Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sat 23 July: Study Circle: The Love Poetry of Hafiz Shirazi; Diwan e Hafiz - with M. Waseem

Study Circle: The Love Poetry of Hafiz Shirazi: Diwan e Hafiz Shirazi محمد حافظ شیرازی


Saturdays, starting Saturday 23 July, 2016
4:30 pm with Muhammad Waseem 
(Farsi teacher at Hastoneest)

(Its an open invitation study circle; there is no registration and no fee requirement. Download pdf file of Diwan e Hafiz and bring your copy to the study circle)


Hafiz of Shirazi (1315-1360, Shiraz, Iran) is to Iranian Love Poetry what Shakespeare is to English Drama. His poetry at times takes a philosophical overview of Love and God. Hafiz’s poetry has immense influence over t
he literature of Persia and is often recited by heart even today in Iran and Afghanistan.


Hastoneest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II
Lahore - Query: hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 849 3170.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hastoneest Movie/Documentary: Thur 21 July: The Fountain (a 2006 movie on love and mortality)

HASTONEEST MOVIES/DOCUMENTARIES

The Fountain 
(a 2006 American epic on love and mortality)

Hastoneest open invitation - walk-in! - to join Danish Bashir & friends 
in viewing and in a post-viewing discussion on a 2006 American epic drama film
 that blends elements of fantasy, history, spirituality, and science fiction.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film consists of three story lines: 
a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love. The story lines reflect the themes of love and mortality.

Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 7:45 pm!

Venue: Hastoneest, 3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, 
Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore
Query: 03214847091

Hastoneest Open Invitation Wisdom Tales : Friday, 22 July 2016

HASTONEEST WISDOM TALES

Hastoneest open invitation - walk-in! - to join Kausar Ali, Fiaz Khan and Rabia Sultan 
in reading/narrating wisdom tales from Rumi, Hafiz, Fariduddin Attar and more...
Participants can listen to and join the post-reading discussion and/or bring a tale of their own.

Friday, 22 July 2016 at 4:00 pm!
Venue: Hastoneest, 3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, 
Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore
Query: 03214847091

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Daily Quranic Word: Mon 27 & Tues 28 June with Taimoor Khan & Dr. Shankar Nair (via Skype) on the Art of Interpreting the Quran

Hast o Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Ramazan Karim Open/Walk-in Programmes (No charges) - June 2016
(For other programmes go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/952960894823094/

THE DAILY QURANIC WORD 
Mon 27 June & Tue 28 June 
with Taimoor Khan Mumtaz & Dr. Shankar Nair (via Skype)

Monday 27 June at 6:00 pm (with iftar)
Reading from The Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis by Abu Bakr Siraj ud Din - Martin Lings with Taimoor Khan Mumtaz 

Tuesday 28 June at 6:00 pm (with iftar)
The Art of Interpreting the Qur'an, tafsir
Dr. Shankar Nair
via Skype from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (US)



Structure: “I would want to present an overview of the different historical, classical approaches to Qur'an interpretation (grammatical approaches, hadith approaches, theological/philosophical approaches, Sufi approaches, etc.) with the goal of encouraging the audience to reflect more deeply upon their own relationship with the Qur'an as they spend so much time with the text during this holy month. The idea that each verse can have different levels of meaning would, of course, be central here.” Dr. Nair

Dr. Shankar Nair is currently Assistant Professor (Scripture, Interpretation and Practice; History of Religions) at the University of Virginia (US). With a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Harvard University, Dr. Shankar Nair’s general field of interest is the religious and intellectual history of the Indian subcontinent, particularly as it relates to broader traditions of Sufism and Islamic philosophy, Qur'anic exegesis, and Hindu philosophy and theology (especially Advaita Vedanta and other forms of Hindu non-dualism).

Venue: 3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, LAHORE; Queries: hast.o.neest@gmail.com; Cell: 0300 8493170

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Is Religion Rational? Thur 23rd, Fri 24th & Sat 25th June 9:00 pm - Junaid Alam

Hast o Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Ramazan Karim Open/Walk-in Programmes - June 2016
(For other programmes go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/952960894823094/)

Falsafa Ashnai
3-Day Series
(Walk in-open programme - No charges)

"Religion and rationality are commonly thought as mutually exclusive. 
Science usually treated as the benchmark for rational knowledge and religion nothing more than dogma. 
We will try to get to the root of this myth."

Is Religion Rational? 
Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June
9:00 pm

Day 1: Thursday 23rd June- Religion and Knowledge: Religious experience and theistic arguments
Day 2: Friday 24th June  - Religion and Science: are the two paradigms as mutually exclusive as they seem?
Day 3: Saturday 25th June - Religion and Morality: theoretical insight of religion on goodness and the practical efficacy of religion as moral motivation.


Junaid Alam, a physicist, is a humble student of Science and Philosophy.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 16, 17 & 19: 9:00 pm: Do you think about what you are saying? 3 Common Mistakes in Thinking - Danish Bashir

Hast o Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Ramazan Karim Open/Walk-in Programmes - June 2016
(For other programmes go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/952960894823094/)

 فلسفہ آشنأی

عام فکری مغالطے 
: ۳ دن نشست 
 3 Common Mistakes in Thinking 

with Danish Bashir
Thursday, Friday & Sunday, June 16th, 17th & Sunday 19th
9:00 pm

In general public discussions we make lots of common mistakes within our thinking patterns. Most of them are those ideas which we do not believe but we express them because of different reasons.
In these three days, we will discuss three such common mistakes.

1.     What does it mean to say ‘morality is relative’ within person to person? 
Or Art is determined by the Artist. There is no rule for an artist upon which we should bound art.

2.     What does it mean to say everyone has their own version of Truth, or there is no universal truth? 
What is the difference between truth and a relative version of truth.


3.     What is epistemological common sense
Or what does it mean epistemologically when we say it is ‘common sense yaar!’
  

 (REGISTER  your name, cell number & email address on hast.o.neest@gmail.com)
(Danish is a philosophy graduate of FC College, and teaches Sacred Geometry at Hast o Neest)

Venue: Hast o Neest, 3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, 
Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore

Monday, June 6, 2016

رمضان جون ۹ ، ۱۰ ، ۱۱ فلسفہ آشنأی : ۳ دن درس علمِ الہی Ramazan June Islamic Philosophy

Hast o Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Ramazan Karim Open/Walk-in Programmes - June 2016
(For other programmes go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/952960894823094/)


 فلسفہ آشنأی : ۳ دن درس
علمِ الہی - God's Knowledge

  بو علی سینا ، ملا صدرا و متکلمین

استاد: حامدرضافاضل 
Hamid Reza Fazil

ہدف
  فلسفہ اسلامی آشناي

دورانیہ: 3  دن درس 
جمعرات ، جمع، ھفتہ
رمضان جون ۹ ، ۱۰ ، ۱۱
۹:۰۰ بجے شب

A 3-Day Intensive Introductory Lesson
on the Nature of Divine Knowledge or God's Knowledge in Islamic Philosophy.



رجسٹری کے لیے  نام، ای میل و سیل نمبر  بذریعہ ای میل ارسال  کریں
hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 8493170
3-Day Hadya: Rs.500/-