Felicia Kainat Norton serves as a senior teacher, retreat guide and faculty member of Suluk Academy within the Inayat Sufi Order. She is the International Head of the Ziraat Activity (www.Ziraat.org) in the Inayati Order, which is devoted to inner cultivation and sacred ecology. Felicia teaches at the United Nations International School in NYC, and she tours as a solo dance artist internationally (www.felicianortondance.org).
Charles Muinuddin Smith, Ph.D is a senior teacher, retreat guide, and teacher of Ziraat (www.Ziraat.org) in the Inayati Order. He teaches leadership and sustainability studies at Hofstra University, and writes on the contribution of Sufi and Buddhist perspectives to environmental issues http://twoseasjoin.org/mawjoud/.
The authors are longtime students of Pir Vilayat Khan within the Sufi tradition, and of Lama Norhla Rinpoche in the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu tradition. Together the authors co-founded and offer classes at the Light of Guidance Center for Sufi Studies (www.lightofguidance.org) in New York City. They offer retreats and workshops worldwide.