Dear Rumi’s friends and community,
This is an extra special moment we have been waiting for many years to announce. It is a time we have always dreamed about but never had the opportunity or time to explore.
However ….we are delighted to share with our beloved community, preparations for our first annual trip to Konya & Istanbul (Turkey) 2017.
Led by Shaykh Babikir, special guests and friends (TBA) We have prepared an extra special retreat discussing the legacy and works of mystic and scholar “Jalaluddin Rumi” and his impacting lessons for the generations. We will start the trip in the historic city of Istanbul, preparing ourselves for the adaab and preparations to enter Konya. The burial city of Rumi and histeacher Shams Tabrizi.
“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.” – Rumi
This ancient city of Konya attracted differing people of all denominations and cultures. Rumi’s words and teachings inspired and transformed a generation up until today. Our mornings will be filled with scholarly words and teachings. The afternoons historical visits and excursions. The nights, artistic expressions, poetry and light reflections.
Our intention is to propose the trip for the 23rd of April – 30th of April 2017
Due to time restrictions and limited places for one internal flight,
we would need confirmation of potential bookings within one week starting from today.
With a £75 deposit given by the deadline March the 15th 2017.
Please see booking form below.
Forms without the deposit will not be considered again due to time restrictions.
And the £75 will be deducted from the overall cost of the retreat. Which will be £400 (minus flights from London – Istanbul return).
This price will be inclusive of half board accommodation in Istanbul and Konya for 7 nights. Price is the same for children.
We as a community centre always strive to give the cheapest costs even sometimes at cost price for the retreats so that it is affordable for everyone.
So unfortunately the price is non-negotiable.
If we get enough numbers before the deposit date the trip will be scheduled and full PDF’s FAQs and Itineraries will be sent by March 22nd.
However if this is too short of a notice, deposits will be refunded and we will reschedule the trip for October 2017. —