Knowing Yourself to be Free – Shaykh Burhanuddin

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Knowing Yourself to be Free - Shaykh Burhanuddin


In this talk Sufi mystic, Shaykh Burhanuddin Herman, shares his view on the importance of knowing ourselves. In his words:

Knowing ourselves is the reason why we are here on Earth, and this is our first and main duty; to see the hindrance of our mechanical personality, the sequel of the idealized images we create of ourselves. Only then we can liberate the colorful naked and unique beauty of our real selves. Only then we can experience true freedom.

Guest Bio

Shaykh Burhanuddin is a contemporary mystic of ancient tradition, called onto the Sufi path at a young age. In his teaching, Shaykh Burhanuddin combines methods from his Sufi Tradition with contemporary knowledge of psychology.

He started the practice at 10 with Yoga, and between the ages of 14-18 practiced meditation under the guidance of the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. At 18, Shaykh Burhanuddin met with the grandmaster of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, one of the most ancient and authoritative of the many existing Sufi Orders, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani ar Rabbani, and went through the classic dervish training under the direct guidance of the Master.

He received a direct transmission of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. Shaykh Burhanuddin is the author of three books, a musician and the founder of the Dervish Orchestra.

To learn and practice with Shaykh Burhanuddin check his courses, and live events on Innercraft and his website:

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