Retreats

Wakening and Unfolding: Becoming Whole

May 17-21 5 Days
$400-$600
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At a Glance

A five day May retreat with Taj Inayat.

  • Time: Full day
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Teacher: Taj Inayat
  • Eligibility: Previous Silent Retreat with Taj or attend Awakening of the Soul May 6
  • Questions? Contact us for questions about registration, eligibility and scholarships.
I was a hidden treasure desiring to be known
Hadith Qudsi

The Sufi view is holistic. Its practice is the integration of body, mind, and spirit through the awakening of the Subtle Heart which heralds a new birth, the evolutionary emergence of the Divine Person.

This 5 day silent retreat, based on the path and practices given by Sufi Mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, is a deep dive into the within to discover the hidden treasure of Infinite Being which is paradoxically nowhere else.

Throughout these primarily silent days, retreatants will be guided in meditation, prayer, and the Sufi practice of Dhikr to awaken the Subtle Heart.

There will be ample time on one’s own for personal inquiry and contemplation, as well as music meditations.

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 Inayat Khan

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

As a spiritual teacher, Taj’s finely attuned connection with the Infinite means that I get to directly experience what it is to trust my heart’s guidance, and to actually feel my real nature radiating out from under its burdens and assumptions of conditioning.

Haqiqa Naomi Rose
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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

Program schedule is listed in Pacific-Time. If you need help converting to your local time zone, use timeanddate.com

05/17/2023

4:00 - 6:00
Opening/Welcome Session

05/18/2023

7:00 - 8:00
Early Morning Practices
9:30 - 12:00
Morning Session with Taj
2:30 - 5:00
Afternoon Session with Taj
6:30 - 7:30
Evening Zikr

05/19/2023

7:00 - 8:00
Early Morning Practices
9:30 - 12:00
Morning Session with Taj
2:30 - 5:00
Afternoon Session with Taj
6:30 - 7:30
Evening Zikr

05/20/2023

7:00 - 8:00
Early Morning Practices
9:30 - 12:00
Morning Session with Taj
2:30 - 5:00
Afternoon Session with Taj
6:30 - 7:30
Evening Zikr

05/21/2023

7:00 - 8:00
Early Morning Practices
9:30 - 12:00
Closing Session with Taj
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In the library

Creating Sacred Space at Home
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  • Themes: Spiritual Path,

Here are a few recommendations for how to create sacred space at home. This is especially important for joining Retreats and other programs online.

Tech Recommendations for at-home Retreat
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For first-time Hurqalya Center participants, the following are recommendations on how to ensure a technically sound and optimal retreat experience.

The Ten Sufi Thoughts
  • Authors: Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Zia Inayat Khan,
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  • Themes: Spiritual Path, Sufism/Mysticism,

Hazrat Inayat Khan was clear: Sufism is freedom from conceptions and beliefs. There are no doctrines imparted, no principals laid down, and no tenets given according to which pupils must order their lives.

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