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Estag’firullah Zikr: Prayers of Forgiveness through Music & Movement

Estag’firullah Zikr: Prayers of Forgiveness through Music and Movement Ornament_with_Thistle_(Gothic_Thistle)
When: The first Monday of every month at 7:30pm
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107) in Seattle

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.

Suggested donation: $10.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

Zikr of Presence

Zikr of Presence
Monday March 21st

7:30pm
Turkish Ceramic Tiles

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,  Sufi devotional music and poetry. Read more here.

Suggested donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Questions? Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

When grapes turn
to wine, they long for our ability to change.

When stars wheel
around the North Pole,
they are longing for our growing consciousness.

Wine got drunk with us,
not the other way.
The body developed out of us, not we from it.

We are bees,
and our body is a honeycomb.
We made
the body, cell by cell we made it.

~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rum (trans. Robert Bly)

Estag’firullah Zikr: prayers of forgiveness in movement and music

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Estag’firullah Zikr
Monday February 1st 
7:30pm
Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Ballard, 98107

Read about Estag’firullah Zikr here.

 

 

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)

Estag’firullah Zikr: prayers in movement and music

Dear Beloveds:

Join us for
Estag’firullah Zikr: prayers in movement and music
Monday evening January 4th
7:30pm
Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard
(1706 NW Market Street. 98107).

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Also, join us for the hayatidede-1
Urs of Suleyman Dede
Monday January 18th
7:30pm
Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard
(1706 NW Market Street. 98107).

 

Prayers of Forgiveness in Movement and Music

Estag’firullah Zikr: Prayers of Forgiveness through Music and Movement 

When: Monday December 7th at 7:30pm
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107) in Seattle
Suggested donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

10922491_762871627134256_1435225405014847938_nZikr 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.

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.