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About Adnan Sarhan and
Sufi Foundation of America

Sufi 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 peopleís 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 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 year, Adnan directs an intensive two month summer 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 Adnanís 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.

Listen to Interview of Sam and Maria's Experiences with Adnan's Work:

Part 1
(MP3 apx. 15 min)
Part 2
(MP3 apx. 15 min)
Part 3
(MP3 apx. 15 min)
Part 4
(MP3 apx. 12 min)
Part 5
(MP3 apx. 11 min)

What others say about Adnan's workshops:

Sufi Books of Adnan's Student's Experiences:

Overcoming the 7 Devils That Ruin Sucess by James Dillehay hit #1 in the Sufism category on Amazon. Get the Kindle Edition for only $.99

Cover of Sufi Book, Overcoming the 7 Devils that Ruin Success


Inside the Time, A Sufi Path
by Tamsin Murray
buy Kindle Edition only $8.99

cover of Inside the Time by Tamsin Murray

"Adnan can take the students to extraordinary perceptions in a brief time." — InnerSelf Magazine

"I 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

"You have taught me how to encourage the positive and discourage the negative.” — Don Blasius, Ph.D. Dept. of Mathematics, Yale University

"My life has completely turned around. I have stopped smoking, drinking and arguing with my friends and employees.” — Steven Buckwald, President, Surroundings

"The most perfected form of all body work I had come across in my years of search.” — Odile Atthalin, Psychologist/Bodyworker, Paris, France

"I 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

"Adnan 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

"The 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

"A most therapeutic group encounter.” — Joseph Savage, M.D., psychiatrist, V.A. Hospital, New York

“I 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

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2014 Sufi Workshop
Events Schedule:

April 25, 26, 27 - Bern, Switzerland - Weekend Workshop
May 2, 3, 4 - Vienna, Austria - Weekend Workshop
May 9, 10, 11 - Beirut, Lebanon, Weekend Workshop
May 16, 17, 18 - Beirut, Lebanon, Weekend Workshop
May 17, 18 - Reiki Level 1 & 2 with Diana Schmeling - held at Sufi Foundation Retreat, Torreon, NM (not an Adnan workshop)
May 23, 24, 25 - New York City Weekend Workshop
May 30, 31, June 1 - Louisville, KY Weekend Workshop
June 6, 7 - California Weekend Workshop - details to be announced
July 1 through September 15, 2014 - Sufi Summer Camp in Torreon, NM

Site Resources:

Resources to Check if You Travel to Workshops:

NY Times Article with links to cheapest travel options.

Google Flight Explorer displays a bar graph for best prices to a specific destination over any specified time range. Picking a region (“ Europe”) displays bar graphs for multiple destinations, beginning with cheapest options.

www.homestaybooking.com - sort of a bread and breakfast site - European style.

www.chic-rentals.com - aparthotels: excellent locations. kitchen. can be for 4 people and therefore is excellent price.

www.rentingmadrid.com - a little more expensive and great. kitchen, etc.

Inexpensive Hostels in Madrid

Maria Fernandez Crespo
Hostal Las Murallas
c/ Fuencarral 23-4
Madrid 28004
Tel: (+ 34) 91 126 00 76

or www.hostalmurallas.com

It lists 36 Euros for 2 people and 21 Euros for a single room

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