Dervish Retreat Center


Into Eternity


A weekend celebrating Shebi Arus (wedding night), the 743rd anniversary of Jelaluddin Rumi's death.

Come join us for an in depth weekend of meditative practices, whirling and Sema. Led by Khadija Radin
at the Dervish Retreat Center
December 16-18, 2014

All levels welcome!

If you want to ride the breeze of dawn into eternity
then be as dust under the hood of the horse of the Dervish

Jelaluddin Rumi

The Dervish Retreat Center
56 Lieb Road
Spencer, New York 14883

Arrive anytime after 1:30pm the sauna will be awaiting you!
4:00pm Turn Class
6:00pm Dinner
7:00-8:30 Meditation

6:45-8:15am Meditation
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Chores/personal time
10:30 Cognitive Kinesiology (breathing, stretching and visualization practices)
11:45 Meditative Turn and Turning Zikr
1:15 Lunch
1:45-2:15 Dervish Bazaar will be open with dervish discount!
2:15 Sauna
3:30 Travel Turn, Inspirational Turn and Sema practice - We will join the Dervishes in Konya, Turkey as they celebrate Shebi Arus the Wedding Night as the Union With The Beloved that Rumi described as his departure from this world
6:00 dinner
7:00-8:30 Meditation

6:45-8:15 Meditation
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Chores/personal time
10:30 Cognitive Kinesiology (breathing,stretching and visualization practices)
11:15 Meditative Turn and Sema practice
1:00 Sema (We are privileged to have live music of the Mevevi Sema)
2:15 Lunch
3:30 Room cleaning and departure

"Be aware. Grace appears suddenly. It comes without warning to an open heart." ~ Rumi

The cost of the retreat, with a shared room accommodation, is $325 per person for the weekend. A private room is an additional $150 (only if available). For people not staying at the center, tuition including meals is $250. Please register as soon as possible in order to guarantee a place. Registration is on a first reserved basis and includes a $50 deposit which is non-refundable. Please send a check or money order to the address above.

An email will be sent with a list of things to bring when a deposit is received so please include your email address, private or shared room choice and gender.

There is a Greyhound bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal on Friday at 9:00am for $50 and a return bus departing from Ithaca on Sunday at 5:15 for $56. Each trip is 5.5 hours.

We pick up from and take you to the Ithaca, NY bus station and airport at no charge between 8am and 10 pm. Before or after that please call a taxi (607) 588-8888.

For additional information please email or call (607) 272-0694

God said to Love, "If not for your beauty, how should I pay attention to the mirror of existence?" ~ Rumi