Rumi's Wedding Night

December 17 - December 17, 2019

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, LAc

Andrew Harvey, Ph.D.

Join us on December 17th for a celebration of Rumi’s Wedding Night or Shab-e Arus, his dying into union with the Beloved that invites us all into living in union with the Beloved. The evening features Banafsheh Sayyad and Andrew Harvey performing dance and poetry joined by musicians and whirlers.
ScheduleTuesday, December 17th
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner (Lhasa Inn Optional)
  • 7 - 7:45pm Relaxation in Lhasa Dining Room (Lhasa Inn)
  • 8 - 9:30pm Celebration Begins (Nalanda Conference Center)


Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, LAc

The Founder of Dance of Oneness®, Banafsheh is a Persian Sufi dancer, transformational teacher and acupuncturist. She is one of the few bearers of authentic Persian dance, an innovator of Sufi dance, and one of the few dance artists who has mastered a fusion of dance and spiritu...

Andrew Harvey, Ph.D.

Andrew Harvey is a poet, novelist, mystical scholar, lecturer in comparative religions, and one of the most celebrated translators of Rumi. He has taught at Oxford, Cornell, Hobart and Smith Colleges, California Institute of Integral Studies, and UCS. The honors he has received ...


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