The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship

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The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship

Founded by Guru Bawa, a Sufi teacher from Sri Lanka (Ceylon), is said to be over a hundred years old. Around 1940 he established an ashram on a farm in Sri Lanka, teaching a traditional Sufi doctrine. He traveled to the United States about 1971 to help found a Serendib Sufi study circle in Philadelphia. Other small fellowship groups sprang up around his teachings. He spoke Tamil and seems to have spent some time in South India. A Singalese doctor translated his Tamil discourses into English. His followers established the Guru Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, now headquartered at 5820 Overbrook Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131-1212. Website:


Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship. March 27, 2000.

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. Truth and Light. Philadelphia: Guru Bawa Fellowship of Philadelphia, 1974.

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