Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sema – The Whirling Prayer of Mevlevi Sufi Dervishes

Sunday, June 14, 2015
3:30 pm
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall

$20.00 Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1633066
(at the door tickets are $25.00 – cash only.)

“Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.”
                                                             ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

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Zikr of Forgiveness

Estag’firullah Zikr ~ prayers of Forgiveness with movement and music
Monday June 1st 7:30pm

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Love Offering!

Location:
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle 98107

Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
By my passion of love for Love
I have ground sweet as sugar.
                      ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

The Estag’firullah Zikr prayer form is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting and being present with us. Read more about Estag’firullah Zikr here.

Zikr of Presence

Zikr of Presence
Monday May 18th 7:30pm
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

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“How does 
a part of the world 
leave the world?

How does wetness
leave water?

Dont’ try to put out fire
by throwing on more fire!

Don’t wash a wound
with blood.

No matter how fast you run,
your shadow keeps up.

Sometimes it’s in front!

Only full overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

But that shadow
has been serving you.

What hurts you,
blesses you.

Darkness
is your candle.

Your boundaries
are your quest.

I could explain this,
but it will break
the glass cover
on your heart,
and there’s no fixing that.

You must have
shadow and light source
both.

Listen,
and lay your head
under the tree of awe.

When from that tree
feathers and wings
sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove.

Don’t even open your mouth
for even a coo.”
                          ~ Mevlana Jelal’uddin Rumi

The Soul of Rumi. Trans. Coleman Barks.