Retreats

Being and Becoming: Love and Space~a Small Group Retreat with Taj Inayat

May 15-19, 2024 5 days
$400-$700
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At a Glance

Small group retreats serve as a powerful transformational vehicle for those desiring direct knowledge of Self.

 

Look in our Self-Guided programs for Awakening of the Soul and Moth and Flame

  • Time: 9:30am-7:30pm PT
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Format: Zoom
  • Teacher: Taj Inayat
  • Eligibility: Must have taken "Awakening of the Soul" and "Moth and Flame"
  • Questions? Contact us for questions about registration, eligibility and scholarships.
Stay together friends. Don’t scatter and sleep. Our friendship is made of being awake.
Rumi

This is a small group retreat open to all who are called to attend. Taj will offer in-depth Sufi teachings and practice during morning and afternoon sessions, followed by an evening session, often zikr. The group will stay together throughout the retreat except when directed to go off and do a specific practice. Taj invites retreatants to email her during the retreat to share what is arising.

O, You who are ever giving life to all life, moving all creatures, root of all things, washing them clean, wiping out their mistakes, healing their wounds, You are our true life, luminous, wonderful, awakening the heart from its ancient sleep.

Hildegard of Bingen

Do you hear the call of your soul?

Our challenging and interesting lives can be so compelling that it is difficult to stay in touch with our soul, the dimension of ourself that does not live in time and space and is one with the One. Here is an opportunity to come together to re-remember our soul, our innermost being.

This small group retreat  is created to support  “finding the KingQueendom of heaven within”.  Illuminated by the light of our soul, our lives reveal deeper meaning and the eternal life of our soul reveals our immortal self.

The retreat  is open to all who are called to attend.

Taj Inayat, my mother, has studied, practiced, and taught mysticism and psychology for so long and in such depth that, like a seasoned ranger of the deep forests, she is able to navigate the sacred groves of the mind and heart with an adroitness that lucidly ushers spiritual pilgrims to further vistas of realization and awakening.

Pir Zia

How to pour an ocean into the thimble of a testimonial? Why, of course, by letting it flow over the rim, out into the expanse where there are no edges, where you will find Taj dwelling, offering us the view, a sip of mystic wine, intimations of a vaster reality, a deeper presence, a tenderer heart, a fresher mind, a soul bathed in beauty.

Shams Kairys
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Teacher(s)

Taj Inayat

Taj Inayat

Taj Inayat is the spiritual director of the Hurqalya Center and an initiate since 1967 in the Sufi Order International, now the Inayatiyya Order, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Three years after initiation she met Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, head of the Order, and became his spiritual partner. They collaborated in the work until his death in 2004.

Taj served as Vice President of the Sufi Order International, as teacher/guide for many years before co-creating Sufi Retreats and New Rain, programs that carried on the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Taj’s work is founded on a lifetime's attention to the human heart. Her capacity for supporting mystical awakening and self-knowing has grown out of her long experience as a spiritual guide in the transformative traditions of Sufism, Diamond Approach and Tibetan Buddhism. She is a minister in the Universal Worship Church and holds an MA in Counseling Psychology.

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Schedule

05/15/2024

4:00 - 6:00pm PT
Orientation

05/16/2024

7:00 - 8:00am PT
Early Morning Practices (optional)
9:30 - noon PT
Morning Session
2:30 - 5:00pm PT
Afternoon Session
6:30 - 7:30 pm PT
Evening Session

05/17/2024

7:00 - 8:00am PT
Early Morning Practices (optional)
9:30 - noon PT
Morning Session
2:30 - 5:00pm PT
Afternoon Session
6:30 - 7:30 pm PT
Evening Session

05/18/2024

7:00 - 8:00am PT
Early Morning Practices (optional)
9:30 - noon PT
Morning Session
2:30 - 5:00pm PT
Afternoon Session
6:30 - 7:30 pm PT
Evening Session

05/19/2024

7:00 - 8:00am PT
Early Morning Practices (optional)
9:30 - noon PT
Morning Session
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