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September 2019

Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

September 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yoga Studio, Anatolia Clubhouse, 11828 Chrysanthy Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 United States
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$25

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, 2019 @ 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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Sacred Circle Gathering (Cancelled)

September 29, 2019 @ 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

Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

October 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Rose and the Nightingale

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Moonlight Farms and Resort El Barouk, Chouf Lebanon + Google Map
$250

Love-Longing-Beloved Sufi Dance Retreat, 3rd Edition A 3-day intensive retreat with Sufi dance master and dance ethnologist Farima Berenji. Join Farima to venture deep into the heart through sacred circles and Sufi whirling practices. The retreat includes training in Sufi and mystical dance, ancient rituals, poetry (focus on the valley of love), music studies (understanding the Dastghah and Makhams of Sufi music), prayers, ancient mantras and Zikr based on the rotation of the Sun and Moon (Rose and Nightingale). We…

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Tanbour and Sema Workshop

November 4, 2019 - November 5, 2019
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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Music workshop in the tanbour with History of the tanbour Study of tanbour maqams and its geographical, natural, and cultural contexts Sema with tanbour Facilitated by Salman Hosseini, tanbour player and speaker, Mehrdad Maleki, singer, daf, and tanbour player, and Farima Berenji, Sema dancer.

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Sufi Week at Shakti Wellness Center

November 5, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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Five days of whirling, dancing, meditation, singing and breathing with Farima Berenji

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December 2019

Sacred Dance Gathering and Workshop

December 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
St. Mary’s School, Alexandra Centre, Adscombe St.
Manchester, England M16 7AQ United Kingdom
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15GNP

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, the science of whirling, 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 in the practice of devotion, healing, and meditation originated thousands of years ago with the ancient Persians using it as way of…

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Persian Art Conference 2019

December 26, 2019 - December 30, 2019
Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4, London Heathrow Airport
London, TW6 3AF United Kingdom
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Save the date! Farima will present a lecture and perform at the 2019 Persian Art & Letters Conference in London. Farima will also present a workshop in Persian Classical dance. Persian Art & Letters Conference Theme: "Dawn of Hope – بامداد امید”. All plenary sessions will be offered in Persian and English, with dedicated programs for children and junior youth, as well as evening entertainment, arts exhibition, and much more. More details of conference program... Register...

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