OCTOBER, 2017 — MAY, 2018

The 2017-18 program, “The Alchemy of Happiness,” will begin on Sunday, October 1.
More information will be available on this page soon.


We are pleased to announce the fourth year of the warmly received Living Sufism teleconference. This year’s Living Sufism presentations will be a collective inquiry into the central theme: Practices of Awakening.

 ﷯ Elias Amidon Elias Amidon is the spiritual director (Pir) of the Sufi Way. Author of the books The Open Path – Recognizing Nondual Awareness, and Free Medicine: Meditations on Nondual Awakening, he has worked internationally for many years in the fields of peace and environmental activism. ﷯ Carol Barrow Carol fell in love with the teachings of the Sufi Way during a wilderness quest in 2004. She now facilitates and co-facilitates groups focused on creativity and the Open Path. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two dogs. ﷯ Sharif Peter Hawkins Sharif has been a student of Sufism for nearly 40 years. His many roles include author, professor, consultant, coach, and retreat guide. He teaches internationally on leadership and organizational development. ﷯ Kunderke Noverraz Kunderke Noverraz has been a passionate student and teacher of Sufism and Spiritual Psychology for most of her adult life. She has led and co-led workshops, retreats and pilgrimages and for many years enjoyed leading the meditation evenings of the Bristol Sufi Centre. ﷯ Puran Lucas Perez Puran is a writer, musician, digital creative and long-time student of Sufism. His work focuses primarily on creativity and spirituality in the evolution of Sufi traditions. He lives in New York, happily ensconced among family and friends in the luminous Hudson Valley. ﷯
Jeanne Rana Jeanne Rana has been a member of the Sufi Way for thirty years. She is a San Francisco Bay area poet and author, and collaborates with her husband, Kiran, at their Bay Dervish Sufi center in Alameda. She also is a member of Crescendo Choir at First Unitarian Church of Oakland. ﷯ Kiran Rana Born in India, Kiran is a student and teacher of Sufism who finds inspiration in all traditions, in life, in fellow human beings, and in writing poetry music and theater. He lives happily with his wife, Jeanne, in Alameda, California, where they hold a Sufi Way space offering personal guidance, mystical conversations, sufi music, poetry and zikr. ﷯ Rabia Roberts Rabia is a writer, spiritual teacher, and international citizen activist. Co-editor of the book Earth Prayers, she has worked and taught throughout the world on justice, peace, women’s rights, and environmental issues.