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 – 2018

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happy girl jumping2SUFISM AND THE ART OF LIVING
A series of six talks, conversations and creative play experiences
with Murshid Kiran Rana and guest teachers and artists
Rudramandir, Berkeley, CA
July through December, 2018
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sand dunes footprints smallTHE OPEN PATH: Recognizing Nondual Awareness
Six-Month Training in Nondual Realization with Pir Elias
Still Meadow Retreat Center
Damascus, Oregon, USA
Seminar I: March 14 – 17, 2019
Seminar II: September 27 –30, 2019

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flowers closeupDOING THE BEAUTIFUL
A 2-Day Workshop
with Pir Elias and Murshid Kiran Rana
Berkeley, California
February 8 – 9, 2019

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sand dunes footprints smallTHE OPEN PATH: Recognizing Nondual Awareness
A six-month non-residential training in recognizing nondual awareness
with Pir Elias
Engineer’s House, Bristol, UK
Seminar I: May 2-5, 2019
Seminar II: October 9-12, 2019
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sun green trees smallLOVE AND NONDUALITY
Practices of the Awakened Heart with Pir Elias
An Advanced Open Path Retreat
Himmelreich Retreat Center, Lindau, Germany
May 8 – 14, 2019

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000 waterfallCONTINUOUS REALIZATION
A Two-Day Workshop with Pir Elias and Murshid Kiran Rana
Berkeley, CA
June 21 – 22, 2019

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questWILDERNESS VISION QUEST
A Nine-Day Experience of Transformation
with Murshid Elmer Koole and Chris Covey
Canyonlands, Utah, USA
September 20 – 28, 2019


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forest lightLOVE AND NONDUALITY
Practices of the Awakened Heart
An Advanced Open Path Retreat with Pir Elias
Buckland Hall, Brecon, Wales, UK
October 13 –18, 2019