Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
BA, Religious Studies, Naropa University
Murshid, Inayati-Maimuni Order
Areas of Specialization:
- Comparative Religion
- Deep Ecumenism
Netanel Miles-Yepez is a recognized Sufi murshid and co-founder of the Inayati-Maimuni Order. He studied History of Religions at Michigan State University and Contemplative Religion at the Naropa Institute before pursuing traditional studies in both Sufism and Hasidism with Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and various other teachers. He has been deeply involved in ecumenical dialogue and is considered a leading thinker in the InterSpiritual movement. He is the co-author of two critically acclaimed commentaries on Hasidic spirituality, A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters (2009) and A Hidden Light: Stories and Teachings of Early HaBaD and Bratzlav Hasidism (2011), the editor of various works on InterSpirituality, including The Common Heart: An Experience of Interreligious Dialogue (2006) and Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice: Practices and Readings Drawn from the World's Spiritual Traditions (2012), and the editor of a new series of the works of the Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, annotated and adapted into modern English.