Annual British Columbia Retreat: Living in the Truth, July 6-9

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With Kabir & Camille Helminski,

and Sufi musicians Ali Razmi and friends.

Whistler, British Columbia

Beginning Thursday dinner at 6 PM and ending with lunch on Sunday.

A Threshold Retreat is a time to recharge, elevate our vibration,
deepen our perspective on life, and be inspired by each other.
Join us for Summer (inshallah) in British Columbia: a weekend of friendship,
Sufi music, zhikr, and contemplation in the tradition of Rumi.

Description of Retreat Themes:

Living in the Truth, implies honesty and sincerity with ourselves,
a reliance on our own experience even when guided by the beauties of a tradition.
The Mevlevi Path of Sufism is not about adding to our beliefs,
but opening to spiritual perception, living the Truth.

Futuwwah, or chivalry, is the rose in the garden of human virtues —
a noble generosity and courage, and expression of divine beauty in action.
The ethic of chivalry in its various forms — as respect for one’s enemies,
as magnanimity in victory, as the most refined sentiment in human relationships —
entered European societies during the Crusades, both through the martial virtues as well as the troubadour culture,
to become the stuff of legends thought to be the quintessence of medieval European virtue.
In reality chivalry was derived from esoteric sources stemming from the family of the Prophet Muhammad and Hazrati Ali.


Thursday-Sunday retreat residential: $450 (Canadian)
(Many people have asked for a longer retreat:
Thursday is a more informal day, time to be in nature and decompress.
Friday through Sunday is also a complete retreat in itself)
Friday – Sunday: $380  (Canadian)
(Bursary available upon request).

1 Canadian Dollar = .75 US Cents.

The registration fee is fully refundable until 6/6/17, and partially refundable thereafter (unless someone takes your place). The prices below are good until 6/1/17, and will be an additional $50 after this date.


Once you pay a deposit you will begin to receive more specific information about accommodations.

For questions contact Farzad:

Select deposit option

Please note that we must turn in our final list of residential participants in advance in order to assure enough rooms. This retreat usually fills up, so register early.