A Fourth Way Pilgrimage in

Exploring deep inner work in the heart of Central Asia

September 13–28, 2020

 

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Itinerary

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September 13–28, 2020

In this journey, we will walk in Mr. Gurdjieff’s footsteps and delve into the paths of Central Asia—the origins of the Fourth Way, the Masters of Wisdom, and the Vajrayana.

We will visit and do inner work in some of the most powerful sites in the world: Istanbul, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Kashgar. We will visit Sufi Tekkes, tombs such as Kwaja Khalik Gijduvani, Bahauddin Nakshband, and Ubaidullah Ahrar.

This journey is a pilgrimage, not only to visit remarkable places but to work deeply on ourselves. We will be concentrating on the Rules of the Masters, the higher emotions “Latifas,” and the path toward emptiness of self — working to open the inner heart in the heart of Central Asia.

Jerry has been leading inner work groups in Baltimore and New York for many years and has travelled with groups to Turkey, India, Morocco, Uzbekistan and the U.S. Southwest.

Further information about Jerry's groups and events

 

Around US$3,250 per person in double*

Based on a minimum of 20 participants

 

*Booking of hotels can only be done after the first deposit. Therefore, price is subject to change until deposit is fully paid and is based on availability at that time. This is why price is around $3,250.  See Details tab for more information on pricing.

 

 

September 13  •  Day 1  •  Istanbul (Turkey)

Gathering in Istanbul at our hotel by 5.00 pm. Dinner together. Overnight in Istanbul

September 14  •  Day 2  •  Istanbul

Long morning meeting. Walk to the mosques in Sultan Ahmet: The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, significant places for JGB and our heritage. Also, the Basillica Cistern. Later in the day, walk to Capali Carci, the covered market through town. Dinner at one of the restaurants on the street on the way back.

September 15  •  Day 3  •  Istanbul

Morning retreat. Afternoon—Suleymaniye, the great mosque of Istanbul then Ayup Sultan the holy site of Istanbul. We will need transportation to Ayup Sultan and people have to be dressed very conservatively. Tea and snack on the mountain at Pierre Loti after that visit. Dinner on your own.

September 16  •  Day 4  •  Istanbul

Morning meeting. Afterwards, visit to Topkapi, the Harem, then to Egyptian

Bazaar and the Bosphorus. Guide for half day. Free time once at the Bosphorus. Going by boat to one of the restaurants on the water on the Bosphorus for fresh fish is a wonderful option. Afternoon to Hamam for the experience (optional). Dinner not included.

September 17  •  Day 5  •  Istanbul to Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

After long morning meeting, free time to explore and shop. Afternoon meeting with local Sufis. Visit to the Herrahi Halveti today (or Monday evening). Dinner not included. Transfer to the airport around 5.30 pm for our flight to Samarkand. Overnight on flight.

September 18  •  Day 6  •  Samarkand

Arrive in Samarkand between 3.30am/4.30 am, and transfer to the hotel. Immediate check-in at hotel with breakfast. Rest. Half day tour with guide. Visit observatory. Overnight at the hotel with dinner.

September 19  •  Day 7  •  Samarakand

Morning visit to tomb of Kwaja Ubaydullah al-Ahrar. Afternoon–half day retreat. Dinner on your own.

September 20  •  Day 8  •  Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

In the morning, travel by bus to Bukhara (290 km). Afternoon–Half day retreat and Movements.  Dinner included.

September 21  •  Day 9  •  Bukhara

Morning meeting and Movements on retreat in our meeting room. Afternoon–Visit tomb of Kwaja Abdul Khalik Gijduvani.  Dinner included.

September 22  •  Day 10  •  Bukhara

Morning meeting and Movements on retreat in our meeting room followed by a possible meeting with an important local Sheikh. Afternoon–Visit tombs:

Kwaja  Mukhammad Orif Rigvari; Kwaja Makhmud Anjir Fagnavi; Kwaja  Azizan Ali ar Romitani; Kwaja  Mukhammad Baba as-Sammasi. Dinner together included.

September 23  •  Day 11  •  Bukhara to Tashkent-Kashgar (China)

Morning—Visit tomb of Kwaja Bahaudin Naqshband. Afternoon—Half day tour of Bukhara with guide.  Free time. Closing evening retreat meeting in Bukhara. Transfer to the airport and flight to Tashkent at 20:40. Arrival in Tashkent at 21:40. Possible flight to Kashgar during the night (1 or 2 stops) arriving at 1.45 am.

September 24  •  Day 12  •  Kashgar

Arrival in China. Kashgar in the afternoon. Pick up and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner included.

September 25  •  Day 13  •  Kashgar

Morning—Retreat and Movements in Kashgar. Afternoon–Half day sightseeing in Kashgar. Dinner on your own.

September 26  •  Day 14  •  Kashgar

This has to fall on the Sunday for the Sunday market. Trip needs to be planned around this. No guide. Afternoon—Free time in Kashgar. Dinner on your own

September 27  •  Day 15  •  Kashgar

Morning–Half day retreat. Afternoon— Walk around Kashgar on our own. Evening–Final meeting and then special meal.

September 28  •  Day 16  •  Departure

Flight home from Kashgar

 

The order of events and visits may be subject to change.

 

Around US$3,250 per person in double

  1. This price is based on 20 paying participants in double occupancy. A lower number of participants will increase the price per person.
  2. Booking of hotels can only be done after the first deposit. Therefore, price is subject to change until deposit is fully paid and is upon availability. This is why price is around $3,250.
  3. Order of visits may be subject to change
  4. Quotation does not include any price increases that are not foreseen for 2020, such as fuel or tickets increase or tax increase or any sort of unpredictable extra expenses that may arise in the next months related to our services.

 

• Private transportation during the visits as per program

• Daily meeting/conference room

• All breakfasts

• Entrance tickets

• Guide

• Group leader

• Tour leader

• 4 nights accommodations in Sultanahmet

• 2 dinners

• Transfer to the airport

• Pick up at the airport

• Transfer to the airport

• 2 nights accommodations in Samarkand

• 5 nights accommodations in Bukhara in comfort options hotel

• Daily meeting room

• 4 dinners

• Flight from Bukhara to Tashkent

• Pick up at the airport

• 4 nights accommodations

• 2 dinners

• Any international flights. However, we will be happy to assist the whole group with Istanbul–Samarkand (around US$ 300-400) and Tashkent Kashgar (around US$ 700-800) (these are September 2019 rates)

• Lunches

• Some of the dinners

• Drinks

• Hammam (Turkish baths)

• Personal expenses

• Tips

• Insurance of any kind

• Anything not mentioned in the “Price Includes” paragraphs

  • First deposit due November 1, 2019$ 1,000 non-refundable
  • Second deposit due February 1, 2020: $ 1,000, 50% refundable until final payment
  • Final balance due by June 30, 2020 (this date may be subject to change)
    50% of final payment is refundable until July 1, 2020.
    No refund of any kind applies after July 1, 2020.

 

Note: Extra deposit  will be needed once quotation for internal flights is available

 

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