Come to me, for you are the soul of the soul of the soul of listening Come — you are the cypress striding in the garden of listening. Come — there has never been, nor will there be, anyone like you! — Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
Rumi poetry source: Kulliyat-i Shams ya divan-i kabir (trans. Carl W. Ernst)
Please join us Monday evening to celebrate the life of Suleyman Hayati Dede in Mevlevi Sufi fashion with prayer and music. Bring your stories of Dede and something dessert-like to share! We also hope to view some images from our recent Sema presentations and more….
“In order to become human, we need to always be within the Divine Presence – to be aware of God, to hold Him in our hearts. When a human being performs zhikr, their spirit – their heart starts to open. Their intelligence becomes more refined and more expansive. Their bodies become healthier. A beautiful condition comes about – similar to the one that is brought about by good music. The whole being opens up like a flower, and the Divine Secret – the things you couldn’t understand or know about before – begin to be revealed to you.” ~ Suleyman Hayati Dede