The Golden Sufi Center

Audio Archives

Irina Tweedie  •  Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee  •  Margaret Sampson •  Sufi Conference

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We have made available an archive of audio talks for downloading. All talks are available as MP3 files. Please note, the earlier talks were originally recorded in audio tape format, so these complete talks are often available in two parts which correspond to the sides of the original audio tape recordings. Most complete talks are about 1 hour in length.

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If you are unable to download and would like to purchase a cd of any of these talks, they are available from the US office for $8 each plus shipping. Please contact the US office to order or inquire.

Please click here to link to audio archives of English-language talks with German translation by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Archive von Vorträgen in Deutscher Sprache.

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Recently Added (recordings are listed chronological by the year the talk was given):

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IRINA TWEEDIE (BIO)

Year Title Description & Downloads

1985

NEW: Interview with Irina Tweedie

An interview with Irina Tweedie recorded in 1985 with KCBS in the San Francisco Bay area. She speaks about meeting her teacher, Sufism, spiritual responsibility, meditation, and more.

Complete Interview: plays via YouTube

1985

Paradoxes of Mysticism
Audio Paradoxes

This is a talk given by Irina Tweedie in about 1985 at the Wrekin Trust Mystics & Scientists Conference. Permission kindly given by the Wrekin Trust to make this talk available online.

Part 1:

Part A: 22.5 mb | Part B: 22.5 mb

Part 2:

Part A: 22.5 mb | Part B: 22.5 mb

1983

Interview with Irina Tweedie
Interview

Irina Tweedie describes the events leading to her meeting with her spiritual teacher and outlines the essence of the Naqshbandi Sufi path.

Complete Talk: 32.8 mb

 

LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE (BIO)

Year Title Description & Downloads

2014

NEW: March Interview: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, for The Sounds of Transformation

In this radio interview/conversation Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Dr. Michael B. Beckwith discuss love and remembrance, mysticism, and the vital need to pray for the earth in its time of suffering. Llewellyn also answers Michael's question about confusing longing with depression. Michael Bernard Beckwith is founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center, and author of the award-winning books, Spiritual Liberation and The Answer is You.

Click to listen or download: Interview Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, for The Sounds of Transformation (KPFK, Los Angeles)

2013

NEW: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Interview with Werner Brandt of the Work that Reconnects

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Werner Brandt from the Work That Reconnects discuss the importance of witnessing the ecological crisis of our time, so we might feel and honor our pain for Anima Mundi, the soul of the world, and how we might respond with love and courage. "What we most need to do is to hear within us the sounds of the earth crying." --Thich Nhat Hanh

Click to listen or download: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Interview with Werner Brandt, 46 minutes, 44mb.

2013

Spiritual Ecology: A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis, Panel Talk from Bioneers 2013

Recording of the Bioneers 2013 panel discussion on Spiritual Ecology with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Joanna Macy, legendary activist and scholar of systems theory, deep ecology and Buddhism; and Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the World Wildlife Fund's Sacred Earth program.

Click to listen or download: Spiritual Ecology Panel, 2013
1 hour 25 minutes, 102mb

2013

Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, August 2013

Recording of the live radio interview on The Soul-Directed Life program with Janet Conner on UnityFM:

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi mystic and lineage successor in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. He is an extensive lecturer and author of several books about Sufism, mysticism, dreamwork, and spirituality. His books are all about love. Fragments of a Love Story, Love Is a Fire, and The Circle of Love are just three titles among many. His newest, Spiritual Ecology, is a cry from the earth to love it.

Click to listen or download: August Radio Interview on The Soul Directed Life(41mb, about an hour) from show archives.

2013

Mysical Life and the Inner Worlds, January 2013, London, UK

CD Mystical Life and the Inner Worlds

These talks explore the inner worlds of the mystical journey, focusing on the symbolic, archetypal world and the interior dimension of the Self. The symbolic world is an intermediate dimension whose archetypal images have a powerfully determining influence on our outer life. The Self belongs to a world beyond time and space that exists within the heart of each of us. The mystical journey gives us a direct experience of these interior realities.

1. The Symbolic World

Talk 1: 50mb (43 min)

2. The World of the Self

Talk 2: 24mb (21 min)

3. Questions

Questions: 9mb (8 min)

2012

Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, July 2012

Godspeed Insitute

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee's interview with Rev. Caer Hallundbaek on the Godspeed Institute program. Subjects discussed include his newly published Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism; what inspired this book; what defines "mystical prayer"; Llewellyn's Christian background and discovery of Sufism, and the common ground between the two through mysticism; St. Teresa of Avila, Attar, St. John of the Cross, Rumi; the necessity of prayer; the stages of prayer; the silence within the heart; the mystery of divine presence; oneness; the need to pray for the Earth; devastation from the illusion of separation; the Jesus Prayer and the dhikr; the power of name; the breath as bridge; Divine unity—a merging and melting that transcends the mind and its notions of duality; and much more.

click to listen or download: July Radio Interview on the Godspeed Institute (54 min, 14 mb) or you can find it in their show archives at Godspeed Institute on Progressive Radio Network.

2012

Mystical Prayer: May Radio Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi, KRUU FM, Fairfield, Iowa.

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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee's May interview on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi, about mystical prayer -- what drew Llewellyn to write his new book, Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism, how prayer is different to meditation and why there is a need to pray for the earth at this time.

click to listen: May Radio Interview on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi (30 min)

2012

Poetry and the Stations of the Heart: Experiences of the Naqshbandi Path as Described in Persian Poetry

flower in the dust

This talk was given by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee at the IAS Songs of the Soul: Poetry and Sacred Music Festival, March 2012 in San Rafael, California.

