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Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering 2017 Highlights

On July 1, 2017 a group of 20 didgeridoo players gathered in New York City for Didge Project’s annual free event: The Central Park...
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The Tribal Rhythms Gathering, Aug. 17-20, 2017, with Lewis Burns, Nadishana, Maestro Manuel Rufino,...

THE TRIBAL RHYTHMS GATHERING 2017 THURS. AUG 17, 7PM - SUN. AUG. 20, 5PM DIDGERIDOO MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LEWIS BURNS ON SUN., AUG. 20. UPSTATE NEW...

Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering – July 1, 2017

THE CENTRAL PARK DIDGERIDOO GATHERING SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017, 11AM TO 2PM  DIDGERIDOO CLASSES WITH MEMBERS OF DIDGE PROJECT CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY Welcome to the...

Heart and Mind Festival: Voices of the Earth – June 16, 2017

In a time and place where humanity is at a crossroads, the Heart & Mind Festival has become a trusted ground for all people...

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...

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Seed Of Light: Shamanic Sunrise Dance

Seed Of Light: Shamanic Sunrise Dance

Dec 9, 10:00am - Dec 9, 1:00pm

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

“Seed of Light: Shamanic Sunrise Dance” features electronic dance music and live instrumentals, as we journey through the four elements of the medicine wheel. We will begin the dance with yogic movement to activate the energies of the body and then transition into shamanic world beat music that fades into a live Dream Seed sound meditation.

This is an intentional dance ritual, designed to journey through the layers of the self through ecstatic movement and connection with the body, breath, and sound. Dance your prayers in a safe and sacred container, and celebrate the beauty of the light of a new day with us!

Cost: $15 early bird/$20 at door
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Sitar Concert with KG Westman

Sitar Concert with KG Westman

Dec 8, 8:00pm - Dec 8, 10:00pm

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

Sacred Arts Research Foundation is honored to host Sitar player KG Westman and Tabla player Roshni Samlal for a magical evening of classical Indian music!

These musicians bring their deep understanding of Indian Classical Music to Brooklyn for an evening of high-energy meditative sounds.

December 8th, 2017
8pm - 10pm
Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green Street
$20 in Advance $30 at the door


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About K.G. Westman:

K.G. Westman is one of Europe´s foremost sitar players in the field of north Indian classical and semi classical music. As a senior disciple of Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami he has performed in India, Sri Lanka, Europe, USA and Russia as well as for radio and T.V.

Due to training in both Indian and western music, he also makes an excellent teacher and conductor of workshops regardless of the background of the participants.

K.G. Westman is one of the founders and main organizers of the Stockholm Sangeet Festival, Scandinavias most prestigious event for Indian classical music and dance, which has run for over a decade.

The interest in Indian music began when his father moved to Kerala in 1996. Already an accomplished guitar player and recording artist, he started to learn the basics of sitar technique, raag and taal in 2004 from Stian Grimstad. The following year K.G. took lessons from Anil Singh of Dharmashala. Returning the year after that, he was accepted as a student of Goswamiji and has since then returned to him every year for learning new ragas and to deepen the understanding of the art.

In 2017 the album Sonashish was released on the Kolkata label Bihaan Music.


About Roshni Samlal:

Roshni Samlal is a New York–based tabla player originating from Trinidad, WI, where she was initiated into the tradition of Indian classical music at the age of 5, into the academic community of “Bharatiya Vidya Sansthan”, taught by the Hindusthani classical theorist and composer, Professor H.S.Adesh, both in vocal performance and tabla. Since 1998 he has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak and is currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent Pt. Anindo Chatterjee and the masterful Punjab/Benares . While her passion is Indian classical tabla, Roshni has performed in many collaborative settings in creating scores for films and playing for kirtan singers such as Snatam Kaur and Nina Rao. Roshni has had the opportunity to accompany maestros in the Hindustani classical world, such as Pt. Subrata Roy Chaudhuri, Steve Gorn. Roshni is an actively performing member of the innovative collective, the Brooklyn Raga Massive and teaches in the NY area.
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Shamanic Reiki Share

Shamanic Reiki Share

Dec 8, 7:30pm - Dec 8, 10:00pm

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

Join Reiki Masters Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Leona Walker, and Nicole Adriana Casanova for a beautiful Shamanic Reiki Share. Come deepen your Reiki Practice through the Healing Art of Giving & Receiving.

The benefits of Reiki include but are not limited to:
- Strengthening the Immune System
- Promoting Deep Relaxation
- Relief of Stress and Anxiety
- Pain Relief
- Easing Muscle Tension
- Peace of Mind and Body
- Expedited Recovery Time from Illness/ Injury
- Energizes and Balances the Whole Body

This Shamanic Reiki Circle is open to all Reiki Practitioners from all lineages, levels, and degrees.

For those interested in Golden Drum's Shamanic Reiki Master Immersion Training this Winter, there will be a 45-minute Information Session following the Reiki Circle where we will cover the Program and answer any questions you may have about whether this deep Training is right for you!

Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group and anything you would like to charge on our Altar during the healing.

Cost: $10 suggested donation
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dec 7, 7:30pm - Dec 7, 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, 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.

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

dreamseedsound.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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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dec 7, 7:30pm - Dec 7, 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, 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.

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

dreamseedsound.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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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dec 7, 7:30pm - Dec 7, 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, 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.

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

dreamseedsound.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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Shamanic Sound Meditation with Jerry Walsh & Ixchel Prisma

Shamanic Sound Meditation with Jerry Walsh & Ixchel Prisma

Dec 5, 7:00pm - Dec 5, 9:00pm

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

This 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.

Jerry Walsh has been a student of the dharma for the past nine years and a vipassana meditator 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.

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:

ixchelprisma.bandcamp.com/
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Innate Postpartum Care Certification Training

Innate Postpartum Care Certification Training

Dec 1, 9:00am - Dec 4, 6:00pm

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

Training is December 1-4 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm each day. Tuition is $647; register at www.InnateTraditions.com.

INNATE Postpartum Care—Certification Training is a 4-day, intensive retreat for birthkeepers, health care providers and traditional healers, wanting to revolutionize women’s health care through tending the postpartum period. INNATE’s training teaches theory and application of holistic postpartum care, and provides essential understandings in the creation of a thriving human culture.

Ancient postpartum traditions throughout the world—while specific to the cultural context in which they come—all share deep common roots. These postpartum traditions all point to the importance of an extended resting period, warmth, specific foods and bodywork after birth. Many of these traditions also teach that how a mother is cared for during the postpartum time—will profoundly be reflected in her health through menopause and beyond. These commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—they are rooted in our physiologic design as humans.

Through the modern sciences of Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Psychoneuroimmunology, Epigenetics, Woman-centered Physiology and Anatomy and more, we come to understand that which humankind's ancestors have always understood: That postpartum care is a NECESSITY and not a luxury. Postpartum care IS the preventative medicine to postpartum depression and postpartum mood disorders.

Rachelle Garcia Seliga

Rachelle Garcia Seliga is a Mother, Wife and Certified Professional Midwife. She has a private holistic well-woman care practice and is the creator of INNATE Postpartum Care Certification and Advanced Trainings, for birthworkers and healthcare professionals globally. Rachelle's work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift-- honoring our innate wisdom, personal authority and the sanctity of Life.

goldendrum.org
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Mantra Sadhana: Meditation, Breath, Chanting and Ritual

Mantra Sadhana: Meditation, Breath, Chanting and Ritual

Nov 30, 8:00pm - Nov 30, 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

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.

Come to a 45 minute yoga asana warm up prior to chanting at 7pm. You will be guided through Yin postures, breath centering techniques and relaxation practices to help prepare you for a dynamic and focused mantra meditation.

$10-$20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Nov 30, 7:30pm - Nov 30, 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, 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

Doors Open at 7pm - Come early to find your space.

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please do not come to the event if you did not receive a ticket. Thank you!

dreamseedsound.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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148 interested  ·  24 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Nov 30, 7:30pm - Nov 30, 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, 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

Doors Open at 7pm - Come early to find your space.

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please do not come to the event if you did not receive a ticket. Thank you!

dreamseedsound.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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148 interested  ·  24 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Nov 30, 7:30pm - Nov 30, 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, 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

Doors Open at 7pm - Come early to find your space.

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please do not come to the event if you did not receive a ticket. Thank you!

dreamseedsound.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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Haiku: Being in the Moment, Flowing with the Seasons

Haiku: Being in the Moment, Flowing with the Seasons

Nov 29, 7:30pm - Nov 29, 9:00pm

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

so small
moon in the bare tree
but it moves the tides
~ mankh

Though its roots go back at least 2600 years, haiku began to flourish in 17th century Japan. Akin to Zen Buddhist and Taoist philosophy (and other Asian arts), haiku poetry encourages attention to the present moment as well as keeping connected with the pathway of seasons. A wonderful way to align with nature, enhance one's mindfulness (as well as Zen mindlessness), and hone your verbal skills (being so short, haiku require great precision!). Learn about haiku as a way of life, literary genre, and creative hobby. Workshop topics include: a brief history of the shortest poetic form; traditional guidelines and modern adaptations; the Asian culture, philosophy, and meditative-ness behind the poem; how to write haiku AND apply the haiku-essence to longer poems. For beginner to advanced.

Cost: $15.00
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Sacred Song School w/ Ixchel Prisma

Sacred Song School w/ Ixchel Prisma

Nov 29, 7:00pm - Dec 6, 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, mantra, folkloric and healing 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 our school, 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:)

Donations are welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

$10-$20 Exchange

We will be Live streaming this class so you are welcome to join us remotely!
**Please sign up for the class minimum, 1 hour before class begins or we wont have a chance to send you the link and the lyrics. If you sign up after 6:30pm, you will still be able to watch the class, but you will have to wait until the class time is over.
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation - Attitude of Gratitude

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation - Attitude of Gratitude

Nov 28, 7:30pm - Nov 28, 8:45pm

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

Yogi Bhajan said nearly 20 years ago: "If you just feel happy for what you have, have an attitude of gratitude, and be grateful, then it will come true—you will be GREAT and you will be FULL." This week, through Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations, we will focus on cultivating an attitude of gratitude.

17 interested  ·  1 going
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for Patience and Tolerance

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for Patience and Tolerance

Nov 21, 7:30pm - Nov 21, 8:45pm

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

During the holiday season, being patient and tolerant can be more challenging than other times of the year. Come practice a Kriya and Meditation focusing on tolerance and acceptance and be the light to uplift others this holiday season. Sat Nam!

Cost: $10

FIRST CLASS FREE!

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 disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful.

Photo by Simon Greenwood on Unsplash
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Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission New Moon in Scorpio

Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission New Moon in Scorpio

Nov 19, 3:00pm - Nov 19, 4:45pm

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

It’s time for MAGIC with this transformative New Moon in Scorpio. Being a water sign, Scorpio is intuitive, emotional, and tuned in to the metaphysical world in ways that signs of other elements are not.

New Moons are a time for initiations, intention or willingness to do something that creates a rebirth in our lives. When the moon is in Scorpio, it's important to sit down and get quiet, to ask ourselves what we want, and to find the answers that come from deep in our heart. With expansive Jupiter running through Scorpio, what we do with this New Moon could be the beginning stages of something important leading into where we go next year. We can use this magical New Moon to discover where we are headed in our lives.

The original symbol of Scorpio is the serpent which is a large snake that has been a very powerful spiritual symbol for ages. The snake is symbolic of renewal and rebirth—and a very powerful omen if seen. It’s a creature that can shed its skin and regrow it many times over.

This gives the sign of Scorpio a very special regenerative magic. Kundalini Yoga is the uncoiling of the dormant snake within. With this New Moon, we will tune into what excites you the most and visualize it using Kundalini Shakti as taught by Yogi Bhajan, with Abhaijot Kaur, KRI and a New Moon Ritual to help us pave the way for our rebirthing of 2018.

Come as you are and receive what you need. *Please Bring a journal/ notebook and something sacred for the alter if you feel called

Cost: $25

*Please bring something sacred for the altar for activation if called, along with notebook or journal.
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Live Q&A on YouTube: Ask Me Anything About Music (free event)

Live Q&A on YouTube: Ask Me Anything About Music (free event)

Nov 18, 2:00pm - Nov 18, 3:30pm

I'm taking your questions on any musical topics, live! Feel free to ask me anything from circular breathing to music theory, from help with rhythm to understanding deeper levels of music. Though you may know me as a didgeridoo player, I have studied jazz and classical music for most of my life. Instruments I play include didgeridoo, djembe, handpan, piano, guitar, flute, and percussion. -AJ

***I will first address questions emailed to info@didgeproject.com by 12pm on Saturday, Nov. 18.

*Livestream Link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq2IStWTZhQ

About
AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. He is also the author of Didge For Sleep, a didgeridoo learning method designed specifically for people with Sleep Apnea. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Nov 16, 7:30pm - Nov 16, 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, 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.

dreamseedsound.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.
... See MoreSee Less

89 interested  ·  13 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Nov 16, 7:30pm - Nov 16, 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, 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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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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New Moon Restorative Yoga with Live Sitar

New Moon Restorative Yoga with Live Sitar

Nov 16, 7:00pm - Nov 16, 8:30pm

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

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!

$20.00
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Shamanic Reiki Share

Shamanic Reiki Share

Nov 15, 7:30pm - Nov 15, 10:00pm

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

Join Reiki Masters Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Leona Walker, and Nicole Adriana Casanova for a beautiful Shamanic Reiki Share. Come deepen your Reiki Practice through the Healing Art of Giving & Receiving.

The benefits of Reiki include but are not limited to:
- Strengthening the Immune System
- Promoting Deep Relaxation
- Relief of Stress and Anxiety
- Pain Relief
- Easing Muscle Tension
- Peace of Mind and Body
- Expedited Recovery Time from Illness/ Injury
- Energizes and Balances the Whole Body

This Shamanic Reiki Circle is open to all Reiki Practitioners from all lineages, levels, and degrees.

For those interested in Golden Drum's Shamanic Reiki Master Immersion Training this Winter, there will be a 45-minute Information Session following the Reiki Circle where we will cover the Program and answer any questions you may have about whether this deep Training is right for you!

Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group and anything you would like to charge on our Altar during the healing.

Cost: $10 suggested donation
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Nov 14, 7:30pm - Nov 14, 8:45pm

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!

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 disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful.
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Architecture of the Universe: Sacred Geometry Art Making Class

Architecture of the Universe: Sacred Geometry Art Making Class

Nov 14, 7:00pm - Nov 14, 9:00pm

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

The Mayans speak of Hunab Ku, the Galactic Center and Heart of the Sky, as the giver of movement and measure. The Order of Freemasonry attributes the square and compass, instruments of the architect, as its symbolic tools. By ascribing sacred meaning to forms, proportions and symbols, artists and craftspeople imbue and sanctify their creations.

In this hands-on class we will explore sacred geometry in many forms. Topics include the drawing of the flower of life, painting traditional mosaics of the middle-east, and illustrating the symmetry found in nature. Each class will explore a different topic and no two classes will be the same.

Materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own art supplies, sketchbooks and canvases.

Cost: $15-25 sliding scale, cash only at the door.

TEACHER BIO

Leona Walker is an active member of Golden Drum and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino learning traditional shamanic native healing ways and studying the sacred traditions of humanity. Leona has been practicing Reiki for over 15 years and received her Reiki Master certificate in 2001. Leona fuses the visual and healing arts in her mandala creations, which she publishes under the name Sacred Walker. She is a member of the shamanic sound healing group Dream Seed.
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Emergence : Building Shamanic Communities in the Now Age

Emergence : Building Shamanic Communities in the Now Age

Nov 10, 6:30pm - Nov 10, 10:00pm

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

Featuring Maestro Manuel Rufino, Shaman Durek, Ruby Warrington & Dream Seed — brought to you by Golden Drum & Nicole Adriana Casanova

Human beings are inherently tribal. Since time immemorial, people have banded together to accomplish what a single person working in isolation could not do. First for survival, then agriculture, then architecture, then the arts, the orders, the sciences...

Civilizations are built upon the Great Work offered by the community. The word community actually means "common ownership", implying that each person in the collective is equally responsible and integral to the whole. With the rise of consciousness in the age of information, a reemergence of Shamanic Communities is being seen all over the world. People are once again seeing the value of the community in redefining concepts of civilization and self-identity at a pivotal time in the human story.

