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Whoever, Wherever: 2020 Festival of Rumi

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

This celebration of the 13th century Sufi poet and mystic Jelaluddin Rumi will exist In the all-pervading life in space, Our Annual Festival of Rumi will be presented virtually through Zoom

Why should I seek? I am the same as He.
His essence speaks through me.
I have been looking for myself !
       from The Essential Rumi
         Translation by Coleman Barks

Festival of Rumi flyer ( download )

All times are Central Time (US and Canada)

Thursday December 3
Dances of Universal Peace in Honor of Rumi
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Celebrating Jelaluddin Rumi with a virtual twirl
Dances of Universal Peace featuring his words, presenters include Ali Kadr Sousley, Sirkar Ira Herritt, Azim Curtis Miller and Hakima Greentree.

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Meeting ID: 898 4971 0438
Passcode: 248256
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Friday December 4
Sufi Salon with Music, Poetry and Zikr
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome our Virtual Community to share their gifts of music, poetry, dance and zikr.
Many special guests including Allaudin Ottinger, Hakima Greentree, David Basse, Malika Lyon.

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Meeting ID: 875 6926 3384
Passcode: 281027
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If you would like to share something in the Salon, contact

Events of Saturday December 5

Shared Presence , 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Murshida Rahimah Sweeney and Marty Amin Kraft;

We abide together noticing the field that already and always supports us. Sometimes sensing, sometimes listening, sometimes talking, sometimes a poem. Settling into this presence learning and growing and expanding from it.

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Meeting ID: 831 6617 3305
Passcode: 007129
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Celebration of Rumi Turn Class , 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Habiba Dollard and Malika Lyon

Exploration of the Turn through Movement and Stillness: stories of Rumi, introduction to the Turn, an exploration of the elemental breaths as related to turning. All are welcome. Turning will be encouraged and optional.

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Meeting ID: 865 9097 2602
Passcode: 814382
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Rumi's Urs: Sema Style Ceremony with Music, Turning and Zikr
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Allaudin Ottinger and a host of friends will gather for zikr, turning, shared presence in the rose scented Unity inspired by Jelaluddin Rumi.

Click to Join Rumi's Urs Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 834 2975 4773
Passcode: 606057
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Sunday December 6
Universal Worship of Hazrat Inayat Khan
11:00 am - 12:00 pm USA/CDT

Kindling the Light, a celebration of the Light of the religions of the world in the spirit of the Unity of Religious Ideals. Officiated by Rev. Gemma Erickson and Cherags from All around the USA.

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Meeting ID: 819 9820 8281
Passcode: 238880
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For more details, email Habiba Dollard at or email Waduda Nur at