The Inner Life: An Online Course with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

book1-innerlifeSeptember 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2016

This special online course will initiate a multi-part series where we collectively study the Sufi Message Volumes, beginning with Volume I: The Inner Life.

Please join us for the first four classes, originally premiering Thursday nights, September 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time. These classes will be free and open to the public, viewable anytime during the month of September.

Thereafter, video will be made available for purchase in the Multimedia section of our site. The course text may be purchased here or on Amazon. For overseas, two good resources are Book Depository and Fishpond (ask to be notified if not in stock). The section on The Inner Life begins on page 77.

Part IV will be hosted on Livestream on Thursday, September 29 at 7pm EDT (free account required). A new link to each class will be posted here each week.

Here is the study guide for the class.

About the Volumes
We are pleased to introduce a new series of volumes of the works of Hazrat Inayat Khan produced by Suluk Press, which will be the subject of a series of online classes given by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan.

The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan Centennial Edition begins with Volume 1: The Inner Life, which has been authenticated and updated with new material and gender-inclusive language. Pir Zia encourages all current students of Inayat Khan’s teachings, as well as anyone who feels called to explore the inner life, to use this volume as companion material for his course, which will be open and available to all via The Inayati Order website in September 2016.

We hope you enjoy this new volume, available in paper or hard cover at

Series Schedule:
Part I: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7-8:15pm Eastern
Part II: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7-8:15pm Eastern
Part III: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7-8:15pm Eastern
Part IV: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7-8:15pm Eastern

Livestream Details:
A link for livestreaming will be available before each class, distributed via e-mail and on Here is the link to Part IV for the class on September 29. All classes will be available individually on (free account required) for a suggested donation of $10 per class, immediately available on an ongoing basis after the original livestream event.

Donations for individual classes ($10 suggested) or the series ($40 suggested) can be made here. If you plan to purchase the series after it is archived on the Inayati Order site, you do not need to donate at this time.

In-Person Attendees:
Those who wish to attend the classes in-person for a suggested donation of $10 at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY should be seated in the Meditation Hall by 6:45PM. Please arrive early to allow the livestream crew time to finish their preparations without distraction. No entry will be allowed after 6:55 pm.

Group Viewing:
Sufi Center and other groups are encouraged to gather to watch the livestream/video. If viewed in a group, donations (suggested $10 per person) are still welcome, either via the donation link above or via check made payable to the Sufi Order International – North America, PO Box 480, New Lebanon, New York 12125.

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