Was and Is
March 17, 2018 (11am–5pm)
A day seminar on the distinction between predestination and karma according to the teachings of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.
On the distinction between predestination and karma according to the teachings of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.
A seminar consisting of a talk introducing the metaphysical principles that underlie the concepts of predestination and karma, followed by study of selected passages from Ibn ‘Arabi’s seminal work, the Fusus al-Hikam that discuss:
- The idea of existence comprising infinite, varied expressions of one substance
- The value of karma in relation to predestination
The title of the Seminar, “Was and Is”, comes from a discussion in the Fusus extracts.
Avi Abadi has been a student of the work of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi for many years. He has presented several seminars for the Beshara Trust, most recently last year on the “Impassable Mountain Pass”.
This is an all-day event (11am–5pm). The ticket price includes lunch.
Course / Event location
The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
September 15th – 22nd, 2018
A week dedicated to studying largely unpublished material by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. This includes an outline of a cosmological framework for understanding the place of the human being in the universe, and consequently, our correct attitude towards other living beings.
September 12, 2018 (6.30pm)
A talk by Jane Clark exploring some of the practical implications of Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabī’s teaching, and asking how can we integrate these into our lives in the 21st century?
September 19–23, 2018
Scottish Borders, UK
A five-day study tour in the North of England led by Katherine Tiernan, author of ‘Place of Repose; a tale of St Cuthbert’s last journey’.
September 22, 2018 (1–4pm)
The October Gallery, London, UK
The last in the current series of study afternoons. This seminar will present excerpts from the chapter on ‘The Wisdom of the Prophecy in the Word of Jesus’ from Ibn ‘Arabi’s seminal work, Fusus al-Hikam.
October 6th – 7th, 2018
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, UK.
A residential weekend studying one of the major works of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. Facilitated by the co-translator Cecilia Twinch.