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Murshid Wali Ali Meyer


ANNOUNCEMENTS

*PLEASE NOTE:*  Beginning in 2018, Dharma Night live classes are moving from Monday to Thursday nights.
We hope to see you there!  (See Wali Ali's Teaching Calendar for more information)

The Popular "God is Breath" Series with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer
Murshid Wali Ali Meyer has done an incredible job of putting together various practices, texts, and videos into a beautiful program called “God is Breath”. This two year study program involves forming a "prayer wheel" group of seven mureeds and one facilitator who all make a commitment to perform these practices on a daily basis and then to meet once a month over the Internet to support each other in the deepening of their practice.

Additional prayer wheels are forming - Contact Omar M'Sai: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for information and to register for the next Prayer WheelClick here for a short introductory video, taken from Murshid Wali Ali's initial "God is Breath" Class.

"Dharma Night with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer" Now Available on Audio and Video
Wali Ali takes us through the early history of Zen Buddhist teaching in America, including the first Buddhist monks who were instrumental in transmitting the experience of Zen to Hazrat Inayat Khan, Murshid SAM, and others.  For access to recordings or for other questions, please email Barakat at this address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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RECORDED ESOTERIC STUDIES FOR INITIATES

The Esoteric School

Available to initiates of any Inayati Lineage, classes of the Esoteric School include audio recordings of the original classes, plus organized reading materials and assignments for the mureed, with guidance from Murshid Wali Ali available by email.  These classes are designed by Wali Ali to be presented in a sequence conducive to the spiritual growth of the mureed.

The classes may be taken as part of a group or individually at one's own pace of study and practice.

An overview of each course and registration information may be found here, plus access to the materials for registered students.

 

CLASS RECORDINGS FOR ALL

Recordings of Classes and other presentations by Murshid Wali Ali Meyer.  Click a title to access the class files.

Dharma Night with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer

This class meets weeky at the Mentorgarden.  See Wali Ali's Teaching Calendar for the latest live class schedule.  Audio and/or video recordings of prior months' classes are regularly made available .  Experience the teachings of Sokei-an Sasaki and others, with the guidance and understanding of Wali Ali.  Attend the classes, or register for access to the audio and video recordings and take the classes on your own schedule.  Contact Barakat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for access to the recordings.  Payment by dana (donation) suggested.

A Journey Through Physicians Of The Heart

This monthly class began in 2013 and concluded in December of 2015.  Murshid Wali Ali walks us through the book with his insights, practices, stories and discussion with the group of dedicated students attending this class at the Mentorgarden. 

Deepening in the Beautiful Names

Recordings from a series of all-day classes with Murshid Wali Ali and Imam Bilal, that offer some of the fruits of the Wazifa Project, that also resulted in the book, Physicians of the Heart.

Early "Dharma Night" Audio Recordings

Audio recordings and a few videos of Wali Ali's Dharma Night sessions from 2007 to 2012.  This is a continuation of the classes first taught by Murshid Samuel Lewis.  Delve into teachings and practices from the Dharma traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

Gatha Classes

Downloadable mp3 audio recordings of Wali Ali's Gatha Classes from 2008 to 2010.

Additional Talks, Seminars and Other Commentary

Additional Recordings of Murshid Wali Ali's Presentations.

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WALI ALI'S TEACHING SCHEDULE


Monday Dharma NightThursday Night Dharma Class
Zen teachings focused on the transmission of Sokei-An Sasaki to Murshid Samuel Lewis and others, every Thursday 7:30-9:00 PM at the Mentorgarten 410 Precita Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110.  Cick here for the flyer.

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Previous classes are available for viewing and/or audio download for a dana (donation). 
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Becoming the Stillness Between the Breaths
10 AM-9:30 PM
2018 Class Schedule:
January 13, March 10, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend), September 8 (Labor Day Weekend), and December 1,
at the Mentorgarten 410 Precita Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Click here for more information.

Contact Barakat for registration information and for earlier class recordings: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Space is limited. Register early to ensure a place.
(Traveling in? Overnight accommodations may be available at Khankah S.A.M.)
(Note: This is a quarterly, day-long class, open to initiates and others by permission.)


Dances of Universal PeaceDances of Universal Peace 50th Anniversary!
The Dances were first taught by Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, or "Murshid SAM"), beginning June 24, 1968 at the Mentorgarden in San Francisco, California. 

The Dances have since spread worldwide, and this June there will be commemorative celebrations around the world, including at the Mentorgarden/Khankah SAM.

The Dance Celebrations will be filmed at many locations and combined into a worldwide commemorative video.  More information to follow!  Click here for a flyer with preliminary information.


For accommodations at Khankah SAM for any San Francisco events, see our guesthouse website:
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Dharma Night 2012-04-24

Dharma Night at the Mentorgarden with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer

Class Recordings for April 24, 2012.

 

The Nembutsu Dance is also available on video.  Click the link below to view the video.
After viewing, you may click the back button on your browser to return to this page.

You will need the Adobe Flash player or equivalent installed on your device to view the videos.
(Most personal computers come with this pre-installed).

VIDEO TITLE

Nembutsu Dance (9:18)

AUDIO ALBUM TRACK LIST
Click here to download the complete audio Album in a zip file.

01-Zen Walking Practice.mp3
02-Three Refuges Chant.mp3
03-Nembutsu Dance.mp3
04-Reading From Shin Buddhism.mp3
05-Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra Chant.mp3
06-Zen Meditation Counting Breaths.mp3
07-Senzaki Commentary on Koan - Intro.mp3
08-Case 36.mp3
09-Q-Rebirth in this Life.mp3
10-Q-Concepts vs Experiences.mp3
11-Q-Shocks of Life.mp3
12-Tranquilization Mantra.mp3
13-May All Beings Be Well.mp3
14-Hope Project.mp3

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Dharma Night at the Mentorgarden

Quan YinDharma Night was originally offered by Murshid Sam. He gave teachings and practices from the Dharmic traditions: the Hindu and Buddhist paths.

Upon his return to the Mentorgarten Wali Ali was inspired to re-institute these evening classes. We are happy to offer recordings of the programs as MP3 downloads. The class is offered at no charge, with a basket available for donations. These funds are in turn given to those in the larger community who are in need. Please consider offering something on your own, even to a person you might see on the street.

Some Dharma Night Classes include supplementary videos.  These are indicated with an asterisk (*) beside the date, below.

Click here to go to a list of all Dharma Night videos, with links.

See the Table of Contents, for a listing the files contained within each Dharma Night class.

Click here for downloading instructions.

Select one of the following dates to download a zip file containing the class materials:

Dharma Night Classes for download:

December 4, 2007 January 22, 2008 February 12, 2008 March 18, 2008
April 22, 2008 May 13, 2008 June 17, 2008 July 15, 2008
August 12, 2008 September 16, 2008 October 22, 2008 November 20, 2008
December 9, 2008 January 13, 2009 February 3, 2009 April 7, 2009
May 5, 2009 June 2, 2009 September 15, 2009 October 20, 2009
November 17, 2009 February 9, 2010 March 16, 2010 April 13, 2010
May 11, 2010 June 22, 2010 July 13, 2010 September 14, 2010
February 15, 2011 - Sara Morgan April 5, 2011 May 31, 2011 June 28, 2011
July 12, 2011 August 9, 2011 September 6, 2011 October 25, 2011
November 29, 2011 January 24, 2012 February 28, 2012* March 27, 2012
April 24, 2012* May 22, 2012 June 26, 2012* July 24, 2012*
September 25, 2012 October 23, 2012* November 20, 2012  


* Includes video recordings of portions of the class


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Esoteric Studies for Initiates

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan Murshid SamMurshid Wali Ali Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These classes are intended for the development of mureeds in the various lineages which have developed as branches of the tree of wisdom rooted in the teachings imparted by Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Please consult with your personal guide before seeking to access the materials.

Select an Overview link below for course descriptions and instructions for registration.

THE ESOTERIC SCHOOL

The Esoteric School of the Sufi Ruhaniat International offers a series of pre-recorded classes in Sufi mysticism for Mureeds, first presented by Murshid Wali Ali Meyer.  Registration for each Series includes access to the class recordings and textual materials, and email correspondence with Murshid Wali Ali for questions and guidance.  As a result of the format, the classes are easily adaptable to one's own pace of study, practice and learning:

"This is the path that we are on.  If it takes us longer, so be it - it's still a wonderful, wonderful path to be on...I don't want people to feel pressure from the pace that we're setting up in terms of this process, because for some of us this pace may be too slow and for others it may be way too fast.  And consequently, what I want people to do is stay with your practice and with the blessing that's in it with whatever degree that you can bring to it, and let it warm up; let it warm up your being." -- Murshid Wali Ali

General Overview and Registration Information (pdf)

Courses of Study

 

Prayer and the God Ideal

Prayer and the God IdealOverview & Registration

Series I Class Materials

Series II Class Materials

 

 

 

 

Wazifah Studies

 Wazifah StudiesOverview & Registration

Series I Class Materials

Series II Class Materials

Series III Class Materials

Series IV Class Materials

 

Zikr and Concentration

Zikr and ConcentrationOverview & Registration

Series I Class Materials

Series II Class Materials

 

 

God is Breath

Note: This video series is often studied in supportive study sanghas, meeting once a month with a facilitator, either live or virtually via video conferencing.  The cost is reasonable but not free.  Please contact Omar M'Sai: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

 God is BreathClass 1 Materials  | Class 2 Materials  | Class 3 Materials

Class 4 Materials  | Class 5 Materials  | Class 6 Materials

Class 7 Materials  | Class 8 Materials  | Class 9 Materials

Class 10 Materials | Class 11 Materials

 

Becoming the Stillness Between the Breaths

Beginning in 2016, Murshid Wali Ali began a series of quarterly 1-day seminars focusing on teaching and practice of Sufi breath practices, and intended primarily for those who have taken the "God is Breath" series.  For further information and to register, contact Barakat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Click here for a pdf with the track titles.

 

Becoming the Stillness Between the BreathsClass 1 - May 28, 2016

Class 2 - September 17, 2016

Class 3 - December 10, 2016

 Class 4 - March 25, 2017

Class 5 - September 16, 2017

 

Githa Classes

(Initiates of any Inayati Lineage may contact Barakat Bryan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the name of your initiator, to receive the password).  This short series of monthly classes was held from September, 2010 through November, 2011.

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Dharma Class with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer

Sokei-an Sasaki

Wali Ali MeyerSokei-an Sasaki was the Zen teacher from whom Samuel Lewis received the Dharma Transmission. Sasaki’s method was soul to soul communication, a meeting in the Buddha nature that is present but un-awakened in most of us. 

Nyogen Senzaki was on the West Coast and Sam learned to perfect his skill in meditation and ability to unravel koans with him. Sam would meet Sasaki in 1931 in New York City a few months after this Zen Master opened his zendo. Both Sasaki and Senzaki were of the same direct lineage as Soyen Shaku who introduced Buddhism to America at the Chicago Exposition before the turn of the 20th century.

 

(Registered Students may scroll down, or click HERE to go to the Monthly class links!)


The lineage of the Sufi Ruhaniat started by Samuel Lewis is blessed to have a deep strain of Buddhist transmission woven into its heart. There were little to no writings of Sokei-an available during Sam’s lifetime. Now they are available, and very inspiring. I think he gives the clearest exposition ever of Zen Buddhism and points the way directly to Buddhahood. Wali Ali studied this new material as part of the biography on Samuel Lewis that he is writing. Now he is inspired to start a class on these teachings and practice.

The live class with Wali Ali will include deeply absorbing Sokei-an’s teachings in his translation and commentary on “the Sutra of the 6th Patriarch”, his lectures embodied in a work called “The Zen Eye”, and his autobiography “Holding the Lotus to the Rock”. We will meditate according to Sokei-an’s instructions, which will include incorporating several basic ko-ans. As Sokeian liked to say “Everyone is welcome, and no one will be pursued if they leave.”

A dana (heart-donation) of $10 - $20 per class is suggested.  As with all of Wali Ali's classes, no one will be excluded for lack of funds.

If you are unable to attend the classes, recordings are available on a monthly basis, for a small suggested dana.  If interested in obtaining the recordings, please contact Barakat Bryan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Each recording will contain the full class as presented, including the silent meditation periods for those who wish to follow along with the actual pace of the classes.  With most meditation periods placed at the end of a track, one has the option to skip forward without missing the other teachings.  The audio recordings may be downloaded to be listened to on your mp3 device, and the video recordings will play on YouTube.

Click HERE for the full Table of Contents of currently available classes in a pdf file (configured for 2-sided printing).

Registered students may use the links below to access the classes:

Classes 01-03 | Classes 04-07 | Classes 08-11
Classes 12-15
| Classes 16-20 | Classes 21-24
Classes 25-29
| Classes 30-31 | Classes 32-35
Classes 36-40

 

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Classes with Imam Bilal Hyde

Deepening in the Beautiful Names

offered by
Murshid Wali Ali Meyer
and Imam Bilal Hyde

Say, Allah is the Only One These three series of classes offer some fruits from the WAZIFA PROJECT - a forum where, for several years, Faisal Muqaddam, Pir Shabda, Imam Bilal and Murshid Wali Ali have met in rich dialog, unfolding the mystical and psychological properties of the Divine Attributes of the Nature of God in manifestation. These meetings were recorded and the transcriptions provided much of the basis for the book Physicians of the Heart.


The classes include: Inspirational teachings, walking and breath meditations, zikr and whatever else rises from the hearts of our teachers.

Class Format:
Each class consists of three sessions, roughly two hours in length.

