Vision, Bewilderment & Love: A retreat with Allaudin Ottinger

Date(s) - 13/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
6:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whaley Hall, Whaley Bridge

Leader details:

“…to the Sufi the whole of life is interesting, a constant vision of bewilderment. He cannot explain this to the world because there are no words to explain it.”
– Hazrat Inayat Khan

This retreat will follow the theme of ‘Vision, Bewilderment & Love’, the title of Allaudin’s outstanding CD of Sufi music released in June 2018. It will run from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. Our journey together will include a delightful and powerful mixture of the Dances of Universal Peace, Sufi teachings, breathing practices, chants, walking meditations, and of course, Sufi Zikr; and as Allaudin often says: “Illumination is an individual affair, best done in groups”.

Murshid Allaudin Ottinger originates from Kansas City, Missouri. He is an internationally renowned leader of the Dances of Universal Peace and has facilitated camps, seminars and retreats around the world since 1979. As a senior Dance mentor and teacher in the Sufi Ruhaniat International, “His exceptional musicianship, creativity and spontaneity are the seeds of ecstatic experiences of the transformational, healing power of the sacred arts.” As well as being a consummate drummer, Allaudin has brought through many wonderful Dances and brings with him a great quality of heart. We are very fortunate that he is once again visiting the UK, following his last visit in 2016.

Dates: Thursday 13 June – Sunday 16 June 2019
We will start with supper at 6.00pm on Thursday evening, and finish around 3.30pm on Sunday.

Venue: Whaley Hall, Reservoir Rd, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 7BL
Whaley Hall is easily accessible by public transport: it is a 5-10 minute walk from Whaley Bridge rail station and bus-stop, and only 18 miles by bus or car from Manchester International Airport. Comfortable, warm and spacious, with two sitting rooms to relax in, it has a carpeted dancing space which is light and welcoming.

Sleeping accommodation: This is in comfortable first floor bedrooms.
Bedrooms are not en-suite, but have basins. There is a good number of bathrooms.

Meals: You will be served three meals per day, cooked by our hosts.
Gluten free and dairy free options can be prepared on request; but please check with me in advance to discuss these or any other dietary requirements.

Cost: £275 (includes all meals and shared accommodation in a twin room); there is an additional £20 fee for single occupancy of a room. To secure your place, please send £60 deposit. Balance to be paid by 1 May 2019.

Payment: BACS payment to Robert Orange, sort code 08-92-88 a/c 13087010 giving your name as a reference; or cheque made out to ‘Robert Orange’, sent to The Coach House, Dean House Lane, Luddenden, Halifax HX2 6RF. If you are living outside the UK, you can arrange with me to pay using PayPal.

Contact: Robert Orange, or 07870 213884