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Gleaning the Harvest: An Autumn Retreat 
November 11th – 13th, 2021 via Zoom

Inayatiyya Retreats invites you to join us for a special three-day retreat led by Amida Cary, Mary Risala Laird, and friends. This retreat will explore the process of transformation contained within the perennial spiritual teachings and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and their contemporary expression by Pir Zia.  

The retreat experientially explores the soul’s journey and the stages of alchemy that support its unfoldment in life. We will retreat from 8 am to 4:15 pm San Francisco time, 11 am to 7:15 pm New York Time, each day. 

To register, if you are a US resident, please send your full name, email address, location, and a check made payable to Peralta Avenue Sufi Center, 638 Peralta Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707. The cost is $150-$225 on a sliding scale. For all others please contact Upon registration, a Zoom link and further details will be sent to you. Please register by November 8th.

The soul manifests in the world in order that it may experience the different phases of manifestation, and yet not lose its way by regaining its original freedom, in addition to the experience and knowledge it has gained in the world. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

Gleaning the Harvest Schedule

San Francisco Time (PST)

New York Time (EDT)

8:00 am – 9:15 am Group Meditation 

Morning Break 

10:00 am – 11:15 am Group Meditation

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Group Meditation

Afternoon Break

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Zikr 

11:00 am – 12:15 am Group Meditation 

Morning Break 

1:00 am – 11:15 am Group Meditation

Lunch Break

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Group Meditation

Afternoon Break

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Zikr 


Nov 11 - 13 2021


11:00 am - 7:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 11 - 13 2021
  • Time: 11:00 am - 7:15 pm


$150 - $225




Language: English


  • Amida Cary
    Amida Cary

    Amida Cary is Director of the Inayatiyya’s Retreat Concentration in North America and its Retreat Guide Training Program, working in concert with an international network of experienced retreat guides and trainee mentors. Her primary focus is encouraging all involved to enter the transformative depths of the retreat process. Amida is an experienced retreat guide herself and has worked closely with Pir Vilayat, Aziza Scott, and Pir Zia. She is a founder of Suluk Academy and has served as Suluk faculty. Amida lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Risala Mary Laird

    Risala Mary Laird is a senior teacher in the Inayatiyya and has been a retreat guide since 1984. She teaches in her home, the Peralta Avenue Sufi Center, with her husband Wali. She continues working on her painting, printing and book-binding in Berkeley, California.