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Eastside Night School for Deeper Learning with Rūmī (Series V, Session II)
February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Night School is an experience of deep thought and learning. This spiritual exercise activates in those who attend a longing for more depth of life and cultivates in them a greater capacity to explore with intellect and feeling the profound riches of the deep Tradition. Each month, a new “guest” is invited into the gathering. Such “guests” were profound thinkers or missionaries or musicians or architects or philosophers or painters or poets or theologians or mystics. The structure of these evenings is this… each evening stands alone as a complete experience meaning that a person can attend the evenings that he or she can and never feel left “behind”. The Night School East meets on Tuesday evenings and The Night School West meets on Thursday evenings – both occurring in the same week, typically during the third week of each month. People arrive from 5:30 PM to 6 PM to enjoy food and drink and to unwind from the work day. The class is from 6 PM to 7 PM. In sum, The Night School is meant to be enjoyable, even startling at times (surprised by the wisdom and beauty we have available to us when given a chance to experience it), and most of all to be an experience of God.
For the second class of Series V, our good friend Fr. Steve Lantry of Missoula welcomes into our gathering Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, or just “Rumi” (1207-1273 CE).