SEMA GATHERING IN THE REUNION DAY OF OUR MASTER RAHMİ ORUÇ GÜVENÇ – 5TH OF JULY – BODRUM
July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sema Gathering in the ultimate reunion day of our
Dear Master Rahmi Oruç Güvenç to his Beloved
Bodrum – Karakaya Valley
Date: 05 – 07 – 2022 – Time: 5. P.m. – 10 P.m
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“Today is sema day. Today is divine radiance day. Today is light day, shine day”
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Get into Sema with zikir, come burning and saying Hu
Reach the peace of love towards God, burning saying Hu
All the Enlightened Ones lifted the curtain of ego with Hu
They opened their eyes in the moment, burning saying Hu
They saw that Hu covered all 18.000 worlds
They got inspired from all hu, burning saying Hu
O Niyazi wisdom flows to the hearts of Lovers
From the treasury of all existence, burning saying Hu
Niyâzî-i Mısrî Hz.
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Sema is a step and a prayer dance in the path towards divine love. One whirls sema with other people without losing the feeling of Oneness. Simultaneously, Sema symbolises the divine love towards God. Through this divine love one learns to love other people.
Rahmi Oruç Güvenç
We are intending to open space for a 5 hour sema gathering in Bodrum Karakaya Valley for our dear master, heart companion, Sufi scholar, music therapist, psychologist, the founder of Tümata, Rahmi Oruç Güvenç’s 5th anniversary of his ultimate reunion to his Beloved.
İnfo : Our meeting will be dailiy activity. There will be no accommodation.
This gathering is taking its source from Islam and inspired by Hz. Mevlânâ.
Sema, which has blossomed in Islamic Mysticism, has a philosophical depth, and an explanation within this path. It’s not just only whirling, it’s an inclination towards the heart’s direction. Allah Almighty has proclaimed: “The universes cannot contain my greatness, but I can reside in the heart of my faithful believer” And bcs it is the heart that can be a mirror to that manifestation, the whirling is towards the heart’s direction. Moreover, in sema outer and inner all the directions get united. (Oruç Güvenç)
In his book entitled “The Legends of the Wise” Ahmet Eflaki narrates that Hz. Mevlana has performed 3 days & nights, 7 days & nights, 16 days & nights and 40 days & nights non stop sema.
The sema during the time of Hz. Mevlânâ has been narrated to be a widely-participated event based on trance. Today the sema ceremony, which is officially known as mukabele, has become an event limited to 30-35 minutes. The reason for that change was a Mevlevi sheikh, Adil Çelebi, who lived 350 years after Hz. Mevlânâ, has received a vision during a meditation and modified sema to the form we see today.
Our heartfelt teacher Oruç Güvenç has brought the days and nights continuing sema tradition, which has been ongoing since Hz. Mevlânâ, to the present.
The feature of the sema gatherings organised by our teacher Oruç Hoca is: They are based on understanding the tradition during the time of Hz. M Mevlânâ, and aim to awakening and experiencing the essence of sema. Therefore rather than a show, it’s an inner journey retreat where people from many different countries are joining.
Hereby within the activities of Tümata, there has been organised 3,5,7,9,16,40,6,99,114 days and nights sema gatherings with the participation from 89 different countries.
Our beloved master Rahmi Oruç Güvenç has reached the ultimate union to his Beloved on 5th of July 2017 at the 69th day of the 114 days & nights sema gathering, that was being held in Yalova Gökçedere Rasim Mutlu Cultural Centre.
The plane tree of Tümata, our teacher Yaşar Güvenç, who has always been with Oruç Hoca, has reached the mercy of God on 22th October 2021. We pray that their souls rejoice, and their places be heavens.
On the thread of our beloved masters footsteps, with our Tümata family, who has been carrying on the sema tradition on this path of light showed by them, we would like to invite all of our heartfelt friends for a 5 hour sema gathering in Karakaya, on 5th July for our dear master, Rahmi Oruç Güvenç’s anniversary of his ultimate reunion to his Beloved.
In these Sema gatherings our intention is that sema, music and zikir never stops. Therefore the semazens and the musicians will be in service in turns.
Our gathering is open to everyone who wants to experience sema, who has a genuine interest in Hz. Mevlânâ ‘s Sufism and is ready to appreciate it.
These gatherings are very valuable in terms of an introduction to new people, who don’t know sema, as well as an opportunity to taste the spiritual joy for the ones who know sema.
This is a spiritual work; there are some rules for respecting the tradition related to how to behave, how to wear dressing, etc.
Please consider that we are coming to an event based on Islamic tradition, and take care of our dressing accordingly. Even though the weather is hot during summer times, let’s keep a modest style in our dressing.
Dressing: We shall cover the shoulders, chest, back and legs.
- While you are coming to sema gathering, please bring your mes along, if you do not have a mes, you can bring thick socks.
Spiritual work requires learning. To be open to learning is beneficial for all of us.
Info 1: Please donate to Karakaya within your financial possibilities, for opening the space for this important gathering.
Info 2: Please notify your participation status by message to Karakaya Valley’s instagram account with your name and surname information. @karakayavalley
Info 3: We will have a small table with snacks at our meeting. You can also contribute what you bring to our table.
Info 4: We kindly ask you to leave your vehicle at the top and walk to the lower part so that there is no vehicle traffic in the place.
For detailed information about sema events organised by Tümata, you can check “sema etkinlik” page.
Tarih: 5th of July 2022
Saat: 5. P.m. – 10. P.m. (Turkey time)
Contact: 0530 592 58 27