Lotus Blossom Retreat


Growing out of muddy swamps, and yet radiating pristine beauty, the lotus symbolizes the ability of the human being to rise above difficulty and challenges, and reach our full potential of well-being and inner beauty.

How do we get to this state of blossoming?

 In our modern cultures, healing is often something we only access once we are diagnosed as being sick.

But healing is a daily process that the mind, body, and soul naturally engage in when we rest. This retreat is about honouring and facilitating that natural process.

There are extra pressures on the mind, body and soul today, and this makes it essential that we seek healing in order to support our own wellbeing.

We need to heal from accumulated stress, ongoing worry, and unhelpful ideas about ourselves, our surroundings, and our Creator. Some of us need to heal from past wounds, trauma, or negative relationships. Some of us need to heal from our ongoing limiting beliefs that unnecessarily weigh us down.  Only after we have cleared away this internal dis-ease can we start to truly embrace the good things the Creator offers us. Only after healing can we walk the Path well.

This retreat is about accessing the gifts of healing offered by a range of spiritual and traditional techniques that are time-honoured and easy to apply.
This retreat is centred around actual practices that will gently clear the way to a more beautiful experience of this wonderful blessing called life.

 Sample of a day at the Lotus Blossom Retreat:

  • Early morning meditation and prayer
  • Session 1: Sunrise Spiritual Teachings
  • Personal time for family, individual meditation, or outdoor activity (swimming, walk, canoeing)
  • Breakfast in community
  • Session 2: Life-energy cultivation (Qi-Gong)
  • Session 3: Mid-morning Teachings
  • Interactive workshop (eg: the art of the mandala, learning about cupping and traditional healing methods; parenting seminar: how to raise spiritually-sound beings)
  • Lunch
  • Midday meditation and prayer
  • Second Interactive Workshop
  • Afternoon meditation and prayer
  • Family time
  • Dinner
  • Sunset meditation and prayer
  • Campfire
  • Night meditation and prayer

Retreat Teachers:

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus


Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

Ustadha Shehnaz Karim

Sheikha Maryam Kabeer Faye