Sufi Culture in Istanbul - Konya - Turkey
Whirling Dervish Tours in Istanbul, Konya, Turkey.The branch of Sufic mysticism practiced
widely in contemporary Turkey is rooted in a man called Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi,
and is famous for its Whirling Dervish Tradition, where
through rotating on the left foot by crossing over it with the right, the
Dervish reaches a spinning intensity, rotating to the music that musicians play close by.
As we observe them them revolve with their necks out and their head
leaning to the side, we sense that they are in love with their way of life.
Sufism is apart from the Islamic religion because of its nature as a kind of
transcendental metaphysics which accepts all religions as one and is founded
upon universal and unconditional forgiveness. Sufism conjures up the ancient Ottoman
Empire, a plethora of insences, colors, foods, magic, palaces, harems, bejeweled
daggers, mosques - traditional dress codes with doll clothes -- turbans, pointy
toed slippers, baggy trousers and tight fitting vests - everywhere everything
Please write us for the exact days.Also let us know if you are
interested in learning the Whirling Dervishes dance, or meet dancers in
You can buy also their Cd's and dvd's,videos on http://www.lesartsturcs.com or you can visit our real gallery where you can chose some nice sufi music cds to buy.
Each week in Istanbul there is a ceremony of the whirling
dervishes. If you are interested you may write
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Idea : This tour gives the story of Sufism,Sufis and their communities
in Istanbul, Turkey, today.You will meet the Sufi community and their
monastery.You will listen to their music.You will eye-witness the Whirling
Dervishes Ceremony. This ceremony is presented every week. Alternatively we also arrange weekly tours to Konya in Mevlana Week in every december.
concerning the Mevlena Week in Konya, please send us an e-mail.