Fourth All Florida Z Religion Seminar – videos
A Zoroastrian Religion Class was held by Telephone on September 18th by Ervad Soli P. Dastur from his home, Hira Villa, in Sarasota, Florida. About 50+ people joined in by calling a Tele-meeting phone number. The people were from both Canada and USA, from NY to Dallas, Montreal to Miami. The class material was a PowerPoint Presentation on The Religious Scriptures of the Zoroastrian Religion, side by side with the Zoroastrian Religion History from Antiquity to current times. In the end, the relevance of all the scriptures in our daily lives were discussed by comparing a Zoroastrian daily life in Mumbai and comparing that with the daily life of a Zoroastrian in the diaspora especially in North America. In the end, the permanent question: “We do not understand what we are praying in our daily prayers” was answered by suggesting some alternatives. The final prayer in English, from Dr. Dhalla’s book: Homage Unto Ahura Mazda”, was recited by all together ending with our signature Zoroastrian greeting of: “Hamaa Zor, Hamaa Asho Bade” (May we be united in righteousness) performed by all attending the Class, a cyber Hamaa Zor all over North America!
The PowerPoint Presentation slides and 2 explanatory files for our Scriptures and daily prayers were sent out to all participants one week ahead of time. In most homes, families gathered in front of their computers seeing slides of this presentation as I spoke about them from my home. In Orlando, a group of 20+ of our Central Florida Group members came together in a conference room and the slides were projected on the screen for all to see. These three files are attached to this message.
Yazdi Tantra and his associates in Mumbai volunteered to place the one hour video I recorded in my home on his excellent website and so I sent him by FedEx a flash drive with the video and other files. He was kind enough to place this video on YouTube and it is available on: http://zoroastrians.net/2011/10/18/fourth-all-florida-z-religion-seminar-videos/
We want to thank all who participated in this learning experience and especially Yazdi for taking pains to make it available to all!
Here is the entire full-length video series of the Fourth All Florida Z-Religion Seminar, conducted by Soli P. Dastur which was held on Sunday, September 18, 2011. For the benefit of viewers, we are also enclosing the pdf and other files of the slide show that was presented thereat. Our grateful thanks to Soli for graciously sharing this online for the benefit of the community.
Courtesy : Soli P. Dastur