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Noted Sufi Teacher to Visit Georgetown

Oct 27, 2013 06:42AM

Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a rare set of public programs in Washington during the first weekend in November. On Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m., he will lead an evening of invocation and reflection on “The Sufi Path of Love.” He will also lead a seminar on “The Path of the Heart,” with Sufi teachings, meditations and practices, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., November 2 to 3.

The weekend is an opportunity to explore practices of contemporary Sufism, a modern expression of the wisdom tradition behind the much-loved poetry of Rumi and Hafiz. Inayat-Khan asks, “What would it mean to think, speak and act from the heart and soul? How would such an orientation affect our way of life, our relationships, our perceptions and emotions—and our identity itself?” He adds, “Beneath the surface of the mind are deeper faculties of feeling and knowing. To awaken this subtle physiology of spiritual perception is to behold the world with fresh vision and renewed purpose.”

The weekend also includes a Saturday evening program of joyous, participatory singing led by multiple WAMMIE-nominated recording artist Mahbood Len Seligman. The events will be held at Georgetown University in the Copley Hall Formal Lounge.  Admission is $10 for Friday evening, $225 for the weekend.

For more information, visit To register, contact Gail Wellock at [email protected] or 703-389-3456. Inayat-Khan is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International (


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