By E. Aracely Brown, *Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi: Wisdom of the Sufis* - New York Open Center - NY, USA; May 4, 2011
Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi
Sufis Teachings for the Modern World
November 4-5, 2011, Columbia University, New York City
Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute at Columbia University
In 2009, The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society and the New York Open Center began the first of a series of conferences together on the great mystic Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. We now present the second conference in this series, this one focusing on the relationship of Ibn 'Arabi's teachings to those of Jalaluddin Rumi, the other giant of Sufi mysticism.
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 first 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.
Speakers will include James W. Morris,Michael Sells, Fatemeh Keshavarz, Mahmud Erol Kilic, and others. Also join usfor a separate Saturday event, an evening concert with the poetry andcommentary by Coleman Barks, Salman Ahmad of the Sufi rock group Junoon, cellistand Grammy Award winner, David Darling and others.
First Early Bird price $125 by June 10, 2011
Second Early Bird price $155 by August 15
$175 after August 15
Pre-register now and take advantage of the early bird offer!