“The realization that the whole life must be “give and take” is the realization of the spiritual truth and the fact of true democracy; not until this spirit is formed in the individual can the whole world be elevated to the higher grade.”
Bowl of Saki, May 21 —Hazrat Inayat Khan
Life in the word today is challenging. How do we find our way through it all? There are ways to integrate spiritual principles in our everyday life and esoteric practices can help us cope with life’s challenges. The Sufi Order of Rochester is a warm, friendly and supportive community dedicated to the unfoldment of each human being and welcomes all, regardless of labels and distinctions!
On the spiritual path of awakening, we travel together as a group of friends. Our emphasis is on universal spirituality, respecting all religions and paths without dogma or compulsion. The Invocation below articulates the goals and values of this path. The teachings are grounded in a historical lineage and continue in the present with a focus on the needs and demands of modern life. We are open to all seekers wishing to explore the purpose of life, regardless of religion, including those with no specific affiliation. One may be Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Muslim or Nature lover, and resonate deeply with the practical teachings of Sufism. There are many paths to Truth and the Sufi Order offers five Activities that respond to particular interests and attunements. Please explore our site for more information about the history of the Sufi Order and our activities and services. We welcome your interest and participation. Join us on our Facebook page, Sufi Order of Rochester.
Toward the One,
The perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty,
The Only Being,
United with all the Illuminated Souls,
Who form the embodiment of the Master,
The Spirit of Guidance.
The Center for Sufi Studies at 494 East Avenue is located in the Carriage House behind the AAUW mansion (Carriage House is 492). We have made this place our true home, dedicated to sharing the Message of Love, Harmony and Beauty. If you are interested in participating, please contact us. Unless otherwise noted, all activities are held at our Center.
Visit the Spiritual Guidance page to learn more about our community leaders.