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Spiritual Chivalry: Answering the Call

With Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Friday, December 4, 2009, 7-9 p.m.

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Georgetown University, Copley Hall Formal Lounge, Washington, D.C.

Beyond our occupation, each of us has a vocation, a calling toward sacred service.  This calling may be understood as our life’s purpose, our personal contribution to the transformation of the world.  Spiritual chivalry is the cultivation of our capacity to answer the call.  It is to swear oneself body, heart, and soul to the ideals of truth, justice, peace, and beauty—and thus sworn, to go forth into the battle of life.

Date and Time: Friday, December 4, 2009. Doors open at 7 p.m.. Lecture begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 General Admission; Scholarships available.

Location: Georgetown University, Copley Hall Formal Lounge, 37 and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057

Please plan to arrive early to seek parking and find your way to Georgetown's Copley Hall.  Directions and a map of Georgetown University can be found here. Copley Hall is building #36 on the right side of the map. The parking lot on the bottom of the map is $5 for Friday, and there should also be street parking available. (Use the Canal Road Entrance)

The University is served by the G2, D2 and D6 Metrobuses routes. Check the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website for schedules.

The closest Metrorail stops are Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom on the Blue/Orange Line. Remember there is no Metrorail stop in Georgetown.

This evening lecture precedes a two-day Sufi retreat, The Path of the Heart, Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6, with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan.

For additional information on Spiritual Chivalry: Answering the Call, please contact Seven Pillars at or call 518-794-8777. To register for the lecture or retreat, please email Gail Jamila Wellock, Tickets to the Friday night program will be available at the door.

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Link to The Path of the Heart via Facebook.


Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is also President of the Suluk Academy for esoteric studies. Pir Zia holds a doctoral degree in religion from Duke University, is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, and is a newly appointed Lindisfarne Fellow.


Seven Pillars House of Wisdom is dedicated to fostering beauty  and depth in human culture, and seeks to cultivate awareness of the unity of existence and the qualities of the heart that naturally arise from this awareness: nobility of character, genuine civility and creative optimism. Seven Pillars offers programs, dialogues, and media projects focused on four primary areas: Cosmology, Revelation, Mysticism and Chivalry. For additional information please visit the Overview Pages on our website.

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