Celebrants Training


hands touchingSufi Celebrants Training
Led by Pir Elias and Murshid Sharif
Starting June 2017 

Following the successful training of Sufi Way Celebrants in 2015-2016, enabling a number of people from various countries to conduct weddings, funerals, child blessings and other rituals, Elias and Sharif will be leading a second training in 2017-2018.

The Training consists of:

1.  The foundation workshop which will be held at Barrow Castle, Bath UK on June 23rd evening to lunch-time on the 25th, which will cover the core principles and approaches and practice in creating and conducting rituals and ceremonies.

2.   Nine months’ action learning phase when participants will be asked to:

a. Attend five different types of religious ceremonies with an open heart
    and full participation.
b. Be a celebrant for a ritual or rite of passage with supervision and support.
c. Read and contribute to the Sufi Way resources for different ceremonies.

3.   An integration workshop at Barrow Castle, Bath UK in 2018, where those who are ready, and who are Sufi Way mureeds, will also be initiated as Sufi Way Celebrants.

4.   Trainees will also receive a copy of the new Celebrants workbook.

We will be joined by some of the participants of the first training, some of whom who are still completing their training.

The programme is open to all those who are either Open Path Graduates or Sufi Way mureeds, or mureeds of other Inayati orders.

The cost of the complete Training is £250. Residential accommodation will be charged separately either at Barrow Castle or a local recommended Bed and Breakfast, or staying with local mureeds.

To enrol or request further information please send a letter, stating your interest and background to Sharif Peter Hawkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..