The Stages of the Journey with Rumi & Sufism:
From Presence, to Heartfulness, to Intimacy with God
Rumi has been quoted everywhere for years now, usually in bite size portions—a line, a couplet or a quatrain. But it is possible to go deeper, to explore the many themes that form a coherent whole in Rumi’s literary and spiritual legacy.
The inspired words of a true spiritual master are nourishment for the soul at a time when such nourishment is vital to sustaining our humanness itself. Engaging with sacred texts can kindle the precious spark of wisdom within ourselves. We will reflect on a selection of Rumi quotes, selected and translated by Shaikh Kabir and arranged according to the following themes: The Journey; Guidance and Companionship; The Divine Initiative; The Glory of Non-Existence; Surpass Yourself; The Passion of the Way; Supplication; Real I-ness. These beautiful, inspiring words from Rumi are an invitation into a deeply transformative experience.
This course is available on-demand with registration.
Your registration gives you unlimited access to the recorded videos of this four-session course, based on a live course taught via Zoom in 2021. Each session is approximately 90 minutes in length.
Kabir Helminski is a Shaikh of the Mevlevi Order, the lineage of Rumi. Kabir is also Co-Director, with his wife Camille, of The Threshold Society (Sufism.org). The Mevlevis, who trace their inspiration back seven centuries to Jalaluddin Rumi, are known for their hospitality to religious seekers of all traditions. In 2009 Kabir was named as one of the "500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." He has toured North America as Shaikh with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey bringing Sufi culture to more than 100,000 people. His translations of Rumi and books on spirituality, Living Presence and The Knowing Heart, Holistic Islam, and In the House of Remembering, have been published in at least twelve languages. In 2017 Living Presence is being published in a commemorative 25th anniversary edition in the Spiritual Cornerstones series by Penguin Books. He has been living in Louisville since 2012.