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The 43rd Session of Shahnameh Khani (Review of Zal va Rudabeh/ Start of Dastan-e Siavash): Sunday January 22, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

The 43rd Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, January 22nd from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The program schedule will be as follows:

4:30 to 5:00 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:00 to 6:30 pm – A review of the Story of Zal va Rudabeh;

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break and refreshments;

7:00 to 8:00 pm -Starting the Story of Siavash.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Shahnameh.Khani.In.Boston    or    search for  شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون

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42nd Session of Shahnameh Khani (Final Section of Zal va Rudabeh): Sunday December 18, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

The 42nd Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, December 18th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The program schedule will be as follows:

4:30 to 5:00 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:00 to 6:30 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh;

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break and refreshments;

7:00 to 8:00 pm – The Final Section of the Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Shahnameh.Khani.In.Boston    or    search for  شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون

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41st Session of Shahnameh Khani: Sunday November 20, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

رودابه به سيندخت:
بدو گفت رودابه: اي شاه زن
سزاي ستايش بهر انجمن
من از خاك پاي تو بالين كنم
زفرمانت ارايش دين كنم
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The 41st Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, November 20th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The program schedule will be as follows:

4:30 to 5:00 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:00 to 6:30 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh;

6:30 to 6:50 pm – Break and refreshments;

6:50 to 7:10 pm – Talk of the Month

7:10 to 8:00 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Shahnameh.Khani.In.Boston    or    search for  شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون

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39th Session of Shahnameh Khani: Sunday September 25, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

The 39th Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, September 25th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The program schedule will be as follows:

4:30 to 5:00 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:00 to 6:30 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh;

6:30 to 6:45 pm – Break and refreshments;

6:45 to 8:00 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Shahnameh.Khani.In.Boston    or    search for  شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون

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37th Session of Shahnameh Khani: Sunday July 10, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

 

The 37th Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, July 10th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our sessions are usually held at the second Sunday of each month.

The program schedule will be as follows:

4:30 to 5:00 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:00 to 6:30 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh;

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break and refreshments;

7:00 to 7:15 pm – Talk on the subject of  Zal va Rudabeh;

7:15 to 8:00 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com

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Third Anniversary and the 36th Session of Shahnameh Khani: Sunday June 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

برنامه ویژه سومین سالگرد گروه شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون

یکشنبه ۲۶ جون ۲۰۱۶ از ساعت ۴:۳۰ تا ۸ بعد از ظهر

آغاز برنامه ساعت ۴:۳۰ بعد از ظهر

تاریخچه گروه ساعت ۵:۰۰

خوانش داستان زال و رودابه ساعت ۵:۱۵

تنفس و پذیرایی ساعت ۶:۳۰

نقالی و موسیقی زنده با آقای حمید اژده فر ساعت ۷:۰۰

شخصیت زال – خوانش آزاد شاهنامه ساعت ۷:۳۰

Salaam Doostan,

The 3rd Anniversary of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, June 26th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our sessions are usually held at the second Sunday of each month. The event was moved from June 12th to June 26th due to IAB’s Annual Meeting.

The program schedule will be as follows:

4:30 to 5:00 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:00 to 5:15 pm – A short history of the group;

5:15 to 6:30 pm – The Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break and Reception;

7:00 to 7:30 pm – Shahnameh Khani (Naghali) and live music with Mr. Hamid Azhdehfar;

7:30 to 8:00 pm – Talk about Zal’s Personality, continued with Shahnameh Khani.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com

Follow our blog to be notified of the posts as soon as they are available. Click on the “Follow” button at the bottom right corner of the screen at www.snameh.com  and then follow the on-screen directions.

To be reminded of the events, please visit our Facebook page, and register for the event.

http://www.facebook.com/Shahnameh.Khani.In.Boston

Thank you!

28th Session of Shahnameh Khani: Sunday October 25, 2015 – Dastan-e Zal va Rudabeh Continued

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

The next Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, October 25th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The program schedule will be as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:30 to 8:00 pm – Continuing the Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com

Follow our blog to be notified of the posts as soon as they are available. Click on the “Follow” button at the bottom right corner of the screen at www.snameh.com  and then follow the on-screen directions.

