Beading is an ancient art that spans across most traditional cultures around the world including the Native American traditions of South, Central and North America. It has also been found in traditional cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
It is an incredible meditation and a great way to connect with the divine patterns that are within all things.
In this class we will learn the basics of LOOM BEADING. We will go over many aspects of creating a beadwork piece from first the intention that comes even before a creation is made, how to choose colors, how to begin and finish a piece, how to create different shapes with a simple stitch, how to make a necklace, a bracelet, earrings, and how to work with creating decorative or ceremonial pieces. Beads, thread and needles will be supplied for the class in basic colors. If you would like to bring your own beads you are welcome to. It is suggested to begin working with size 11 beads or larger if you are just beginning. This way you can really see the pattern and how the beads are working together. You can either use regular seed beads or you can use Miyuki delica beads.
The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting and mantra and medicine songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.
Music is one of the deepest forms of prayer and healing that we carry with us throughout our lives. To learn, carry and sing a sacred song is an ability we all have, we simply need to tap into it. In this course, we invite you to tap into your own ability to use sacred song as a study, practice and way of prayer and expression. We will create an environment that promotes the development and learning of traditional sacred songs from all around the world. Each class will focus on a selection of songs, where we will learn the pronunciation, translation, and intention of the songs, as well as covering the melodic and rhythmic structure of singing the song.
Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. All singing levels are welcome.
Please arrive 5 minutes early so we may start on time:)
It's the first month of the year and the first year of our new 9 year cycle. Number 1's hold creative power and potential along with new beginnings, while New Moons create a perfect time to contemplate new ideas that encourage growth in your life. Aquarius ruled by the element air is an unconventional, innovative, progressive sign that likes to create new and unusual ideas which is a perfect combination for the first New Moon of 2017. Aquarius is more focused on the future than the past. This sign promotes experimentation and innovation. Aquarius is the sign of the group mind so under the influence of Aquarius we are drawn to others to share ideas, talk about our experiences and brainstorm possibilities. Aquarius is the sign that brings us from me to we as it is the humanitarian of all the zodiacs sign. During this Lunation we will use Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan to work with the energy of Aquarius New Moon along with a new moon ceremony to helps us create and manifest our new ideas for 2017 in a progressive way just as Aquarius wishes.
Please bring journal and something sacred for alter for activation if you feel called.
“You are a cosmic flower. Chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
Chanting mantra is an ancient technique known for its ability to evoke movement of the physical and emotional energy that we hold in our bodies. The vibrations and sounds of mantra are considered extremely important, and thus reverberations of those sounds are said to awaken kundalini, our spiritual life force.
When we awaken these forces we encounter our divine essence and all becomes possible.
Participants will be guided through an immersive and ecstatic communal experience through the application of mantra ritual, guided meditation, breathing techniques and kirtan. Participants should dress comfortably with the ability to both move and sit with ease.
The mantras to be chanted throughout each evening will align with various aspects according to astrological alignments and the collective need given the time we live in.
$10-$20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Teacher's Bio: Amanda Capobianco
Amanda has been deepening her love, study and practice of Mantra for over a decade. She considers herself lucky to have been in the same place and time as mantra extraordinaire Thomas Ashley-Farrand whose teachings first opened her heart to the great possibilities of mantra. After Amanda began experimenting with the practice, magical and powerful shifts begin to take place in her life. In 2011, upon returning home from a pilgrimage to India, she began leading her first series of mantra workshops embarking on a rich an rewarding path between teacher and student.
From that point onward she continues to develop mantra workshops for all points of study from advanced yoga training courses to introductory level students. She has taught throughout India, The United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico giving proof that mantra is for everyone.
Amanda loves witnessing the transformation in her students when they begin chanting their way to liberation. She feels blessed to help guide people along the lighted path of mantra, meditation and manifestation.... See MoreSee Less
The Shamanic Healing Night is a transformative healing night brought to you by us, a collective of visionary healers from the Golden Drum community.
Healing is a call from within to explore the heart, and the awakening and deepening of our capacity to love and care for ourselves and others.
In each session, we will offer a specially curated program of healing modalities and traditions creating unique experience that inspires healing, induces relaxation, supports growth, and transforms perception.
Be it with essential oils and sound baths, Shamanic healing, acupuncture, tarot, reiki, or lightwork and elixirs, we collectively meditate on how best to serve your hearts with ours. Join us on Friday, January 27th from 7:00-9:00 pm for OPENING, our maiden voyage.
The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at the center of ceremonies held by people all over the world. The shamanic drum is used to communicate with the Spirit and to connect our hearts with the heartbeat of the Earth. It is a powerful medicine that heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit.
In this workshop we will come together in a sacred space to create our own ceremonial drums and learn a frame drum-tying technique that we received from our communities spiritual leader and elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino.
We will be making one-sided hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple and elk, buffalo or deer hide, and sinew.
**In this special class we will give our students the option of dying their hide in natural indigo dye. You do not need to dye your drum, but please do notify us if you would like to do this.
The creation of the drum is a prayer and a ceremony in itself. We will work with our drums as a visioning meditation for our lives and our paths, so that our thoughts and intentions remain in a high vibration as we create the drums and through that process they become part of the drums. During that time we will share and listen to sacred songs from different Native traditions. Making your own personal drum is a sacred journey and the power of making something like this with your own hands is incredible, it becomes an extension of your own heart & mind.
