“Mythology is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.” – Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
They say when an elder dies in South Africa it is as if a library is burned as their culture is passed through an oral tradition. Storytelling is an ancient practice used in all cultures that speaks through metaphor and archetype in order to point spiritual seekers to the divine within.
This class teaches meditation through ancient stories and myths from spiritual traditions around the world. Live music using eclectic and rare instruments will be used at specific moments to create atmosphere and support the narration. Each class will focus on several specific myths and traditions while practical instruction on the technique and path of sitting meditation is provided. Stories and teachings will be drawn from:
The Ogala Sioux and Black Elk The Blackfeet Nation The Pawnee Nation Zen Buddhism and Vipassana meditation Hinduism Greek Mythology Plato and Socrates Existential Philosophy (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Camus, and Sartre) The Yoruba Religion from Africa Ancient Egypt The Teachings of Christ The Tarot Deck and more Teacher Bio:
Jerry Walsh has been a student of the dharma for the past nine years and a vipassana meditator over six years. Jerry has also been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino for six 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 traveled 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.
Here we will explore Tea as medicine; a spirit of Nature manifested through a Leaf and awakened by hot water. This ceremony is a dance between the elements, a sensory exploration of presence, where everything is connected by space. We will spend most of the sit sharing tea together in silence and the space will then be opened for a few moments of reflection.
Cha Dao "The Way of Tea" is a practice that comes from ancient Chinese lineage. It has been used since its discovery by the Daoists and Sages as a form of medicine and a way to cultivate awakened presence, sustaining long states of meditation.
As radiant beings, we are made of energy. We glow with light, emitting a subtle frequency. We often go about our day to day unaware of our energy, unknowingly picking up the vibrations and projections of the world around us. When disconnected from our source energy, feelings of uneasiness can arise. Breathwork is an active meditation used to move stagnant energy and release blockages, allowing us to connect deeply with our own source vibration.
Breathing is one of our most basic and essential activities. The practice of deep, conscious breathing can aid in cleansing the mind and body of toxic build-up, allowing us to tap into our intuitive intelligence. By accessing the subconscious, the breath opens the channel to our high self, enriching our true spiritual nature while promoting feelings of joy, creativity, and overall well-being.
In the ceremony, we’ll begin with a heart expanding meditation to awaken our inner healer. We will use our breath as an experiential tool for self-exploration and healing by accessing surreal states of consciousness. With the use of essential oils and sacred herbs, I will hold space as you journey inward, channeling healing Reiki with a gentle touch.
Allow the thinking mind and mental chatter to dissolve as you explore the unknown set of a cosmically curated soundtrack. We’ll close with simple restorative movement and mantra to bring you home to the seat of the soul.
In preparation for breathwork, fasting for at least 2-3 hours before the session is recommended. Please wear comfortable clothing. Journals are strongly encouraged!
*** Siedeh Foxie is a Brooklyn based intuitive practicing shamanic healing through ancient traditions. Accessing a blend of energy modalities including breathwork, healing touch, sound vibration, and plant medicine, Siedeh holds space that allows connection to our inner wisdom; thereby gaining insight and clarity to empower profound shifts. Through studies of the Eastern principles of spirituality, with her roots in shamanism from South America, she believes that we all possess the unique abilities to heal ourselves, others and ultimately the world at large. She believes we are all intuitive beings equipped with the necessary tools we need to clear blockage, release trauma, balance energy, and restore harmony to fulfill our soul potential.
Each year during our December Winter Solstice we experience a GALACTIC ALIGNMENT of the Earth, Sun & Galactic Centre in the Astrological Sign of Sagittarius. This divine alignment occurs hours after the New Moon in Sagittarius, and the Portal stays open one day after the Winter Solstice on December 21st.
A power energetic Portal where the Galactic Centre (Milky Way), the universal evolutionary expression, the greater human evolutionary purpose becomes amplified. During this alignment, The Sun, The Moon, Venus, Saturn, and Mercury will be in truth stirring Sagittarius.
As we move inward into ourselves during the GALACTIC WINDOW these planetary forces create an INTENSITY to unveil our truth. During this portal our senses are heightened, the veil is thinned, your psychic awareness is enhanced it’s time to listen using our active listening skills to truly “hear” the whispering of the soul self and take conscious action will be the key.
Join fellow Sagittarian Abhaijot Kaur, KRI on Galactic Activation of deeply listening to the souls call as we prepare our DNA for its upgraded chemistry with Kundalini Shakti Transmission and a Transformative New Moon ritual connecting us to the breath of LIGHT. Come as you are, receive what you need.
*Please bring something sacred for the altar for activation if called, along with notebook or journal.... See MoreSee Less
Join us as we welcome back Brooke and Matt of Dream Seed from Brooklyn, NY's Golden Drum Healing Collective.
About the event:
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.
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.
Celebrate and honor the new moon time with a deep restorative yoga practice accompanied by the healing vibrations of live sitar. A restorative yoga practice during the New Moon and Vata phase of the lunar cycle is best for balancing an overworked mind, hormones, emotions and energy.
Once a month surrounding the new moon time at SARF we host a deep restorative practice as part of our Community Yoga series. A restorative practice is truly meant for any level of practitioner. Each pose is supported by props to create a safe and supported release. While in the postures you will be guided through easy breath meditation and live music.
This New Moon we are honored to have K.G. Westman playing live sitar. K.G. is one of Europe´s foremost sitar players in the field of north Indian classical and semi classical music.
Restorative Yoga is great for those who are: Wanting to slow things down Beginners Recovering from injury Pregnant and /or trying to conceive
SPACE IS LIMMITTED TO ONLY 15 PEOPLE DUE TO THE INTIMATE NATURE OF THIS CLASS. PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TODAY!... See MoreSee Less
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. You will have an opportunity to set a clear intention, recharge your energy, and explore the realm beyond the physical.
Ticket cost: $27
Dream Seed, featuring members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and Didge Project, is led by students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and the visionary who guides the Golden Drum community. He is a spiritual guide, a gifted ceremonial leader, and a teacher of sacred initiation traditions of the world. Dream Seed’s members include AJ Block, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, and Jerry Walsh. www.dreamseedsound.com... See MoreSee Less