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The Soul Whence and Whither: Online Course with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017

The Soul Whence and Whither, also known as The Soul’s Journey, is a cornerstone of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s work. It describes the descent of the soul into manifestation, the life of the soul in the human realm, and the soul’s return to the Infinite. In these four classes, Pir Zia will offer an overview and appreciation of the worldview communicated in this visionary book.

Please join us for these four classes, Thursday nights May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017, at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time. These classes will be free and open to the public.

The course text may be purchased here or on Amazon. For overseas, two good resources are Book Depository and Fishpond (ask to be notified if not in stock). The section on The Soul’s Journey begins on page 125.

Part I will be hosted on Livestream on Thursday, May 4 at 7pm EDT (free account required). Links to the rest of the classes are below.

About the Volumes
We are pleased to introduce a new series of volumes of the works of Hazrat Inayat Khan produced by Suluk Press, which will be the subject of a series of online classes given by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan.

The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan Centennial Edition begins with Volume 1: The Inner Life, which has been authenticated and updated with new material and gender-inclusive language. Pir Zia encourages all current students of Inayat Khan’s teachings, as well as anyone who feels called to explore the inner life, to use this volume as companion material for his course, which will be open and available to all via The Inayati Order website.

We hope you enjoy this new volume, available in paper or hard cover at

Series Schedule:
Part I: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7pm EDT
Part II: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7-8:15pm Eastern
Part III: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7-8:15pm Eastern
Part IV: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7-8:15pm Eastern

Livestream Details:
A link for livestreaming will be available before each class, distributed via e-mail and on Here is the link to Part I for the class on May 4. All classes will be available individually on (free account required) for a suggested donation of $10 per class, immediately available on an ongoing basis after the original livestream event.

Donations for individual classes ($10 suggested) or the series ($40 suggested) can be made here.

In-Person Attendees:
Those who wish to attend the classes in-person for a suggested donation of $10 at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY should be seated in the Meditation Hall by 6:45PM. Please arrive early to allow the livestream crew time to finish their preparations without distraction. No entry will be allowed after 6:55 pm.

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

Questions: Please contact