The Red Mind

A circle of wisdom
in the garden of Ishraqi Philosophy

Saturday 23 Haziran 2018, 5-7pm
Tümata Instrument Museum, Istanbul

Join us for an exploration of our shared roots in the soils of ancient Anatolian and Persian wisdom.

What is Hikmet? [Islamic Wisdom]
What is Ishraq?
[Illumination Philosophy]
What is Collective Wisdom?


What is Hikmet?

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.


What is Ishraq?

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.


What is Collective Wisdom?

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

Contribution: 30TL


  • Kamyar Houbakht
    Farsi, English

    +90 545 6318020 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Resources

  • Seda Seyrek
    Turkish, English, Farsi

    +90 506 4567116 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Kamyar Houbakht
    Farsi, English

    +90 545 6318020 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.