Zawiyah Retreat


March 16-18, 2018

Zawiyah retreat is a time for  greater silence, rest, and to be deeply held in love. This is a guided retreat for Sufi beloveds who have taken hand with our guide, Sidi al-Jamal, or one of his teachers. In this program you will be led gently through traditional Sufi practices such as remembrance, al wird, salat, and writing the stations, to experience your heart turning to face only God.

This time in retreat is not just an opportunity to be away from the busy world; it is a valuable part of your ongoing walking in the Sufi Way.  It is a chance to deepen your relationship with God, to turn away from the material world and let your heart soar with the teachings of our beloved guide.

More About Zawiyah
The zawiyah spiritual retreat is a holy opportunity to walk closer to God. Zawiyah teachers guide students to move beyond the patterns and beliefs that keep their hearts from knowing God’s love. It is a time for greater silence, rest, and to be deeply held in love. Through traditional Sufi practices such as remembrance, prayer, and writing the stations and other of Sidi’s writings, participants can experience their hearts turning to face only God.

The Farm of Peace offers a peaceful setting in which new students can grow more familiar with the practices and prayers of the Sufi way and in which more experienced students can deepen their walking to God. Extended zawiyah at the Farm of Peace can also greatly benefit anyone yearning for physical or emotional healing.

Participants are held and guided through the walking of the 28 stations to taste the unity of God’s love.  The program includes two daily group meetings and Sufi chanting practice; group prayer; personal guidance with the teacher; an opportunity to learn from the teachings of our guide, Sidi al-Jamal; and an evening gathering with Sufi practices.

Sometimes You Need Retreat

There are times when the fire is so strong or the calling is so deep that we need to drop everything in the outer world and retreat with our Beloved. Just like with any relationship, we need to get away with our Beloved and sit Heart in heart and remember why we are in love, why we are walking together. There are moments when the renewal that needs to take place is so deep that we need help.

The Farm of Peace offered me that deep containment so that I could let go and sit face in face with my Beloved. I knew that my heart, mind, body, and spirit would be supported in just the way that I needed while I sat with my Creator. I was deeply cared for, inside and out.

Thank you ~ Thank you ~ Thank you!  J.C.

Tuition: $130 a day. Includes home-cooked meals, lodging and the zawiyah program, held at the beautiful International Peace Center.

To register:
Call the Farm of Peace at 717-573-4722 or write to Space is limited.

This Zawiyah retreat begins Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. and ends Sunday at 4:30 p.m. You are welcome to stay for our community dhikr and potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m.  You can join for any day(s) during this time.

Zawiyah teacher: Halima Reilly