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Threshold UK Annual Retreat: Aug 30th – Sep 1st

In Meditation, Mevlevi Tradition, Religion, Spirit, heart & soul on August 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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With Shaikh Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, & special guests: Celal Celebi & Jeremy Henzell-Thomas.

This year’s theme is Practical Sufism:

Sufism is a spiritual path that awakens and develops our latent human capacities; it is a uniquely subtle, comprehensive, and yet practical teaching. The nuanced poetry of Rumi, for instance, is not just great literature; it is an expression of a state of being that was cultivated through Sufi practice. During this weekend we will explore the practical side of the Sufi Path, including such subjects as: intention, presence, breath, meditation, dhikr, spiritual courtesy, right livelihood, and creative imagination.

Gaunts House, Dorset – set in 1600 acres of beautiful grounds and an 18th century mansion, join us for a weekend full of  spiritual practice, music and friendship.

We hope to see you there! For more information and registration form see here.

Gaunts House, Dorset

Gaunts House, Dorset

Presence – Relationship with Divine Love with Kabir Helminski May 20 – June 14, 2013

In Spirit, heart & soul on May 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

Led by Kabir Helminski, Mary Ann Brussat

presencelrgWhen someone says “Be present,” what comes to mind? Be mindful. Be here now. Pay attention. To be present, for many, is a mental act. On the spiritual path, however, presence is something much greater.

Presence enables us to enter a more conscious relationship with Divine Love. It is our passport to spiritual reality. It is an awareness that allows all our human functions — thought, feeling, and action — to be known, developed, and harmonized. Presence shapes our self-image and emotional tone, and it determines the degree of our alertness, openness, and warmth.

Presence is what makes the difference between Read the rest of this entry »

Sufism, Time and Consciousness by Kabir Helminski

In metaphysics & cosmology on December 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

sufi-dance1(If you haven’t already read the previous post: Sufism, Time & The Mayan Calendar, you might want to read it first)

In all these years, we have never indulged in or even mentioned any doomsday scenarios, the coming of the “Mahdi,” or any speculation of the so-called end times. It has always seemed to us that these eschatological images and narrations were more spiritual and metaphoric than something to concern ourselves with in a literal way.

In the last few years, however, I have discovered from very interesting and significant areas of knowledge that complement our own tradition and illuminate our current situation. Seek ye knowledge even as far as (the Yucatan)… Read the rest of this entry »