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  • Summer School 2012 in session at Murad Hassil, Katwijk, Netherlands
    Murshida Nuria and her students are making available videos during the summer school. To view the available videos, visit the summer school page at the International Sufi Movement Office of the Esoteric School USA website.

  • Federation of the Sufi Message held from April 28-May 2, 2010 in Petaluma, CA. Click http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=371843641 to view the podcast summary and listen to the recordings from the browser page. (If you have iTunes installed on your computer you can listen to and download the recordings from iTunes and subscribe to the podcast. You must have iTunes installed on your computer to subscribe to this podcast.)

  • Visalat Day Celebration 2010 (5th of February, 2010: 83rd Urs of Hazrat Inayat Khan), a video of the celebration held at the Sufi Temple in Katwijk, Holland. Click to view a 38-minute video at http://vimeo.com/11926926 with talks by Murshid Karimbaksh Witteveen and Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan.

  • Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan, Co-President and General Representative International Sufi Movement

    • Article — Murshid Hidayat wrote an article about Spiritual Liberty, which focuses on Sufism as seen from an international point of view and emphasizes the Ideal of Unity in diversity. (PDF, 180 KB)

    • Opening Speech — Murshid Hidayat gave an opening speech on Wisdom for the ISM Summer School (July, 2014 in Katwijk, Holland). (PDF, 40 KB)

    • Remembering His Mother — Pirani Amina Begum Ora Ray Inayat-Khan. Thoughts honoring his mother in 2014.

    • Book — What We Stand For. This links to the PDF version of a new book by Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan. The book includes transcriptions of talks given about various Sufi subjects (such as Spiritual Liberty), esoteric practices (such as the singing zikar), Sufi observances (such as initiation) and historical information.

    • Transcribed Speech 2013 — Download a file to read the Opening Speech (a PDF file, 40KB) given by Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan at the Leader's Retreat during Summer School 2013 in Katwijk, Holland.

    • Federation Address 2011 — Download Things To Know (a PDF file, 205KB) to read Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan's opening address to the 12th annual Federation of the Sufi Message gathering that occurred Apr 6-10, 2011 in Katwijk, Holland. (The Federation of the Sufi Message is an umbrella organization to which most organizations from the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan belong.) Although this talk is directed at leaders of the various organizations in the Federation, it can be of interest to anyone involved in Universal Sufism.

    • Message — Visit http://www.sufimovementincanada.ca/messages/hejiratDay2010.html to read Murshid Hidayat's message to the community about Hejirat Day, 2010 on September 13th. This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan's journey when he left India to bring the message of Universal Sufism to the West.

    • Book — An Introduction to the Message in Our Time. This a book, which is available for purchase online. This book is written with great clarity and it provides the essential substance the Sufi Message. It subtly highlights the universal quality of the Message for it articulates the connections between the Message of universal Sufism and Hinduism, Yoga, Zoroastrianism, and other spiritual and religious traditions. Click the Preview Book link here or on the main page linked above to read the first 15 pages.

    • Lecture — Message to the Federation Meeting, a brief address from Europe by Skype to the Federation of the Message on April 30, 2010, IONS Conference Center in Petaluma, California. This link takes you to the ISM web site where you can watch a video, listen to a recording (approximately 10 minutes) or read a transcript of the lecture.

    • Article/Lecture — The Message in Our Time, a lecture given at the Mysticism of Sound Conference, 24 October 2007 by Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan. This is available as a 3-page article extracted from the Spring, 2008 issue of Heart To Heart, the Sufi Movement In Canada newsletter. This is a downloadable PDF file (128 KB).

    • Audio — Instructions on the Breath Practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan, three .MP3 files from a teaching given in Kansas City, Missouri on January 2007. This link takes you to the Midwest regional web site. (You'll also find a PDF file giving a transcript of a recording of teaching by Hazrat Inayat Khan in 1926.)

    • Book — Spiritual Liberty, a 107-page book of Sufi teachings. This is a downloadable PDF file (848 KB) suitable for reading online or for printing.

    • Article — Art of the Personality

    • Article — About Sufism

  • Murshid Karimbaksh Witteveen, Co-President and General Representative International Sufi Movement

    • Lecture — The God Ideal and God’s Reality, a lecture given at the Federation of the Message on April 29, 2010, IONS Conference Center in Petaluma, California. This link takes you to the international web site where you can listen to a recording (approximately 35 minutes) or read a transcript of the lecture.

    • Essay — Moral Evolution, a section from Murshid's book, Universal Sufism (published in 1997 by Element Books). This link takes you to the international web site.

  • Frida Waterhouse

    • Book — Why Me?, an electronic version of her book written in 1974. This book facilitates the conscious use of spiritual practices so that one can change his or her actions and/or reactions on a daily basis.

