Past Featured Events

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 and mind festival power of the sacred human

POWER of the Sacred Human: Presented w/ the Rubin Museum of Art, NYC, Sat.,...

The Heart and Mind Festival Annex is honored to present The Power of the Sacred Human, a special event to celebrate the Spring Equinox,...

Didgeridoo Fall Meet-Up in Prospect Park

We are excited to announce the Didgeridoo Fall Meet-up at Prospect Park on Saturday, October 27th! Appropriate for all levels of players, this workshop will...

The Tribal Rhythms Gathering, Aug. 2-5, 2018, with Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel...

THE TRIBAL RHYTHMS GATHERING 2018 THURS. AUG 2, 7PM - SUN. AUG. 5, 5PM DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP WITH XANGO SHOLA ON SUN., AUG. 5 UPSTATE NEW...

Journey To The Heart of Mayan Wisdom – A 10 Day Pilgrimage to Guatemala

with AJ Block, Xango Shola and special guests Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina Cruz of the Tz’utujil Mayan Family of San Pedro de...

All Past Events

Evening on the Ganges: Live Indian Raga

Evening on the Ganges: Live Indian Raga

Aug 16, 7:00pm - Aug 16, 9:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Sacred Arts Research invites you to an intimate gathering celebrating the rich tradition of Indian Classical Music.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere resonant of the days of court musicians performing for royalty in Indian palaces. Our concerts are intimate, giving the audience and musicians an opportunity to connect, ask questions and speak to the inspiration and history of the music being shared. Enjoy the deep meditation that only classical Indian raga can bring!

On August 16th we will have a Santoor- Tabla concert featuring:

Vinay Desai - Santoor
Mir Naqibul Islam - Tabla

This event is a $20 suggested donation. All funds go to support the musicians and future programing at SARF. No one will be turned away for lack of funds and we appreciate your support!
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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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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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1003 interested  ·  281 going
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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1003 interested  ·  281 going
Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina

Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina

Jun 11, 7:00pm - Jun 11, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Summer Solstice with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

The cacao ceremony is a sacred gathering in which participants gather to connect to their hearts and experience new life through the healing qualities of cacao. A plant revered by the indigenous people of the Americas, cacao has received widespread recognition through its usage as the key ingredient in chocolate. For the Mayan people, cacao is utilized as a rebirthing medicine, helping people get rid of negativity, release emotional suffering, and experience universal love.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
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225 interested  ·  50 going
Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina

Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina

Jun 11, 7:00pm - Jun 11, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Summer Solstice with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

The cacao ceremony is a sacred gathering in which participants gather to connect to their hearts and experience new life through the healing qualities of cacao. A plant revered by the indigenous people of the Americas, cacao has received widespread recognition through its usage as the key ingredient in chocolate. For the Mayan people, cacao is utilized as a rebirthing medicine, helping people get rid of negativity, release emotional suffering, and experience universal love.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
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225 interested  ·  50 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Apr 11, 7:30pm - Apr 11, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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56 interested  ·  8 going
Andean Sounds: Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo in Concert

Andean Sounds: Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo in Concert

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Mar 28, 9:00pm

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

Tap into the sound of the Andes with Andean flute master Tito La Rosa and keyboard virtuoso Tavo Castillo. Visiting from their native land of Peru, La Rosa and Castillo have been playing together for over 20 years and have recorded numerous albums together, including “Ritual”, “Nasca” and “Antología”.

La Rosa and Castillo weave acoustics, blending ancient ocarinas, feather panpipes, whistling vessels, conch shells, a wide variety of Andean flutes, percussion and keyboards, unifying the ancient and contemporary in a dialogue of times.

Artist statement: "We seek to create a musical space where the sacred can manifest, and so we can hear the voices of our spirit, our heart, our bones, and our ancient memory, embracing life and tradition.”

Cost: $40

TITO LA ROSA is a descendant of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. For many years, he has been recovering and preserving, studying and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is also a Curandero de Sonido, a sound healer, who enters into an altered state to bring forth sound that elevates, allowing for healing and balance to occur.

Ancient Andean wisdom teaches us that the earth was made while the creator sang, thus all beings are made of sound, rhythm and harmony. Through his concerts, flower ceremonies and music classes La Rosa helps reawaken our memories (memoria antigua) - weaving sounds into frequencies that open the heart and encourage the spirit to soar.

La Rosa has recorded with Mary Youngblood on the Silver Wave record label. His 2002 CD, "The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor," was nominated for a Native American Music Award, for Best World Music Recording.