Donation amount and more info on the website. $35 additional cost for Indigo Dye
We are honored to be hosting an evening concert of cedar flute and spoken word with Tiokasin Ghosthorse, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota. He has been a major figure in preserving and reviving the cedar wood flute tradition and has combined “spoken word” and music in performances since childhood. Tiokasin also has a long history with indigenous activism and advocacy. An international speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspectives, he recently was awarded Staten Island’s Peacemaker Award for 2013. His words of Indigenous insight and global concern are offered though the experience of "one Lakota living in one world".
You are invited to the Ark for a showing and sale of spectacular visionary art, clothing, ceremonial items, and jewelry from the Peruvian Amazon, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Egypt. We will have various indigenous musical instruments such as handcrafted didgeridoos, ceremonial rattles and custom-painted shamanic drums. There will also be rare harmonic steel-tongue Rav drums and professional quality handpans (commonly referred to as Hang Drums for sale) that are impossible to find in any store in the United States.
Entrance is FREE. Homemade vegetarian food and drink will be available for purchase.
The work of Alfredo Zagaceta and Moises Llerena, two master visionary painters from the Peruvian Amazon, will be on display and for sale. Alfredo and Moises visited our community last year and were trained from their teenage years onwards by the legendary shaman and world famous painter, Pablo Amaringo, in the unique visionary and mystical style of neo-amazonian art. We have a large number of Alfredo and Moises's original paintings and many beautiful prints available for purchase.
To view photos of some of the items we have avalable for purchase, visit the Woven Visions Art Store:
Join us for a fun and delicious afternoon learning the basics of raw chocolate preparation with Jerry "Moon" Murtagh, founder and chief chocolatier of Moonlight Chocolate. Give a gift this Valentine's Day that's truly from your heart: your own homemade gourmet, raw chocolate!
Raw chocolate opens the heart and brings warm feelings of positivity, creativity, and joy. A natural antidepressant, cacao contains anadamide "the bliss molecule" and phenethylamine which triggers the release of endorphins. It is rich in magnesium, which is a necessary nutrient for heart health. Cacao, from which all chocolate is made, is world-renowned for its heart-opening properties and heavenly taste.
In this hands-on class, you will:
- Learn how to make gourmet raw chocolate in your own kitchen - Understand the health benefits of raw chocolate, the heart-opening properties of cacao, and "tools of the trade" secrets for handcrafting pure yumminess! - Taste each of the organic and raw ingredients and craft them into fine chocolate - Create your own box of chocolate hearts for yourself or that special someone
No prior experience is necessary. Participants will leave with the knowledge of how to make the most amazing chocolate at home and their own box of chocolate hearts. Additional ingredients, chocolates, and professional molds will be available for purchase.
Hej, witajcie! Mamy nowiny w sprawie Festiwalu Heart&Mind w Warszawie. Udało nam się znaleźć świetne, nowe miejsce na festiwal - bardzo się z tego cieszymy 🙂 Miejsce idealnie nadaje się do naszych działań jednak wymaga jeszcze sporo pracy. Dlatego zdecydowaliśmy się przenieść festiwal na rok 2017. Dzięki temu przekierujemy naszą energię w przygotowanie lokalizacji spełniającej potrzeby festiwalu i uczestników 🙂 Zatem prace nad samym festiwalem nie ustają - zostańcie z nami 🙂
*** Czy wiecie, że festiwal Heart&Mind ma już 5 lat? My już szykujemy jubileusz i cieszymy się na spotkanie starych przyjaciół oraz nowych uczestników naszego festiwalu! W tym roku spotykamy się pod Warszawą, w zupełnie nowej scenerii - będzie zielono i będzie pachniało lasem i łąką! Jak co roku, z czterech stron świata przybędą ludzie tradycji, wiedzy i sztuki, by przez trzy letnie dni wspólnie swiętować budzącą się nową świadomość!
Zgodzili sie być z nami znowu: wspaniały muzyk, multiinstrumentalista i nauczyciel - Tito la Rosa oraz główny wizjoner Festiwalu - Maestro Manuel. Będą kochani przyjaciele z tradycji Majów i przyjaciele z USA, ale również zupełnie nowi goście! Będziemy uchylać rąbka tajemnicy stopniowo, ale jedno jest pewne - nie zawiedziecie się! 🙂
PIERWSZY DZIEŃ POŚWIĘCIMY TYLKO KOBIETOM, zapraszając je do świętowania i dzielenia się swoję mocą i pięknem! Chcemy, aby był to dar od kobiet dla kobiet, więc liczne warsztaty i zajęcia - rękodzieła, muzyki, tańca, medytacji i inne - poprowadzą zaproszone nauczycielki, szamanki, mniszki, artystki, dule, polożne, psycholożki, działaczki, a wieczorem spotkamy się na wielkim zgromadzeniu kobiet - przy śpiewie, muzyce i ogniu.
Kolejne dni, podobnie jak w latach ubiegłych, pełne będą ceremonii, warsztatów, wykładow i muzyki, i otwarte dla wszystkich bez względu na płeć i wiek. A wszystko to w pieknej letniej atmosferze!
Kochani, mamy nadzieję, że przybędziecie jeszcze liczniej niż w ubiegłych latach, że wesprzecie nasze przedsięwzięcie dobrą myślą, modlitwą i działaniem. Będziemy na bieżąco informować Was o przygotowaniach, będziemy, jak co roku, zapraszać wolontariuszy, kucharzy, wystawców i innych wspólpracowników. Jesteśmy w kontakcie!... See MoreSee Less