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Prayers and Whirling for Beruit

San Jose, CA San Jose

Join us for a prayer session and meditative whirling in memory of the casualties and widespread devastation caused by an unbelievable explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beruit. Together we wish the people of Beruit healing in the face of this tremendous tragedy, to all those who have been wounded or have had homes, offices, […]

Free

Witches and Demons of Ancient Persia

Online CA

In ancient Persia, much of Persian mythology is based on the idea of a good or positive force battling an evil force for control of humankind. This universal struggle between the forces of good and evil was the central vision of Persian religion. In this lecture by Farima Berenji Learn how ancient Persian gods were […]

$10

Poetry in Motion

Online CA

Where Movement Becomes Devotion "Everything in Persian dance is poetry. Every movement describes a story, a feeling. The dancer takes the audience into a world of fairy tales."~ Farima Berenji Poetry in Motion is interpretive, improvisational, and devotional dance form popularized by Farima Berenji that is inspired by mystical and classical Persian poetry. It originates […]

$30

Persian Folktales and Fables

Online CA

Enjoy amazing folk stories from Persia in this one hour lecture by scholar Farima Berenji. Hear of the ancient stories that inspired and have been adapted many times throughout history to become classic tales as well as Disney films such as • Rapunzel • Sword in the Stone • Romeo and Juliet • The Game […]

$10
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Huston Mehregan Celebration

Online - Huston Huston

A special virtual gathering (Zoom Conference) to celebrate Mehregan and conduct the ICF annual general assembly. The gathering features invited celebrities including Dr. Abbas Kheirabadi and Dr. Alireza Ghiamati of Mashad University, Ms. Ziba Shirazi and Ms. Farima Berenji. Attendance is open and free for the general public. Hosted by patrons of Houston Poetry Night […]

Free

Mehregan Celebration 2020

Mehregan is the Persian festival of autumn, one of the most ancient Iranian festivals known, when the community gathers together for prayers of thanksgiving and blessings. On Mehregan, friends and family gather to celebrate the beginning of fall and its colors. Hosted by the Roya Foundation, the 2020 Mehregan Celebration is held entirely online with […]

International Festival Davis

Online CA

For 10 years, International House Davis has celebrated culture and community with I-Fest. On Sunday, October 4th from 5-8 pm, International House Davis will be broadcast a dynamic show of over 20 performances for at-home viewing. I-Fest will also feature the new Culture Commons, an online directory of local cultural groups. Read more... Includes a […]

Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling & Virtual Gathering)

Online CA

Join us at our monthly Sufi Whirling 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 […]

$10

Vahishta: The Calling of the Angels

Online CA

Vahishta is a multinational performance of traditional dance and music, acting, song, poetry, and art with artists from and representing countries of Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, England, Italy, and the United States. Vahishta comes from the word "Asha Vahishta" (the creators of the cosmos). Their name means “immortal spirits”. They are angels of Devotion, Truth/Righteousness, Wholeness, […]

$20

Musical Instruments and Sema Dance in Yarasan Culture

Online CA

Free lecture on sacred and Sufi music, musical instruments, and dance of Iran followed by Q/A presented in collaboration with the Center of Eastern Music of Iran, University of Tehran, and the Yarasan Sufi Order. Special lecturers include Dr. Lloyd Miller, Seyed Salman Hosseini, Farima Berenji, Rouhollah Kalami, and Koroush Shokouhi. Online webinar from Iran […]

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