Poetry and the Stations of the Heart: Experiences of the Naqshbandi Path as Described in Persian Poetry: 16 mb (14 min)

2012

March: Radio Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi, KRUU FM, Fairfield, Iowa.

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Radio Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi on Sufism, Spiritual Ecology, and his new book Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism.

February Radio Interview from Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi: 26 mb (30 min) or you can find it in his show archives at www.dennis.tv

2012

The Nature of the Soul
January 2012
London, UK

These two talks explore the nature of the soul and its evolution. From the light of the soul the ego is born, allowing us to have a unique individual experience in this world. But it is only through the sacred substance in creation that our daily life has any real meaning for the soul. How can we work with the sacred in creation to help the soul to evolve?

1. The Nature of the Soul

Talk 1: 30mb (26 min)

2. Question

Question: 12mb (10 min)

3. The Nature of the Soul

Talk 2: 48 mb (41 min)

2011

This Moment in Time
Science and Nonduality Conference, San Rafael, California

What is the meaning of this moment in time? Spiritual teachings tell us that time is an illusion and only the moment is real. And yet there are moments in our individual and collective destiny that offer a unique opportunity, a possibility for real change. What is this moment in time calling for? Are we awake, fully attentive to the changes happening around us? Are we able to listen to the real need so that we can step through the door that is being opened?

A short video clip is also available: This Moment in Time (3 min video).

Talk: This Moment in Time: 50 mb (45 min)

2011

Where the Two Seas Meet
Fragments of a Love Story

In this talk, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes his new book Fragments of a Love Story: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic and reads from the last chapter.

Where the Two Seas Meet, Talk: 46 mb (40 min)

2011

Working with Oneness: Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, July 2011

Godspeed Insitute

In this interview, Carole Hallundbaek of the Godspeed Institute speaks with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on topics including: what Sufism is, the ancient wisdom of the heart, archetypes, Love, how we can apply these principles in daily life, Oneness, ecological disaster as catalyst, sacrifice, returning to the sacred, and more. The Godspeed Institute is a secular program on all the world's religions, belief systems and spiritual practices made available on the Progressive Radio Network.

Interview: 13.4 mb

2011

NEW: When the Light Goes Out
January 2011
London, UK
London Talks, January 2011

What happens when the light that gave meaning and purpose to our civilization goes out? What are the qualities we need to live our spiritual practice in this present darkness? Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee explores these questions central to this time of transition in two talks given in London January 2011.

1. When the Light of an Era Goes Out

Talk, 38mb (34 min)

2. How to Live in the Darkness

Talk, 36 mb (32 min)

3. Hope

Talk, 6mb (5 min)

4. Light and Darkness

Question 6mb (5 min)

5. Names of Creation

Question 3mb (3 min)

2010

Living the Story of the Beloved
story of beloved

Talks recorded in London Aug. 2010. How do we make the transition from our story to the Beloved's story? These talks explore this primal question, and how the Principles of the Naqshbandi Path can help in this work.

For a full discussion of the Principles of the Path see: The Principles of the Path, talks given by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Omega Retreat, June 2010.

Part 1: 20 mb|Part 2: 19 mb|Part 3: 33 mb

2010

The Principles of the Path
Principles_Path

Recorded at the Omega Retreat, June 2010. A series of five talks which explore the first eight of the Principles of the Naqshbandi Path from 'Abd ul-Khaliq Ghujduwani. Through practicing these principles we are able to align our inner and outer life with the energy of the path, and help in the shift in consciousness that the world needs in order to survive and evolve.

Introduction

Complete Talk: 37 mb

1. Awareness in the Breath (Hush dar dam)

Complete Talk: 18 mb

2. Watch Your Step! (Nazar bar qadam)

Complete Talk: 33 mb

3. The Journey Home (Safar dar watan)

Complete Talk: 13 mb

4. Solitude in the Crowd (Khalwat dar anjuman)

Complete Talk: 47 mb

5. Remembrance (Yad kard)

Complete Talk: 28 mb

6. Returning (from distraction), Going Back (Baz gasht)

Complete Talk: 20 mb

7. Attentiveness (Nigah dasht)

Complete Talk: 28 mb

8. Continued Remembrance (Yad dasht)

Complete Talk: 14 mb

 

2010

A New Note of Love

A seven minute clip from a talk given at the June Retreat at the Omega Institute.

A New Note of Love: 8.5 mb

2010

The Journey Back to God
journey_back_to_god

Recorded in London, UK, January, 2010. This talk explores the journey back to God, and how it takes place "where the two seas meet." This is the meeting of our human and divine nature, which happens within the heart. We are drawn deeper and deeper into the ocean of divine love, and yet remain with our human longing and need, with the ordinariness of our everyday self. It is in the mysterious combination of these two seas that our journey takes place.

Complete Talk: 71.5 mb

2010

Discipline
discipline

Self discipline is needed on the spiritual journey, in order to help to create a container to protect us from the darkness within ourself and within the world.

1. Discipline, Part 1

2. Discipline, Part 2

Part 1: 26 mb

Part 2: 17 mb

2009

The Seven Stations from The Book of Flashes by Sarrâj
Omega CD 2009

Recorded at the Omega Retreat, June 2009. This series of talks describes seven basic principles needed by the wayfarer on the Sufi path, from Repentance to Poverty and finally to Acceptance. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee weaves these principles with examples of contemporary life, offering a way to live in relationship to the divine, keeping the attention of the heart and mind always turned towards God. Sarrâj was a 10th century Sufi from the Iranian region of Khurasan. He wrote the first systematic exposition of Sufism as a way of life and thought.

The first talk also explores the role of divine law and the significance of its return to our world.

1. Repentance and the Law

Complete Talk: 64

2. Question: Destruction

Question: 23 mb

3. Watchfulness

Complete Talk: 57 mb

4. Question: Fear of God

Question: 6 mb

5. Question: The Work of the Group

Question: 13 mb

6. Renunciation

Complete Talk: 64 mb

7. Poverty and Patience

Part 1: 26 mb |Part 2: 23 mb

8. Trust and Acceptance

Complete Talk: 54 mb

 

2009

The Journey Home: Traveling within the Heart

Recorded in London, January 2009. This talk, given in two parts, explores the journey within the chambers of the heart, from the outermost chamber of love and longing to the complete extinction within the innermost chamber.

This is an expanded version of the talk given at the final Sufi Conference in California, Fall 2008, called Chambers of the Heart.

1. Chambers of the Heart, Part 1

2. Chambers of the Heart, Part 2

Part 1: 67 mb

Part 2: 60 mb

2008

A Return to What is Real
A Return to What is Real, talks by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Recorded in London, August 2008. These talks take us back to the divine substance within ourself and within the world. Only this divine substance is real, and only when we live this substance are we living the reality of our divine truth.

1. Substance within the Heart (43 mins) and Friendship with God (5 mins)

Talk 1: 53 mb

2. Divine Substance within Creation (41 mins)

Talk 2: 50 mb

2008

Love on a Cellular Level
Love on a Cellular Level

Recorded in London, January 2008. These three talks explore the cellular nature of love, how divine love embraces the whole of creation and carries the remembrance of its divine purpose. Sufis hold the secret of divine love and its real power. Through the hearts of those who belong to God an infusion of divine love can be given to the organic fabric of life. Then life can awaken and once again reveal its divine purpose.

1. The Power of Love

Complete Talk: 59 mb

2. The Cellular Nature of Love

Part 1: 27 mb |Part 2: 29 mb

3. A Transmission of Love

Part 1: 29 mb |Part 2: 20 mb

4. A Question: Love, Oneness, and the
Work of the Masters

Question: 7 mb

5. An Explanation

Complete Talk: 5 mb

2007

Spiritual Practice as a Container

Through our spiritual practice and discipline we create a container to protect us on the journey. Excerpt from a talk given in Byron Bay, Australia.

Complete Talk: 21.3 mb

2007

Women and Healing the Earth
Woman holding water

What is the unique contribution of women to heal and transform the world? Excerpt from a talk given in Auckland, New Zealand.

Complete Talk: 13.7 mb

2007

Australia Talks
Talks from Australia 2007

Recorded in Sydney & Sangsurya, Australia, October and November 2007
Love's Secret Substance looks at the mystery of the spiritual journey—how it is not you or I who makes the journey, but the substance within the heart. Dhikr describes the psychological and spiritual effect of this central Sufi practice. The Relationship with the Teacher explores the real nature of this relationship and why it is so easily misunderstood

1. Love's Secret Substance

Complete Talk: 56 mb

2. Dhikr, parts 1 and 2

Part 1: 25 mb |Part 2: 27 mb

3. The Relationship with the Teacher

Complete Talk: 58 mb

Talk from Sydney, Australia
Sydney Australia 2007

Recorded at the Centre in Sydney, October 20, 2007. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes how the transmission of our Sufi lineage came from India to England, Europe, America, and now Australia.

Part 1: 27 mb|Part 2: 28 mb

2007

Radio Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Recorded for KWMR, "Sufism: The Heart of Islam" with Wendy McLaughlin in July 2007.

Complete Talk: 59 mb

2007

Inner Adab
Inner Adab

Recorded at the London Meeting, October 2007. Adab is spiritual courtesy or respect, a way to live in accordance with the soul's relationship with God. Inner Adab explores the inner dimension of spiritual courtesy, an attitude of behavior that protects the soul from the lower self and its patterns. Correct adab is the standard behavior proper to togetherness with the Lord.

Complete Talk: 113 mb

2007

Uniting Heaven and Earth
Uniting

Recorded at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, June 2007. These five talks explore the alchemical work of the union of above and below. Bringing together the spiritual light from above and the light from below—the light hidden in matter—a new light is born, a new consciousness that is needed to help the world to evolve. The final talk is about the real nature of spiritual freedom.

1. Magic of Above and Below

Complete Talk: 62 mb

2. Meeting of Heaven and Earth

Complete Talk: 18 mb

3. Striking a Note of Love

Complete Talk: 29 mb

4. The Purpose of This Note

Complete Talk: 18 mb

5. Freedom

Complete Talk: 19 mb

2007

Working with the Sacred Substance of Life
Sacred Substance

Recorded in Seattle, Washington, May 2007. These two talks explore how we can work with what is real within life and help life in its reawakening. The first talk, Invoking the World Soul, explains that the World Soul, or Anima Mundi, is the divine spark within life. If we are to help the world to transform we need to consciously relate to her, to be the catalyst for her awakening. This talk is then followed by audience questions, including "What is the story of the Earth now?". The second talk, Dream or Reality, asks: are we dreaming or living? How can we reconnect with what is real within everyday life and learn to work with life’s sacred substance?

