Awakening the Heart

Week 1D  19th–25th July 2020
Group Retreat with Malik Hirschberg and Batin Hermes

In the course of this week we want to dive into the wonderful theme of this year’s Camp. If there is anything to be developed on the spiritual path, it is the quality of the heart. Throughout these days we will try to experience what it really means when the heart becomes so silent and empty that the voice of God transpires. This week might unveil what the feeling, seeing and knowing heart is meant to be. The knowing heart that in realising itself, is transformed into love; a pure heart reflecting the love of God. In noble silence, with Wazaif and Dhikr, we want to devote ourselves to the heart that is love. We will also integrate various yogic practices into the week to support this alchemical process in trying to discover the nature of our true being.


Malik Hirschberg

Malik Hirschberg is a retreat guide and representative of the Inayati Order of Austria and has responsibility for the Inayati sufi-centre in Vienna. In his profession, Malik is a dentist.


Jane Batin Hermes

Born in 1966, Jane (or Batin) is a retreat guide and leader in the International Inayati order. She has lived and travelled extensively in India and currently abides in Europe where she works as a yoga teacher, art historian, freelance copy-editor/copy-writer, and intercultural and language trainer. She has two sons.