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 […]

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, Lebanon, 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, […]

$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 […]

Free

Love is Calling

Beit El Hana Maaser El Chouf

Farima Berenji, Sufi Dance Master, Dance Ethnologist, Choreographer and Archaeologist, comes to Lebanon for a special 3-day Sufism workshop on December 4th, hosted by The Wellness Project! Join us in the ‘Valley of Love’, a path for healing and self-growth through the power of Embodiment, Sacred Circles, music, and stillness. In this journey, the promptings […]

500,000LDB

Sema Dance in Yarasan Culture

Online CA

Free lecture on sacred and Sufi dance and music 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, and Rouhollah Kalami. Online webinar is in Farsi and English. Registration […]

Free
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 Rumi and the universe. Our ceremony will be shared multi-nationally online with Master Seyed Salman, Master Farima Berenji, and with live music by […]

$5 – $10

Yalda: A Festival of Light

Online CA

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

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 […]

$30

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 […]

$15
Postponed

Magic and Spells of Ancient Persia

Online CA

Learn of ancient Persian magic rituals and spells with scholar Farima Berenji in this one hour online lecture. It is said the ancient Persians discovered magic. In this lecture by Farima Berenji will discuss What spells are inside the oldest magic book of the world Persian rituals and spells to exorcise those possessed with dark […]

$15