Rumi’s wedding a swirling global celebration | Independent Verde


Rumi’s wedding celebration is scheduled at the Sedona Creative Life Center on December 15.

The evening celebrates 13th-century Sufi master, poet and mystical guide Meylana Jelaluddin Rumi, who lived and taught in Konya, Turkey.

Rumi called his transition from earth his “marriage to eternity”. People of all traditions came to honor him on his wedding day in the 13th century. This celebration continues today around the world.


What: Rumi’s wedding

When: Wednesday, December 15, 7 p.m.

Where: Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona

How much; $ 30 in advance; $ 35 at the door.

Info: 928-282-1277,

Initiated by his master, Shams of Tabriz, Rumi experienced the alchemical process of awakening to divine love. The poetry for which he is now world famous spontaneously flowed through him, pouring out mystical gems of gnosis, of direct wisdom. Often this would happen while he was spinning or dancing ecstatically.

The sema or sama is the prayer ceremony of the whirling dervishes of the Sufi order Mevlevi.

The December 15 celebration in Sedona features four movements of ecstatic poetry and music and three turns of swirling meditation. People are invited to participate in the spinning or to observe. Supervision is provided.

The performance artists are Gabriella Young (poetic transmissions from Rumi, Lalla, Hafiz and others); John Dumas (flute, guitar, didgeridoo, handpan, percussions) and Michael Keberlein (oud, kanun, violin, percussions).

Tickets are available at Interdependence Natural Foods in West Sedona or online at Advanced tickets cost $ 30; $ 35 at the door. Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

“Beyond the seventh sphere is the endless whirlwind realm. You belong to the whirlpool and the whirlpool is yours.” – Rumi


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