Sunday August 30, 2015 Shahnameh Khani – Dastan-e Zal va Rudabeh

by Alireza Borojerdi

Doroud bar Doostan-e Arjomand,

The next Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, August 30th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The program schedule will be as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:30 to 8:00 pm – Studying the Story of Zal va Rudabeh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com

Follow our blog to be notified of the posts as soon as they are available. Click on the “Follow” button at the bottom right corner of the screen at www.snameh.com  and then follow the on-screen directions.

Sunday August 30, 2015 Shahnameh Khani

by Alireza Borojerdi

Doroud bar Doostan-e Geram,

We finished the story of Bijan va Manijeh in the July 26th Session. Due to IAB’s Summer picnic and possible use of Khaneh Iran on August 23rd, our next session will be on August 30th. We will start the beautiful story of Zal va Rudabeh. Hope you can all join.

Regards,

Sunday July 26, 2015 Shahnameh Khani

by Alireza Borojerdi

Shahnamh Logo copy

درود بر دوستان گرام

نشست آینده شاهنامه خوانی روز یکشنبه ۲۶ جولای از ساعت ۵:۰۰ تا ۸:۰۰ بعد از ظهر در خانه ایران خواهد بود. در این نشست خوانش داستان بیژن و منیژه را ادامه خواهیم داد

Doroud bar Doostan-e Arjmand,

The next Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, July 26th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This program is scheduled to be held at the 4th Sunday of each month at the same time and location.

The program schedule will be as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:30 to 8:00 pm – Continuing with the Story of Bijan va Manijeh.

We will study the story by following Volume 3 of “Shahnameh” by Dr. Jalal Khaleghi Motlagh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

There will be a break and refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com

Follow our blog to be notified of the posts as soon as they are available. Click on the “Follow” button at the bottom right corner of the screen at www.snameh.com  and then follow the on-screen directions.

June 28, 2015 Shahnameh Khani at Khaneh Iran

by Alireza Borojerdi

Shahnamh Logo copy

 

درود بر دوستان گرام

نشست آینده شاهنامه خوانی روز یکشنبه ۲۸ جون از ساعت ۵:۰۰ تا ۸:۰۰ بعد از ظهر در خانه ایران خواهد بود. در این نشست خوانش داستان بیژن و منیژه را ادامه خواهیم داد

Doroud bar Doostan-e Aziz,

The next Session of “Shahnameh Khani” program will be held at Khaneh Iran at 17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, June 28th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This program is scheduled to be held at the 4th Sunday of each month at the same time and location.

The program schedule will be as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Continuing with the Story of Bijan va Manijeh;

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break with refreshments; and

7:00 to 8:00 pm – Continuing with the story.

We will study the story by following Volume 3 of “Shahnameh” by Dr. Jalal Khaleghi Motlagh.

The program will be free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

For more information, please refer to the site:   www.snameh.com

Follow our blog to be notified of the posts as soon as they are available. Click on the “Follow” button at the bottom right corner of the screen at www.snameh.com  and then follow the on-screen directions.

 

A Poem by Dr. Reza Sadr about Shahnameh Khani Group in Boston – June 7, 2015

by Alireza Borojerdi

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درود بر دوستان گرام
دوست ارجمندمان جناب دکتر رضا صدر شعر زیر را بر وزن شاهنامه و در وصف گروه شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون سروده اند.
سپاس از ایشان و آفرین بر ذوق سر شارشان.

به گروه شاهنامه خوانی در بوستون (اسنامه)

