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Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality
In the Footprints of Rumi, Level I with Pouria Montazeri
Explore the principles and practices of Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings in this 8-week course with Pouria Montazeri.
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Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality, 1400 N Williams St, Denver, CO 80218, USA
About the Event
Explore principles and practices for turning Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings into portals for spiritual awakening and transformation.
8-week class series on Tuesdays, April 14th - June 2nd, 7-9 pm
Week 1: Planting Seeds
Week 2: In the Name of Love - Thus we begin
Week 3: The Fire of Longing - The heart’s response to the Call
Week 4: Remembrance - Stringing the beads with constant re-orientation
Week 5: Inner Meaning - Seeing unity beyond multiplicity
Week 6: The Art of Discernment - An intelligent path
Week 7: One Path, Many Facets - An intelligent path
Week 8: Die Before You Die
Each week's class will include:
- Sacred remembrance practices (singing and movement)
- Guided heart-centered meditations and movements
- Sacred reading practices, journaling, and offerings
- Introducing the week’s theme (selected poems and discourses)
- Exploring the spiritual and cultural context and idioms in Rumi's work
- Embodiment practices to turn Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings into portals for spiritual awakening and transformation
About Pouria Montazeri
Pouria Montazeri grew up with Rumi’s poetry and teachings. He draws from his 28 years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other mystical and contemplative practices and 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 shot Shams & Rumi: The Fragrance of Axis Mundi, which won many international film awards.
Pouria is passionate about sharing his love of Rumi and mystical poetry through the privileges he has as a Persian-speaking person who grew up in the same culture and spirituality as Rumi did. He strives to develop vocabulary by which we can lead each other into mystical experiences beyond dualism. His favorite language and form of communication is poetry, which he finds closest to the heart-one where words arise from silence. Poetry slows us down and allows us to see deeply into the mysteries of life.
Pouria loves nature and can always be found on one of his sunrise contemplative hikes with scraps of poetry in his pocket in his home state of Colorado.
In the Footprints of Rumi Clas
Level 1 Class