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Fr. Terry Ryan1

Pouria Montazen


Rumi’s poetry is an invaluable map of the heart and spiritual realm. In this presentation Pouria will provide an overview of the poetry of Rumi and then focus specifically on the theme: The Fire of Longing: The heart’s response to the call.


Love has no beginning and no end. Love is Fire. And this Fire shows up in us as a longing. Our Heart’s longing shows up in different ways trying to get our attention when we are not connected or grounded in our Beings. The longing can show up as sadness, confusion, deep dissatisfaction, and intense burning. We need the light of our longing to guide our path.


This presentation will guide us in identifying the source and signs of longing in our own lives and explore the connection between personal longing and Divine longing. Pouria will also touch upon how one might respond to this longing.


Pouria Montazeri is the founder and instructor of In the Footprints of Rumi (www.footprintsofrumi.com), which offers in-person and on-line courses dedicated to providing authentic translations and windows into the heart of Rumi’s teachings including the spiritual and cultural context embedded in his work.


Pouria grew up with Rumi’s poetry and teachings. He draws from years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other mystical and contemplative practices, which started for him at the age of fourteen. His experience as a teacher, spiritual director/coach, speaker, poet, mindfulness instructor, sangha guide, mentor, and filmmaker all contribute to his desire to help him-self and others live more creative, peaceful, and meaningful lives. Pouria wrote, directed, and shot Shams and 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.
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.

 Cost: $40  
 When: Thursday, September 26
  6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  
 Registration: REGISTER ONLINE  
  Or, you can print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it, along with your registration, to the Center   
  You may also register by calling the Center at (303) 698-7729  
 Where: 3650 Yates St. Denver, CO 80212  





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