Each year the Society organizes Symposia in the UK and the USA on an aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's work.
These international gatherings bring together people from many different fields and traditions, and include scholars, students, and anyone interested in what Ibn 'Arabi has to say. These events provide a unique opportunity for both speakers and delegates, specialists and non-specialists, to enrich their understanding of the Shaykh's teachings and their relevance today. The Society also encourages public seminars and lectures and can provide speakers on request.
The Atlas of Love, workshop with Eric Winkel
September 25, 2016, Sausalito, Marin County, CA, USA
One-day workshop exploring the journey of love in Ibn 'Arabi's great work, the Futuhat al-Makkiyah
The day includes a talk, workshop and experiential practice, and will focus on a section in the chapter on love in the Futuhat al-Makkiyah. This section presents the paths and ascensions, the way-stations and the halting places of the journey of love which creates an atlas which can be charted with a series of maps. The love which Ibn 'Arabi describes is that which we experience when we are "in-love", a concept which will spread from Andalusia throughout Europe and beyond as chivalry and romantic love. The workshop will use the imagery of maps and legends to unlock Ibn 'Arabi's understanding of love.
For more information and to register online Visit the Eventbrite booking page or send a check to MIAS, 38 Miller Ave #486, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Special offer to attendees: pre-order chapters and pick up books at the event!
Annual General Meeting
26th November, 2016, 2.00 pm. Oxford, UK
The Society's Annual General Meeting for 2016 will be held at the Friends Meeting House, 43 St. Giles, Oxford at 2.00 pm on Saturday 26th November. All are welcome. How to get there.
We are delighted to welcome Avi Abadi as a speaker this year. Avi has been a student of the teachings of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi for many years and has directed courses for the Beshara School both in Scotland and Indonesia. His talk will be entitled:
The Impassable Mountain Pass
The heart as the midpoint between the Sacred and the Mundane, in the teachings of Ibn 'Arabi.
2.00 pm Meeting
3.30 pm Tea
4.15 pm Talk by Avi Abadi, followed by discussion
Symposium – London May 6, 2017
We are very pleased to announce a joint symposium with SOAS (School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London).
It will be held on May 6th, 2017, at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG. The title is:
Reason, Revelation and Inspiration
Ibn 'Arabi and the Philosophers
Further details will be posted here as they become available.