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The Circle of Mesk: A Workshop in Turkish Classical Music

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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.
MUSIC WORKSHOP FLYER

Prayers of Forgiveness in movement and music

 

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When: Monday October 2nd 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: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

"Forgive me, that I cannot sleep; forgive
The thirsty ones that they have no water.
Forgive: if you never know forgiveness,
You'll never know the blessings that God gives you."
~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
#577 from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988)

Prayers of Forgiveness in movement & music

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Estag’firullah Zikr

When: Monday August 7th 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: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532

“And inward colors from the Light on high.
The light that lights the eye is also the heart’s light; 
The eyes’ light proceeds from the Light of the heart.  
But the light that lights the heart is the light of God.”
~
 Hz. Pir Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi 

Next Gathering: Estag’firullah Zikr

Monday February 6th
7:30pm
Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard
1706 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

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: http://rumiseattle.org/?page_id=352

Love is best when mixed with anguish.
In our town,
we won’t call you a Lover
if you escape the pain.
~ 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.

Location:
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

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/

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)

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