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November | 2016 | J.J. Pedersen

Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Whirling Dervishes

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Istanbul, Turkey While in Turkey last year I was lucky enough to, on two occasions, witness the famed Dervish Dance, a form of active meditation practiced by Sufis (a branch of Islam) as part of a worship ceremony where practitioners abandon nafs (personal desires) to focus their minds on the music and on God. It’s hard to describe the experience, except to say that there is something deeply meditative about the tunes, the dance, ... Read More »

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