Vilayat Inayat Khan

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Vilayat Inayat Khan 1996

Vilayat Inayat Khan (Urdu: ولايت عنایت خان‎) (born on June 19, 1916, in London, England, - June 17, 2004) was a teacher of meditation and of the traditions of the East Indian Chishti Order of Sufism. His teaching derived from the tradition of his father, combined with western culture. He taught in the tradition of Universal Sufism, which views all religions as rays of light from the same sun.

In 1975 he founded the Abode of the Message, which serves as the central residential community of the Sufi Order International, a conference and retreat center, and a center of esoteric study.[1]

His parents met at the New York City ashram of American yogi Pierre Bernard, his mother's half-brother; he was also related to Pierre Bernard's nephew, Theos Bernard, an American scholar and practitioner of Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism.[relevant? ][2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1974). Toward the One. New York: Harper and Row. ISBN 978-0-06-090352-7. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1978). The Message in Our Time: The Life and Teaching of the Sufi Master, Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan. San Francisco: Harper and Row. ISBN 978-0-06-064237-2. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1978). "Front matter: Forward". In Khan, Hazrat Inayat. The Complete Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. New Lebanon, NY: Sufi Order Publications. ISBN 978-0-930872-02-1. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1981). The Call of the Dervish. Santa Fe, NM: Sufi Order Publications. ISBN 978-0-930872-26-7. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1982). Introducing Spirituality Into Counseling and Therapy. Santa Fe, NM: Omega Press. ISBN 978-0-930872-30-4. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1994). That Which Transpires Behind That Which Appears. NY: Omega Publications. ISBN 978-0-930872-49-6. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (1999). Awakening: A Sufi Experience. New York, NY: J.P. Tarcher/Putnam. ISBN 978-1-58542-038-4. 
  • Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat (2003). In Search of the Hidden Treasure: A Conference of Sufis. New York: J.P. Tarcher/Putnam. ISBN 978-1-58542-180-0. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sutton, Robert P. (2005). Modern American Communes: A Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwod Press. pp. 3-4. ISBN 978-0-313-32181-8.
  2. ^ Columbia University Health Sciences Library: Archives & Special Collections. This is a link to a .doc file, but you can also see it as html at the Wayback Machine (archived April 3, 2005). See the content of "Box 20" and "Box 21".