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 […]


Ancient Wisdoms: Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, and our Cultural Roots

Online CA

Mithrasim, Zoroastrianism, and our cultural roots The roots of mystical thinking were found in ancient Iran. The philosophy of Iranian mysticism by nature fosters adoption of other cultures. It is not based on a single source but is based on many, and that philosophy traveled to emerge among many civilizations.      Many of today's […]


Norouz Online Celebration

Online CA

Farima and the Simorgh Dance Collective perform for the Zoroastrian Organization of Paris


Naw-Ruz Festival

Cultural Integration Fellowship 2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA

Cultural Integration Fellowship Spring Celebration of the Naw-Ruz Festival, The Baha'i New Year Please join us for a presentation hosted by Nushin Mavaddat and Baha'i friends celebrating the Spring renewal in the worlds of nature, ideas, and spirit. Farima Berenji is one of the guest presenters in this online celebration. Dr. Elena's talk, The Spiritual […]


Houston Nowruz Festival 2022

Bayou City Event Center 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX

The Iranian Cultural Foundation- Houston (ICF) invites you to the 13th Annual Nowruz Festival in Houston featuring Shahyad, Persian Folkloric dances by Farima Berenji and Simorgh Dance Collective, Char Band, Mahmoud Ghorbani (Host), and more... The largest Persian New Year celebration in Texas! Tickets are available now Buy Tickets

$15 – $20

Norouz Celebration 2022

Online CA

Join us for an afternoon 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 […]

ArtSplash! A Montalvo Open House

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

A fun, free, and family-friendly festival, ArtSplash is an invitation to the community to explore and sample all Montalvo has to offer. The Simorgh Dance Collective will be featured with Mosaic America performing Persian and Silk Road dances. The day will feature hands-on artmaking activities, architectural tours of the historic Villa and Lucas Artists Residency […]


Spring Forward: A Celebration of World Dance

Leona Wagner Black Box Theater 138 W 300 S., Salt Lake City, UT

Eastern Arts returns with a beautiful evening of world dance to welcome Spring. The concert has the most international dance varieties we have ever offered. We invite you to join us, invite others, and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, dance, and pure joy, as we feature special guest artist Farima Berenji from California and […]


Caravan of Mystics Sufi Retreat
TürkMistikler Kervanı-Sufi İnzivası

Yalıköy Koru Restaurant & Otel İstanbul Çatalca Yalıköy Şahintepe Caddesi,, Çatalca/İstanbul, Kırklareli

Music and Sema Workshops, Zikr, Sema Gathering, Sacred Circles, Sohbet [youtube] With Yarsan Pir (Master) Seyed Salman Hosseini, Sufi Dance Master, Farima Berenji, and musicians and teachers Evren Evin, Evan Phillips, Hatice Gülbahar Hepsev and others... UPDATE: Master Seyed Vessal Hosseini from Iran (vocalist), the amazing Fatih Kocer from Turkey (vocalist and musician), and […]

$375 – $450

Konya Sema Gathering

Dervish Brother Center Aziziye mahallesi mimar Sinan sok no 5, Karatay, Konya

Sufi brothers and sisters, you are invited to participate in a Sema Gathering taking place in Konya, Turkey from May 9 to 10. Please note that this is an invitation only and that all coming must register in advance for RSVP. If you wish to invite anyone please contact us and register their names. No […]