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  • WhirlingDervishes9
    Sufi sapience
    Who was Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207–1273 CE)? Rumi is a paradoxical conundrum. Rumi is a religious teacher who taught that all spiritual philosophies are inadequate (including Christianity). Rumi is a great poet who regarded poetry as...
  • "Metaphorically Speaking"
    Springsteen band's Barry Danielian rediscovers 'power of music' on new CD
    Not that veteran New York jazz trumpet player Barry Danielian hasn’t been busy. Touring much of the last two years with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; busy with other national and global tours (including Barbra Streisand and Billy...
  • The spiritual dimension of retirement VI
    The spiritual dimension of retirement VI
    Who Makes These Changes? 1 Rumi, a thirteenth century Sufi poetWho makes these changes?I shoot an arrow right.It lands left.I ride after a deer and find myselfChased by a hog.I plot to get what I wantAnd end up in prison.I dig pits to trap...
  • Rumi and Gibran on names
    Rumi and Gibran on names
    "'... Move beyond any attachment to names.' Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because of some disagreement about names. It's such an unnecessary foolishness, because just beyond the arguing there's...
  • Songs of the Soul 2012
    Rumi – A favorite poet of martial artists being read in San Rafael
    This is a reminder that this weekend is “Songs of the Soul” and that Coleman Barks will be reading Saturday afternoon from 4:00-5:30.The event that goes from March 16th-18th also includes interesting musicians and musical groups. That...
  • The Tao of Water
    Beyond Practice into Permanence
    Have you ever asked yourself why you do yoga? Obviously, the answers can vary, depending upon a myriad of circumstances. There are answers that arise from a certain realm of mind that are quite facile, such as: to promote general health, or to be...
  • Explosion at nuclear plant in Japan.
    Nuclear snow in Japanese springtime: An editorial poem-commentary
    Poets tend to respond to events impacting the human condition through the medium of their craft; therefore, the recent earthquake and tsunami, plus the current nuclear threat that have engulfed Japan will likely generate many poems when National...
  • Reverend Cynthia P. Cain
    The poetry of Rumi and the arts of Islam
    Islamic music, dance, and poetry were the theme of last Sunday’s service at theUnitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, Kentucky. About 160 people were gathered in the congregation’s circular sanctuary.The service began with seven...
  • Jalal ad-Din Rumi
    Rumi, Hermes, Muhmmad and Jesus all agree on one thing!
    In a world where headlines are composed of the latest tragedies and traumas, an article about the solution to the world's ills, that has been around since the dawn of time, is hardly hot, breaking news. Still, when I saw the video to the left,...