Pouria Montazeri grew up with Rumi’s poetry and teachings. He draws from his 28 years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other mystical and contemplative practices and his experiences as a teacher, spiritual director/coach, speaker, poet, mindfulness instructor, sangha guide, mentor, and filmmaker to support himself and others to live more creative, peaceful, and meaningful lives.

He wrote, directed, and shot Shams & Rumi: The Fragrance of Axis Mundi, which won many international film awards. Pouria’s primary professional activity is leading In the Footsteps of Rumi, an integrated collection of programs and resources that you can learn more about at his website, www.FootprintsOfRumi.com.