1. Invoking the World Soul

Complete Talk: 70 mb

2. Questions

Questions: 20 mb

3. Life: Dream or Reality?

Complete Talk: 60 mb

2007

The Veils of Distortion and the Spark of Truth
Veils of Distortion

Recorded in London, January 2007. God has created veils of light and darkness that separate us from Him. Traditionally the path teaches us to read these veils as signs that point us to the truth that lies behind them. However, in recent years humanity has also created its own veils, veils that distort our perception, and which lead only to more illusions. How can we know what is true in this world of distortion? How can we help the world when even our perception of the world is an illusion? There is a world that is waiting for us, that needs our presence, that needs the spark of our highest consciousness. Through our love and deepest desire for truth, we can be present in this primal world and help it to awaken.

1. The Veils of Distortion

Part A: 56 mb | Part B: 57.7 mb

2. The Spark of Truth

Complete Talk: 14.7 mb

2006

Feminine Consciousness & The Masculine Mind
Feminine Consciousness

From a talk at the Sept. 2006 retreat in Hittfeld, Germany. In English with German translation. Why do so many women experience their mind and thinking process as negative, undermining, creating doubts, judgments and anxieties? Is it because they have adopted a masculine mind which is not in harmony with their natural relational consciousness?

Complete Talk: 8 mb

2006

The Magic of Creation and the Sword of the Creator
Magic of Creation and Sword of Creator

Recorded at the Omega Institute in June, 2006. These talks explore how we are caught by the dark magic of materialism, and how we need to change this magic spell if we are to transform the world and awaken it to its divine nature.
    The first talk looks at the magic of creation: an older creative magic that belongs to the great mother and reveals the divine within life, and the soul-destroying magic of our consumer society. The second talk explores how to alchemically create a new magic that can free us from these patterns. The third talk evokes the primal masculine power of creation that is the spark that is needed to give birth to a new way of being. Only through an understanding of the magic within life can we work with the deeper magic of love that belongs to the core of creation.

1. The Magic of Life's Illusion

Part A: 25 mb | Part B: 27.5 mb | Part C: 17 mb

2. A New Magic

Part A: 23 mb | Part B: 25.7 mb | Part C: 8 mb

3. The Power of the Creator

Part A: 27 mb | Part B: 13.9 mb | Part C: 11 mb

4. The Magic of Love

Complete Talk: 18.9 mb

2006

Invoking the Peace of the World
Invoking the Peace of the World

Recorded at the 2006 Sufi Symposium, San Jose, California. A guided meditation connecting us with the heart of the world and welcoming its peace back into the world.

Complete Talk: 31.4 mb

2006

Weaving a Web of Light
Weaving a Web of Light

Recorded in San Rafael, CA, February 2006 with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Sandra Ingerman. Our light carries the secret of our divine purpose. When we connect together with the light of others we can weave a web of light that carries our shared power and purpose: the potential to help the world come alive with the wonder and magic hidden within it. We can help the heart of the world open and begin to sing.

Talk: Sandra Ingerman

Talk: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Sandra Ingerman Talk: 85 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Talk: 87 mb

2006

The Light of the Masters
Light of the Masters

Recorded in London, January 2006. Through our practices, inner work, and aspiration we create a container for the light of the soul to guide and transform us. But there is another dimension of spiritual light, the light of the masters, that belongs to their work in the world. We are being asked to be a container for this light, to bring it into the world and so participate in their work of global transformation.

1. Creating a Light Body

2. Questions:

3. Light of Remembrance

4. The Heart of the World

Part A: 30.7 mb | Part B: 35.6 mb

Part A: 1.63 mb | Part B: 11 mb | Part C: 6 mb

Complete Talk: 39.1 mb

Part A: 25.5 mb | Part B: 23.7 mb

2005

Working with Light
Working with Light

The first talk was recorded at the November 2005 event with Adyashanti, San Rafael, CA and the second talk was recorded at the December 2005 talk at California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Through spiritual practice and inner work we access the divine light within us. How can we then use this light in service to the whole? How can we align our inner light so that it can nourish life and help the world to awaken? The world needs the light of spiritual consciousness for its transformation, and these two talks explore this relationship between the individual and the whole, between our own soul and the soul of the world.

1. The Light of the Self

2. A Spark of the World Soul

Part A: 22.6 mb | Part B: 20 mb

Part A: 24.2 mb | Part B: 20.4 mb

2005

Spiritual Responsibility
Spiritual Responsibility

Recorded in London, Summer 2005. As we take a step individually and as a group into a new dimension of spiritual work, we need to become more aware of our spiritual responsibility. These two talks look at the different levels of spiritual responsibility, from work on the shadow to the importance of adab to working with the light of the world.

1. Spiritual Responsibility

2. Light of the World

Complete Talk: 50.8 mb

Complete Talk: 37.9 mb

2005

Giving Birth to a Dream
Giving Birth to a Dream

Recorded at the June 2005 Retreat at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. A series of talks that describe the work with the alchemical susbstance of life and a transmission from the masters of love. Working with these ingredients we are able to particpate directly in forming the archetypal sructures that will define the era that is dawning. We are present at the axis of creation helping to give birth to a dream that will reveal His oneness in His world.

1. Individual & Universal Self

Complete Talk: 54.9 mb

2. The Archetypal World

Complete Talk: 13.1 mb

3. Alchemical Interaction

Complete Talk: 33.5 mb

4. A Response

Complete Talk: 34.3 mb

5. A Sweetness is Present

Complete Talk: 5.4 mb

2005

The Anima Mundi
Anima Mundi

Recorded April 2005 at the Guild of Pastoral Pyschology in London. The Anima Mundi, the world soul, is the ordering and creative principle in creation. She is at the center of all things and yet she is hidden in the world. She is waiting to be used to connect us with the inner powers that belong to matter and life itself.

