Coffee with the Author will return to Holy Grounds at St David’s Episcopal Church in April. Check here for more details: http://www.holygroundsaustin.com/events/. On April 30, Rev. Sid Hall, activist and pastor of Trinity UMC-Austin, and Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney and director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will discuss their book, Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice
Thurs. April 30, 2015 – Noon
Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice
In Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern, Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Moses de León, and Meister Eckhart–three of the greatest mystics of all time–meet in Venice for an imaginary night-long conversation that will inspire everyday individuals of the twenty-first century to find their own spirituality and realize that everyone can be a mystic. Although the mystics came from different backgrounds and religious traditions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity), their spiritual paths led them to similar understandings of union with the Divine. The three mystics have a timeless and timely message for people who walk the earth eight centuries after they did, no matter an individual’s religious background or even if they have none. It is a message of connecting with the “divine spark” deep within us and within the universe.
Holy Grounds is located in the main building of St. David’s Episcopal Church. You can park in our surface lot in front of the St. David’s main doors. 301 East 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Note: There will also be a book signing at noon on April 12 at Trinity UMC Austin.