  • Murshida Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti, National Co-Representative of the Sufi Movement International in the USA

    • Peace with All cover

      Book — Peace with All — Akbar, the First Interfaith Mogul King
      Murshida Rabia's book focuses on the Great Mogul Emperor Akbar of the 15th Century. He introduced debate crossing religious lines between Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jains, Zoroastrians and Sikhs to bring the idea of interfaith tolerance into Indian polity. He eased the socio-political tensions for non-Muslims by rescinding taxes on pilgrims who were living in Hindustan. His amazing transformation from a brutal warrior to philosopher King offers transformative hope to all beings.
      Available for purchase soon.
      ISBN: 978-0-692-37483-2

    • Lecture — Murshida Rabia presented a lecture, Servant Leadership with a Smiling Heart, at the July, 2014 Leadership meeting in Katwijk, Holland prior to the ISM Summer School. (PDF, 80 KB)

    • Speech — Centennial Urs Celebration of the Sufi Message given by Hazrat Inayat Khan (PDF, 212 KB) given February, 5, 2010

    • Interview —   In January, 2008, Murshida Rabia was interviewed by Ryan Rominger, PhD over a three-week period as part of a graduate-level class on emotions at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. When you click a link below, your default media player will open and play the selected MP3 audio file.

      • Part 1: Introduction and the first week's interview. Murshida Rabia talks about her introduction to Sufism to lead into a discussion about Sufism and emotions. (approximately 43 minutes)
      • Part 2: The second week's interview. Murshida Rabia continues her dialog with Ryan about Sufism and emotions. (approximately 35 minutes)
      • Part 3: The third week's interview. Murshida Rabia continues her dialog with Ryan about Sufism and emotions. (approximately 40 minutes)

    • Interview —   On May 14, 2007 the Marin, California radio station KWMR (http://www.kwmr.org/) broadcast an interview of Murshida Rabia by Wendy Salaam on Wendy's program Sufism: The Heart of Islam. When you click a link below, your default media player will open and play the selected audio.

      • Part 1: Introduction and the first half of the interview. Murshida Rabia talks about her introduction to Sufism and about Hazrat Inayat Kahn, his Sufi message and the Inayati orders. Murshida Rabia then discusses wisdom, Tawhid (Unity) and Sufism. (approximately 28 minutes)
      • Part 2: The second half of the interview. Murshida Rabia continues her dialog about Sufism with Wendy Salaam and discusses topics such as pluralistic religious studies, the mysticism of sound, sacred languages, sacred aspects of nature and about working with teachers and students. Murshida Rabia extends a wish for each to perform some service as 'a secret gift for the Beloved'. (approximately 27 minutes)

    • Interview —   On November 4, 2006 Murshida Rabia was interviewed on the Persian News Network (PNN) by Dr. Mehri Pirooz. Dr. Mehri Pirooz translated the presentation and discussion into Farsi during this satellite broadcast. The available streaming audio files are from the English audio portion of the televised show. When you click a link below, your default media player will open and play the selected audio.

      • Part 1: Introduction and Murshida Rabia talking about Tawhid (Unity). (approximately 16 minutes)
      • Part 2: Murshida Rabia dialogs with and answers questions from Dr. Pirooz. (approximately 30 minutes)
      • Part 3: Murshida Rabia answers questions from two callers and Dr. Pirooz closes the show. (approximately 10 minutes)

    • Article — Love: Human and Divine from Toward the One, Volume 5, Spring 2004

    • Article — Heart from Winter 1997 Caravanserai publication

  • Murshida Nuria Sabato, National Co-Representative of the Sufi Movement International in the USA

  • Murshida Rani Kathleen McLaughlin, National Co-Representative of the Sufi Movement International in the USA

    • Article — The Veil of Beauty published in Toward the One, Volume 2, Spring 2001. You can also download a PDF file of this article (269 KB).

    • Book — Murshida Rani and Hamida Verlinden have edited a book on the memoirs of Murshida Shazadi: Pages in the Life with a Sufi. You can download a PDF flyer with details about the book. Copies can be ordered by going to its page at International Sufi Movement website or by mailing a check made out for $30 ($25 for the book, $5 shipping) to The Sufi Movement in Oregon and send it to to Murshida Rani at:
      Rani Kathleen McLaughlin
      2860 SW 66th Ave
      Portland, Oregon 97225

  • Khalifah Saqi Stewart, Southern California Regional Representative for SMI - USA

    • Essay — The Five Pillars of Aikido Training. This is an updated version of her qualifying essay for the rank of Fukushidoin on the topic of Chiba Shihan’s Five Pillars of Aikido Training.

  • Khalifah Jauhara Care, Southwest Regional Representative for SMI - USA (Arizona)

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