Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi
Being Fully Human
May 3-4, 2013, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley are pleased to present the second in a series of conferences on Ibn 'Arabi and Jalaluddin Rumi. In 2011, The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society and the New York Open Center held the first of this conference series.
Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) and Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) are unquestionably the two great pillars of Islamic mysticism. They appeared in the same century, one from the Muslim West, the other from the East, bringing a glorious new vision of human potential and realization that has been a source of inspiration ever since. Their words continue to touch us directly, inviting us to explore the heart as the place of wisdom and love.
This conference dedicated to both these spiritual masters will be a unique opportunity to explore and discuss their teachings with leading scholars in the field. There will be lectures and workshops as well as traditional and original musical/artistic performances.
Note that registration is limited, so please register early!
The conference consists of 5 plenary talks and 8 workshops. The workshops are in two groups of four. You may enrol in one workshop in each group.
Due to space considerations, workshop capacity is limited, so pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure a place in your prefered workshops.
Friday May 3, 2013
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Keynote speech by William Chittick, poetry readings, and musical concert.
You may register separately for Friday night's keynote and concert if you do not wish to attend Satuday all-day.
Saturday May 4, 2013
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Plenary Session with Todd Lawson, Nargis Virani, Carl Ernst and Olga Louchakova-Schwartz. Workshop sessions are presented by all 5 speakers plus Kabir Helminski, Carol Bier and Tasnim Fernandez. There will be a panel discussion at the conclusion of the second workshop session.
Note: Full registration includes Friday night keynote and concert, as well as all-day Saturday. Lunch on Saturday is included.
The Saturday conference is located at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology at 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley CA 94708. Directions can be found on their website. You can also contact the School here for further information. The location of the Friday night event will be announced soon.
Go to the Location page for detailed directions and maps
Friday Night Concert:
Celebrating Sufism through Poetry, Music and Dance
Yuval Ron is an internationally renowned World Music artist, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score for the Oscar winning film West Bank Story, was the featured artist in the Gala Concert for the Dalai Lama's initiative, Seeds of Compassion, and has collaborated with Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan. Read more...