Date & Time
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
James Morris, PhD, and Oludamini Ogunnaike
Mystic, philosopher, and renowned Sufi, Ibn ‘Arabi is known as one of the world’s great spiritual teachers. He teaches us that each person comes into the world with the potential for living in complete happiness, but instead we take on self-defeating beliefs and suffering. Our experiences of grief and loss, he teaches, can only be offset by how we integrate the power of love in our lives, not just with loved ones but for everything. It’s how we heal our separateness from others and our life’s sorrows.
In this day-long event, we will discover that Ibn ‘Arabi speaks directly to our most sacred self, which is already whole, with messages that are still relevant today and can inspire change within us.
Note: A third speaker to be announced. This program includes three morning lectures, an afternoon series of workshops in breakout spaces and a final panel discussion.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Members $140/ Nonmembers $175
New York Open Center
James Morris, PhD, is Professor of Islamic Studies at Boston College has and has taught Islamic and religious studies at the Universities of Exeter, Princeton, Oberlin, and the Sorbonne. He is the author of Ostad Elahi’s Knowing the Spirit and The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn ‘Arabi’s ‘Meccan Illuminations.’
Oludamini Ogunnaike is an assistant professor of religious studies at the College of William and Mary. His upcoming book is entitled, Sufism and Ifa: Ways of Knowing in Two West African Intellectual Traditions.