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The Practices of the Chishtiyya: Jamiat Khas Annual Retreat 2019

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112 East Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23219

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The Practices of the Chishtiyya: Jamiat Khas Annual Retreat 2019

Open to all members of the Inayati Order’s Jamiat Khas, comprised of our most experienced teachers and guides.

Please join us for our annual Jamiat Khas Retreat, hosted by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan and members of the Inayati Order’s Esoteric Training Committee.

This year’s retreat focuses on The Practices of the Chishtiyya. As one of the four major schools of Sufism whose methods are transmitted in the Inayatiyya, the Chishtiyya represents a vital methodological wellspring. Over two mornings we will enter into the practice of some of the key contemplative methods of the Chishti lineage as transmitted by its foremost adepts. Afternoons will revisit these practices and also open discussions exploring questions vital to our work representing the Inayati lineage.

Following the Jamiat Khas Annual Retreat, the teachings will continue during The Anatomy of Illumination , March 21-24, 2019. These two programs are designed to dovetail and Pir Zia has expressed his hope that members of the Jamiat Khas will participate in both gatherings. During the leadership training, there will be discussions about the third wave which is arising in our order. Jamiat Khas members have much to contribute from their years of experience, and also much to learn about new ideas for models of organization and training.


PRICING

To make this gathering as accessible as possible to all Jamiat Khas members, tuition is $225 in-person, including select meals, tea and snacks, and time together with close friends, and $125 online, in real time or via video after the original airing. A limited number of partial scholarships are available by request emailed to astana@inayatiorder.org.

Travel, accommodations, breakfast each day, and select additional meals are the responsibility of those attending. Logistical details are shared below. To participate in this training, please register in advance, by Friday, March 1, 2019.


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Check-in & Arrivals 2-7 pm

Dinner Break 6-7:15 pm (On Your Own)

Welcome Gathering 7:30-9 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Doors Open 9am

Attunement w/ Naima 9:30-10 am

Pir Zia 10-11:15 am

Tea Break 11:15-11:45 am

Pir Zia 11:45-1 pm

Lunch @ The Astana 1-3 pm

Sharing & Discussion 3-4:15 pm

Tea Break 4:15-4:45 pm

Sharing & Discussion 4:45-5:30 pm

Higher Initiations 5:30-6 pm

Free Evening 6:30 pm Onward

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Doors Open 9am

Attunement w/ Azar Baksh 9:30-10 am

Pir Zia 10-11:15 am

Tea Break 11:15-11:45 am

Pir Zia 11:45-1 pm

Lunch Break 1-3 pm (On Your Own)

Inayati Order News & Discussion 3-4:15 pm

Tea Break 4:15-4:45 pm

Small Group Discussion 4:45-6 pm

Patio Thai Dinner 6-7:15 pm

The Anatomy of Illumination begins at 7:30 pm for those registered for this program.


BIOGRAPHY

PIR ZIA INAYAT-KHAN, Ph.D. familiarly known as Sarafil Bawa, is a teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. His books include Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest and Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions. Pir Zia is president of The Inayati Order and founder of Suluk Academy. Now based in Richmond, Virginia, Pir Zia frequently travels. His schedule can be found at www.pirzia.org/calendar/.


ASTANA LOGISTICAL DETAILS

We welcome your visit to the Astana! If this is your first visit, please know that the Astana is located in central Richmond, Virginia, right next to excellent housing options including the Holiday Inn Express ($119/night) and Hosteling International Richmond ($35-$120/night). Linden Row Inn is also near us, just two blocks north on Franklin Street.

Holiday Inn Express ($119/night)
Please use this link to register and receive the discounted rate for housing at the Holiday Inn Express, our preferred hotel for this event. THE DISCOUNT CODE TO USE IS: I92

Linden Row ($99-$120/night)

  1. Go to reservations.lindenrowinn.com
  2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
  3. Enter the following Access Code to view your discounted rate: IOLEADMAR19

Also, an alternative option is Hosteling International Richmond.

Please Note: Hotel coupon codes expire on 02/18/19.

Please find all Astana Logistical Details on our website, including for accommodations, travel, and recommended restaurants.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

We accept cancellations (minus a $50 processing fee) through Friday, March 1, 2019. After this date, we accept cancellations (50% refund) through Friday, March 15, 2019. Thank you for understanding the importance of this policy!

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