|10 - 13
Zen & Zikr
From Thursday evening dinner until
Sunday, late lunch
In a Sesshin, we alternate
dancing with meditating. We opt for a longer weekend, so all can really get
into the rhythm of a Sesshin.
A wonderful way to go deeper inside and let the
dances do their inner work.
To further the inner process, part of the weekend
will be in silence.
Be sure to register in time, as the two previous Sesshins
filled up early.
Click here for more info (DE)
||The Little Sufi Prince (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Lecture on the Little Prince, seen through the eyes of Sufism
Lecture in Dutch: De Kleine Soefi-Prins.
Theosofische Vereniging, Kruisstraat 307, Utrecht NL
|25 - 27
||Winter Weekend De Weyst (Area Einhoven, Netherlands)
|03 - 04
Dance Weekend Stroud (England)
The Heart of Compassion
Come join us for a weekend
of Dances of Universal Peace, focusing on the Sufi & Buddhist paths. Sufis
want to travel to the heart, Buddhists to the other shore. In compassion these
two paths meet and join hands in the realization that learning about your
deeper self can help you to also help others. In a mix of Sufi and
Buddhist teachings, Wali & Ariënne will open some pathways to the heart and
offer a raft for reaching the other shore together. More info (EN)
|15 - 18
||Sufi & Buddhist Retreat EIAB (Waldbröl, Germany)
with Wali & Ariënne and Bi Nghiem (Sister Ingrid)
As this retreat will be in EIAB, the monastery of Thich Nhat Hanh and his disciples, we will partly follow the daily routine of the monastery and its sisters and brothers. We will mix this experience with the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan .
The retreat is donation based, according to the Buddhist principle of dana.
Participants pay for their stay in EIAB. Honoraria is dana (self-chosen free gift)
For registration and more info: EIAB
|28 - Jan 01, 2017
Samark Silvester Celebration
From Wednesday dinner until January 1st,
Retreat and celebration to look
back in gratitude for what 2016 has brought us and to look forward
of some of our next steps in life in 2017.
On New Year's morning, we'll dance
the Aramaic Lord's Prayer to welcome the New Year.
Depending on the participants, the Retreat will be German or English/German spoken.
Click here for more info in German or English
NB: Single room are already taken.
|Feb 25 - March 4
||Samark Winter Retreat (Khankah Samark)
The Art of Prayer
After many retreats on
the Prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan, we now let the Gitas of Hazrat Inayat Khan
with Murshid SAM's commentary and other writings guide us to deeper
understanding of prayer as such. We also will focus on some of the well-known
prayers in the Dances.
With Dances of Universal Peace, Storytelling, Sesshin,
Feedback sessions, Guitar classes in the afternoon with Arjuna etc.
Click for more info (EN or DE)
|17 - 18
Gib Nahrung unserem Körper, unserem Herzen, unserer
Our yearly short Sufi and
Dance weekend retreat in Bremen.
Contact Renate at E-mail
|6 - 9
||The Art of Dance Leading (Khankah Samark)
Return weekend for the
participants of the Dance Training 2015/16.
Depending on the subscription of
the training group, there may be a few open places for other students on the
Please E-mail us for more info. English/German spoken
|13 - 16
||Russian Spring Retreat (Moscow, Russia)
Theme to be announced
After many years leading
this Retreat in Saratov, we now return to Russia's capital for a residential
retreat outside of Moscow.
An ideal way for non-Russians to experience the beauty & flavor of the
Russian Dance circles.
Kamila Savelyana at E-mail
English spoken with Russian translation
||Dance Day Dublin (Ireland)
Health & Healing
This year, we'll dedicate
our yearly dance day in Dublin to Inayat Khan's and Murshid SAM's writing on
Health & Healing.
