Salt Lake City performance celebrates poetry of mystic Rumi
More than 700 people attended a Thursday event highlighting the ecstatic poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi, widely read in America today and performed by poet, translator and interpreter Coleman Barks, accompanied by Grammy-award winning cellist David Darling.
The Two Arrows Zen Center and the Jung Society of Utah hosted the event, A Turning Night of Stars, at Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
"We see it really as a ceremony or ritual when there's poetry and music that lifts people up into a new field of consciousness," said Machiel Klerk, a Jungian therapist in Salt Lake City.
Watch Coleman Barks here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A72qJkvrfDY