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Meetings

Auckland in-person meetings are held every Tuesday and every second Thursday evening.  A Sufi Universal Worship Service is held every second Sunday morning. Online meetings alternate between Monday evening one week, Thursday evening the next. Northland meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons.  Newcomers are welcome to attend any service or meeting (except Monday). Please contact secretary@gnosticsociety.co.nz for details.

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Tuesday Night Meeting
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm every Tuesday evening (in-person). Meeting room, 55 Tramway Rd, Beach Haven, Auckland 0626

Tuesday meetings have an emphasis on psychological work as taught by G.I. Gurdjieff and expanded by Abdullah. Each week a member reports on progress and experience in their own work. This is followed by general questions and a reading from and discussion of one of Abdullah’s books.

Abdullah Dougan, The Glimpse.

https://www.gnosticpress.co.nz/products/gnostic-press-the-glimpse/

21st May  2024 - p. 11, "If a dead person came to meetings..."

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Monday Night Meeting
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm every second Monday evening (on-line only) 

Meetings begin with a reading from and discussion of one of Abdullah’s works, followed by queries from members, either of a general nature or directly related to their inner work

Abdullah Dougan, Quest Part I: Ideas.
https://www.gnosticpress.co.nz/products/gnostic-press-the-quest-part-i-ideas/

20th May 2024 - ‘Soul’, p. 471, 'Q. In many different teachings...’

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 Sufi meetings
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm alternating Thursday evenings

Meetings focus on the study of a spiritual text, alternating each week between an online format in which the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan is discussed, and an in-person meeting studying the works of another spiritual teacher.
 

Hazrat Inayat Khan Thursday meeting (online)

Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, Original Texts: Lectures on Sufism 1926 II.

https://www.nekbakhtfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Copy-of-26IIComplete-works-of-Pir-O-Murshid-Hazrat-Inayat-Khan-1926-II.pdf

30th May 2024 - 'The Inner Life and Self -Realization' p. 360 [pdf p.386].

13th June 2024 - 'Class for Mureeds' p. 373 [pdf p.399]

27th June 2024 - 'The Purpose of Life' p. 380 [pdf p.406].

11th July 2024 - 'Universal Worship' p. 392 [pdf p.418]

25th July 2024 - 'The Awakening of the Soul' p. 395 [pdf p.421].

8th August 2024 - 'The Sages of the East' p. 407 [pdf p.433]

22nd August 2024 - 'From Limitation to Perfection' p. 419 [pdf p.445].

5th September 2024 - 'The Art of Personality' p. 430 [pdf p.456]

19th September 2024 - 'World Brotherhood, Which is the Object of the Sufi Movement' p. 441 [pdf p.467].

3rd October 2024 - 'Murshid’s Last Words to the Mureeds in Detroit' p. 444 [pdf p.470]

Alternate Thursday meeting (in-person)

Meeting room, 55 Tramway Rd, Beach Haven, Auckland 0626
Attar, Farid ud-Din, The Conference of the Birds. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974.

https://data.nur.nu/Kutub/English/Attar_Conference-of-the-Birds_tr.C.S.Nott.pdf

 23rd May 2024 - p. 8, 'II. THE BIRDS ASSEMBLE' 

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Sufi Universal Worship Service
10:30 am – 11:00 am every second Sunday morning,
Meeting room, 55 Tramway Rd, Beach Haven, Auckland 0626

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Universal Worship, the prayer and meditation service of Hazrat Inayat Khan, acknowledges the unity of all spiritual teachings with readings on a chosen topic from Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Hebrew, Christian, and Islamic texts, and Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Gayan. The topic is also illustrated with teaching stories. The service and stories are intended to be suitable for families including children.

'The Silence'

26th May 2024 - 'Stilling the Mind'

9th June 2024 - 'Struggle'

23rd June 2024 - 'Ramnam'

7th July 2024 - 'Selflessness'

21st July 2024 - 'Receptivity'

4th August 2024 - 'Grace'

18th August 2024 - 'The Knower and the Known are One'

Everything is God. Everything is vibration, the whole of existence is vibration, and is therefore God.

Abdullah Dougan

 

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