Chapter three. Radiant happiness.

Chapter three: Iran Anoushirvaniradiant happiness

This chapter’s living voice is offered by Mitra Dinyari on May 23, 2021 in Irvine, California. The life story she shares unfolds in Iran and California, within the tradition of Zoroastrianism.

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Mitra Dinyari (center left in white) with Iran Anoushirvani (center) (1922-2017) and volunteer teachers photographed in 2006 at the California Zoroastrian Center where they began to teach classes on Persian history, Persian language, and Zoroastrian/Gathic ethics for children since 1998.

Mitra will share the wisdom of how living a life of service gives you the gift of radiant happiness – what Zoroastrians refer to as USHTA – by offering her living voice to gift breath to the life and work of Iran Anoushirvani in the area of children’s education. Mitra was born and raised in Tehran. She was a college freshman when she had to leave the country in 1979 after the Iranian revolution. She migrated to the United States with her family for a better, safer life. She graduated with a doctorate from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia in pharmacy. She lives with her husband in Irvine, California. She is proud of her adult daughter, who is an elementary school teacher. Mitra is passionate about traveling the world and teaching people how to live a good life at the service of humankind. She has been an active member of the California Zoroastrian Center, where she has been teaching Zoroastrian ethics since 1990.

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Morgan Freeman’s Zoroastrian Story of God during which he visits the California Zoroastrian Center’s Fire Temple