Come forth into the light of things,
let nature be your teacher.
— William Wordsworth
Night Sky— Inayat KhanThe soul is light, the mind is light, and the body is light/light of different grades;
and it is this relation which connects man with the planets and stars.
— BuddhaThus, shall you think of this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
— Inayat KhanWhen all have been kindled, the original form will die out,
and the place thereof be known no more. Verily, the form dieth,
and the spirit liveth forever.

A Day of of Retreat with Prayer and Practices

Gather together
For practices with breath, sound and light
As we sit,
As we walk,
As we share communal food

Saturday, June 20
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Donations appreciated
Vegetarian lunch will be served

638 Peralta Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707
RSVP [email protected]

If not in person, we will Zoom the day.

Inayati Order Alchemical Retreats in Berkeley with Mary Risala Laird

Retreat Hut Mary RIsala Laird Meditation Hut

Offerings of three to thirty day retreats in my backyard hut. Vegetarian meals provided. Guidance and instruction once or twice a day.

Risala Mary Laird is a Retreat Guide in the Inayati Order, appointed by Aziza Scott, head of Retreat concentration. The retreat process was formalized by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and continues under the guidance of his son, Sarafil Bawa Inayat Khan, using the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Examples of practices for the retreatant are concentrations on breath, meditations on light, and chants from the Chishti lineage of the Sufi Order, as well as from other spiritual lineages. Instruction is given for practices working with forgiveness, prayer, inner peace, and being present.

Fee: $90-­$111 a day. All faiths welcome.

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