The Golden Sufi Center

About Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D.   is a Sufi teacher in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. Born in London in 1953, he has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since he was nineteen. In 1991 he became the successor of Irina Tweedie, who brought this particular Indian branch of Sufism to the West and is the author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. He then moved to Northern California and founded The Golden Sufi Center (www.goldensufi.org).
    Author of several books, he has specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of Jungian Psychology. Since 2000 his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and an awakening global consciousness of oneness(please see www.workingwithoneness.org). More recently he has written about the feminine, the anima mundi (World Soul), and spiritual ecology (please see www.spiritualecology.org). He has also been featured in the TV series Global Spirit and was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey as a part of her Super Soul Sunday series.

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Fragments of a Love Story

Fragments of a Love Story: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Description
and Table of Contents

“I don't think I have ever heard a spiritual teacher share with such stark honesty and tenderness what the journey is like from the inside.”

—Mirabai Starr, author and translator


This book discusses this primary mystical question from Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee’s own experiences of 40 years travelling the mystical path within the context of the Sufi tradition. It takes the reader beneath the surface into the heart of the mystical relationship with the Divine. He describes how this secret love affair is unique within the heart of each of us, waiting to come alive, and yet how confusing it can be, especially for our rational Western consciousness. This book is about the story of the soul and the passion that exists within the core of our being, and how demanding and difficult it is to live this love affair. But it also describes the beauty, wonder, and power of the divine love that awakens within the heart–a love that is within each of us.

Click here for audio of a recent talk by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, in which he discusses this new book, and reads from the last chapter: Where the Two Seas Meet (audio MP3, 40 minutes/46 mb).

hardcover, 208 pages, ISBN 978-1-890350-34-5
$19.95 US, £15 UK

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Cover: The Face Before I Was Born: A Spiritual Autobiography

The Face Before I Was Born: A Spiritual Autobiography

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Description
| Table of Contents and Chapter Excerpt | Translations

“Llewellyn caught the meaning, the subtle essence of the spiritual training. He understood the pressing urge, that Something within the human heart, which drives the human being mercilessly on and on, no matter the sacrifice, sometimes with superhuman effort, at least to try to reach the ultimate Goal.”

—Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire


In The Face Before I was Born
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes the intoxicating intensity of his own spiritual journey which began when he was sixteen. Three years later he met his teacher and felt a sense of belonging beyond this world. The events that follow over the next twenty-two years tell of tremendous love, psychological breakdown, craziness, bliss, and the slow work of balancing the two worlds–the inner world of the spirit and the outer demands of everyday family life.

This autobiography tells the ancient story of a spiritual transformation, one that took him into the terrifying depths and pushed him beyond every limit. As it made him vulnerable and empty, love showed him her hidden face.

paperback, 344 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-890350-18-5
$14.95 US, 11.95 UK

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Cover: The Naqshbandi Path

DVD: The Naqshbandi Path

In the first DVD Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee outlines the spiritual journey on the Naqshbandi Path as an unveiling of the chambers of the heart, from the awakening of longing to the annihilation in Absolute Truth.

The second talk introduces the work of the awliyâ, the masters of love who help in the spiritual evolution of the world. The second DVD is an interview in which he talks in depth about the awliyâ and their presence in the world, as well as the ways of love and the turning of the heart.

Please note: the first DVD talks were given at the 2008 Sufi Conference, and are also available online.

dvd 1:

1. Chambers of the Heart, 54 min
2. Closing Talk 2008 Sufi Conference, 43 min

dvd 2:

Interview on the Naqshbandi Path and the Awliyâ, 50 min

2 DVDs, 2.5 hours, NTSC, Region Free
US: $19.95, UK: £15 plus .80p p&p

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DVD A Conversation About Oneness

DVD: A Conversation About Oneness

Sitting around the kitchen table, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is interviewed by his son, Emmanuel, on the topic of Global Oneness. Emmanuel asks important questions, such as:

  • What is the present state of this work of global awakening?
  • Can humanity collectively awaken on its own?
  • How can one use one's individual spiritual awakening to help the world?
  • How can we return an awareness of the divine to the center of everyday life?
  • What is our individual responsibility to the well-being of the world?

This conversation explores these questions, drawing us all into this work of oneness.

View clips: A Conversation About Oneness, at The Global Oneness Project Website

This DVD is also available to purchase with Spanish Subtitles. Please click here for further information.

Single DVD, 1 hour, NTSC, Region Free
US: $14, UK: £12 plus £1.50p&p

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DVD We are All One

DVD: We Are All One:
Full Interview from One the Movie

An Interview With Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was interviewed in Fall, 2002 as part of an independent film project titled, "One the Movie" by Circle of Bliss Productions. The project, an exploration of spirituality in the new millennium, began in 2002. The filmmakers have interviewed over 100 people across the world. Asking the same 30 questions to all interviewees, from spiritual teachers to atheists to the homeless, they seek to produce a feature length movie which will introduce and promote messages of mutual respect, understanding, love....and oneness.

For information on the "One the Movie" project, including screenings, please visit: www.onetheproject.com

Single DVD, 51 minutes, NTSC, Region Free
US: $15.95, UK: £12.95 plus £1.50p&p