The First Annual Radif Retreat 2019

The First Annual Radif Retreat 2019
Fared Shafinury

THE ANNUAL RADIF RETREAT 2019 A four day intensive in the art of classical Persian music The first Annual Radif Retreat will be held from October 3-7, 2019 at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, USA. Fared Shafinury invites students, performers, and scholars of classical Persian music to the first Annual Radif Retreat. This four day retreat will delve into the inner workings and mysticism of classical Persian music. The retreat will mainly focus on the Radif (which is a collection of melodic and rhythmic frameworks) and it’s relationship to classical Persian poetry. This will include 22 hours of master class & 3 hours of private lesson (per attendee) in Persian music theory, the art of improvisation, analysis, ear training, and instrumental technique. This structured format, along with a daily practice of zen buddhist meditation & prayer, led by Abbess Jiun Hosen Osho, in the beautiful atmosphere of Jemez Hot Springs, will surely make the first ever Annual Radif Retreat an ideal setting for fully experiencing the mysticism & the serious study of classical Persian music. Come and join us on a journey through the history and development of this art form, from its ancient origins to its modern expression. Registration is Open! Welcome to registration for the 2019 Radif Retreat! Fees The fees for participating in the retreat will cover room & board, attendance of all master classes & private lessons, all group activities & meditation practices, and a 24 hour access pass to the hot and cold thermal springs on site at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center. Shared occupancy (20 available spots) $980 – The Long House Rooms (these rooms are closest to the hot springs) Private Occupancy (4 available spots) $1200 - Private rooms How to Pay Your Retreat Fee: At the moment you can pay your registration fee either through Venmo [ @radifretreat ] or PayPal [ [email protected] ] We will have other avenues for payment in the coming weeks. If you plan to write a check from Canada, please contact [email protected] for payment instructions. You are welcome to pay the full fee with your registration. A deposit of $480 is due by July 25, 2019 in order to secure your spot in the retreat. The full fee is due by September 23, 2019. No refunds will be given after August 5th, 2019 for any reason. REGISTRATION FORM Please fill out the registration form and email it to: [email protected] If you have any questions, please direct them to: [email protected] or phone/text: (512)387-9990 Audition Recording: If you are attending the Retreat, you will need to provide us with a short (2 minutes maximum) recording or video of you playing the instrument you will study at the Retreat. You can send a youtube link, or e-mail an mp3 along with your registration form to: [email protected] Fared Shafinury Presents the First Annual Radif Retreat Four days of intensive master classes, private lessons, and performances by participants and instructor October 3-7, 2019 Bodhi Manda Zen Center, Jemez Springs, New Mexico, USA www.FaredShafinury.com World renown musician and composer, Fared Shafinury invites students, performers, and scholars of Persian music to the first Annual Radif Retreat at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center. Throughout the four days, attendees will get instruction in understanding the radif and it’s relationship to classical Persian Poetry, the art of improvisation, ear training, theory, and history. Three levels of theory classes, including beginners, intermediary, and advanced, will be offered. The Retreat will concentrate on daily group classes taught by Fared Shafinury. These classes will help students experience key elements of Persian music performance such as musical communication, Dastgah intonation, dynamics, style, and interpretation. Primary instruments of instruction will be: the setar & tar (Persian long-necked lutes). Students Participants should be able to read western music notation, or learn quickly by ear. Advanced and accomplished music students who are interested in Persian music but are relatively new to its instruments are also encouraged to attend. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult family member. If you have any questions, please contact us. Registration Form/Questionnaire To be filled out by all participants when registering. You can e-mail your registration form and audition to: [email protected] To pay your registration fee, either go through Venmo [ @radifretreat ] or PayPal [ [email protected] ] Participants should send a recording (mp3 or YouTube link) of their playing and/or singing of up to three minutes in length in the instrument they wish to study at the Retreat. This will help in identifying each participant's level and will assist with the class planning process. About The Bodhi Manda Zen Center A Myoshin-ji Rinzai Zen Buddhist retreat center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico in the United States. The mission of the Bodhi Manda is to promote universal well being, helping people to experience their selfless and interdependent nature by providing teachings and training in Zen Buddhist practices and meditation. The Bodhi Manda was founded by Michele E. Martin in 1973 as a place for Buddhist practice and teaching. Zen Master Kyozan Joshu Sasaki was invited to offer his guidance to the center in the Rinzai Zen Buddhist tradition in the same year. Sasaki Roshi came to the West in 1962 when a group of Zen practitioners in Los Angeles asked Myoshin-ji, Japan’s largest Rinzai school, to send a teacher. Sasaki was among several venerable Japanese teachers that helped to nourish the Zen community in North America as interest in Buddhism grew during the 1960’s. The increasing popularity of the Sasaki’s practice in Los Angeles led to the establishment of the Rinzai-ji home temple. It was followed by the creation of training centers and affiliated Zen temples in the United States, Canada and Europe, including the Bodhi Manda. The Bodhi Manda flourished under the guidance of Sasaki Roshi who retired from teaching in January 2012. His lineage is carried forward today by authorized Zen teachers (oshos), monks, nuns, and numerous lay practitioners. Sasaki died July 27, 2014. The name 'Bodhi Manda' roughly translates to 'sacred space' or 'the place of awakening.' The facility was originally part of a Roman Catholic monastery, but was converted to suit Buddhist monastic practices. The modern Center of Gravity Foundation Hall was constructed in 2002. The Foundation or Dharma Hall is the place where the monastic world and the lay world meet. Formal monastic training is offered in the spring and fall when the Foundation Hall is used for Sutra chanting and formal Dharma talks. Year round it provides a place for Buddhist ceremonies and meditation as well as marriages, baptisms, funerals and memorial services. The Center has several hot springs that are open to the public during certain times of the year. Each year during the summer the Center is rented to various retreat groups to raise funds to help support the mission of the center. Many individuals have been introduced to Zen Buddhist meditation and practice during such retreats. The Bodhi Manda is a non-profit organization.