There Is More to Rumi Than People Imagine with Shaikh Kabir Helminski

Saturday31 August  10.30 – 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided.


Rumi is one of the most quoted spiritual figures on our planet, known primarily for pithy quotes on love and ecstasy that make easy material for social media posts. It's almost as if Shakespeare were only known by certain catchphrases that had entered the colloquial language, and the great tragedies and comedies were nowhere in sight. What Rumi expects us to understand is awesome. His take on reality is comprehensive, profound, and beautiful, but it requires knowledge of a context, a spiritual universe, to be appreciated. Perhaps, too, a living spiritual experience is needed to meet Rumi where he is.

In the few hours we will have together, we will blend Sufi meditative practices with some particularly nuanced selections from Rumi that may provide us an entry into his spiritual reality.

Shaikh Kabir Helminski has lived with Rumi for more than 40 years, as a translator, and as someone trained in the living tradition that began 750 years ago with Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi.


August 31st, 2019 10:30 AM   to   4:00 PM
St Mark's Myddelton Square
The Meditatio Centre
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
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