Ashland Sufi Heart Circle is a Sufi Center serving Southern Oregon and Northern California and is affiliated with Sufi Ruhaniat International and Sufi Movement International. Both of these schools are in the lineage of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. Khalif Khalil Elliott founded and is the Center Leader for Ashland Sufi Heart Circle. Ashland Sufi Heart Circle is dedicated to the awakening of the Heart, the pursuit of Love, Harmony and Beauty, the Unity of Religious Ideals, sacred agriculture, and the sharing and practice of the glorious Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Within the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Ashland Sufi Heart Circle also represents the teachings of Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti). Murshid Sam was a disciple of Hazrat Inayat Khan in his youth and later became a Sufi teacher, writer, poet, world citizen, mystic, and the founder of the Dances of Universal Peace and Astrological Yoga.
Ashland Sufi Heart Circle offers regular Dances of Universal Peace meetings, Gatha classes, Zikr circles, workshops and retreats, special events, weddings, counseling, and teachings.
Khalif Khalil Mark Elliott is a long time sufi student and seeker of the inner life. A student of Sheikh Ishaq Jud until his passing, Khalil now is a student of Murshid Wali Ali Meyer. Khalil is a Khalif in the Sufi Ruhaniat International, with students throughout North America. Khalil started and is the center leader for Ashland Sufi Heart Circle and holds regular Gatha classes, Zikrs, Dance meetings, weekend camps and retreats, and special events. Khalil is a Mentor Teacher in The Dances of Universal Peace and provides training for new dance leaders. Khalil is a Cherag and provides ministerial services-weddings, counseling, mediation, and education. Khalil is a Farmer in the Ziraat teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is an avid gardener and maintains the grounds at Ashland Sufi Heart Circle and the Heart Dome.
Sufi Ruhaniat International Teachers within Ashland Sufi Heart Circle:
Sheikha Nurjamila Peggy Elliott
Makin James Stiritz