Hz. Suleyman Hayati Dede, Mevlevi Sheikh of Konya, Turkey (d. 1986) traveled to Western Europe and North America many times, bringing compassion and love to the lives of all who were fortunate to meet him. In 1978 he sent his son, Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras to America to continue fulfilling Dede's inspiration; to bring the traditional teachings and practices of the Mevlevi to the west.
Since that time
Postneshin Jelaleddin has instructed and led many in the traditional Mevlevi teachings
and practices of Sema (the turning ritual), circles for Zikr (divine remembrance),
and Sohbet (sacred discourse), continuing the traditions of the Mevlevi in the
West. He resides on Maui and travels extensively. sharing what he knows from his
upbringing in the heart of this teaching in Konya, Turkey and within the long
lineage of the Mevlevi Sufi tradition. He is the Spiritual Director and President
of the Mevlevi Order of America.
Currently, we have active circles in many cities on the west coast, in upstate New York, Maui, and Honolulu. Contact us for more information. All people, of any religious or spiritual tradition, are welcome to participate in these practises and classes.
For schedules of classes or seminars, please contact us.
If you find resonance with this or other spiritual traditions follow your inspiration and spend some time within these mystic schools.
The Mevlevi Order of America is a tax-exempt, non-profit educational organization.