What is Hikmet? [Islamic Wisdom]
What is Ishraq? [Illumination Philosophy]
What is Collective Wisdom?
Our teacher Dr. Rahmi Oruç Guvenç kept telling us that, just as our bodies need food, so does our soul. What feeds our soul? For this invitation we can name harmony; beauty and meaning.
Our Islamic and indigenous traditions in Iran and Anatolia are rich with beauty and meaning; teachings that can support us to live a harmonious life. Ways to harmonise our thoughts and actions with our shared essence.
In a time that increasing speed of social life has imprisoned our attention within the tight walls of visible-reality, we find it important to stay in connections with the roots of wisdom in our lands. Once we turn our attention towards these shared roots, we will find rich soils of meaning, with teachings laid out layer upon layer over centuries. Teachings that can feed our soul, directing us towards a more harmonious future.
In our seminar we explore the question "What is Hikmet?" with a specific lens; Ishraq philosophy. First there will be an introduction about Ishraq philosophy and the teachings of Hakim Shahabeddin Suhrewardi. We will have a look at his life, his writings, and some of his fundamental teachings around Ishraq. We will also introduce resources for further explorations.
On the second half of the seminar we engage in a Dost Halkası, where there is a teacher in every chair. We practice listening to each other from the ear-of-wisdom, listening from a deeper place than our habitual judgements. With Dost Meclisi we find the possibility to surface a deeper wisdom that resides at the centre of every cirlce; our collective wisdom.
23 June 2018, Saturday 5-7pm
Tumata Instrument Museum, Istanbul
Adres: Alemdar Cad. 12/3, Sultanahmet – Istanbul