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“… We are in the midst of another turning point in the evolution of human consciousness. The cries of humanity are painfully apparent. Once again a Message is coming. As the Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) pointed out, it is something better felt than explained. And yet with metaphors and ringing phrases, Inayat Khan stimulated that innate knowledge whose time has come for widespread realization. In this series of five classes, we will explore the culture of the Message and inquire into what our role might be in its incubation.” Video class for rent or purchase.
Suhrawardi is an Inayati Order spiritual and retreat guide, mentor, center leader, and former Secretary General of the Order.
In this modern time we ask ourselves, “Who are we?” There are many levels of consciousness to be known. There is the body, the mind, the heart and the soul. The soul is consciousness, both cosmic and transcendent. Esotericism is the study of the inner life. Through spiritual practice the soul becomes like a mirror reflecting the divine nature. Through this three-part series we will explore and experience the nature of the soul. Video class for rent or purchase.
Aziza has been a student of the retreat process for over thirty years and serves as the head of the Inayati Order’s Esoteric School and Retreat Guide Training Program, working closely with first Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and now Pir Zia Inayat Khan. She has many years of experience leading individual and group retreats and conducting workshops in the United States, Europe and India. Aziza runs a retreat center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
For individuals who wish to pursue the Sufi path of spiritual growth, the esoteric school of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, directed by Murshid Wali Ali Meyer, offers many online classes (some for all and some limited to initiated Mureeds) at little or no cost. Among these are recorded sessions of teachings from the Dharma traditions, Githa papers of Hazrat Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan with commentary by Murshid Samuel Lewis, and two series of classes to teach and enrich Wazifah practice — coordinated with the important book Physicians of the Heart. Also from the Esoteric School, the 2013 ‘God is Breath’ series in high-quality recordings, with the option of real-time study group participation.
Also some excellent teaching talks from Pir Shabda Kahn. Topics include Understanding the Purpose of your Life — Opening to the Inner Life — Death as the Presence of God — Cultivating the Inner Life — Developing Motivation, Compassion and Ease — Breath & Negative Emotions — The 99 Beautiful Names of God — Understanding the Purpose of your Life — The Perfume of the Heart — and many more. Free to listen or download, donations welcome.