Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sema: the Whirling Prayer of the Mevlevi

Sunday December 14th
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

In the tradition of the great Sufi Mystical Poet, Hz. Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, this gathering will feature the prayer dancing of the Whirling Dervishes as it has been practiced for over 700 years.
In their tall felt hats and flowing white garments, turners whirl in unison, attuning to the music of the heart. Sacred music will be presented by a traditionally trained Mevlevi ensemble.
Advance tickets are $20 at:
Remaining tickets will be available at the door (cash only) for $25.

View Seattle Sema 2014 Flyer HERE

“Tonight is the night.
It’s the creation of that land of eternity.
It’s not an ordinary night.
It’s a wedding of those who seek Love.
Tonight, the bride and groom speak in one tongue.
Tonight the bridal chamber is looking particularly bright!”
                                             ~ Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

Prayers of Forgiveness in Movement and Music

Monday December 1st, 7:30pm
Share Prayers of Forgiveness with us!
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street, 98107.
“Gel, Gel…”
“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”

rumi“Gel, Gel, ne olursan ol, gel!
İster kâfir, ister mecûsî, ister puta tapan ol, gel!
Bizim dergâhımız ümitsizlik dergâhı değildir.
Yüz kere tövbeni bozmuş olsan da yine gel!”
~ Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

Zikr of Presence

Zikr of Presence
Monday November 17th 7:30pm
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Love Offering ($15.00 suggested) 

“If you want what visible reality
can give, you’re an employee.
If you want the unseen world,
you’re not living your truth.
Both wishes are foolish,
but you’ll be forgiven for forgetting
that what you really want is
love’s confusing joy.” ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
Source: ‘Essential Rumi’ by Coleman Barks