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Coleman Barks: Rumi, Grace, and Human Friendship
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tami Simon speaks with Coleman Barks, a leading scholar and translator of the 13th century Persian mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi. Coleman’s work was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers’ Language of Life series with PBS. He has published numerous Rumi translations, including with Sounds True the audio programs I Want Burning, Rumi: Voice of Longing, and his new three-CD collaboration with cellist David Darling called Just Being Here: Rumi and Human Friendship. In this episode, Tami speaks with Coleman about the extraordinary friendship between Rumi and his teacher Shams Tabriz, and how translating Rumi requires entering a trance state. Coleman offers insights on grace as he and Tami listen to selections from Just Being Here. (63 minutes)
Interview: Coleman Barks: Rumi, Grace, and Human Friendship


Insights at the Edge - Interviews of Tami Simon, Sounds True. Tami Simon's in-depth audio podcast interviews with leading spiritual teachers and luminaries.

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