Complete Talk: 54.7 mb

2005

London Talks
London Talks January 2005

Recorded in London, January 2005. The first talk, “Consciousness and the Soul,” describes the work of being a transformer of spiritual energy, both individually and as a group.

“Awareness of the Whole” explores the attitude of oneness and global awareness that we carry in our spiritual consciousness, and which we need to fully incarnate the soul’s work.

The final talk, “Creation’s Love Affair” reminds us of the divine love affair that embraces all of creation, and which we live in our inner and outer life.

1. Consciousness and the Soul

2. Awareness of the Whole

3. Creation's Love Affair

Complete Talk: 40.6 mb

Part A: 31 mb | Part B: 10.2 mb

Complete Talk: 46 mb

2004

Awareness of Oneness
Awareness of Oneness

Recorded in November at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, San Jose, California. Awareness of oneness is a simple spiritual practice in which we see that our essential nature is part of life.

Complete Talk: 45.8 mb

2004

Working with Spiritual Power
Spiritual Power

Recorded in October at Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado. These two talks are about bringing real spiritual power from the inner worlds into the web of life, and how this activates energy centers within the web of life and works to lay the foundations of the new era—the ways of oneness that belong to the future.

Spiritual Power

Part A: 68.5 mb | Part B: 68.5 mb

2004

The Work of the Masters
The Work of the Masters

Recorded at the June Retreat at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York. The work of the masters is to bring the higher consciousness of divine love into the world. This love is a secret ingredient of life that is needed in the world. Through our hearts and through our ordinary everyday life, we help bring this mystery alive in the world. In service to love we live this simple truth.

1. Personal Power, Divine Power

2. Spiritual Service

3. The Work of the Masters

Complete Talk: 40 mb

Complete Talk: 36 mb

Complete Talk: 30.5 mb

2004

Awakening to Oneness
Awakening to Oneness

Recorded at the March one-day event with Adyashanti, San Rafael, California. Only when we awaken to oneness can we fully participate in the spiritual work of the coming era. We begin with the breath...

Part A: 33.6 mb | Part B: 38 mb

2004

The Axis of Love
Axis of Love

Recorded January, 2004, London, England. The axis of love runs through creation. At this moment in time a new note of divine love needs to be infused into the world. The work of His lovers is to help bring this new note of love through the axis of love into life.

1. The Axis of Love

2. Embracing the Ordinary

Complete Talk: 39.4 mb

Complete Talk: 20.3 mb

2003

For the Love of the Real
For Love of Real

Recorded at the June Retreat at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York. With the simple practices of the path we bring the substance of the Real into our daily life. Through the mystery of divine presence this substance is infused from our hearts into the heart of the world. Then the heart of the world can awaken and the world can come alive with love.

1. Silence and the Real

2. The Heart of the World

3. The Web of Life

Complete Talk: 37.6 mb

Complete Talk: 39 mb

Complete Talk: 10.33 mb

2003

Spiritual Responsibilty at a Time of Global Crisis
Spiritual Responsibility

Recorded at Spiritual Responsibility at a Time of Global Crisis Conference, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC.

Complete Talk: 27 mb

2002

Working with the Absolute
Working with the Absolute

Recorded at the June Retreat at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York. These 4 talks describe the energy of the Absolute and how to work with it. The power of the Absolute is compared with our worldly understanding of power, and how His power and divine will are needed to change our world. The final talk explores some of the esoteric dynamics of this gathering, how a door was opened into a world of light.

1. The Energy of the Absolute

2. Majesty and Beauty

3. Working with the Absolute

4. Opening a Door

Complete Talk: 54.2 mb

Complete Talk: 56.1 mb

Complete Talk: 52.1 mb

Complete Talk: 52.9 mb

2001

The Dynamics of Nothingness
Dynamics of Nothingness

These talks explore the dynamics of nothingness. The reality of nothingness is at the core of the mystical path and interpenetrates all of life. As we work with nothingness we are free from the limitations of form, and have access to the power of love as it comes into the world.

1. Nothing but Nothingness

Complete Talk: 31.7 mb

2. Love & Emptiness

Complete Talk: 30.5 mb

3. The Hidden Face of God

Part A: 28.9 mb |Part B: 23 mb

4. Dangers of Nothingness

Complete Talk: 32 mb

5. Spiritual Maturity

Complete Talk: 20.7 mb

2000

The Consciousness of Love
Consciousness of Love

For the mystic, the energy of the new millennium is a dynamic current of love that carries a consciousness of oneness. Leaving behind our patterns of spiritual conditioning, we are able to participate in its unfolding and taste the joy that belongs to life.

1. Spiritual Deconditioning

Complete Talk: 28.3 mb

2. A New Energy is Present

Complete Talk: 31 mb

3. Divine Presence

Complete Talk: 29.2 mb

4. How Love Comes into the World

Complete Talk: 30.8 mb

2000

Being Attentive to Love

As we explore how to be attentive to the inner love-affair of the soul, we learn to watch how love speaks to us, how our heart reminds us of our true nature. Through the attention of the heart we discover how to attune our outer and inner lives to the secret of love’s oneness.

1. Mystical Love

2. Finding What is Real

3. Oneness & Life

Complete Talk: 28.7 mb

Complete Talk: 31.4 mb

Part A: 17.1 mb |Part B: 15.3 mb

2000

12 Levels of Initiation
Twelve Levels of Initiation

Describes the stages of the development of consciousness, from the initial stage of undifferentiated awareness to that of the Perfect Man in whom the divine is fully realized. Of particular importance is level seven, the birth of mystical consciousness, which requires the gift of sirr, the secret substance of the heart.

