Monthly Archives: August 2015

SEMA CEREMONY of the Whirling Dervishes

Mevlevi Order of America presents:
SEMA CEREMONY of the Whirling Dervishes
Led by Makam Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras*

3:30pm Sunday September 13, 2015

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Seating is limited. Advance tickets are recommended
$20.00 online
$25.00 (cash only) at the door.
Doors open at 2:45pm
For more info visit:

“Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship
Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly
So is love among the skies.
I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs
I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled
I think only of your love, your calling to me
And I dance the thousand dances of love, all returning to you.”
~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

*Makam Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras is our beloved teacher, Spiritual Director and President of the Mevlevi Order of America.


Zikr of Presence


Join us for Zikr of Presence
Monday August 17th at 7:30pm.

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

‘We are the mirror as well as the face in it
We are tasting the taste this instant
of eternity.
We are pain and what cures pain both
We are the sweet cold water
and the jar that pours.’
~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

Please Note: We will be on Holiday on Monday September 7th and will not hold the regular first Monday of the month Estag’firullah Zikr (Prayers of Forgiveness in Movement and Music.)

Image credit:”Birth of a Planet” mozaic by Sandra Bryant

On Holiday Monday September 7th


We are on Holiday Monday September 7th and will not be offering our normal first Monday Estag’firullah Zikr. We welcome you on the third Monday evening, September 21st for Zikr of Presence. It is also International Day of Peace, a very auspicious time to gather in prayer.
Please arrive on time so we may begin promptly at 7:30pm.
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall1706 NW Market Street in Ballard.

Looking forward to being with you again soon!

Union is a raging river running toward the sea.
Tonight the moon kisses the stars.
O beloved, be like that to me. ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


We will be posting information soon about our next

public Sema Ceremony
scheduled for Sunday September 13th at 3:30pm
to be held at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall.