Camel Caravan

Spiritual Roots of Resilience

Date(s) - 18/09/2015 - 20/09/2015
All Day

Allanton Sanctuary

Leader details:

The Spiritual Roots of Resilience – Nomadic Wisdom for our Changing Times With Cordelia Jilani Prescott and Alan Heeks

For Further Details:

Tel: 07966 451534


The times in which we live are truly challenging, and they invite a response of courage and resilience from us all if we are to take positive steps into our own future. New role models and guidance from great teachers can help us deepen our spiritual roots.

The spiritual wisdom of the desert, its prophets, and the Bedouin nomads who still live there, can teach us a lot about wellbeing and resilience amid great uncertainty. This retreat explores original teachings on this theme from the Christian, Islamic and Jewish traditions, and from modern-day nomads in the Tunisian Sahara.

This weekend retreat offers supportive space for fresh insights and reflection on your life and the wider world. Following a desert retreat sequence of opening, deepening within, and connecting with others, we will explore such themes as our ongoing role in creation by embodying divine qualities; and how cultivating inner peace can help us respond well to the bigger issues of our times. This is a rare chance to experience and embody this wisdom, through methods handed down from when it was first given: such as walking meditation, body prayer and movement, and sound mantras and chants.

Alan Ahmed Heeks has been involved in sustainability projects and leading spiritual development groups for many years, and rhas led twelve retreat groups in the Tunisian Sahara, travelling with Bedouin guides. See more at

Cordelia Jilani Prescott is an experienced international dance leader and musician, with a long-standing interest in environmental issues, sustainability and Permaculture.

This event is being held at the Allanton Peace Sanctuary, a beautiful retreat centre with spacious grounds in a rural location near Dumfries. It is easily reached from Central Scotland, Northern England and elsewhere, with good road and rail links nearby.

Timings: 7 pm on Friday to 4.00 pm on Sunday.

Residential cost, including meals and accommodation: £185

Concessionary price £145, reduced rates for camping and non-residential.

For bookings and information, contact Cordelia Jilani on or 07966 451534