“Sufism is not a religion or a philosophy, it is neither deism nor atheism, nor is it a moral,
nor a special kind of mysticism, being free from the usual religious sectarianism. If ever it
could be called a religion, it would only be as a religion of love, harmony, and beauty.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan.
We meet weekly to meditate on a Tuesday evening from 7:30pm until 9pm at
The Owl Barn, Wandering William, Foldgate Lane, Ludlow, Shropshire.
All are most welcome.
‘The heart is the wellspring of our deepest motivations, a container for love. The goal of Sufism is to develop the capacity of the heart—the capacity to hold all the complexities of
life in a matrix of love—and to discover the divinity inherent in all of creation. Sufism is not a religion in the sense of being a system of beliefs, separable from other religions, but a school of experience focused upon the cultivation of the heart and the deepening of awareness through the practice of prayer, meditation and spiritual enquiry. While there are many Sufi schools and lineages, the Sufi Order UK, as part of the Inayati Order, is universalist in the acceptance of all people and paths leading to the unfoldment of the light and power latent in the human being.’
I, the fiery life of divine essence, am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows. I gleam in the waters. I burn in the sun, moon, and stars. With every breeze, as with invisible life that contains everything, I awaken everything to life. I am the breeze that nurtures all things green. I encourage blossoms to flourish with ripening fruits. I am the rain coming from the dew that causes the grasses to laugh with the joy of life.
Hildegard of Bingen