Talking To God – Reading Bhakti Poetry
July 9 @ 6:00 pm - July 11 @ 6:30 pm
Why do leopards have spots? Why are horses so beautiful? Why are we afraid in the dark and where does joy come from?
Our immersion in Bhakti* poems and hymns from about 1200BCE to 1800CE India with Arshia Sattar will consist of a close reading of the texts and inspiring interactive discussion sessions.
How: We will meet for 12 hours (incl. breaks) over 3 days around a roundtable to discuss together & exchange our beautiful thoughts and considerations. Discussions will focus on two key books: ‘Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry’* & ‘Speaking of Shiva’**.
Prerequisites: To prepare for the immersion, please read the following two books:
- Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry, Edited by Arundhati Subramanian
- Speaking of Siva, Penguin Classic: A selection of vacanas or free-verse sayings from the Virasaiva religious movement, dedicated to Siva as the supreme god.
You can order these books at your local library or online.
Thursday 9 July: 18h-21h
Friday 10 July: 17h-21h
Saturday 11 July: 13h30-18h30