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 – 2019

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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: October 4 – 7, 2019

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kiran flowerSUFISM AND THE ART OF LOVING
A Series of Ten Saturday Evening Gatherings
with Kiran Rana and Jeanne Rana
Berkeley, California
March 30 – December 8, 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

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nautilusTHE NONDUAL HEART OF SUFISM
An experiential weekend workshop
with Pir Elias
Soefi-Huis, Haarlem, Netherlands
October 19 – 20, 2019

 

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nautilusENTERING into SILENCE
A Sufi Walking Retreat in the Moroccan Desert
with Karim Noverraz and Elmer Koole
February 23 - March 3, 2020

 

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nautilusBEING MORTAL
The Grace of Living, Aging, and Dying
A Four-Day Retreat with Pir Elias Amidon
Aldermarsh Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, Washington
April 23 - 26, 2020

 

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nautilusBEING MORTAL
The Grace of Living, Aging, and Dying
A Five-Day Retreat with Pir Elias Amidon
Poulstone Court Retreat Center, Herefordshire, UK
May 23 - 27, 2020