We invite you to two interwoven events, the first is in Virginia and the second is 15 easy miles away in Maryland — the drive between them is 20 minutes.
The Heart of Sufism:
Transformation through Practices of Coherence
November 10, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Sanctuary: Beloved Yoga, 11109 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, Virginia
Join us for an exceptional and experiential evening to engage in conversation with two extraordinary teachers, Kabir and Camille Helminski. They are keepers of the wisdom of Rumi. The evening will be soaked in dialogue, poetry and dhikr (a ceremony of remembrance).
We live in times where perceptions often feel limited. Come and expand perspective and see how similar we are, when we walk in love.
Free and open to all but please register by email: email@example.com
Restoring Authentic Spirituality
November 11, 9:30am – 5:00pm
9053 Holly Leaf Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817
Many people are thirsting for an authentic spirituality—a practical spirituality beyond the programming of exclusive and divisive beliefs, beyond promises of heaven or threats of hell.
Rumi spoke of a religion of Love—it begins with the recognition that the essence of Reality is Divine Generosity and Beauty. The religion of love opens to a relationship with the Divine through a knowing heart.
The Sufi Process, at its best, is the conscious development of our human capacities—the renovation of the natural faculties of the Soul to restore spontaneous virtue and a living experience of the Divine.
At a time when our humanness is being challenged by so many forces, Sufism is a living tradition that holds the keys to unlocking the treasure of our human nature.
Reservation and donation
Online Pre-registration: $60 (with lunch), $75 by check or cash day of event. Contact Skip for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kabir Helminski is an author, a translator of the works of Jalaluddin Rumi and others, and a Shaikh of the Mevlevi Order which traces back to Rumi. His books on spirituality, Living Presence and The Knowing Heart, have been published in at least nine languages. Among his most recent books are Love’s Ripening: Rumi on the Heart’s Journey, and Holistic Islam. In 2009 and subsequent years Kabir was named as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. He has toured as Shaikh with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey bringing Sufi culture to more than 100,000 people. He speaks widely on Sufism, often in an inter-spiritual context.
Camille Helminski is also a translator of Rumi and other Sufi texts, the author of Women of Sufism, Rumi’s Sun: The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz, and, most recently, Rumi and His Friends: Stories of the Lovers of God. Camille holds the distinction of being the first woman to translate a substantial portion of the Qur’an into English, published under the title of The Light of Dawn. You can learn more about their activities at sufism.org.