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NEW: Spiritual Life: Miracles & Magic

Spiritual life opens our eyes to the miraculous, to the wonder and power of divine presence. We can also begin to access the magic of creation, life's natural transformative power. For many the miraculous is something other, and yet for centuries it was understood as an integral part of life and human experience. In this talk, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee explores the difference between miracles and magic, how to recognize their hidden qualities, and reminds us of this multi-dimensional reality which for some reason has been forgotten. 

Watch: YouTube Complete Playlist, including Talks & Questions

From the June 2015 event with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee at the Mercy Center, Burlingame.


For the Love of All Created by Thee

The miraculous gift of a prayer and the cry of the heart.

Watch: Vimeo or YouTube (3 min.)
This clip is from the June 2014 event with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee at the Mercy Center, Burlingame.

The complete recording is available:
Watch: For the Love of All Created By Thee (YouTube, 56 minutes)


Love's Caravan: Sufism in the West

A short film that gives a taste of Sufism in the West. Love's Caravan explores some of Sufism's central themes: its relationship with Islam, the transformative nature of divine love, the practice of the dhikr, the intimacies of the heart and the tradition of the awliya.

With K. Shridar, Imam Bilal Hyde, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Maata Lynn Barron, Pir Shabda Khan, and Pir Zia Inayat Khan. Filmed at the Sufi Conference in Asilomar, California.

Watch: Vimeo or YouTube (16 min.)

The complete interviews which are included in the film above, are also available on Vimeo or YouTube.


NEW: Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

In this interview, recorded in 2008, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee introduces the work of the awliya, the masters of love who help in the spiritual evolution of the world, and also describes the ways of love and the turning of the heart.

Watch: Vimeo or YouTube (50 min.)



For the Love of All Created by Thee

Recorded at the event with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, June 2014 at the Mercy Center, Burlingame.

Watch on YouTube:
Complete Talk
(56 minutes)

Audience Questions (30 minutes)



Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
from Buddha at the Gas Pump

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee explores the themes of awakening, oneness and spiritual responsibility, as well as discussing the theme of Spiritual Ecology and the importance of our relationship to the world soul.

Watch: Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (1 hour)



Darkening of the Light Book Trailer

Darkening of the Light: Witnessing the End of an Era, a new book by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, is a witness to the loss of the light of the sacred reflected in our continued destruction and desecration of life's fragile ecosystem. This story of our collective destiny, however painful, needs to be heard if we are to take responsibility for the Earth and reclaim our sacred role as guardians of the planet.

For more information or to purchase the book: Darkening of the Light

Watch: Book Trailer (2 minutes)

Cry of the Earth

Cry of the Earth
We hear the cry of the world and we respond to that cry

"Creation itself is now calling to us, sending us signs of its imbalance. If we acknowledge our sacred role as guardians of the planet we will see the power of our prayers, our capacity to reconnect the earth just as we have cut it off. We are the connection between the creator and the creation. This is the special role of human beings." —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Watch: Cry of the Earth (3.75 min.)

Prayer for the Earth

Prayer for the Earth

In our prayers and devotions, we need to reconnect with the sacred substance in creation. We need to place the earth within our hearts, and nourish it with our love, and offer it in remembrance of God.
—Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Watch: Prayer for the Earth (3 min.)

Audio includes excerpts from chapter 6, "Prayer for the Earth," from the new book Prayer of the Heart in Christian & Sufi Mysticism.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Oprah Winfrey

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Oprah Winfrey Interview

Under the oaks at Oprah's home in California, Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee defines Sufism and explains why it's about love and the heart. This clip is from the Interview "Open Your Heart" with Oprah Winfrey for Super Soul Sunday on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, premiered on March 4th, 2012

Watch Clip:
Oprah's Interest in Sufism (2-3 min.)
Watch Clip: The Power of Oneness (2.5 min.)
Watch Clip: Love and Sufism (.5 min.)

Llewellyn Vaughan Lee photo

The Poverty of the Heart

In this clip from the December 3, 2011 event, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee responds to a question regarding the "poverty of the heart."

Last night my teacher taught me the lesson of Poverty:
Having nothing and wanting nothing.


Watch: Poverty of the Heart (3:28 min.)


with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Prayer is a way to be with the Divine -- from the prayer born from need, where we tell God our needs, to the deeper prayer which takes us beyond any words into the oneness and silence withine the heart. Prayer can also offer a vital contribution to the need of the present time, to our global divisions and ecological crisis.

Watch: Prayer (3 min.)

