Gatherings

Monthly Zikr (Sufi Chanting)

Zikr (the word means Remembrance) is a ceremony of chanting sacred phrases, many in Arabic, for the purpose of elevating our state of mind and being in community with each other. Zikr is held on the second Friday of each month. This gathering is open to all; please come even if you have never been to a zikr but would like to experience one. Various leaders take turns leading each month.

  • 2nd weekend of each month.
  • Potluck dinner, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Zikr, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 3808 Arrow Drive, Austin TX 78749.
  • For more information contact Xvarnah D’Obrenovic at (512) 280-0584.

Meditation Classes

These classes provide instruction in Sufi practices of meditation and in the philosophy and teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Please contact the instructor, Pamela Overyender at pamelaovereynder@gmail.com or 512-826-7563 for permission to attend. There’s no cost for any of the classes.

Gathas: Introduction to Sufism

The Gatha class consists of reading the Gathekas for candidates and the Gatha papers and doing practices, in class and on your own, prescribed by Murshid Inayat Khan. This class is for anyone who is interested in Murshid’s teachings, both mureeds (inititates) and non-mureeds, new students and long-time pracitioners. We have a wonderful opportunity to share the spiritual nectar with each other and support each other on the path.

The Gatha class meets in a location in near South Austin. Contact Pamela for details.

Githas: Practices and Teachings for Initiates

If you are a long-time mureed you may be interested in the Githa class.

The Githa class include practices and readings of Murshid’s Githa papers. What richness! Many of us have read the Githa papers and many of us have only read parts. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together in spiritual community and be nourished, as Rumi said, by the milk of millennia.

The Githa class is open to all mureeds (initates). However, if you are new to the Inayati Order and haven’t studied the Gatha papers, you should begin with the Gatha class.

The Githa class meets in a location in near South Austin. Contact Pamela for details.

Solstice and Equinox Celebrations

Four times a year, at the Solstices and Equinoxes, The Inayati Order of Austin hosts a pot-luck dinner and celebration in conjunction with the Church of the Golden Rule, an earth-bonded church that honors the sacred in nature. To find the exact date, look on Archeoastronomy.com. The celebration is usually held at 603 Kingfisher Creek Drive in Austin, but call beforehand, as the location might change.

For more information, please contact Alia Patricia Michael at Patricia@PatriciaMichaelDesign, (512) 291-4300, or Ata’allah Bill Meacham at ata@towardtheone.com, (512) 470-4606.