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Vilayat Inayat Khan

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Vilayat Inayat Khan (Urdu: ولايت عنایت خان‎) (June 19, 1916 – June 17, 2004) was a teacher of meditation and of the traditions of the East Indian Chishti Order of Sufism. His teaching derived from the tradition of his father, Hazrat Inayat Khan, founder of The Sufi Order in the West, combined with western culture. He taught in the tradition of Universal Sufism, which views all religions as rays of light from the same sun.

In 1975 he founded the Abode of the Message, which serves as the central residential community of the Sufi Order International, a conference and retreat center, and a center of esoteric study.[1]

His parents met at the New York City ashram of American yogi Pierre Bernard, his mother's half-brother; he was also related to Pierre Bernard's nephew, Theos Bernard, an American scholar and practitioner of Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism.[2]



  1. ^ Sutton, Robert P. (2005). Modern American Communes: A Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwod Press. pp. 3-4. ISBN 978-0-313-32181-8.
  2. ^ Columbia University Health Sciences Library: Archives & Special Collections. This is a link to a .doc file, but you can also see it as html at the Wayback Machine (archived April 3, 2005). See the content of "Box 20" and "Box 21".
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