is a piece of land situated in the north-eastern part of Sardinia, 4 km
walking distance from the Costa Smeralda, a coastline known
for its beauty.
This area of Sardinia is characteristic for its fantastic granite rock
formations and evergreen lush vegetation. The piece of land encompasses
a quiet valley, rich with vegetation and water. We grow
olives and vegetables, all organic.
is especially conducive for experiencing nature, meditation, retreats and comunity in a
sustainable and spiritual setting.
spiritual and ecological meetings and events that take place
at Cala Jami (see
are organized by SUFI EARTH SPIRIT, a Sardinian non profit association
related to the Inayati Order - a Sufi path of spiritual freedom
(former Sufi Order
that come together at
Cala Jami are from different countries, different cultural and
religious backgrounds and different age.
the possibility of
participating in events it is also possible to
just come and spend some time amidst
Sardinia's nature and its sacred environment whilst getting new
inspiration from the spiritual setting.
to Cala Jami
to spend some weeks as a volunteer and to experience a different life
style much closer to nature (see participation
and support). We are host in WWOOFing
(World Wide Opportunities
on Organic Farms).
experience the atmosphere of Cala Jami and the surrounding nature
as purifying, healing and awakening. To
some people the entire island
with its ancient sacred places and its atmosphere of
timelessness is a center of spiritual power.
who lives at Cala Jami big part of the year is active as
meditation teacher, representative, guide and retreat guide
Order. See on youtube Meditation with Roshan
with Roshan about Sufism and Cala Jami.
Throughout big part of the year morning meditation sessions take
place at Cala Jami, during the warm season sometimes at the beach or
on a hill with view towards the sunrise. There are evening gatherings with music and
Morning meditations and evening sessions are free of charge, everybody
is welcome to participate.
We are open for visitors and volunteers who are interested in Sufi
wisdom and Sufi
meditation, in a holistic view on life, in ecology and a sustainable
life style in close contact with the elements and nature. We believe
that ecology and spirituality are deeply related to each other.
lot has happened:
- In 2015 the new house was finished, a great
based on the support of many.
- In September 2015 the non profit association SUFI EARTH SPIRIT was
founded at Cala Jami. It is now the supporting organization
behind Cala Jami.
The main objectives of SUFI EARTH SPIRIT are:
1. The study and spreading of the teachings and contemlative practises
of the Sufis, especially of the Sufi mystics Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir
Vilayat Inayat Khan and Pir Zia Inayat Khan.
2. Promotion of a healthy, nature-orientated, sustainable and
eco-social life style.
3. Open Cala Jami as a place for encounter for the people living in the
surrounding areas and thereby fulfil the social function of
contributing to human maturing.
The webpage of the association SUFI EARTH SPIRIT is still being edited.
- Until autumn 2015 there was a big round tent for events and it was
possible to set up small tents for outdoor accommodation. But in autumn
2015 we had to follow the instruction given by the forest
administration and take down all tents. The reason they mentioned was
danger of bushfire. We will try to get the authorisation to set up tents
again, at least during certain periods of the year. But until we get the
authorisation only a few events will take place at Cala Jami, mostly
(individual retreats and retreats in small groups, see program
2016). For the same reason in 2016 it won't always be
possible to visit us. Please contact us in time if you are interested
sessions and other meetings will take place in 2016, for those who are at Cala Jami and for the people who live
in the surrounding areas.
- Updated information especially regarding the
solutions for our current problems will be
Ambitions and visions
We live in a time of
spiritual, ecological and economic crisis. Many feel insecure. On one
hand, in Italy hopelessness and resignation seem to spread, on the
other hand there are quite some positive, promising projects, mainly
started by enthusiatic groups of practical people with lofty ideals.
nowadays are in great need of such projects, e.g. of spiritual and
ecological centres. We feel that as such a place we have to offer
important to the community. Especially as in the north-eastern region
there are not many spiritual or ecological centres although people
interested in and in need of spirituality and ecology.
So one focus
of Cala Jami is on spirituality, especially Sufi
gatherings and events, the other is on ecological meetings and
activities, and both go hand in hand.
Though not everyone is open to spirituality, many know that change is
necessary. That is why we are about to start regular eco-meetings open
to all, where we want to bring up, discuss and put into practice ideas
to inspire each other to act sustainably, get away from passive
consumerism and move towards awareness and responsibility towards
nature and its resources.
Themes of these meetings are: self-sufficiency - positive change -
gardening and life in harmony with nature - permaculture - forest
gardening - eco-building - bee keeping - medicinal herbs and wild
plants - olive and fruit tree cultivation - health and nutrition -
vegetarian/vegan cooking - shopping responsibly - avoiding waste and
recycling - do it yourself - hiking, exploring, learning to observe
nature attentively - traditional knowledge and crafts - practical
spirituality - community - peaceful communication, to name only a few.
We plan to publish more details soon.
Cala Jami: volunteering, participation
different possibilities to participate
and contribute to our project. We are
delighted when dedicated and enthusiastic people come to contribute
unique gifts, capabilities and ideas. Cala Jami is a place for dreaming
and realising dreams … Once a year interested participants
come and meet
together at Cala Jami.
financing of the house building worked and the vision of a spacious and
beautiful house came true because of the many inspired and trustful friends of
Cala Jami who support(ed) the project in various ways. Still
more support will be needed in order to install a solar energy system
(see participation and support
We use to
“support camps” at Cala Jami, usually in early
spring. During the mornings, after meditation we work
and create together on the piece of land, enjoying contact with the
During the rest of the day there is time to relax, take walks,
meditate, sing, remember and praise the One Being whose body is the
whole universe, make music, cook, sit beneath
the stars, and share laughter together….
Besides the support camps, we host volunteers from different countries.
We are host
on www.workaway.info and since January 2015 also WWOOFing host. In
2016, due to the recent changes (see above, 'News'), space is very
limited and we won't be able to host as many volunteers as we used to
do last years.
meditation on the day of Cala Jami’s inauguration in May 2005