Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.”
Mawlana Jalaluddin-i RUMI
The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi are Coming to New Mexico…
Please be our guest at “WHIRLING DERVISHES of RUMI with SUFI MUSIC CONCERT (Live Performance)” at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 30th, 2015 with a special “Rumi” presentation by Dr. Ori Soltes from Georgetown University.
The Whirling Dervish Performance of Rumi is a highly spiritual celebration of existence, performed by members of the Mawlawi Order, a branch of the Sufi order, which was founded in 13th century in the Turkish city of Konya. Sufism emphasizes universal love, peace, acceptance of various spiritual paths and a mystical union with the divine. Their dance is a traditional form of Sufi worship; a continuous twirling with one hand pointed upward reaching for the divine and the other hand pointed toward the ground.