Graduate Theological Union
Ibn ‘Arabi and Rumi Symposium
Keynote: “Being Fully Human”, Dr. William Chittick, Stony Brook University
Co-sponsored by the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Center for Islamic Studies, and the Ibn ‘Arabi Society
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.
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