Ibn Arabi Reading Group

Mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi is one of the world’s great spiritual teachers. Ibn ‘Arabi was born in Murcia, Al-Andalus, in 1165 and his writings had an immense impact throughout the Islamic world and beyond. The universal ideas underlying his thought are of immediate relevance today.

Founded in 1977, The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society is an international association with its headquarters in Oxford England. The Asia-Pacific branch of the society was founded in 2017 in Melbourne.

On the second Saturday of every month, between 2-4pm the Asia-Pacific branch organises an open-to-public Ibn Arabi reading session in the Centre for Religious Studies at Monash University on Clayton campus. During 2018, the group will be reading the Chapter 167 of Ibn Arabi’s encyclopaedic work, The Meccan Openings [al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya], through Stephen Hirtenstein’s edition and English translation, The Alchemy of Happiness. If you would like to join the meetings, or to get more information, please contact Frank Youakim fyouakim@gmail.com.