A 12-month on demand online exploration into the meaning and possibility of our human existence through the universal insights of Rumi, facilitated by Kabir Helminski

The 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi has become one of the most popular spiritual voices of our time—known and loved by people of many faiths and worldviews for his rich metaphors, images, poems, and stories. Using his book, The Mysterion: Rumi & The Secret of Becoming Fully Human,

Kabir Helminski, one of the foremost translators and writers of Sufi texts, offers a program to deepen our appreciation of Rumi’s teachings by illuminating both the practical psychological dimension behind them, as well as the universal spiritual truths they offer about what it means to be human.

Join us in an online school to explore how conscious community and our own heart coherence is the necessary refuge and essential remedy for the unprecedented challenges we are facing.

  • Overview

    In this 12-month on demand course, Kabir Helminski gives us a contemporary lens through which to view and understand the “Mysterion,” the unifying concept that bridges the human and the Divine—and that connects the individual soul with spiritual Reality. This exploration is centered on that core, unifying concept of the Mysterion: the essence and intrinsic meaning of being human.

  • Format

    Monthly teachings include pre-recorded sohbet (spiritual discourse), dialog, experiential practices, Q&A with Kabir, group practice and more. Each session builds harmoniously upon the previous ones to develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles we need to cultivate the divine potential within us, aligning ourselves with Divine Agency, through humility, reverence, surrender, and love.

  • Material

    This 12-month on demand course is based on chapters in Kabir Helminski’s book, 'The Mysterion'. There are twenty-four chapters in the book.

Course Summary

Each month you will have access to the following:

  • Video Recordings of Class Sessions

    On demand to watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

  • Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

    On demand to listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

  • Transcripts of Class Sessions

    In addition to the videos and MP3 audios, entire class transcription are available to review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

The Mysterion


1. Story of the Honest Man Meeting Khidr

2. From Ego to Soul

3. What Do We Mean by the Soul?

4. Humanity in Confrontation with Itself

5. Human Weakness, Cosmic Mercy

6. Attention and Our Inner Being

7. The Work of the Soul

8. The Way of Love

9. Conditions for the Sufi Process

10. The Sense of the Sacred

11. The Queen of Intelligences

12. Spiritual Perception

13. Show Us Things as They Are

14. The Messenger and the Message

15. The Foundations of Heartfulness

16. Light upon Light: A Parable

17. Personal Sovereignty

18. Coherence of the Soul

19. Higher-Order Reality

20. Life in the World

21. Oneness on the World Stage

22. The Axis of Being

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Rumi invites us to the joy of being in relationship with the ultimate Beloved, the Source of our being – a relationship that can be profoundly transformative if we welcome it. In the Islamic world he has been held in the highest esteem not only as a poet but as a saint whose personal example inspired the founding of the Mevlevi Order, and as a mystic whose elaboration of this cosmic sense of Love has had a significant cultural impact. Rumi's influence has been felt by Chaucer, Goethe, and Emerson, to name a few, and via translation he is now one of the most widely read poets in the English language. He lived in the thirteenth century and spent most of his life in Konya, a city in modern-day Turkey. His resting place is visited every year by thousands of people from all around the world, from all backgrounds and traditions.

Kabir Helminski

Kabir is the co-director of The Threshold Society, a non-profit educational foundation rooted within the traditions of Sufism and inspired by the life and work of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. He is an author, a translator of the works of Rumi and others, and a shaikh of the Mevlevi Order which traces back to Rumi. His books on spirituality, Living Presence and The Knowing Heart, have been published in at least twelve languages. His most recent books are In the House of Remembering and The Mysterion. Kabir is especially interested in finding a contemporary, creative approach to Sufism without compromising the authenticity of tradition. He has toured as shaikh with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey bringing Sufi culture to more than 100,000 people. He speaks widely on Sufism, often in an inter-spiritual context, and teaches globally through retreats and online conferences.


This 12-month on demand  course is offered at a single price of $150.  We also have a small number of scholarships available. To apply please email us at [email protected]

While we use the PayPal platform to take payments, you do not need to have a PayPal account to register for this course. Once you click through to checkout, select the 'Pay with PayPal' button (after applying any coupon codes), and you will then be given an option to pay using a credit/debit card instead of using a PayPal account.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    This is a on demand course so you can work at your own pace. You will have unlimited access to the material on this platform.

  • Do I need prior knowledge of Rumi or Sufism to do this course?

    You do not need any particular knowledge to participate in, and benefit from, this course. Just an interest in Rumi and the spiritual path, along with an open heart!

  • Do I need to have a PayPal account to pay for this course?

    No. While we use the PayPal platform to take payments, you do not need to have a PayPal account. Once you click through to checkout, apply coupon codes (if relevant) and select the 'Pay with PayPal' button: you will then be given an option to pay using a credit/debit card instead of using a PayPal account.

    If you do not have access to PayPal in your country, or you cannot see the alternative payment method at the bottom of the PayPal page then please contact us at [email protected] to arrange an alternative payment method.

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