H&WAll beliefs are simply degrees of clearness of vision. All are part of one ocean of truth. The more this is realized, the easier is it to see the true relationship between all beliefs, and the wider does the vision of the one great ocean become.

Limitations and boundaries are inevitable in human life; forms and conventions are natural and necessary; but they none the less separate humanity. It is the wise who can meet one another beyond these boundaries.                Hazrat Inayat Khan

The Light of Guidance Center is the New York City Center of the Sufi Order International. The Sufi Order International was founded by Hazrat Inayat Khan, who brought the universal teachings of Sufism to the West in 1910.  It is founded on the basis of spiritual liberty, affirming that behind all names and forms and all spiritual and religious traditions,  one Living Reality exists and manifests through our lives.  Our classes emphasize the cultivation of the heart and the bringing of spirituality into everyday life. All classes and retreats are open to all.

with Kainat Sharifa Norton and Muinuddin Smith

Sufi Teachings Classes

Practices and teachings in the Sufi Tradition of Hazrat Inayat Khan

September to December, 2015

First Sundays from 3:00-4:30PM

September 6th,  October 4th,
November 8th, December 6th


LOCATION: 223 2nd Avenue – between 14th & 13th St, Manhattan, NYC
Apt 5J  buzzer on the right, 48#


Recent Special Events

July 4-5, 2015

A Sufi Alchemical Retreat

with Sharifa Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Smith

Masia Faidella, Catalunya, Spain  (about 2 1/2 hours north of Barcelona)



July 29-August 2, 2015

The Wild Woman Fest

with Sharifa Felicia Norton & others

Abode of the Message in the Berkshires on the mountaintop

New Lebanon, New York



Early registration until June 9th


August 10-14, 2015

The Mystic Heart Program

Sufi Practice, Prayer and Poetry

with Sharifa Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith

at Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua, New York




*August 13, 2015 ‘NOOR’ at Chautauqua Institution: Solo Dance Performance of the dance/theatre work ‘NOOR” based on the life of Noorunissa Inayat Khan, performed by Felicia Norton followed by discussion and Q&A