Sufi

Dr. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi Teacher, author, and lecturer. He will be discussing his latest book, "Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism".  Dr. Vaughn-Lee lectures worldwide and is the founder of the Golden Sufi Center in Northern California.  He recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dravida Dasa is a monk with the Hare Krishna Society. He works at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the publishing arm of the Society.

Dr. Llewellyn Vaughan-LDr. Llewellyn Vaughan-Leeee is a Sufi Teacher, author, and lecturer. His latest book is "Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism". He lectures worldwide and is the founder of the Golden Sufi Center in Northern California. Dr. Vaughan-Lee recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Super Soul Sunday. http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/super-soul-sunday.html?filter_tag=Llewellyn%20Vaughan-Lee

This will be a part of an upcoming series Speaking Freely will be doing on religion and spirituality.

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At 11am, Turkish Sufi Dervish and master ud player Udi Erdogan of Istanbul, will talk with James Moore and perform some devotional Sufi and classical Turkish music on Ud and Ney, a Middle Eastern flute often referred to in Sufi poetry.

The Turkish Ud is similar to guitar, but looks like a mandolin, and has deep tones that fit the mood of devotion and the timeless traditions of the Middle East that touch the heart. In 1968, Udi Erdogan began teaching classical Turkish music, which is somewhat similar to western classical guitar, but with a distinctly Middle Eastern tone and flavor. He became a UDI or Master of the Ud and taught in several music schools in Turkey.

In 1999, he started playing mystical Sufi music, and was invited to the US where he performed in Washington DC, New York, and at Duke University in NC. He has performed all over India and Europe, including Spain, Italy, and Germany.

Udi Erdogan is a Sufi Dervish or devotee and a member of the Sufi Music Assembly. He has come to Fairfield for a short visit to spend time with friends and Sufi Dervishes who are creating a Sufi center here.