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Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

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Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle

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San Jose, CA 95112

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Join us at our monthly 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 performed live with daf, ney, and setar.

This gathering I am proud and honored to announce that a very special mystic master and scholar will be joining us! Be moved by beautiful sacred music played live with daf, ney, and setar for poetry, sacred dance and whirling, meditation, Zikr, and Sohbet (Sufi Talk).

Note: All donations received from this event will be given to Iran Flood Emergency Fund.

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Our gathering is NOT a performance. More details about sacred dance and Sema training may be found

  1. For the first hour join for a welcoming circle and Farima will lead us into her unique 4 element breathing meditation or 7 mode music meditation and relaxation.
  2. We will progress into various Sufi whirling workshop techniques, styles, and rules (Turkish Sema, Khorasan Sema, Ancient Iranic Sema, Baktashi Sema, Uyghur Sema).
  3. For the second hour we will progress into a prayer and open floor whirling with both live and recorded world sacred music, poetry, and drumming.
  4. We will close with a Zikr (Sufi Prayers), ancient Iranian Shamanic rituals, sharing, a gratitude circle, and Sohbet (Sufi Talk) by Dervish and Semazen, Farima Berenji.

Farima’s teachings are based on ancient Iranic rituals, science of whirling, and the sacred geometry of whirling. We will learn essential techniques of whirling preparation, maintaining balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus during turning, breath work, and more.

Farima’s monthly Sema Gathering offers a unique expression of sacred culture, inspired by nature, ancient Iranic rituals, and the beautiful spiritual traditions of Sufism. We will whirl and journey together to celebrate love, unity, and allow the light to enter our soul.

Open your heart! Listen! Turn, dance, and move in anyway that makes you feel alive!

Read more details at http://farimadance.com/event/sema-gathering/

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Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle

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San Jose, CA 95112

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