Dear Companions on the Path,
A blessed Urs to you!
I am happy to let you know that I have finished my book on Pirzadi-Shahida Noor’s literary legacy. It’s been fascinating to spend the last several months poring over Noor’s writings and roving the trails of her many-splendored mind. I hope my book will serve as a helpful guide for those who are drawn to explore that “land of dreams.” The title is Dream Flowers: The Numinous Universe of Noor Inayat Khan. Now, let us see about bringing it out.
As I write, the fourth session of the Naubahar Suluk class has just ended here in Richmond. Our subject was contemplation. Shaykh Gisu Daraz defines contemplation as mounting a camel and riding toward the Friend. The camel, of course, is the mind.
All is well here at the Astana. At our last Gatha class we welcomed esteemed Sufi author Dr. Ahmad Javid, who offered words of wisdom to our circle. Next Sunday’s class will be the last of the season as summer travels soon begin.
Shortly, I’ll be off to Portland for Season of the Rose. I look forward to seeing many of you there.
On this, the fifteenth anniversary of his passage into the Invisible, I close with this precept of my father’s: “If you dedicate yourself to service, the doors will open.”
May the door of your life’s purpose be wide open, and may we all render the service that is ours to give.
15th Urs Celebration of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Monday, 17th June 2019 at Dargah Sharif Sufi Inayat Khan and Dargah Sharif Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, 129 Basti Hzt. Nizamuddin, New Delhi 110013
You are cordially Invited to the 15th Urs Celebration of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Sajjada Nashin of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and Founder of the Hope Project.
- 8:30 am: Fateha and blessing of the Chader at Dargha Sharif Hazrat Inayat Khan, Procession to Dargah Sharif Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Prayers and Offerings
- Followed by refreshment and exchanges with Community of the Hope Project, at the Noor Inayat Khan Library
- 10:00 am: Distribution of Langar at the Hope Project
Suluk Naubahar Sama’
The Astana, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June 2019
Music of the Spheres: Gamaka Commentaries, Vadan
“I have not come to teach you what you know not, I have come to deepen in you that wisdom which is already yours.”
The sun, the moon, and the stars inhabit you. A worshipful angel stands hidden within your frame, and a visionary djinn. Animals and plants are entwined in your limbs. Earth is your flesh, water your blood, fire your heat, and air your breath. The Most High pervades you as scent pervades a flower. Continued
Pir Zia’s Summer & Fall Calendar 2019
Season of the Rose: Essentials of the Sufi Path
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
26 June – 1 July 2019
Alone with the Alone: A Silent Retreat w/ Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
The Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York
Labor Day Weekend, 30 August – 2 September 2019
Sufi Summer School
12-18 July 2019
Zenith Institute Summer Camp
22 July – 17 August 2019
Pir Zia Seminar in The Netherlands
Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
23-25 August 2019
Pir Zia Seminar in Paris
22-24 November 2019
For a worldwide calendar featuring many Inayati Order teachers and programs, please visit our Inayati Worldwide Programs Calendar.