In addition to the New Rain Online ongoing classes, Taj and Gayan lead events throughout the year, including both New Rain Retreats as well as individual retreats and ongoing classes and groups. Here is a complete calendar if you wish to dive deeper into your spiritual practice and attend one or more events in person.

New Rain Retreats

Registration will be open soon for the following retreats. For questions in the meantime or to request information when it becomes available, please email Khushi Tanveer at

San Rafael, California
April 16-22, 2018
The annual New Rain Retreat is led by Taj and Gayan at the beautiful Santa Sabina center and includes group meditation practice in the morning, followed by facilitated inquiry in smaller groups in the afternoon. In the evenings, all gather for zikr, poetry, and music. A wonderful way to deepen your practice in New Rain Online with a group of spiritual friends.

New Lebanon, New York
July 24-29, 2018
Join Taj and Gayan at the Abode of the Message for a five-day retreat on the East Coast that can accommodate a larger group than New Rain’s smaller West Coast retreats. This five-day retreat will also include group practice in the morning, followed by facilitated inquiry in the afternoon. In the evenings and in shorter sessions during the day, friends will lead music, dance, zikr, and more. A lively and deep retreat that is perfect for those who are newer to the New Rain community, as well as those who wish to refresh their spiritual practice.

Small Group Silent Retreats with Taj Inayat

Please fill out this form to apply for silent retreats with Taj.

Pecos, New Mexico
September 13-20, 2017 and September 22-29, 2017
Small group silent retreats for in-depth spiritual practice with Taj Inayat. Retreatants will gather for a morning meditation with Taj and have the rest of the day for personal meditation and contemplation, with group zikr and meditation in the evenings. Taj will meet with participants privately at times throughout the retreat for guidance.

San Rafael, California
November 14-19, 2017
A small group silent retreat offered by Taj to the New Rain community at Santa Sabina Center for those interested in developing their meditation practice in silence. After a group morning meditation, you will have spacious time for practice on your own, with silent meals eaten in community, with group zikr and meditation in the evenings. Taj will meet with each participant at times throughout the week for guidance.

New Lebanon, New York
May 7-13, 2018
A unique opportunity for those on the East Coast to participate in one of Taj’s alchemical retreats, assisted by Huzur Nawaz German. This small group silent retreat will begin each day with an optional morning attunement followed by a morning instruction session with Taj, with ample time for personal practice during the day and group zikr and meditation in the evenings. Taj and Huzur Nawaz will meet with participants privately for guidance and support.

Pecos, New Mexico
February 4-March 16, 2019
Taj will lead a silent small group 40 day retreat; details forthcoming.


Inner Guidance Groups with Gayan
These groups integrate spiritual practice, teachings and contemplative inquiry. Inquiry is learning the subtle art of following the inner voice of guidance pertaining to the deepest questions of your heart and your life.

These groups are also a precious experience of spiritual community, meeting twice a year or monthly (in the case of the Marin County group) with Gayan on an ongoing basis. Please fill out this form to apply or indicate interest in a current or future group.

Current and forming groups include:

Marin County, California
One Sunday per Month. Waitlist; apply online.

Seattle, Washington
February and August. Space available; apply online.

Pawling, New York
Next meeting November 1-4, 2017. Waitlist; apply online.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Group forming now; apply online.

Portland, Oregon
Next meeting October 5-8, 2017. Age 45 and under. Space available; apply online.

Private Counseling and Individual Retreats with Taj

Taj is available for ongoing one on one work with clients, either in person in Petaluma, CA or via Skype or phone. Private retreats can also be arranged either virtually or in person. Contact Taj for more information via the retreat application.