LIGHT OF GUIDANCE CENTER
The Light of Guidance Center is the New York City Center of the Sufi Order International. The Sufi Order was founded by Hazrat Inayat Khan, one of the first teachers to bring a message 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 to realize this Living Reality. All classes and retreats are open to all.
CLASSES AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN NEW YORK CITY
SUFI TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE
Sundays @ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Sundays: Feb 17th, March 17th*, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd
Come join in practices from the path of the heart.
Location: 223 2nd Ave (bet 14th & 13th St) in Manhattan, NYC.
Ring buzzer on the right, 48#, Apt 5J
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Ziraat Retreat: Cultivating The Heart and Mind of Awakening
Rochester, New York
contact: James Inayat Leff
Friday June 21 at 7PM
Talk at the New York Open Center by Pir Zia Inayat Khan,
Leader of the Sufi Order International
In this talk and book signing, Pir Zia will introduce two of his books, Saracen Chivalry (Suluk Press, 2012) and Caravan of Souls (Suluk Press, 2013, forthcoming). Saracen Chivalry evokes the legendary history and heroic ideals of futuwwa, or Sufi chivalry. Caravan of Souls describes the precepts and practices of the Sufi Order established in the West by Pir Zia’s grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan, in 1910. The object of futuwwa is to live a life of courage and generosity. The object of Sufi mysticism is to discover God “in the horizons and in one’s self.”
For more information and registration, please go to http://www.opencenter.org/sufi-chivalry-and-mysticism/
July 3-11, 2013
2013 Silent Retreat – Leaders Training- Summer Camp
Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York
“The knowledge of plurality begins life; but in the consciousness
of unity is life’s culmination.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
The Summer Gathering of the Sufi Order International (SOI) offers an introduction to universal Sufism. We honor all religions and welcome all as one single family. The camp offers programs designed to meet the needs of both seasoned leaders and seekers without previous experience. Morning meditations, body centered practices and opportunities to connect to nature are integrated throughout all programs.
Open to All: Abode Mountain Center
Silent Retreat with Pir Zia Inayat Khan and Aziza Scott (July 3-7, 2013)
The silent retreat is an important tool of inner transformation and personal unfoldment on the Sufi path. Take the space and time to go deeply within and experience the teachings and practices led by these two Sufi masters in the serene, beautiful and supportive environment of the Abode Mountain Center. The silent retreat is open to all and first time participants are especially encouraged to attend. A children’s camp will be part of the program.
Open to All: Abode Main Campus
Community Camp (July 7-11, 2013)*
The Community Camp offers the opportunity to explore the different activities of the Sufi Order: the Healing Order, Universal Worship, Kinship and Ziraat. We will be joined by activity leaders Devi Tide, Nur-al-Haqq Martin, Munawir Mangold, Zarifah Kadian, Sharifa Norton and Muinuddin Smith. Whether you’re a long time student of the Sufi Path or this is your first camp, you are enthusiastically invited to join us for the Community Camp! A children’s camp and special activities for young adults will be part of the program.
*We will be with Pir Zia Inayat Khan for all of the morning sessions during the Community Camp.
For more information, please visit http://www.theabode.org/site_layouts/events/417/
August 4-9, 2013
The Mystic Heart: Practices, Prayers and Poetry of the Sufi Tradition
Chautauqua, New York
November 1-3, 2013
Emerald Earth Ziraat Retreat: The Alchemy of Happiness
Abode of the Message
New Lebanon, New York
contact: 518-794-8095, email@example.com
For more information and registration, please visit http://www.theabode.org/site_layouts/events/423/