Lightning Flashes and the Heart's Yearning: an Intensive Retreat Fortnight

Thursday, 4th February, 2021


A two-week Retreat Course of Devotional Practice, led by Peter Young.

This intensive retreat is for those with some prior experience of reading Ibn Arabi and who have an ongoing spiritual practice. Applications are invited both from those who have done this form of retreat (Wazifa Retreat) in the past and from those who are new to it.

Week 1: Intensive week of study of selections from Ibn ‘Arabi’s Tarjuman al-Ashwaq and the Lawa’ih of Jami, together with daily practice and group conversation. The Tarjuman al-Ashwaq is a collection of spiritual love poetry, rich in metaphors and meanings, of the journey of the heart to union with the real beloved. As the author explains, every one of his poetic allusions is really to Her, his divine Beloved. The Lawa’ih is a collection of inspirational ‘flashes’ or insights into our human existence, and in particular the steps towards realising our unity with the one absolute being. Together they weave a subtle rope of guidance for the aspirant entering seclusion…

Week 2: A week of private seclusion engaging full-time in devotional practices, as prescribed by Ibn ‘Arabi for his students. These practices are undertaken for the completion of the various levels of the self through the realisation of their unity with the One Absolute Self.

The final day, after the completion of the practices, will be set aside for acclimatisation. It will also be possible for participants to stay for a further day or two following the retreat as they wish.

The retreat will be limited to ten participants.

Cost: £700 which includes single room accommodation and full board.
A non-refundable deposit of £100 will be needed to secure a place.

If you would like to take part, please apply to the Secretary:
Tel +44 (0)1450 880 215



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