The School of Sufi Teaching in New Zealand offers instructions in the teachings of the five main Sufi orders – the Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Qadiri and Shadhili – with special emphasis on the Mujaddidi silent meditation practice.
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.
“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.”
We welcome individuals of all faiths and persuasions to come and hear about the path and practices and then sit in meditation to benefit from authentic instructions in the teachings of the five main Sufi orders.