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2019 Annual Conference of the Ibn 'Arabi Society USA

Suffering, Love and the Alchemy of Happiness:
Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi

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September 28, 2019

10:00am - 6:00pm

New York Open Center, New York

Ibn 'Arabi believes that each person comes into the world with the potential for living in complete happiness, but instead, we take on self-defeating beliefs and suffering. Our experiences of grief and loss can only be offset by how we integrate the power of love in our lives, not just with loved ones but for everything. It’s how we heal our separateness from others and our life’s sorrows.

In this day-long event, we will discover that Ibn 'Arabi speaks directly to our most sacred self, which is already whole, with messages that are still relevant today and can inspire change within us.

Note: This program includes three morning lectures, an afternoon series of workshops in breakout spaces and a final panel discussion.


The Ibn 'Arabi Society is pleased to partner this year with the New York Open Center

Where & When: details

Saturday Plenary & Workshops

Date: September 28, 2019, 10:00am to 6:00pm (EST)
Venue: The New York Open Center is located between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue in the Madison Square Park North Neighborhood, above Union Square and Gramercy Park, east of Chelsea and Herald Square, and close to many subway lines.

There is off-the-street parking on 30th Street and 29th Street.

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We pleased to host some of the most respected speakers and scholars in the field.

Oludamini Ogynnaike Oludamini Ogunnaike
Talk: Love and Happiness, Suffering and Bewilderment: One of Ibn al-‘Arabi’s anti-systematic treatments of the human condition
Workshop: Give me an Excess of Love, Bewildered: Exploring love and suffering through a poem of Ibn al-Fariḍ and a verse of the Qur'an
James Morris James Morris
Talk Beyond Belief: Ibn 'Arabi on the Perennial Challenges of Realization
Workshop: Exploring the Process of ‘Realization’
Angela Jaffray Angela Jaffray
Talk: Better Living Through Alchemy – Some Secrets of Spiritual Medicine
Workshop: Two Masters of Alchemical Healing: Idrīs and Noah
Deniz Mater Deniz Mater
Workshop: Chess of Wise-ones

Read all about our panel and details of their presentations


Eventbrite - A Living Legacy:  Ibn 'Arabi in Today's World

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For all inquiries, please send email to the Secretary at mias.usa@ibnarabisociety.org