On Sunday, on March 12, we had the Sufi Evening “The Awakening of Love”, timed to the first days of the spring and blooming of nature.
The program of the evening was intense and rich: the first part featured the performance by the musicians of the School of Dervishes, who never cease to surprise and please us with new sides of their talents. They played for us lyrical oriental melodies, touching devotional songs and romances. The second part offered the audience to take part in the art-experiment: they had a unique opportunity to see Ebru paintings showing up to the music of an equally unique musician from Lithuania Saulius Petreikis. Amazing, charming, exotic sounds of various woodwind and percussion instruments and our imagination turned this show into a real mystery, having awakened the whole array of images and associations. The Ebru-show culminated in the Duduk sounds and magical appearance of a rose from vague blurry figures on the water surface.
Poetry is an integral part of Sufi tradition, and, certainly, also this time wonderful and inspired reciters presented verses by great Sufi poets, dashing thoughts about eternal, innermost, love and beloved, which started appearing like snowdrops from under winter snow banks of frozen in the daily hustle feelings.
Fullness and tranquility demand communication and sharing. Finalizing the event there took place the lively, casual and deep conversation on love, Sufi traditions, and relationship in a family, peculiarities of our world and being, which probably caused new questions to our beloved Teacher.
We are expressing our sincere gratitude to everyone, who took part in this evening, be it a guest, an organizer, a musician, an artist or a recite, and contributed into creation of magical, warm, homely atmosphere of the evening. Our most sincere and deepest gratitude to the one, who keeps helping and inspiring us on the path of beauty, love and self-knowledge – to our dearest Teacher.