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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His Children. Philadelphia Fellowship Press, 1978.
———. Guidebook. 2 vols. Philadelphia Fellowship Press,
———. Mata Veeram, or the Forces of Illusion. York Beach,
Maine Samuel Weiser, 1982.
———. Truth and Light. Philadelphia Guru Bawa Fellowship
of Philadelphia, 1974.