ز اسنامه بشنوکنون داستان

برو انجمن كرده بس راستان

سپاهى گران از گوانی سترگ

گسى گشته بر کارزاری بزرگ

یلانی ز اقلیم مسچوستان

شده گرد در قریة بوستان

گوی از بروجرد سردارشان

به نيكوروش نوك پرگارشان

یکی نرم گفتار پندار  نیک

هوشیوار مردی به کردار نیک

چنان گرز صد سنگ گفتار اوی

دلیران برنا گرفتار اوی

به هم آوریده سپاهی گزین

هم از روم و ایران و توران و چین

سپهدارشان منفرد فرد بود

که با شیر شرزه هماورد بود

یلی یکه تاز زبان دری

به نام آوری و به جنگ آوری

سنان زبانش به میدان نظم

تو گویی تهمتن بسیچیده رزم

به خشم و به شمشیر برٌان خویش

گشوده گره های دیوان به نیش

به هنجار و گفتار بس یکه تاز

دمادم دمان، در فرود و فراز

چنان جنگ کردی بدان پهلوی

نیارست دشمن ازو بغنوی

بداده یمین و یسار سپاه

به پیل افکنانى همه فر و جاه

یمین سپه آن مولایی است

یلی کو به میدان تماشایی است

چنان هجمه بر نکته ها می برد

که از نعره اش زهره شان می درد

یسار سپه آن سیمانیا

حکیم خردمند عبرانیا

پر از داستان لب پر از داد روی

ز کعب الخبر برده میدان و گوی

جوانی هم از نسل قارون گرد

شده راهبرشان به  آورد و برد

چو سبلت بجنباند او دشمنش

بلرزد چنان بید در جوشنش

همان بانوى منفرد پر خرد

به حزمی که  در رزم اندر خورد

بدیشان زند رای حکمت بسی

مبادا که کژی نماید کسی

بسا پهلوانان دیگر مدام

بدان خوان معنی به رزم و خرام

بدین کار و پیکار یک بنده نیز

به هنجار گیلان نماید ستیز

چنین است رسم ادب دوستان

که گرد آیدندی در این بوستان

 

شعر بالا را می توانید با صدای خود ایشان از لینک زیر بشنوید.

May Shahnameh Khani Session moved to June 7, 2015

by Alireza Borojerdi

Shahnamh Logo copy

Salaam Doostan,

Because the 4th Sunday of May (5/24) will be a part of the Memorial Day Weekend, it was decided to move our next session to Sunday, June 7th. The session after that will be on the regular schedule of Sunday, June 28th.

Best Regards,

Next Shahnameh Session: Sunday March 29, 2015; Happy Nowruz!

by Alireza Borojerdi

Doroud bar Doostan-e Aziz,

Due to Nowruz Celebration, our next Shahnameh session will be on Sunday March 29, 2015 (instead of March 22nd) from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Khaneh Iran located at 17 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA 02472.

The program schedule will be as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Continuing with the Story of Bijan va Manijeh;

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break with refreshments; and

7:00 to 8:00 pm – Continuing with the story.

We will continue the story by following Volume 3 of “Shahnameh” by Dr. Jalal Khaleghi Motlagh (pages 303 to 397).

The program is free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

Happy Nowruz!

Photos from January 4, 2015 Session

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

Mr. Rezvani was kind enough to take some photos of the Jan. 4th Shahnameh Khani and share it with us. Not everybody was in the photos.

Thank you.

DSC_9631DSC_9627DSC_9635DSC_9633

Update on our next Shahnameh Khani Session

by Alireza Borojerdi

Ba  Doroud bar hameye doostan

Our regular date for the next session would have been Sunday, September 28th. Unfortunately, that day would not work for me. So I thought we might be able to have our next session on Sunday, October 5th. I have contacted IAB to see if Khaneh Iran is available on October 5th. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from them. The session after that will be on Sunday October 26th which would be the fourth Sunday of October and our regular date.

We will continue with the story of Rostam va Sohrab in our next session and hopefully finish that.

We will start our next story on 10/26/14. We will study the story of Bijan va Manijeh. Our source will be “Shahnameh.pdf” that can be downloaded from the site:

http://www.shahnameh.eu

Dr. Javad Moulai was kind enough to download and compress the pages so there would be less printing required. Thank you.

I will provide a scanned copy on this blog before we start the story so we can print the compressed form.

Thanks and save the October 5th date. I will confirm that as soon as I hear back from IAB.

Regards

Next Shahnameh-Khani Session at Khaneh Iran

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

We have been talking to Iranian Association of Boston and Khaneh Iran Management and we agreed to have our sessions at 4th Sunday of each month at Khaneh Iran located at

17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA  02472.

Our next session will be from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Khaneh Iran. We will continue with the story of Zahhak and after finishing that, we will start the story of Rostam va Sohrab.

The handouts for these stories have been posted in the previous posts. For your convenience, they are added to this post as well.

Hope to see you all in about three weeks.

