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The Symposium

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 listeners, 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.




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Five week course in Oxford, UK, January 2018

"Bridges to Eternity: Foundations of the Spiritual Path in Islamic Mysticism" is a five week course offered by the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, taken by Stephen Hirtenstein. The first session is on January 18th.

"In every spiritual tradition there are fundamental practices for inner development and transformation, or ways of travelling on the path to illumination. In Islamic mysticism or Sufism, these are commonly divided into four: silence, seclusion, hunger and wakefulness. For the great Andalusian master Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) these are not simply outward ascetic practices, which are 'done', but rather, inner processes of realisation. The course will provide an introduction to these four principles, drawing on the writings of Ibn 'Arabi, Rumi and others."

For more information, go to the OUDCE website.