Educational seminar on Sufism and Mevlana Sufi music and dance.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to discover in the heart of Turkish Sufism, the city of Konya, the basics of Islamic spirituality known as tasawwuf, in the West know as Sufism and experience the beauty of the Sema ceremony or mystical dervish dervishes. The seminar includes accommodation, meals, entrance to museums, activities and lessons.
Let this be the Kaaba of the minstrels.
Who ever enters here in half, finds himself whole..
Huzur-ı Pir (Mausoleum)
Üzeyir Özyurt (pronounced Ooh-zeh-eer Urz-yoort) brings the invaluable insights of someone living the Sufi dervish path directly inspired by Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi. He lives only steps away from where the spiritual master and poet lived much of his life. Describing himself as Sufis often do as a “fakir,” an Arabic word meaning “poor man,” in the sense of “blessed are the poor in spirit,” Üzeyir was born and still lives in Konya, Turkey. At the age of 12, he began his study of Sufi teachings and old Arabic at a highly disciplined Sufi monastery. In his own words, he and his 150 fellow students “had to educate our ego (nefs) for serving and respect for others.” For five years of immersion, he did not see his family.
At Konya University, Üzeyir studied French literature. Since then, he has studied Italian, English, Spanish, and German languages, which he uses in his travels to lecture about Mevlâna and Sufism, or to network with international seekers visiting his Dervish Brothers Center for information about Rumi. Üzeyir’s uncle was the director of the Mevlâna (Rumi) museum. Üzeyir grew up in Rumi’s light (and shadow).
Üzeyir considers these as the highlights of his life: Meeting the great teacher Mevlevi Suleyman Hayati Dede in his last year; making Zikr (prayer of remembrance) during the Mevlâna celebration with Master Nuri Baba’s Mevlevi dergah (prayer group); and coming to know Celalettin Celebi and other descendants of Rumi’s family.
He glows!” Consensus of everyone who has seen “Rumi Returning”