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Feb. 28 - March 7
EU Winter Retreat at Khankah Samark
The Inner Call
In this retreat, we will concentrate on inspiration from the voice within, or, as Inayat Khan has it, the ‘Spirit of Guidance'. This inner voice may come to us in dreams, as a flash, in meditation, out of the blue or any other way.
But when do we hear this Spirit of Guidance? Where is the thin line between inspiration and the ego speaking? We will let the examples of our ancestors like Noor-u-Nissa Inayat Khan (HIK's oldest child who was killed in WW II), Murshid SAM (‘Is this inspiration or your ego speaking?') and Hazrat Inayat Khan inspire us. We will try and adapt their examples for implementation in our daily lives.
With Dances of Universal Peace, storytelling, Sesshin, Feedback sessions and guitar classes in the afternoon etc. etc. English/German spoken. Please book soon, as the previous Winter Retreats had a waiting list.
For more info, click here (EN, DE
21 Annual Dance Day La Verna (Amsterdam, NL)
Jezus en de profeten door de ogen van Rumi (Rumi and Jesus)
With Rumi's stories on the prophets and Jesus and dances in the morning and a ritual in dance to honor the different prophets closes the afternoon.
La Verna, Derkinderenstraat 82, Amsterdam, NL
Dance day, focusing on the teachings of Jesus and Rumi.
La Verna
Dutch spoken

26 - 29 Russian Spring Retreat (Saratov, Volga Area)
Like previous years, we will visit Saratov and its flourishing Dance & Music Circle for a residential retreat.
Contact Konstantin
17 - 18 Dance & Sufi Weekend Bremen (Germany)
The Seal of the Message
This short weekend focuses through the Dances on the prayer Khatum of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
More info (DE). Contact Renate
German spoken
23 - 26 Dance Training
The Art of Dancing & Dance Leading

First of 6 weekends of our new training program for beginning and advanced dancers & dance leaders. The first weekend will be open for all, the other weekends only for participants of the whole program.
Please mail us or click for more info (EN, DE
22 - 25   Pentecost Retreat (Khankah Samark, Germany)
Send us the Peace
Friday 18:00 - Monday late lunch
Like in 2014, we again let a phrase from one of Inayat Khan's prayers guide us through the Pentecost Retreat. This phrase will lead us to the theme of working for peace within and around us.
English/German spoken
4 - 7     Dance Training
The Art of Dancing & Dance Leading
Second weekend of our new training program. Open for participants of the whole program.
Please mail us or click for more info (ENDE

27 - July 4 EU Summer School (Proitzer Mühle, Germany)
Annual gathering of the EU Sufi family with EU Sufi teachers. See
18 - 25 Samark Summer Week (Khankah Samark, Germany)
The Art of Healthy Living
From dinner on Saturday to breakfast the next Saturday
Using the insight of Inayat Khan and Murshid SAM on Healing and Health, we set course towards a healthy way of living. This includes giving our body, hearts and minds the space they need. We will focus on DUP, also using stories and poetry, chanting and practices, zikr and ritual. By sharing, we will deepen the theme per day. Please book soon if you are interested, as the Summer Week had a waiting list.
English / German spoken.
22 - 29   Samark MIR Retreat (Khankah Samark, Germany)
The Call of the Dervish
From dinner on Saturday to breakfast the next Saturday
Using Rumi's poetry, we will distill from his teachings every day a next step to bring us closer to our spiritual self and so to the Divine. As usual, we will focus on DUP, also using stories and poetry, chanting and practices, zikr and ritual. Non-Russian participants can apply
English / Russian spoken.
24 - 27 Samark Sufi Weekend (Khankah Samark, Germany)
The Perfection of the Heart
We start on Friday with dinner and end Sunday with a late lunch.
Perfecting the Heart is central to Sufi teachings.
We will work from Murshid SAM's paper on this theme and beyond. German or German/English spoken
08 - 11     Dance Training
The Art of Dancing & Dance Leading
Third weekend of our new training program. Open for participants of the whole program.
Please mail us or click for more info (ENDE
Dates for 2016: March 17 - 20, May 12 - 15, June 09 - 12.

17 -18 Sufi & Dance Weekend Hamburg
Einheit und Verschiedenheit 
Program around the Unity of religious Ideals of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
Yogaraum SVLurup, Flurstrasss 7, 22549 Hamburg
Contact Heinz Scheffler E-Mail   
For more info, click here (DE only)
23 - 4 Nov. Sahara Pilgrimage
The Perfume of the Desert
19 - 21       Sesshin Zen & Zikr
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 very early. German spoken
27 - 29 Winter Weekend De Weyst (Eindhoven area, the Netherlands)
Cultivating the Heart
Cultivating the heart is central to the teachings of Murshid SAM and thus of his contribution to inner and outer peace, the Dances of Universal Peace.
Dutch spoken
  5 -  6 Weekend Stroud (UK, area Bristol)
Theme to be announced.
Contact Neesa E-mail 
10 - 13

EIAB Retreat (Waldbröl, Germany)
Herzens Qualität: Einheit in Verschiedenheit

With Wali & Ariënne and Sister Ingrid (Bi Nghiem) 
In this Retreat in the European Center for Applied Buddhism (EIAB), we will mix the teachings of Buddhism with those of Sufism, so Inayat Khan and Murshid SAM may meet Thich Nhat Hanh. With a danced ritual of the Unity of religious Ideals.
We will partly follow the monastic time-table and routine of EIAB. Fee for the teachers is dana based. 
For registration, contact EIAB German/English spoken.

28 - Jan. 1st, 2016             Samark Sylvester Retreat (Khankah Samark, Germany)
New Year Retreat & Celebration

From Sunday dinner until Jan. 1st, late lunch.
Retreat and celebration to look back in gratitude for what 2015 has brought us and to look forward to unfolding of some of our next steps in life in 2016.
Depending on the participants, the Retreat will be German or English/German spoken.
Click here for more info (EN, DE

PDF of the Khankah Samark Program 2015 (EN, DE)
PDF of full program 2015 (English only)

For all events at Khankah Samark:
You secure your place with a down payment of € 50,= (€ 85 for single room) for weekends
or € 100,= (€ 160,= for single room) for week events.
Single rooms are best guaranteed by a very early booking. 

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