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Dervish Jam – a musical benefit for the Seattle Mevlevis scholarship fund

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DERVISH JAM & BENEFIT CONCERT with the Mevlana Sufi Ensemble
Saturday – April 26th, 2014 – 7:30pm
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

You are warmly invited to join the Seattle Mevlevis and friends for a delicious evening of honeyed melodies, burning poetry, and whirling ecstasy!

We are pleased to welcome talented artists from the community as well as the Mevlana Sufi Ensemble, presenting classical Turkish Sufi music and poetry by such masters as Yunus Emre and Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, with ecstatic inspirational Whirling by dervishes of the Mevlevi Order of America.

Suggested Donation of $20
All proceeds benefit the Mevlevi Order of America Scholarship Fund.

Master Turkish Musician Brings Sufi Classical Music to Seattle

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Brechemin Auditorium,  University of Washington (NE 45th St. & 17th Ave NE,  Seattle WA 98105)

T concert postcard-2Join us for an unforgettable evening of music with master singer, drummer and ney (reed flute) player Timuçin Çevikoğlu and the Mevlevi Mitrib Orchestra. The music comes from the Turkish Mevlevi tradition, the centuries-old Sufi order of “whirling dervishes” founded in Konya by the followers of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, the celebrated Sufi poet and teacher.

Dr. Çevikoğlu has worked at the Turkish Ministry of Culture since 1986, as vocal and instrumental artist, ensemble vice-director (Konya Turkish  Sufi Music Ensemble), conductor (Ankara State Classical Turkish Music  Ensemble), and the General Director of Classical Turkish Music Research  and Performance Ensemble (Ankara). Active in the establishment of state conservatories at Konya Selçuk (1994) and Afyon Kocatepe (1999) Universities, he worked at these institutions as instructor and  department chair.

Dr. Çevikoğlu has prepared music programs and documentaries on radio  and TV channels, directed several audio recordings of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, and performed in numerous concerts all over the world. He has published books on Mevlevî music tradition. He received his M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2010) in the field of Music Education and Musical Sciences at Selçuk University, Konya.

Sponsored by the Mevlevi Order of America.

Estag’firullah Zikr, Monday May 6 7:30 pm

May’s Mevlevi Estag’firullah Zikr practice is this Monday, May 6 at 7:30 pm!

Estag’firullah Zikr is a transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance, and an activation of the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement. All are welcome! If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting in a chair or bench.

Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street 98107
Dress: Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement.

Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Email us

It is a wonderful opportunity for those new to whirling, or for those with questions about the practice. Everyone is welcome! Please share with interested friends.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Please open your heart- the need is great.

We sing, move, be together in prayer to help each other polish our hearts, clarify our minds, and remember the ways we are intimately connected to God. Here we have a way to open our hearts and hands to the source of healing, and to all in need simultaneously.

This is the essence of the Whirling, and one certainly need not get dizzy to participate.

Ashkin Jemal Olsun
May the Beauty of Divine Love Be Lived Through You

Story of Shams and Rumi retold with classical Persian singing and gamelan

Jessika Kenney (from our 2011 Song of the Reed presentation) presents an evening of classical Persian singing and Javanese gamelan with Eyvind Kang and musicians from Gamelan Pacifica, retelling the story of Shams-i Tabriz and Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.

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4/7 at 7pm on Cornish College campus (Poncho Hall). Hope to see you there!

April 1st Estag’firu​llah Zikr 7:30pm – Ballard Oddfellows

Our monthly Mevlevi Estag’firullah Zikr practice is today, April 1st at 7:30 pm!

Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street 98107
Dress: Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement.

Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Email us

Estag’firullah Zikr is a transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance, and an activation of the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement. All are welcome!  If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting in a chair or bench.

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It is a wonderful opportunity for those new to whirling, or for those with questions about the practice. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to invite friends whom may be interested.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Please open your heart- the need is great.

We sing, move, be together in prayer to help each other polish our hearts, clarify our minds, and remember the ways we are intimately connected to God. Here we have a way to open our hearts and hands to the source of healing, and to all in need simultaneously.

This is the essence of the Whirling, and one certainly need not get dizzy to participate.

Ashkin Jemal Olsun
May the Beauty of Divine Love Be Lived Through You