Zahhak

Rostam va Sohrab

Dastan-e Zahhak – Read by Mr. Esmaeil Ghader Panah

by Alireza Borojerdi

Part 1: The story of Zahhak starts from Minute 25 of the first video:

Part 2:

Part 3:

شاهنامه خوانی زنده برای ورزشکاران ایران – استاد شهرام ناظری

by Alireza Borojerdi

Video of Shahnameh Khani by Shahram Nazeri

February 16th- Eighth Session of Shahnameh Khani

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

Our next session will be on Sunday, February 16th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Brookhouse Function Hall. We will continue with the story of “Zahhak”.

Several people suggested to change the diet more towards healthy food and get away from sweets! Maybe one or two dessert items. If we are volunteering to bring some food, maybe we should prepare a list of the appropriate items and choose from that list. I can bring bread, feta cheese, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The other items to bring could be chicken salad, cold cuts, or other protein-rich dishes.

Any comments?

How Shahnameh-Khani Sessions Started.

by Alireza Borojerdi

Ba Salaam,

Several friends asked me to post something about how these Shahnameh-Khani sessions started. I prepared the following text. Please read and comment so we can document the start of our sessions. Thanks!

How Shahnameh-Khani Sessions Started:

In winter of 2012-2013, while hiking in Blue Hills with Dr. Masoud Simani and Mr. Mohammad Gharooni, Mr. Gharooni kept encouraging us to start a Shahnameh-Khani group in our houses. He mentioned there were a lot of such groups in Iran and absorbed a large and mostly young audience.

I was interested in Shahnameh-Khani and I had some experience in setting up such sessions. My spouse, Dr. Marefat, had run monthly poetry nights for years and I had helped her with those. But I wasn’t sure if I had enough time and resources to dedicate to this cause.

Gharooni was persistent! He wouldn’t let go! Every couple of weeks, he brought it up again!

In July of 2013, while hiking with Dr. Simani’s hiking group at Walden Pond, I indicated I was ready to start and host the sessions at my place.

Mr. Gharooni, Dr. Simani and Mr. Mohammad Companieh mentioned they would support it. Dr. Homaee mentioned she would support it but Shahnameh was not her main field of study. We started looking for someone who could moderate and guide the sessions. We considered Dr. Mahdi Farhani Monfared, a history professor. We contacted him and he gladly accepted to help.

I mentioned my decision to start these sessions at the next meeting of the board of directors of the Grand Iranian Family (GIF). Everybody especially Ms. Jaleh Adibi (Dr. Monfared’s spouse), Dr. Syamak Moattari, and Dr. Esmaeil Mahdavi indicated their support. We decided to keep this program independent of any group so our concentration would be on Shahnameh only. It was decided to start with monthly sessions.

The first session was at my house on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Besides the people mentioned above, we invited a few people from the Molana-reading group of Dr. Homaee as well. These included Dr. and Mrs. Moulai and Dr. and Mrs. Mashayekhi. The group decided to start reading Shahnameh from the beginning.

The second session was on August 11th. We continued discussing the format of the sessions and studied a couple of pages too. The third session was on September 8th. Dr. Monfared prepared a few references that I emailed to all of the participants. These references were very helpful for our studies and we appreciated Dr. Monfared’s efforts.

Two important decisions were made in the second and third sessions. First, Dr. Homaee suggested that we study some of the stories of Shahnameh first to get familiar with the style and language of Ferdowsi and offered to provide us with some books that were the shortened versions of the stories with descriptions and meanings of words prepared by Tehran University professors. The group agreed this could be a good decision and decided to try it. We thank Dr. Homaee for that.

The second decision was to take the sessions out of my place so there would be more room for expansion.

The fourth, fifth, and sixth sessions were at the Brookhouse Function Hall on October 13th, November 10th, and December 29th, respectively. We studied the story of “Rostam va Esfandiar” in these sessions.

In order to make the communication easier and more productive, I decided to start this blog during the Christmas and New Year Holidays. This way, the references could be online and easily downloaded.

We started the seventh session with the story of “Zahhak” on January 19, 2014. Again, Dr. Monfared prepared a lot of references for this reading. We appreciate it very much.

These sessions have a class format and people can participate in reading and studying the poems if they are interested. We hope we can continue these sessions and make them as useful as possible.

I would like to thank everyone who has helped with these sessions. This is a group effort and cannot continue without the help and support of all of us.