HENRY BAYMAN is a student of Sufism and an independent scholar who has lived in Turkey for many years.
For many years, Henry Bayman has been in close contact with the Sufi masters of Central Anatolia. Henry Bayman introduced through his writings, one of his spiritual teacher in the Sufi Path, Ahmet Kayhan (1898 – August 3, 1998) whom he calls “Grand Master of Sufism.” Master Kayhan’s chain of transmission is traced through the Prophet Muhammad, his close associate Abu Bakr, Abdul-Qadir Gilani, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Ahmad Sirhindi, Abdullah Dehlewi, Hadhrat Mawlânâ Khâlid-i Baghdâdî, Sheikh Samini, Osman Badruddin and Ahmet Kayhan Dede.
Henry Bayman met Ahmet Kayhan in early spring, 1978 and after the introduction he began to attend his discussion groups more frequently. From the beginning of September 1983, excluding normal working hours or vacations, he stayed almost continually in the presence of Ahmet Kayhan until his death.
Through his writings Henry Bayman shows us how the teachings of Islamic Sufism, which constitute a body of knowledge that starts with accepted science and extends beyond it, are not only applicable to our modern and postmodern world, but how they offer a unique way out of the double binds we find ourselves in.
He is the author of four published books on Sufism and Islam: The Teachings of a Perfect Master (2012), The Station of No Station (2001), The Secret of Islam (2003) and The Black Pearl (2005) and two online Books The Meanings of the Four Books and Science, Knowledge and Sufism.
Videos and other material that have not been ported to this blog can be found on the alternate website, hbayman.angelfire.com.