Brought to you by M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi Global International
The following organizations have come together from around the world to present this event:
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi – School of Islamic Sufism is an international non-profit organisation with centres spanning six continents, with over a million strong community and over 3 million taking part in our online live webcast sessions. The history of the school dates back 1,400 years ago to the time of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the founder of the school, Oveys Gharani. The knowledge and practices of the school have been handed down through a succession of masters, from Oveys Gharani to the Sufi Master, Professor Nader Angha.
As part of the Covid-19 response, M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi centers around the globe have provided support to hospitals, care homes, schools, non profit organizations and members of local communities through donations of PPE, food and other essential supplies.
For more information: www.mtocharity.org
Zendeh Delan® literally translates to ‘Awakened Hearts’. The ensemble is an international collaboration between students of MTO Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism® who have come together to present the inner dimensions and divine attributes of the human being in the forms of poetry, music and the harmonious motions of zekr and sama. As part of the larger MTO Covid-19 response, Zendeh Delan® reached out to a number of care homes in the UK, and played live music for the residents and staff to give them hope and comfort. During lockdown, Zendeh Delan® created 63 songs to complement the intricate movements and practice of Tamarkoz®.
For more information: www.zendehdelan.org
M.T.O. Tamarkoz® Association
The M.T.O. Tamarkoz Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes the practice Tamarkoz® which is the art of self-knowledge through concentration and meditation. This heart-focused practice which is unique to the M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism has been shown to reduce perceived stress and increase positive emotions, even in difficult times. During the pandemic, the M.T.O. Tamarkoz Association is providing free daily Tamarkoz sessions on their Instagram and Facebook channels in 10 different languages. In addition, they have also created an app to provide greater access to this 1400 year old tradition.
For more information: www.tamarkoz.org
Sufi Psychology Association
The Sufi Psychology Association (SPA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization comprised of healthcare professionals who have gained benefit from using the teachings of Sufism when working with patients. They are the recipient of a 3-year research grant by Templeton Foundation and Brigham Young University to study the benefits of M.T.O. Sufi Psychology® in therapeutic practice. During the pandemic, SPA created a free virtual course called “Coping with the COVID Crisis” where registrants would receive regular short videos from healthcare professionals on how to cope with the current situation. Tips include managing anxiety, parenting, sleep hygiene, etc. In addition, SPA began the Caring 4 Our Caregivers initiative where they donated tablets filled with the stress-relieving practice of Tamarkoz® to hospitals around the globe to combat healthcare worker burnout. In 2020 alone, over 290 hospitals in 4 countries and 50 states received the tablets.
For more information: www.sufipsychology.org