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Zikr of Presence

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When: Monday April 18th at 7:30pm
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall
(1706 NW Market Street 98107)

Suggested donation: $15.00
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott
at 206.784.1532

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.

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.

“Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.

If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.”
~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

If desired, you can RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/219054258453109/

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

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Monday April 4th 7:30pm
Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
Ballard, 98107

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. Read more here.

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 Love Offering: $15.00. (All are welcome – offer what you can.)

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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)

Celebrate the Urs of Suleyman Hayati Dede with us!

Peace, Dear Friends!

Please join us Monday evening Suleyman Hayati Dedeto 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….

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

“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

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).

 

Zikr of Presence

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When: Monday November 16th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall
(1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Suggested donation: $15.00
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532.

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. Read more here: http://rumiseattle.org/?page_id=356

Where Everything is Music

We have fallen into the place
where everything is music.

The strumming and the flute notes
rise into the atmosphere,
and if the whole world’s harp
should burn up,
there will still be hidden instruments
playing, playing

This singing art
is sea foam.
The graceful movements
come from a pearl
somewhere
on the ocean floor.

Poems reach up like spindrift
and the edge of driftwood
along the beach
wanting, wanting

They derive from a slow
and powerful root
that we cannot see.

Stop the words now.
Open the window
in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly
in and out!

– Mevlana Jalalu’ddin Rumi 
trans. Coleman Barks.

Prayers of Forgiveness

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Monday evening August 3rd 7:30pm

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

a sweetheart is a mirror
a friend a delicious cake
it isn’t worth spending
an hour with anyone else

Ghazal 119

i don't need
a companion who is
nasty sad and sour


the one who is
like a grave
dark depressing and bitter


a sweetheart is a mirror
a friend a delicious cake
it isn't worth spending
an hour with anyone else


a companion who is
in love only with the self
has five distinct characters


stone hearted
unsure of every step

lazy and disinterested
keeping a poisonous face


the more this companion waits around
the more bitter everything will get
just like a vinegar
getting more sour with time


enough is said about
sour and bitter faces
a heart filled with desire for

sweetness and tender souls
must not waste itself with unsavory matters


Translated by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Fountain of Fire
Cal-Earth, September 1994

Sema – The Whirling Prayer of Mevlevi Sufi Dervishes

Sunday, June 14, 2015
3:30 pm
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall

$20.00 Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1633066
(at the door tickets are $25.00 – cash only.)

“Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.”
                                                             ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

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