Sema Gathering and Poetry in Motion Past

Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 ,
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
- San Jose, CA, United States

Learn personal and spiritual Sema (Sufi Whirling) as well as other turning practices, while listening to sacred poetry and music. In the first part of the gathering we will learn and discuss sacred and Sufi poetry and teachings of Rumi and Shams, as well as Hafez, Saadi, Omar Khayyam, and other Sufi masters and learn to incorporate movements to their poems (Poetry in Motion). We will them progress into dance and music therapy, followed by whirling sessions, ending with Zikr. Feel free to bring a poem to share or play us your favorite musical instrument. Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share. Please wear white or light colored clothing and wear socks or soft soled shoes.

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