An Artist's Retreat: Exploring your Creativity

In-person Tamarkoz, Sufi Meditation Retreat

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

Date, time and location details
  • Thursday to Sunday
  • August 29th - September 1st (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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Join us for this inspiring weekend of creativity and play. Immerse yourself in Sufi creativity and surround yourself with the support and space meant to re-energize your artistic self.

If your soul longs for expression, join us for this 3-night experience exploring art, music, writing and flowers!

Our Artists’s experience offers a relaxed learning opportunity in the stunning redwoods. Dedicate time to yourself where the only goal is to relax, recharge and reconnect with your deeper self..

Follow your heart and allow the creative forces within you to emerge.

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: $900 USD
Cancellation Policy:
  • $25 cancellation fee if cancelling earlier than 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.