School of Sufi Teaching

Canada and US

Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Qadiri & Shadhili practices

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Name: School of Sufi Teaching
Account Number: 11397222
Sort Code: 40-03-16
Bank: HSBC UK
Address: 85 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6BE
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The School of Sufi Teaching offers instructions in the teachings of five main Sufi orders in North America – the Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Qadiri and Shadhili – with special emphasis on the Mujaddidi silent meditation (muraqaba) practice. This meditation will help bring energy, creativity and a lucid understanding of life to the practitioner. The practice of this meditation transforms the nature of the heart and ultimately brings about a change in the very nature of the self and its negotiation of the world. 

`If Sufism is defined as mystical or the way of the mystic, then its message addresses all peoples, not just the followers of one religion. Every faith has its own Sufism. In every nation and community there have been Sufis, although they have taken different names and adopted varying practices.` 

The goal of Sufism is the development of certain noble qualities such as love, compassion, tolerance and patience through the purification of the self, purification of the heart and development of moral etiquette. According to the understanding of Sufis, the mind is not the only center of consciousness in the human being. There exist other subtle centers, of which the heart is the most important. The heart is the receptacle of light and illumination, and it is capable of the direct perception of Truth.

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We welcome individuals of all faiths and persuasions to come and hear about the path and practices and then sit in meditation to experience its effects and benefits. Interested individuals who reside in the USA and Canada can benefit from our local groups or join our virtual meetings.

In the US we have regular meetups in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County in California accessible to the residents of Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine and Santa Clarita.

In Canada we regular meetups in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and North York in the GTA, Ontario, Montreal in Quebec, Vancouver in British Colombia and Ajax in Durham accessible to residents of Toronto (ON), Montreal (QC), Vancouver (BC), Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Richmond, Burnaby (British Columbia), Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Pointe-Claire (Quebec).

  • The Los Angeles sufi group meets weekly. All meetings are online and virtual at the moment. The first twenty minutes of every meetup aims to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba) to newcomers. The group then sits in muraqaba on the heart followed by Q&A. For more information please see the Los Angeles Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Toronto sufi group meets weekly in mid-town Toronto at Bloor and Spadina. The meetings are open to the public and the first fifteen minutes of every meeting is dedicated to introduction to the Sufi practices and Sufism in general. For more information please see the Toronto Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Orange County sufi group meets weekly. There are public virtual meetups that held every second week over Zoom, which are open to newcomers.  At the beginning of every meetup there will be an introduction to Sufi practices and Sufism in general. The group then sits together to experience meditating on the heart. For more information please see the Orange County Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The San Francisco sufi group meets weekly online. The first twenty minutes are dedicated to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba) to newcomers. The group then sits in muraqaba on the heart. For more information please see the San Francisco Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Montreal sufi group organizes weekly meetings. The first twenty minutes of every meetup is to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba). The group then sits in silent meditation followed by Q&A. For more information please see the Montreal Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Vancouver sufi group meets weekly. There are public meetups held every six weeks in Vancouver at Oak St and 49th Ave W, which are open to newcomers.  At the beginning of every meetup there will be an introduction to the Sufi practices and Sufism in general. For more information please see the Vancouver Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Mississauga sufi group meets weekly. The first fifteen minutes of every meetup is to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba) to newcomers. The group then practices the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi silent way of meditation (muraqaba) on the heart followed by Q&A. For more information please see the Mississauga Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Oakville sufi group meets weekly. The first fifteen minutes of every meetup is to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba) to newcomers. The group then practices the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi silent way of meditation on the heart followed by Q&A. For more information please see the Oakville Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The North York sufi group meets weekly in North York at Finch and Yonge. The first fifteen minutes of every meetup is to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba) to newcomers. The group would then sit in silent meditation followed by Q&A. For more information please see the North York Sufi Meditation meetup page.
  • The Durham/Ajax sufi meditation group meets weekly in Durham/Ajax. The Ajax group is very unique in the sense that the group meets at a very nice venue and refreshments are served after the group meditations. There is a short introduction for new comers at the beginning of every session to introduce the practice of Sufi muraqaba (meditation) and Sufism. The group then sits in silent meditation followed by Q&A. For more information please see the Durham Sufi Meditation meetup page.

Interested individuals residing in wider USA or Canada may receive the teachings via correspondence. For more information please see our contact page