IHOI Retreat June 26th – 30th 2019 Cazorla, Spain

Four-day residential retreat in mountains of Andalusia with Sarida Brown

THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE HEART:

Choosing to make the world a better place

Where is paradise, where is heaven, where is love, and where is God?

We can answer each of these questions bysaying:

in the heart of thehuman being.

- Hazrat Inayat Khan -

The heart is the source of true freedom in every human being: the freedom to see deeply both within and without, to  discern what is living in us as an ever-flowing spring, to choose to make the world a beautiful place through the vastness of the heart and its creative power. In our 4-day retreat, we will share the treasure of wisdom and practice in our tradition, which is known as 'the path of the heart'. Taking 3 days in silence, we will share in meditation, chanting, dancing and healing, attunements with nature and walking in this exquisite mountain setting.

When:

June 26th – 30th 2019

Where:

La Nava del Milano
Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park

Cost:

285 € full board

Contact:

Rashida

penelopebenians@gmail.com

+44 (0)753 953 28 48

Salim

gabriher@hotmail.com

+34 674 225 283

Practical Information:

Reservations are made by paying 100€ (non-refundable).

The venue is in wild nature, there are no shops, banks or towns around (only one restaurant, 2 kilometres away). During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors, so please be sure to bring proper clothes and shoes. During the day the sun can be strong (so bring a hat, sun cream…etc, if you consider it appropriate), nights are quite cool, and a torch will be useful. The actual venue is quite flat, you don’t have to climb (unless you want to).

The retreat begins on Wednesday the 26th of June at 8:30 pm with supper and ends on Sunday 30th of June at 4:00 pm after lunch. Breakfast will be at 8:00 pm, lunch at 2:00 pm and dinner at 8:00 pm (following the usual Spanish schedule) every day. Meals will be vegetarian. There will be pauses in between with drinks and snacks.

There are two common rooms with mattresses, one for men and one for women. Please bring your sleeping bag, sheets and a towel with you. There is the possibility of getting a private single room at an extra cost, please ask if you are interested.

Travel details:

You can fly to Malaga, Madrid or Granada. If you fly to Malaga, Granada is in between, in case you want to make a touristic tour. Flights to Granada are usually much more expensive. The train from Madrid is quicker than the bus from Malaga, and there are more departure times. Please let us know any other requirement that you may need for your journey, and we can help you to organize it. Please notice that the return date is one day after the end of the retreat.

OUTBOUND (Wednesday the 26th of June):

Malaga: There is a bus departing from Malaga airport at 1:30 pm, from Malaga bus station at 2:00 pm, from Granada bus station at 3:00 pm and arriving in Ubeda at 5:45 pm.

We could pick you up from Ubeda bus station at 5:45 pm and take you to the retreat centre for 15€.

Madrid: There is a train departing from Madrid Atocha station at 3:13 pm (please take into account that you need nearly one hour to get from the airport to the train station by bus), arriving at Linares-Baeza train station at 6:10 pm. We could pick you up from Linares-Baeza train station at 6:10 pm and take you to the retreat centre for 20€.

Granada: There is a bus departing from Granada bus station and arriving in Ubeda bus station at 5:45 pm. We could pick you up from Ubeda bus station at 5:45 pm and take you to the retreat centre for 15€.

RETURN (Sunday the 30th of June):

Please notice that the return is one day after the end of the retreat. You could spend the night (Tuesday 25th) at the retreat centre for 20€ extra (limited places) or in Cazorla for free (the journey to Cazorla has a cost of 10€).

Malaga and Granada: There are buses departing from Ubeda station at 8:00 am and 10:45 am arriving at Malaga airport at 12:30 pm and 4:15 pm respectively. We could drive you from the retreat centre or from Cazorla to Ubeda bus station for 15/10€.

Madrid: There are trains departing from Linares-Baeza train station at 9:13 am and 10:46 am, arriving at Madrid Atocha train station at 12:14 pm and 1:43 pm respectively (please take into account that you need nearly one hour to get from the train station to the airport by bus).

Granada: There are buses departing from Ubeda station at 8:00 am and 10:45 am arriving at Granada bus station at 10am and 1:30 pm respectively. We could drive you from the retreat centre or from Cazorla to Ubeda bus station for 15/10€.

Sarida Brown

has responsibility for guiding the Inayati Healing Order worldwide. She has been nurtured in the Sufi path since 1975, and offers courses and group and individual retreats for healing and for inner training. She is an acupuncturist, healer, and trained with Jungian analyst, Marion Woodman in BodySoul Rhythms. She founded, and for 20 years edited, Caduceus Journal, to represent ancient and modern medicines, and health of body, psyche, soul and spirit – and of our planet.