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


000 waterfallContinuous Realization
Advanced Six-Month Retreat with Pir Elias
Buckland Hall
Wales, UK
Seminar dates: April 15 - 18 and October 7-10, 2018


000 tree roadOpen Path Training
Six-Month Training in Nondual Realization with Pir Elias
Himmelreich Retreat Center
Lindau, Germany
Seminar dates: April 26 - 29 and October 18-21, 2018


nada sunset10-Day Intensive Open Path Retreat
with Pir Elias
Nada Hermitage
Crestone, Colorado USA
May 10 - 21, 2018


ocean sun 27The Ocean of Kindness
Five-day non-residential retreat
with Omar & Suzanne Inayat-Khan and Elmer Koole
Universel Murad Hasil, Katwijk, The Netherlands
June 20 - 24, 2018