1460 Koll Circle, Suite C, San Jose, CA
Join us on a path for healing and self-growth through the power of meditative whirling and sacred dance to live music, mystical poetry, and Zikr (prayer). With us create a sacred supportive space where we can all open our heart, body, and mind.
This night we will be celebrating Sheb-i Arus with whirling dance, meditation, and poetry. Sheb-i Arus commemorates the death and thereby union between the Persian mystical poet Rumi and the universe.
• Mina Maral, vocalist
• Nima Hafezieh, musician
Please bring a potluck dish to share as following the dance there will be a potluck. There is a refrigerator but no oven at the venue.
Sema is a powerful meditation ritual with music, poetry, and movement that originated over 700 years ago with the Sufis. Whirling is the customary dance of Sema whereby one attempts to abandon ego, pain, and personal desires and reach the source of all perfection. Whirling connects us with our center, our heart. There are no spectators when we enter this sacred gathering together. “Sema” means “listening”. Participate with us in this practice of deep listening, become filled with the energy of blessing, and create a channel of healing for all of creation.
We will open with sacred and mystical Persian poetry and meditation, journey into whirling, healing, and Persian and Near Eastern healing dances/rituals with live music, then close our gathering with chanting, drumming, and sharing.
Please wear comfortable clothing (white or light colored if possible) and bring socks or soft soled shoes to wear. If you choose to turn avoid eating a large meal 2 hours prior. Feel free to bring a poem, story, or music to share. Our gathering welcomes musicians and other spiritual or healing teachers to come and share their art.
$15-25 sliding scale donation. Your donation is greatly appreciated to help cover cost of rent.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.