OCTAVIO (TAVO) CASTILLO is a Peruvian musician with more than 35 years as a performing and recording artist. He is a founding member of Peruvian progressive folk rock band “Frágil” and the “Ritual” project with Tito La Rosa.
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98 interested  ·  32 going
Andean Sounds: Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo in Concert

Andean Sounds: Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo in Concert

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Mar 28, 9:00pm

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

Tap into the sound of the Andes with Andean flute master Tito La Rosa and keyboard virtuoso Tavo Castillo. Visiting from their native land of Peru, La Rosa and Castillo have been playing together for over 20 years and have recorded numerous albums together, including “Ritual”, “Nasca” and “Antología”.

La Rosa and Castillo weave acoustics, blending ancient ocarinas, feather panpipes, whistling vessels, conch shells, a wide variety of Andean flutes, percussion and keyboards, unifying the ancient and contemporary in a dialogue of times.

Artist statement: "We seek to create a musical space where the sacred can manifest, and so we can hear the voices of our spirit, our heart, our bones, and our ancient memory, embracing life and tradition.”

Cost: $40

TITO LA ROSA is a descendant of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. For many years, he has been recovering and preserving, studying and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is also a Curandero de Sonido, a sound healer, who enters into an altered state to bring forth sound that elevates, allowing for healing and balance to occur.

Ancient Andean wisdom teaches us that the earth was made while the creator sang, thus all beings are made of sound, rhythm and harmony. Through his concerts, flower ceremonies and music classes La Rosa helps reawaken our memories (memoria antigua) - weaving sounds into frequencies that open the heart and encourage the spirit to soar.

La Rosa has recorded with Mary Youngblood on the Silver Wave record label. His 2002 CD, "The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor," was nominated for a Native American Music Award, for Best World Music Recording.

OCTAVIO (TAVO) CASTILLO is a Peruvian musician with more than 35 years as a performing and recording artist. He is a founding member of Peruvian progressive folk rock band “Frágil” and the “Ritual” project with Tito La Rosa.
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98 interested  ·  32 going
Andean Sounds: Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo in Concert

Andean Sounds: Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo in Concert

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Mar 28, 9:00pm

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

Tap into the sound of the Andes with Andean flute master Tito La Rosa and keyboard virtuoso Tavo Castillo. Visiting from their native land of Peru, La Rosa and Castillo have been playing together for over 20 years and have recorded numerous albums together, including “Ritual”, “Nasca” and “Antología”.

La Rosa and Castillo weave acoustics, blending ancient ocarinas, feather panpipes, whistling vessels, conch shells, a wide variety of Andean flutes, percussion and keyboards, unifying the ancient and contemporary in a dialogue of times.

Artist statement: "We seek to create a musical space where the sacred can manifest, and so we can hear the voices of our spirit, our heart, our bones, and our ancient memory, embracing life and tradition.”

Cost: $40

TITO LA ROSA is a descendant of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. For many years, he has been recovering and preserving, studying and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is also a Curandero de Sonido, a sound healer, who enters into an altered state to bring forth sound that elevates, allowing for healing and balance to occur.

Ancient Andean wisdom teaches us that the earth was made while the creator sang, thus all beings are made of sound, rhythm and harmony. Through his concerts, flower ceremonies and music classes La Rosa helps reawaken our memories (memoria antigua) - weaving sounds into frequencies that open the heart and encourage the spirit to soar.

La Rosa has recorded with Mary Youngblood on the Silver Wave record label. His 2002 CD, "The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor," was nominated for a Native American Music Award, for Best World Music Recording.

OCTAVIO (TAVO) CASTILLO is a Peruvian musician with more than 35 years as a performing and recording artist. He is a founding member of Peruvian progressive folk rock band “Frágil” and the “Ritual” project with Tito La Rosa.
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98 interested  ·  32 going
Vernal Equinox Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Vernal Equinox Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Mar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Vernal Equinox with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
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391 interested  ·  58 going
Vernal Equinox Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Vernal Equinox Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Mar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Vernal Equinox with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
... See MoreSee Less

391 interested  ·  58 going
Vernal Equinox Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Vernal Equinox Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Mar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Vernal Equinox with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
... See MoreSee Less

391 interested  ·  58 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 20, 7:30pm - Feb 20, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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64 interested  ·  10 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 20, 7:30pm - Feb 20, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 13, 7:30pm - Feb 13, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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29 interested  ·  10 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 13, 7:30pm - Feb 13, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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29 interested  ·  10 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 17, 7:30pm - Jan 17, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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131 interested  ·  22 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 17, 7:30pm - Jan 17, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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131 interested  ·  22 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dec 20, 7:30pm - Dec 20, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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108 interested  ·  6 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dec 20, 7:30pm - Dec 20, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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108 interested  ·  6 going
Song of the Ancients: Voice Cultivation Workshop with Peia

Song of the Ancients: Voice Cultivation Workshop with Peia

Dec 19, 6:30pm - Dec 19, 9:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

"I firmly believe that each one of us has a uniquely powerful voice. A voice that can resound from heaven and earth, bringing harmony and healing to ourselves and the world around us." -Peia

Join song collector and voice specialist, Peia Luzzi, for an empowering workshop to open the primordial sound within you. Learn to harness the power of your true voice and sing with joy and ease.