The basic format of the day is:

  • A two Hour Morning Class Focalized by Imam Bilal
  • A two Hour Afternoon Class: Walking Practices and Dances led by Murshid Wali Ali
  • A two Hour Evening Class: Zikr and Q&A with both teachers

 

Click here for the track list of classes in each Seminar (pdf)

Click on a Class Overview below for a description and ordering information.

The Ecstasy of Love 
Series I: The Ecstasy of Love

OverviewClass Materials

The Sound Code
Series II: The Sound Code

OverviewClass Materials

Divine Opposties
Series III: The Divine Opposites

OverviewClass Materials


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Dharma Night 2012-02-28

Dharma Night at the Mentorgarden with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer

Class Recordings for February 28, 2012.

This month's class included a Celebration of the Urs of Pir Moineddin Jablonski (1/1/1942 - 2/27/2001).

Short segments of the program are available on video.
Click one of the links below to view the associated video.
After viewing, you may click the back button on your browser to return to this page.

VIDEO TITLE

The Walk of Papa Ramdas (2:34)

Reading from SAM's Diary from 2/20/1968 (19:04)

Ram Nam Greeting Dance (8:54)

AUDIO ALBUM TRACK LIST

(To download the audio tracks in a zip file, click here).

01-Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Dance.mp3
02-Walk of Papa Ramdas.mp3
03-Moineddin Ram Nam Call and Response.mp3
04-Reading From SAMs Diary of 2-20-68.mp3
05-Three Dhyanas of Buddha Practice.mp3
06-Yoga of Love Peace and Joy.mp3
07-Prayer Pir Contemplation.mp3
08-Centering Exercises.mp3
09-Ram Nam Greeting Dance.mp3
10-Ram Nam on the Breath Meditation.mp3
11-Closing, Khatum.mp3

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Talks and Seminars

Toward the One, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty, The Only Being, United with All the Illuminated Souls, Who Form The Embodiment of the Master, the Spirit of Guidance.

Murshid Wali Ali Meyer

The purpose of this section is to offer talks, commentary, presentations and seminars that are not part of an ongoing class or course of the Ruhaniat Esoteric School.

The audio files are saved as zip files that can be downloaded and expanded into mp3 files for playback.  Click on a file name below, to select it for downloading.  Click here for more detailed downloading instructions.

 

2012 and 2013 Northwest Sufi Camp
Click here to go to the site for these recordings

The Meeting of Sufism and Zen - The Legacy of Sufi Samuel L. Lewis
04-03-11 at the Cultural Integration Fellowship

2011 Northwest Sufi Camp

Seminar Flyer (pdf)

Monday Morning

Tuesday Morning

Wed. PM Dharma Talk

Thursday Morning

Friday Morning

 

Sufism 101 with Wali Ali Meyer and Zubin Goldman 09/19 - 10/24/2011

Class Documents

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6


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The Divine Opposites - Materials

Toward the One, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty,The Only Being, United with all the Illuminated Souls,
Who form the Embodiment of the Master, the Spirit of Guidance.

The Divine Opposites
Welcome to the materials download site for the three-day class, Exploring the Beautiful Names through the Divine Opposites, with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer and Imam Bilal Hyde, recorded in 2008.

The materials consist of eighteen sets of mp3 audio files.  Each set represents a portion of the talks, dances and other practices from one of the two days.  Each portion is sized to be recorded onto a CD in audio format if that is so desired.  Of course they can also be listened to in mp3 format on a PC or mp3 player.

The audio files are combined into zip files that can be downloaded and expanded into the tracks for the portion of the day indicated.  The album title, track name and track number contained in each file indicate the day and sequence of the material.

Click here for more detailed downloading instructions.

The basic format of each day was three two-hour sessions.

Select each of the files below for downloading to your PC, as needed.

The Divine Opposites zip files for download:

Day 1: The morning class was primarily taught by Imam Bilal, the afternoon was led by Murshid Wali Ali, and both teachers joined together in the evening.

Morning Part 1

Morning Part 2

Afternoon Part 1

Afternoon Part 2

Evening Part 1

Evening Part 2


Day 2: The morning class was primarily taught by Imam Bilal, the afternoon was led by Murshid Wali Ali, and the evening sohbet was graced by the presence of Rabbi Pam Baugh.

Morning Part 1

Morning Part 2

Afternoon Part 1

Afternoon Part 2

Evening Part 1

Evening Part 2


Day 3: The morning class was primarily taught by Imam Bilal, the afternoon was led by Murshid Wali Ali, and the evening sohbet was graced by the presence of Rabbi Pam Baugh.

Morning Part 1

Morning Part 2

Afternoon Part 1

Afternoon Part 2

Evening Part 1

Evening Part 2

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