Monthly Archives: June 2013

Estag’firullah Zikr, Monday July 1st at 7:30 pm


Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532.

This upcoming Monday, July 1st at 7:30pm, please join us for 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 this is your first time, 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 in a chair or bench.

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

The Mevlevi Order of America offers cultural programs, open workshops, and public presentations in the spirit of inclusion, equality and love, under the inspiration of Suleyman Hayati Dede, and the guidance of his son and successor Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras. Read more at

Peace and Blessings Unto You

Master Turkish Musician Brings Sufi Classical Music to Seattle


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.

Dervish Jam 2013

dervish jam 2013 -bCome join us Saturday, June 15th at 7 pm for an ecstatic feast of music, whirling, poetry & community!

Our fifth annual Dervish Jam promises a banquet of sacredness, frivolity, profundity & surprise. Hosted by the Mevlana Sufi Ensemble, we welcome many guests from local Sufi circles and other traditions.

We will reprise last year’s Sacred Poetry Slam, so feel free to bring a favorite poetic offering.

Interfaith Community Sanctuary & School
1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, Washington 98107

$20 donation. A benefit for the MOA School of Turkish Music.

More info: Michael 206-769-1980