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An Evening with Rumi and L. Michael Spath, PhD
December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join me during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for a reflective, meditative "Evening with Rumi," Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry Street, Thursday, December 15, 6:30pm.
I'll share some thoughts on Rumi's life and work from my many travels to Konya and the Mevlana Turbesi, Rumi's tomb. There will also be an opportunity for you to share one of your favorite Rumi verses. So come ready to share.
Jalal al-Din Rumi, called "Mevlana," the "Our Master," the great Sufi (mystical Muslim) scholar, poet, saint, recognized as the spiritual founder of the Mevlevi Order of Sufis, whose devotion is manifest in the famous sema, the whirling dance of the dervishes. Rumi died on December 17, 1273, and in anticipation, he called his dying day his "wedding day," the time that he would enter into union with, become One with his Beloved. Rumi devotees from all around the world gather in Konya on December 17, so it is appropriate that we gather in reflection and meditation.
The peace and blessings of Thanksgiving, and the holy season to come, be with you all.
L. Michael Spath,DMin, PhD
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
Friends of Sabeel North America