Much of the work that we will do in this workshop will be the work of undoing limitations and limiting thoughts. Of opening the body, deepening the breath and allowing our vessel to resonate and amplify the natural sounds created in the throat. Peia encourages a practice of gentleness rather than force, a practice that harnesses the energy of the breath and vibration of the voice, rather than muscling from the throat. From there you can open easily and reach both the top and bottom of your range with grace.

Together we will learn healthy body alignment for optimal sound production, how to ground and harness the power of the breath from your deep core, and how to tap into the natural resonance already in your voice and body. Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a meditative practice know as “The Yoga of Sound.” We will gain deeper understanding of the physical inner-workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease. This workshop is beneficial for singers on all stages of the journey, from very beginner to advanced. The first part of this workshop will focus on vocal embodiment and cultivation tools, and the second part will focus on learning and singing a traditional song. For more information please visit PeiaSong.com.

Cost: $45 to attend in person / $30 to stream video online

Register at: www.sacredartsresearch.org/calendar/2018/12/19/song-of-the-ancients-voice-cultivation-amp-embodyi...

Livestream information: Participants have the option to stream this video live online and ask questions in real time. This video will also be available for replay, so if you cannot attend live, you can still watch the recording.


TEACHER BIO:

Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.

A powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth, Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for social and environmental rights groups.
Peia’s revolving collaborative ensemble weaves in rich vocal harmonies, driving percussion, and intricate guitar work, together with her own instrumentation on charangon and harmonium to create lush, organic soundscapes. Her mesmerizing performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional musical treasures, along with a stunning repertoire of her own original songs.

In 2012 Peia released her first solo album, The Dance of Devotion, an intimate collection of poetic love songs and chants. Her second release Four Great Winds – a timeless journey through traditional and original sacred song was self released in May 2013 and picked up by Sounds True for global release in 2015. Following the initial release of ‘Four Great Winds’ Peia gained international notoriety and requests for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and Canada. Her music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many world-class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist & storyteller Michael Meade, Renaissance Lutist Ronn McFarlane, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari, Grammy Award Winner Peter Kater and Sephardic song carrier and oud player Shai Shriki.

Peia currently splits her time between touring and the, wild hills of Southern OR where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio, and teaches Song of the Ancients – voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice. Visit Peia on the web at PeiaSong.com.
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452 interested  ·  74 going
Song of the Ancients: Voice Cultivation Workshop with Peia

Song of the Ancients: Voice Cultivation Workshop with Peia

Dec 19, 6:30pm - Dec 19, 9:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

"I firmly believe that each one of us has a uniquely powerful voice. A voice that can resound from heaven and earth, bringing harmony and healing to ourselves and the world around us." -Peia

Join song collector and voice specialist, Peia Luzzi, for an empowering workshop to open the primordial sound within you. Learn to harness the power of your true voice and sing with joy and ease.

Much of the work that we will do in this workshop will be the work of undoing limitations and limiting thoughts. Of opening the body, deepening the breath and allowing our vessel to resonate and amplify the natural sounds created in the throat. Peia encourages a practice of gentleness rather than force, a practice that harnesses the energy of the breath and vibration of the voice, rather than muscling from the throat. From there you can open easily and reach both the top and bottom of your range with grace.

Together we will learn healthy body alignment for optimal sound production, how to ground and harness the power of the breath from your deep core, and how to tap into the natural resonance already in your voice and body. Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a meditative practice know as “The Yoga of Sound.” We will gain deeper understanding of the physical inner-workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease. This workshop is beneficial for singers on all stages of the journey, from very beginner to advanced. The first part of this workshop will focus on vocal embodiment and cultivation tools, and the second part will focus on learning and singing a traditional song. For more information please visit PeiaSong.com.

Cost: $45 to attend in person / $30 to stream video online

Register at: www.sacredartsresearch.org/calendar/2018/12/19/song-of-the-ancients-voice-cultivation-amp-embodyi...

Livestream information: Participants have the option to stream this video live online and ask questions in real time. This video will also be available for replay, so if you cannot attend live, you can still watch the recording.


TEACHER BIO:

Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.

A powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth, Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for social and environmental rights groups.
Peia’s revolving collaborative ensemble weaves in rich vocal harmonies, driving percussion, and intricate guitar work, together with her own instrumentation on charangon and harmonium to create lush, organic soundscapes. Her mesmerizing performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional musical treasures, along with a stunning repertoire of her own original songs.

In 2012 Peia released her first solo album, The Dance of Devotion, an intimate collection of poetic love songs and chants. Her second release Four Great Winds – a timeless journey through traditional and original sacred song was self released in May 2013 and picked up by Sounds True for global release in 2015. Following the initial release of ‘Four Great Winds’ Peia gained international notoriety and requests for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and Canada. Her music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many world-class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist & storyteller Michael Meade, Renaissance Lutist Ronn McFarlane, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari, Grammy Award Winner Peter Kater and Sephardic song carrier and oud player Shai Shriki.

