Mevlana Muhammed Celaleddin Rumi ( Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi ) is a great lover of the Divine Truth. He is the master of love . He himself is love . To those who asked what love was he answered thus.
"Be like me and know ; whether in light or darkness , until you have been like this you can't completely know love."
The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony :
Mevleviye are known for their famous practice of whirling dances and dervishes. At their dancing ceremonies, or Sema, a particular musical repertoire called ayin is played. The Sema ceremony represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to Perfect.
Program starts with the classical turkish religion music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Samakhana.
1- The days of sema peformances (Whirling Dervishes Ritual )
Everyday, hour: 19: 30 (In addition, groups Monday, Wednesday and Fridays off ceremony is scheduled.Those days are not taken individual person.)
2- Everyday Ticket fare :
Adult : 50 TL ( 1 person ) (23 Euro )
Student : 40 TL ( 1 person )(Under 21 years old) ( 19 Euro )
Cancellations and Changes:
This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 12 hours before the date of the activity.
Advance Reservation Required - Please Contact
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3- The places of sema peformances( Whirling Dervishes Ritual ): SultanAhmet Cankurtaran Mevlevi Ismail Dede Efendi House, Kizlaragasi Mehmed Aga Medresesi Culture and Arts Center, Cemberlitas Firat Culture Center, Sirkeci Train Station Event Hall, Galata Mevlevi House, Yenikapi Mevlevi House.
4- Photography is allowed just for the ones who does not use flash and tripods.
5- There is no seat number, we kindly ask you to come to the avenue around 19.00.
6- No applause until the end of ceremony. Sema is a spiritual act, so please DO NOT applaud while watching. You may kindly do so, if you wish, after the dervishes have left the stage.
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Videos for Presentation:
|Traveler Edmondo de Amicis and Galata Mevlevi House Museum, Dervishes|
|What Is 'True Piety' According to the Qur'an?|
|Sema - Symbole und Geschichten|
|Süleyman Wolf Bahn|
|Das Böse im Sufismus|
|Hüseyin Peter Cunz|
|Mürsel Marcel Derkse|
|How to Understand Mawlana Rumi|
|William İbrahim Gamard|
|The Divine Roots of Human Love|
|Prof. Dr. William Chittick|
|The Interior Life in Islam|
|Prof. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr|
|Rumi's Masnavi, part 7: God's grace|
|Women & Sufism|