TALKS 1992 – 2011
Dr Suheil Bushrui (1929-2015), Fellow of the Temenos Academy, representative of the Arab Imagination, was a teacher and scholar, an authority on the life and work of Kahlil Gibran and, during his tenure of the Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, a leading representative in the world of the Baha’i faith. His interests also included Arab poetry, W.B. Yeats, world religions and the resolution of political conflict. With David Cadman he translated the Collected Speeches and Articles of HRH The Prince of Wales into Arabic.
Suheil Bushrui was remarkable for being without a trace of negativity and for having the ability, by his presence, to lift people’s hearts. He is remembered with special fondness by all who had the grace of knowing him. Temenos Academy Review 19 was dedicated to his memory. It contains tributes by his daughter Nadia Malarkey, his former colleague John N. Swannell, and his friend Francis Warner.
On Retrieving Our Spiritual Heritage 16-6-1993
The Spiritual Vision in Classical Arabic Poetry 23-6-1993
Kahlil Gibran: Prophet from Lebanon 30-6-1993
A Defence of Poetry 14-8-1995
An Arab Voice for the Next Millennium:
the Permanence of Kahlil Gibran 30-9-1997
Environmental Ethics – A Baha’i Perspective 8-12-1998
Lebanon’s Dialogue with the West:
Ameen Rihani and Arab Civilization 21-6-2001
Where the Twain Meet: The English Romantic Poets
and 20th Century Arab Writers 6-10-2003
The Enduring Legacy of Kahlil Gibran 19-6-2006
The Precious Integrity of Religious Experience:
a Response to the Neo-Atheist Critique 23-7-2008
The Sacred in Literature 9-6-2009
William Butler Yeats & his Search for a Spiritual Philosophy 7-7-2011
We apologise for the uneven quality of some of these recordings.
Several of the talks feature readings by Tom Durham and Antoine Raad. The voices of those in the chair belong to David Cadman, Guilda Navidi-Walker, Sir Nicholas Pearson, Kathleen Raine and Ian Skelly.