Sufi Heart with Omid Safi
By Be Here Now Network
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The Sufi Heart podcast with Omid Safi features teachings and stories about a sacred tradition of love, one that manifests outwardly as justice and inwardly as tenderness. Drawing primarily on the wisdom of the Islamic tradition as well as the legacies of the Civil Rights movements and other wisdom teachings, Omid invites you to a meditation on the transformative power of love and recalling the necessity of linking healing our own hearts with healing the world. Omid Safi is director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center. He specializes in the study of Islamic mysticism and contemporary Islam and frequently writes on liberationist traditions of Dr. King, Malcolm X, and is committed to traditions that link together love and justice. Omid is the past chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion. He has written many books, including Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism; Cambridge Companion to American Islam; Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam; and Memories of Muhammad. His forthcoming books include Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Traditions and a book on the famed mystic Rumi. Omid is among the most frequently sought out speakers on Islam in popular media, appearing in The New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, and other international media. He leads spiritual tours every year to Turkey, Morocco, or other countries, to study the rich multiple religious traditions there. The trips are open to everyone, from every country. More information is available at Illuminated Tours.
||CleanEp. 5 – A Practice of Love||How can we develop a practice of love that starts with ourselves and extends into the world? This time on the Sufi Heart Podcast, Omid looks at love as an action that is cultivated from the inside out and shares the sequence of practice necessary for extending our love equally into the world.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Welcoming the Tranquil Soul Back to the Divine||This week, Omid looks at how mystics of the Sufi tradition understood the path of love as something that brings us together into fellowship with one another, into communion with nature and unites us with the Divine. Find show notes and resources: https://beherenownetwork.com/sufi-heart-ep-4-back-to-the-divine/||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 – The Flame of Justice||This week on the Sufi Heart Podcast, Omid reflects on the teachings of social activist Vincent Harding and examines the way that love sparks the flame of justice within us. Fins show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/sufi-heart-ep-3-flame-of-justice/ Vincent Harding, a historian, author and activist who wrote one of the most polarizing speeches ever given by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in which Dr. King expressed ardent but compassionate opposition to the Vietnam War. In this episode, we look at Harding’s teachings around the intersection of social action and the heart.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 – Sacredness of Love||On this episode of the Sufi Heart Podcast, Omid explores teachings from the Sufi tradition about the sacredness of love, transcending the ego and finding God’s presence in every moment. Find show notes and links: https://beherenownetwork.com/sufi-heart-ep-2-sacredness-of-love/||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - The Path of Radical Love||Omid reflects on the aspect of all encompassing love that distinguishes the Sufi tradition. He looks at exchange of love between ourselves and the divine that is celebrated in the beautiful teachings, stories and poems from the Sufi tradition and how this path can awaken us to the abundance of love that exists all around us. Find show notes and links: https://beherenownetwork.com/sufi-heart-ep-1-path-of-radical-love/||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is such a great podcast. Soothing and challenging at the same time. Well done!
Been waiting for this!
Much needed voice on Islam and Sufism. I’m so glad Dr. Safi has launched this. The first episode was amazing...can’t wait for more!