Greater Kansas City Area
Shining Heart Community A Shining Heart
2022 Festival of Rumi
2022 RumiFest PayPal Link
2022 RumiFest Flyer (download)

Whirling Together: 2022 Festival of Rumi

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

This celebration of the 13th century Sufi poet and mystic Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi will exist In the all-pervading life in space. We invite you to join our Annual Festival of Rumi, presented virtually through Zoom,

We came whirling out of nothingness scattering stars like dust.
The stars made a circle and in the middle we dance.
         - Jelaluddin Rumi

All times are US Central Standard Time

Click to join a RumiFest Zoom event.

        Meeting ID: 836 7199 5882
        Passcode:   501602

If you are clicking the above link on your phone, you may need to tap in Meeting ID and Passcode.

Friday December 9
Sufi Salon with Music, Poetry and Zikr
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome our Community to share their gifts of music, poetry, dance and zikr.

If you would like to share something in the Salon, contact

Saturday December 10

Rumi's Urs: Sema Style Ceremony with Music, Turning and Zikr
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Allaudin Ottinger, musicians, and semazens will gather at St Mary's for zikr, turning, shared presence in the rose scented Unity inspired by Jelaluddin Rumi.

Due to Covid concerns, sadly these will be the only friends of the Friend at St. Mary's. The rest of us will enjoy Rumi's Urs in the all-prevading life in cyberspace (Zoom).

Sunday December 11
Universal Worship of Hazrat Inayat Khan
10:00 am - 11:00 am

To utter the name of God is a bliss which fills the soul with light and joy and happiness as nothing else can. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan~

For more details, email Habiba Dollard at or email Waduda Nur at