Part A: 18.3 mb|Part B: 13.8 mb

1999

Why Dreamwork?
Why Dreamwork?

Through dreamwork we connect with a hidden part of ourself, with the wisdom and guidance of our true self. For the mystic dreamwork is a preparation for the work of catching the divine hint, reawakening the mystical consciousness through which the signs of God become known.

Part A: 17.1 mb|Part B: 7.8 mb

1998

The Circle of Love
The Circle of Love

The path takes us beyond ourself, beyond the mind, beyond the ego, into the intoxicating vortex of His love for us.This is the ancient highway of lovers that takes us away from everything we know into the infinite emptiness of His presence.

1. Forgetfulness



2. The Invisible Center


Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 19.2 mb | Part B: 19.9 mb

Part A: 13.7 mb | Part B: 13.1 mb

Part A: 20.8 mb |Part B: 19.3 mb

Part A: 12.6 mb | Part B: 13.6 mb

1997

The Purpose of Power
Purpose of Power

These three talks explore the importance of power on the spiritual path, how to access one’s inner power and use it for the journey.

1. Power and Freedom

2. Ask and It Shall be Given

3. The Greater Jihad

Part A: 41.3 mb|Part B: 40.4 mb

Part A: 41.6 mb|Part B: 43 mb

Part A: 41.3 mb|Part B: 40.6 mb

1996

Meditation & Willpower

Part A: 19.5 mb | Part B: 19.8 mb

1996

Qualities Necessary for the Path
Qualtities Necessary for the Path

Mysticism is the ancient way of uncovering the secrets of the soul. Through dreams, visions, meditation, and inner experiences we are able to glimpse this inner reality that gives meaning to life, and so allow this meaning to permeate our everyday life.

1. The One Thing

Part A: 35.8 mb|Part B: 20.6 mb

2. All Consuming Love

Part A: 19.1 mb|Part B: 21.2 mb

3. Listening

Part A: 28 mb|Part B: 24.9 mb

4. Non-being

Part A: 27.3 mb|Part B: 18.8 mb

1995

The Paradoxes of Love
The Paradoxes of Love

Recorded at the Spring Retreat, Mount Madonna. Thrown into the world of separation, we come to know that there is no separation. In the world of existence we realize our own nonexistence. Through the opposites we come to know Him who has no opposite

1. Intimacy and Awe

Part A: 48.4 mb|Part B: 17.4 mb

2. What it Means to be a Sufi

Part A: 27.6 mb|Part B: 20.1 mb

3. Love and Violation

Part A: 36.4 mb|Part B: 19.8 mb

1994

The Purpose of Problems

Part A: 19.3 mb|Part B: 16.2 mb

1994

Uniting the Two Worlds

Sufism is not an ascetic or monastic path. The wayfarer aspires to realize God while living an everyday life. Learning to live an outer life in the world and at the same time keep the inner attention focused on the Beloved is a cornerstone of the Sufi Path.

1. Love and Annihilation

Part A: 20.2 mb|Part B: 7.8 mb

2. Surrendering to Separation

Part A: 13.7 mb|Part B: 13.2 mb

3. Spiritual Poverty

Part A: 13.3 mb|Part B: 13.3 mb

1994

Meditation & Prayer

A set of four talks which explore the heart’s natural state of communion with God

1. Primordial Nature

2. Light Upon Light

3. Held in the Heart

4. Completing the Circle

Complete Talk: 52.5 mb

Complete Talk: 50.5 mb

Complete Talk: 51 mb

Complete Talk: 27.2 mb

1992

The Relationship with the Teacher
Relationship with the Teacher

Three talks which describe the psychological and spiritual dynamics of this most important relationship.

1. Without a Face, Without a Name

2. The Mystery of Merging

3. What it Means to Have a Teacher

Part A: 48.4 mb|Part B: 43.2 mb

Part A: 22.9 mb|Part B: 26.2 mb

Part A: 24.9 mb|Part B: 26.7 mb

1992

Sufism: The Spiritual Path

A set of four talks outlining the stages encountered by every wayfarer making the solitary journey Home.

1. Khidr: The Archetype of Transformation

Complete Talk: 34.1 mb

2. The Shadow Side of Spiritual Life

Part A: 25.9 mb|Part B: 26.1 mb

3. Pregnant with God

Complete Talk: 33.4 mb

4. The Poverty of the Heart

Complete Talk: 37.1 mb

1992

The Bond with the Beloved
The Bond with the Beloved

A set of six talks exploring the mystical relationship between the lover and the Beloved, and explain the tremendous importance of this mystical relationship not only to the lover, but to the world.

1. Remembrance

Part A: 17.4 mb|Part B: 16.9 mb

2. Doorkeepers of Love

Part A: 16.9 mb|Part B: 13.6 mb

3. Effort & Grace

Complete Talk: 17.2 mb

4. Living in the Two Worlds

Complete Talk: 16.8 mb

5. Union

Complete Talk: 17.7 mb

6. The Dhikr

Part A: 13.7 mb|Part B: 13.7 mb

1991

Psychology & Sufism

A set of six talks illustrating the exploration of contemporary Sufi dreamwork which integrates this ancient tradition with the insights of Jungian psychology.

   

1. The Journey Home

Part A: 20 mb|Part B: 20.7 mb

2. The Transformation of the Shadow

Part A: 21.5 mb|Part B: 17.8 mb

3. Alchemy

Part A: 20.4 mb|Part B: 20.7 mb

4. The Inner Feminine: Her Dual Nature

Part A: 27.5 mb|Part B: 22.3 mb

5. The Inner Partner & The Beloved's Embrace

Part A: 18.8 mb|Part B: 21.2 mb

6. The Dance of the Warrior

Part A: 27.6 mb|Part B: 14.8 mb

1990

Christianity and Sufism

A talk in two parts which explores the mystical path, with sources from the Christian and Sufi mystical traditions.

