Dervish Retreat Center


A Winter Whirling and Meditation Weekend

Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015

The Dervish Retreat Center
56 Lieb Road
Spencer, New York 14883

4:00pm arrive and settle in
6:00 dinner and orientation
7:30 meditation & talk
8:00 meditative turning
8:45 tea

7:00am tea
7:15 - 8:00 meditation
8:15 breakfast
9:00-9:30 chores
9:40 warm up & Cognitive Kinesiology (stretching & breath)
10:40 meditative turning and sohbet (esoteric discussion)
noon lunch
1:15 - 2:15 meditation & talk
2:30 silent sauna
4:00 turn class
6:00 dinner
6:45 - 7:00 chores
7:30 - 8:30 meditation
8:45 tea

7:00am tea
7:15 meditation
8:15 breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 chores
9:40 warm up & Cognitive Kinesiology (stretching & breath)
10:40 meditative turning and sohbet (esoteric discussion)
noon lunch
1:00 - 1:45 meditation
2:00 inspirational turning & closing
3:00 room cleaning
4:30 departure (transportation to 5:15 Greyhound bus or the 6pm Cornell B lot)

$150 including meals
Accommodations for two nights:
$80 per person for a shared room (up to three)
$160 for a couple
$160 for a private room
People traveling more than seven hours may arrive on February 26th after dinner for an additional $60

10% increase after February 20th
A $50 deposit reserves a space and is non-refundable.
All rooms are assigned by earliest received deposit
Make checks payable to the Dervish Center or via PayPal to the email address listed below

We will pick up participants from the Ithaca Airport (ITH), Cornell B lot or the Ithaca bus station (Greyhound or Shortline) between 1:00pm and 10:00pm. People arriving after 10:00 pm can take a cab to the center.

For people traveling from NYC we recommend the Shortline bus from Port Authority at 10:15am arriving in Ithaca 3:15pm $53.50
Returning take the Greyhound bus from Ithaca, leaving at 5:15, arriving at Port Authority at 10:15pm $55
No advance purchase necessary for either of these.

There is a deluxe Cornell University bus which leaves from NYC, equipped with electrical outlets at each seat, has single or double row reserved seating and an open galley that serves snacks and hot and cold beverages one-way $90, round-trip $180 607-254-TRIP (8747) Plan to take the bus that leaves 69th & York Av at 11:30am or the Cornell Club Located at 6 East 44th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenue at 12:30pm. The departing bus from B lot would be at 6p.m. The travel time is 4.5 hours Seats go fast so reserve early.

For more information:
Email Khadija at or call (607) 272-0694.

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