This special journey is an opportunity to spend time in one of the few places on earth where “the crashing sound of silence” (from the story of Elijah) can still be found. Based in a remote and beautiful sandstone area of South Sinai, periods of silence each day are interspersed with time together as a group and with our hosts and long-standing friends from the Muzeina Bedouin, who offer us a warm welcome in their desert home.
This unique and enriching experience has now become a sought-after annual Wind Sand & Stars retreat.
“I was so impressed by the hospitality and the way we were looked after. It was wonderful, it really helped me and was, as I had been told, transformative …”
Margaret Halsey, 2015
“This is an extraordinary trip: As much silence as you could wish for; opportunities to balance the silence with a carefully and thoughtfully planned programme of walks and talks; the Bedouin hospitality and culture. I would seriously consider this becoming part of my retreat programme every year, it is so rich and rewarding and nourishing.”
David Powell, 2014
“It was one of those experiences that you live on for the rest of your life. The combination of scenery – simplicity of living – silence – gentle companionship – beauty and hospitality – and so much more there is not room for – made it a profound spiritual experience.”
Kathryn Turner, 2013
In her widely praised A Book of Silence, the prize winning author Sara Maitland explored silence, both as a memoir of her own journey into silence and as an important cultural history.
Wind Sand & Stars are specialists in helping those who have never ventured into this type of environment before, as well as offering unusual opportunities for seasoned travellers.
All are welcome on this non-denominational journey.