Estag’firullah Zikr, Monday July 1st at 7:30 pm

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Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532.

This upcoming Monday, July 1st at 7:30pm, please join us for a transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance, and an activation of the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement. All are welcome! If this is your first time, 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 in a chair or bench.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Please open your heart- the need is great. We sing, move, be 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. This is the essence of the Whirling, and one certainly need not get dizzy to participate. Feel free to invite friends whom may be interested. It is a wonderful opportunity for those new to whirling, or for those with questions about the practice.

The Mevlevi Order of America offers cultural programs, open workshops, and public presentations in the spirit of inclusion, equality and love, under the inspiration of Suleyman Hayati Dede, and the guidance of his son and successor Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras. Read more at Hayatidede.org.


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Master Turkish Musician Brings Sufi Classical Music to Seattle

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington (NE 45th St. & 17th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105)

T concert postcard-2Join us for an unforgettable evening of music with master singer, drummer and ney (reed flute) player Timuçin Çevikoğlu and the Mevlevi Mitrib Orchestra. The music comes from the Turkish Mevlevi tradition, the centuries-old Sufi order of “whirling dervishes” founded in Konya by the followers of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, the celebrated Sufi poet and teacher.

Dr. Çevikoğlu has worked at the Turkish Ministry of Culture since 1986, as vocal and instrumental artist, ensemble vice-director (Konya Turkish Sufi Music Ensemble), conductor (Ankara State Classical Turkish Music Ensemble), and the General Director of Classical Turkish Music Research and Performance Ensemble (Ankara). Active in the establishment of state conservatories at Konya Selçuk (1994) and Afyon Kocatepe (1999) Universities, he worked at these institutions as instructor and department chair.

Dr. Çevikoğlu has prepared music programs and documentaries on radio and TV channels, directed several audio recordings of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, and performed in numerous concerts all over the world. He has published books on Mevlevî music tradition. He received his M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2010) in the field of Music Education and Musical Sciences at Selçuk University, Konya.

Sponsored by the Mevlevi Order of America.

Dervish Jam 2013

dervish jam 2013 -bCome join us Saturday, June 15th at 7 pm for an ecstatic feast of music, whirling, poetry & community!

Our fifth annual Dervish Jam promises a banquet of sacredness, frivolity, profundity & surprise. Hosted by the Mevlana Sufi Ensemble, we welcome many guests from local Sufi circles and other traditions.

We will reprise last year’s Sacred Poetry Slam, so feel free to bring a favorite poetic offering.

Location:
Interfaith Community Sanctuary & School
1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, Washington 98107

$20 donation. A benefit for the MOA School of Turkish Music. http://rumiseattle.org/?page_id=106

More info: Michael 206-769-1980

Estag’firullah Zikr, Monday June 3rd at 7:30 pm

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Location: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Contact Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532.

This Monday, June 3rd at 7:30pm, please join us for a transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance, and an activation of the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement. All are welcome! If this is your first time, 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 in a chair or bench.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Please open your heart- the need is great. We sing, move, be 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. This is the essence of the Whirling, and one certainly need not get dizzy to participate. Feel free to invite friends whom may be interested. It is a wonderful opportunity for those new to whirling, or for those with questions about the practice.

The Mevlevi Order of America offers cultural programs, open workshops, and public presentations in the spirit of inclusion, equality and love, under the inspiration of Suleyman Hayati Dede, and the guidance of his son and successor Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras. Read more at Hayatidede.org.


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Zikr of Presence, May 20 at 7:30 pm

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“True Zikr makes you forget everything but the Beloved” – Hazrat Abu Sa‘īd ibn Abi’l-Khayr, Persia, d. 1049 CE

All new and old friends are warmly invited to join the Seattle Mevlevi Circle This Monday, May 20th at 7:30pm in Ballard as we embark on a new “Zikr of Presence” 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, May 20th at 7:30pm
Where: Ballard Oddfellows Hall (1706 NW Market Street 98107)
Who: Friends of all faiths and skill level are warmly welcome into our circle! Please come. These are healing prayer practices, 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 Suleyman Scott at 206.784.1532.
Cost: We invite a love offering/donation to help with the cost of hall rental.

 

The Mevlevi Order of America offers cultural programs, open workshops, and public presentations in the spirit of inclusion, equality and love, under the inspiration of Suleyman Hayati Dede, and the guidance of his son and successor Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras. Read more at Hayatidede.org.


Peace and Blessings Unto You

Estag’firullah Zikr, Monday May 6 7:30 pm

May’s Mevlevi Estag’firullah Zikr practice is this Monday, May 6 at 7:30 pm!

Estag’firullah Zikr is a transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance, and an activation of the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement. All are welcome! If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting in a chair or bench.

Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street 98107
Dress: Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement.

Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Email us

It is a wonderful opportunity for those new to whirling, or for those with questions about the practice. Everyone is welcome! Please share with interested friends.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Please open your heart- the need is great.

We sing, move, be 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.

This is the essence of the Whirling, and one certainly need not get dizzy to participate.

Ashkin Jemal Olsun
May the Beauty of Divine Love Be Lived Through You

Zikr of Presence

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


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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.

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.

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

April 1st Estag’firu​llah Zikr 7:30pm – Ballard Oddfellows

Our monthly Mevlevi Estag’firullah Zikr practice is today, April 1st at 7:30 pm!

Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street 98107
Dress: Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and thick socks for ease of floor movement.

Suggested love donation: $15.00 (No one turned away)
Questions: Email us

Estag’firullah Zikr is a transformative circle prayer practice of Remembrance, and an activation of the divine healing attribute of Forgiveness through devotional music and movement. All are welcome! If you are unable to stand in the circle or engage in the physical movements, know you can still fully participate by simply sitting in a chair or bench.

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It is a wonderful opportunity for those new to whirling, or for those with questions about the practice. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to invite friends whom may be interested.

The Estag’firullah Zikr is intended to be a spiritually healing prayer experience. Please open your heart- the need is great.

We sing, move, be 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.

This is the essence of the Whirling, and one certainly need not get dizzy to participate.

Ashkin Jemal Olsun
May the Beauty of Divine Love Be Lived Through You

Surat Al-Fatiha in English translation

~ Opening the Heart ~
We begin in the Name of God,
Everlasting Mercy, Infinite Compassion.
Praise be to God, Loving Lord of all the worlds.
Everlasting Mercy, Infinite Compassion.
Eternal Strength of every living being,
Whose Majestic Power embraces us
on the day of the great return.
Only You do we adore, and to You alone do we cry for help.
Guide us, O God, on the path of Perfect Harmony,
the path of those whom You have blessed with the gifts
of Peace, Joy, Serenity, and Delight,
the path of those who have not been brought down by anger,
the path of those who have not been lost along the way
So be it.
~
Translation by Imam Bilal Hyde