Dear DHO family –
Well, the heat and potential crowding seems to have left Vegas in the desert dust….many thanks to all who took the time to write back. Especially to our location committee: Najat, Heather, Murad, Jennifer & Jude. You all did great work. Ya Shakur!
Our roll call vote has selected Oregon as the favorite by more than three to one — So Oregon it is:
Dates: Monday – June 22nd (dinner) to Friday June 26th (lunch) – 2009. 4 days & nights.
Place: Alton Collins Retreat Center – one hour southeast of Portland, Oregon.
Costs: Two rates – double occupancy – $80 per nite & single occupancy – $100. per nite.
That’s either $360 (shared) or $400 (solo).
Meals: Either veg or some meat – they are noted for their local and organic sources – some grown on property. Three full meals per day – their menu looks fabulous – we can adjust it to our desires before we arrive. Plus – 24 hour tea & coffee service (free traded).
Amenities: see their web site – loads of comfortable space – indoors and out.
Theme: An open meeting with a focus on our Ryazat (spiritual practices and methodology) including:
- Healing 101
- Sending and Clearing of Energy
- The Healing Ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan (both esoteric and exoteric
- The Power of the Breath
- The Power of the Focused Mind, etc.
We will offer both classes and an open sohbet (spiritual discussion) on these and any other topics the group wishes to explore together.
We also hope to offer choir, walks, dancing, zikr, sufi chi gong and our usual frolicking amongst the trees!
Please let Jennifer know if you are planning on attending – so we can make our plans.
I send all my love and blessings, and my prayers for the very best that Allah can offer.
Yours in Service to the real,