2006 Sufi Conference
October 6 - 8, 2006

2006 Audio Recordings
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2006 Presenters

MAATA LYNN BARRON travels around the country meditating with people and speaking about her mystical experience. This experience is described in her poem "The Unknown She." Maata Lynn receives formal training in the classical tradition of Sufism from a Shaykh in India.

PIR ZIA INAYAT KHAN is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International (established by Hazrat Inayat Khan in London, 1917) and founding director of the Suluk Academy, an esoteric school located in upstate New York. His initiatory heritage integrates the sacred transmissions of the Chishti, Suhrawardi, Qadiri, and Naqshbandi lineages within a post-denominational, interspiritual trajectory. Pir Zia holds a Master's degree in Religion from Duke University.

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The Sufi Order International
The Suluk Academy
The Abode of the Message
Elixir Magazine

LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE is a Sufi teacher and author. In recent years the focus of his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and the emerging global consciousness of oneness. He has also specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of modern psychology. Llewellyn is the founder of The Golden Sufi Center. His most recent books are Spiritual Power, Working with Oneness and Light of Oneness.

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The Golden Sufi Center
Working with Oneness

IMAM BILAL HYDE has pursued traditional Sufism for 35 years. He studied in Om Durman, Sudan and Egypt; Medina and Mecca. He teaches Quranic recitation and serves as Imam for Naqshbandi, Chisti, Mevlevi and Jerrahi Sufi Orders and teaches classes on the inner meanings of the Qur'an throughout the United States. He leads retreats at the Abode of the Message in New York for the Sufi Order of the West, at HeartSong in the Mid-West, at Lama Foundation in New Mexico and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lives in Albany, California with his wife and daughters. Imam Bilal has a wonderful way of making the complex accessible. His manner is warm and sets one at-ease while engaging in the exploration of advanced metaphysical concepts and their applications.

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The Hilal Institute

PETER KINGSLEY'S groundbreaking work on the origins of western spirituality, philosophy and culture is recognized around the world. Through his writings as well as lectures he speaks straight to the heart, and has helped to transform many people's understanding not only of the past but of who they are. The author of three books including Reality and In the Dark Places of Wisdom, he is currently an honorary professor at both the University of New Mexico and Simon Fraser University in Canada.

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