Monthly Archives: November 2017

Prayers of Forgiveness in Movement & Music

Monday December 4th
7:30pm
Estag’firullah Zikr a-colourful-creation-god-the-creator-12135116-2560-17071

Zikr is a practice of prayer using synchronized chanting, music, and movement. We invoke specific spiritual energies through sound and intention. The head of the Mevlevi Order of America, Makam Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras, has offered this Estag’firullah Zikr as a blessing for us in establishing the Mevlevi tradition on American soil.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience.  Estag’firullah is taken from the Arabic Ghafûr , one of the traditional Names of God meaning “the pardoner, the forgiver.”  We invoke Estag’firullah to ask for forgiveness for every breath we have taken without remembering the divine unity of this reality.

We sing, whirl, and dance together in prayer to help each other polish our hearts, clarify our minds, and remember the ways we are intimately connected to God. Here we have a way to open our hearts and hands to the source of healing, and to all in need simultaneously. 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.

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.
Knock loudly! The doorbell does not work.
Your love offering is most welcome!

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Ballard 98107

Zikr of Presence

Zikr of Presence
Monday November 20thgreen-mandala-2400px
7:30pm
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

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 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.

Knock loudly on the door – doorbell does not work!

Zikr of Presence is held on the third Monday evening nearly every month.
But in December we will not meet after December 16th — until the New Year.

The Circle of Mesk: A Workshop in Turkish Classical Music

TimucinThe Circle of Mesk:
A Workshop in Turkish Classical Music

with master musician from Turkey Dr. Timuçin Çevikoğlu
Thursday November 9th ~ Sunday November 12th.

Free Lecture Thursday evening November 9th 7:00pm
“Intro to Theory, Culture and Practice of Ottoman Classical Music”

Public Concert Saturday November 11th at 7:30pm
$15-$20 payable at the door. CONCERT FLYER

Class Schedule and Registration Information HERE.
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