Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Pir Zia PirsPir Zia Inayat-Khan, PhD, is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the tradition of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his BA in Persian Literature from the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and his MA and PhD in Religion from Duke University. He received his spiritual training from his father, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, whom he succeeded in 2004 as worldwide president of the
Sufi Order International www.sufiorder.org. In the same year he founded Suluk Academy www.sulukacademy.org, a school of contemplative studies with branches in the U.S. and Europe. Four years later he founded Seven Pillars House of Wisdom www.sevenpillarshouse.org, as a forum for interfaith and interdisciplinary collaboration. Pir Zia is editor of A Pearl in Wine: Essays in the Life, Music and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan (2001) and Caravan of Souls: An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan (2013), and author of Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest (2012). He is a Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, Advisor to the Contemplative Alliance, and recipient of the U Thant Peace Award. With Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan he jointly leads the Knighthood of Purity of the Hazrati Order www.knighthoodofpurity.org. He lives with his wife and two children in rural upstate New York. More information on Pir Zia’s work can be found at www.pirzia.org.


Spirituality & Creative Process

August 3 to August 5 , 2018 at Bastyr University Seattle WA Unlock your Power through Joyous Discovery Creativity is a powerful spiritual tool that can liberate love and empathy in ways we have never previously known. Spiritual practice is an effective creative tool that can open space within our beings and lives for astonishing […] Read More

Healing for the World

            In this event Pir Zia Inayat Khan and Sufi Healing Order teachers addressed the important current themes in our lives. The world is struggling right now. Our faith is being tested. There is an impulse to get out and do something, to help bring into being another step in […] Read More

UN International Day of Peace Thursday Sept 21

Theme for 2017: ‘Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All http://www.un.org/en/events/ peaceday/ Using an Invocation Every 15 minutes One suggestion is to participate in a worldwide Invocation Vigil. You are asked to choose a time for meditation (a minimum of 15 minutes). During the selected time please use an invocation of your choice […] Read More

Register for upcoming Retreat in Richmond with Pir Zia and Devi

Register for the Retreat here:https://www.eventbrite. com/e/sho-leadership-and-shifayats-2017-retreat-tickets-36434908793 Location: Roslyn Retreat Center                     8727 River Rd                     Richmond, VA 23229 All information is on the eventbrite site:  Hope to see you there  Love, Devi Read More

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