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Event tonight: Healing Sounds of the Sufis’: Sufi Poetry, Sound Healing and Zikr

If you are looking for a great way to spend this evening, we have an event tonight…

‘Healing Sounds of the Sufis’: Sufi Poetry, Sound Healing and Zikr

Saturday 7th November
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden London WC2H 9BX

‘Your happy songs bring to me the scent of Heaven.

Please keep singing.’ – Rumi

The theme of our next few gatherings is healing. The vibrations of unity within Sufi poetry and prayer, and using voice and frame-drums with the audience to create universal vibrations.

There will be selections from classic and modern spiritual poetry in the original and translation, including Rumi, the Upanishads, and Daniel Abdal Hayy. Please share your original or favourite spiritual poems.

We will have a selection of frame-drums and the briefest of workshops to create an audience frame-drum meditation. Chants from Sufi traditions and voice work to open our channels.

Ending with a Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Zikr, led by Khaled Hakim, at approximately 9pm – a traditional meditation of remembrance with chanting, movement, breathing, and music, which closes with prayers for humanity and the planet.

£8 on the door

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Sufi Drumming with Singing and Sacred Movements – 13 Nov, Buddha on a Bicycle (WC2), London


We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this unfortunate and unexpected cancellation.


You made me drink from oneness, O drummer
You made my soul a wineglass, O my fate

Thursday 13 November 2014

Buddha on a Bicycle
27 Endell Street
Covent Garden, WC2H 9BA

7pm prompt

This will be the last Sufi frame-drum workshop offered by Silk Roads for the year – just in time to raise the temperature for these cold dark days.

Check the video to this Sufi frame-drum workshop where aside from one person none of the participants had ever played the frame-drum before.

We will be learning the instruments with their rhythms and chants as quickly as possibly so that we can practice a Sufi ‘dhikr’ meditation with the daf frame-drums.

Please arrive promptly as the doors close at 7.15pm. (You can ring 07821 182696 to be let in if you’re late)

£10 on the door