"A mystic calls life motion. It is constant motion in every aspect, both fine and gross, and in all its planes. Where there is motion there must be change and diversity".
Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
The Winter session of eight weekly meetings will begin for on Wednesday, January 31.
The meetings will end on Wednesday, March 21.
Fazalunissa and Jelaluddin
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Join with like-minded and warm hearted participants in this summer retreat.
There is no need to be a Vancouver Sufi Centre member or have had any previous experience to attend our events. We only ask that, if you are interested in joining us for classes, workshops or retreats, that you please send us an email about your interest using the inquiries form below. Everyone is welcome.
Tell Us If You Are Coming!
If you are coming to a meeting, please let us know by sending us an email.
This is very helpful and most appreciated.
Weekly Sufi meetings start at 7:15PM and end at 9:15PM.
The evenings are a mix of practices, readings, discussion and usually close with a Wazifa (chant).
We have some mats and cushions for the chanting but do bring your own if you prefer. It is also fine to sit in a chair if floor sitting is not possible.
Unfortunately, children cannot be accommodated.
INQUIRIES & MESSAGES
WHO WE ARE
We are a small group that meets to share the teachings and practices of the great Indian musician and mystic, Hazrat Inayat Khan. This includes meditation, chanting, breathing, concentrations and readings.
"According to the sacred history which the Sufis have inherited from one another, it is clear that Sufism has never been owned by any race or religion, for differences and distinctions are the very delusions from which Sufis purify themselves. It might appear that Sufism must have been formed of the different elements of various religions which are prominent today, but it is not so, for Sufism itself is the essence of all the religions...".
...the founder of the Sufi Movement, was born in Baroda, India on July 5, 1882. He was a famous musician when he left India with his cousin and brother in 1910, travelling in the West to bring to the world the harmony of the music of India and the Sufi Message of spiritual liberty.
Inayat Khan traveled widely in America and Europe from 1910 until 1920, when he set up a residence in France and focused on summer schools, classes and lectures. In this uniquely western form of Sufism, there are no barriers of race, creed or religion, it is not a religion, but rather a way of life that enhances and fulfills every religion. As Inayat Khan said, "The Sufi sees the truth in every religion."
the Vancouver Sufi Centre Meeting Room
The Sufi Movement in Vancouver is committed to the ideals of Spiritual Liberty as expressed in the Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan.