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Marian Brehmer
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"Struggle for the soul of Islam is a struggle between levels of consciousness."

What does it mean to be a Sufi in the modern world? What is Sufism and why is it needed today? An interview with Mevlevi master Kabir Helminski.

Marian Brehmer
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A Tale From The Road

Cycling across the plains of Anatolia on a hot day in September, experiencing different kinds of prayer.

Marian Brehmer
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Tending Our Inner Nature

A conversation about sustainability, transforming our relationship with nature and learning to appreciate moments of crisis.

Marian Brehmer
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Looking Back At 2020

A brief reflection to close an unusual year and put forward an intention for the new one.

Marian Brehmer
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The Catholic Sufi And His Student

Remembering Paul Jackson whose life mission was to bring India's Christians and Muslims together, through the eyes of his friend and successor.

Marian Brehmer
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City Of Hafez

Iran's national poet is said to have preferred Shiraz over paradise. These photos might give us an idea why.

Marian Brehmer
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Preserving The Lost Sounds Of Syria

In the years before the Syrian civil war started, an American punk rocker set out to record sacred Christian and Sufi chants.

Marian Brehmer
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Visiting The Mezquita With Ibn ‘Arabi

A short meditation on visiting Cordoba's famous mosque-cathedral through the words of Sufism's "great master."

Marian Brehmer
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Gli And The Feline Guardians Of Istanbul

Cats have been a distinct feature of Istanbul since time immemorial. A look into the special relationship the city has with it's four-pawed residents.

Marian Brehmer
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Peace Through Listening

An interview with Yoav Peck about a project that aims to build heart-to-heart connections between Israelis and Palestinians.

Marian Brehmer
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The Pashtun Gandhi

A portrait of the little-known Pashtun peace leader Abdul Ghaffar Khan who dedicated eighty years of his life to inner transformation, non-violence and social reform.

Marian Brehmer
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An "Ostad" In The Real Sense Of The Word

Iran's vocal maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian embodied the timeless beauty of Persian music. On the occasion of his death I recalled our two meetings.