Speakers on Sun, 03 Jan 2021

Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary

Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary is regarded as one of the Most Highly Respected Senior most Zarathushti Head Priest in Iran, as well as across the globe. He was born in Yazd, Iran on Yalda, the winter solstice night of December 21st considered to be the birth time of Meher Yazata.
He has been an inspiration for serving the worldwide Zoroastrian community, with a commendable willingness to share his wisdom and knowledge, as well as, for his outstanding contribution of numerous articles on various religious subjects.
He believes that: “Good and evil are not absolute but relative and that Sins are to be judged only by God. We ought to correct our thought, words and actions as needed to achieve a Happy and Harmonious Life."
He has been awarded the “Chehre Mandegar” (Everlasting personality) by the Tehran Zarthoshty Anjuman for his 5+ decades of selfless service to our community as well as humanity.
He has been appointed as the Marriage Registrar for Zoroastrians of Tehran, by the Justice Ministry of the Iranian government which he conducts with immense joy and pride. He has been a pioneer in Avesta recitations through the best researched pronunciations which he has spread through his conducted classes, teaching media, as well as audio recordings, together with his published Khordeh Avesta book, which has been standardized for teaching and public prayer recitations. He also “spearheaded the basis and graduation of eight lady mobedyars (para mobeds) in Iran.” Furthermore, being officiated in the Yasna rituals, he has trained five very proficient mobeds to replace him in that role.
He has represented Iran, and participated in panels in several venues: the Parzor UNESCO Filing of Novrooz amongst UNESCO’s World Cultural listings, The World Zoroastrian Congress in Tehran, and Tehran University celebrations of UNESCO’s declaration of the 2000th year of Iranian Culture. He has been involved in scores of national and international seminars on Iranian culture and interfaith meetings, the last being his Panel and Prayer sessions at the Ninth European Conference of Iranian Studies held at Berlin University, September 9th to the 13th 2019.
In addition to serving as a Mobed, he built an outstanding career that spanned over 5-decades, as an Industrial Electronics Engineer after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from India in 1958. For 10-years, he was employed by J. N. Marshall & Co - a Parsi Owned Engineering firm in India, where he held responsible and prominent positions as the Service and Branch Manager.
In 1968, he married Mehrangiz from Iran and a year later returned to Iran where he was first employed by IBM international and then transferred to Honeywell Controls in Tehran where he served as the Head of the Electrical and Instrumentation department for over 20+ years. Even though he officially retired in 1999, he continued working until 2016.
His name “Mehraban” means kind, but he is kinder than kind. He truly is a person who is “gifted with a spiritual and luminous face, emanating vibrant energy along with the knowledge, wisdom and ability to propagate the pristine message of our prophet Zarathushtra”. He is referred to by all who know him as a “Peer”, the eldest, and most enlightened dedicated Iranian mobed. But with utmost humility and modesty, he prefers to be addressed as “Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary”.

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Mobed Soli P. Dastur

Born as the last of 11 children in a small village, Tarapur, India, to a priestly family from Udvada, Soli joined the M. F. Cama Athornan Institute, to complete all the requirements for becoming Navar, Martab and Saamel and was initiated as a full-fledged Mobed in the Udvada Iranshah Atash Behram.

In 1960, Soli completed his B. Chem. Eng. from the Bombay University, and M. S. and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He joined the Procter & Gamble Co. in Cincinnati in 1964 and developed Marketing Data Analysis using UPCs, and Store Shelf Management Software for managing stocks in Grocery and Mass Merchandising industries. Soli was transferred to Brussels, Belgium, to train P&G salespeople in computer technology. After retiring from P&G in 1994, Soli worked as a partner in the Partnering Group for 5 years.

He has been performing Mobed duties all over Florida and North America wherever he is requested. He started and continued for 8 years the first ever annual all Florida Muktaad Gatha prayers in Miami in 2009. He is an active member of North American Mobeds Council (NAMC).

