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Kabir Helminski



Kabir Helminski is an American Shaikh of the Mevlevi Order of Sufis, author, educator and retreat facilitator. He is cofounder, with his wife Camille Helminski, of The Threshold Society, a nonprofit educational foundation that has developed programs to provide a structure for practice and study within Sufism and spiritual psychology.

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Living Presence: The Sufi Path to Mindfulness and the Essential Self

With unique clarity, this book describes how presence can be developed to vastly improve our lives. Drawing on the work of the beloved Sufi poet, Rumi, as well as traditional material and personal experience, this book integrates the ancient wisdom of Sufism with the needs of contemporary life.

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The Rumi Daybook: 365 Poems and Teachings from the Beloved Sufi Master

"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart." When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn.

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2016 Sacred Practice: Sufi Practice with Shaikh Kabir Helminski

Shaikh Kabir Helminski is a Sufi master of the 700 year old Mevlevi order, the lineage of Jalaluddin Rumi. Sufism (tasawwuf) is the inner, spiritual, mystical dimension of Islam. Its aim is the development of Presence and Love.

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The Drop that Became the Sea: Lyric Poems

This collection of poems introduces a general readership to Yunus Emre (1240–1321), called the “greatest folk poet in Islam.

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Why Do We Gossip?

I’m curious about the spiritual concept of “evil tongue” (speaking evil of others) and its pervasiveness in our culture.

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The Qualitative Science of the Heart: Kabir Helminski

Sufism is a discipline, a methodology, for enhancing and refining spiritual perception. The human being has a range of subtle faculties for knowing, the totality of which we can call the spiritual heart. The science of the heart is a science of qualities, not quantities.

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Love’s Ripening: Rumi on the Heart’s Journey

Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets.

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Addiction and Compassion

Addiction is defined as “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

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Being Willed by the Truth - Kabir Helminski

Being Willed by the Truth - Kabir Helminksi

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The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation

In Sufi teaching the human heart is not a fanciful metaphor but an objective organ of intuition and perception. It perceives all that is beautiful, lovely, and meaningful in life—and reflects these spiritual qualities in the world, for the benefit of others.

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