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Estag’firullah Zikr on Monday, December 2nd, 7:30 pm

524098_351798501564567_525818321_nMonday,December 2nd at 7:30pm, please join us for our transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance. Together we will activate the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement.

Come to the garden in spring.

There is light and wine
And sweethearts
In the pomegranate blossoms.

If you do not come,
These do not matter.

If you do come,
These do not matter.

- Mevlana Rumi,
trans. Coleman Barks

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 while sitting.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing experience. Please open your heart – the need is great. We sing and move together in prayer to polish our hearts, clarify our minds, and remember that 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.

Feel free to invite friends whom may be interested. $10 donation invited.

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.

Zikr of Presence on Monday, November 18

Join us Monday, November 18 at 7:30pm:

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In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the current of Mevlevi tradition, engaging in a spiritual practice common to many Turkish sufi orders. Throughout history, the different orders would come together to remember God through movement, prayer, music and devotional poetry. Under the instruction of our musical guide, Timucin Cevikoglu, we have instituted this monthly meeting, supporting and enlivening our prayers with traditional sacred music.

In continuing this tradition in a contemporary context, we spontaneously co-create a dance towards unity, remembering our shared source and renewing our commitment to walk a path of awareness and peace.

When: Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30pm

Where: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107
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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.)
To RSVP contact Scott at (206) 784-1532.
Cost: $10 suggested donation.