Sufi teacher Adnan is a master
of various traditions of scholarship, meditative sciences, physical
exercise, mystical dance and music.
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.
A 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.
Adnan tours the world
conducting workshops and giving concerts at prestigious institutions
around the world 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.
By 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.
He leads participants
in a wide variety of timeless techniques that signal a connection
to the past stretching back twelve hundred years.
A 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 summer Adnan directs an intensive
two month workshop at the Sufi Foundation of America Retreat
Center near Torreon, New Mexico.
Adnan 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 complete."
A 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.
"holistic approach to the development and integration
of body and mind has helped me take a multi-faceted approach
to teaching theater to university and conservatory students."
— Jean-Claude van Itallie, Ph.D., Program in Theater and Dance,
to Adnan for the experience of that radiant fullness of a
heart full of love; the ecstasy and peace of being in the
moment; and for burning the names of God into our hearts forever."
— Gwen Gosé, International Coordinator, S.F.A.
is a man of simple needs and astounding abilities. Very rare
to meet someone who has coupled these two streams."
— John Chiarkas, Ph.D., Director of City University of New
York, CATCH Program
"Josh" Reynolds, III, Board of Directors, RJ Reynolds
Tobacco Company, said that the Sufi work instills "greater
freedom of action and a source of real meaning to existence."
spiritual approach is here, but I never thought I’d lose so
much weight." — Bill Hug, Head of Dance Department,
profoundly beautiful method of quieting the mind while toning,
firming and relaxing the body. After the workshop I felt very
calm and full of vibrant energy." — Janet Norquist,
Cartographer, The New York Times, NY
quotes from students