Past Featured Events

Urban Didgeridoo Retreat NYC: Full Day Workshop on January 7, 2017, 10am-5pm

Welcome to the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat, a full day of empowering didgeridoo and world music workshops to expand your mind and inspire your music...
didgeridoo mountain retreat upstate new york lewis burns

The Didgeridoo Mountain Retreat Aug. 5-8, 2016 with Lewis Burns, Adèle and Zalem, Maestro...

Stay tuned for details on our 2017 event! THE DIDGERIDOO MOUNTAIN RETREAT FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 - 7 , 2016  DIDGE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LEWIS...

All Past Events

Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Apr 11, 7:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Tuesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11, 7-9pm

Welcome to our Spring 2017 Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop. Together, we will dive into ancient rhythms and melodies from around the world. We will become in touch with our inner musicians through movement, vocalization and rhythm-development exercises. Adam's approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and melodic vocabulary that will take students on a journey through the musical traditions of the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments. There will be high quality instruments available for purchase, and student instruments to practice on during the workshops.

Cost:
All 3-classes = $90
Single Class = $35

About Adam Maalouf:

As a specialist in pantam, cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly with his original project, Adam Maalouf & The Tribe and will be releasing a new record entitled "Flight" this coming April.

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages. Find more info at www.adammaalouf.com
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Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Apr 11, 7:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Tuesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11, 7-9pm

Welcome to our Spring 2017 Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop. Together, we will dive into ancient rhythms and melodies from around the world. We will become in touch with our inner musicians through movement, vocalization and rhythm-development exercises. Adam's approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and melodic vocabulary that will take students on a journey through the musical traditions of the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments. There will be high quality instruments available for purchase, and student instruments to practice on during the workshops.

Cost:
All 3-classes = $90
Single Class = $35

About Adam Maalouf:

As a specialist in pantam, cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly with his original project, Adam Maalouf & The Tribe and will be releasing a new record entitled "Flight" this coming April.

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages. Find more info at www.adammaalouf.com
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24 interested  ·  5 going
Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Apr 11, 7:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Tuesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11, 7-9pm

Welcome to our Spring 2017 Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop. Together, we will dive into ancient rhythms and melodies from around the world. We will become in touch with our inner musicians through movement, vocalization and rhythm-development exercises. Adam's approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and melodic vocabulary that will take students on a journey through the musical traditions of the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments. There will be high quality instruments available for purchase, and student instruments to practice on during the workshops.

Cost:
All 3-classes = $90
Single Class = $35

About Adam Maalouf:

As a specialist in pantam, cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly with his original project, Adam Maalouf & The Tribe and will be releasing a new record entitled "Flight" this coming April.

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages. Find more info at www.adammaalouf.com
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Mantra Sadhana: An Active Vibration Meditation

Mantra Sadhana: An Active Vibration Meditation

Mar 23, 7:30pm - Mar 23, 9:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

“You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” ― Amit Ray

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.

$10-$20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Shamanic Healing Night

Shamanic Healing Night

Mar 23, 6:30pm - Mar 23, 8:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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, which will create a unique experience inspiring healing, inducing relaxation, supporting growth, and transforming 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.

Event Price:
$30 in advance, $40 at the door.

www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/3/23/shamanic-healing-night
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Mar 21, 7:00pm - Mar 21, 8:15pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The objective of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken the full potential of every person and help them become more aware of the unlimited Self. It is meant to clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.

$10

FIRST CLASS FREE!

7 interested  ·  3 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Mar 19, 7:00pm - Mar 20, 12:00am

The dhyana Center
186 N Main St
Sebastopol, CA  95472 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
dhyanacenter.com

Bio
Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Spring Equinox Celebration

Spring Equinox Celebration

Mar 18, 5:00pm - Mar 18, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The NYC Chapter of the Universal Initiatic College is celebrating Spring with a free open house featuring Maestro Manuel Rufino and special guest Raghunath Cappo.

Maestro Manuel Rufino and Raghunath Cappo, through talk and music, will share ancient wisdom like how to access cosmic doorways such as the Spring Equinox, and how to make beneficial changes.

Vegetarian food by Jungle Cafe will be available for $10 a plate, and consciously handcrafted and local and global goods will be for sale. Entrance to the event is free.

The Universal Initiatic College is an organization whose purpose is the cause of peace, self realization and spiritual growth. The non-religious, non-partisan group studies sacred traditions from around the world; preserves culture, such as art, health, dance, and sciences like astrology and Kabbalah, Mayan yoga and more. The school hosts free events at the beginning of each season.

About the presenters:
Maestro Manuel Rufino is an artist and recognized elder in the Taino tradition. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world.

Raghunath Cappo, co-founder of Supersoul Yoga and Supersoul Farm, is a storyteller, Vedic and Bhagavad Gita wisdom keeper and kirtanist, who focuses on service and awakening one person at a time through the ancient science of yoga.
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Drukmo & Adrian: Tibetan Mantra Healing

Drukmo & Adrian: Tibetan Mantra Healing

Mar 11, 7:00pm - Mar 11, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

We are very happy to welcome Drukmo Gyal from Tibet and Adrian DiMatteo from New York to Golden Drum on March 11th for all of us to experience beautiful Mantra Meditation and the spiritual sound of music.

Mantra means mind protection. Drukmo Gyal is from the Northeastern part of Tibet - from a yogi family where mantra, yoga, and meditation were shared through her family lineage. With support from the Tibetan yogi community, Drukmo Gyal has practiced mantras with ancient melodies. She began singing publicly in 2008, and achieved top 40 in a Chinese national singing contest in 2010, but due to her university studies drew back from a possible singing career. She went to Europe in 2014, published her first album “Purification Voice Of Tibet” in Spain (2015), and started touring European countries, Russia, Malaysia, and China with local musicians, not only in concert halls but also in hospitals, disability centers, and senior homes.

Her second album “Tibetan Mantra Healing” was released in April 2016 and is an ancient healing system the belongs to Traditional Tibetan Medicine. She has studied Traditional Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and teaches the Tibetan art of mantra healing all over the world.

Adrian DiMatteo is a guitarist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist from New York. He received formal training in jazz performance, music theory, and history from the Eastman School of Music. Now he studies sacred songs and mantras from around the world, and the science of sound healing. He recently developed Guitar Handbook, a chord learning app for aspiring guitarists of all levels. He also teaches music and practices music therapy.

www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/3/11/drukmo-adrian-tibetan-mantra-healing
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Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Mar 10, 9:15am - Mar 10, 10:30am

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Golden Drum is excited to present weekly Hatha vinyasa classes with Awakenmyheart's founder, Alyona. Through alignment, creative flow, and breath-centered rhythm, we will awaken the energy within. Her classes aim to empower, unite the heart and mind, and open the connection to the earth and cosmos.

Alyona Mindlin is an international yoga teacher with 25 years of movement background. She teaches creative alignment based flow that inspires awareness, precision, and connection to the heart. She studies shamanism with Maestro Manuel Rufino and yoga with Nikki Costello. Kula Yoga Project and Golden Drum are her yoga homes in NYC where she practices, teaches and sees private clients. Alyona leads workshops; yoga teacher trainings and Shamanic Thai massage trainings. Her classes will inspire joy, peaceful stillness, and a deeper appreciation for life.

Alyona has taught for 10 years predominantly in NYC. She has traveled to teach worldwide and has lived in Tulum, Mexico and Maui, Hawaii.

Cost: $20.
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Mar 7, 7:00pm - Mar 7, 8:15pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The objective of Kundalini is to awaken the full potential of every person and help them become more aware of the unlimited Self. It is meant to clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.

$10

FIRST CLASS FREE!

Laura Krassner (Dharam Dhyan Kaur) is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She completed her Level 1 Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India in 2012 with Golden Bridge Yoga and has traveled to Europe and the Middle East to complete Level 2 and 3 training courses in Authentic Relationships and the 21 Stages of Meditation. Laura is a member of the Golden Drum community and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful.
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Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Mar 1, 2:00pm - Mar 1, 3:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:)

WE WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMING THIS CLASS AGAIN UNTIL APRIL.

REGISTRATION DONATION FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE COLLECTED IN PERSON.

$10-$20 Suggested Donation (cash only please)
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Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Mar 1, 2:00pm - Mar 1, 3:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:)

WE WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMING THIS CLASS AGAIN UNTIL APRIL.

REGISTRATION DONATION FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE COLLECTED IN PERSON.

