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Introducing the Mevlevi Ceremony at the Vatican

September 2014 ~Celal Celebi

Your Eminence, Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen. Since Turkey is a part of Anatolia we know that we are also former citizens of the Great Roman Empire. We are aware that, Tutte le strade portano a Roma. Tonight, as the 23rd generation descendant of Jelaleddin Rumi and a representative of the 800 year old tradition, I am glad to be with the distinguished and honored members of your great society.

Embodying Grace (Interview & Meditation with Shaikh Kabir)

  This interview is part of the Summer of Peace 2014 Summit, a free online event featuring 70+ of the world’s top peacebuilders, social change leaders, indigenous elders and spiritual mentors offering inspiration, skills training and powerful solutions – to bring inner, interpersonal and collective peace efforts to the next level. The Summer of Peace will continue for another month and culminate on September 21st. Over 15,000 people from 122 countries have registered… Read More…

Sufism: A Hidden Treasure

“Sufism: A Hidden Treasure” — a talk by Shaikh Kabir Helminski at City Circle, London on Friday 14th March, 2014. Many British Muslims today suffer a double alienation: on one side from a dogmatic expression of Islam lacking in love, and on the other side from a materialistic culture that leaves little room for the spiritual dimension of life. Contrary to the prevailing stereotype of Sufis being other-worldly and cultish,… Read More…

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The Threshold Society is affiliated with the Mevlana Foundation, founded by Celalettin Celebi and recognized by UNESCO as the authentic representative of the Mevlevi tradition.

Recently Threshold has been working to create a “big tent” for a broad collaboration to revive the transformative dimensions of Islamic spirituality.