Presented by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Come along and witness the beautiful Turkısh Sufi Music and Sema Ceremony. The program will be carried out in two parts – firstly, samples from Turkish Sufi Music will be performed. Then, after a short lecture about Rumi and Sufism, a Sema ceremony will be performed along with Whirling Dervishes.
The Sema ceremony represents the human being’s spiritual journey, an ascent by means of intelligence and love to Perfection (Kemal). Turning toward the truth, he grows through love, transcends the ego, meets the truth, and arrives at Perfection. Then he returns from this spiritual journey as one who has reached maturity and completion, able to love and serve the whole of creation and all creatures without discriminating in regard to belief, class, or race.
Melbourne – Tuesday 13 October, 7.00pm
Canberra – Wednesday 14 October, 7.00pm
Sydney – Thursday 15 October, 7.00pm, Friday 16 October, 7.00pm
Running time 120 minutes with interval.
Free – reservations essential.