.
Latif Peter Brinck will be supporting our retreat this week with an early morning meditation each day. He will also be available for individual consultations each day for questions or clarification on the retreat process. Latif is from Santiago, Chile, and has been a familiar friend and presence at our Camp for many years as retreat guide and kinship representative.