The Golden Drum is happy to host Ruby Warrington for an illuminating interview of Maestro Manuel Rufino and Shaman Durek. In this intimate and talk, you will hear first hand how Maestro Manuel Rufino and Shaman Durek have co-visioned and activated communities all over the world. Following the panel, Maestro Manuel's students will share an immersive and visionary shamanic sound healing with Dream Seed, and will close the evening with Shaman Durek offering Shamanic Tongues, an ancient tradition of sacred words and songs for healing.

The Golden Drum Community will also be offering a Tribal Indigenous Market, selling wares from their many pilgrimages and travels around the world as well as offerings crafted by the community. Doors open at 6:30pm, come enjoy the Tribal Market and beautiful Kosher Vegan Food by Jungle Cafe. Talk begins around 7:00pm.

Cost: $40

Maestro Manuel Rufino

Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader, and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community and many vegetarian restaurants including Jungle Café in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 40 years. Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.

In 2010 Maestro Manuel and a number of his students opened Golden Drum as a space for sacred traditions in New York City. Founded to give voice to the worldview of Native Americans, indigenous peoples and the esoteric schools, Golden Drum features living representatives and students of these great traditions.

Shaman Durek

Shaman Durek is a 3rd generation West African shaman who has devoted decades to study and practice in becoming a thought leader and spiritual enthusiast for people all over the world. His focus is educating people on how to make shamanism a lifestyle choice for evolutionary adaptation. He is an author, activist and a women’s empowerment leader.

Ruby Warrington

Ruby Warrington is Founder of conscious lifestyle platform The Numinous, where all things "new age" are made relevant for life in the Now Age. A British journalist based in Brooklyn, NY, she is the former Features Editor of the UK Sunday Times Style magazine, while her first book, Material Girl, Mystical World, is out now on Harper Collins. Part memoir, part guide to thriving in the Now Age, the book has been described by Arianna Huffington as: "helping to redefine success for the 21st Century," and details Ruby's own transformational journey using the tools and practices she brings to life with her online spiritual mentoring program, Moon Club.

Dream Seed

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, 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.

Members of Dream Seed are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.
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Deep Yin: Shamanic Yoga & Sound Bath

Deep Yin: Shamanic Yoga & Sound Bath

Nov 9, 7:30pm - Dec 14, 9:30pm

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

There is always a small percentage more that we can let go of. During this class, we will explore the many layers of relaxation through a handful of simple postures accompanied by sacred sound. We will peel back the layers of tension using breath, time, the earth and sound vibration.

Let the body mind and heart melt into the earth.

The class will be 30 minutes of kriya, chi gong, and alignment based yoga to get the fire moving. Then we will sink into the earth.

Cost: $20
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Nov 7, 7:30pm - Nov 7, 8:45pm

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!

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 disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful.
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Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission: Full Moon in Taurus

Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission: Full Moon in Taurus

Nov 3, 7:30pm - Nov 3, 9:15pm

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

Lunation is back during the Earthy Taurus Full Moon. This Lunation calls us to work on our own desires, needs, and grounding. It’s time to ground ourselves, go within, and connect with Mother Earth.

Taurus is represented by the bull and in ancient mythology, the bull represents illumination. We will summon the Taurus energy to hit the “bullseye” in order to awaken to our fullest potential and realize our goals, dreams, and wishes. Taurus energy favors practicality and taking a methodical approach to achieving your goals. Coupled with the illumination of the moon, this Taurus Full Moon will be asking us to take a closer look at our feelings of self-worth and emotional security.

During this Lunation, we will ground our emotions, enhance our feelings of self-worth and open our hearts to the abundance of the Universe. Through Kundalini Shakti with Abhaijot Kaur, KRI and Full Moon Ceremony we will bridge Heaven right here on Earth.

Cost: $25

*Please bring something sacred for the altar for activation if called, along with notebook or journal.
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Mantra Sadhana: Meditation, Breath, Chanting and Ritual

Mantra Sadhana: Meditation, Breath, Chanting and Ritual

Nov 2, 8:00pm - Nov 2, 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

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.

Come to a 45 minute yoga asana warm up prior to chanting at 7pm. You will be guided through Yin postures, breath centering techniques and relaxation practices to help prepare you for a dynamic and focused mantra meditation.

$10-$20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Nov 2, 7:30pm - Nov 2, 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, 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.

dreamseedsound.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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225 interested  ·  26 going