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Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, a spiritual leader in the Sufi Order, was born in London over eighty years ago.  He studied philosophy, psychology, and music at Paris University and at Oxford University in England. He then began an intensive spiritual practice with Sufi masters before accepting a leadership role within the Sufi Order.

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan is the author of numerous books, including the well-received Awakening: A Sufi Perspective. As noted poet and translator Coleman Barks wrote, "Pir Vilayat is a source and a resource, a living bridge between East and West. In his eighties now, he keeps getting better! Pir is brilliant, and as lively a companion on the path as you're likely to find."

Awakening: A Sufi Perspective

In Awakening: A Sufi Perspective (review or buy), Pir Vilayat explores the foundation of Sufism.  In his clear, accessible work, Pir Vilayat points toward a new form of consciousness, in which our way of seeing the world around us expands in concentric circles until we are looking through the eyes of the cosmos--or the eyes of God.