Events

Sharpham Summer Retreat (Registration closed)

July 7 - July 13, 2024    
In summer 2024, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee will hold a week-long retreat at The Sharpham Trust, set along the river Dart in Devon, England. The retreat will include talks, meditation, dreamwork, teaching and walking dhikr practice. Space is limited. The registration for the retreat is closed. 

The Mystery of Time: An Evening with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

November 14, 2024   
Join Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee for an evening at St. Ethelburga’s, London, exploring forms of Time that transcend the linear and can reweave a relationship with the Earth.

November London Seminar

November 15 - November 17, 2024    
In November 2024, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee will hold a three-day seminar in London. The seminar will include talks, meditation, dreamwork, and discussion. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please inquire here. There will be no charge to attend.

The Song of the Seasons, US

May 23 - May 26, 2025    
In May 2025, join Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee for a four day retreat on Whidbey Island in Washington State, US, during the liminal space between Spring and Summer.

The Song of the Seasons, UK

June 26 - June 29, 2025    
In June 2025, join Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee for a four day retreat in the wake of the summer solstice, along the ancient and magical River Dart in Devon, England.

Sharpham Summer Retreat 2025

July 5 - July 11, 2025    
In summer 2025, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee will hold a week-long retreat at The Sharpham Trust, set along the river Dart in Devon, England. The retreat will include talks, meditation, dreamwork, teaching and walking dhikr practice. Space is limited. Registration for this event will open in Fall 2024.

Past Events

  • 2024
  • Remembering Earth Time: A Practice in Spiritual Ecology

    April 25 - April 28, 2024

    In the face of our ecological unraveling, time as we know it is rupturing. Around the world, buds bloom too early, winters don’t quite arrive, and time bends as long-buried carbons emerge to haunt the future. As we increasingly run out of time, accelerating towards climate catastrophe, how can we free ourselves from the clutch of the minute hand and embrace the possibilities inherent in every moment?

    In April 2024, Sufi teacher and Emergence’s founder and executive editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee held a four-day retreat in Devon, England. Hosted by Emergence Magazine, this gathering considered how we can attune to a sense of time rooted in the living world.

    Expanding upon Emergence’s forthcoming print edition, Vol 5: TIME, this gathering opened participants to move beyond the time-bound consciousness of control, separation, and linearity we have created, and towards a different kind of time in which we are attentive to our present moment of ecological crisis and transformation. Through talks, writing workshops, storytelling, meditation, and nature connection practices, we remembered the primordial cycles and rhythms of the Earth.

    Audio Recording available: Remembering Earth Time

  • April London Seminar (Registration Closed)

    April 19 - April 21, 2024

    In April 2024, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee held a three-day seminar in London. The seminar included talks, meditation, dreamwork, and discussion.

    Audio Recording available: April London Seminar

  • 2023
  • A Seminar with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee in London, UK

    November 17 - November 19, 2023

    Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee held a three-day seminar in London. The seminar included talks, meditation, dreamwork, and discussion.

    Audio Recording available: A Space of Offering

  • Shifting Landscapes: An evening in London with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

    November 16, 2023

    We have arrived at a threshold: a liminal space where the world we have known is coming undone and new configurations are still taking shape. In this moment of great loss, possibility, and transformation, how might we bear witness to the Earth’s changing face, listen to her evolving song, and find ways to navigate our shifting landscapes?

    Join Sufi teacher, filmmaker, and Emergence Executive Editor for an evening at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London that will explore the seismic shifts in our natural and cultural landscapes and the new stories that are emerging in their wake.

    This lecture, drawing from Emergence’s forthcoming volume, Shifting Landscapes was followed by a Q&A.

    Audio recording available: An Offering of Remembrance

  • Teaching Residency with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee in London, UK

    July 7 - July 20, 2023

    Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee held a two-week long teaching residency in London. The residency included talks, meditation, dreamwork, and discussion.

    Audio Recording available: Teaching Residency London

  • Shifting Landscapes Retreat in England

    June 29 - July 2, 2023

    We have arrived at a threshold: a liminal space where the world we have known is coming undone and new configurations are still taking shape. In this moment of great loss, possibility, and transformation, what are the stories we need to orient ourselves within our shifting landscapes?

    Set in the beautiful countryside of South West England along the River Dart, this four-day, three-night, retreat with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee will offer participants ways of engaging with and navigating our present moment of unprecedented transformation.

    Hosted by Emergence Magazine, this gathering will consider how Earth’s ancient patterns and pathways are changing rapidly, how cultural landscapes are undergoing seismic shifts, and how outdated myths are being discarded. Through lived experiences—talks, meditation, nature connection practices, walking meditation, writing workshops, and a special film screening—we will witness ways in which the world we have known is coming undone, and listen for the new stories that are emerging.

    Audio recording available: Shifting Landscapes

  • 2022
  • St Ethelburga’s, London, UK

    November 10, 2022

    Living with the Unknown, an evening lecture with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee that explores what it looks like to live in an unfolding apocalyptic reality—and the creative possibilities that are waiting to be embodied.
    Audio recording available: Living with the Unknown

  • Switzerland

    July 3 - July 9, 2022

    Retreat with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Sufism and Spiritual Ecology.
    Audio recording available: Sufism and Spiritual Ecology