Adnan Sarhan and
Sufi Foundation of America
teacher Adnan Sarhan is a master of various traditions of scholarship,
meditative sciences, physical exercise, mystical dance and music.
He is internationally known for his "Rapid Method" (Shattari
Method) which develops higher intelligence and awareness, causing people
to become creative and innovative and helps to destroy all types of bad
habits which inhibit people’s ability to live full and happy lives.
sufi master and member of five orders, Adnan is founder and director of
the Sufi Foundation of America Center based in the Manzano Mountains near
Torreon, NM. He was first sponsored in America by the Cathedral Church
of St. John the Divine, New York, the Unitarian Society of Whittier, California,
and Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. R.J. "Josh" Reynolds,
III was also a major patron and student who helped support the Foundation
in its efforts to fight destructive habits like smoking.
tours the world conducting workshops and giving concerts at prestigious
institutions including the United Nations in New York, St. James' Church
in London, Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, the World Congress of Psychology
in Switzerland, a grand concert at the Otto Zutz in Barcelona, Spain,
the Earth Summit in Brazil, and conferences of Humanistic Psychology.
invitation of the United Nations, he opened the Earth Summit in Brazil
with a drumming presentation. In 1997, he received a special invitation
from the Russian Parliament to present his work in Moscow.
leads participants in a wide variety of timeless techniques that signal
a connection to the past stretching back twelve hundred years.
unique master of drumming, dance, breathing and movement exercises, meditation,
chanting and whirling, his special technique heightens concentration,
frees the body from tension, and brings harmony, contentment and peace.
Each year, Adnan directs an intensive
two month summer workshop at the Sufi Foundation of America Retreat
Center near Torreon, New Mexico.
says, "It is important to bring the material life and the spirit
together to gain the best of existence. If people only function in the
materialistic reality alone, they will be unhappy. If they function only
in the spiritual, they will also be unhappy. It is the blending and the
balance between spirit and the material that makes life fulfilled and
master drummer and dancer, he has developed a technique of meditative
drumming unknown in the West which has a dynamic and profound positive
effect on those who listen to it. After having heard Adnan’s drumming,
many people have been known to be cured of their addictions including
drinking alcohol, smoking, taking drugs and overeating and have been cured
of disease processes as well.
others say about Adnan's workshops:
can take the students to extraordinary perceptions in a brief time."
— InnerSelf Magazine
started to doubt if I would ever meet a real Sufi master who pays so much
attention to music, poetry and dancing in life, in spiritual path as you,
as Sufis of the past. Thank you very much.” — Yana Petrova,
Radio Russia, Moscow
have taught me how to encourage the positive and discourage the negative.”
— Don Blasius, Ph.D. Dept. of Mathematics, Yale University
life has completely turned around. I have stopped smoking, drinking and
arguing with my friends and employees.” — Steven Buckwald,
most perfected form of all body work I had come across in my years of
search.” — Odile Atthalin, Psychologist/Bodyworker, Paris,
previously attempted meditation by ceaselessly repeating a mantra, such
meditation has never before been of such depth and tranquility as I achieved
at your workshop.” — Alvin S. Hyde, M.D., Ph.D., Hyde Associates,
Inc. Key Biscayne, FL
reveals something indecipherable about humankind's place in the universe,
about the nature of being in the moment." – Ron Gibson, Echo
Newspaper, Byron Bay, Australia
significance of what Adnan does is ecumenical, as his emphasis is on the
spiritual brotherhood of all people. The experience of his work is as
valid for Christians and Jews as it is for Moslems.” — James
Parks Morton, Dean, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NY
most therapeutic group encounter.” — Joseph Savage, M.D.,
psychiatrist, V.A. Hospital, New York
live in a high stress life with continual travel and deadlines. I attended
Adnan’s workshop and my stress was gone, my energy had increased
and my sleep was like a baby’s. I glided through my busy schedule.
— Gary Scott, President, World Reports
dancing | Sufi NYC | Sufi New York City | Sufi Dancing | Sufi Houston
| Sufi Los Angeles | Sufi Virginia | Sufi Kentucky | Sufi Louisville |
Sufi Washington DC | Spiritual Dance | Chanting | Breath and Breathing
| Drumming | Sufi Whirling | Sufi Work l Sufi Order l Sufi Movement
Summer Workshop - July 1 - August 31
to Check if You Travel to Workshops:
website - staying at people’s home.
also a good website - staying
at people’s homes.
Hostel in Madrid
Hostal Las Murallas
c/ Fuencarral 23-4
Tel: (+ 34) 91 126 00 76
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