Peia currently splits her time between touring and the, wild hills of Southern OR where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio, and teaches Song of the Ancients – voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice. Visit Peia on the web at PeiaSong.com.
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452 interested  ·  74 going
Winter Solstice Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Winter Solstice Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Dec 17, 7:00pm - Dec 17, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Winter Solstice with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
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420 interested  ·  57 going
Winter Solstice Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Winter Solstice Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Dec 17, 7:00pm - Dec 17, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Winter Solstice with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
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420 interested  ·  57 going
Winter Solstice Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Winter Solstice Mayan Cacao Ceremony with Tata Pedro Cruz

Dec 17, 7:00pm - Dec 17, 10:00pm

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

We invite you to share in a celebration of the Winter Solstice with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.

*Preparation for a Cacao Ceremony:

Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony. We recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony. Dress in comfortable loose clothing.

Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated.
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420 interested  ·  57 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dec 13, 7:30pm - Dec 13, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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42 interested  ·  5 going
Didgeridoo Fall Meet-Up in Prospect Park

Didgeridoo Fall Meet-Up in Prospect Park

Oct 27, 3:00pm - Oct 27, 5:00pm

Prospect Park

We are excited to announce the Didgeridoo Fall Meet-up at Prospect Park on Saturday, October 27th!

Appropriate for all levels of players, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing, circular breathing, and basic rhythms that we can play together as a group, no matter what your skill level is at this moment. At the end there will be room for individual questions and jamming.

This class is led by Nora Heilmann. If you are interested in joining us, please email her at no.heilmann@gmail.com
and you will receive a confirmation email on the day prior to confirm details and with any last minute weather updates.

Location: Prospect Park Brooklyn, near the Picnic House (on the large lawn [east] side, in front of the forested area). Map: goo.gl/maps/WLSBQKLCRD72

Near subway stops are F/G to 15th Street or 7th Ave, 2/4 to Grand Army Plaza.

Cost: $15-20 sliding scale (please pay in cash before class)

What to bring:
Bring your own didgeridoo and a blanket, mat, and/or pillow to sit on, unless you are ok without.

Didgeridoos are available for sale at Didge Project: www.didgeproject.com
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17 interested  ·  2 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Jounrey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Jounrey

Oct 25, 7:30pm - Oct 25, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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112 interested  ·  6 going
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Jounrey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Jounrey

Oct 25, 7:30pm - Oct 25, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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

112 interested  ·  6 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Sep 27, 7:30pm - Sep 27, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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

123 interested  ·  17 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Sep 27, 7:30pm - Sep 27, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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

123 interested  ·  17 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Fall Equinox Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Fall Equinox Shamanic Sound Journey

Sep 22, 7:30pm - Sep 22, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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 Fall Equinox Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Fall Equinox Shamanic Sound Journey

Sep 22, 7:30pm - Sep 22, 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.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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Five Senses and Reality: Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

Five Senses and Reality: Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

Sep 11, 6:30pm - Sep 11, 10:00pm

Portico Gallery
23a Knights Hill
London,  SE27 0HS Map

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Drawing on over 40 years of experience in the Shamanic Tradition, Maestro Manuel Rufino will share wisdom teachings on Five Senses and Reality.
Following this talk, Dream Seed will lead a Shamanic Sound Journey meditation using sacred ceremonial music. This is a 3-hour event.

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, Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Jungle Cafe in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta,Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 48 years.Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.

In Dream Seed, 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. Dream Seed’s members include Xango Shola, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh of Didge Project, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, Matt Bazgier and members of the Golden Drum and Sacred Arts Research Foundation community. Visit Dream Seed on the web at www.dreamseedsound.com/
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Five Senses and Reality: Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

Five Senses and Reality: Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

Sep 11, 6:30pm - Sep 11, 10:00pm

Portico Gallery
23a Knights Hill
London,  SE27 0HS Map

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Drawing on over 40 years of experience in the Shamanic Tradition, Maestro Manuel Rufino will share wisdom teachings on Five Senses and Reality.
Following this talk, Dream Seed will lead a Shamanic Sound Journey meditation using sacred ceremonial music. This is a 3-hour event.

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, Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Jungle Cafe in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta,Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 48 years.Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.

In Dream Seed, 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. Dream Seed’s members include Xango Shola, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh of Didge Project, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, Matt Bazgier and members of the Golden Drum and Sacred Arts Research Foundation community. Visit Dream Seed on the web at www.dreamseedsound.com/
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Drum Making Ceremony at Tribal Rhythms Gathering

Drum Making Ceremony at Tribal Rhythms Gathering

Aug 5, 9:00am - Aug 5, 4:00pm

Upstate New York

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.

