Category Archives: Zikr

Estag’firullah Zikr: Prayers of Forgiveness

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The Estag’firullah Zikr is a spiritually healing prayer experience. Estag’firullah is taken from the Arabic Ghafûr, one of the traditional Names of God meaning “the pardoner, the forgiver.” We invoke Estag’firullah to ask for forgiveness for every breath we have taken without remembering the divine unity of this reality.

Here we have a way to open our hearts and hands to the source of healing, and to all in need simultaneously. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us.
Learn more here: http://rumiseattle.org/

Monday November 7th
7:30pm

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Suggested donation: $10.00
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
When you arrive and the door is closed, please knock loudly — often the doorbell does not work!

The mission of the Mevlevi Order of America is to be a living embodiment of the Mevlevi Way, through sharing the teachings of the great 13th century poet and mystic Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world.
Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.
~Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

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Zikr of Presence

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Monday October 17th
7:30pm

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer, and Sufi devotional music and poetry. This is a traditional form of zikr, common to many Turkish Sufi orders and practiced since the time of Muhammad.

We begin at 7:30 and welcome you to join us. Most nights, we have time to chat afterwards over tea. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us.

This evening features live devotional Sufi music from Mevlana Sufi Ensemble!

Suggested donation: $10.00
(pay what you can — no one turned away for lack of funds — the most important thing is for us to gather in prayer — praying together helps the world heal)

Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

Read more here.

Prayers of Forgiveness in Movement and Music

Estag’firullah Zikr:
Prayers of Forgiveness through Music and Movement
Monday August 1st20120510-Dervish Amedeo_Preziosi_-_Turks at 7:30pm
Ballard Oddfellows Hall
(1706 NW Market Street 98107)
in Seattle

The Estag’firullah Zikr is a spiritually healing prayer experience.  Estag’firullah is taken from the Arabic Ghafûr, one of the traditional Names of God meaning “the pardoner, the forgiver.”  We invoke Estag’firullah to ask for forgiveness for every breath we have taken without remembering the divine unity of this reality.

Here we have a way to open our hearts and hands to the source of healing, and to all in need simultaneously. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us. Learn more here.

Suggested donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532.

I want to see you.
Know your voice.

Recognize you when you
first come ’round the corner.

Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.

Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.

Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space
and kiss you.

I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
“more”
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

Zikr of Presence

31_design1Monday July 18th – 7:30pm
Zikr of Presence

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
http://seattleoddfellows.org/

Mevlevi Order of America Seattle Circle
welcomes you! http://rumiseattle.org/

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer, and Sufi devotional music and poetry. This is a traditional form of zikr, common to many Turkish Sufi orders and practiced since the time of Muhammad.

We begin at 7:30 and welcome you to join us. Most nights, we have time to chat afterwards over tea. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us. http://rumiseattle.org/?page_id=356

O you who’ve gone on pilgrimage
where are you, where, oh where?
Here, here is the Beloved!
Oh come now, come, oh come!
Your friend, he is your neighbor,
he is next to your wall –
You, erring in the desert –
what air of love is this?
If you’d see the Beloved’s
form without any form –
You are the house, the master,
You are the Kaaba, you! . . .
Where is a bunch of roses,
if you would be this garden?
Where, one soul’s pearly essence
when you’re the Sea of God?
That’s true – and yet your troubles
may turn to treasures rich –
How sad that you yourself veil
the treasure that is yours.

~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
‘I Am Wind, You are Fire’ translation by Annemarie Schimmel

Zikr of Presence

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Monday June 20th.
We begin at 7:30
~ and welcome you to join us!
Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market  Street Seattle, WA 98107

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence,  we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer, and Sufi devotional music and poetry.  Learn more here.

This evening features live Turkish devotional music and song shared by nezen Timothy Kinsella and vocalist Emine Meg Savlov.

For those fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, the zikr this evening will be gentle and relaxed — much of the evening will be sitting in circle. We will offer refreshment around 9pm. After refreshment, there is time and space for traditional prayers. Ramadan Kareem!

Zikr of Presence

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Date: Monday May 16th 

Time: 7:30pm

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer, and Sufi devotional music and poetry.

This is a traditional form of zikr, common to many Turkish Sufi orders and practiced since the time of Muhammad. We have instituted this monthly meeting under the instruction of our order’s musical guide, Dr. Timucin Cevikoglu.

We begin at 7:30 and welcome you to join us. Most nights, we have time to chat afterwards over tea. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us.

Location:
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market StreetSeattle, WA 98107
Friends: when you arrive at the door, ring the bell for the upper hall. A friend will answer the door and invite you in. Please note: sometimes the bell doesn’t work. Knock loudly if there is no response.

Listen with ears of tolerance!
See through the eye of compassion!
Speak with the language of love!  ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

Suggested donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

Zikr of Presence

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When: Monday April 18th at 7:30pm
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall
(1706 NW Market Street 98107)

Suggested donation: $15.00
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott
at 206.784.1532

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer, and Sufi devotional music and poetry.

We begin at 7:30 and welcome you to join us. Most nights, we have time to chat afterwards over tea. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us.

“Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.

If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.”
~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

If desired, you can RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/219054258453109/

Estag’firullah Zikr: prayers of forgiveness in movement and music

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Monday April 4th 7:30pm
Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Ballard, 98107

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention.
The head of the Mevlevi Order of America,
Makam Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras,
has offered this Estag’firullah Zikr as a blessing for us in establishing the Mevlevi tradition on American soil.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Estag’firullah is taken from the Arabic Ghafûr , one of the traditional Names of God meaning “the pardoner, the forgiver.” We invoke Estag’firullah to ask for forgiveness for every breath we have taken without remembering the divine unity of this reality.

We sing, whirl, and dance 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. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us. Read more here.

We begin at 7:30 and welcome you to join us. Most nights, we have time to chat afterwards over tea. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement.
Suggested Love Offering: $15.00. (All are welcome – offer what you can.)

http://rumiseattle.org/

Zikr of Presence

Zikr of Presence
Monday March 21st

7:30pm
Turkish Ceramic Tiles

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer,  Sufi devotional music and poetry. Read more here.

Suggested donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Questions? Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

When grapes turn
to wine, they long for our ability to change.

When stars wheel
around the North Pole,
they are longing for our growing consciousness.

Wine got drunk with us,
not the other way.
The body developed out of us, not we from it.

We are bees,
and our body is a honeycomb.
We made
the body, cell by cell we made it.

~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rum (trans. Robert Bly)