a community of lovers
Wednesday 28th August, 7pm ~ free entry
Oxford Quaker Meeting, 43 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW
Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski shares extracts from her recent collections of sacred poetry, including Ramadan Love Songs, Ninety-Nine Names of the Beloved, and Words from the East.
Camille is a teacher in the Mevlevi Sufi order, and has been a student of the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophets for more than 40 years. Camille and her husband, Kabir, teach internationally through the Threshold Society which they founded in 1988, encouraging all to awaken to the Divine Presence in every moment of our lives. She has produced some of the first modern English translations of Jalaluddin Rumi, rendered a significant portion of the Qur’an into English in The Light of Dawn, Daily Readings from the Holy Qur’an, and compiled the wisdom of female Muslim saints in the now classic guide, Women of Sufism. Her most recent poetic offerings include: Ninety-Nine Names of the Beloved, a beautiful collection of poems bringing the ninety-nine Divine qualities into awareness in everyday moments and giving readers an exquisitely personal window into Divine Presence; and Ramadan Love Songs, sixty poetic reflections of Ramadan for companionship and meditation, morning and evening, to accompany the unfolding of Ramadan or any month of the year, and accessible to any heart, of any faith, yearning towards deepening intimacy with the Sustainer and Cherisher of Creation.
Copies of her books will be available on the night for signing (cash only).
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