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Music of the Spheres: Gamaka Commentaries, Gayan

As long as I act upon my own intuition, I succeed, but whenever I follow the advice of others I go astray. An eel would not do well to ask directions to the Sargasso Sea from a pike or a trout. Deep down in its viscera, it already knows the way. Its best course is […]

Music of the Spheres: Gamaka Commentaries, Saying Four

“Every soul stands before me as a world, and the light of my spirit falling upon it brings clearly to my view all it contains.” Would there be a world if there were no witnesses? It is the perceiving of the world that makes it a world. And as there are many perceivers, there are, […]

The Zephyr December 2017

December 10, 2017 Dear Companions on the Path, I hope this finds you well. Here at the Astana in Richmond, things are unfolding wonderfully. We now have two weekly gatherings, a Sunday afternoon Universal Worship Service and Gatha Class, and a Wednesday evening Healing Service and Zikr. Do come and join us; the calendar is […]

Wisdom of the Prophets: Sufism & Christianity


Wisdom of the Prophets: Sufism & Christianity with Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, Sheikha Fariha al-Jerrahi & Pir Zia Inayat-Khan The Astana, Richmond, Virginia May 3-6, 2018 Hazrat Inayat Khan tells of how the Light of Unity conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the words “Nothing exists but God” (la ilaha illa’llah) summed up […]

Jamiat Khas Annual Retreat 2018

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Inayati Order Leadership Spring Training 2018

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The Alchemy of Happiness

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Music of the Spheres: Gamaka Commentaries, Saying Three

I have learned more by my faults than by my merits. If I acted always aright, I could not be human. We might have been created as flawless beings in a flawless world. But we were not, and for a reason. In a placidly perfect world, there would be no discovery. There is a unique […]

The Zephyr November 2017

November 5, 2017 Dear Companions on the Path, Autumn Greetings. I hope this finds you well. Over the last month, I had the chance to visit Suresnes, France, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Rochester, New York. In Suresnes, Fazal Manzil is undergoing a significant revival as a Sufi center and place of pilgrimage. Across the […]

Fall Appeal for 2017

November 1, 2017 Dear Friends, We want you to be part of this critical and exciting moment in the history of our order. The Inayati Order is at a threshold in its purpose to spread the unity of religious ideals and to awaken humanity to the divinity within, as expressed by Hazrat Inayat Khan. Sufis […]