Tagged with Turkey

Poem by Rumi and Music by Omer Faruk Tekbilek

Omar Faruk Tekbilek, born in Turkey, has lived and worked in the New York area since 1976. He is a virtuoso on several Middle Eastern instruments and is a capable performer on dozens more. Tekbilek became familiar to many listeners through his work on Brian Keane’s soundtrack to Suleyman the Magnificent and subsequently through two … Continue reading

Book Review by Darren Logan — An Oil Painter

If there is one thing which I love about this new cultural landscape of the internet we seem to inhabit more and more, it is the ability of cultural creatives, artists, musicians, writers, armchair philosophers, spiritual seekers, and just about anyone else with an idea to make personal effort to promote themselves, find like minded … Continue reading

Welcome to My Blog Exploring the Heart

Welcome ! I grew up in a small village in Turkey as one of several children of a peasant family who lived a very humble existence. I began reading Sufi literature at a young age and was fortunate to have received a prestigious science scholarship at the age of eleven, which set me on a … Continue reading