May 18-21, 2017 Annual Tamarkoz Retreat for Young Adults, Sacramento, CA
SPA presented workshops in this year's annual young adult retreat which was enrolled to maximum capacity. Participants from across North America expressed their experience of joy and relaxation from the ambience upon their arrival at the Sacramento retreat center. Each morning began with Tamarkoz® and Movazaneh® in the tranquil gardens with bird songs and rays of sunlight greeting the participants. Activities that inspired creativity and inner-calm continued throughout the day. As creativity and contentment infused each person, participants found themselves picking up musical instruments, even if they had not touched one in years, and played to their own beautiful melodies. Others joined with their voices to sing Sufi poems and before long, engaged in hours of zikr. A kayaking tour on Lake Natoma led to sightings of the majestic American Bald Eagle. The gourmet, delicious meals and desserts filled participants with delight. The retreat ended with participants expressing their sincere gratitude for the rejuvenation and self-love they gained in their experiences at the retreat.