This workshop will be lead by Xango Shola, long time student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, director of Sacred Song School, member of the Golden Drum Community and director of Made In Prayer.

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.

REGISTRATION ENDLINE: WEDS., JULY 25!

WE NEED A FULL WEEK FOR DRUM MAKING MATERIALS TO BE MAILED TO NEW YORK SO WE CANNOT HONOR ANY LAST MINUTE SIGN UPS.

YOUR REGISTRATION DONATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Cost: $275 for 16" drum, $290 for 18" drum

Participants may opt to bring their own lunch or to participate in communal meals at the gathering for $10 per meal (breakfast and lunch available). Participants who are only attending this workshop are not required to purchase other tickets to the Tribal Rhythms Gathering.

Space is limited. Location and further information will be sent upon registration. Location is 2 hours driving from NYC and bus transportation is available.

Register at didgeproject.com/featured-events/tribal-rhythms-gathering-2018/
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Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Aug 2, 7:00pm - Aug 5, 5:00pm

Upstate NY

Tribal Rhythms Gathering tickets are are now on sale. On Aug 2-5, join Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel Rufino, Dream Seed, Ixchel Prisma, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh from Didge Project, Xango Shola from Sacred Song School and more for performances, workshops, yoga, shamanic wisdom, vegetarian food, sweat lodge and drum making workshop in the beautiful mountains of Upstate NY (2 hrs from NYC).

➡️ Full details at didgeproject.com/gathering
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Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Aug 2, 7:00pm - Aug 5, 5:00pm

Upstate NY

Tribal Rhythms Gathering tickets are are now on sale. On Aug 2-5, join Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel Rufino, Dream Seed, Ixchel Prisma, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh from Didge Project, Xango Shola from Sacred Song School and more for performances, workshops, yoga, shamanic wisdom, vegetarian food, sweat lodge and drum making workshop in the beautiful mountains of Upstate NY (2 hrs from NYC).

➡️ Full details at didgeproject.com/gathering
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Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Aug 2, 7:00pm - Aug 5, 5:00pm

Upstate NY

Tribal Rhythms Gathering tickets are are now on sale. On Aug 2-5, join Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel Rufino, Dream Seed, Ixchel Prisma, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh from Didge Project, Xango Shola from Sacred Song School and more for performances, workshops, yoga, shamanic wisdom, vegetarian food, sweat lodge and drum making workshop in the beautiful mountains of Upstate NY (2 hrs from NYC).

➡️ Full details at didgeproject.com/gathering
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178 interested  ·  39 going
Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2018

Aug 2, 7:00pm - Aug 5, 5:00pm

Upstate NY

Tribal Rhythms Gathering tickets are are now on sale. On Aug 2-5, join Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel Rufino, Dream Seed, Ixchel Prisma, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh from Didge Project, Xango Shola from Sacred Song School and more for performances, workshops, yoga, shamanic wisdom, vegetarian food, sweat lodge and drum making workshop in the beautiful mountains of Upstate NY (2 hrs from NYC).

➡️ Full details at didgeproject.com/gathering
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Solstice | Me to We : The Spirit of Relationship

Solstice | Me to We : The Spirit of Relationship

Jun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 10:00pm

The Assemblage John Street
17 John Street
New York, NY  10038-4007 Map

With the rise of the New Age, the concept of community is being revisited in the West. Many people are banding together to reclaim what indigenous cultures have always known: we are inherently tribal.

In partnership with the Heart & Mind Festival Annex, M.A.I.S.C. (Movement of the American Indian Solar Culture), NYC Chapter of the Universal Initiatic College, The Sacred Arts Research Foundation (S.A.R.F.), and The Assemblage John Street, please join us for a Summer Solstice gathering to celebrate the relationship, traveling in consciousness from the I Am to the We Are, the Me to We. Featuring: Taino Elder Maestro Manuel Rufino, renowned Andean musician Tito La Rosa, meditation leader Nithya Shanti, and shamanic sound ensemble Dream Seed.

This event is a fundraiser that supports the education of aboriginal youth from indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories.

Our celebration is free to the public; all donations collected will be used for this cause.

6:00pm Dream Seed welcomes guests to space with a shamanic sound journey

6:30pm Event begins

6:45pm Nithya Shanti: The Joy and Grace of Collaborative Meditation

7:10pm Maestro Manuel Rufino: The Spirit of Relationship

8:00pm Q & A

8:25pm Intermission*

8:50pm Tito La Rosa: Andean Sound Healing

9:40pm Closing Ceremony

*Food will be available for purchase throughout the evening

About the Fundraiser
All donations will support NWT, a non-profit organization in Fort Smith. Under the guidance of Malina Dawn, a Métis Granddaughter of the Northwest Territories, and collaborator with NWT, a gift of 20-30 Drums will be given to benefit ongoing programs for aboriginal youth from indigenous communities across the Northwest Territories to continue learning traditional cultural ways and ceremony.

