Our Centre Teachers

Amir Peter O’Loughlin Amir Peter O’Loughlin has been a Representative in the Inayati Order for over 35 years, and has served as its National Representative in Canada. He is a spiritual teacher and musician, Dance Leader, Siraj (Senior Minister in the Universal Worship) and songwriter. In addition to his roles in the Inayati Order, Amir is a musician, singer and recording artist whose albums
“Merhaba” and “Opener of Wings” have garnered much praise in both North America and Europe. He has been leading evenings of sacred sound in Vancouver, including Universal Kirtan, since 1980 and founded The Universal Gospel Choir. In his professional life, Amir is a psychotherapist.


Zainab Paula Ford


Zainab Paula Ford has been a teacher in the Inayati Order for over 30 years and is also a Cherag (Minister in the Universal Worship) and Healing Conductor in the Sufi Healing Order. Zainab worked as an educator and later at the eye-care charity, Seva Canada. Currently she volunteers with school children at UBC Farm, practices TaiChi, and is exploring an interest in writing.