Articles 2017-01-29T15:59:51+00:00

Eighteen Stages of Service

Eighteen Stages of Service[1] The soul of the Mevlevi Dergah (training center) is the kitchen (matbah). In the kitchen, the Head Cook Dede (Ashchi Dede; Ser-tabbah),[2] the Cauldron Dede (Kazanci Dede), the Internal Affairs Dervish, [...]

September 5th, 2018|

The Coherence of Our Souls

~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski The Essence of Our Practice We place a great emphasis on being—the quality of attention and presence that we practice. Being is our capacity to be awake with full attention and [...]

September 1st, 2018|

Listening

A talk offered by Camille for the launch, “Listen! Feminine Wisdom,” 2018 Festival of Faiths.

February 28th, 2018|

Give God Your Existence

Give God your existence and God will give you His Life. Today is September 30, Mevlana’s birthday and the 10th day of Muharram, remembered primarily for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. On this day we [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Presence, Sincerity, & Spiritual 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.

June 17th, 2017|

Living Presence – 25th Anniversary Edition

With unique clarity, this book describes how presence can be developed to vastly improve our lives. Drawing on the work of the beloved Sufi poet, Rumi, as well as traditional material and personal experience, this book integrates the ancient wisdom of Sufism with the needs of contemporary life. Completely revised and updated for its 25th anniversary, this edition of Living Presence offers a wisdom that is both universal and practical.

June 9th, 2017|