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‘Bridge to Rumi’

A 3-part workshop introducing the English speaker to the teachings of Rumi

Once again we attempt the impossible: take poems of Rumi in Farsi, identify, dissect, and discuss the key operating words. You’ll gain an understanding of the poem in its full glory – preserving the rhyme, beat, and its overwhelming meaning directly from the poet’s mouth.

Instructor Farzad Mobin, a 30 year avid student of Rumi, has the gift of delivering Rumi to the English speaker without resorting to traditional translation. The no-translation motto carries over to the interpretation of the meanings as well. The poems are delivered strictly within the context of what the words infer. Success to Farzad is if students and Rumi connect directly. Once Rumi has been experienced in its original form, an almost-unspeakable awe is shared among the group. That experience becomes the underpinning of spiritual and philosophical insights.  Requirement is an open heart that can’t wait to love more.

About the tour guide

Farzad was born in Iran and came to the US at 15. For the past three decades, he has been infatuated with the works of Rumi (Jallaledeen-e Molavi), Hafez (not Hafiz), and Ferdosi, the three pillars of Iranian based philosophy that gave birth to Sufism, Derveeshes, and other Eastern mysticism. Farzad attended UCLA for a 5-year-study of Hafez and Aeen-e Iran for 11 years furthering his study of Molavi. Behind the scenes Farzad is an entrepreneur and start-up software engineer, whoattended MIT for his undergrad work.

Time: 6-8 pm
Dates: Sundays March 1, 8, 15
Location: Ananda Scotts Valley
Cost: $75 for three sessions
Limit 25 students

More information: yoga@anandascottsvalley.org or 831-338-YOGA

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Yoga beach retreat Ananda Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz Fall 2014

 New Lessons in Meditation

Energize and Deepen Your Practice

  • Develop calmness and clarity of mind
  • Increase your powers of concentration
  • Overcome obstacles to meditation
  • Explore your inner universe
  • Learn about the chakras and how they influence your life and health

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Dates:  Feb.25-Mar.18
Continuing Students: $60
New Students: $85 (Incl.Text,CD & DVD)
Instructor: Doug Andrews
More information: yoga@anandascottsvalley.org or 831-338-YOGA

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