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December 2018

Yalda: A Celebration of Light

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oak Meadow Park Gazebo, 233 Blossom Hill Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032 United States
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Join us for ancient Iranic rituals celebrating Yalda (winter solstice), the longest night of the year and the birth of Mithra. Shab-e Yalda (Yalda Night) is the Persian Winter Solstice Celebration on the eve of the Winter Solstice. The Persians believed that this night is the night of the birth of Ahura Mazda and Mithra, Persian God of Light and Truth. He was born on the morning of the longest night of the year. This outside gathering will be accompanied…

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Christmas and its Zoroastrian Origins

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Free

A Lecture by Scholar and Ethnologist, Farima Berenji We have always known of Christmas on December 25th, with a traditional decorated tree, candles, and gifts. Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ yet its rituals and traditions far precede that time. Unquestionably, our ancestors adopted the rituals from an ancient Iranian pagan religion known as Mithraism, a form of nature worship based on the Sun God/Goddess Mithra. On the darkest night of the year (December 20 or 21) legend has it…

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January 2019

Embodiment Workshop

January 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$35

Channel - Connect - Transform Become outside yourself in dance! Channel your passion into another being or element and uncover how you can use your body to speak and guide you. All forms of life have a language within them. There is a subtle energy in every element, object, animal…. and the manifestation of the greater spirit. Learn the language that the mystics used to manifest these beings and how to connect with them. Using ancient Persian rituals and mystical…

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Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

January 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$25

Join us at our monthly Sufi Whirling Workshop and Sema Gathering, with live/recorded music, meditation, whirling, Zikr (Sufi Prayer) and Sohbet (Sufi Talk). We will create a sacred, supportive space where we can all release whatever energy no longer serves us, relax and open our heart, body, and mind. We will discover the power and mystery of ancient dances and rituals – a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation– through movement, music, love, and stillness. Be moved by beautiful, sacred…

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Dance of the Soul

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Private location – LA Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

A weekend retreat of Sufi, mystical dance, and ancient Iranic ritual practices awakening the heart, mind, and body. Farima's Dance of the Soul is an in-depth whirling and dance journey covering various spotted and non-spotted turns, spirals and circles based on Sufi whirling traditions, sacred geometry, sacred elements, and ancient Persian rituals. We will connect with the cycles of our life and discover the power of whirling as a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation! We will discover the power…

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February 2019

Dance of the Soul

February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019
Harmony House, 4 Harmon Pl SW
Calgary, Alberta AB T2V 2Z9 Canada
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CAD$230

A weekend retreat of sacred and mystical dances, healing circles and Sufi whirling with Farima Berenji and Tru Guy Farima's Dance of the Soul is an in-depth whirling and dance journey covering various spotted and non-spotted turns, spirals and circles based on Sufi whirling traditions, sacred geometry, sacred elements, and ancient Persian rituals. We will connect with the cycles of our life and discover the power of whirling as a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation! We will discover the…

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April 2019

The Lioness – Ancient Iranic Warrior/ Warrioress Retreat

April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Headwaters Outdoor School, 6615 Shepherds Way
Weed, CA 96094 United States
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$425 – $475

On the Path of the Ancient Ones... We will take on the path of the ancients, a journey of discovery, in space and time to reconnect with ancient Warrioresses of Persia, Mesopotamia, and the Near East. Drinking deeply from hidden wells of inspiration, now being revealed in our time, we re-discover our empowerment in the process. Join us on an exciting and unique journey of inner and outer exploration as we awaken the ancients within us. Your host will be…

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