TENDING THE HEART
Rumi’s Path of Transformation Through Love

July 12-15 2024 (weekend only option also available)
with Shaikh Kabir & Selçuk Gürez, Master Sufi Musician
Agriturismo Le Case Loc. Santa Maria Di Lignano 42, 06081 Assisi, Italy


The human heart is the most precious faculty in existence, needing conscious tending, and energetic purification. Our retreat will be a deep synthesis of mindful awareness, a sharing of practical teachings from Rumi, an introduction to the practice of “turning” and dynamic group zikr. There will also be an opportunity for dialog about the spiritual challenges we face in a dramatically changing world.

Join us for these days of spiritual practice, dialog, music, and community.

TEACHERS

Kabir Helminski is a shaikh in the lineage of Rumi, who for more than forty years has been a translator, trainer of hearts, and companion of seekers. His books have been translated into 12 languages. He has focused on creating a bridge between traditional Sufi mysticism and our contemporary language and psychology. Kabir is especially interested in finding a contemporary, creative approach to Sufism without compromising the authenticity of tradition. He has toured as shaikh with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkiye bringing Sufi culture to more than 100,000 people. See more about Kabir’s work here.

Selçuk Gürez is a master Mevlevi musician and whirling dervish. He embodies and carries the qualities and knowledge of the Mevlevi tradition, with 30 years of teaching Mevlevi activities in Turkiye. Selcuk is a talented musician on various instruments including the Turkish reed flute, and teaches sema (the whirling dervish ceremony). He has participated in more than 400 concerts, festivals and training seminars in the world (28 countries) as kudumzen, neyzen, ayinhan, whirling dervish and chief semazen. See more about Selçuk’s work here.

LOCATION

Le Case Agriturismo Assisi is a country residence immersed in the splendid setting of the Monte Subasio Natural Park, among streams and woods, livestock farms and organic crops. Please note that you will need to book your accommodation and catering directly with the venue. See more details below.

REGISTER – retreat fee does NOT include accommodation & catering

3-Day Retreat (Friday afternoon through noon on Monday): $375
2-Day Retreat (Friday afternoon through noon on Sunday): $350


Some concessions/scholarships may be available upon request. See the registration form for more details.

1. To book your place please fill in the registration form. Be sure to read the information thoroughly.

2. Pay your total amount through PayPal below. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to use your debit/credit card through PayPal. If you cannot use PayPal in your location please contact us for more booking options.

Assisi Jul 2024 Payment – Any amount



3. Your booking is not confirmed until we have received both your form and payment, and you have received a confirmation email. Please note that this retreat fee does NOT include accommodation and catering.


If you have any questions please contact Saimma at eyeoftheheart@sufism.org
Please allow 4-5 working days for responses.

CATERING & ACCOMMODATION

Please note that this is a non-residential Threshold offering and we are not involved in catering & accommodation . Please book directly with the venue using the button below for your meals during the retreat. You can also book your accommodation onsite or enquire about other local hotels.

Seek the knowledge that makes all the difference,
Not the information that clutters the mind.

Listen only to those who have become nothing;
The rest cannot guide you.

No one comes to truth by effort alone,
But no one comes to Truth
Who has not made the Effort.

Stay among lovers.
The rest make too much noise.

Kabir Helminski