Malina Dawn is an avid beader, singer, traditional healer, workshop facilitator, and yoga teacher. For over 10 years, Malina has found herself drawn to working with people and communities through the means of holistic healing.

About the Presenters
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.

Tito La Rosa – Tito La Rosa, is a descendent of the Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. Tito has spent more than two decades recovering and preserving, studying, and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is a Curandero de Sonido (sound healer) and performs with numerous exotic instruments of Incan and even pre-Incan cultures.
Nithya Shanti - A Unique Approach To Meditating Together led by. Nithya Shanti is an ambassador of conscious living. He trained as a forest meditation monk for many years and now teaches around the world.

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.
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Solstice | Me to We : The Spirit of Relationship

Solstice | Me to We : The Spirit of Relationship

Jun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 10:00pm

The Assemblage John Street
17 John Street
New York, NY  10038-4007 Map

With the rise of the New Age, the concept of community is being revisited in the West. Many people are banding together to reclaim what indigenous cultures have always known: we are inherently tribal.

In partnership with the Heart & Mind Festival Annex, M.A.I.S.C. (Movement of the American Indian Solar Culture), NYC Chapter of the Universal Initiatic College, The Sacred Arts Research Foundation (S.A.R.F.), and The Assemblage John Street, please join us for a Summer Solstice gathering to celebrate the relationship, traveling in consciousness from the I Am to the We Are, the Me to We. Featuring: Taino Elder Maestro Manuel Rufino, renowned Andean musician Tito La Rosa, meditation leader Nithya Shanti, and shamanic sound ensemble Dream Seed.

This event is a fundraiser that supports the education of aboriginal youth from indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories.

Our celebration is free to the public; all donations collected will be used for this cause.

6:00pm Dream Seed welcomes guests to space with a shamanic sound journey

6:30pm Event begins

6:45pm Nithya Shanti: The Joy and Grace of Collaborative Meditation

7:10pm Maestro Manuel Rufino: The Spirit of Relationship

8:00pm Q & A

8:25pm Intermission*

8:50pm Tito La Rosa: Andean Sound Healing

9:40pm Closing Ceremony

*Food will be available for purchase throughout the evening

About the Fundraiser
All donations will support NWT, a non-profit organization in Fort Smith. Under the guidance of Malina Dawn, a Métis Granddaughter of the Northwest Territories, and collaborator with NWT, a gift of 20-30 Drums will be given to benefit ongoing programs for aboriginal youth from indigenous communities across the Northwest Territories to continue learning traditional cultural ways and ceremony.

Malina Dawn is an avid beader, singer, traditional healer, workshop facilitator, and yoga teacher. For over 10 years, Malina has found herself drawn to working with people and communities through the means of holistic healing.

About the Presenters
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.

Tito La Rosa – Tito La Rosa, is a descendent of the Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. Tito has spent more than two decades recovering and preserving, studying, and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is a Curandero de Sonido (sound healer) and performs with numerous exotic instruments of Incan and even pre-Incan cultures.
Nithya Shanti - A Unique Approach To Meditating Together led by. Nithya Shanti is an ambassador of conscious living. He trained as a forest meditation monk for many years and now teaches around the world.

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.
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Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market

Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market

Jun 10, 12:00pm - Jun 10, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Come to the Ark for a brand new showing of spectacular visionary art and indigenous handicrafts from around the globe!

This Market will feature Hand made, one of a kind:
~Indigenous tribal Clothing
~Ceremonial items
~Jewelry
~ Beadwork
~Bags
~Feathers
~Tapestries and wall hangings
~Crystal and Gem adornments
~Original Visionary Paintings and prints

and more!

All items have been handpicked and fair-trade sourced from the Amazon jungle and the Andean Mountains in Peru, and various tribes of Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Egypt.

We will also have various indigenous musical instruments such as: ~handcrafted didgeridoos from Australia
~ceremonial rattles from the Amazon jungle crafted by the Shipibo tribe
~Rare harmonic handpan Rav drums (from Russia. These are impossible to find in any store in the United States)

Entrance is FREE

Homemade vegetarian food and drink will be available for purchase

Cash, Credit/Debit card, Paypal, and venmo accepted!

Paintings from (Alfredo Zagaceta and Moises Llerena, two master visionary painters from the Peruvian Amazon) will be on display and for sale. Alfredo and Moises 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. They visited our community in 2015 and we began working with them and other Amazonian indigenous artists, helping them sell and share their traditional art, jewelry, and clothing in the United States. We have a large number of Alfredo and Moises's original paintings and many beautiful prints available for purchase.
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Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market

Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market

Jun 10, 12:00pm - Jun 10, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Come to the Ark for a brand new showing of spectacular visionary art and indigenous handicrafts from around the globe!

