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The Symposium

Each year the Society organizes Symposia in the UK and the USA on an aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's work.

These international gatherings bring together people from many different fields and traditions, and include scholars, students, and anyone interested in what Ibn 'Arabi has to say. These events provide a unique opportunity for both speakers and listeners, specialists and non-specialists, to enrich their understanding of Ibn ‘Arabi’s teachings and their relevance today. The Society also encourages public seminars and lectures and can provide speakers on request.





What is a well-integrated spirituality? Talk by Jane Clark

Sydney, Australia, September 12th, 2018 – 6.30 pm

"What is a well-integrated spirituality? The practical wisdom of Ibn ʿArabī"
Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
A talk by Jane Clark exploring some of the practical implications of Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabī’s teaching, and asking how can we integrate these into our lives in the 21st century? Presented by Beshara Australia. Free. All welcome. Refreshments provided.
For further information, please contact: Anne Tierney Tel: +61 (0) 431 607 528 / email: anloti@optusnet.com.au


The Holy Spirit in the Counselling of the Soul

Melbourne, Australia – September 15th – 22nd, 2018

A week-long course facilitated by Jane Clark and based on Ibn ʿArabī’s ‘The Holy Spirit in the Counselling of the Soul’ (Rūḥ al-quds fī manāṣaḥat al-nafs). Jane will cover extracts from four of the five sections of this long work, using much material which is as yet unpublished. This includes an outline of a cosmological framework for understanding the place of the human being in the universe, and consequently, our correct attitude towards other living beings.
Details: https://beshara.org/courses/study-weeks/the-holy-spirit-in-the-counselling-of-the-soul/


Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries

Oxfordshire, UK – October 6th – 7th, 2018

A residential weekend studying the ‘Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries’, one of the major works of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. Facilitated by the co-translator Cecilia Twinch.
‘Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries’ is one of the major works of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi and has been translated into English by Pablo Beneito and Cecilia Twinch. From the publisher’s website: “It consists of a series of 14 visions, in the form of dramatic conversations with the Divine, interspersed with dazzling visionary episodes… These contemplations are full of astounding insights into the nature of existence, our relationship with Reality, and the way to achieve true happiness.”
Sponsored by the Beshara Trust
Venue: The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, UK
Details: https://beshara.org/courses/weekend/contemplation-of-the-holy-mysteries/