$10-$20 Suggested Donation (cash only please)
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22 interested  ·  2 going
Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Mar 1, 2:00pm - Mar 1, 3:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:)

WE WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMING THIS CLASS AGAIN UNTIL APRIL.

REGISTRATION DONATION FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE COLLECTED IN PERSON.

$10-$20 Suggested Donation (cash only please)
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22 interested  ·  2 going
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Feb 28, 7:00pm - Feb 28, 8:15pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The objective of Kundalini is to awaken the full potential of every person and help them become more aware of the unlimited Self. It is meant to clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.

$10

FIRST CLASS FREE!

Laura Krassner (Dharam Dhyan Kaur) is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She completed her Level 1 Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India in 2012 with Golden Bridge Yoga and has traveled to Europe and the Middle East to complete Level 2 and 3 training courses in Authentic Relationships and the 21 Stages of Meditation. Laura is a member of the Golden Drum community and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful.
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Lunation: New Moon Solar Eclipse Kundalini Shakti Transmission

Lunation: New Moon Solar Eclipse Kundalini Shakti Transmission

Feb 26, 1:00pm - Feb 26, 3:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Lunation is back under the beautiful New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces. The future is looking bright with this harmonious eclipse. Pisces, the most watery of all water signs and ruled by the planet Neptune, summons us to BELIEVE - believe in our bright future. Solar Eclipses are very potent New Moons that generally happen every 6 months. Astrologically this is recognized as a time of powerful change, and new beginnings in specific areas of our lives. These changes build up 6 weeks before and play out during the following 6 month period leading up to the next one.

Pisces is associated with the part of us that wants to escape the ordinary world. It is the spiritual and psychic energy separate from the physical realm. It is the spiritual interconnection between everybody, the unconscious, the oneness of the collective emotional-spiritual body. Meditation, dreams, tranquility, imagination, creativity and spiritual healing are all positive expressions of Piscean energy. With this positive energy and the previous lunar eclipse energy, we can create a future that allows us to follow our hopes and dreams with belief that the good fortune and happiness found in following our dreams has the potential to be substantial and prevail. During this heightened energy, we will use Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan to allow us to open up into the Piscean flow of believing, along with a New Moon Ritual to help us tap into what we want to create for the next 6 months with clarity. Come as you are. Receive what you need.

Please, if you feel called, bring something sacred for the altar and a journal.

Cost: $25

www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/2/26/lunation-new-moon-solar-eclipse-kundalini-shakti-transmis...
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Mantra Sadhana: An Active Vibration Meditation

Mantra Sadhana: An Active Vibration Meditation

Feb 23, 7:30pm - Feb 23, 9:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

“Just see how powerful a mantra can be. All the stars and the Universe are very powerful, I am not disagreeing with the powers. But, by chanting a mantra, just see how powerful you can be.” - Yogi Bhajan

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.

$10-$20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Teacher's Bio:
Laura Krassner (Dharam Dhyan Kaur)

Laura Krassner (Dharam Dhyan Kaur), is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She completed her Level 1 Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India in 2012 with Golden Bridge Yoga and has traveled to Europe and the Middle East to complete training courses in Authentic Relationships and the 21 Stages of Meditation. Laura is an active member of the Golden Drum community and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful to.
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Kundalini Yoga & Sound Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Sound Meditation

Feb 21, 7:00pm - Feb 21, 8:15pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Come join us this week for a special Kundalini yoga class and sound meditation. Participants will be led through a kriya sequence and meditation paired with an immersive sound experience provided by members of the Golden Drum community.

The objective of Kundalini is to awaken the full potential of every person and help them become more aware of the unlimited Self. It is meant to clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.
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4 interested  ·  2 going
Shamanic Healing Night

Shamanic Healing Night

Feb 20, 7:00pm - Feb 20, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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, which will create a unique experience inspiring healing, inducing relaxation, supporting growth, and transforming 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.

Event Price:
$30 in advance, $40 at the door.

www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/2/20/shamanic-healing-night
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We Are Water | Emergency Relief Fundraiser for Standing Rock

We Are Water | Emergency Relief Fundraiser for Standing Rock

Feb 16, 7:30pm - Feb 16, 10:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

With the easement having passed for the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction, our National water supply faces an imminent threat. The threat is manifold because pipelines have been built and continue to be built all over the country.

