Spirituality in Persian Dance

Online CA

Persian dance inherits a historic culture of 8000 years in history with a blend of enchanting sacred movements rich in the elemental beauty of nature: birds, animals, flowers, and the elements. In ancient Persia, it was believed that these beings and elements carried the spirit of the Divine. Dance is inspired by mystical Persian poetry, […]

$10
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Norouz Celebration

Online CA

Join us for an evening celebrating Norouz, the coming of Spring! Norouz is the traditional spring and new year celebration of the Persian and Central Asian people. Norouz means “New Day” and it falls on the March equinox, the first day of spring. Families on Norouz gather together and wait for the exact time it […]

$15
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Magic and Spells of Ancient Persia

Online CA

Learn of ancient Persian magic rituals and spells with scholar Farima Berenji in this one hour online lecture. It is said the ancient Persians discovered magic. In this lecture by Farima Berenji will discuss What spells are inside the oldest magic book of the world Persian rituals and spells to exorcise those possessed with dark […]

$15

Traditional Afghan Dance

Online CA

This lecture will present an overview of traditional dance in Afghanistan and influences by neighboring countries India, Iran, Central Asia and Russia. Katherine will be sharing her field experience and stories researching dance within Afghanistan. All are welcome. Please register in advance to obtain a link to the online lecture. Register Please consider making a […]

Dance of the Soul: An Introduction to Sufi Whirling

Online CA

Discover the power and mystery of whirling as a gateway for self-growth and spiritual enlightenment through movement, music, and meditation. Inspired by nature, ancient Iranic rituals, science, and the beautiful spiritual traditions of Sufism, join Farima to learn the essentials of whirling meditation including preparation, balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus, breathwork, and more. Whirling […]

$30