Rumi Short Stories
Osher (50+). Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Rumi short stories.
About this course:The fictions that Rumi invents or reuses to aid in understanding the principles of Sufism are intricately woven into the fabric of his spiritual teachings. In this course, we read his short teaching stories—parables with the power to open a mystical portal to a world where wisdom and wit reside. We discover the characters that inhabit Rumi’s fictions—the wise, the deceptive, the cunning, the distrustful, the gullible, the innocent, the pure and, of course, talkative animals. Rumi’s language soars to the heights of high verse, connecting us to eternal values and timeless human understanding that today’s fast, technologically driven life seems not to be able to give voice to. Suggested book: The Book of Rumi: 105 Stories and Fables that Illuminate, Delight, and Inform, translated by Maryam Mafi.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meetings April 12; May 24. Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.