INSEAD: MBA powered by Mindfulness

Since we arrived at INSEAD about 3 weeks ago, there’s been a tremendous amount of encouragement and support for us to develop a mindfulness practice. Yes, that’s right – the #1 international MBA program...

Sufi Poet at INSEAD

We were born in the same townhouse in Chicago, but we never got along as children. My cousin was 9 months older and was always taller, fairer, and prettier. She was popular everywhere she...

The Gift of Faith

My grandmother passed away 23 days ago, at the age of 84, and left behind a handful of stories which will continue to shape my life forever. My grandfather taught my grandmother our Dua, the...

Two Become One

Two candles in the sky Pointed to oneness Like the two wings of a butterfly The sea-saw motion Of love and hope They are mirrored In my own body I have two eyes But one vision Two parents But one life Dual lights of confluence Both majestic and merciful In...

Pond of Light

Somewhere, deep within us Shadows encircle a pond of Light Befriend them one by one Offer them a listening ear Put your hand on your heart Speak softly and say Salaam How quickly it sets them at ease Say: I have...

Alamut Castle

O Alamut! O sister of Al-Azhar and Dar al-Hikmah, O beautiful nest of shooting stars, I've come to pay homage to you. O safe haven of intellectual vitality, O gatherer of scholars and scientists, I've come to bow my head...

Iran: The land of Persian mystics and Sufi poets

Returning home with lots of pictures to share from an incredibly blessed trip to Iran, rich with history, culture, and friendship! Here's a picture I took at the Pink Mosque in Shiraz. The colorful rose...

The Inspiration Behind the IG Retreat: The Desire for a Conscious Community

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to belong to a conscious community that is united by a common worldview and connected by the desire to self-actualize. A conscious community is the vehicle for spiritual evolution. There is only...

Part I: The Launch of the Aga Khan Museum – A Personal Interpretation by...

Based on my previous research of the Aga Khan Development Network, I shared my personal interpretation of the purpose and relevance of the Aga Khan Academies almost two years ago (see earlier post: From...

Time and Knowledge Nazrana: A Quest Through the Seven Valleys

This post discusses the fulfillment of my Time and Knowledge Nazrana, but it is a very different kind of post. Here, you will not find the details of my TKN assignment, the numbers of...