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Events, Workshops, and Retreats

The Sufi Heart: Embodying Rumi's Teachings

Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pouria MontazeriLearn about the spiritual and cultural contexts embedded in the poetry of the best-selling poet in the U.S. Pouria will go beyond the written words and introduce you to the depth of Rumi's teachings through his use of symbols, metaphors, analogies, stories from sacred texts, and most importantly, Rumi’s own life and longings.

Explore embodiment practices to turn Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings into portals for spiritual awakening and transformation, including:

· Sacred remembrance practices (singing and movement)
· Guided heart-centered meditations and movements
· Sacred reading practices, journaling, and offerings
· Explorations of the spiritual and cultural context and idioms in Rumi's work through selected poems

Pouria Montazeri grew up with Rumi’s poetry and teachings and is fluent in Persian. He draws from his 28 years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other mystical and contemplative practices as well as his experiences as a teacher, spiritual director/coach, speaker, poet, mindfulness instructor, sangha guide, mentor, and filmmaker to support himself and others to live more creative, peaceful, and meaningful lives. He wrote, directed, and filmed Shams & Rumi: The Fragrance of Axis Mundi, which won many international film awards. For more, visit

$60 nonmembers, $50 members, $70 at the door

Register here

Join Pouria Thursday, March 21, for his lecture: In the Footprints of Rumi.

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