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.
A Living Legacy: Ibn 'Arabi in Today's World
Annual Conference of the Ibn 'Arabi Society
October 23-24, 2015, Columbia University, New York City
The Ibn 'Arabi Society in the US is pleased to announce its annual Conference for 2015. This year we are delighted to partner with the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University.
Willam Chittick, Ibn 'Arabi: The Doorway into an Intellectual Tradition
Zahra Langi, Provisional title: Peace and Akbari Metaphysics of Compassion
Todd Lawson, The Mark of Friendship and the Structure of Sanctity in the Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi
Pierre Lory, Animal world and Perfect Man: Ibn 'Arabi and the metaphysics of ecology
James Morris, Inspiration and Discernment: Ibn 'Arabi's Introduction to the Challenges of Spiritual Sensitivity and Judgment
Details of the conference, speakers and schedule can be found on the conference page. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for October 23-24, 2015, and we look forward to seeing you in New York.
The Spiritual Journey – A Sufi Perspective
Oxford, UK, Wed 7 Oct to Wed 9 Dec 2015
Oxford University External Studies Department
with Stephen Hirtenstein
Week 1: Introduction: spiritual and divine journeys
Week 2: The voyage of creation
Week 3: The descent of revelation
Week 4: Muhammad: the night-journey
Week 5: Adam: the voyage of trial
Week 6: Noah: the voyage of salvation
Week 7: Abraham: the voyage of guidance
Week 8: Lot: the voyage of certainty
Week 9: Joseph and Jacob: the voyage of deception
Week 10: Moses: sixfold journeying
This course will explore the theme of spiritual journeying through the exposition given by Ibn 'Arabi in 'The Secrets of Voyaging' (K. al-Isfar 'an nata'ij al-asfar). In this book, soon to be published for the first time in English, Ibn 'Arabi describes various types of travelling and traveller, epitomised by eight prophetic figures from the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic tradition.
Information and enrolment: Oxford University Dept. for Continuing Education.