Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zikr of Presence

Join us Monday, April 15th at 7:30pm:

“True Zikr makes you forget everything but the Beloved”
 (Hazrat Abu Sa‘īd ibn Abil-Khayr, Persia, d. 1049 CE)163594_10150951550750805_2032897270_n

Through recitation of the divine names, music, and movement, with a heart torn open and longing, the Sufi seeks to remember God, to part the veil between Lover and Beloved, to dissolve into the Sea of Oneness.

All new and old friends are warmly invited to join the Seattle Mevlevi Circle this Monday, April 15th at 7:30pm in Ballard as we continue a traditional practice intended to deepen spiritual intimacy. In remembrance,  we will move, chant, sing and whirl through transformative and ecstatic states as a community. 

When: This Monday, April 15th at 7:30pm
Where: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107
Who: Friends of all faiths and skill level are warmly welcome into our circle! Please come. These are healing prayer practices, and we invite you to participate as you are able.
Dress: Please dress comfortably for movement, with thick socks or turn shoes for moving/whirling on a wood floor. (Mevlevi Semazens: please wear your zikr garments.)
Questions: Contact Scott at (206) 890-8394.
Cost: We invite a love offering/donation to help with the cost of hall rental.

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.


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.

Rumi's attributed photo

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