This Market will feature Hand made, one of a kind:
~Indigenous tribal Clothing
~Ceremonial items
~Jewelry
~ Beadwork
~Bags
~Feathers
~Tapestries and wall hangings
~Crystal and Gem adornments
~Original Visionary Paintings and prints

and more!

All items have been handpicked and fair-trade sourced from the Amazon jungle and the Andean Mountains in Peru, and various tribes of Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Egypt.

We will also have various indigenous musical instruments such as: ~handcrafted didgeridoos from Australia
~ceremonial rattles from the Amazon jungle crafted by the Shipibo tribe
~Rare harmonic handpan Rav drums (from Russia. These are impossible to find in any store in the United States)

Entrance is FREE

Homemade vegetarian food and drink will be available for purchase

Cash, Credit/Debit card, Paypal, and venmo accepted!

Paintings from (Alfredo Zagaceta and Moises Llerena, two master visionary painters from the Peruvian Amazon) will be on display and for sale. Alfredo and Moises 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. They visited our community in 2015 and we began working with them and other Amazonian indigenous artists, helping them sell and share their traditional art, jewelry, and clothing in the United States. We have a large number of Alfredo and Moises's original paintings and many beautiful prints available for purchase.
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Drum Making Ceremony - Santa Cruz

Drum Making Ceremony - Santa Cruz

May 22, 10:30am - May 22, 6:00pm

Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz, CA  95060–95067 Map

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The drum is a sacred tool that has been used by many cultures from around the world to connect us to our heart, the earth, the cosmos, and spirit. It is a medicine in itself which has the ability to help us heal ourselves and others by bringing the body and spirit into its natural rhythm. The beat of the drum has the power to bring people into deep states of meditation and is used often in shamanic journey work.

During the course of this ceremony, you will create your own drum from start to finish. Through focused intention and prayer we will paint our frames and tie our drums. We will share songs and learn how to use and take care of the drum during the course of this gathering. At the end, you will have a beautiful instrument that will be a companion on your spiritual path for years to come.

This workshop will be lead by Matt Canale, founder of Blue Deer Drums. Participants can choose between 16 or 18-inch maple drum frames and select from Deer, Buffalo or Elk skin.

You can also dye your drum skin indigo for an additional $30.

NOTE: ** People should bring their own towel and vegetarian food to share.

** Please do not make any plans after the event that will cause you to leave early. This is not something to rush through. This is a ceremony and the space should be closed together as a group.

** Refund Policy - Deposit refunds will not be made after May 15th.

Cost: 16 inch - $245
18 inch - $270
Indigo Dye Drum Skin: $30

Complete your registration please send your $150 deposit as a gift to matthew.canale@gmail.com through Paypal. You can also use Venmo using @matthew-canale. Registration closes 5/15.

Location given upon registration.

**** Click on this link to register ****
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffOOWCiiAohJy9KVP3HOEZwaTAeY1uw8maDBMppljD0kSRdA/viewform?usp=s...

bluedeerdrums.com

Matt Canale

Matt has been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2008. Maestro Manuel is a recognized Taino Elder, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. It is with the blessing of Maestro Manuel that he created Blue Deer Drums. Matt is a founding member of Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a founding member of Dream Seed, a sound healing ensemble that uses instruments and music from sacred traditions to create a space for deep meditation, relaxation, and self-reflection. He is also a carrier of the water drum, a sacred ceremonial instrument, which he also uses with the blessing of his teacher. Matt is also a gifted painter and artist.

AJ Block

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. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed. AJ is a founding member of the 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.

bluedeerdrums.com
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Drum Making Ceremony - Santa Cruz

Drum Making Ceremony - Santa Cruz

May 22, 10:30am - May 22, 6:00pm

Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz, CA  95060–95067 Map

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The drum is a sacred tool that has been used by many cultures from around the world to connect us to our heart, the earth, the cosmos, and spirit. It is a medicine in itself which has the ability to help us heal ourselves and others by bringing the body and spirit into its natural rhythm. The beat of the drum has the power to bring people into deep states of meditation and is used often in shamanic journey work.

During the course of this ceremony, you will create your own drum from start to finish. Through focused intention and prayer we will paint our frames and tie our drums. We will share songs and learn how to use and take care of the drum during the course of this gathering. At the end, you will have a beautiful instrument that will be a companion on your spiritual path for years to come.

This workshop will be lead by Matt Canale, founder of Blue Deer Drums. Participants can choose between 16 or 18-inch maple drum frames and select from Deer, Buffalo or Elk skin.

You can also dye your drum skin indigo for an additional $30.

NOTE: ** People should bring their own towel and vegetarian food to share.

** Please do not make any plans after the event that will cause you to leave early. This is not something to rush through. This is a ceremony and the space should be closed together as a group.

