The Open Path is a non-sectarian approach to spiritual realization offered by
the Sufi Way — a lineage of universal Sufism first introduced in the West in 1910 by the Indian mystic Inayat Khan.

Open Path trainings and retreats are held frequently in Europe and the United States. These programs are dedicated to the direct experience of our natural state — a state known as pure awareness, selflessness, nonduality, oneness, and by many other names. The Open Path is a process of natural enlightenment that belongs to everyone.

While the Open Path is inspired by the Sufi tradition, it is not limited to any doctrine or spiritual style, and you don't have to "be a Sufi" to participate in Open Path programs. Rather, the Open Path is by its very nature open, emphasizing both direct experience and inclusivity of view and method.

In addition to Open Path programs, the Sufi Way offers a wide range of other programs, retreats, and individual guidance in Europe and North America, and community practice and activities through local centers.

Sufi Way teachings and practices draw from all traditions in a spirit of respect and creativity. Our heritage is both a classical Sufi lineage and an approach that is current and universal.

For more about the Sufi Way, click here.
For more about the Open Path, click here.

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Upcoming Programs

wild grass 2Living Sufism
The 2015-16 Living Sufism teleconference series will begin in early October, 2015. Notification of the 2015-16 schedule will be sent to everyone on our mailing list — sign up on this page if you haven’t done so already!


forest road2016 9-Month Open Path Training – Austria
An in-depth training to introduce you to the
direct experience of pure awareness
Starting March 2016


sufi buildingThe Way of the Message
A Summer Gathering of the Sufi Way/Open Path at the
Universel Sufi Temple, Holland
August 18–22, 2015


candles 3Celebrants Training
A training for Sufi Way initiates in creating and
facilitating rituals, worships, and celebrations
Universel Sufi Temple, Holland.
August 23-24, 2015


QuestSolo Wilderness Quest
A nine-day rite-of-passage in the
canyonlands of Utah
Elias Amidon and Rabia Elizabeth Roberts
September 25-October 4, 2015


tree2 LRComing of Age
A retreat on embracing our aging and mortality
Nada Hermitage, Crestone, Colorado
Elias Amidon and Rabia Elizabeth Roberts
November 12-19, 2015