Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.), a Sufi saint from Sri Lanka, was a man of extraordinary wisdom and compassion. For over seventy years he shared his knowledge and experience with people of every race and religion and from all walks of life.
The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship was established as a reservoir of wisdom for all who are seeking God’s truth. It is a place where individuals gather to study the truth of God – outwardly through the teachings and example of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.) and inwardly through listening with greater clarity and determination, to that truth within one’s self which exists as the conscience of man.
The Fellowship and its branches bring together as one family those people who strive to study, know and realize the meaning of their human birth: Who is man? What is the nature of human experience? What is the birthright of man-and what is his present state? What is man’s destiny? Who is God? What is the relationship between God and man?
The path upon which an individual may come to realize the explanations to these questions is one of constant affirmation that other than God, nothing else exists; continual elimination of bad qualities from one’s being with absolute faith, determination and certitude to be steadfast in this path; and the never-ending conscious effort to imbibe God’s qualities of patience, tolerance, peacefulness, justice, love and compassion for all lives as one’s own. The Fellowship grows out of a common need of many to conduct their lives in this manner.
We humbly invite you to join with us and share the teachings of M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.).
The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
The central branch of The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was Bawa Muhaiyaddeen’s residence while he was in the United States until his passing in December 1986. His presence is still very much alive here, and it remains the epicenter of the Fellowship community.
The main building serves as a meeting house where people gather to learn from the teachings and examples of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.). Within its archives are countless hours of audio and video cassettes of formal discourses, spontaneous songs of praise and informal question and answer sessions. Many of these talks have been compiled into over thirty books, and the tapes are played at public meetings held during the week and on the weekends. The main Sunday morning meeting starts at 10 a.m. and is followed by a vegetarian meal. The Fellowship is run purely on a donation basis. Everyone is welcome. Please come.
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