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Light of the Mountains Personal Retreats

Monday, February 02, 2015

Light of the Mountains Personal Retreats

Opportunity to take a personal retreat at Light of the Mountains, in the mountains close to Asheville, gives time away from everyday life to go “within,” deepening the work that is started in your personal spiritual practice in experiencing and strengthening the inner core.

Light of the Mountains, a retreat center in the foothills of western North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, outside Asheville, was founded in 1978 by Himayat Inayati, then international head of the Sufi Healing Order. Beginning as part of a community of the Sufi Order International, it became a farm and retreat center in 1988 dedicated to a universal approach to spiritual understanding and development.

Co-directed since 1988 by Himayat Inayati and his wife Shahida Whitney, people from around the United States and the world continue to come to retreat with them because of the value found there. Pregnant with love and meaning, the land has been dedicated to spiritual pursuit for 37 years. Many throughout the years, have come to Light of the Mountains for respite, understanding, insight, and discovery of renewing Life—through the unique individual retreat process with supportive personal attention, the land, guidance, and process found there.

The retreats are gentle and supportive, individualized for each retreatant by knowledgeable, compassionate, and experienced spiritual guides, fully familiar with the spiritual emergence process. Please see Himayat’s and Shahida’s bios to learn more about them.

The farm and retreat center, on 105 lush acres of forested mountains, pastures with winding lanes, clear creeks, intimate frog/ goldfish eco-ponds, sheep, and Great Pyrenees dogs, along with the retreat facilities, is a cradle for life.

To maximize benefit, six days are recommended for the first retreat. Retreatants may come mid- afternoon to settle and relax before the day they actually start retreat; there is no charge for this day. Retreat fee includes generally two moments each day of spiritual counsel and direction with your retreat guide, beautiful tranquil accommodation with a beautiful retreat house equipped with bed and bath linens, kitchenette, meditation space, and a lovely balcony for $135.00 daily. Airport shuttle from the Asheville Regional Airport(one hour trip) can be arranged for $70 each way. A stop at a green grocery on the way to Light of the Mountains is part of this service. Retreatants are responsible for their own cooking/meals. The kitchenette is fully equipped with sink, stove, full refrigerator, cups, plates, silverware, pots & pans.


To schedule a retreat or to get more info please contact us at: office@universal-awakening.org.

A fifty percent of tuition down-payment due upon registering, with the balance due upon arrival.

updated: 6 months ago