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.

The Gathas

with Rahmana Santorelli

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (North America)

Jan. 10th through June 26th, 2024

“There is One Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality, and in which resides all perfection.” -- the Tenth Sufi Thought

We are about to begin a new series in the Gatha papers by Murshid titled Suluk, Morals. The first two sets of papers in this series look closely at The Development of the Personality and deal directly with the nafs. Murshid discusses what the ego is, the effect it has on one’s self and others, and how we can tame and train it in order that the covering over the inner light may be revealed. ... Show more about this class

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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

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