Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at a weekend retreat?

The retreats vary, for each retreat focuses on a different theme and distinct activities related to the theme. At each, people relax, recharge and revitalize. All the elements of Tamarkoz® are included. It is a time to let go of everyday habits and worries, and concentrate on nourishing your soul. At each retreat, you listen to beautiful poetry, enjoy the melodious chanting of the Sufi Zikr, practice breathing techniques, release tension in relaxation exercises, and focus on reconnecting with the spiritual realm. You practice Movazeneh® each morning, and enjoy the Zikr and a guided visualization each evening.
The retreats are led by instructors with master’s or doctoral degrees who have been selected and trained by Hazrat Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha, Pir, Oveyssi.


Where are retreats held? In a NEW place!

The Tamarkoz® retreats will now be held in the new Sufi Center in Sacramento, California. It is a quiet, peaceful setting, only 20 minutes from the airport. In addition to the khaneghah, there is a community room large enough for the varied activities, a kitchen and dining area, two cottages for guests, lawns, and a garden.

Attendees can fly into Sacramento, and if they wish, drive to the Memorial Building on Sunday morning and fly home from Sacramento, Oakland, or San Francisco.

What else do I need to know?

Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Fluency in English is essential.
Dress is very informal and comfortable.
The retreats are not appropriate for pregnant women.
Alchoholic beverages, non-prescription drugs, and electronic gadgetry are not permitted.

When are the weekend retreats held?

View our events page for more information.

How much is registration?

The registration fee covers all instructional activities as well as snacks, meals and lodging. There are never any additional costs.

Fees for a single bed with shared room and bath are:
US $335 if paid three weeks before the retreat begins.
US $385 if paid less than three weeks before the retreat.

Three Day Retreat fees (Thursday evening to late Sunday morning) are:
US $465 if paid three weeks before the retreat begins
US $515 if paid less than three weeks before the retreat

Student Fees

Full-time students at accredited institutions may attend for half price. A student ID card is required.


Sufi Association members in financial need may apply for a partial scholarship. Simply write a letter explaining your situation to: Retreat Registrar at