New Zealand has been fortunate to have had some of the leading international teachers of the Hazrati Sufi lineage come here on a regular basis. In recent years the Inayati Sufi Order Aotearoa New Zealand has hosted Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, spiritual leader of the Order, while Murshid Shahabuddin David Less and Murshida Devi Tide have led major annual training programs. In October 2016 Pir Zia is visiting us again (details here).
Other recent inspirational visiting teachers include Pir Shabda Khan, Murshida Leilah Be and Murshid Allaudin Ottinger of the Sufi Ruhaniat and Murshid Nawab Pasnak of the Sufi Movement.
Pir Zia Inayat Khan
Read more about Pir Zia Inayat-Khan here.
Murshid Shahabuddin David Less
Shahabuddin is a Senior Teacher in the Inayati Order and the International Head of the Universal Worship, an avenue for the harmonious celebration of all of the faiths of humanity without cultural or religious bias. David’s generosity and joyful spirit inspire seekers all over the world. He has practiced Sufism for all of his adult life and travels extensively and continually, teaching meditation, peace building, inter-spiritual harmony and inner practice. He is recognized globally as a teacher of harmonious living, health, meditation and personal transformation. He is the co-director of Rising Tide International and the author of Universal Meditations: Recipes for a Peaceful Mind.
Shahabuddin is a founding member of the Abrahamic Reunion, a unique group of well-respected spiritual leaders, in the Holy Land and beyond, Palestinian and Israeli, Jews, Muslims and Druze, who act as a living example of harmony among the world’s religions.
Murshida Devi Tide
Every person has hidden within themselves an innate capability to heal that is waiting to be unveiled and developed. Throughout the centuries — the millennia — there have been schools of healing that help people to awaken this capacity. The work of the Healing Order is to offer meditative practices and techniques that develop this inner capacity.
— Devi Tide, Kefayat (Head), Inayati Sufi Healing Order — North America
DEVI TIDE is the Kefayat (Head) of the Inayati Sufi Healing Order in North America, New Zealand and Australia. She has over thirty years experience as a teacher of healing and the esoteric sciences, bringing the qualities of wisdom, heart, subtlety, humor, and intelligence to her role.
Devi has contributed to programs in India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America, participating in programs in places such as the United Nations and the Harvard Mind Body Institute. As a teacher of yoga and ancient healing practices, and as a guide of Healing retreats, Devi serves medical professionals, educators, sociologists, and laypeople. As a worldwide speaker, Devi represents the inner vitality and harmony of the body, mind and spirit. She also offers personal transformation through her seminars, public speaking and individual sessions.