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

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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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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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
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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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Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Feb 2, 7:00pm - Feb 2, 10:00pm

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

Cacao is an ancient medicine used by the Maya and other American peoples for purification and connecting to the heart. In this musical Cacao Ceremony, led by the members of Dream Seed, we will provide an authentic ritual cacao drink, made from pure cacao from Guatemala. Then we will embark on a 2-hour shamanic sound journey to help bring peace and healing to our hearts and minds. This will be a ceremonial Dream Seed, which will consist of a larger amount of participants than normal, and a more engaged, sitting meditation journey. All proceeds from this event will go towards the recording of Dream Seed’s forthcoming studio album.

Dream Seed is a shamanic sound 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.

Cost: $35
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Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Feb 2, 7:00pm - Feb 2, 10:00pm

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

Cacao is an ancient medicine used by the Maya and other American peoples for purification and connecting to the heart. In this musical Cacao Ceremony, led by the members of Dream Seed, we will provide an authentic ritual cacao drink, made from pure cacao from Guatemala. Then we will embark on a 2-hour shamanic sound journey to help bring peace and healing to our hearts and minds. This will be a ceremonial Dream Seed, which will consist of a larger amount of participants than normal, and a more engaged, sitting meditation journey. All proceeds from this event will go towards the recording of Dream Seed’s forthcoming studio album.

Dream Seed is a shamanic sound 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.

Cost: $35
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Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Feb 2, 7:00pm - Feb 2, 10:00pm

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

Cacao is an ancient medicine used by the Maya and other American peoples for purification and connecting to the heart. In this musical Cacao Ceremony, led by the members of Dream Seed, we will provide an authentic ritual cacao drink, made from pure cacao from Guatemala. Then we will embark on a 2-hour shamanic sound journey to help bring peace and healing to our hearts and minds. This will be a ceremonial Dream Seed, which will consist of a larger amount of participants than normal, and a more engaged, sitting meditation journey. All proceeds from this event will go towards the recording of Dream Seed’s forthcoming studio album.

Dream Seed is a shamanic sound 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.

Cost: $35
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Kundalini Yoga & Sound Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Sound Meditation

Jan 31, 7:00pm - Jan 31, 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.
... See MoreSee Less

Shamanic Sound Meditation with Jerry Walsh and Xango Shola

Shamanic Sound Meditation with Jerry Walsh and Xango Shola

Jan 30, 7:00pm - Jan 30, 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/

Xango Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; an NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple ofMaestro 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.
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The Anthropocentric West: A Lakota Perspective

The Anthropocentric West: A Lakota Perspective

Jan 28, 6:00pm - Jan 28, 9:00pm

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

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".

Cost: $25
Vegan meal available: $10

To Register:
www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/1/28/evening-with-tiokasin-ghosthorse
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HEART of the Earth: DRUM Making Ceremony (Blue Healing Drum)

HEART of the Earth: DRUM Making Ceremony (Blue Healing Drum)

Jan 28, 10:00am - Jan 28, 7:00pm

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

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

REGISTRATION ENDLINE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
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Shamanic Healing Night

Shamanic Healing Night

Jan 27, 7:00pm - Jan 27, 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 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.

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

To register:
www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/1/27/the-anahata-sessions-a-healing-salon
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Lunation: A New Moon in Aquarius Shakti Transmission

Lunation: A New Moon in Aquarius Shakti Transmission

Jan 26, 7:30pm - Jan 27, 9:15pm

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

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.

Cost: $25
To Register:
www.goldendrum.org/calendar-1/2017/1/26/lunation-a-new-moon-in-aquarius-shakti-transmission
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Mantra Sadhana: An Active Vibration Meditation

Mantra Sadhana: An Active Vibration Meditation

Jan 26, 7:30pm - Jan 26, 9:00pm

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

“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.
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Sacred SONG STUDY with Brooke Hamre Gillespie

Sacred SONG STUDY with Brooke Hamre Gillespie

Jan 25, 7:00pm - Jan 25, 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:)

Sliding Scale $10-$20
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Kundalini Yoga & Sound Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Sound Meditation

Jan 24, 7:00pm - Jan 24, 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 lead through a kriya sequence and then we will finish the class 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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BEADING on the LOOM of TIME with Brooke FlyingBear Gillespie

BEADING on the LOOM of TIME with Brooke "FlyingBear" Gillespie

Jan 23, 7:00pm - Jan 23, 10:00pm

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

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.

3 Hour Class
$65.00
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 19, 7:30pm - Jan 19, 9:30pm

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

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 19, 7:30pm - Jan 19, 9:30pm

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

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 19, 7:30pm - Jan 19, 9:30pm

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

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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