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.

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 Khan

Pir-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 ...

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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

The Githas

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

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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