He conducted Zoroastrian Religious Classes (ZRC) in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. He started a teleconferencing ZRC and conducted 17 such Tele Classes (https://zoroastrians.net/category/z-tele-class/). Soli has published 399 Weekly Zoroastrian Scripture Extracts (WZSE) with translation and audio recitations (http://www.avesta.org/wzse/index.html), distributed to over 900 people. He has contributed articles in FEZANA and WZO Hamazor Journals.

At the 2010 North American Zoroastrian Congress, Houston, Soli was awarded the Rohinton Rivetna Outstanding Zarathushti Award. At the 2018 NAMC AGM in Washington DC, Soli was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award. At the 2019 ZAF (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton) 25th Anniversary, Jo Ann and he received Ervad Darab B. Unwalla Award for 25 years of dedicated service to ZAF.

Soli is fully retired and lives in Bradenton, Florida with his wife Jo Ann of 54 years. They have twin daughters, Shirin and Anahita and five grandchildren. He is an avid tennis player and dabbles with the computer in his free time.

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Mobed Ramin Shahzadi

Mobed Ramin Shahzadi, is the Grandson of Mobedan-e-Mobed, the Late Dr. Rostam Shahzadi, who was recognized as a national figure and revered as an embodiment of enlightenment, courage, and dedication in Iran.

Ramin holds the honor of being the youngest Mobed of Iran and is currently living in Berlin Germany with his wife Mobedyar Dr. Parva Namiranian, MD and children.

He has a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering (Industrial productions), and a Masters in Project Management. He has worked for about 10 years in the Oil, Gas and Energy companies in Iran.

He has participated and successfully completed the three-year training course of the Iranian Council of Mobeds (Hirbadi) in conjunction with a special training with senior Mobeds in Iran. Since 2009, he officially became a Mobed who performs rituals and ceremonies in Iran.

Besides working as an engineer and a Mobed, Ramin has also started another field of study in which he completed his M.A. in "ancient language and culture of Iran" in Tehran and presently, he is in Berlin studying for his Ph.D. which is focused on "contemporary Iranian Zoroastrian rituals and ceremonies".

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Speakers on Sun, 03 Jan 2021


Dr. Mickey Mehta

Vision: Connecting with 7 billion hearts to make wellness the religion no. 1 Mission: To have a disease free world Objective: Start a wellness revolution for human evolution. Motto: Dr. Mickey Mehta says sleep every night with a wish to heal yourself and wake up every morning with a promise to heal the world. Slogan: Get naturalized, get energized, get Mickeymized !! Dr. Mickey Mehta has been a leading global holistic health guru and a corporate life coach for 39 years to billionaires, Bollywood superstars, top politicians and several Miss Worlds and Miss Universes. He has also trained police, army, navy and air force personnel. An honorary double doctorate in Holistic Health and Life Sciences, from the Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Mickey has been a pioneer in promoting holistic health in India through radio and TV shows.

He is also a leading social media influencer in the health and wellness space. He has interwoven Zen, Tao, Tantra, Ved, Greek and many more philosophies to develop holistic health systems to self-heal, transform and transcend. His healing focusses on mingling with the five elements and skilfully balancing them. Mickey was awarded the Health and Wellness Icon Award of India by Economic Times and is among the '100 Most Impactful Wellness Leaders of the World' announced at the Global Wellness Conclave 2018.

Mickey has been awarded by the Rotary Club of India in its centenary year for his highest contribution in the field of Health & Wellness. He is the recipient of the 'Fit & Fab' Global Spa award 2019 as the Pioneer of Holistic Health & Wellness in India. Mickey has been appointed as the Go Green ambassador for the SBI Radio Mirchi Marathon across 15 cities and has successfully addressed the subject of sexual wellness through a four-part web series on the GOQII wellness app.

Mickey has been invited to speak at Harvard University, IIMs, IIT and other coveted universities. He was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Speaking Tree (TOI) spiritual retreat in Cambodia. He has been invited to many medical conferences and high-profile literary festivals including the Times Litfest 2018. He has also held holistic health workshops in the USA, Oman, Thailand, Hong Kong, UAE, Turkey and Sri Lanka.

