Retreat with Pir Zia Inayat Khan

Every religion, every creature, has its own way of reaching out to the divine. From the flutter of an angel’s wings to the silent strength of an oak tree, prayer echoes throughout creation.
As humans, we are complex beings, comprised of soul, mind, and body. Each facet of our existence holds its own sacred connection to the divine.

Join us for a weekend retreat where we delve into the heart of prayer: What is the prayer of your luminous and immortal spirit? How does your imaginative psyche express its yearning for the divine? What kind of prayer resonates deep within your bones?

During this retreat we will explore the diverse pathways of worship and rededicate ourselves to the purpose for which we were born.


10:00 – 13:00 morning session, including short break
13:15 – 14:45 lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Afternoon session, including short break
18:15 – 19:45 supper
20:00 – 21:15 zhikr and meditation

10:00 – 13:00 morning session, including short break
13:15 – 14:45 lunch
15:00 – 16:30 afternoon session


Please note: Prior to this retreat, there will be a lecture in the Sufi Center The Hague on Friday, August 23.

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Starts: Saturday, August 24, 10:00 AM to Sunday, August 25, 4:30 PM
Organisation: Inayatiyya Netherlands and Flanders
Location: Universel Mural Hassil
More information: Nafas Wagtmans +31650572424 or email
Costs: €155, €175 after July 1, including coffee, tea, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and a light meal on Saturday evening.
Registration: You can register by paying to NL26INGB0001646709 in the name of Inayatiyya Netherlands and Flanders, stating: PirZia2024 and name and e-mail address

Please note: You must organize your own stay. For this, see

We recommend anyone who wants to spend the night in Katwijk aan Zee or the surrounding area to book early because the supply is scarce in August.

Pir Zia Inayat Khan carries the Sufi 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, Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions, and Dream Flowers: The Collected Works of Noor Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is president of the Inayatiyya and founder of Suluk Academy. He and his family live in Richmond, VA, the United States.