The Inayatiyya of Greater Boston are a collaborative of teaching centers of the Inayatiyya in the south eastern New England area. The Inayatiyya is an interfaith organization supporting the path to self realization of its members, and the spreading of love, harmony, and beauty to humanity as a whole.
- New classes for 2023!
New Year's Eve Universal Worship
As the sun sets on the passing year
Saturday, Dec. 31st, 2022 4:00 - 5:30 PM, EST
Possible Sharing until 6 PM
(please join at 3:45)
Service includes readings from the world’s religions. Near the conclusion of the Universal Worship service, you will have an opportunity to share your own short reading, poem, or reflection about the passing and incoming years.
The service will be led by Sally Azimat Schreiber-Cohn and Qalbi Melissa Tucker, ministers in the Universal Worship, an inter-religious activity of the Inayatiyya, a global organization dedicated to the Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
RSVP by Dec. 28th For Zoom Link
Email: Sally A. Schreiber-Cohn omasea35#comcastn.
Information:. Sally Azimat 781-631-7594 or 781-990-3776
Practices Inspired by the 10 Sufi Thoughts
with Yaqin Aubert and Naima Brown
Sessions: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET (New York), Oct. 10th – Dec. 12th, 2023
"There are ten principal Sufi thoughts, which comprise all the important subjects with which the inner life of humanity is concerned." - Hazrat Inayat Khan
"All who have realized the secret of life understand that life is one, but that it exists in two aspects. First as immortal, all pervading and silent; and secondly as mortal, active and manifest in variety." - Hazrat Inayat KhanPir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan described the basic principles and perspectives of the Sufi Mystic in the Sufi Message Volume 1 as the 10 Sufi Thoughts. Each thought is like an open door leading to more profound understandings. We will contemplate these beautiful and meaningful thoughts and search deeper through the practices of Breath, Wazaif, Zikr, Visualizing, Listening and Sensing.
All are welcome! Ashiqs, Murids, experienced and new travelers on the path ...... Show more about this class, registration info
Advance registration is required to access the zoom link. A donation is requested when registering. The donation minimum is $5 plus registration fees.
If you have questions about the content of the course, registration, or other details please email inayatiorder.
Yaqin Aubert is the North American Vice President of the Inayati Order, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan. He was initiated by Pir Vilayat and studies extensively with Pir Zia. Yaqin is a senior teacher in the Inner School of the Inayatiyya. He has been both a mentor and teacher in the Suluk Academy, in which he taught Contemplation. Yaqin is a Siraj in the Universal Worship. He guides individual and small group retreats in North America. He is a founding member of the Abode retreat and conference center in upstate New York. Yaqin explores the wisdom hidden in storytelling.
Naima Khabira Brown teaches numerous classes on the mystical practices and timeless themes of the Inner School including the international program on The Divine Names. She served as Vice President of the Inner School where among other responsibilities she directed and developed the new leaders training program of which she continues advise and mentor. She is a member of the Esoteric Training Committee and offers Leaders Training Modules for the Inner School as well as serving as a Retreat Guide. She is a founding mentor for Suluk Academy and has participated in many supportive roles since its inception in 2003. She is a center leader and teacher for the Inayatiyya of the Greater Boston Area.
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Gathas, First Steps on the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan
with Rahmana Santorelli
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning on April 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (North America)
A number of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s inspirational talks have been compiled into a series called the Gathas which are intended for all seekers on the path of the Inayatiyya. These invaluable lectures reflect Murshid’s spiritual wisdom on numerous topics which are applicable to the transformation of the personality, and lead us toward living a life of greater harmony. The papers will be read aloud so participants can contemplate the message inherent in them. Practices will be offered allowing for each person to discover their own inner attunement and desire to manifest these teachings in their life. ... Show more about this class
Contact Rahmana Santorelli|rrsantorelli#gmail with your interest to attend, and for the link to class.
Rahmana Santorelli serves as a healing conductor, guide, representative, and center leader of the Inayatiyya of the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. She is a long-time murid, a graduate of the Suluk Naubahar class and participant in Suluk Divine Art. She looks forward to sharing Murshid’s teachings with others and embarking on a journey that helps us navigate through this precious life.
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with Aqil Brown
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 7 - 8 PM Eastern Time (North America)
Aug. 30th, Sep. 20th, Oct. 4th, 18th, Nov. 1st, 15th.
The Githa papers are a course of study given by Hazrat Inayat Khan for the murid who is ready to prepare for the realization of the soul. The murid, having awakened, now journeys into that vision of a new world of spirit. The task before the murid is to develop an intuitive and natural awareness of the expansive levels on which the soul experiences life. The mind and emotions are attuned to allow the finer vibrations to be felt. The cause and effect of impressions and intentions are watched. The inner and outer life are brought into harmony. One's motivation is sought out at its roots. One's purpose is found in the re-homing of the soul in this life and in preparing it for the next. ... Show more about this class
We will contemplate the words of the Githa papers in this course, supported with practices that:
- seek to nourish the soul with the waters of life, of Spirit
- give the soul repose by accepting the enfolding embrace of the One Being
- stimulate the desire of the soul to witness and illuminate beauty, exercise nobility, excellence and mercy, and glorify the harmony of heaven and its echoes on earth
- allow the pure happiness of the soul in remembering its intimacy with the One
This course is open to murids of the Inner School of the Inayatiyya who have been given the 4th or later initiations, or have the recommendation of their guide. A few years of experience with practices given by the Inner School is assumed.
Contact Aqil Brown|aqil for the zoom link.
Aqil Brown is a Representative in the Inayatiyya Inner School and one of the Inayatiyya of Greater Boston center leaders for the last few decades. Other activities of the Inayatiyya he has taken part in are Inner School Retreat Guide, Inner School leaders training advisor and mentor, Suluk Gulzar class, Ziraat Farmer and Cherag. Attending together in the moment, and the inspiration and magic that comes from that, is one of his favorite things.
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The Inayatiyya - A Sufi Path of Spiritual Liberty
The work of the Inayatiyya is founded upon the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan and his successors Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Pir Zia Inayat-Khan. Hazrat Inayat Khan brought the spiritual heritage of Sufism from India to the Western nations of Europe and the Americas, adapting it to the conditions of those cultures. His successors have continued to adapt the presentation of Sufism to ever-changing modern conditions, while strongly holding the connection to the living essence that they represent. It is not just a philosophy, but a practice of working with the self to realize all the dimensions of one's being, come to a fuller understanding and joy, and to communicate that in everyday life.
"Thus the ultimate purpose for which the soul is seeking every moment of our life, is our spiritual purpose. And you may ask how to attain to that purpose. The answer is that what you are seeking for is within yourself. Instead of looking outside, you must look within. The way to proceed to accomplish this is for some moments to suspend all your senses such as sight, hearing, smell, touch, in order to put a screen before the outside life; and by concentration and by developing that meditative quality you will sooner or later get in touch with the inner self which is more communicative, which speaks more loudly than all the noises of this world; and this gives joy, creates peace, and produces in you a self-sufficient spirit, a spirit of independence, of true liberty."
-- Hazrat Inayat Khan
More information about the Inayatiyya worldwide can be found at https://www.inayatiyya.org/