Sunday, 9th July 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Norcroft Lounge, Norcroft Conference Centre, Tumbling Hill Street, Bradford, BD7 1DP
Sufi whirling (or turning) is a form of moving meditation rich with spiritual symbolism. The dervishes’ turning bodies echo the motion of the planets, emptying themselves to receive and channel divine grace. Through their meditation, dervishes aim to reach the source of all truth and perfection and lose their egos under the gaze of God.
Back by popular demand at Bradford Literature Festival, join Rumi’s Circle to explore the roots of this sacred tradition. This practical workshop is accessible to all, including beginners, offering a chance to witness a demonstration by dervishes from the Mevlevi Order and to learn the basics of the whirling technique. Bring thick socks!