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THE SACRED WOMAN - HEART & MIND FESTIVAL

Heart and Mind Festival presents: The Sacred Woman, June 14-15, NYC

The Heart and Mind Festival is honored to present The Sacred Woman, a special event to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the beauty and...
Heart & Mind Festival Presents: The Sacred Woman

Heart & Mind Festival Presents: The Sacred Woman

Jun 14, 4:00pm - Jun 15, 11:00pm

St. Paul & St. Andrew
263 West 86th Street
New York, NY  10024 Map

Heart and Mind Festival is honored to present The Sacred Woman, a special event to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the beauty and wisdom of the Divine Feminine. Join us as we explore the sacred woman through different global traditions with elders, teachers, indigenous wisdom keepers, artists, philosophers, and freethinkers from around the globe.

This event is by donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Reserve your ticket by clicking the donate button below. Your donation secures your ticket.

Featuring:

Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Paula Looking Horse

Deepak Chopra

Maestro Domingo Dias Porta and Maria Guadalupe Abundis de Dias

Grandmother Clara Soaring Hawk

Pualani Case

Teresa Bear Fox

Maestro Manuel Rufino

Joanne Shenandoah

Alex Grey and Allyson Grey

Rabbi Yom Tov

Tata Pedro Cruz Garcia and Nana Marina Cruz

Melanie Stoneman and MaryAnn Bear Heels

Kumu Hula Ali'i Kahuna Nui Ehulani

Yawa Bane Huni Kuin and Yube Huni Kuin

Tito La Rosa

Lama Aria Drolma

Kevin Nathaniel

More to be announced!

Through an interactive experience that will include sacred rituals, concerts, meditations, lectures, and panel discussions, attendees will learn about the presenters’ visions, wisdom, and ways of life. Join us in celebrating the Sacred Woman.

Co-presented with the Heart & Mind Festival, the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Movement of the American Indian Solar Culture (MAISC), Acción por la Unidad Mundial, and the Universal Initiatic College.

Sponsored by Seeding Sovereignty

SCHEDULE
***Please note that the schedule is subject to change***

Friday | June 14th
4:00 PM Doors Open

4:30 PM Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony with elders and representatives of the 6 Nations, Mohawk, Haudenosaunee, Sioux Nation Cheyenne River, Dakota Black Hills, Initiatic Tradition Venezuela, Aztec Tradition Mexico, Taino Tradition Dominican Republic, Wolf Clan Oneida Nation, Mayan Tz’utujil Guatemaya, Visionary Art Tradition USA, Sicangu Lakota South Dakota, Hawai’i, Huni Kuin & Kaxinawa Brazil, Jewish Tradition Israel, Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, African Tradition, Quechua Tradition Andes Peru offering a prayer and invocation to the Sacred Woman.

5:00 PM Deepak Chopra

5:35 PM The Sacred Woman Film

5:50 PM Kontiwennenhawi, Theresa Bear Fox & Sisters

6:15 PM Rabbi Yom Tov

6:50 PM Dinner Break

7:20 PM Alex & Allyson Grey

8:05 PM Joanne Shenandoah

8:50 PM Pualani Case

9:35 PM Kevin Nathaniel

***Please note that the schedule is subject to change***

Saturday | June 15th
10:30 AM Doors Open

11:05 AM Lama Aria Drolma

11:40 AM Sister Vivian & Don Papson

12:20 PM MaryAnn Bear Heels & Melaine Stoneman

1:10 PM Lunch & Market

1:45 PM Tata Pedro & Nana Marina Cruz

2:40 PM Yawa Bane & Yube Huni Kuin

3:30 PM Kuma Hula Ali’i Kahuna Nui Eluhani

4:15 PM Market Break

4:50 PM Kevin Nathaniel

5:15 PM Maestro Domingo Dias Porta & Sister Maria Guadalupe Abundis

6:00 PM Break & Announcements

6:20 PM Kontiwennenhawi, Theresa Bear Fox & Sisters

7:00 PM Chief Arvol Looking Horse & Paula Looking Horse

8:20 PM Awards

8:35 PM Break & Announcements

9:00 PM Tito La Rosa

9:45 PM Closing

*** Please note that the schedule is subject to change ***

Co-presented with Golden Drum, The Sacred Arts Research Foundation (SARF), Movement of the American Indian Solar Culture (MAISC), Acción por la Unidad Mundial, and the New York City Chapter of the Universal Initiatic College.
If you are unable to attend and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support the event, you may do so by clicking the donate button below. We thank you for your support!
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Meditation & Nejang Healing Yoga with Drukmo Gyal

Meditation & Nejang Healing Yoga with Drukmo Gyal

Jun 22, 11:30am - Jun 22, 5:30pm

Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St
New York, NY  10011 Map

THE POWER OF MANTRA HEALING

Mantra healing is the practice of using sound as a healing medium—the primordial sounds of nature, as well as divine words from the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. It is a powerful method for bringing balance to various diseases, restoring health, and protecting against future disease for oneself and others.

