Whirling: Dance of the Divine Nature

Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158, Saratoga, California

Discover whirling and ancient Persian mystic dance movements, incorporating meditation and breath work as you unlock new ways of exploring connections between body, mind, and nature. Instructor Farima Berenji will guide you through the process as you open yourself to a deeper level of communication and interaction with your spiritual self. Whirling is a practice […]

$45

Spirals of Ecstasy

Last Frontier NYC 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY

A Sufi Invocation Sunset - 8:00 pm on Come welcome Farima Berenji , founder of the Simorgh Dance Collective, and Magi Sufi Dance Master to Brooklyn! Farima will lead us in with a Sunset Sufi Invocation and be our guide through a night of dancing dervishes, poetry, a celebration spinning and whirling in its many […]

$20

Bursa Sema Gathering

Uludağ Forest Farm Osmangazi, Bursa

Sufi brothers and sisters, you are invited to participate in a Sema Gathering taking place at the Uludağ Forest Farm in Bursa, Turkey from October 23 noon to October 24 noon. Please note that this is an invitation only and that all coming must register in advance for RSVP. If you wish to invite anyone […]

Whirling Workshop: Dance of the Soul

Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158, Saratoga, California

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 Persian 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 […]

$45
Livestream

Whirling and Sema Celebrating Sheb-i Arus

Online CA

Join us to celebrate our fellowship in love and spirit with whirling dance (Sema), meditation, music, prayers, and poetry. Sheb-i Arus commemorates the death and thereby union between the Persian mystical poet Khodavandeghtar Jalaludin Mohammad Balkhi (Rumi) and the universe. Our ceremony will be shared multi-nationally online with Master Seyed Salman Hosseini, Master Farima Berenji, […]

$10 – $15

Christmas and its Ancient Persian Tradition

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center 938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA

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, […]

Free
Livestream

Yalda: A Festival of Light

Online CA

Join us for an evening celebrating Yalda (winter solstice), the longest night of the year. 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. […]

$10 – $15

Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

Addar - Istanbul Kumbaracı Ykş. No:50, 2XHG+FJ Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Discover the power and mystery of sacred dance with mediation, music, poetry, whirling and ancient Healing Practices. Join Farima for a Sufi Whirling Workshop and Sema Gathering, with sacred 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 […]

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 […]

$20

Istanbul Sema Gathering

Addar Center Kumbaracı Ykş. No:50, Istanbul

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi Join us to celebrate our fellowship in love and spirit with whirling dance (Sema), meditation, live music, prayers, and poetry. 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 […]