Part A: 25.53 mb|Part B: 12.7 mb

 

MARGARET SAMPSON

Year Title Description & Downloads

2002

The Light in the Darkness
The Light in the Darkness

A talk given at the London Interfaith Center at St. Anne's Church, London, England, in March 2002.

"Remember that part of our heart is for Him alone, but when we enter it, there is a peace there which is not of this world. This is the peace that passeth all understanding... if you can meditate, enter that, and allow it to be, it is like a yeast and will permeate every cell of your being, like the light does. This mystical love, in the inner-most chamber of the heart, it is our birthright. It is given to us. This is our gift of life. This is what it is all about.”

Part A: 19.9 mb|Part B: 7.4 mb

2002

The Gift of Life
The Gift of Life

This is a talk given by Margaret Sampson at the London Interfaith Center at St. Anne's Church, London, England, in October 2002.

“... one of the greatest gifts we have is the capacity to breathe. We all know if we do not breathe we cannot live. The out-breath brings us into manifestation and the in-breath takes us back to God. Now, just look at that. Everyone here is breathing or we would not be alive. What a gift that is in itself, to have within us both the capacity to live and the capacity for remembrance of where we come from.”

Complete Talk: 20.2 mb

2001

Practical Spirituality
Practical Spirituality

This is a talk given by Margaret Sampson at the London Interfaith Center at St. Anne's Church, London, England, in October, 2001.

“In the state beyond duality, inner and outer become one. Then inner change becomes as effortless as the dawn, which is contained within the darkness. Now, this is very important. In our present situation, the dawn is contained within the darkness. There is no great struggle as daylight comes into being, it just is, and can manifest. We just are and we can reach that state of becoming, within the silence and the stillness. It is as natural as being born.”

Complete Talk: 20.1 mb

 

SUFI CONFERENCE (About the Sufi Conference)

Year Title Description & Downloads

2008

Sufi Conference 2008

Sufi Conference 2008

Recorded at the Sufi Conference: The Awakening of the Heart, Pacific Grove, California, October 16-19, 2008.

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan & Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
Opening Talk

Complete Talk: 74.2 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Chambers of the Heart

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 25.6 mb | Part B: 33.3 mb

Part C: 26.2 mb

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan:
The Art of Breath

Complete Talk: 90.3 mb

Imam Bilal Hyde:
Remembering Love, Introduction to the Zikr

Part A: 88.8 mb| Part B: 13.6 mb

Pir Shabda Kahn:
Dances of Universal Peace

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 29.6 mb | Part B: 38.7 mb

Part A: 34.5 mb | Part B: 25.5 mb

Imam Bilal Hyde:
Remembering Love, Evening Zikr

Complete Talk: 67.2 mb

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan:
Sufism’s Contribution to Planetary Culture

Part A: 79.2 mb| Part B: 25.3 mb

Zakira Beasley:
Love Revealing Itself in
Life

Complete Talk: 90.7 mb

Maata Lynn Barron:
Be Still—Awake

Part A: 26.8 mb| Part B: 19.2 mb

Peter Kingsley:
Awakening to Life

Part A: 50.9 mb| Part B: 35.3 mb

Peter Kingsley:
Approaching the Heart

Part A: 38.9 mb| Part B: 32.7 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
Closing Talk

Complete Talk: 48.9 mb

2006

Sufi Conference 2006

Sufi Conference 2006

Recorded at the October Sufi Conference: The Song of Love, at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
& Pir Zia Inayat Khan: Opening Talk

Part A: 30.4 mb | Part B: 25.1 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Death and Grace

Part A: 43.1 mb | Part B: 36.5 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan:
Sufi Meditation

Part A: 39.7 mb | Part B: 34.5 mb

Maata Lynn Barron:
A Song of Love, Part 1

Part A: 46.1 mb | Part B: 33.8 mb

Imam Bilal Hyde: Introduction to the Zikr

Part A: 56.7 mb | Part B: 18.4 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan:
Paths to God

Part A: 42.2 mb | Part B: 44 mb

Maata Lynn Barron:
A Song of Love, Part 2

Part A: 46.3 mb | Part B: 31.6 mb

Imam Bilal Hyde: Zikr

Part A: 56.1 mb | Part B: 49.8 mb

Peter Kingsley:
The End of Silence

Part A: 42.8 mb | Part B: 33.6 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Joy of the Soul

Complete Talk: 37.4 mb

2005

Sufi Conference 2005

Sufi Conference 2005

Recorded at the October Sufi Conference: The Power of Love, at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York.

