The Golden Sufi Center

Return to What is Essential
Retreat with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
30 August - 3 September, 2017 in Hittfeld, Germany


We are the night ocean
filled with glints of light.


We live in a culture in which we are constantly bombarded, our attention is distracted, and we are caught in the grip of many unnecessary desires. How can we return to what is essential? How can we remember what really matters, what gives meaning and substance to life? Through meditation, silence, and love we can access a primary rhythm, feel again the deep belonging that allows us to be present in every moment, and remember why we are really here.

Please note: this retreat serves as a deepening of the work of The Golden Sufi Center meditation groups. Therefore the retreat is mainly for people who are on this path and who visit if possible a meditation group. If there is enough space other people are also welcome.

The retreat at Hittfeld is fully booked.
If you would be like to included on the waitinglist,
complete the online registration form

Registration | Schedule | Location | Seminar Fee | Accommodation Rates

Advance registration is required, and it is not possible to attend for only part of the retreat.

Please note that registration is definite after confirmation only! A confirmation packet, including information about travel, schedule and payment will be sent by email around mid-July, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, or are not able to use the online form, please contact: Hittfeld-Retreat,

Please note: the Retreat begins officially Wednesday, August 30, 2017. We kindly ask all participants to arrive on Wednesday between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. As always tea, coffee and cakes will be available. The retreat finishes Sunday, Sept. 3rd, with departure after lunch (1:00 pm).

Wednesday, August 30

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Arrival, Tea & Cookies

6:30 - 7:30 pm



Thursday through Saturday

6:00 am

Tea and Cookies

6:30 am

Meditation room opens

7:00 - 8:00 am


8:00 - 9:00am


10:00 am - noon

Lecture & Questions

12:15 - 1:15 pm


3:00 - 3:45 pm


3:45 pm


4:15 - 5:15 pm


6:00 pm - 6:45 pm


7:30 pm



Sunday, September 3

6:00 am

Tea and Cookies

6:30 am

Meditation room opens

7:00 - 8:00 am


8:00 - 9:00 am

Pack up and leave rooms by 10:00am

10:00 - noon

Lecture & Questions

12:15 - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm


Schedule - PDF Download

Please note: schedule may be subject to change.


der Sunderhof

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Der Sunderhof
Eine Tagungs- und Bildungsstätte des CVJM
Forstweg 35
21218 Seevetal
Phone ++49-4105-621-0

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Seminar Fee:
Seminar Fee: € 270,--

Rates for accommodation and meals: The prices include sleeping accommodations and vegetarian meals, and the seminar fee of € 270,-- (small changes of price are still possible.)

Accommodation and meals at Sunderhof


Double room with bath

€ 585,--


Double room without bath

€ 550,--



3 to a room with bath

€ 550,--


3 to a room without bath

€ 520,--



4 to a room with bath

€ 530,--


4 to a room without bath

€ 510,--



Group Room without bath

€ 495,--


Offsite accommodation in a hotel with meals at Sunderhof
(5-10 min. car drive from venue)


Single room with bath

€ 720,--


Double room with bath

€ 610,--


Attending without accommodation
It is also possible to attend at the seminar without accommodation (with or without meals). The following prices include the seminar fee of € 270,--


Seminar only, with meals

€ 430,--


Seminar only, no meals, with coffee & cake only

€ 310,--