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WHO WE ARE
We are a group of people that meet to share the teachings and practices of the Indian musician and mystic, Inayat Khan. This includes meditation, chanting, breathing, concentrations and readings.
There is a mix of new and experienced participants who meet in friendship with the shared aim of becoming living examples of Love, Harmony and Beauty. Although all religions are respected, this is a spiritual group, not a religious one.
Fazalunissa Carole Harmon and Jelaluddin Gary Sill both guide the centre activities.
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.
Everyone is welcome.
INQUIRIES & MESSAGES
The Vancouver Sufi Community
is committed to the ideals of Spiritual Liberty as expressed in the Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
"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."
"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".