The path of the heart

Chishtiya Ribbat is a place of station for all the seekers of the sufi path – the path of the heart. We are committed to disseminating traditional Sufi knowledge in the modern world. Our teachings are based on the Chisti notion of Ishq Ustad (Love is the teacher). We are concerned with a person as a whole. We are interested in educational approaches that call forth that which is inside each person. Chishtiya Ribbat resists the idea that education comprises only of courses, pre-requirements, and credits.

Our Vision: We seek to be an institute that embodies what we wish to see in the world: a just and loving community where people feel respected and are free to be themselves without fear.

We also seek to be a institute where students are not only thinkers but doers; devoted to reason and investigation when it comes to the questions of religion; civic minded and interested in congregational life as an important element in creating a better society; exemplary in character, and tolerant of different opinions yet firm in personal convictions.