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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

Breaking Free with the Interfaith Amigos

Breaking Free: Spiritual Liberation through Interfaith Dialogue with the Interfaith Amigos E-course running April 13 – May 8 Imam Jamal Rahman, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Pastor Don Mackenzie have been … Continue reading

April 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

Brief Encounters

Didn’t I say, don’t sit with sad companions? Don’t sit with anyone but those whose hearts are glad. Since you are in the garden, don’t go to thorns. Sit amidst … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World

The recent scholarship of The Covenants Initiative highlights how the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) sought to protect Christian communities, not only in his own lifetime but for perpetuity. … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very merry and blessed Christmas! May your time be filled with love and light, and may we deepen our remembrance and connection to the beloved souls … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 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

Introducing the Mevlevi Ceremony at the Vatican

Organised by the International Mevlana Foundation, Faruk Celebi, Esin Celebi and Celal Celebi introduced the Mevlevi Sema at the Vatican palace on September 24th. Below is the speech given by … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 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

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

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

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

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to all our friends! May the fruits of Ramadan be with you year-long and may we meet each other in peace and goodwill. In the hope of journeying … Continue reading

July 28, 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

Spirituality and the Outdoors

It’s all about Nature! Yesterday was Earth Day and we shared the selection below from Mevlana on our Facebook page. And this coming Saturday some friends of Rumi’s Circle will … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mevlana’s Urs – Islamic calendar

Today is the Islamic lunar calendar anniversary of Mevlana Rumi’s Urs (5th Jumada al-Akhir). As people around the world remember Mevlana’s passing with zhikr and whirling, we are pleased to … Continue reading

April 5, 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

Happy New Year!

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 2013 has indeed been a Year of Lights…Rumi’s Circle began with a humble facebook page and one post blog and has grown … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very merry and blessed Christmas! May your time be filled with love and light, and may we deepen our remembrance and connection to the beloved souls … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 2 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sufism and Buddhism by Robert Abdul Hayy Darr

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

May 31, 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

A Meeting of Hearts

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

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Rumi’s Wedding Night

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

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rumi’s Circle in Bradford Sat 20th April

Come and enjoy poetry, music, and companionship on the way of Love….bring a favourite poem from Rumi to share. Saturday 20th April, 2013. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment