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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 […]

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Postponed The Art of Improvisation

Online CA

Master the art of improvisation in Persian dance in this workshop with Farima Berenji. Learn the secrets for effective improvisation in Persian dance to different styles of music As a single dancer, in couples, or in groups As a solo performer, dancing with a partner, or in a group To different music rhythms and tempos […]

$25

Sepandārmazgān: The Day of Love

Online CA

Sepandārmazgān was a day when women rested and men had to bring them gifts.Learn of the history and origins of Sepandārmazgān, the Persian festival of love, in this enchanting one hour lecture by Persian Scholar Farima Berenji. Sepandārmazgān is dedicated to Spenta Armaiti also known as “Diana” the Persian Goddess of love, beauty, and desire. […]

$10

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
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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 […]

Free

Norouz Online Celebration

Online CA

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

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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 […]

Free