THE LIGHT OF GUIDANCE CENTER FOR SUFI STUDIES OF NEW YORK CITY

 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, 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. All classes and retreats are open to all.

 

 SPECIAL EVENTS AND CLASSES

2014 Events

 

with Sharifa Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith

 August 3-8, 2014 

The Mystic Heart: Practices, Prayers and Poetry of the Sufi  Tradition

Chautuaqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY

 contact: Chautuaqua Institute info@themysticheart.com

 

October 31-November 2, 2014

Emerald Earth Retreat

 Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York

contact: 518-794-8095, programsoffice@theabode.net

 

 

 

ONGOING CLASSES

Sundays, 3.00 TO 4.30  PM

Come join in Sufi meditations and practices of the heart

*February 9, March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 15th

*On Feb 9th we will celebrate the Urs, (date of passing, February 5, 1927)
of Pir O Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
who left India in 1910 to bring a message of Sufism to the West. 


Location: 223 2nd Ave (bet 14th & 13th St) in Manhattan, NYC.
Ring buzzer on the right, 48#, Apt 5J

 

 

Recent Light of Guidance Center Events

Sunday, January 5,  3.00-5.00 pm 

NEW YEAR’S RETREAT

With Sharifa Norton and Muinuddin Smith

We will share in Sufi retreat practices
for renewal and a fresh beginning of the new year.

Suggested donation: $20

Location: 223 2nd Ave (bet 14th & 13th St) in Manhattan, NYC.
Ring buzzer on the right, 48#, Apt 5J

Thursday, January 30, at 7.00 pm

SPIRITUAL SOUNDS

Evening of Interfaith Recitation and Music

(with a music offering by Latifa Noor Elizabeth Anderson, cellist)

Location:  Town and Village Synagogue 

334 East 14th St., Manhattan (between 1st and 2nd Ave.)

 

 

 

DEDICATION: TO PIR VILAYAT KHAN

Pir Vilayat Khan, whose teachings and guidance are the inspiration behind the Light of Guidance Center, passed from this life on June 17, 2004. Listen to some of his words by following the link on the menu above to a talk in New York in 2002.

Dance your sorrows away, dance yourself away. Dance your body to the floor, dance your soul to the sky, dance your thought into a whirlwind, dance your emotions into a spiral, dance your soul into the spirit..Each one is separated from the Beloved by the strength of the ego, and each is united to the Beloved by the strength of her/his love.   Pir Vilayat Khan

AN EMERALD EARTH:
Cultivating a Natural Spirituality
and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World

by Felicia Sharifa Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith

“…a mystical orientation that is accessible, relevant and eminently natural”

—Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Sufi Order International

AN EMERALD EARTH
ISBN 978-0-6152-3546-2
Price: $19.00
trade paper, 6 x 9, 192 pages