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Inayatiyya North America Kinship Circle – Quarterly edition: March 26, 2021

The web of life on Earth in which we are profoundly interwoven, and which provides us innumerable gifts, is being critically impacted by human activity. The programs in this quarterly series explore a variety of aspects of both the spiritual and practical dimensions of this reality. These sessions are facilitated by Shams Kairys, an Inayatiyya leader forContinue reading “Inayatiyya North America Kinship Circle – Quarterly edition: March 26, 2021”

Inviting Spiritual Conversations: enlivening the “horizontal dimension”

by Wali Via In 2016 I initiated a new activity in our community simply titled “Spiritual Conversations”.  My motivation was three-fold, all closely related. I felt there was tremendous wisdom within the membership of the community that was not being given adequate opportunity to be heard. The typical format for our varied Sufi offerings wasContinue reading “Inviting Spiritual Conversations: enlivening the “horizontal dimension””

The Interfaith Cooperation Central of Central Virginia (ICCCV) – A “Kinship Circle”

by Zakir-Amin Povich I’m pleased to share an experience that was close to my heart for several years: a functioning Kinship Circle, a porous group of people from different faith and spiritual expressions engaging in heartfelt conversation. This grew out of monthly “Interfaith Pray for Peace” gatherings of song, prayer and meditation, that began inContinue reading “The Interfaith Cooperation Central of Central Virginia (ICCCV) – A “Kinship Circle””

Write a Letter – Change a Life

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10—the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national orContinue reading “Write a Letter – Change a Life”

Responding to the Global Ecological Crisis – The Call of the Sacred: Healing our Relationship with the Earth

“Humankind is far removed from nature both within and without, and has become an exile from the ideal state of life.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan “If one only knew what intelligence, what emotion, what beauty lies beneath the spectacular display of life on the planet, one would realize how much is gained by discovering andContinue reading “Responding to the Global Ecological Crisis – The Call of the Sacred: Healing our Relationship with the Earth”

Harmonizing Relationships Class

Harmonizing Relationships Class Seattle, WA Nurah Grace Uding The Seattle Inayatiyya community hosts a monthly gathering focused on the Inayatiyya’s prayers that Hazrat Inayat Khan brought to us. The Confraternity of Prayer is a pledge to say a certain set of prayers every day. The prayers are on the website of the national Inayatiyya (https://inayatiorder.org/teachings/prayers/).Continue reading “Harmonizing Relationships Class”


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