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Living Sufism... an online series for experiencing this centuries-old wisdom tradition in the context of contemporary life. It was initiated by Pir Elias Amidon, the spiritual director of The Sufi Way in September of 2013. Since then it has been developed and presented, under his guidance, by members of this community representing a wide range of perspectives. Without diminishing the importance of classic teachings and practices, we continue to explore the practical integration of spirituality in a 21st century world.

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Reaching Out~Reaching In

Living Sufism 2022

The Beloved Community 

Living Sufism 2021


A Beloved Community Album

The Seed Game

An  Imaginal Adventure



A recent essay by Pir Elias Amidon offers another perspective of what living Sufism might mean.

The title of the Hsin Hsin Ming, the enigmatic 6th Century text from the Chan tradition, is typically translated as: Verses on Absolute Trust; Engraving Trust in the Heart; Verses on the Faith-Mind, along with other variations. The meaning of “trust” or “faith” here is not intended as belief in a religious conception  READ MORE

Faith Mind


Video of a spontaneous conversation on The Unmoored Life among, Isha Francis, Binah Taylor and trace farrell, three of the curators for Reaching Out~Reaching In.

Continuing the Conversation

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