“Rumi Returning: The Triumph of Divine Passion” documentary and discussion with Producer Kell Kearns. An 800-year old Sufi poet from Turkey who composed in Farsi, Rumi is the best-selling poet in the United States and inspires us to a god-intoxicated love of the Divine. “Rumi Returning” is the popular PBS biography of the great Sufi poet of Love. Filmed on location at Rumi’s shrine in Konya, Turkey, and showing the magnificent mosques, architecture, ruins and gardens of Turkey. Featuring the ecstatic dance ritual of the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey that Rumi inspired. Commentary is by the great Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks, Islamic scholar Dr. Akbar Ahmed, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey and a Sufi dervish in Konya, Uzeyir Ozyurt. Producer Kell Kearns will share the film and host a discussion afterward about his experiences with this film, insights about Rumi and Love, answer your questions and invite your thoughts and questions.
The movie runs an hour followed by an hour discussion.
Testimonial: Dilara Hafiz Breathtakingly, beautiful movie about the life & legacy of Rumi. Cynthia Lukas & Kell Kearns have expertly woven together a masterpiece of visual & spiritual delight – the scenes in Konya, Turkey are interspersed with expert testimonials from Akbar Ahmed, Coleman Barks, and others which explain the significance of Rumi’s poetry which transcends religion. It’s a lovely reminder to Muslims about the beauty which lies within Islam…poetry, music, and dance all have a place within the practice of religion if one chooses to open one’s heart & mind to the possibility of God who can be found both within & all around. Truly a delightful movie to encourage interfaith dialogue – thank you for this gift!
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Suggested Love Offering: $20