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Zikr of Presence

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Monday September 18th
7:30pm
Ballard Oddfellows 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. 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 each month:
September 19, October 16, November 20.
(Check this website about December. We will be holding a public Sema ceremony on Saturday December 16th and may not hold Zikr of Presence on the following Monday evening.)

Discover more about our history and other gatherings our website!

Zikr of Presence

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Dear Friends:

Join with us Monday Evening June 15th at 7:30pm
to share Zikr of Presence with us.

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

Read more about this lovely prayer practice here:

“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
― Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
( The Essential Rumi )

Zikr of Presence

Join us Monday, April 15th at 7:30pm:


“True Zikr makes you forget everything but the Beloved”
 (Hazrat Abu Sa‘īd ibn Abil-Khayr, Persia, d. 1049 CE)163594_10150951550750805_2032897270_n

Through recitation of the divine names, music, and movement, with a heart torn open and longing, the Sufi seeks to remember God, to part the veil between Lover and Beloved, to dissolve into the Sea of Oneness.

All new and old friends are warmly invited to join the Seattle Mevlevi Circle this Monday, April 15th at 7:30pm in Ballard as we continue a traditional practice intended to deepen spiritual intimacy. In remembrance,  we will move, chant, sing and whirl through transformative and ecstatic states as a community. 

When: This Monday, April 15th at 7:30pm
Where: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107 http://www.seattleoddfellows.org/)
Who: Friends of all faiths and skill level are warmly welcome into our circle! Please come. These are healing prayer practices, and we invite you to participate as you are able.
Dress: Please dress comfortably for movement, with thick socks or turn shoes for moving/whirling on a wood floor. (Mevlevi Semazens: please wear your zikr garments.)
Questions: Contact Scott at (206) 890-8394.
Cost: We invite a love offering/donation to help with the cost of hall rental.