In lieu of recent events, we would like to stand in solidarity with the water protectors through an emergency relief fundraiser event. The purpose of this evening is to raise funds to send to the front lines at Standing Rock and the water protectors and awareness about what is happening here and what we can do to prevent it.

Golden Drum invites you to join us for an evening of music, meditation, community, charity, and education to fundraise in support of Standing Rock and Water Protectors. Learn first hand about what is happening at Standing Rock and how you can prevent this in your local community from panelists Bethany Yarrow, Water Activist; Leo Red Warrior, Standing Rock Sioux; and Other special guests. There will be music by Bethany and Rufus and special guests to be announced shortly as well as a community water blessing.

Your support and attendance either in person or through our online live stream is what will make this event powerful and an effective fundraiser.

There will be a meal available for purchase as well as drinks and snacks.

There will be a link for the live stream on Golden Drum’s Facebook page.

Cost: $25
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Open Your Heart to Love: A Valentines Day Kundalini Yoga Class

Open Your Heart to Love: A Valentine's Day Kundalini Yoga Class

Feb 14, 7:00am - Feb 14, 8:15pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

"Life is a constant flow of love, only your participation is required." - Yogi Bhajan

Come join us for a very special Valentine's Day class. We will learn a special meditation to heal the wounds of love. It will take you out of the normal internal chatter and emotional games of the mind and purify, align and strengthen your heart and soul.

Tea and Moonlight Chocolate will be served at the end of class!

$10 - $20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The objective of Kundalini is to awaken the full potential of every person and help them become more aware of the unlimited Self. It is meant to clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.
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Raw Chocolate Making Class with Jerry Moon Murtagh

Raw Chocolate Making Class with Jerry "Moon" Murtagh

Feb 12, 3:00pm - Feb 12, 6:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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.

Cost $35.00
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Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Feb 8, 7:00pm - Feb 8, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:)

**This event will be livestreamed on Youtube Live. Donate to receive your access code.

Donation suggested $10-20

Teacher Bio

Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; a NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Shola’s mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the pas t 9 years; she has been given the permission and blessing by the elders of the Taino, Huichol, and Mexica traditions to travel the world and share this work.

She is the director of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.

Shola is a community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions.
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Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Feb 8, 7:00pm - Feb 8, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:)

**This event will be livestreamed on Youtube Live. Donate to receive your access code.

Donation suggested $10-20

Teacher Bio

Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; a NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Shola’s mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the pas t 9 years; she has been given the permission and blessing by the elders of the Taino, Huichol, and Mexica traditions to travel the world and share this work.

She is the director of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.

Shola is a community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions.
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11 interested  ·  3 going
Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Feb 8, 7:00pm - Feb 8, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:)

**This event will be livestreamed on Youtube Live. Donate to receive your access code.

Donation suggested $10-20

Teacher Bio

Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; a NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Shola’s mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the pas t 9 years; she has been given the permission and blessing by the elders of the Taino, Huichol, and Mexica traditions to travel the world and share this work.

She is the director of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.

Shola is a community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions.
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Ivelisse Olmo

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Ivelisse Olmo

Feb 7, 7:00pm - Feb 7, 8:15pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The objective of Kundalini is to awaken the full potential of every person and help them become more aware of the unlimited Self. It is meant to clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.

Cost: $10 at door

11 interested  ·  2 going
Shamanic Sound Meditation with Jerry Walsh and Ixchel Prisma

Shamanic Sound Meditation with Jerry Walsh and Ixchel Prisma

Feb 6, 7:00pm - Feb 6, 9:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

This shamanic sound meditation ceremony will incorporate indigenous elements, musical instruments, and songs from shamanic cultures across the world including didgeridoo, Tuvan throat singing, South American Icaros, Native American medicine songs and flutes, jawharps, Koshi chimes, Tibetan singing bowls, Arican kalimba, ngoni, and Hang Drum all combined and layered through a electronic loop station interface while various healing herbs and incenses are burned.

The meditation will begin with a guided instruction while teachings from various traditions from all over the world (Buddhist, Taoist, Shamanic, Hindu and indigenous) will be given interwoven with the music and sounds.

