We are proud to be supported MACFEST, Manchester’s first Muslim arts and culture festival. We will be offering a whirling workshop as part of the festival. Saturday 17th November, 2:00–3:30pm … Continue reading
In our tradition, service is seen as a privilege and not something that is demeaning or relegated to those of a lower social order.
Today is Mevlana Rumi’s birthday. May his light be blessed and continue to shine down upon us. Didn’t I say, don’t sit with sad companions? Don’t sit with anyone but … Continue reading
We are sorry to announce that we have to cancel this event.
Listen to Camille Helminski’s talk on ‘Women of Faith: Learning from our Grandmothers of Spirit’. We apologise for some technical issues with the sound and hope you enjoy this offering … Continue reading
Join Sufihouse for their next whirling retreat, Oct 31 – Nov 4, in Fethiye, Turkey “In this journey, we will explore the depths of sema (whirling) through an awareness of … Continue reading
Tuesday 28th August, 6:30pm ~ £5 on the door, refreshments will be provided St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG Camille Adams Helminski explores stories of women of faith … Continue reading
It’s that time again! We’re off to spend another wonderful weekend with Mevlevis and other Rumi lovers at the Threshold Society UK Annual Retreat (Aug 24-27th) down at lovely Gaunts … Continue reading
Shaikh Kabir Helminski and Rumi’s Circle will be at the Bradford Literature Festival this year over the second weekend, July 7-8, 2018. Book your tickets for each event: Sat 7th … Continue reading
A talk offered by Shaikha Camille Helminski at the 2018 Festival of Faiths: “Sacred Insight, Feminine Wisdom.” First published on sufism.org. Bismillah arRahman arRahim We begin in the Name of … Continue reading
Join Shaikha Camille Adams Helminski and Daniel Thomas Dyer for a Ramadan Ecourse on the Ninety-Nine Names of God. Based on material from Camille’s book, Ninety-Names of the Beloved, and … Continue reading
What happens when a mercurial Englishman living in 1970’s California invites into his community of spiritual seekers a Turkish Muslim mystic? The answer can be found in this book. The Turkish mystic was one Suleyman Hayati Loras Dede, and the mercurial Englishman one Reshad Feild.
We will be running a series of workshops in 2018 on the theme of “Conscious Activism”, an activism which balances inner work on the self with the struggle for justice … Continue reading
Author: Kabir Helminski Publisher: White Cloud Press From one perspective, Holistic Islam is a love letter to the spiritual path of Sufism that has nourished its author for many decades. … Continue reading
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
Huddled at the back, left-hand corner of a large hall, me and a handful of other women would gather to take part in the Islamic Friday prayer at our university … Continue reading
Fancy an intimate, insider’s look at the rich legacy of Muslim societies in terms of arts, religion, history, and spirituality? Then look no further than Professor Omid Safi’s Illuminated Tour … Continue reading
We had wonderful gatherings in Bradford and London to celebrate Mevlana Rumi’s Urs. Thank you to all who came and participated. We include below the main readings that were shared … Continue reading
We’re pleased to share the Sacred Pattern retreat audio from last month’s gathering in Kendal. You can also see some pictures on our Facebook page.
Be kind, for when kindness is part of something it beautifies it; and when it is removed, it tarnishes it. ~Hadith On the Sufi path, adab (courteous etiquette) is of … Continue reading
Islam and the Divine Feminine? Really? Yes, as improbable as it may seem, really. In our times we have become so accustomed to a male-dominated, authoritarian and repressive interpretation of … Continue reading
Rumi’s Circle with Mevlevi whirling dervishes from The Threshold Society are pleased to announce the 2017 celebration of Mevlana Rumi’s Urs, the anniversary of his union with the Beloved. Join … Continue reading
Reflections by Matthew Wright on being an Episcopal Mevlevi – balancing Christianity and Islam This post represents the first piece of “new” content on A Waking Heart, and it’s probably … Continue reading
Continuing the conversation started last year, join us for a weekend to explore the balance of the sacred feminine and masculine within ourselves and within our world…
We’re proud to be participating in Greenbelt this year, offering a late-evening Sufi Soul Session with music, zhikr and whirling! Friday 25th August, 10:30-11:30pm Amal Tent, Boughton House, Kettering NN14 … Continue reading
We’re looking forward to spending another wonderful weekend with Rumi lovers at the Threshold Society UK Annual Retreat (Sep 1-4) down at lovely Gaunts House in Dorset. Set in 1600 … Continue reading
We honour the passing of Mevlevi Shaikh and master musician, Oruç Güvenç. Many of us at Rumi’s Circle have been healed and uplifted by the music of this beautiful soul. … Continue reading
Join us for an evening with Syed Salman Chisty In collaboration with St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. Wed 12 July, 2017 7-8:30pm St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 … Continue reading
This Ramadan, I drank from the wisdom of Shams of Tabriz contained in the wonderful book Rumi’s Sun: The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz. “Shams” means “Sun” of course, and this year the summer equinox fell in the month of Ramadan; something which felt significant.
