About Retreat

As we move through this worldwide crisis, we are confronted with the darkness known in alchemy as nigredo, in the Sufi path, as fana, for St John of the Cross, as ‘the dark night of the soul’. We feel we are facing death on many levels: disintegration of what we had come to feel was ‘normal’, loss, fear and grief, as well as, for many, physical disease and death.

When we live through the darkness consciously, doors open for transformation: Jesus’ crucifixion prepares the way for the resurrection, nigredo is the precondition for albedo, whitening, and stages beyond, and in the Sufi path through fana comes the awakening of baqa, the unveiling in life of soul and spirit.

In our retreat we were explored together: What is dying in us individually, and in our human family? What do we need to let go of, to surrender? What new consciousness is waking up in ourselves and in our human family? How do we engage with creative power to incarnate our evolving vision in our world? How may we support each other in this time of transformation?

Retreat Recordings

Below are the recordings of some teachings given on 02 - 03.05.2020 during the International Retreat Online. All audio files are in mp3 format and can be downloaded to your computer and then played there or on many popular devices.

Saturday 02.05.2020

Introduction - Sarida

Fana - Amina

Fana - Qalbi

Conclusion and Ritual - Sarida

Sunday 03.05.2020

Introduction - Sarida

Resurection - Rahima

The New Vision - Kabir

Sohbet - Sarida

Practices and Healing Service - Sveta

Conclusion and Khayr practice - Sarida