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


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.)


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

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Estag’firullah Zikr
Monday February 1st 
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
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.
2005 WHIDBEY ZIKR (51)






We will gather again on Monday January 18th at 7:30pm for
the Urs of Suleyman Hayati Dede
at Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard.

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.