Rumi’s Circle will be reciting poetry and Sufi songs as part of Altrincham Interfaith Group’s evening of cultural entertainment. Join us!
Eid Mubarak to all celebrating! May your celebration be joyous and full of Love. What a Nourisher The sensible man doesn’t pay attention to what increases or decreases, since both … Continue reading
Back by popular demand at Bradford Literature Festival, join Rumi’s Circle to explore the roots of the whirling dervish sacred tradition
Join us for an evening of poetry and whirling at the University of Birmingham: United for Peace: Unity through Poetry
Robert Abdul Hayy Darr explores how training a parrot to speak using a mirror becomes, in Rumi’s hands, a metaphor for how revelation is transmitted to humankind.
A tribute from RC to our sisters on IWD. Please do share with the men and women who are dear to you, inspire you or you seek to empower.
The Dervish and the Imam Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by David Ginsberg Shamzi Tabriz stood at the sea, Shining in all his might: In silence … Continue reading
We’re excited to be presenting at The British Islam Conference this year, organised by New Horizons. We’ll be speaking about Sufi Activism. Sufism recognises that harmony must be achieved between … Continue reading
We are little late in sharing the reflection from our Sacred Feminine artist-in-residence, Mariana Kurko. Here are her reflections on her time with us, as well as a link to … Continue reading
As we enter deeper into the introspection of the winter months and America continues to search its soul in the aftermath of the presidential election, I find myself turning to … Continue reading
We are honoured to have been nominated for Best Community-Focused Event for our Remembering Srebrenica event earlier this year! Our Healing Srebrenica evening of prayers and remembrance with poetry, music … Continue reading
Join Rumi’s Circle and St. Ethelburga’s for an evening with Dr Omid Safi, to discuss Spiritual Activism: Love and Justice in our Times. Faith communities find themselves under assault on … Continue reading
As we move forward to embrace the first day of this new year, we take a moment to consider how to embody love in the year ahead.
The Prophet Muhammad said, “Wisdom is like the truly faithful one’s stray camel; he (she) will recognize it when he (she) finds it.” Within the Way of Islam and the … Continue reading
The poetic tradition of the Mevlevi Order is not limited to the beautiful poetry of Mevlana Rumi. The Mevlevi Order has produced great poets, musicians, and artists throughout the centuries. … Continue reading
Reflections on Unveiling the Divine: Honouring the Sacred Feminine There’s a poem written by Key Ballah which for me captures some of what was happening during the Sacred Feminine gathering. … Continue reading
Rumi’s Circle with Mevlevi whirling dervishes from The Threshold Society are pleased to announce the 2016 celebration of Mevlana Rumi’s Urs, the anniversary of his union with the Beloved. Join … Continue reading
Reflections on Unveiling the Divine: Honouring the Sacred Feminine ‘Don’t forget your heart’ – it might sound odd but we do exactly this, our religion and thinking can become stiff, … Continue reading
Join us for Inter faith Week SoulScript where we will share reflections on scriptures that speak about “Divine Difference”. Saturday 19th November 2016, 10:30am, FREE John Clarke Room, Hale Unitarian … Continue reading
We had a phenomenal gathering last weekend in Kendal honouring the Sacred Feminine. We will be sharing photos, video and audio from the gathering, also reflections from attendees and how … Continue reading
We have a small number of concessions available for people with limited financial means who are interested in participating in our gathering. To book your place, select the concessionary price … Continue reading