In-person Tamarkoz, Sufi Meditation Retreat

Instructors: Cheryl Crumpler, PhD; Saloumeh DeGood, PsyD; Marjon Fariba, MD; Farnoosh Nouri, PhD

Date, time and location details
  • Thursday to Sunday
  • May 16 - 19, 2024 (3 nights)
  • Arrival Time: 4:00 pm
  • Departure Time: by 12 pm
  • Location: Ralston White Retreat Center in Mill Valley, California
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We are delighted to extend our warmest invitation to join us for an unforgettable in-person Tamarkoz retreat amidst the enchanting redwoods of Northern California, hosted at the serene Ralston White Retreat Center. This 3-night Sufi meditation retreat promises an idyllic backdrop for your inner journey, guiding you back to your center and reigniting your connection with your inner source.

Our thoughtfully curated activities aim to establish a harmonious routine, promoting holistic healing for the physical body, the mind, and the soul through enlightening workshops and Sufi meditation. These practices will align our electromagnetic sources, fostering gratitude, joy, love, and serenity through heart meditation.

Evenings at the retreat will be graced with serene meditation sessions and soul-enriching Sufi Zikr. We emphasize that this retreat warmly welcomes individuals of all experience levels in Sufism and meditation, whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned practitioner. Your presence and participation are cherished, and we extend our heartfelt welcome to all who wish to embark on this transformative journey with us.

A detailed retreat agenda will be provided upon check-in.

After the retreat ends on Sunday morning, participants are welcome to visit the Memorial Building in Valley Memorial Park in Novato - a gem in Sufi architecture - honoring Hazrat Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, the 41st Sufi Master of the Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi (MTO) Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism.

About the location

The Ralston White Retreat Center is located in Mill Valley, California, among 43 acres of private redwood forest on the ancestral land of the Coast Miwoks. The 14,000 square foot home has three stories, nine relaxing porches and balconies with spectacular views and beautiful furnishings throughout. The heart-shaped lawn and meditation benches scattered through the property invite you to embody the serenity of your surroundings. There are several walking paths and hiking trails on the property leading to a pond and to expansive views of San Francisco and the Bay, Mt Tamalpais and surrounding ridges. Connecting trails lead to the top of the mountain.

Accommodations & meals

The Ralston White Retreat Center has two floors for sleeping arrangements. The floors include windows with a view, balconies, and indoor areas to lounge.

Bedrooms are shared or dorm-style and will be assigned. We will do our best to accommodate roommate preferences and accessibility needs. Bathrooms are shared. Two half baths and two bathroom and shower rooms are on the second floor. One large bathroom and shower room with three showers and three toilets is on the third floor. Bed linens, pillows and towels will be provided. More information on overnight accommodations can be found here.

All meals will be provided, including snacks and beverages. The menu will include vegetarian and vegan options.

Financial details
Registration: $800 USD
Cancellation Policy:
  • $25 cancellation fee if cancelling earlier than 4-6 weeks prior to the event.
  • $100 cancellation fee if canceling between 4-6 weeks prior to the Event.
  • No refunds less than 4 weeks prior to the Event. In the event of illness or other documented extenuating circumstances, a refund may be provided at the sole discretion of the M.T.O. Tamarkoz Association on a case-by-case basis. An Administrative Fee of up to $200.00 shall apply in such circumstances.