Many of the public programs of the Sufi Way are known as the Open Path. This name signifies it is a path open to all regardless of religious beliefs, and more specifically that it is a spiritual path of openness, immediacy, and freshness, unbounded by concepts. In this sense it is not a path at all, but simply a living inclination of caring presence within the clear light of being.
Students of the Open Path do not have to become initiates of the Sufi Way to take part in Open Path trainings and retreats. As a mystical order, the Sufi Way stays in the background and facilitates the programs of the Open Path and other activities without drawing too much attention to itself. In this regard the Sufi Way is more a spirit of mystical continuity than an institutional entity.