Sufi Movement in Australia (SMIA)
Since Sharif Jansen's death in 1990, the Sufi Movement in Australia (SMIA) has continued to expand. It includes old mureeds of Sharif Jansen as well as newcomers from the 1990s onwards and is affiliated with the International Sufi Movement now led by Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan. Each year many mureeds travel to Holland to take part in the annual Summer Schools and Leaders Retreats, while others attend retreats at Inayat Khan's dargah in New Delhi. From informal gatherings of mureeds in the early 1990s, the SMIA has evolved an organisational structure, a network of regional centres and leaders, and an Australian Summer School is held in January each year. The Sufi Movement in Australia publishes a quarterly newsletter, 'Spirit Matters,' which provides information about Sufi activities in Australia, as well as spiritual articles and poetry.
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