a direct disciple of the American Sufi Master, Murshid Samuel Lewis, has been practicing Sufism since 1969. He is the Pir (Spiritual Director) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, the Sufi lineage tracing from Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis. In 1972 Shabda met his second great teacher, the late Master Singer, Pandit Pran Nath, and began the daily practice of North Indian classical music in the Kirana style. He is also a disciple of the illustrious Tibetan Buddhist Master, the 12th Tai Situpa Rinpoche. Shabda travels throughout the world, spreading the Sufi Message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty. Pir Shabda brings warmth, humor, and clarity in his efforts to help seekers on their Path to Awakening.