Pir Netanel

Pir Netanel

Adjunct Faculty


BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Master of Divinity


BA, Religious Studies, Naropa University
Pir, Inayati-Maimuni Order

 Areas of Specialization:

•    Islam
•    Sufism
•    Hasidism
•    Crypto-Judaism
•    Comparative Religion
•    Sacred Poetry and Fiction
•    Spiritual Guidance
•    New Monasticism
•    Deep Ecumenism
•    InterSpirituality

Pir Netanel Mu'in ad-Din Miles-Yépez is the current head of the Inayati-Maimuni lineage of Sufism. 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 and New Monasticism movements. 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 (2012), and the editor of a new series of the works of the Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, annotated and adapted into modern English. His articles and other writings can be found in The Huffington Post, Spectrum: Spirituality, Culture, and the Arts, and Suhbah Journal.