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.
Upcoming Online Programs
Living Sufism 2022
REACHING OUT~REACHING IN – Love in a Divided World
First Sundays, January through June, 2022
There are no easy answers to the divisiveness of our world, but Inspired by Pir Elias Amidon’s essay, "Beloved Community," we will explore the practicalities of unity, compassion and positive agency in this experiential program. Click here for more information.
Starting in January, 2022
Since June, 2021, the Sufi Way has been offering a weekly online program of meditation called Attunements, in which practices of the Sufi Way are shared. Click here for more information.
These monthly online sessions, held on the third Thursday of every month, are communal musical meditations unique to the Sufi Way. Click here for more information.
A Sufi Way Forum on Our Work
Openings are monthly meetings of Sufi Way initiates and Open Path graduates with Pir Elias, Murshid Kiran Rana, and selected conversants. Click here for more information.
Upcoming In-Person Programs
Where Soul and World Meet
A Four-Day Retreat with Pir Elias
New Eden Retreat Center, Netherlands – June 7-11, 2022
Himmelreich Retreat Center, Germany – June 15-19, 2022
In this experiential retreat we will welcome the realization of our amazing human-beingness, the place where our spirit-nature is revealed through our earthling-nature, or we could say, where our awakening is embodied. Click here for more information.