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Divine Breathings

This is a section of the Mathnawi [Book I: 1951… ] that we are reflecting on in relation to our theme for January: “In these days the breathings of God prevail…” This is a beautiful and profound passage about the inter-relationship of breath, body, and soul (Jan in Persian).

Imam Ali’s Letter to Malik Ashtar

This script reads: "Ali Ibn Abi Talib, radiya' llah Ta'aala anhu wa-Karrama wajhahu." (Ali Bin Abi Talib, may God Almighty be pleased with him and honor him.) The script is Tawqi', structured into the shape of a lion. The Richest Treasure Be it known to you, O, Malik, that I am sending you as Governor [...]

In the House of Remembering

These illuminating discourses, covering a wealth of themes relating to the inner life, open an accessible and refreshing window to the mature practical spirituality within the living tradition of Sufism.

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Some Considerations During a Threshold Retreat

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Merciful Say: “I counsel you one thing only: Be ever conscious of standing before God, whether you are in the company of others or alone...” Surah Saba 34:46 In order that we may create the most beneficial environment for our retreat experience:      We wish to establish [...]

The Way of the Dervish

  A dervish is an apprentice, one who is learning the profession that will provide eternal livelihood. This profession is still taught in certain "schools of higher learning." While there are many skills that can be self-taught or learned alone, the skills of dervishood are learned by being in relationship to a shaikh, or guide, [...]

Louisville Meetings

October 8, 2020  A talk on Suluuk, and the "Five-Fold Circle of Suluuk" August 6, 2020 Meditation on breath and sohbet on Hold tight to the rope of God. July 30, 2020 Eid July 16, 2020 A contemplation on the Nur of the Beloved. [The sohbet recording was unfortunately [...]

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