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Musical delights in London 25-26 Oct

We’re looking forward to attending two musical events this weekend in London. Rumi’s Circlers Daniel Dyer and Fahad Khalid will be performing at the following venues: Soul Sessions, Saturday 25th … Continue reading

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Openings from Rumi

A beautiful selection of openings from Mevlana Rumi and personal reflections by Shaikha Camille Helminski. With ney by the wonderfully talented Selcuk Gurez. Recorded at the Academy of Self Knowledge … Continue reading

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Threshold Society Bradford Zhikr Sat 18th Oct

Join us for the Threshold Society zhikr gathering in Bradford on Saturday 18th October from 3:30-6pm.  We hope to share in meditation, zhikr, music, prayer, and discussion of Mevlana Rumi’s … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

In a Mevlevi Kitchen

The fruit is the reality, the blossom its form— blossoms are the good news, fruit is the joy that comes. When the blossom falls, you can see the fruit— when … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak friends! Wishing a blessed and joyous time to all! Congratulations to all the pilgrims returning from their circumambulations around the Holy Kaaba. May we all feel our connection … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Mevlana!

Today is Mevlana Rumi’s birthday. May his light be blessed and continue to shine down upon us. Here’s a beautiful musical ensemble to delight your ears:

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh Rumi Festival Oct 2-4

Medieval Italy and Turkey produced two of the biggest names in mystic thought: St. Francis and Rumi. It has been 800 long years since they departed and the Italian Cultural … Continue reading

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Happy Jewish New Year!

Happy Rosh Hashanah to our Jewish friends! May this New Year be full of love and mercy for all. The purest mirror is, beyond doubt, the heart which can receive … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Universal Peace Prayer Sep 27th

Join Rumi’s Circle for a Universal Peace Prayer to be held on Saturday 27th September at the Manchester Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre. We are pleased to have representatives from multiple … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Impersonal Existentialist of the Sufi Way

Robert Abdul Hayy Darr gives another illuminating talk, this time using Rumi to illustrate how, for the Sufi, Islam is a lived experience rather than a blind belief, an antidote … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sacred Dances of the Silk Road Sep 20th

Saturday, 20th September 2014, 7pm-10pm St. Clement’s Church, 6 Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9JF Tickets: £15 A night of sacred dance, music and poetry; featuring exquisite dance performances by … Continue reading

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Threshold Society Bradford Zhikr Sat 23 Aug

Join us for the Threshold Society zhikr gathering in Bradford on Saturday 23rd August from 3-6pm.  We hope to share in meditation, zhikr, music, prayer, and discussion of Mevlana Rumi’s … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to all our friends! May the fruits of Ramadan be with you year-long and may we meet each other in peace and goodwill. In the hope of journeying … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Highlights from Rumi Rhythms

We are pleased to share a short clip of musical highlights from the June event in Bradford, enjoy!

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rumi Retreat! Aug 29-31st

We’re off to spend another wonderful weekend with Mevlevis and other Rumi lovers at the Threshold Society UK Annual Retreat (Aug 29-31st) down at lovely Gaunts House in Dorset. Set … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak to all those who are fasting during this time! May it be blessed with worldly emptiness and spiritual fullness! The Freedom of Fasting [377] Some religious scholars were … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Letter from Father Francis

We are honoured to share some reflections from Shaikh David Bellak on his spiritual journey and a timely and inspiring letter received from Father Francis, a retired Catholic priest. Notes … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

*CHANGE OF VENUE AND TIME* Rumi Rhythms in Bradford Sat 21 June

Join Rumi’s Circle for an evening of music and poetry at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre. Music by Da Vida, Daniel Dyer, Fahad Khalid, Arian Sadr and others! Saturday 21st … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Remembrance – The Spiritual Practice of Zhikr eCourse

We are looking forward to participating in this wonderful new eCourse by Mevlevi Shaikh Kabir Helminski, starting on June 29th, the first day of Ramadan. Shaikh Kabir will take us … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rumi Rhythms in Bradford Sat 21 June

Join Rumi’s Circle for an evening of music and poetry at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre. Music by Da Vida, Daniel Dyer, Fahad Khalid, Arian Sadr and others! Saturday 21st … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spirituality and the Outdoors

It’s all about Nature! Yesterday was Earth Day and we shared the selection below from Mevlana on our Facebook page. And this coming Saturday some friends of Rumi’s Circle will … Continue reading

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Resurrection

Love is from the Infinite, and is eternal. The seeker of love is not held up by time. Any heart that is not in love will be useless on the … Continue reading

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Good Friday

We remember the life of Jesus, peace and blessing be upon him, and share some wisdom of the prophet from Mevlana: A sober-minded man said to Jesus, “What in this … Continue reading

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Passover

Passover began on Monday April 14th and continues until Tuesday April 22nd. The Passover festival is a time that we remember how Moses, peace and blessings be upon him, freed … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coleman Barks compilation

A little Coleman Barks for your afternoon…. From Doostava on YouTube.