Drukmo Gyal Dakini, trained in the medical and yogic traditions of Tibet, will share the base theory behind Tibetan Mantra Healing in this intensive workshop. She will transmit 10 vital Tibetan healing mantras and explain how they can heal psychosomatic disorders according to Tibetan Medicine and spiritual healing system. A professional singer and humorous public speaker, she will share her healing melodies for participants to chant together as a group. The workshop will also include Nejang healing yoga, which incorporates breath and gentle movement, and can easily be practiced for self-care.


Join us for this rare and special event with Drukmo Gyal Dakini combining body, energy, and mind through mantra and meditation.

This workshop is open to all levels. You are invited to bring your own malas (prayer beads), but it is not required.

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Tickets: $120.00
Member Receive a Discount

For more information: therubin.org/2v7
To sign up for Rubin e-news: rma.cm/6j
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Meditation & Nejang Healing Yoga with Drukmo Gyal

Meditation & Nejang Healing Yoga with Drukmo Gyal

Jun 22, 11:30am - Jun 22, 5:30pm

Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St
New York, NY  10011 Map

THE POWER OF MANTRA HEALING

Mantra healing is the practice of using sound as a healing medium—the primordial sounds of nature, as well as divine words from the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. It is a powerful method for bringing balance to various diseases, restoring health, and protecting against future disease for oneself and others.

Drukmo Gyal Dakini, trained in the medical and yogic traditions of Tibet, will share the base theory behind Tibetan Mantra Healing in this intensive workshop. She will transmit 10 vital Tibetan healing mantras and explain how they can heal psychosomatic disorders according to Tibetan Medicine and spiritual healing system. A professional singer and humorous public speaker, she will share her healing melodies for participants to chant together as a group. The workshop will also include Nejang healing yoga, which incorporates breath and gentle movement, and can easily be practiced for self-care.


Join us for this rare and special event with Drukmo Gyal Dakini combining body, energy, and mind through mantra and meditation.

This workshop is open to all levels. You are invited to bring your own malas (prayer beads), but it is not required.

___________

Tickets: $120.00
Member Receive a Discount

For more information: therubin.org/2v7
To sign up for Rubin e-news: rma.cm/6j
To get member discounts, join here: rma.cm/gi
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The Vocal Kalimba - Circle Songs with Kevin Nathaniel

The Vocal Kalimba - Circle Songs with Kevin Nathaniel

Jun 28, 7:30pm - Jun 28, 9:30pm

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

A Community Music Healing Experience inspired by the circular music and rhythms of the kalimba

The Kalimba or Mbira is an instrument that lies at the crossroads of melody and rhythm, of color and design, flute and drum, much like a xylophone. Its design is almost always based on or reflective of a circle. Its playing is almost always a weave of interdependent, interlocking musical phrasings. It is a very ancient instrument of Africa, however, long before its development, as with most African instruments, there was vocal music that predated and influenced the way it would be arranged, tuned, and approached. In fact, if you asked elders in the southern African mbira traditions about the tuning of their mbira style, regardless of style, they will tell you that the low notes are the men’s and older people’s voices, the mid range notes are the women’s voices, and the high notes are the children’s voices. It is clear that the instrument is closely connected with the tradition of people gathering to sing together. It also clear that pathways are considered so that each one can contribute in a meaningful way. Design comes in the form of rhythm, synchronicity, and flowing open patterns of harmony. This workshop will focus both on pathways and resultant, egalitarian design. The experience of Ubuntu.

Oral traditions of southern Africa say that many thousands of years ago people did gather and sing polyphonic songs, as is still true today, sometimes accompanied by rattles or other percussion. This is a very ancient musical practice common to much of Africa, predating instruments. This kind of polyphonic “circle singing” is what led to the development of mbira and mbira music.

In this workshop, we will explore circle singing allowing for the influence of the rhythms and interlocking melodies of the kalimba. Allowing for synchronicity and flow to create paths for anyone, regardless of skill, to make meaningful contributions. Circle singing is for everyone. It may well be the most ancient of communal human musical activity. It is well-suited for the musically adept, the novice, and all between. Circle singing, at its highest calling, is a way of sharing music that invites and holds space for everyone to contribute in the spirit of community. It can reflect, project, and echoe a clear picture of a sustainable, thoughtful society. Circle singing often involves a circle formation in which several different but related parts or phrases are sung by participants in the circle to form a resultant whole. At times someone will suggest parts and “lead”, and while the singing incorporates improvisation and playfulness, it also demands precision analogous in ways to what happens in a drum circle or a symphony orchestra. Part of the demanding aspect of circle singing involves, as a path toward ever-developing more interesting songs, sometimes sounding just like instruments, or just like a well tuned choir, or any palate of sounds possible for the voice. It is a joyous activity, excluding no one, allowing anyone to engage where their own musicality can be utilized, challenged, or improved upon.

