2008 Sufi Conference
October 16 - 19, 2008

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C/O The Golden Sufi Center
P.O. Box 456,
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956



Sufi Order International
Winged Heart

California Institute of Integral Studies



Bird on a Rose

The Awakening
of the

A Sufi Conference,
October 16 - 19, 2008

A nightingale falls
in love with the Rose.
The whole affair begins
with just one look
from God.

- Yunus Emre


Asilomar, which means "a Refuge by the Sea", is located on 105 acres of pine trees and sand dunes near the Pacific Ocean on the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove. It is both a State Beach and Conference Grounds. The meeting rooms and accommodations are tucked in amongst the trees, and a boardwalk gives access to the beach and tide pool area.


Asilomar Main Hall
Conference rates include the conference Session fee, sleeping accommodations, and three meals per day beginning with dinner on Thursday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Please note that the entire grounds are nonsmoking. Historic rooms are housed in historic buildings on the property. All rooms are hotel style with private bathrooms, and linens and towels are provided. Please note the number of single rooms available on site are limited. If you have any physical limitations, please notify us in advance as there are a limited number of rooms with elevator access. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request. Check-in time on Thursday, October 16th is 3:00pm, and you will need to be checked-out on Sunday, October 19th no later than 12:00 noon. Please note, the conference finishes with lunch, which ends at 1:00pm.

Historic Rooms: Located in buildings that were designed by architect Julia Morgan and built between 1913 and 1928, each hotel room features hardwood floors, rustic California furnishings and private baths, and their size and quantity of beds vary from one single bed to two double beds. All of the historic lodging buildings have a common living room, with a fireplace, for lounging and reading. As of late August, all historic rooms are booked, but standard rooms are still available.

Standard Rooms: Some of the standard room types are located in buildings designed by architect John Carl Warnecke and built in a style complementary to that of Julia Morgan's. Standard rooms are more contemporary than the historic rooms and include a private bathroom and shower. Some also have a patio or balcony, and some feature a fireplace. Size and quantity of beds vary in rooms, but in most the common combinations are: two double beds; one double and one single bed; one queen and one single bed; or four single beds.

Rates per person, including Session Fee of $275. We recommend to register by August 1st, 2008 to assure housing preference. As of late August the Historic Rooms are sold-out, but ACCOMMODATION IS STILL AVAILABLE.





$865 still available
historic room sold-out

 2 to a Room

$630 still available

historic room sold-out
3 - 4 to a Room
$565 still available
historic room sold-out


$415 still possible
 Youth Rate (16-25)*
see below for details





Housing Choices: Note
Standard room accommodation is still available. We now have a waiting list for single rooms. If you select a single standard as your first choice, you MUST select a double standard or a 3-4 standard as your second choice. We will confirm your final housing.

*Note regarding youth rate:
A limited number of reduced youth rates are available for the weekend. The rate is $200, which includes meals, all sessions, and a shared accommodation of 3-5 per room. To register or to inquire about this special rate, please call during office hours, Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5:30pm: 415-663-8773

*Note regarding commuting:
Asilomar charges commuters a fee for use of the facilities while attending the conference. The commuting price includes this fee, three meals per day, and the Session fee of $275.

Note regarding children: Although all the conference events are for adults only, children are welcome on the grounds. For those under 2 years of age, there is no charge, and there is a reduced accommodation rate for children between the ages of 3-17, with a flat rate of $200 for the weekend, whether in historic or standard housing. As they will not attend the events, there is no conference fee for children. Please contact us for details.

Please note: A limited number of Session fee reductions are available to those in expressed financial need. Please contact us to inquire.