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Whirling Dervishes in the US

Event is on: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: Jan 27, 2009 @ 4:14:45 pm

This Thursday at 2:00 p.m., in Library Room 223, Nancy Mutlu from the Nile Foundation-Turkish Cultural Center has a presentation about Whirling Dervishes.

Do you want to learn about the poet of America's best selling poetry book which was written 800 years ago? Come and explore the power of love and the philosophy of Rumi laid out 8 centuries ago and affecting millions of people. His philosophy, Sufism, espouses a well-founded and thorough interpretation of Islam, which focuses on love, tolerance, worship of God, community development, and personal development through self-discipline and responsibility. A Sufi's way of life is to love and be of service to people, deserting the ego, or false self, and all illusions so that one can reach maturity and perfection and finally reach God, the True, the Real.

The Order of the Whirling Dervishes is one branch of the vast Sufi tradition of Islam. The universal values of love and service shared by all Sufis are very much relevant to the social and political realities of today, and this ritual, which is only performed by the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, has come to symbolize these values in the hearts and minds of millions throughout the world.

Involve and love...

Everyone is welcome! Come and taste delicious candies from Rumi's village, Konya, Turkey.

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