Audio excerpt taken from Prayer: talks given by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, June 2011 at the Omega Institute. To listen to complete talks click here.
See also accompanying article, Praying for the Earth, by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, published on Huffington Post, August 2011.

The Guide Within

Clips from the film Wake Up!
with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Three video clips from interviews with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee for the film Wake Up! More information about the film at:

Watch: Saying Yes (1 min.)
The Guide Within (1 min.)
Watch: All You Need Is Love (1 min.)


The Sufi Path of Love and the Secrets of Mystical Oneness
with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Recordings from the five event series The Sufi Path of Love & the Secrets of Mystical Oneness with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, filmed Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 at the Bay Conference Center in Tiburon, California. These gatherings offer an introduction to Sufism as well as an understanding of its living presence.

Watch: Complete Playlist (all talks below)

Direct links to each talk:
Oct 18, 2009
Talk: An Introduction to Sufism
Talk: Historical Beginnings of Sufism

Nov 15, 2009
The One Quality Needed for the Path

Dec 13, 2009

February 7, 2010
Talk: Separation and Union
Questions: Separation and Union, Discussion and Questions

March 21, 2010
Talk: Sufism's Contribution to the West
Questions: Sufism's Contribution to the West, Audience Questions



Chambers of the Heart
with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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. This talk was given at the 2008 Sufi Conference.

YouTube: Chambers of the Heart (53 min.)



Oneness & The Heart of The World
with Fr. Thomas Keating and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Recorded May 2-3, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado

This unique meeting of two mystical traditions explores the oneness that is at the heart of all spiritual traditions, and the contribution it can make at this present time of global transition. Some of the questions addressed include: the power of prayer, sacred politics and economics, honoring the feminine, being forgiving, atonement and contrition, the role of sacrifice, the paradox of fear, working with oneness, and the "I-Thou" relationship with God.

View Entire Playlist, Friday & Saturday Talks and Questions:
YouTube: Oneness & The Heart of The World




with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Recorded March 3, 2007
CIIS event at the Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California

What does it mean to awaken? And what is the relationship between individual spiritual awakening and global awakening?

Watch on YouTube: Awakening
DotSub: View Available Subtitles


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Inner Work
Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Recorded at the Omega Institute in 2007

This interview excerpt communicates the importance of inner work, or working with one's shadow, in the context of spiritual life.

Watch on YouTube: Inner Work (3 min.)

A Dangerous Love
Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Recorded at the Omega Institute in 2007

Watch on YouTube: A Dangerous Love (6 min.)



NEW: The Bond with the Beloved
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Recorded in Germany in 1993

This is a video of the first seminar Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee gave in Germany, on the subject of The Bond with the Beloved (the book was just published in 1993).

In English with simultaneous German translation
Watch on YouTube: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, The Bond with the Beloved (1 hour)



Irina Tweedie

Talk by Irina Tweedie from the mid-1980s
This talk is available on youtube in five parts. It is likely given in the U.S. in about 1985, just prior to the first publication of Daughter of Fire.

Watch: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Irina Tweedie: Spiritual Training
Thinking Allowed has produced a DVD of two interview programs with Irina Tweedie, which is available for purchase through their website. They have posted two clips on youtube from the first DVD, of her interview with Jeffrey Mishlove:

Clip 1 Watch: Irina Tweedie: Spiritual Training (6 minute excerpt)
Clip 2 Watch:
Irina Tweedie: The Sufi Path (7.5 minute excerpt)


Opening Talk


Zakira Beasley


2008 Sufi Conference: The Awakening of the Heart
with Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Maata Lynn Barron, Pir Shabda Kahn, Imam Bilal Hyde, Zakira Beasley

The audio and video from the final Sufi Conference, which took place October 16 - 19, 2008, are available online.

With over 10 hours of talks, seminars, zikr, and interviews, this filming of presenters from six different Sufi tariqas offers a unique glimpse of a moment in time in Sufism in America, a gathering that honors the unity that is at the core of the path of love. Through these recordings, you are drawn oneness and love, you become a part of this caravan of lovers.

Click here for the available video and audio.

Details of the presenters, including biographies and weblinks, can be found here.


Additional Free Video Online

A large library of additional free video recordings of recent events can be found at our Working with Oneness site: Video & Audio

On this site you can also explore additional video and audio resources on the Feminine and the World Soul.

DVD recordings of many of these events are also available, click here for details.

YouTube Channels

We have three channels on YouTube, with comple talks, clips, and interviews:


YouTube: LlewellynVaughan-Lee


YouTube: The Golden Sufi Center


YouTube: Working with Oneness