The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society

2017 Annual Conference

This Vast Earth

Ibn 'Arabi's Ecology of Consciousness

November 10-11, 2017

UC Santa Barbara, California, USA

 

Hany Ibrahim  •  Angela Jaffray  •  Atif Khalil

Michael Sells  •  Zaman Stanizai  •  Erik Winkel

UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Friday November 10, 2017

Founders Room, Carillo Recreation Center

100 East Carillo Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

7:00pm

7:10pm

 

 

7:45pm

8:00pm

Welcome

Keynote Speech: Michael Sells

Speaking Stone:

Kaʿba, Love, Talk, and Consciousness in the Writings of Ibn ʿArabi

Selected readings from the poetry of Ibn 'Arabi

Music from the UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Schedule

Saturday November 11, 2017

McCune Room

6020 Humanities & Social Sciences Building

El Colegio Rd..

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

9:00am

9:15am

 

9:55am

 

10:35am

10:50am

 

 

11:30am

 

12:10pm

1:30pm

 

 

 

3:00pm

 

 

 

4:30pm

5:00pm

Registration

Register now to take advantage of Early Bird rates!

Become a Sponsor of the 2017 Conference

Contribute $300  or more and enjoy these benefits:

  • Full conference registration included
  • Join the panelists and organizers for Saturday dinner
  • Acknowledgement on conference program

As one of history’s greatest universal mystics and interpreters of the human condition, Ibn ’Arabi’s teachings can offer us a window into a form of Islam that we in the West are rarely exposed to, as well as a more sophisticated understanding of the more exalted aspects of the Islamic cultural heritage.

 

This conference will explore Ibn 'Arabi's ideas on consciousness with particular focus on his articulation of the "Vast Earth" as a living reality, and the landscape through which the awakened human travels.

 

The Ibn 'Arabi Society is pleased to partner this year with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UCSB

This Vast Earth

Ibn 'Arabi's Ecology of Consciousness