Inayati Order Alchemical Retreats in Berkeley with Mary Risala Laird
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.