Events

Book Launch & Signing

On The Other Side of Love Muriel MaufroyMuriel’s latest book On the Other Side of Love, is to be launched on 2nd April 2016 at Gladstone’s Library at 12pm.

Passionate and full of insight, On the Other Side of Love skillfully combines travel with introspection.

When life has lost all meaning, what do you do?   You grab whatever comes your way.  This, in short, is Marie’s story as drawn out of her memories, diaries and taped interviews.  It takes the reader from Jerusalem to California, Paris, London and Turkey and is a very personal account.  But it also reflects a universal truth in which many will recognise their own story.

Hope to see many of you at the Library on 2nd April.

For more information, please contact the Library on 01244 532350 or enquiries@gladlib.org.

Sufism

Past event: Persian Poetry: A Door to Sufism
Sunday 31 January 2016, 2.30pm, Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire

This is a talk about those Persian poets  such as Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Hafez, Saadi and many others  who, along the centuries, have opened  a way to a wisdom that often defied – and still does – religious orthodoxy. £8  Email Muriel for more details.

Past event: Sufi stories: where to find them, what they have to offer and how to approach them in order to benefit from them
Saturday 13 June 2015, Hamilton House, Stoke Croft , Bristol

Past event: Sufi stories, tools of wisdom
Sunday 25 January 2015, 2pm, Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire

How Sufi stories work, how to approach them in order to benefit from them. The talk will be, of course, illustrated with many stories, which like all Sufi stories are as entertaining as they are filled with wisdom.

Past event: Rumi, a teacher for our time
Saturday 11 October 2014, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol

In this talk, Muriel reminded us that Rumi’s world, 13th century Anatolia, was not so dissimilar to ours, and that his message of Love is more relevant today than ever in a world desperately in need of it.

Past event: Sufi stories monthly group
Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire
Muriel Maufroy ran an on-going monthly group about Sufi stories. The idea was to approach Sufi stories so that listeners, apart from being entertained, can also benefit from them on a psychological and spiritual level.

Past event: Rumi and the 21st century
Saturday 3 August 2013, Beshara School
Rumi Festival which ran from Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August at the Beshara School on the beautiful Chisholme Estate on the Scottish Borders. Among the participants are the traditional ney flute player, Kudsi Erguner, and Alan Williams, professor of Persian studies and comparative religion at Manchester University. More details at www.rumisfestival.org

Past event: What Is Sufism?
Saturday 16 March 2013, Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire

A one day course hosted by Muriel Maufroy exploring Sufism through literature and oral traditional of the great Sufis, mostly Persian.

Past event: Understanding Contemporary Islam
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November 2012, Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire

A weekend of events led by Dr Chris Hewer, who is a student of Islam and has worked in the field of Christian-Muslim relations for twenty years. Muriel Maufroy talked about the place of Sufism in and outside Islam during this weekend of events.

Past event: Beyond Space and Time
Saturday 4 August 2012, 10-17 at Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire

Muriel Maufroy conducted a one day course exploring Sufism and the 13th century Persian poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi. Topics included Rumi and his life, his spiritual teaching and its place in Sufism as well as his role in life today.

Along the years, Maufroy has contributed various articles and short stories to the magazine SUFI, and given talks on Sufism to several meditation groups as well as the Public School in Bradford.