In association with Maharashtra Prison Development, Mickey has conducted the HEAL-THY Prison programme, which provided a transformative guide to living for inmates at Arthur Road Jail. He also conducted a yoga and spirituality workshop for the 80th session of the Policy Commission for the World Custom Organisation at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Ever since the first International Yoga Day in 2015, Mickey has partnered with Shaina NC and Times of India with a regular monthly event called 'Yoga by the Bay', through which around 350,000 people have been initiated into the world of wellness. At the centenary celebration of the Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mickey was felicitated for his contribution to the field of Yoga.
Has also conducted comprehensive programs for the Maharashtra State police academy, Nashik.
Mickey launched a new TV show 'Dr Mickey Mehta's Mindful Eating' on Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Khaana Khazana cookery programme.
Mickey partnered with Mercedes Benz for a luxury experience of a Wellness Retreat with Off-roading experience in Udaipur. The wellness retreat was titled ‘The Shoonyam Quotient’ as an extension of his best seller book The Shoonyam Quotient’s philosophy of self-discovery.
He addressed the Brahmakumari National Conference in Mount Abu which had close to 10,000 attendees on the subject 'Icchamrityu'.
Mickey launched a unique first-of-its-kind age reversal cruise retreat 'Dr Mickey Mehta's ‘Reverse your Universe' with the Royal Caribbean Cruise International aboard the ‘Quantum Of The Seas’ with 4000 persons on board.
Mickey is the brand ambassador for the BCA Club ‘Wellness Revolution Movement 2020’ and is spearheading this initiative through integrated wellness sessions for the club members which include Workouts, Yoga, Age reversal, Ailment reversal and Super Foods, which all put together help in achieving supreme health & well-being.
Recently Dr. Mickey Mehta’s programmes are launched on hotstar, Tata Sky and Videocon DTH and put together Dr. Mickey Mehta’s reach has crossed 100 million.
Mickey’s first book published by Penguin Random House India ‘The Shoonyam Quotient’ released the Hindi version ‘Swasth Rahe Mast Rahe’ in August 2019 and the much-awaited audio version in English has been released on Audible. Another best seller is Dr. Mickey Mehta’s “ Lose weight gain shape” by Popular Prakashan.
Dr Mickey Mehta's 'Focus to Lotus', book on refinement and evolution of mankind is ready to launch. Other books in the pipeline are Dr Mickey Mehta's Yogurt, Monu-mental Health & Harlem to Harvard and Choreographer of Change are being written. Recently he joined to support the government's FIT INDIA Movement.
Conducted over 100 webinars for Manipal Cigna Health Insurance, Lupin Limited, Procter & Gamble health Ltd, Aditya Birla Sunlife, Aditya Birla Health, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) & the Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association etc.
Dr. Mehta launched on hotstar, Tata Sky and Videocon DTH and put together a reach of 150 million.
Dr. Mickey Mehta is also part of the steering committee of Indian Merchant Chambers.
Dr Mickey Mehta’s 39-year-long career is fuelled by passion for promoting health and happiness.
The author, poet, philosopher, the brand, the institution, the legendary - DR MICKEY MEHTA who gets you Energized, Naturalized, Optimized, Maximized, Wellness Revolutionized and gets you MICKEYMIZED!!
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Tinaz Karbhari

Tinaz Karbhari graduated with her Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Photography in 2009 and then went on to complete her Masters in Art & Design at Auckland University of Technology in 2013.

Following this, she worked at the National Business Review in Auckland, New Zealand managing all online and print advertising, photography and temporarily Art Directing.

She established her own photography company: TK Photography in 2009, covering a large range of events, whilst correspondingly freelancing for other photography and design companies, such as Getty Images. She is now based in Hong Kong.

Alongside her creative experience, Tinaz is heavily engaged and is committed to her Zoroastrian community globally. This is reflected in her participation and attendance in numerous Congress' as well as her position as Chair for the 6th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress, which took place in Auckland, New Zealand in 2015. Her commitment to the betterment of the Zoroastrian Community is further reflected with her current position as Trustee on the Zoroastrian Community Trust in Auckland, New Zealand and Global Youth Ambassador of the Iranshah Initiative.

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