The School of Sufi Teaching, Canada offers instructions in the teachings of five main Sufi Orders – 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 illumination, and it is capable of the direct perception of truth.
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. We have regular meetups in Toronto & North York in the GTA, Ontario and Vancouver in British Colombia, accessible to residents of Toronto, Vancouver, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Brampton, Mississauga, Richmond and Burnaby.
- 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 Vancouver sufi group meets weekly. There are also public meetups that held every six weeks in Vancouver at Oak St and 49th Ave W, which are open to new comers. 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 North York sufi group meets weekly in North York at Finch and Yonge. The first fifteen minutes of the every meetup is to introduce Sufism and Sufi meditation (muraqaba) to new comers. The group would then sit in silent meditation followed by Q&A. For more information please see the North York Sufi Meditation meetup page.
Interested individuals residing in wider Canada may receive the teachings via correspondence. For more information please see our contact page