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
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.
The super talented and beautifully humble Medina Tenour Whiteman sharing a Rumi poem, recorded at half-midnight in a hotel corridor in Bradford!
A moment captured from our Urs celebration last December 2015, filmed by David Aldred at the atmospheric St Mark’s Church in London, with beautiful music by Amir Koushkani (tar) and … Continue reading
What a wonderful synchronicity we have this year with the birth celebrations for two prophets falling this week, Muhammad and Jesus, may eternal peace and blessings be upon them and … Continue reading
The Drunkards, from the album You are Joy. Kabir & Camille Helminski with musicians from around the world.
Mahmoud Mostafa speaks about “The Spiritual Practice of Rumi”. Recorded at our Valentine’s Day event at the University of Manchester. Including themed slides and using Rumi’s poetry, Mahmoud takes us … Continue reading
Rumi’s Circle are proud to support Chickpea Press, a children’s publishing company that aims to create engaging, contemporary and imaginative books and digital apps for younger readers, drawing inspiration from … Continue reading
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
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
We are pleased to share a short clip of musical highlights from the June event in Bradford, enjoy!
A little Coleman Barks for your afternoon…. From Doostava on YouTube.
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
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
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!
Watch a beautiful rendering from the Mathnawi, translated and read by Shaikh Kabir Helminski…
With our next event being at a Buddhist centre, and having had the pleasure of meeting some Buddhist friends at our last event, we would like to share this excellent … Continue reading
The One Through Love Project has done wonderful work bringing together men and women steeped in the wisdom of Rumi and Sufism, giving them a space to share their understanding … Continue reading
Daniel mentioned in his article Translating Rumi that to hear Shaikh Kabir & Camille Helminski recite their versions accompanied by oud, ney, and daf on the album You Are Joy … Continue reading
Coleman Barks: though his renderings of Rumi’s poetry take some liberties with the original, he’s a great poet – and performer – with a deep appreciation of Mevlana’s message. Here’s … Continue reading
Esin Celebi Bayru is Vice President of the International Mevlana Foundation. Esin is also Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s granddaughter from the 22nd generation, a descendent of Sultan Veled and Ulu Arif … Continue reading
Shaikh Kabir Helminski on Rumi meeting Shams (video from One Through Love)