Monthly Archives: January 2014

Estag’firullah Zikr & Class Opening for New Students

Spiritual Development in Path of Rumi

Monday, February 3rd 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.

You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.       -Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

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 with the whirling dervishes

Join us Monday, January 20th 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, January 20th at 7:30pm
WhereBallard Odd Fellows Hall1706 NW Market Street 98107.
Who: Friends of all faiths and skill level are warmly welcome into our circle!
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.
To RSVP contact Scott at (206) 784-1532.
Or email the MOA circle at rumiseattle.org@gmail.com.
Cost: $15 suggested donation.

Estag’firullah Zikr Monday, January 6th at 7:30pm

Monday, Jimages 2anuary 6th 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.

“Exuberant is existence, time a husk.
When the moment cracks open,
ecstasy leaps out
and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.” *

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.

Excerpt from “That Lives in Us” by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, from Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, edited by Daniel Ladinsky.
© Penguin Books, 2002.