THE LAMP OF THE MESSAGE
A Journal for the International Community of Cherags
A NOTE SENT IN BY
At the recent leaders’ training and retreat I spent some time talking with Suhrawardi Gebel, who is a Retreat Guide, Cherag, and Northeast Regional Representative, about retreats for Cherags. He related to me that he has led a number of these retreats and recently sent me a copy of the format he has used for a 3 day retreat for Cherags. The format is rich in practices, wazifa’, zikr, readings, and attunements to several masters, saints, and prophets.
As Cherags we spend a great deal of time studying the sacred scriptures of different religious traditions, but how much time do we spend attuning to the great beings in whose steps we follow? In the Addresses to Cherags, Murshid reminds us: “And when he(she) raises the book and mentions the name of a certain message, to think at that time of the messenger who brought that message, and to feel and realize that he(she) is at one-ment with that messenger.” (p. 5) What better way to nourish this at one-ment than for us to take a retreat with this very focus! If you would like some more information about the structure of this retreat you can contact
Suhrawardi at 29 Sherman Street #2, Cambridge MA 02138, phone 617-547-2579
or myself, Amina Stockton at 2121
Hunter’s Cove Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30244, phone 404-963-5042.