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Rumi Retreat! Aug 28-31st

We’re looking forward to another wonderful weekend with Mevlevis and other Rumi lovers at the Threshold Society UK Annual Retreat (Aug 28-30/31st) down at lovely Gaunts House in Dorset. Set … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Threshold Society Bradford Zhikr Sat 25th Jul

Join us for the Threshold Society zhikr gathering in Bradford on Saturday 25th July from 1:30-4pm. We hope to share in meditation, zhikr, prayer, and discussion of Mevlana Rumi’s work. … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

CANCELLED Ruminations: Spiritual Fasting Manchester Sun 14th Jun

We are sorry to cancel our Manchester Ruminations. We hope to reschedule later in the year.

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Threshold Society Bradford Zhikr Sat 13th Jun

Join us for the Threshold Society zhikr gathering in Bradford on Saturday 13th June from 1:30-4pm. We hope to share in meditation, zhikr, prayer, and discussion of Mevlana Rumi’s work. … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sharings from Ruminations

A belated thank you to everyone who came to the Manchester Ruminations, kindly hosted by Faith Network for Manchester. We had a wonderful evening and are pleased to share a … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ruminations: Spiritual Practice Manchester Fri 20th Mar

Join us for an informal poetry circle over coffee and cake reflecting on the theme of “Spiritual Practice” and what that means to you. Feel free to bring poetry that … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Threshold Society Bradford Zhikr Sat 21st Mar

Join us for the Threshold Society zhikr gathering in Bradford on Saturday 21st March from 1:30-3.30pm. Zhikr begins promptly at 2pm. We hope to share in meditation, zhikr, music, prayer, … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Nightingale and the Rose

Continuing our reflections on the nightingale that began with Keat’s Ode to a Nightingale in light of Rumi, we look at how another great Western writer, Oscar Wilde, portrayed the … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mevlana’s Urs Collective Remembrance 8pm

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

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Threshold Society Bradford Zhikr Sat 6th Dec

Join us for the Threshold Society zhikr gathering in Bradford on Saturday 6th December from 3:30-5.30pm. Zhikr begins promptly at 4pm. We hope to share in meditation, zhikr, music, prayer, … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rumi’s Urs celebrations in Manchester, Bradford & London!

Rumi’s Circle with whirling dervishes from The Threshold Society are pleased to announce a three city celebration of Mevlana Rumi’s Urs, the anniversary of his union with the Beloved. We … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Muslim Jewish Forum Concert Sat Nov 8th

We are pleased to announce that we will be performing at The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester’s Big Concert 2014 along with Ukranian Dancers and Manchester Klezmer band, L’chaim … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

*UPDATED* Musical delights in London 26 Oct

Unfortunately the Rumi’s Cave event has been cancelled, however we hope to see some of you on Sunday! Threshold Society Eid Family Day, Sunday 26th Oct, 1:30pm Christ Church Hall, … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

September 25, 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

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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 · 2 Comments

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

*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

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

Coleman Barks compilation

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

April 8, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Interfaith Week Ruminations in Bradford Sun 17th November

Interfaith Week Ruminations in Bradford – read, reflect, and relax in the company of Rumi! November hosts National Interfaith Week and to celebrate we are holding a special “Ruminations” which … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ruminations in Huddersfield Sun 27th October

Ruminations in Huddersfield – read, reflect, and relax in the company of Mevlana! Join us for an informal poetry circle over coffee and cake on Sunday 27th October from 2-3.30pm … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rumi and His Friends: Stories of the Lovers of God

Selected and Translated by Camille Adams Helminski with Susan Blaylock Originally written by Ahmad Aflaki, a devoted follower of the grandson of Rumi, this translation by Camille Helminski relates anecdotes … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rumi Retreat! Aug 30th – Sep 1st

We’re off to spend a wonderful weekend with Mevlevis and other Rumi lovers at the Threshold Society UK Annual Retreat (Aug 30th – Sep 1st) down at lovely Gaunts House … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to all our friends celebrating today and tomorrow! May your celebration be joyous and full of Love. O Particle, it’s time to dance! Don’t you know you are … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rumi’s Works

Having a little problem alerting you all to a new page so I thought I would just add it as a new post! Please do check out the new Rumi’s … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ruminations in Huddersfield Sun 16th June

Ruminations in Huddersfield – read, reflect, and relax in the company of Mevlana! Join us for an informal poetry circle over coffee and cake on Sunday 16th June from 2-4pm … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

You Are Joy – Rumi selections

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

May 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thank You, Bradford!

Many thanks to everyone who made it to our first event last Saturday, we were so happy to meet you all – Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester, Burnley, Essex, London and … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coleman Barks in action!

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

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mevlana, Mevlana

Daniel Dyer: ‘I wrote this song because I don’t know where I would be without Mevlana. And I wanted to mention Shams because – well, where would Mevlana be without … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 1 Comment