Emerald Earth Retreat
03/23/2024 @ 10:00 am - 03/24/2024 @ 1:00 pm
‘Thou kneadest my clay, I know, to make a new universe’ ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
2-Day Retreat on Nature Mysticism and Ziraat with authors of Emerald Earth, Kainat Norton and Muinuddin Smith
March 23rd – 24th, 2024
Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
We will gather together within the renewing energy of the spring ! In this weekend retreat we will attune to the sacred manuscript of Nature, to seeing with the eyes of Sophia, the creative feminine, the sacred wisdom of the earth, and to the alchemical and Ziraat teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Throughout the weekend we will deepen our intimacy with the elements as archangelic presences, experience meditations in Nature, and enhance and restore our sacred connection with the living Universe. We will also learn the element and astrological walks/dances.
We will share in Sufi and Buddhist practices for purifying the mirror of the heart and cultivating the natural self, exploring the alchemy of the soul’s journey, and orienting more clearly to our unfolding purpose. Through retreat we touch upon our essential self, fresh and spontaneous, and affirm our rootedness in the sacredness of life. This in turn, fulfills a deep calling of the soul; bridging our inner awakening with our sacred task of participating in an earth of beauty.
This retreat is open to all, those experienced or new to spiritual practice.
Kainat Felicia Norton is a lover of Nature. She is a senior teacher, retreat guide, and interfaith minister in the Inayati Sufi Order. She served as Vice President of Ziraat, an activity devoted to inner cultivation and sacred ecology, for eighteen years (2003-2021) and is now Emerita. She taught on the faculty of Suluk Academy for eight years. She performs internationally touring solo dance theater works in Europe, the US, Canada, Central America, and Asia. She performed the one woman show Noor, based on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, in Edinburgh, London, UK, NYC, and France. She enjoys teaching creative movement at the Third Street Music School in NYC.
Muinuddin Charles Smith, PhD, is a senior teacher, retreat guide, interfaith minister and teacher of Ziraat in the Inayati Sufi Order. He is Professor Emeritus of leadership and sustainability studies at Hofstra University, and served as the Chair of Spirituality and Systems Interest Group of the International Society of Systems Sciences.
Kainat and Muinuddin are co-authors of the book An Emerald Earth Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World’, recently translated into French Une Terre d’Émeraude. They co-lead the Inayatiyya Sufi Center in New York City. They offer meditation retreats and workshops worldwide. (http://www.anemeraldearth.org).
LOCATION: Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
RSVP & CONTACT: Jessica & Akbar: email@example.com