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Sema Gathering and Poetry in Motion — FREE

Open to all and no experience needed.

This time we will have Ali Bazyar, an AMAZING DAF and sacred musician joining us as well as Sufi Musician Master Jim Blum!!! Together they will play for us and Jim will lead a Zikr!

Learn Sema (Sufi whirling) meditation in a few simple steps. This method allows people of all experience levels to turn for a sustained period with ease while listening to sacred and Sufi music. We will also learn music meditation and healing while listening to natural sounds around us such as water, wind, or various live instruments.

In the first part of the gathering we will learn and discuss mystical Persian poetry and teachings of Rumi and Shams. We will also be incorporating poems and teaching of Hafez, Saadi, and Omar Khayyam, and learn to incorporate movements to the words of their poetry (poetry in motion). Please note Sema gatherings are FREE and open to all. However, donations ($5-20) are greatly appreciated to help cover the cost. Snacks and drinks will be provided and feel free to bring some of your own to share. Please wear white or light colored clothing and wear socks or soft soled shoes.  If you wish to turn avoid eating a large meal 1-2hrs before.


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  • Kevin G.

    This was a beautiful and special night. There was dancing to recorded and live music with daf and oud. Special thanks to all who came and participated.

    January 7, 2013

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