a community of lovers
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 acres of beautiful grounds and an 18th century mansion, the weekend will be full of music, spiritual practice, and friendship. Teachers include Shaikh Kabir Helminski, Shaikha Camille Helminski, Dr. Jeremy Henzell-Thomas, and special artist in residence, Mevlevi master musician Selcuk Gurez, to deepen our appreciation of Mevlevi music, culture, and practice. Bring your whirling shoes!.
This year’s theme is In the Radiance of the Truth:
Many things in today’s world challenge our very humanness. Spiritual practice, sacred space, and conscious community provide a means to rise above the false matrix that distracts us, reduces our intelligence, and numbs our hearts.
We can learn, for instance, from the practices, manners, and organization of traditional Sufi lodges that provided a comprehensive education of the human being. An extraordinary degree of consciousness and creativity flourished in these centers of spiritual and aesthetic attainment. When one stepped over the threshold into a Mevlevi Lodge, one entered an environment in which spiritual courtesy in language and behavior reflected certain spiritual truths and aided in their realization.
Join us for a contemporary experience of sacred space, celebrating Eid al-Adha in beautiful countryside with precious community!