Calendar

Lightsong Classes, Retreats and Special Events
With Saki and Friends

 2017

February 15 – June 15, 2017:  Lightsong Online course – our fourth online course open to all sincere travellers on the mystical path of awakening the heart.  From wherever you are you can join our monthly caravan! Each monthly audio class is followed up with a brief e-mail with prayers, poems and reflections. The theme of this series is Cultivating Inner Strength to Meet the Challenges of Life.    PLEASE NOTE:  our classes will soon be archived for those who might later wish to participate in them.

March 19:  Sufi centre Den Haag, Holland:  Araban Trio:  Ottoman music concert with Syrian ud player Nazeer Abdulhai, Emine Bostanci on kemmenche and Jacobus Thiele on percussion (16:00 – 18:00)

March 24 – 26:   Allanton Peace Sanctuary, Dumfries, Scotland (near Glasgow): The Alchemy of Beauty, Spring renewal silent retreat with Dances of Universal Peace and meditation  Info: anna@keith.vispa.com; tel. 0044-1387740230

March  31 – April 1:  Sufi Centre Den Haag, Holland: Healing Rays, a healing retreat with Dr. Neil Douglas Klotz (Saadi) –  not to be missed!  Anna Paulownastraat 78, den Haag.   Click here for more info

April 9: Sufi centre Den Haag, Holland:   Piano concert with Mike del Ferro and Audio visual presentation with Sofia Dawa from Meet the Syrians, a collective of over 100 artists from Syria (16:00 – 18:00)

May 5 – 7:  Bielefeld, Germany;   silent retreat, with Dances of Universal Peace and meditation; Info: Maria Hanhart, email: maria.hanhart@gmx.de; Tel.0049- 0521/150303

May 14: Sufi Centre Den Haag, Holland:  Music of Life:  Connecting Hearts, with Classical Indian music concert given by Prewien Pandohi-Mishre and Yama Sarshar – benefit concert for the Hope Project in India – refugees welcome free of charge

May 19-26:  Lioba Monastary, Egmond Binnen, Holland:  Alchemy of Transformation:  individually guided retreats for 7 days in beautiful surroundings with walking trails to the dunes and sea; limited places available so inquire early.  Click here  for more information and to register.  FULL –

June 18:  Sufi centre Den Haag, Holland – annual Urs celebration of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, with audio visual presentation of 2017 choir in the Holy Land, remembrance, sacred dance, and a benefit Indian music concert for the Hope Project with Ganesh Ramnath and friends – followed by a potluck dinner (14:00 – 18:00

August 6 – 12:  Zenith Institute, Olivone, Switzerland: Sanctuary of the Heart,  A silent group retreat with Saki in the Alps of Ticino with time on your own each afternoon for contemplative walks in the magnificent mountains.    Click here for more info about the Alps camp.  Info:  secr@zenithinstitute.com 

August 30 (Wednesday) – September 3 (Sunday)   Lioba Monastary at Egmond Binnen, the Netherlands:  Alchemy of Transformation, individually guided retreats  for 4 days in beautiful surroundings with walking trails to the dunes and sea; limited places available so inquire early.  Click here for more info and to register.FULL

September 17: Sufi Centre den Haag, Holland:  The Dance of the Soul with Graciete Parizio from Brazil (14:30 – 18:00) followed by potluck dinner – bring something to share

September to December 2017:  Lightsong Online course – our fifth online course open to all sincere travellers on the mystical path of awakening the heart.  From wherever you are you can join our monthly caravan! Each monthly audio class is followed up with a brief e-mail with prayers, poems and reflections. The theme of this series is The Spirit of Guidance:  Awakening Intuition.  for more information and to register, click here.

October 22, Sufi Centre Den Haag, Holland:  Music of Life:  Connecting Hearts:  Following a meditation class, we will have an inspiring qawwali concert with Afghani singer Ilyas Nadjami; Afghani-Australian tabla player Yama Sarshar  and Dutch-Suriname harmonium player Ganesh Ramnath  (14:30 – 18:00), followed by potluck dinner – bring something to share

October 27 – 29, Bad Bevensen, Germany:  Retreat with Saki:  Pilgrimage of the Heart retreat at Caduceus Zentrum with Saki.  For information:  zentrum@caduceus.de, tel. +49-05821 477129

November 19, Sufi Centre Den Haag, Holland:  Music of Life – Connecting Hearts.  A public lecture by Shaikh al Mashaikh Mahmood Khan, nephew of Hazrat Inayat Khan, followed by Iranian storyteller-musician Sahand Sahevdivani. (14:30 – 18:00), followed by potluck dinner  – bring something to share

December 3,,  Sufi Centre Den Haag, Holland:  Music of Life – Connecting Hearts programme:  Following our meditation class, uplifting Taize singing with German singer/music teacher Meike Heegardt. (14:30 – 18:00)

December 15-17: Theosophical Center, Naarden, Holland:  our annual winter residential retreat with Saki.   This is a popular international retreat – register early as there are limited places available.  info:  lightsong@gmail.com

2018

January 7, 2018,  Sufi Centre Den Haag, Holland:  Music of Life – Connecting Hearts. Meditation class followed by Indian classical violin concert by virtuouso Satyakam coming from India!   followed by a New Year’s potluck reception (14:30 – 20:00)

February 8 – 17 2018:  Thar Desert, Rajasthan INDIA:  individually guided 10 day retreat with silence, the starry skies, camels, and evening campfire singing – come to India earlier for the Urs celebration of Hazrat Inayat Khan – Feb 3-5 – visit sacred Sufi shrines nearby and mediate at Pir  Vilayat’s dargah.  Sorry – the group is completely FULL!

March 2-4, 2018:   House of Peace, Vienna, Austria A retreat with Saki – Healing Presence – including silence, Dances of Universal Peace, meditation and Sufi practices.

March 16 – 18, 2018:  Allanton Sanctuary, Dumfries SCOTLAND (near Glasgow)Annual spring retreat with Saki:  silence, Dances of Universal Peace, meditation and Sufi practices

April 27 – 29:  Bielefeld, Germany retreat with Saki, with silence, Dances of Univeral Peace, meditation and Sufi practices.

May 4-11, 2018:  Lioba Monastary, Egmond Binnen, Holland:  Alchemy of Transformation:  individually guided retreats for 7 days in beautiful surroundings with walking trails to the dunes and sea; limited places available so inquire early.     Click here  for more information and to register.

June 15 – 17, 2018: De Weyst, Holland, a retreat with Saadi Neil Douglas Klotz –  Re-birth From the Breath.  Not to be missed!  Flyers available.

August 24 – 26, 2018:  Public talk and weekend retreat with Pir Zia in den Haag at the Sufi Center Anna Paulownastraat and at the Sufi Temple in Katwijk

October 1 – 6, 2018:   Kissamos, Western Crete:  Sacred Aging Healing Retreat:  a special retreat to inspire joy, meaningfulness and courage for those 50 years of age on up – in the beauty of unspoiled western  Crete. New flyer soon to be available.