The Edmonton Sufi Centre is guided by David Murray and meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at David's office. The meetings start at 7:30 and are usually attended by up to 6 people. We start with friendly conversation followed by practices such as the Purification Breaths and a wasifa using the compositions of Hidayat Inayat Khan. The evening ends with the Singing Zikar.
9616, 82nd Avenue
between 7:15PM and 7:30PM
the Edmonton Sufi Centre Space
David also hosts the monthly Dances of Universal Peace that are led by Khabira Auni Amini. Please see the poster below.
Occasionally David works with individuals, as requested, on the advancement of various practices, such as Pranayama.
The Sufi Studies evenings will continue through the fall. Generally they will be held on Tuesday evenings, except the third week of the month, when the Dances of Universal Peace are also held at David's office on the Thursday evening.
Schedule for September and October:
Tuesday, September 26
Tuesday, October 03
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, October 31
The Dances of Universal Peace, led by Khabira, will be held on Thursday, October 19.
The central theme of the Sufi's life is the freedom of the soul. As the great Persian Sufi poet Rumi says, 'The soul on earth is in a prison, and it remains there as long as it lives on earth'. Man may or may not realize it, but there is a deep yearning in every soul to rise above this imprisonment, to escape from this captivity; and the answer to this yearning is spiritual attainment.
Hazrat Inayat Khan Vol. 8a, Sufi Teachings, History of the Sufis