Our spiritual retreat, called Zawiyah, is a holy opportunity to walk closer to God. Maryam Whalen is the director of our zawiyah program. She and the 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 silent, 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.
Under the direction of the zawiyah teachers, 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.
Zawiyah is ongoing and led by our Farm of Peace zawiyah teachers.
To register or for more information, call the Farm of Peace at 717-573-4722 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.