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Esotericism with Aziza Scott


Part of our Sufi Message Online Series
Thursdays, April 7 through 21, 2016

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.

Thursday, April 7, 7-8 pm EDT
Esotericism Part I

Thursday, April 14, 7-8 pm EDT

Esotericism Part II

Thursday, April 21, 7-8 pm EDT
Esotericism Part III

All classes will be livestreamed from the Abode of the Message’s Meditation Hall in New Lebanon, New York. You may watch online, or join us in person. Directions to the Abode can be found here. (If joining us in person, please arrive no later than 6:55 pm when doors are closed for the livestream.)

Livestream Details

Esotericism Part III will be held in real time Thursday, April 21 at 7pm EDT at, and will then be available on for up to three weeks after the original airing. Links for future classes will be sent out and posted the Monday before each class.

If you missed Esotericism Part I or II, they will be available until the end of the series at and, and will then be moved to Vimeo for rent or purchase.

After the three-part series is completed, you may rent or purchase individual classes via Vimeo. Details will be posted later in April. Then, on Thursday, April 28, we will begin a five-part series with Suhrawardi Gebel.

You are welcome to join us in person or online, for a recommended donation of $10 per class. Donations can be made via our special donation page for this course. You may also make a donation via check made payable to THE INAYATI ORDER, PO BOX 480, NEW LEBANON, NEW YORK 12125. Please write “Aziza Online” in the subject line.

If you plan to own the series, we recommend that you watch via Livestream and then purchase through Vimeo, where the videos will be posted in May. 

Group Viewing
Inayati Order centers and other groups are encouraged to gather to watch the livestream/video. If viewed in a group, donations are still welcome ($10/person suggested), either via the donation link provided with the livestream/video or via check made payable to The Inayati Order, PO Box 480, New Lebanon, New York 12125.

AZIZA SCOTT, M. ED., 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.