These breathing practices were given by Hazrat Inayat Khan to purify our breath. In doing this we can also understand that we are purifying the atmosphere around us. This is important during this time that the coronavirus is carried in the air. The air is shared by every being on this planet that … [Read more...] about Developing Your Breath Practice
Breathing in different patterns can purify your breath. I will give instructions for these basic breath patterns here. In a later post I will describe more of the details. These breathing practices can purify the air and atmosphere around and within you, so they are very helpful in bringing balance … [Read more...] about Breath Practices for Purifying Your Breath
Recently, I learned that Pope Francis declared (in a 2016 decree) that Mary Magdalene will be honored by having her own major feast day, June 22. In doing this, he acknowledges the woman who in the New Testament is the first to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus. For centuries only the male … [Read more...] about The God Ideal
The desire of all nations and in principle free,A child, but wide-awake, blessed America be.Thy heart is open to all, to friend and foe alike;A high note of brotherhood, indeed, thou dost strike.Thou hast inherited the sense of nations all,And thou bestowest the same on those who on thee call.Ideal … [Read more...] about “My Greetings to America” from Hazrat Inayat Khan
El Fadl goes on to say that there is much beauty in the traditional methodologies of Islamic knowledge, but that they must be reinvigorated now towards an unrelenting exploration of this core value - beauty. (p. xviii) At the core of morality we find beauty. The core and center of Islam, he says, … [Read more...] about Conference of the Books: 2
If you are looking here because you read the post on Facebook, you know that I have come across this thoughtful, reflective collections of essays on "Beauty in Islam". He imagines that the books of Muslim scholars and mystics create an atmosphere in the night, in which their voices come alive in his … [Read more...] about “The Conference of Books”
Mysticism is not a faith or belief or principle or dogma. It is not an idea or a code of behavior. It is not a concept that we can point out or define. This makes it difficult to talk about. So we will look at some of the things that a mystic does. A mystic looks at reasons differently from many … [Read more...] about Who is a mystic?
I have just returned from the International Headquarters meetings and the Summer School in Katwijk, Netherlands, where Sufis from many countries gather, to work together in the spreading of the Sufi Message throughout the world. It was a dynamic and difficult time, as we try to work through our … [Read more...] about Deepening our Attunement to the Message