Selamun Aleykum - Peace Be With You

This is the web site of the Mevlevi Order of America, also known as the Whirling Dervishes. Our URL honors Suleyman Hayati Dede, Sheikh of Konya, who was inspired to bring the Mevlevi traditions to the west. We are guided in the Mevlevi traditions by Dede's son and succesor, Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras.

The mission of the Mevlevi Order of America is to be a living embodiment of the Mevlevi Way, through sharing the teachings of the great 13th century poet and mystic Hz. Mevlana, known in the West as Rumi.
We offer cultural programs, open workshops, and public presentations in the spirit of inclusion, equality and love, under the inspiration of Suleyman Hayati Dede, and the guidance of his son and successor Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras.

To learn about our traditions and practices visit the About Us page. Please visit our Events page for information on upcoming events. Pictures and sounds from past events can be found in our Album.

Contact Us to find out about meetings in your area, and please visit the Links page to continue exploring the rich traditions of the Mevlevi and Sufism.

Looking for something that used to be on our site but can't find it? Look here for our old web site (not updated after Oct. 2003).

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Munich Center info and schedule now
available in German

Zuhurat Retreat
in Konya, Turkey

Sufi Music Concert!
June 29 in Seattle

Summer Gathering at Gulden Zawiyah, Whidbey Island Washington

MOA School of Turkish Music in Pinole, CA and Seattle Washington

Postneshin Jelaleddin interviewed for "One Through Love"

Sema in Konya!
Tuesdays & Thursdays
at Mevlana's Tomb

New Sema video posted on YouTube
See it in high-definition

"Rumi's poetry is timeless"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon




The Mevlevi Order of America is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization.

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