"the way of peace through the breath"

Meeting in the main hall

SUMMER SCHOOL 2007: 30 June - 7 July

Summer School 2007 brochure to download: English Deutsch
General Summer School information and previous years' class details
Proitzer Mühle
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"Mastering Life Through Practice and Attunement"

– A gathering open to all seekers on the path of the heart, of all religions, or none.

–An open spiritual school offering tools and ways for understanding and living life to the fullest: we wish to master the challenges of life better and not be victims of circumstance.

–Offering an opportunity for Sufi students and all others interested to deepen, year-by-year, in the fullest range of teachings through our lineage holders: Hazrat Inayat Khan, Hazrat Samuel L. Lewis and Hazrat Moineddin Jablonski, whose teachings are being renewed and revisioned to meet today's demands.


“For years, I followed a Gandhian attitude, always yielding, and got nothing for it.

When once I was able to be firm and take the path of the master, everything came my way.”

--Murshid Samuel Lewis (S.A.M.)


We celebrate the living tradition of Sufism. As part of this, we learn “the mastery and control of the breath, which spiritualizes the whole person. If breath, bloodstream and spirit are repurified through practises and meditation, the flower of the heart and the soul blossoms through the united strains of the inner sun, rain and earth.” The physical body is the real temple of God and every place is a holy one.“

We share teaching through Dances of Universal Peace, walking meditation, healing, zikr (Remembrance), Sufi poetry and stories, art, Soulwork and spiritual psychology, meditation and silence.

Dedicated to the service of peace and for the benefit of all beings.

The Walks as transmitted by Murshid S.A.M. will be a focus this year, including:The walks of the elements, the centers of the body, the divine qualities, the wazaif („beautiful names of God“), the planets, tassawuri (attunement to the illuminated souls of humanity). As we share these walking meditations in the presence of spiritual teachers who know them, we awaken deep remembrances in our own souls. We can immediately feel and taste their essence. In an almost playful yet concentrated way, we work with breath and voice, posture and gesture, and so experience each special rhythm as part of us. We also practice the embodiment of divine qualities in “words of power” (wazaif) in order to put them into practice in our daily lives.

Special Guest Teachers this year:

Murshid Saul Barodofsky (USA), head of the Sufi Dervish Healing Order, original student of Murshid Samuel Lewis. Healing Practices, Walks of Embodiement, Tassawuri Attunement, Wazaif; Sufi Stories.

Murshida Mariam Baker (USA), original student of Pir Moineddin Jablonski, Embodied spirituality, breath- and body practices, Soulwork

Classes this year will include:

Murshid Saadi Shakur Chisti (Scotland):Zikr – based on the papers „On the Performance of Zikr“ by Murshid Samuel Lewis

Murshida Sophia Gita Onnen (Germany):The Sufi-Path of the Heart – Sufi-Practices for Everyday-Life, based on „Perfection of the Heart“ by Murshid Samuel L. Lewis;

Khalifa Baraka von Kügelgen (Germany):Sufi-Healing and Self-Protection – based on the lessons on Healing, Magnetism and Self-Protection

Khalif Tansen Phillip o‘Donohoe (England):
Sufism in Action. Concentrated practice towards the attainment of particular goals – Practices of Sadhana and Murrakkabba, based on „Sadhana“ by Hazrat Inayat Khan with commentaries of Murshid S.A.M.;

Wali and Arienne van der Zwan (Belgium): Advanced Dance and Walk – Sufi-Practice through the Dances of Universal Peace; basis: the papers „Spiritual Dancing“

Rev. Alima Stoeckel (Germany):
Ritualwork – to accompany the soul through this life; we experience and explore rituals as sources of power and healing

Hauke Jelaluddin Sturm (Germany): Spirituality through Music – based on „Spiritual Training through Music“. Practices on papers of Samuel Lewis and Hazrat Inayat Khan.


Behind our greatest and deepest longing in life there hides the wish to unite our human nature with our divine soul.

“Sufism is based on experiences and not on premises.“ Murshid Sam Lewis

Come and join us for song, dance, music and meditation with brothers and sisters from many lands as we celebrate the ages-old heritage of the path of love, harmony and beauty as it applies to life today.

May this Summer-School awaken and inspire you to strive further and further for more life, love, joy and peace!

Hazrat Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (1896–1971) was a mystic schooled in both Zen and Sufism, recognized as a teacher in both traditions, who felt that spirituality should be a matter of living experience, not division and conflict. His spiritual successor, Hazrat Murshid Moineddin Jablonski (1942–2001) believed that spirituality was not fully realized until fully embodied, with all elements of the personality – light and dark – included in a life of joy and compassion. Both lived and taught in the tradion of Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan (1882–1927), who brought the Universal Sufism into the west. On this way we recognize equally all the different spititual traditions of the world and honor them as an expression of the Holy.

Proitzer Muhle

Location: Proitzer Mühle in North Germany, in the hills of the nature reserve park of the Elba river, surrounded by forests, meadows and lakes. Proitzer Mühle is an old watermill, whose history goes back to the 14th century. The buildings are on a 10 hectare grounds and have been remodeled to a high standard, with a large, wooden, sprung-floor dance space that can dance 200 people. There are many possibilties for hiking, bicycling or horseback-riding (you can even bring your own horse!). . The next village Schnega is 4 km away, near Uelzen in North-Germany. The nearest airports are Hamburg and Hannover (with train-connections ). Full transport details will be sent upon registration, and there will be help for non-German speakers. For more information on the site, see:


Cost: Summer School program: 320 Euros. Couples (must live at one address): 600 Euros. Reduction in program tuition for registration before March 1: 40 Euros. Summer School accommodation including all meals: Camping/Mattress: 189 Euros. Bedrooms: 259 Euros. To register, please send a 250 deposit. For attendees outside of Germany, you may book online securely using PayPal. For German registrants, please contact the registrar, Ayat Sabine Brandt at the contact address below. All registrations must be accompanied by a paid deposit. Limited scholarships and reductions are available. Please inquire early!

Book online securely below using PayPal:

(After clicking the button below, you will be taken to the German PayPal site. If you do not have a PayPal account and wish to use a credit card, please click the button after the sentence, "Falls Sie noch kein PayPal-Konto haben" [Hier klicken]. You will then be taken to a page in which you can choose your country-- "Land auswählen"-- from a pull-down menu. The next page that appears will be in English and will allow you to enter a credit or debit card appropriate to your country. The button immediately below will allow you to book the summer school with a 260 Euro deposit. Please specify the type of accommodation you are requesting and we will do our best to accommodate you. After the registrar has confirmed your booking and accommodation, the second button will allow you to make the remainder of your payment for the summer school if you wish to do so. This is the best way to avoid paying currency conversion fees if you live outside of Germany and the rest of the Euro-zone.)

Summer School Deposit (260 Euros):

Remainder of Summer School Payment (after booking and receipt of confirmation of accommodation and fees owed):

Cancellation: All cancellations will be charged 50 Euros. After two months before the start of the camp, 150 Euros is non-refundable. After one month before the camp begins, no fees are refundable.

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