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Ali’s Nonviolence (22/12/2016)

Reflections and spiritual conversation (sohbet) with Shaikh Kabir Helminski.

After the Election: Seeking The Face of Allah (10/11/2016)

Reflections and spiritual conversation with Shaikh Kabir Helminski following the Presidential Election 2016.

Healing Wisdom of al-Hakim (9/29/2016)

The healing wisdom of God operates continually in every detail of existence. The human being can live and act in resonance with this wisdom through the remembrance (zhikr) of al-Hakim.

Awakening the Latent 2nd Evening (4/7/2016)

Second evening of two sohbets on this month's theme: Prayer (dua) and zhikr are methodologies to manifest the divine names latent in our being.

Click for PDF file "Eighteen Beloved Names."

Awakening the Latent 1st Evening (4/2/2016)

First evening of two sohbets on this month's theme: Prayer (dua) and zhikr are methodologies to manifest the divine names latent in our being.

Click for PDF file "Eighteen Beloved Names."

The Themes of 2015, A Retrospective (12/31/2015)

"The Themes of 2015, A Retrospective" is a sohbet on the themes of the last year, some core principles of Sufi practice, and the possibilities of conscious community.

December Theme: As Much As We Love (12/5/2015)

Reflections on this month’s theme, ‘The beauty of the human being is as much and as great as their love.’

What Brought You to This Path (8/22/2015)

Sohbet with Kabir Dede.

July Theme: Affirming the Real Ya Haqq (7/2/2015)

Reflections on this month’s theme, ‘Be cleansed of shallow idolatries; affirm the Real. Ya Haqq.’

June Theme: Patience is Crowned with Faith

What benefit can there possibly be in rushing through some moments to get to others? Every moment is the perfect gift of the divine, manifested for our benefit. Moments of difficulty and challenge are moments in which the soul has the potential to develop and awaken new qualities.

The Natural State of the Human Being (4/23/2015)

Sohbet recording with reflections on the theme for April 2015, ‘The natural state of the human being is worship. The human being needs God as the garden needs spring’.