Sufi Scholar Pir Zia Inayat-Khan to Visit Naropa

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Two Opportunities to see Pir Zia Inayat-Khan at Naropa 

PIR ZIA INAYAT-KHAN, known affectionately as Sarafil Bawa, is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his B.A. (Hons) in Persian Literature from the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. Pir Zia is president of the Inayati Order and founder of Suluk Academy, a school of contemplative study with branches in the United States and Europe. He lives with his wife and two children in rural upstate New York.

Friday, April 15 // 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Sufis and Buddhists have often found themselves fellow travelers. In this evening talk, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will explore the historical intersections and points of philosophical congruence between these two great traditions.

In Tune with the Infinite—In Rhythm with the Finite 

Saturday & Sunday April 16-17 // 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

The inner path opens a way by which the human self may journey, within itself, to reach the Self of all selves. The journey begins in nostalgia, progresses in love, ascends to union, and culminates in luminous paradox. All along the way, the sacred task is service and remembrance.

Through conscious breath, invocation, prayer, and meditation, we will re-center in the heart as a means of knowing, glorifying, and serving the Infinite Life.


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