Elias Amidon is the spiritual director (Pir) of the Sufi Way. He has been an initiate of the Sufi Way for 44 years and was appointed as the Pir of the order in 2004. His root teacher was Pir Fazal Inayat-Khan, and he has also studied with Qadiri Sufis in Morocco, Theravaden Buddhist teachers in Thailand, Native American teachers of the Assemblies of the Morning Star, Christian monks in Syria, Zen teachers of the White Plum Sangha, and contemporary Dzogchen teachers. Author of The Open Path: Recognizing Nondual Awareness, and co-editor of Earth Prayers, Life Prayers, and Prayers for a Thousand Years, he continues to travel widely teaching Open Path and other Sufi Way programs. We spoke about Sufism, his lineage and his modern approach to the tradition. Learn more about Elias Amidon here: http://sufiway.org/about-us/pir-elias.