Rumi's Circle

a community of lovers

Ruminations: The Divine Flame Kendal Wed 18th Nov

As part of Interfaith Week 2015, Rumi’s Circle and the South Lakes Interfaith Forum would like to invite you to an evening of poetry, music, meditation and reflection on the … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Affirming the Real: Ya Haqq

Some reflections on Haqq [Truth] inspired by the Quran and Rumi’s work by Tazeen Ahmad. Affirming the Real: Ya Haqq The Quran states: Alhaqqah, Mal-haqqah, Wa maa adraka mal haqqaqah. … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramadan Rewards

At Rumi’s Circle, we are blessed to be making new friends all the time, and growing this community of lovers. We thought it would be heart-nourishing if these friends were … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Turning to the Quran: Reflections on Learning to Whirl

The Quranic verse most often associated with whirling is Wheresoever you turn, there is the face of God [2:115]. However, as I have struggled to learn the practice, another passage … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 3 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

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 99 Names of Allah children’s book

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

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rumi’s Mathnawi by MG Gupta

My grandfather, Dr M.G. Gupta was a practitioner of Surat-Shabd-Yoga and was initiated into Radhasoami Faith, Soami Bagh, Agra in 1962 and this Faith has derived heavily from Rumi. There … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 1 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

The Spiritual Practice of Rumi Sat 14th Feb

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting Mahmoud Mostafa who will be joining us on Valentine’s Day in Manchester to speak about “The Spiritual Practice of Rumi”. … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

In a Mevlevi Kitchen

The fruit is the reality, the blossom its form— blossoms are the good news, fruit is the joy that comes. When the blossom falls, you can see the fruit— when … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Universal Peace Prayer Sep 27th

Join Rumi’s Circle for a Universal Peace Prayer to be held on Saturday 27th September at the Manchester Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre. We are pleased to have representatives from multiple … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

A Letter from Father Francis

We are honoured to share some reflections from Shaikh David Bellak on his spiritual journey and a timely and inspiring letter received from Father Francis, a retired Catholic priest. Notes … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 4 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

Remembrance – The Spiritual Practice of Zhikr eCourse

We are looking forward to participating in this wonderful new eCourse by Mevlevi Shaikh Kabir Helminski, starting on June 29th, the first day of Ramadan. Shaikh Kabir will take us … Continue reading

June 11, 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

Good Friday

We remember the life of Jesus, peace and blessing be upon him, and share some wisdom of the prophet from Mevlana: A sober-minded man said to Jesus, “What in this … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coleman Barks compilation

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

April 8, 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

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

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

Postcards from Konya

A few of us have been lucky enough to visit Konya recently and we wanted to share some highlights from our trip. Rumi Hotel is located next to the Mevlana … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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

Feeding the Fire: Rumi and Native American Myth

In contemporary times some of the finest English translations of Rumi’s poetry have come from Americans, and Rumi was not long ago being lauded as the most widely-read poet in … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Come Close…

Rumi’s words speak to my heart of Love, Oneness and Interconnectedness. Rumi in his works, it seems, is consistently challenging the notion of separateness. The Quran tells us that God … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Praise of Chai by David Ginsberg

David Ginsberg has been a lover of Mevlana Rumi for many years and here he shares his reflections on the power of chai (tea) on the spiritual path! Chai al-Akbar … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment