Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reflections on "Oneness of All in the Beloved" -- The Poetry of Rumi @ All Saints Church


Monday, April 11
7:00 p.m.,
in the Forum
All Saints Church

All Saints Church is delighted to host this extraordinary opportunity to hear Ed Bacon and Andrew Harvey in conversation about Rumi and the power of poetry. The evening will also include the world preview of In the Fire of Grace -- a new film featuring Andrew Harvey reading Rumi’s poetry with interpretation through dance by Banafsheh. The film has been described as "a beautiful, poignant, warm, encouraging expression of Rumi's invitation to experience the life of joy" and we are honored to host this premiere showing.

According to Time magazine, “the best-selling poet in the U.S. today is Rumi" -- a Muslim mystic born in Central Asia almost eight centuries ago. Andrew and Ed will be exploring why that is. Why in a time of global crisis and division do so many read the poet who articulated the Oneness of all in the Beloved?

Andrew Harvey is a renowned and distinguished mystical scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, poet, novelist, spiritual teacher and writer, and architect of Sacred Activism.

Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena, is very passionate about language and frequently draws on Rumi’s poetry in his prayer and in his preaching. He is a fervent advocate for peace and justice in the community, the nation, and the world.

The award-winning work of Iranian-born Banafsheh Sayyad communicates the universal messages of Mysticism in a passionate yet fluid, meditative way, an interplay between trance and directed movement. Her explosive movement is sensual and ritualistic, an organic trance of impeccable technique gone wild, yet holding a serene, grounded core.

Suggested donation $10 at the door.
Books and DVDs will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact Christina Honchell at 626.583.2742 or chonchell@allsaints-pas.org

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