Invitation to the Wintercamp 2019/20Sheikh Hassan
and the Osmanische Herberge are happy to invite all brothers and sisters to our summercamp in the week from 27. December 2019 to 3. January 2020. We're looking forward to see you!
Registration by E-Mail required:
wintercamp (at) osmanische-herberge.de
The schedule of the camp will be published here within the coming weeks.
We need some helpers for before, during and after the camp!!! Please contact us.
- Lectures with Sheikh Hassan Dyck
Daily lectures from Sheikh Hassan's notebooks of the Sohbas of Mawlana Sheikh Nazim, written nearly 40 years ago in Damascus..
- Quran- and Tawjeed-School
The ever-popular Quran lessons for all levels (in groups) with Ustadh Ali Keeler, Ustadha Mariama Roncero and others. Please bring your own Quran, notebooks and Arabic alphabet textbooks.
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Training with multi-award-winning sportsman Yunis Aways (European Champion CBJJE 2015 & 2018, Belgian Champion 2016,2017, Mittel Rhein Meister 2016). Please bring suitable clothing (sweatpants and long-sleeved top or judo suite). 10 € for two days.
- Applied Spiritual Self-Therapy
An introduction with psychotherapist Abdul Hamid Staepke. Pragmatical, contemporary psychology following Imam Ghazali with the objective of strengthening the awareness of the beauty of creation and thus to prevent fear and depression. Please bring notebook and pencil.
- Pilates for Ladies
With Sister Surena. Pilates is a form of exercise which strengthens the body with an emphasis on core strength. Pilates focuses on posture, correct alignment, control, breathing, flowing movement and concentration. This helps improve general fitness and overall well being. Loose comfortable clothing required. For adults and teenagers, ladies only.
- Traditional archery
Basics of thumb-pull-technique with 7-steps-method with Ibrahim and Manni Monschau. We'll be shooting outdoors, weather permitting, so please bring sturdy footwear, and - if available - bow and arrow. Please register in advance with brother Ibrahim: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Islamic Geometry Workshop
The popular drawing workshop by Mohammed Talhaoui and Safiya continues. For young and old. Contribution towards expenses: 20€ per person, further information: email@example.com
- Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy
Sister Sajida will help us bring out our artistic vein through her course on Islamic calligraphy. 13 years and above, material cost: 10€
- The Necessity of Need
A two-part lecture by brother Ahmed Kreusch on a mostly suppressed but very important chapter in the Islamic theory of evolution, especially in regard to the creation of man. Duration approx. 1 hour per session.
A course for ladies and kids with Rabia. Creation of overtones and healing effect through intensive breathing.
- Music production with brother Yahya
Recording, composing and mixing a musical project with poems, Quran recitation, original music composition, remix and more. The aim is to produce a CD as Sadaqa for the Osmanische Herberge.
- Children's programme
The kids programme promises entertainment for the little ones, with puppet making, ball games and arts and crafts. We request parents to actively be involved in the activities, e.g. supervision during arts and crafts sessions. Donations of balls, table tennis equipment, badminton sets etc. are welcome.
- Ice Skating
Common excursion to the Ice Rink in Zülpich. € 2 per Person and € 2 deposit for the shoes: Ice Rink Lago Beach Zülpich
Also we're planning a trip to AKTIVI Kids Playworld (tickets 6€ per kid, 3€ per adult): Website Aktivi Abenteuerland Kall
- Wellness at the Blausalzgrotte
We're intending a relaxing wellness visit to the Blue Salt Grotto in Kommern (before in Burg Satzvey). More info: Website YAS Spa
The Programme of the Wintercamp is available here
Big European Naqshbandi Dhikr
The biggest Naqshbandi meeting for Europe on New Year's Eve is a Highlight of the Wintercamp and the whole year. Everyone's invited for the communal dinner, Dhikr, Sohbat and Hadrah with Sheikh Hassan.
Accomodation and prices
Charitable fee per adult ( from 18 years onwards) 50€ (for the whole week), kids aged 6-17 years 10€, free for children below 6 years. For some of the activities we will charge an additional fee.
We serve two daily meals on donation basis. Everyone may bring some snacks or drinks to share with others.
For families with kids we recommend to book lodging nearby. All participants intending to sleep in the Dergah should bring their own bedding, sleeping bags, camping mats and towels. The sleeping areas must be clean by 9 am.
We like to make you aware of some important points:
- All attendants are required to participate in daily clean-up work.
- Parents are responsible for the supervision of their kids at all times and have to compensate for possible damage! Please accompany your kids to toilet to avoid inconveniences for others!
- The dergah kitchen will be accessible during specific times for preparation of food and drinks. Please clean up after yourselves! Please bring any specific food you may require, as there is no local supermarket (half hour to nearest shop on foot). The kitchen will be locked at 11 pm.
- Please respect the participant's and the neighbour's night rest!!
For further information and registration please write us an e-mail with your full name, number of family attendees (and age of kids), preferred accommodation (dergah or outside) and date of arrival.
wintercamp (at) osmanische-herberge.de
Twice a year a week full of seminars and workshops will be held in the Osmanische Herberge, once in summer in the week preceding the SufiSoul-Festival
, and once in winter during the turn of the year.
The participiants of these "Camps" reside in the Herberge during the course of the week to partake in a wide variety of educational and recreational activities for all ages. These include Quran- and Arabic Lessons for all levels as well as sport and creative programmes.
Particularly for teeangers the camp offers an opportunity to connect with Muslims of same age, and to experience a good time in community - as has been the case with the treehouse project from 2015.
To join the camp it's mandatory to pay a registration fee, as well as small contributions, depending on the chosen activities.
Here you may have a look at the programme of the last camps: