Retreat at Sufi Lodge
RETREAT AT SUFI LODGE
During our off months at Sufi Lodge, from July to February, we open up the Lodge and function more like a real Dargah than an AT Hiker Lodge which occurs from the beginning of March to the end of June. We still have section hikers and other lodge guests throughout the year, which you may encounter when you come.
Sufi Aspirants who wish to experience Dargah life and enjoy a time away where you can turn your attention to reaching your true heavenly self are welcome to come anytime during our off season. You may also come during the busy hiker season but must reserve a room at the normal seasonal hiker rates.
During our off season we allow Sufi Aspirants to enjoy the Dargah on a donation only basis. Those who want to be guaranteed favored accommodations should make a reservation and at the time of payment enter "Sufi" in the code field to receive a 20% discount off your room and other purchases. All others may sleep in the sanctuary at night or for those in need of a bed they will be assigned a bed in the shared bunk room when available.
The general schedule at the lodge is as follows. Participation is optional.
Morning program and prayer (before sunrise)
Work around the lodge, yard and garden. (after sunrise)
Breakfast around 10 AM
Noon gathering for prayer and sohbet, 2 PM
Optional section hiking or horseback riding.
Afternoon prayer around 5:30 PM
Dinner, preparation 6 PM, served at 7 PM
Sunset prayer and gathering.
Evening prayer and thikr about 2 hours after sunset.