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Inayatiyya Weekly Music Class:
Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Teachings on Music
Second Wednesdays, Fall 2021

The Sufi Message was born out of music. We invite you into the richness of the Inayatiyya musical heritage, and through this to attune in life. 

For Fall 2021 we offer a weekly Inayatiyya Music Class series Wednesdays, 11 am to 12 pm New York Time. Please see the sidebar for the time in your local area.

On second Wednesdays, September 15, October 13, November 10 and December 8, we will read and contemplate Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings on music as a model for life.

Our teacher is Ophiel Maarten van Leer, European Vice President of the Inayatiyya’s Music Activity based in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.  

See here for additional Inayatiyya Music Classes on Indian Music, Meshk, and Whirling.

If you have questions about the content of this course series, please email 

Our Inayatiyya Music Class on Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings on music is open to all! Offerings are welcome via our website. Thank you!


Dec 08 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 08 2021
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm






  • Ophiel Maarten van Leer
    Ophiel Maarten van Leer

    Ophiel Maarten van Leer is a conductor, singer and music teacher with many years of experience in the fields of music and meditation. He is the Vice-President for Europe for the new Inayatiyya Music Activity. He comes from a musical family; His mother introduced him to the Sufi message. At 17, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan became his inspiring teacher. He studied conducting and school music-teaching in Utrecht. For many years he has led seminars in ensemble singing, musical improvisation and meditation. He teaches music at a Rudolf Steiner School and directs various choirs in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt, Germany.