This group is for anyone interested in exploring the dynamic art and meaning in Sufi storytelling. Wisdom that would take countless pages to begin to explain can be swiftly and deftly transmitted through a story. The domain of Sufism has long known this, developing a rich history of storytelling as a way to teach and guide.
Drawing on the stories conveyed by the great Sufi mystic Rumi, as well as the rich storytelling traditions of Central Asian Sufism, we will reflect on how stories become containers for meaning, lenses for perception, and multidimensional symbols for the education of the soul. One of the keys to comprehending Sufi stories is to be aware of the context of meaning, the spiritual universe that was assumed by the storyteller. And yet each story adds something new to that context, expanding our awareness and understanding of the soul's journey and the spiritual nature of reality.