The transformative power of love that flows through Rumi needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated. It is sometimes possible to partially experience this through his poetry and the wisdom it contains, but even more than this is the transmission that comes through a living tradition.
January theme: "Mercy" (Rahim) is the grace that allows us to connect with the Divine in every circumstance of life. February theme: Disengage from the ego realm; enter the Reality of the Sacred. Whether in worship or in the ordinary acts of life, contemplate the Divine Beloved. March theme: In order to become human, we [...]
Spiritual conversation (sohbet) with Shaikh Kabir Helminski on the theme of Watchfulness.
Spiritual conversation (sohbet) with Shaikh Kabir Helminski on the Night of Rumi's Urs, 2017.
The attached pdf attempts to distill some of Mevlana's most essential wisdom in a few carefully chosen quotes.
Spiritual conversation (sohbet) with Shaikh Kabir Helminski on Becoming Nothing.
Allah is a word that describes the wholeness of everything. Our inner work aims at knowing through experience the spiritual reality within which we live.
Ya Matin, Ya Badi Your Joy is coming to the mountainside, Ya Matin, with every sunrise. The breeze of dawn kisses the shores of Your hills, and every day they display Your Light, and generous shadows, in the folds of their skin where rivers run and waterfalls tumble with Your Grace. Anchoring our world, they [...]
Ya Qadir, Ya Muqtadir, Ya Adl O You Who measure all in the most beautiful proportion, teach us Your Wisdom to know what to do when, how much or how little. May we water the roses, not the thorns, except enough to protect the tender branches and feed the camels, and goats who find there [...]
Zhikr has a transformational effect on all levels of our being. This sohbet offers some beautiful reminders and encouragement to deepen in this essential practice.
Today time moves fast and our humanness is under assault in many ways. The distractions of consumer society and pop culture, the compression of time, the advance of technological powers, the intensity of life requires nothing less than the development of true spiritual practice and remembrance.