Kahn has been a disciple of Sufism since 1969. He is a direct disciple
of Murshid Samuel Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti) and worked closely
with the great American Mystic Joe Miller. Shabda is currently the Pir
(Spiritual Director) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International and the Director
of the Chisti Sabri School of Music. He is also a disciple of the illustrious
Tibetan Buddhist Master, the 12the Tai Situpa Rinpoche.
He spent 24 years (since 1972) developing as a vocalist
under the living guidance of the late Pandit Pran Nath,
the Master North Indian Classical Vocalist, who planted
the 800 year old oral transmission of Chisti Sufi Vocal
Music in the Western world.
Shabda has appeared in concerts ranging from Visions
for a Perfect World at New York's St John the Divine
Cathedral, for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Music
America in Chicago, at Delhi University Music School
and Shivaratri Festival in New Delhi. He is one of a
handful of Americans who have dedicated themselves to
carrying on the legacy of the treasure of North Indian
Classical Vocal Music.
Shabda travels throughout the world spreading the Sufi
Message of Love, Harmony and Beauty. Shabda brings warmth,
humor and clarity in his efforts to help seekers on their
Path to Awakening.