Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sema: Whirling Ritual of the Mevlevi Dervishes

Mevlevi Order of America presents

Whirling Ritual of the Mevlevi Dervishes

Sunday June 12th 3:30pm
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)
$15.00 on Brown Paper Tickets
$20.00 at the door (Cash Only at the door.)
$10.00 at the door students and seniors with I.D. (Cash Only at the door.)

“Lovers find secret places
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty.” ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

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Zikr of Presence

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Date: Monday May 16th 

Time: 7:30pm

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. In the Zikr of Presence, we move deeply into the Mevlevi path, coming together to remember God through whirling, prayer, and Sufi devotional music and poetry.

This is a traditional form of zikr, common to many Turkish Sufi orders and practiced since the time of Muhammad. We have instituted this monthly meeting under the instruction of our order’s musical guide, Dr. Timucin Cevikoglu.

We begin at 7:30 and welcome you to join us. Most nights, we have time to chat afterwards over tea. 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 by simply sitting and being present with us.

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market StreetSeattle, WA 98107
Friends: when you arrive at the door, ring the bell for the upper hall. A friend will answer the door and invite you in. Please note: sometimes the bell doesn’t work. Knock loudly if there is no response.

Listen with ears of tolerance!
See through the eye of compassion!
Speak with the language of love!  ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

Suggested donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532