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Wednesday: Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes from Turkey

by Borderstan.com — October 28, 2008 at 6:39 pm 0

This is from “Free in DC,” but there is actually a charge:

Sometimes I find an event I can’t resist posting even though it costs a bit more than ten dollars and this is one of those I just stumbled on! I love the National Cathedral space and can’t imagine a better place to see this event!

Recognized as one of the greatest mystics and poets of Islam, Rumi attracts spiritual seekers from almost every religion in the world, inviting them into the mystical realm of Sufism. Experience this inspired spiritual leader and great lover of humanity in the poetry and whirling dance of the Mevlevi Sufi Order of Turkey, founded by Rumi’s son. Faruk Celebi Efendi, a direct descendant of Rumi, leads the Order and offers opening remarks. Rumi’s poetry and a troupe of whirling dervishes are joined by singers and musicians for this extraordinary interfaith experience. In Rumi’s words, “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, idolator, worshipper of fire…”

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