Our Affiliated Sites:

Abwoon Resource Center YouTube Channel:

Shalem Center: The Abwoon Network is a joint project of the nonprofit, tax exempt organization The Shalem Center (located in Columbus, Ohio) and the Edinburgh Institute for Spirituality and Peace in Scotland. The larger mission of Shalem Center is to promote healing and growth for individuals, groups, and organizations from an inter-spiritual perspective:

Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning: Neil’s Scotland institute. All of Neil’s work, content and current international schedule has now been relocated to the site you’re on, Abwoon Network.

Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace (including the Edinburgh Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace Festival). Sponsors dozens of retreats and interspiritual events in Scotland, co-founded by Neil Douglas-Klotz and Neil Walker in 2007. A registered Scottish charity.

Charities and Non-Profit Service Projects That We Support

The Abraham Path Project: Promotes walking in the Middle East as a tool for deepening understanding, experiencing cultures, and fostering friendships across challenging divides. Invests in projects that shed light on the kindness and hospitality of the people in the Middle East by supporting trail development, storytelling, job creation, and experiential tourism. Originally inspired in part by a peace plan for the Middle East of Samuel L. Lewis.

Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality: Founded by Br. Joseph Kilikevice, friend and colleague of Neil. Based in the Chicago, Illinois, USA area.

Shalom Center: Focusing the work in spiritual activism of Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Berman, colleagues of Neil.

Matthew Fox: Focusing the work of Dr. Matthew Fox, the pioneer of Creation Spirituality, with whom Neil has collaborated for many years.

Order of the Sacred Earth: Founded by Matthew Fox. “A radically inclusive Order of mystic activists, uniting our energy and intention in one sacred vow: ‘I promise to be the best lover and defender of the Earth that I can be.’

Bless Ananda and Bless Kids: Service project supporting children’s education in Tamil Nadu, India, founded by Rahmana Dziubany.

The Hope Project: Service project begun by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan to alleviate the extreme poverty in the area near the dargah of his father Hazrat Inayat Khan in Delhi. Located in Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin, the Hope Project currently runs a community health centre, a creche, a non-formal school, vocational training courses, a thrift and credit program, and a women’s micro-enterprise unit.

International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace: Co-founded by Neil and the Rev. Tasnim Fernandez in 1982.

UK Network for the Dances of Universal Peace:

Dances of Universal Peace in the German-speaking Countries:

Sufi Links:

Sufi Soulwork Foundation: Carrying on the work in Spiritual Psychology begun by Murshid Moineddin Jablonski. Under the guidance of Murshid Mariam Baker.

Shamcher Beorse Archives:  One of Hazrat Inayat Khan original student, a spiritual activist who inspired Neil and many others.

Mansur Johnson’s Website: One of the first students of Murshid Samuel Lewis and a friend of Neil. Author of the books Murshid and Big Tales.

European Ruhaniat International Sufi Summer School: The major project of the European Ruhaniat is an annual summer school near Hamburg, Germany around the first week of July.

UK Ruhaniat: Ruhaniat lineage events in the UK and archive of sound recordings of past retreats.

International Association of Sufism: Founded by Dr. Nahid Angha and Dr. Ali Kianfar, colleagues and friends of Neil. A California non-profit, humanitarian organization and a United Nations NGO/DPI, was founded in 1983 to create and provide a global forum for a continuing dialogue amongst Sufis, scholars, interfaith leaders, poets and artists from diverse cultures, nations and schools; to bring together Sufi principles and scientific understanding; and to promote equality and human rights.

SFH Foundation: Website for the work of Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri, author of the book Sufi Encounters, with whom Neil has collaborated for some years. Highly recommended for the books and videos.

Academic Work: All of Neil Douglas-Klotz’s scholarly papers are now on here:

Society of Biblical Literature (SBL): The leading scholarly group for the study of biblical studies. Neil has presented at several of its annual meetings.

American Academy of Religion (AAR): The leading scholarly group for academic work in religious studies and religion. For nearly ten years, Neil was the chair of the AAR Mysticism Group.

Scientific and Medical Network: UK-based group investigating the interface between science, religion and psychology. Neil has been a longtime member.

Traditional Cosmology Society of the University of Edinburgh: Neil has been a longtime member and presented at several of its conferences.

Sacred Connections (Scotland): The website for the research of Barry Dunford into the Scottish roots of various mystery schools.

Retreat Centers

Self & Soul Center & Retreat Sanctuary – A nature preserve near Ashland, Oregon, USA, dedicated to healing, embodied spirituality, the contemplative arts and recovering life in balance. Includes a focus on SoulWork, as begun by Moineddin Jablonski, Neil’s Sufi teacher.

Hazel Hill Wood: UK retreat centre focused on conservation, wellbeing and resilience, founded by Alan Ahmed Heeks, a student of Neil:

Holland House: Near Cropthorne, England. Retreat centre, spiritual centre and charity, host to Neil’s Aramaic work in the UK.

Other Links:

GreenSpirit – GreenSpirit is a network of people who celebrate the human spirit in the context of our place in the natural world and Earth’s own evolutionary journey.

Sacred Music Radio: Sacred Music Radio is an internet radio station that brings sacred music from various traditions from all over the world to the listener.