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

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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!

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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

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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

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rosacebetter-homeSome Hint of Emptiness
Exploring our relationship with emtiness
The Hague/Den Haag, Netherlands
Omar and Suzanne Inayat Khan, Elmer Koole
November 27 - 28, 2015

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sunset smallA Joyous Cosmology
3-day Advanced Open Path Retreat
Whidbey Island, Washington
January 22 - 24, 2016

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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

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sunset smallA Joyous Cosmology
4-day Advanced Open Path Retreat
Croydon Hall, Somerset, United Kingdom
March 17 - 20, 2016

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nada sunsetOpen Path Intensive Retreat
(Full; waiting list only)
Two-week intensive retreat
Nada Hermitage, Crestone, Colorado
May 5 - 19, 2016

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sunset smallA Joyous Cosmology
4-day Advanced Open Path Retreat
Himmelreich Retreat Center, Lindau, Germany
June 30 - July 3, 2016