Noor at E-mail
|11 - 14
||Guitar Weekend (Khankah Samark)
With Wali and Arjuna
Guitar weekend for techniques and attunement to accompanying the Dances of
|2 - 5
||Samark Pentecost Retreat (Khankah Samark)
Give sustenance to our bodies, hearts and souls
Friday 18:00 - Monday late lunch
As in previous years, we
dedicate the Pentecost Retreat to a line of one of the Prayers of Hazrat
Inayat Khan. By focusing on this line from Saum, we hope to receive provision
for our daily life.
|24 - July 1
Ruhaniat Summer School (Proitzer Mühle, Germany)
of the EU Sufi family with EU Sufi teachers.
Special guest: Tasnim Fernandez
|5 - 12
||Samark Summer Week (Khankah Samark)
The seven Advices of Rumi
This Samark Summer Week, we will focus
on Rumi's ‘Seven Advices'. These connect our inner being with our outer
behavior and are excellent tools to work with, also outside this retreat. With
DUP, stories and poetry, chanting and practices, Sesshin, a possible visit to
EIAB, zikr and ritual. By sharing, we will deepen each of the advices.
Please register very early, as in previous years this week already filled up
|7 - 10
||Sufi Year Group (Khankah Samark)
The Sufi Path of Love and Understanding
In this first weekend of
a series of 5 on the Sufi Path, we will explore some of the main themes of
classical and universal Sufism. Through the Sufi psychology of the nafs (ego), we will work with our own
inner being, trying to find our way ‘toward the One'.
The first weekend is open
for all, depending on availability. The other weekends only for those who
subscribe to the whole series.
The next weekend is on October 19 - 22, 2017.
Dates for 2018: April 12 - 15;
June 7 - 10 and September 6 - 9.
Click here for more info in EN or DE
|23 - 24
||Dance Weekend Hamburg (Germany)
Send us the Peace
Yoga Centrum Hamburg.
Contact Heinz Scheffler German spoken
|1 - 8
||Samark Harvest Week (Khankah Samark)
Harvest what you can.
Sunday dinner - Saturday breakfast
This week, we will make
the garden and garden furniture winter-ready and - depending on the weather -
harvest and process the fruit from the orchard. We offer free food and
lodging & morning practices (dana
is accepted). The dances and other activities in the evening activities
will be led by us and by the participants of this week.
Open for up to eight
Please E-mail us for more details.
|12 - 15
||Sufi & Buddhist Retreat EIAB (Waldbröl, Germany)
The Heart of compassion
With Wali & Ariënne
and Bi Nghiem (Sister Ingrid)
We will partly follow the
daily routine of the monastery and its sisters and brothers. We will mix this
experience with the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan & Murshid SAM, who
was both Suif and Zen Master. Participants pay for their stay in EIAB.
Honoraria is dana (self-chosen donation).
|19 - 22
||The Sufi Path of Love and Understanding (Khankah Samark)
Second weekend of a
series of 5.
Only open for participants to the whole series.
|23 - 26
||Samark Sesshin (Khankah Samark)
Zen & Zikr
From Thursday evening
dinner until Sunday, late lunch.
In a Sesshin, we alternate dancing with meditating. To further the inner
process, part of the weekend will be in silence.
||Dance Weekend Stroud (England)
Contact Neesa Copple
|8 - 10
||De Weyst Winter
Weekend (Handel, Eindhoven area, Netherlands)
The Art of Remembrance
Our yearly Winter Weekend in the Netherlands
|Dec. 28 - Jan 1
||Silvester Celebration (Khankah Samark)
New Year Retreat & Celebration
From Thursday dinner
until Jan. 1st, late lunch.
Retreat and celebration
to look back in gratitude for what 2017 has brought us and to look forward to
unfolding of some of our next steps in life in 2018.
German or English/German spoken.
PDF of Khankah Samark Program 2016 (EN or DE)
For early bookers and planners, see also our preliminary program for 2017 (English only)
For all events at Khankah Samark:
You secure your place with a down payment of € 50,= (€ 90 for single room) for weekends
or € 100,= (€ 190,= for single room) for week events.
Single rooms are best guaranteed by a very early downpayment (see below).
Please also check out our cancellation policy (see below).
Down Payment / Anzahlung / Reserveren
Cancellation Policy / Rücktrittsbedingungen / annuleringsvoorwaarden
mail us for more info