Circle singing was popularized and given new meaning and potential in recent decades by Bobby McFerrin, however, as mentioned, it has very ancient roots in southern African vocal music styles which birthed the kalimba or mbira. This workshop focuses on the African roots and influences which allow for, as with the kalimba, community interaction and creative input.

In this workshop we will explore the process of polyrhythm, rhythmic interlocking, and tonal awareness while also remaining free to explore, create, and experiment.
In essence, the kalimba and African rhythm serve as beautiful springboards from which to leap into new ideas.

We explore:

the higher purpose of circle singing

the possibilities

the healing capacity, uses, potential: medicinal, social, communal, individual, and more

the African concepts of ubuntu and sankofa, which apply directly to the workshop.

Suggested donation: $20
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The Vocal Kalimba - Circle Songs with Kevin Nathaniel

The Vocal Kalimba - Circle Songs with Kevin Nathaniel

Jun 28, 7:30pm - Jun 28, 9:30pm

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

A Community Music Healing Experience inspired by the circular music and rhythms of the kalimba

The Kalimba or Mbira is an instrument that lies at the crossroads of melody and rhythm, of color and design, flute and drum, much like a xylophone. Its design is almost always based on or reflective of a circle. Its playing is almost always a weave of interdependent, interlocking musical phrasings. It is a very ancient instrument of Africa, however, long before its development, as with most African instruments, there was vocal music that predated and influenced the way it would be arranged, tuned, and approached. In fact, if you asked elders in the southern African mbira traditions about the tuning of their mbira style, regardless of style, they will tell you that the low notes are the men’s and older people’s voices, the mid range notes are the women’s voices, and the high notes are the children’s voices. It is clear that the instrument is closely connected with the tradition of people gathering to sing together. It also clear that pathways are considered so that each one can contribute in a meaningful way. Design comes in the form of rhythm, synchronicity, and flowing open patterns of harmony. This workshop will focus both on pathways and resultant, egalitarian design. The experience of Ubuntu.

Oral traditions of southern Africa say that many thousands of years ago people did gather and sing polyphonic songs, as is still true today, sometimes accompanied by rattles or other percussion. This is a very ancient musical practice common to much of Africa, predating instruments. This kind of polyphonic “circle singing” is what led to the development of mbira and mbira music.

In this workshop, we will explore circle singing allowing for the influence of the rhythms and interlocking melodies of the kalimba. Allowing for synchronicity and flow to create paths for anyone, regardless of skill, to make meaningful contributions. Circle singing is for everyone. It may well be the most ancient of communal human musical activity. It is well-suited for the musically adept, the novice, and all between. Circle singing, at its highest calling, is a way of sharing music that invites and holds space for everyone to contribute in the spirit of community. It can reflect, project, and echoe a clear picture of a sustainable, thoughtful society. Circle singing often involves a circle formation in which several different but related parts or phrases are sung by participants in the circle to form a resultant whole. At times someone will suggest parts and “lead”, and while the singing incorporates improvisation and playfulness, it also demands precision analogous in ways to what happens in a drum circle or a symphony orchestra. Part of the demanding aspect of circle singing involves, as a path toward ever-developing more interesting songs, sometimes sounding just like instruments, or just like a well tuned choir, or any palate of sounds possible for the voice. It is a joyous activity, excluding no one, allowing anyone to engage where their own musicality can be utilized, challenged, or improved upon.

Circle singing was popularized and given new meaning and potential in recent decades by Bobby McFerrin, however, as mentioned, it has very ancient roots in southern African vocal music styles which birthed the kalimba or mbira. This workshop focuses on the African roots and influences which allow for, as with the kalimba, community interaction and creative input.

In this workshop we will explore the process of polyrhythm, rhythmic interlocking, and tonal awareness while also remaining free to explore, create, and experiment.
In essence, the kalimba and African rhythm serve as beautiful springboards from which to leap into new ideas.

We explore:

the higher purpose of circle singing

the possibilities

the healing capacity, uses, potential: medicinal, social, communal, individual, and more

the African concepts of ubuntu and sankofa, which apply directly to the workshop.

Suggested donation: $20
... See MoreSee Less

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