Poetry Gatherings

Rumi & Friends Poetry Gatherings

First Friday of each month
18:00 – 19:00

In our monthly poetry gatherings we share readings of poetry by Mevlana Jalalu’ddin Rumi and by other poets from all of the world’s mystical and spiritual traditions, languages and historical eras. The poems are shared as a meditation, ‘listening with the ear of the heart’. The meeting begins and ends with a period of silent contemplation.

Please bring a poem to share, whether you are attending the in-person or the Zoom meeting.

If you have any questions you are most welcome to email Kim at kim@bernithan.com

In-person @ Colet House

The in-person Rumi & Friends Poetry Gatherings at Colet House are facilitated by Kim Shams Richardson, a long-term member of The Study Society and a Mevlevi Turner since 2006. Kim is a publisher of poetry collections, especially haiku and related forms. He is also a teacher and retreat guide in the Inayatiyya Sufi Order.

On Zoom

The Zoom meetings are facilitated by Christopher Head.  Since 2012 Christopher has given a number of public performances of spiritual poetry from Sufi and other traditions at The Study Society and elsewhere in London, and he has co-authored English versions of parts of Rumi and Omar Khayyam verse with a Farsi-speaking friend.

Please click the link below to register and you will receive an invitation to join the Zoom meeting.

These meetings are offered free of charge. Please consider making a donation to The Study Society to support the charity. 


Donations can be made directly into the Study Society’s bank account:

Bank: CAF Bank
Account type: CAF Cash Account
Account name: The Study Society
Sort code: 40-52-40
Account number: 00024741

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Song of the Reed read by Kim Richardson

by Rumi

Once again music is rising in the air read by Kim Richardson

by Rumi