2 pm | SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
Join host Lance Sandleben for a reading and discussion on the works of Rumi.
Jelaluddin Rumi has been called the most popular poet of the modern age, though he lived 800 years ago. His poetry went beyond names and form; beckoning wisdom, healing, and awakening.
Rumi was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. Now, today his presence still remains strong, due in part to how his words seem to drip of the divine, and startle a profound rememberance that links all back to the Soul-Essence. Born in what is present day Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work the Masnawi which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273. The best way to fully say in words his impact, is that he has the ability to describe the Indescribable, Ineffable-- God/The Divine.
In his introduction to his translation of Rumi's The Shams, Coleman Barks has written: "Rumi is one of the great souls, and one of the great spiritual teachers. He shows us our glory. He wants us to be more alive, to wake up... He wants us to see our beauty, in the mirror and in each other."
About Lance Sandleben
Lance is a 40 year resident of Prescott and retired pharmacist who holds a life-long interest in the mystery of life. He has studied and practiced Christianity, Sufism, Buddhism, and the enquiry into the present moment.