Listen to the Ney*
Complaining of separations:
Since the cut from Neyistan**
Humans have been crying in pain.
...
Those cut from their source
Will long for reunion.

- Hz. Molana Jalaleddin Rumi

Listen to the Ney

A Deep Listening Workshop

Saturday 28 April 2018, 5-7pm
Tumata Instrument Museum, Istanbul

We invite you to a Deep Listening workshop. A Saturday afternoon we come together with the intention to support our spiritual development with contemplation (tefekkur), asking for guidance (Tefa'ul) from Hz. Rumi's poetry, and the practice of collective reflection.

Our main practice is Deep Listening. We believe this practice can expand our self-awareness and awareness of others, support us to connect with our potentials, deepen our relationships, and receive guidance from the unknown.

In this workshop we will be practicing:

  • Sensing (Tefekkur): Listening to music with contemplation (tefekkur). We will give ourselves the space to reflect on life and what it is asking us, while meditating on music.
  • Divination (Tefa'ul): We will open Hz. Mevlana Rumi's Masnavi for consultation. We will read the original poem in Farsi and then the translation to Turkish (and English if needed). Divination is an important practice in many mystical paths of different cultures, and including the Sufi path.
  • Collective Reflection (Dost Meclisi): We will engage in a circular conversation, practicing listening and speaking from the heart, helping each other to understand the poem with collective intelligence. Hz. Shahabeddin Suhrewardi mentions in his stories about this practice of dervishes coming to a circle and sharing their questions and learnings.

Dinle Neyden... Neyzen Fatih Oral ile

Halka Sanat, Kadikoy, Istanbul - 4 Mart 2018

Dinle Neyden... Neyzen Emre Basaran ile

Tumata, Istanbul - 1 April 2018

28 April 2018, Saturday 5-7pm
Tumata Instrument Museum, Istanbul

Adres: Alemdar Cad. 12/3, Sultanahmet – Istanbul

Contribution: We invite you to support the continuation of this work with donations.


  • Seda Seyrek
    Turkish, English, Farsi

    +90 506 4567116 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Kamyar Houbakht
    Farsi, English

    +90 545 6318020 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Seda Seyrek
    Turkish, English, Farsi

    +90 506 4567116 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Kamyar Houbakht
    Farsi, English

    +90 545 6318020 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.