Pir Zia Inayat Khan: Opening Talk

Complete Talk: 44.9 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Opening Talk

Complete Talk: 17.9 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Majesty of Love: Jalal

Part A: 19.3 mb | Part B: 37.7 mb

Maata Lynn Barron:
The Beloved's Door

Part A: 18.7 mb | Part B: 23.4 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan:
The Inner Dimensions of Prayer

Part A: 35.6 mb | Part B: 37.6 mb

Shaykha Fariha al-Jerrahi: Introduction to Zikr

Part A: 32.4 mb | Part B: 40.7 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Beauty of Life's Love Affair: Jamal

Part A: 23.8 mb | Part B: 14.7 mb

2004

Sufi Conference 2004

Recorded at the May Sufi Conference, Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Camille Helminski & Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Opening Talk

Part A: 60.3 mb | Part B: 21 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan: Sacred Ground

Part A: 60.1 mb | Part B: 61.5 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Living the Real

Part A: 37.6 mb | Part B: 28.7 mb

Shahabuddhin David Less: The Journey of the Soul

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 61.3 mb | Part B: 61.7 mb

Part A: 61.3 mb | Part B: 62.2 mb

Kabir Helminski: The Work of Becoming Human

Part A: 61.1 mb | Part B: 50 mb

Maata Lynn Barron: Abide in the Silence and She Will Come

Part A: 58.4 mb | Part B: 3.5 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan: Sufi Meditation

Part A: 58.6 mb | Part B: 8.3 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Droplet of Love

Part A: 26.7 mb | Part B: 15.5 mb

Camille Helminski: Conversations with the Beloved

Part A: 56.5 mb | Part B: 31 mb

2003

Sufi Conference 2003

Sufi Conference 2003

Recorded at the Sufi Conference, Pacific Grove, California, November 13-16, 2003.

Camille Helminski & Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
Opening Talk

Complete Talk: 60.6 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Light

Part A: 34.5 mb| Part B: 34.8 mb

Shahabuddhin David Less:
The Journey of the Soul

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 60.5 mb | Part B: 61.2 mb

Part A: 61.4 mb | Part B: 59.7 mb

Camille Helminski:
The Oneness of Being

Part A: 61.3 mb| Part B: 38.5 mb

Maata Lynn Barron:
Abide in Silence and She Will Come

Complete Talk: 63.7 mb

Kabir Helminski:
The Work of Becoming Human

Part A: 61.5 mb| Part B: 58.2 mb

Myosho Virginia Matthews:
Chop Wood, Carry Water

Complete Talk: 57.1 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Song of Remembrance

Part A: 29 mb | Part B: 27 mb

2002

Sufi Conference 2002

Sufi Conference 2002

Recorded at the Sufi Conference, Black Mountain, North Carolina, May 16-19, 2002.

Kabir Helminski & Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
Opening Talk

Complete Talk: 61.1 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan:
The Timelessness & Timeliness of Sufi Morals

Part A: 60.4 mb|Part B: 58.9 mb

Maata Lynn Barron:
Love Springs From Sorrow

Part A: 59.8 mb| Part B: 61.5 mb

Shaykha Fariha: Zikr:
The Circle of Divine Love

Part A: 53.6 mb| Part B: 54.2 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Signs of God

Part A: 60.8 mb|Part B: 53.9 mb

Mariah Dean:
Getting to the Heart of Business

Part A: 61.6 mb| Part B: 54 mb

Pir Zia Inayat Khan:
Sufi Meditation

Part A: 62.3 mb| Part B: 59.5 mb

Kabir Helminski:
The Journey Within God

Part A: 62.1 mb| Part B: 40.5 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
Absolute and Relative Truth

Part A: 53.6 mb| Part B: 53 mb

2001

Sufi Conference, May 2001

Sufi Conference 2001

Recorded at the Sufi Conference, Black Mountain, North Carolina, May 17-20, 2001. *Note: Some of the talk titles from the May 2001 Sufi Conference are the same as those in January 2001. They are, however, different talks.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
& Andrew Harvey:
Sufism & Rumi

Part A: 51.6 mb |Part B: 52.2 mb

Andrew Harvey:
The Path to the Beloved

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 51.2 mb | Part B: 51.3 mb

Part C: 25.9 mb

Amida Cary:
Hearken to the Call
of the Soul

Part A: 53.7 mb | Part B: 49.3 mb

 

Dr. Robert Ibrahim Jaffe: Sufism and Energetic Healing

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 49.5 mb | Part B: 49.8 mb

Part A: 31.5 mb |Part B: 35.3 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Four Levels of Reality

Part A: 50.6 mb | Part B: 31.5 mb

Andrew Harvey:
Rumi and the Way of Passion

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 51.4 mb | Part B: 52 mb

Part C: 53.2 mb

Sonia Gilbert:
Sufism in Everyday Life: True Stories

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 49.5 mb | Part B: 49.8 mb

Part A: 31.5 mb |Part B: 35.3 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
Catching the Thread:
Dreamwork as Spiritual Practice

Complete Talk: 70 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Power of Presence

Complete Talk: 70 mb

2001

Sufi Conference, January 2001

Sufi Conference 2001

Recorded at the Sufi Conference, Pacific Grove, California, Jan 4-7, 2001. *Note: Some of the talk titles from the January 2001 Sufi Conference are the same as those in May 2001. They are, however, different talks.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
& Andrew Harvey:
Sufism & Rumi

Part A: 18.4 mb|Part B: 31.5 mb

Andrew Harvey:
The Path to the Beloved

Part A: 20.4 mb| Part B: 60 mb

Amida Cary:
Hearken to the Call
of the Soul

Part A: 38.5 mb | Part B: 15.1 mb

 

Dr. Robert Ibrahim Jaffe: Sufism and Energetic Healing

Complete Talk: 56.6 mb

Sonia Gilbert:
Sufism in Everyday Life: True Stories

Part A: 51 mb | Part 2: 95 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Catching the Thread:
Dreamwork as Spiritual Practice

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 49.6 mb | Part B: 51.9 mb

Part C: 40.9 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Friends of God

Part A: 50.6 mb | Part B: 51.6 mb

Zakira Beasley:
A Taste of the Beloved

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part A: 50.4 mb |Part B: 51.3 mb

Part C: 37.5 mb

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: The Lover and the Beloved

Part A: 51.9 mb | Part B: 26.3 mb