Rumi’s 4 Step Path to Enlightenment Nov 11 The Crystal Garden, Boynton Beach 7:30-9:30

9972563rhWfbprtiQ_thThe Persian Poet Rumi of the 13th century is now the best selling poet in the U.S.

Why is the Sufi founder of the whirling dervishes so popular among U.S. poets and the population at large?  Perhaps it’s the immediacy of his poems and the joy/suffering for contact with Source, whom he calls “The Beloved.” Rumi speaks from his heart to our being about “beingness.” His longing for transformation leads to transformation.

Come enjoy an evening with me learning about Rumi’s 4 step Path to Enlightenment and why he thinks it’s best to get over your nervous breakdown as soon as possible in your adult life!

The minute I heard my first story
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere
They’re in each other all along.

Rumi was initiated into the spiritual world by a vagabond teacher named Shams. They story of their relationship is quite remarkable. Rumi’s poety is full of paradox and what the poet John Keats called “negative capability” or the capacity to live in ambiguity, straddling different worlds. Mystic Andrew Harvey denotes four stages of  Rumi’s enlightenment. We will examine these stages, relate them to our own lives and observe them in Rumi’s poetry. We will end the evening with a creative exercise.

Come discover what Rumi has to teach us about transformation and love.

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