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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
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
Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard
(1706 NW Market Street. 98107).


MOA Seattle Circle December — January schedule


We will be gathering in  Portland, OR for Shebi-Arus (Mevlana Rumi’s Wedding Night)
on Thursday December 17th at 7:30pm at Tiffany Center
1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205.
Purchase tickets here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2405995 . Follow this link for more details: http://www.hayatidede.org/rumis-wedding-night-portland-oregon-2015/






Our next Seattle gathering will be Estag’firullah Zikr on Monday January 4th at 7:30pm
at Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard.
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We will gather again on Monday January 18th at 7:30pm for
the Urs of Suleyman Hayati Dede
at Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard.

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.

Zikr of Presence

Monday October 19th

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. Read more here.

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

“You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.
It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
So I’ve brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.”
                  ~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

The mission of the Mevlevi Order of America is to be a living embodiment of the Mevlevi Way, through sharing the teachings of the great 13th century poet and mystic Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi. We offer cultural programs, open workshops, and public presentations in the spirit of inclusion, equality, unity, and love, under the inspiration of Suleyman Hayati Dede, and the guidance of his son and successor Makam Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras.

Mevlevi Order of America Seattle Circle shares open circle gatherings on the first and third Monday of each month. Check back regularly to view our upcoming gatherings: RumiSeattle.org.

Prayers of Forgiveness: Estag’firullah Zikr


Come, share Prayers of Forgiveness: Estag’firullah Zikr
with us Monday July 6th beginning at 7:30pm.

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


Read more about Estag’firullah Zikr here.

A Prayer

May God have mercy on those who lead the way
and those who come behind and those who fulfill their vows,
and those who seek to fulfill them,
with His Grace and bounty, His great benefits and favors!
For He is the best object of petition and the noblest object of hope;
and God is the best protector and the most merciful
of those who show mercy, and the best of friends and the best of heirs
and the best replacer of what has been consumed
and provider for those devoted who sow
and till the soil of good works.
And God bless Muhammad and all the Prophets and Messengers!
Amen, O Lord of created beings!

~ Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi from [Book IV Prologue]


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:
(at the door tickets are $25.00 – cash only.)

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


Story of Shams and Rumi retold with classical Persian singing and gamelan

Jessika Kenney (from our 2011 Song of the Reed presentation) presents an evening of classical Persian singing and Javanese gamelan with Eyvind Kang and musicians from Gamelan Pacifica, retelling the story of Shams-i Tabriz and Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.


4/7 at 7pm on Cornish College campus (Poncho Hall). Hope to see you there!