A nine day retreat with Esin Chelebi Bayru, the 22nd generation granddaughter of Mevlana Jelaludin Rumi
The Dervish Center, in the Finger lakes region of upstate New York
Assisted by Khadija Radin
Because of Mrs. Bayru’s extensive schedule as the Vice President of the International Mevlana Foundation, the opportunity to study with her for nine days almost never happens. She is coming from Konya, Turkey specifically for this retreat!
This program is open to both men and women and those of all levels of experience in these teachings are welcome, as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have such personal access to a woman so full of Grace.
Spaces in the retreat are very limited so please register early (details below).
Tuition & Accommodations
Accommodations are comfortable with private bathrooms and no more than two people per room.
With the Covid - 19 situation, guests who wish to share an accommodation must make that arrangement on their own. We will not put roommates together.
Tuition is as follows:
Why lay yourself on the torturer's rack of the past and future?
The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities
will find no rest.
Be kind to yourself, dear--to our innocent follies.
Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us.
There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes
A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.
-- Mevlana Rumi
Wisdom is attained in solitude.
-- Hazrat Inayat Khan
This aloneness is worth more than a thousand lives.
This freedom is worth more than all the lands on earth.
To be one with the truth for just a moment,
Is worth more than the world and life itself.