27 May 2020
Dear Companions on the Path,
Greetings of peace. I hope that peace is a reality for you amidst the uncertainty of the times in which we live. May our faith buoy us, fill us with loving-kindness toward all beings, and awaken us to the all-encompassing life of the One.
It has been a joy to see so many of you online. The lockdown under which we have all been living has spurred us on to become connected in new ways. From across great stretches of the Earth we have gathered for retreat, for the study of the Gathas and Volume Four, for Healing and Ziraat services, for circles of Kinship, and for Sama’.
Now the decision has been reached to move the upcoming Suluk Academy Core Course to an online format, making it available for the first time to murids around the world who have until now not been able to take part. For those murids who have not yet entered Suluk, but who feel deeply drawn to immerse themselves in Murshid’s foundational practices and teachings amongst a company of dedicated companions, I warmly encourage you.
The new connections that are being formed worldwide have given rise an initiative in which the Inayatiyya International Board (the hub of the various national boards), the Worldwide Message Council (the hub of the seven Activities), and the Astana (the base of my own work) will be increasingly collaborating to align and streamline the various parts of our movement to ensure ease, clarity, and flow in all that we do. Our movement is moving forward in form so that it can more fully open to the formless movement of spirit.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to the long-serving members of the International Board who recently stepped down: Nigel Huzur Hamilton, Zamir Roehrs, and Wahhab Sheets. Each of them has been a colossal pillar of our worldwide work, and I hope you will join me in expressing sincere appreciation for all that they have done with so much dedication. At the same time, I hope you will join me in welcoming the wonderful new trustees: Tariq Al-Olaimy, Ikram Nicolas Enjalbert, Shakira Margaret Hannah, Gulrukh Deepa Patel, and Qahira Anne Louise Wirgman.
May the Message of God reach far and wide.
And may God enfold in love and light the soul of Nuryil Wolfgang Baumann, our beloved companion on the path, now ascending through the spheres.
Music of the Spheres: Gamaka Commentaries, Nirtan
“The essence of today’s Message is balance.”
God is the First and the Last, the Outer and Inner. To find God, look where the opposites meet.
The outward beckons. Colors and fragrances allure the senses. Hands look for wood, stone, or metal to mold. Read More
As all things this year, Season of the Rose 2020 is moving to Zoom! Join us for one, two, or three days of gatherings that reunite and inspire us as we live in the unusual present, contemplate an unknown future, and reunite in shared community.
Day 1: Suluk Reunion, Day 2: Inayatiyya Leaders, Day 3: Intro to the Inayatiyya
a very special opportunity for murids worldwide
Application deadline for North America is June 1st
Application deadline for everywhere else in the world is July 15th
A Graduate Course of the Suluk Academy
November 2020 through May 2022
Applications are due by July 1, 2020
Remember that all digital programs may be found on our Inayatiyya Digital Programs Calendar.
Look for upcoming new offerings including a Weekly Attunement with Taj & Gayan on Thursdays,
a special gathering for Pir Vilayat’s Urs on June 17, a monthly Universal Worship Service,
and a two-year Retreat Guide Training Program beginning September 2020.
Details are coming together and will soon be posted!
The Zephyr is a monthly newsletter of The Inayatiyya, an interfaith mystical fellowship with branches worldwide. For more information on our activities, please visit inayatiyya.org.