Emerald Earth – An Alchemical Ziraat Retreat
with Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith
May 5 - 7, 2017
‘Thou kneadest my clay, I know, to make a new universe’. Hazrat Inayat Khan
Come to the beauty of the Berkshires within the renewing energy of spring! In this weekend retreat we will attune to the sacred manuscript of Nature, to seeing with the eyes of Sophia, the creative feminine and the sacred wisdom of the earth, and to the alchemical and Ziraat teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Throughout the weekend we will deepen our intimacy with the elements as archangelic presences, experience meditations in Nature, and enhance and restore our sacred connection with the living Universe.
We will share in practices for cultivating the natural self, exploring the alchemy of the soul’s journey, and orienting more clearly to our unfolding purpose. Through retreat we touch upon our essential self, fresh and spontaneous, and affirm our rootedness in the sacredness of life. This in turn, fulfills a deep calling of the soul, bridging our inner awakening with our sacred task of participating in an earth of beauty.
This retreat is open to all, those experienced or new to spiritual practice.
There is also a $65 pre-program option, with arrivals on Thursday from 3-6pm, 6pm Dinner, 7pm Message class with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, overnight accommodations, and Friday introduction to Eco-Sufism at the Abode, including breakfast and lunch.