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Light Upon Light Friday January 9, 2008

Friday January 9 at 7:30 pm
NOTE: Light Upon Light is being held the 2nd Friday of the month in January.
Light Upon Light

Topic: Spiritual Storytelling

lower level at the Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive map

Light Upon Light Spirituality Discussion Series features a variety of spiritually nourishing subjects. This is an inclusive space where participants of all faiths actively contribute in a manner that is respectful to all.

This series is led by Dr. Timothy Gianotti
2008-2009 Noor Fellow in Islamic Studies, York University
2007-2008 Noor Chair of Islamic Studies, York University

Light refreshments will be served. Admittance is $5.

Previous Topics:

Spiritual Knowledge / Love / Tests & Trials / Loving Universally while Living within Particularity (featuring the writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook) / On the Importance of Being a Stranger in the World / Dreams, Death and the Journeys of the Spirit / On the Art of Being Grateful / The Importance of Solitude / Core Paradoxes: freedom in servitude, wealth in poverty, life in death, gaining by spending, spiritual advancement through sin / The World of the Unseen

Next scheduled date:
Friday February 6 at 7:30 pm
Light Upon Light, Topic: Being a Perpetual Beginner
lower level at the Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive map


Munira said...

Salaam Alaykum,

The previous tentative topic for the January Light upon Light discussion - 'Being a Perpetual Beginner' - I think it was, was very intriguing. Perhaps if others are interested, that could be the topic for February?

Timothy Gianotti said...

Dear Munira:

Thank you for the suggestion! Yes, God willing, we will devote the February Light Upon Light gathering to the importance of "Being a Perpetual Beginner."

with gratitude for your input and, as ever, with prayers for peace and God's blessing upon you and all your loved ones!