The Sufi Path of Immortality
The Sufi Path of Immortality
Dying Before Death & Living in God w/ Pir Zia Inayat Khan
London Sufi Centre, United Kingdom & Via Zoom
16th – 17th September 2023
Our physical existence is a transitory interval between the preexistence of the soul and the looming hereafter. For a person of foresight, it is never too soon to step into the worlds that lie beyond. These invisible worlds are the hidden dimensions of what is already before us here and now. Each step takes the soul further on the path of awakening and closer to the Eternal Beloved.
Though the soul is the essence of our consciousness, its life has been long forgotten in a world preoccupied with what is quantifiable. To each aspect of our being – the soul, the mind, and the body – something is due. We are whole only when the soul, mind, and body are present to each other and to the Great Soul, the Great Mind, and the Great Body of which we are a part. Before long the physical body will return to its elements. But the life of the mind and soul will continue. What will have mattered when we are on the point of leaving the physical world? What is our work here, and what remains yet on the horizon?
Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Sufi scholar and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan, guides us in spiritual discourse (suhbat), contemplation (muraqaba), meditation (mushahada), and ritual remembrance (zikr). Together we explore the core Sufi teaching of initiatic death and renewal, resituating ourselves within a vast process of the endless disclosure of the One.
The Sufi Path of Immortality will be held at the London Sufi Centre, the Inayatiyya’s national headquarters at Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London, England W2 6NE. The London Sufi Centre is easily accessible by car, bus, and the Tube. Here is a listing of local lodging.
You may also participate online via Zoom. We invite all global friends to join us.
Pricing for the two-day seminar is £190 (+ £10 admin fee) for general attendance at the London Sufi Centre, and £240 (+ £10 admin fee) online via Zoom. There will be some concessions available for students and those on a limited income. Advance registration is required for in-person attendance due to limited space. Registration will soon be available through the Inayatiyya United Kingdom.
Saturday & Sunday, 16-17 September
All times are British Summer Time (BST) for London, England. Please see timeanddate.com for times in your region.
09:00 to 09:30 Doors Open
09:30 to 10:45 Pir Zia Session
10:45 to 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 to 12:30 Pir Zia Session
12:30 to 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 to 15:45 Pir Zia Session
15:45 to 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 to 17:30 Pir Zia Session
Immortality: A Traveler’s Guide by Pir Zia Inayat Khan (Suluk Press 2023)
Caravan of Souls: An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan compiled and edited by Pir Zia Inayat Khan (Suluk Press, 2nd Edition 2023)
Pir Zia Inayat Khan, PhD, is a scholar of religion and teacher of Sufism in the universalist Sufi lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is president of the Inayatiyya and founder of Sulūk Academy, a school of Sufi contemplative study and practice.
He is author of Immortality: A Traveler’s Guide; Dream Flowers: The Collected Works of Noor Inayat Khan with a Critical Commentary by Pir Zia Inayat Khan; Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions; and Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest. He is editor of Caravan of Souls: An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan and A Pearl in Wine: Essays in the Life, Music and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
Pir Zia divides his time between Richmond, Virginia and Suresnes, France. inayatiyya.org