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mevlana’s Urs – Islamic calendar

Today is the Islamic lunar calendar anniversary of Mevlana Rumi’s Urs (5th Jumada al-Akhir). As people around the world remember Mevlana’s passing with zhikr and whirling, we are pleased to … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Norouz!

Happy Norouz! Yesterday celebrated the Persian New Year and the spring equinox. The Norouz celebration lasts 13 days and is rooted in the 3,000-year-old tradition of Zorastrianism. We wish everyone … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Behold the World

My heart is so small it’s almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it? “Look,” He answered, “your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.” … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shaikh Kabir Helminski in London

Rumi’s Circle are looking forward to attending two public talks with Mevlevi shaikh, Kabir Helminski, in London next month. Let us know if you will be there! Friday 14th March … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Glassblower by Da Vida

Some of us were lucky enough to see Da Vida perform last Saturday after Ruminations, a powerful mix of music and visual arts. Drawing on musical influences from around the … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Readings from Ruminations: Divine Love

Thanks to all who made it to Bradford on Saturday despite stormy weather (this is becoming a theme of our Ruminations!) We had a wonderful afternoon sharing lots of poetry … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale in light of Rumi

Much has been written about ‘Ode to a Nightingale’. The poem is generally understood to be the lament of a poet who finds he cannot stay in the unreal world … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Life of Rumi in Rare Islamic Manuscript Paintings from the 1590s

A handful of Persian accounts of Rumi’s life have been written, most famously the first by his son and the third, focusing on Rumi’s moralizing miracle stories, ordered by Rumi’s … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ruminations: Divine Love Bradford Sat 15th February

Ruminations: Divine Love New Bradford Playhouse Pop-up Shop, 11-13 Market Street, Bradford BD1 1LN Sat 15th February, 2-4.30pm, free entry, hot/cold drinks and cake for sale. To celebrate St. Valentine’s … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse! When the DAO rules on earth one uses the racehorses to pull dung carts. When DAO has … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Way of the Sufi

Since 1995, Mahmoud Mostafa has been devoted to the study and practice of Tassawuf. In the course of his development, he received teachings from Sufi shaikhs in the USA, Turkey, … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Readings from Ruminations: Saints & Seekers

We had a wonderful Ruminations event on Saturday at Huddersfield Parish, St. Peter’s Church. Thanks to all who braved the wet and windy elements to join us for poetry, hot … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ruminations: Saints & Seekers Huddersfield Sat 25 January

Ruminations: Saints & Seekers St Peter’s Church, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BU 1:30-4:30pm, free entry. We invite you to join us for our next Ruminations gathering at  St. Peter’s Church … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suleyman Dede’s Urs

Today is the Urs of Shaikh Suleyman Hayati Loras (1904-1985). Suleyman Dede was a great Mevlevi Shaikh of Konya. He travelled to America and planted the seed of Sufism in … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Milad ul-Nabi: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Today is Milad ul-Nabi, the observance of the birthday of Muhammad, may he be blessed. The earth has birthed many wondrous children, but Muhammad has surpassed them all. Earth and … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Highlights from Mevlana’s Urs

We are pleased to offer you a short video of highlights from Mevlana’s Urs celebration that was held in December at The Delius Centre in Bradford. Enjoy!

January 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year!

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 2013 has indeed been a Year of Lights…Rumi’s Circle began with a humble facebook page and one post blog and has grown … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Postcards from Konya

A few of us have been lucky enough to visit Konya recently and we wanted to share some highlights from our trip. Rumi Hotel is located next to the Mevlana … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very merry and blessed Christmas! May your time be filled with love and light, and may we deepen our remembrance and connection to the beloved souls … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mevlana’s Urs Collective Remembrance 8pm

Today we remember the Night of Union of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi as he passed into the Unseen, reunited with his Source, giving thanks for his beautiful example and grace, and … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mevlana’s Urs Celebration

We had a beautiful gathering in Bradford on Saturday celebrating Mevlana’s Urs with poetry, music and dhikr. Thanks to all who made it out and shared their hearts – and … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rumi in Chester

We hold a Rumi Reflection Group here two or three times every month.  It’s very simple and relaxed – we meet in a quiet coffee shop and take one poem … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Celebrate Mevlana’s Urs in Bradford Sat 14 December

An invitation to celebrate Mevlana Rumi’s Urs – his Union with the Beloved. Mevlana Rumi’s Urs or the anniversary of his death is usually referred to as Sheb-i Arus, which … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Universal Sea

Watch a beautiful rendering from the Mathnawi, translated and read by Shaikh Kabir Helminski…

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sufi Music

New album by Daniel called ‘Follow If You Dare’…come and hear some of these songs sung at the Urs event on the 14th…

November 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

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