Written by Pinar Karaman Kaan
There is no written recorded information about Yunus Emre’s life and only his poems survive but it is generally agreed that he lived between 1240 and 1320. He was born in Sarikoy, a village by the Sakarya River, Anatolia, now modern-day Turkey. He lost his father at an early age, leaving Yunus and his mother to make their living by farming.
Written by John Hay, a student in attendance of the weekend.
The focus of the retreat was the Gayatri mantra.
Twenty-two of us met together at Waterperry house on the weekend of the 24 November 2023, near Oxfordshire under the guidance of Warwick and Elena Jessup.
“A person is a person through persons.”
“Persons depend upon persons to be persons”
“I am because you are, you are because we are.”