June 2013

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

spiritualecologySpiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

A Collection of Essays Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

NOW AVAILABLE at spiritualecology.org

Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth.

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Lindisfarne Recordings Now Available

Lindisfarne ChapelRecordings from many years of Lindisfarne Association gatherings are now publicly available from the Schumacher Center for a New Economics.

Includes talks by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Hazel Henderson, William Irwin Thompson, David Spangler, Wendell Berry, Eileen Cady, and many others.


Remembering My Father

Pir Vilayat photoYesterday was the Urs (anniversary of a Sufi master’s passing), and tomorrow is the birthday, of my father, Pir Vilayat Inayat-Khan (1916-2004). Among the many things for which he is remembered is his passionate love of sacred music.

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Pir Vilayat Singing Sacred Songs

Pir Vilayat meditation photoIn honor of Pir Vilayat‘s 9th Urs, his return to the Beloved, we make available five recordings of him singing sacred songs. Includes: Shree Ram, Namo Amida Butsu, Hashi Venu, Kyrie Eleison, and Ya Nabi.

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Pir Zia’s Summer Schedule 2013

ZenithInstitutePir Zia will be offering a variety of public events over the coming week, as well as programs and retreats in the US and Europe this summer! Links to details can be found below.

Maybe we will see you at one of these special gatherings? We hope so. We also hope to see your friends — please help us tell others! Thank you!

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King Akbar’s Daughter

King Akbar's DaughterKing Akbar’s Daughter: Tales for Everyone as Told by Noor Inayat Khan

Best known for her heroism as a clandestine Allied wireless radio operative in occupied Paris, Noor Inayat Khan had the distinction of being a published author of children’s poetry and stories in France when WWII upturned her future and led to her ultimate sacrifice in the cause of liberty.

Noor’s previously unpublished stories are presented here in new English translations alongside her original French language versions and her known English renditions.

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Shama Graduation

Mu-in al-arwahOn the misty morning of June 8th at the Abode of the Message, the Shama class of the Suluk
Academy celebrated its graduation.

As their project, the class cleared and marked an enchanting woodland trail, known as Jamil Loop, leading from Chair Factory Road (past the Abode farm and pond) to the Sanctuary atop Mt. Lebanon.

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The Good Life Lab

Good Life Lab CoverWe have been born into a world that is fast changing. Never have so many men and women lived upon the earth. Never have men and women taken so much from the earth. The planet is groaning under the strain of our demands. Glaciers are melting, rivers turning toxic, rubbish heaping up, species vanishing—all that we may keep up a way of life that gives us happiness. But are we really happy?

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