The Sufi poet Mevlana Rumi begins his famous prose poem, The Masnavi, with these words:
Listen to the voice of the reed, as it tells its tale of separation. “Ever since I was parted from the reed-bed, man and woman have joined in my lament. Anyone apart from someone he loves understands what I say.”
In the spirit of Rumi we will practice Sema, or listening to the voice of the Divine, and Zikr, remembrance of our original source. Through body-centered movement, whirling and chanting, we will seek to become "one body, one breath," while keeping our inner gaze on our spiritual heart.
*These practices have been transmitted through a lineage of Halveti-Jerrahi sufi teachers known as a silsila, originating in 17th century Istanbul.
*This is a free event
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