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September 2019

Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
$15 – $20

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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Sunnyvale State of the City: Light, Love, Unity

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Sunnyvale, 100 S Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 United States
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Free

Join the City of Sunnyvale for its annual State of the City event, as we celebrate all the great things happening in Sunnyvale. This year's theme "Light, Love, Unity" celebrates Sunnyvale’s vision of diversity and inclusion. As part of the live entertainment the Simorgh Dance Collective will perform a folk dance and invites the audience to participate in their final dance.

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Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yoga Studio, Anatolia Clubhouse, 11828 Chrysanthy Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 United States
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$20

Join Farima for a 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 music.…

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Conscious San Jose Festival

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
St James Park, N 2nd St, CA 95112
SAN JOSE, 95112 United States
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Free

Conscious San Jose Festival celebrates a culture of wellness in San Jose. Wellness doesn’t just mean a healthy body, it also means a clear mind and a nourished spirit, experienced individually and as a community. Conscious San Jose Festival intentionally blends yoga, meditation and movement practices, with arts, music, and community service. In the spirit of inclusion CSJ Festival is hosted at St. James Park with no fences. Everybody is welcome to attend the festival and the free yoga class…

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Journey Along the Silk Route

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 19624 Homestead Road (near Wolfe)
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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$30

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8E-dXONQCM&w=560&h=315] Enjoy a dazzling concert that celebrates the diverse cultures, music, and dance traditions of the Silk Road. Featuring ethnic dances of Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Turkey, and more performed by the Simorgh Dance Collective, Eastern Arts, members of the Aylan Dance Group, and live music by Homerya Banejad and Ensemble. Doors open at 6:30 PM The Simorgh Dance Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and other generous individuals. Tickets Suggested Donation:…

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Sacred Circle Gathering (Cancelled)

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Era Art Studio, 1250 Missouri St #311
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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$15 – $25

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date Led by Farima Berenji and Xiaojie Zheng, this evening session will include an introduction to: Ancient Persian healing movements and rituals Breath work and visualization Basic whirling practices Farima Berenji Farima Berenji is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, dance ethnologist, choreographer, and archeologist. Recognized as one of few world experts and scholars of Persian dance history, Farima infuses spirituality into her dance and teachings to impassion,…

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October 2019

Mehreghan Celebration

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Church of Scientology Silicon Valley, 1080 Linda Vista Ave
Mountain View, 94043 United States
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Farima and the Simorgh Dance Collective perform at this event.

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International Festival Davis

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Park, Davis, 5th St & B St
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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Free

International House Davis is excited to host the 9th annual International Festival in Central Park Davis on Sunday, October 6th from 12-5 pm. Come enjoy music, dance, and delicious food from all over the world, along with informational booths, children’s activities, and artisan items for sale. In these divisive times, we will boldly cultivate joy at I-Fest by celebrating everything that we hold dear at I-House – culture, community, inclusiveness and diversity Includes Sema performance by Farima Berenji.

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Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yoga Studio, Anatolia Clubhouse, 11828 Chrysanthy Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 United States
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$20

Join Farima for a 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 music.…

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Rose and the Nightingale

October 12 @ 11:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Richmond Knob Hill Community Association Hall, 2433 26 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta AB T2T 5Y5 Canada
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$60 – $80

Rose and the Nightingale (Gol-o-Bolbol) is a two-day training workshop in Sufism, Persian Mystical Dance and Ancient Iranic Rituals with Sufi dance master and ethnologist Farima Berenij. This intensive workshop includes Poetry (Original Old Farsi Text), Ancient Iranic Whirling and Sufi Whirling (focus on Attar and Shams whirling of Khorsan and Yarsan traditions), Music Studies (understanding the Dastghah and Makhams of Iranian Sufi music (Mode and instruments used for Love, Longing, Beloved), Prayers, and ancient Iranic Mantras and Zikr based…

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