Heart with Wings

Murshida Stephanie Nuria Sabato

Joint General Representative

Biography of Murshida Stephanie Nuria Sabato

Murshida (meaning Senior Teacher/Representative) Stephanie Nuria Sabato’s studies of world religions have taken her on spiritual pilgrimages throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. Her first journey to India was in 1990 when she personally met Mother Teresa and His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama.

Nuria has been a Sufi initiate for over two decades, and has dedicated herself to a Path of inner study and outward service to the Sufi Message as brought by Hazrat Inayat Khan. She has been appointed a member of the Pir-o-Murshid Council, Secretary of the Brother/Sisterhood Work for the Western Hemisphere, Secretary of the Esoteric Inner School of the USA, and holds a seat on the Executive Committee of the International Sufi Movement. She considers it an honor and privilege to serve the Sufi Message as a Senior Representative and under the guidance of Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan, the son of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Nuria has taught meditation throughout the US, Europe, and India. She has also been initiated by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Achok Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche, and Rabjam Rinpoche. His Eminence Khamtrul Rinpoche is her personal guide and teacher.

In 1997 Nuria co-founded the Jamtse Tsokpa Foundation-Association of Compassion. The Foundation is dedicated to raising and distributing aid to suffering exiled Tibetan Refugees. Her work has received recognition by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Nuria has been involved in the education of artists and designers for over twenty-five years. The American Institute of Graphic Artists has honored her with the AIGA Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award. Nuria has been honored by the Fulbright Foundation as a Fulbright Scholar appointed to Morocco.

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