Explore principles and practices for turning Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings into portals for spiritual awakening and transformation.

Tuition-Free in-person 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.

In the Footprints of Rumi

Level I

8-Week In-Person course delving into the core teachings of Rumi and understanding the symbolism, metaphors, and sacred references and pointers embedded in his teachings.


Rumi: Found in Translation

Level II

8-Week In-Person course continuing to delve deeper into the teachings of Rumi by studying his poetry in the traditional way and comparing his teachings with other world religious and spiritual traditions.


Footprints lead to the shore of the sea!

Beyond that point, no trace remains.

The Importance of a Native Persian-Speaking Guide

Pouria Montazeri

Rumi is greatly appreciated in the West, but few understand the depth of his spiritual and cultural context and of the Persian language...

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What participants say...

Participants reflect on what these courses have meant to them.

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Published Articles, Interviews

Upcoming Events

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Seasons of Rumi

Watch & Listen

A collection of short videos created for your heart and soul.

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Heart-Centered Spiritual Coaching

Live into your full potentiality

Heed your heart's call.

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Books, sounds, poetry

Valuable and respected resources on Rumi's life and work.

Nourish Your Heart


Michelle Mott

What wonderful gifts Pouria's teachings and this class are. I have long been a fan of Rumi's work but now I have a deeper understanding and a far greater appreciation for his divine verse. I so appreciate the heartfelt work that goes into Pouria's teachings - he truly loves and lives this work. The verse (shared in both English and Farsi), songs, meditations are all woven beautifully together to create an extraordinary experience. Thank you, Pouria!

Chris Janeczko

From the first moment on I knew I was in the company of a great teacher. This class was like going to church but in the very best way. For days after each class, I would walk around in a state of total peace. Pouria's gift is to be able to turn a poem, or a writing, into something that pertains to our world today.


Fred LaMotte

The power of Pouria's teaching comes from this: it is not 'his' teaching. He is a radiant emptiness, like the hollow in the reed flute, that lets the ancient wisdom of the first Sufi's, of Rumi, and of the Christian mystics who were also part of that 11th Century community, play through him like a healing breath. His discourse is a melody, but the one who plays the flute is Rumi. Pouria impeccably translates Rumi's poetry from the original Persian, then unfolds the subtle depths of the Master's words in practical terms for the contemporary seeker. With unmatched media skills he supplements this wisdom with music, calligraphy, and video imagery, that is a feast for your heart. If you have a chance to explore Rumi with him, or need a humble spiritual guide, don't hesitate to pass through the generous open door of Pouria!

Eric Cooley

It is such a rare and wonderful gift to meet a true teacher. Rumi came into my life many years ago now and I have been turning to his poetry and teachings for illumination and encouragement ever since. What Pouria has done with this course is create an immersive experience in the teachings of Rumi. Imagine living in Rumi's poems and being met by a master teacher who can deepen your understanding of the mystery and symbolism at work, that is what this course is and I am so grateful for the experience....


Mirabai Starr

What an incredible opportunity, to be guided into the mystical heart of the luminous Rumi by a native Farsi speaker and a true exemplar of the love Rumi sings about in his ecstatic poetry and brilliant prose. Pouria carries the direct transmission of his master and shares it with extraordinary insight, humility, and sweetness. I highly recommend this course, either in person or online.

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