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Sema Gathering and Poetry in Motion

Open to all and no experience needed.

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.

For June we plan to have live music with ney, daf, and oud. If you own a daf, bring it to join us in a short drum session.

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). 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.

A sliding scale donation of $10-25 is greatly appreciated to help cover the cost.

For more information visit http://farimadance.com

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  • Kevin G.

    "I hope to see most of you in our Sema Gathering this Sunday! I'm dedicating this gathering to the people of Turkey and Iran who are both going through some struggles! Please join us in turning for them. We will have our amazing Daf master musician Amir Etemadzadeh and Oud player Jim Blum with us."--Farima

    June 6, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    Master musicians Jim Blum and Amir Etemadzadeh will be joining us this Sunday playing music for the session and dancing.

    June 5, 2013

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