About the Facilitators:

Jerry Walsh has been a student of the dharma for the past eight years and a vipassana meditator nearly six years. Jerry has also been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino for four years, studying the sacred traditions of humanity focusing primarily on the shamanic traditions of the Indigenous cultures of the Americas. He is a member of the Golden Drum sound meditation ensemble, Dream Seed, and has travelled to over twenty-five different countries on five continents, spending a full year studying Buddhism and Himalayan culture in India, Nepal, and Bhutan from 2010-2011. He currently works with BEAT NYC, a non-profit that teaches Hip-Hop and Beatboxing in NYC public schools. He is a founding member of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation 501 (c) 3 and the Ark in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where he resides with the Golden Drum community.

Jerry is a musician, vocalist, and beatboxer mixing ancient instruments and techniques such as the didgeridoo, Peruvian pan flute, Native American Flute, hang drum (handpan), and Tuvan throat singing with experimental hip-hop rhythms and lyrics revolving around mysticism and social activism. He has performed and taught at Sonic Bloom Festival, Gratitude Festival, Mysteryland Festival in Chile, Unifier Festival, Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and Cosmic Convergence Festival in Guatemala performing solo and in collaboration with Merkaba (Kalya Scintilla) and Srikalogy. He was recently filmed performing original music with the Hang drum for the critically-acclaimed Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.

www.jerrywalshsound.com/

Ixchel Prisma is a vocalist, song writer, and sound healer who brings the medicine of beauty and vibrancy through her music. Subtle electronic sounds and acoustic instrumentals are blended together with uplifting lyrics, wide ranging vocals, and poetry, submerging listeners into a full spectrum experience. In addition to writing her own material, Ixchel has also been studying and singing sacred healing songs from many indigenous cultures for many years. The intention of her music is to facilitate opening through movement in combination with the medicine of prayer, intention and sound. She has been performing since childhood, and studying indigenous music culture and sound healing for 5 years. Ixchel has performed at West Coast transformational festivals, local events, and private shows for the over 6 years. She is currently in collaboration with several influential music producers and musicians, including Desert Dwellers, Shaman's Dream, Dream Seed, and Jerry Walsh. Her offerings vary from acoustic performance, sound healing, song circles, and live electronic fusion dance sets.

You can listen to her new full length album at:

www.soundcloud.com/ixchelprisma
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Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market and Gallery

Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market and Gallery

Feb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

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:

www.facebook.com/Woven-Visions-Art-844417902345202/
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Cura Drama: An Evening with Maestro Manuel Rufino (+ livestream)

Cura Drama: An Evening with Maestro Manuel Rufino (+ livestream)

Feb 3, 7:30pm - Feb 3, 10:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

This event is also available through YouTube Live! Sign up through our website.

What is Cura Drama?

The drama of being angry all the time. The drama of feeling sorry for yourself. The drama of always being the victim.

In this lecture with Maestro Manuel Rufino, we will explore TANTRUM YOGA: the yoga of overcoming your drama. He will share various ways you can liberate yourself from daily obstacles that prevent growth in your life. We will have ample time for questions and conversation. Tea and light snacks and music will be offered throughout the evening.

ATTEND REMOTELY:
This lecture will be streaming live on YouTube. To particpate online, please register for "Online Livestream" at the ticketing page on sacredartsresearch.org and a link will be emailed out to you 30 minutes prior to the event.

Ticket: $20
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Cura Drama: An Evening with Maestro Manuel Rufino (+ livestream)

Cura Drama: An Evening with Maestro Manuel Rufino (+ livestream)

Feb 3, 7:30pm - Feb 3, 10:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

This event is also available through YouTube Live! Sign up through our website.

What is Cura Drama?

The drama of being angry all the time. The drama of feeling sorry for yourself. The drama of always being the victim.

In this lecture with Maestro Manuel Rufino, we will explore TANTRUM YOGA: the yoga of overcoming your drama. He will share various ways you can liberate yourself from daily obstacles that prevent growth in your life. We will have ample time for questions and conversation. Tea and light snacks and music will be offered throughout the evening.

ATTEND REMOTELY:
This lecture will be streaming live on YouTube. To particpate online, please register for "Online Livestream" at the ticketing page on sacredartsresearch.org and a link will be emailed out to you 30 minutes prior to the event.

Ticket: $20
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