Lex Hixon

Lex Hixon called himself an active initiate and spiritual citizen of five different religious traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, and Islam. Lex shared the profound illumination from these explorations through his many books, including: Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions, Living Buddha Zen, Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna, Mother of the Universe, Mother of the Buddhas, and The Heart of the Koran. (These books, presented by publishers other than Pir Press are nonetheless still available through Sufi Books). Lex was also the shaykh or spiritual teacher, of the Jerrahi Sufi Order located in New York City from 1985 until his passing in 1995, and founded numerous circles of the Order throughout the United States and Mexico. (For more on Lex, his vision and his work, visit: www.LexHixon.org)

"Lex Hixon was an interfaith world all unto himself: a rare being who not only felt at home in various religious traditions, but celebrated each with boldness and passion." --Bernard Glassman, author of Bearing Witness: A Zen Master's Lessons in Making Peace

"Lex Hixon is a rare combination of scholar and mystic" -- Gnosis Magazine