** Refund Policy - Deposit refunds will not be made after May 15th.

Cost: 16 inch - $245
18 inch - $270
Indigo Dye Drum Skin: $30

Complete your registration please send your $150 deposit as a gift to matthew.canale@gmail.com through Paypal. You can also use Venmo using @matthew-canale. Registration closes 5/15.

Location given upon registration.

**** Click on this link to register ****
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffOOWCiiAohJy9KVP3HOEZwaTAeY1uw8maDBMppljD0kSRdA/viewform?usp=s...

bluedeerdrums.com

Matt Canale

Matt has been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2008. Maestro Manuel is a recognized Taino Elder, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. It is with the blessing of Maestro Manuel that he created Blue Deer Drums. Matt is a founding member of Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a founding member of Dream Seed, a sound healing ensemble that uses instruments and music from sacred traditions to create a space for deep meditation, relaxation, and self-reflection. He is also a carrier of the water drum, a sacred ceremonial instrument, which he also uses with the blessing of his teacher. Matt is also a gifted painter and artist.

AJ Block

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. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed. AJ is a founding member of the 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.

bluedeerdrums.com
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Journey To The Heart of The Maya: A 10 Day Retreat in Guatemala

Journey To The Heart of The Maya: A 10 Day Retreat in Guatemala

Apr 25, 12:00pm - May 4, 2:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE MAYA
A 10-DAY ANCIENT WISDOM RETREAT

with AJ Block, Xango Shola and special guests Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina Cruz of the Tz’utujil Mayan Family of San Pedro de Atitlán

GUATEMALA

April 25 - May 4, 2018

You are invited to enter the Heart of Mayan Wisdom, a journey into ancient shamanic practices.

On this pilgrimage we will reach places where indigenous communities practice ancient ceremonies and prayers, upholding traditions which have gone uninterrupted for thousands of years.

Our journey into knowledge is focused on inner-development and self-improvement through tangible tools passed from Mayan elders. Many of these ways have been hidden away, protected from misuse by outsiders. Now with the emergence of the Age of Aquarius, profound knowledge from the Mayan people is being unveiled. The Mayan tradition is founded on the manifestation of spirit in the natural world. Plants, animals, minerals, the four elements, the cosmos, and everything found in the natural world plays an important role in Mayan ceremonies and daily life.

If you would like to attend and learn more about this trip please fill out our form by clicking the PRE-REGISTRATION LINK:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1u3LgcbGnwlCkEC0ZbI1GuBFlATxxZkqPkRgosMNHq5awGQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

The sites of our pilgrimage are a direct manifestation of this spirit-nature worldview. Our trip will be centered at the Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a spiritual hub for Mayan wisdom. Many of our activities will happen here and we will also travel to sacred sites throughout the region where we will participate in ceremonies.

Together with the Mayan elders we will participate in a number of traditional Mayan ceremonies and practices, including:

Mayan Fire Ceremony

To the Mayan People, the sacred fire is a living manifestation of spirit and responds to our offerings and prayers. We will participate in these ceremonies at ancient sites throughout the region.

Cacao Ceremony

The sacred cacao plant has been used as a sacrament by the Mayan people since ancient times, and in ceremony it carries the power to cleanse and purify. In addition to participating in cacao ceremonies, we will learn about the traditional uses of cacao and how to prepare it for ceremonial use.

Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

In many native traditions throughout the Americas, every home has a temazcal, a earthen chamber used for sweat lodge ceremonies. The sweat lodge is used for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. The Mayan people have a unique approach to the sweat lodge ceremony and we will participate in and learn the wisdom of this practice.

Mayan Yoga and Meditation

Over many thousands of years the Mayan people have developed an equivalent to the yoga of India. Through postures, exercises and meditations, these practices aim to connect us to the spirit realm and help us to find long lasting health and happiness.

Additionally, we will be immersed into traditional healing arts such as the Mayan massage, Mayan plant medicines to address all healing conditions, tobacco healing, tobacco divination and more. Vegetarian food will be provided for all meals and a translator will facilitate the transmission of information from Spanish to English.

OUR MAYAN ELDERS & GUIDES

Tata Pedro Cruz

One of the few surviving members of the Mayan Council of the Elders of Tz'utujil, which is a branch of the Maya Qui-che. “Tata Pedro” as he is most affectionately known, is a traditional Mayan Ajq’ij and Day Keeper, and one of the principal authorities of the Council of Mayan Elders of Lake Atitlan in Guatamala. He received the title, “Heart of the Lake Atitlan” K’U’XYA, by his fellow Mayan Council of Elders and Tz’utujil people. Tata Pedro recognizes the interconnectedness of all people, the expanding consciousness of the planet, and the urgent need to unify our spiritual, cultural and ethnic wisdom for the benefit of the planet and humanity. Tata Pedro is a globally recognized elder in the Mayan tradition and has traveled far and wide sharing knowledge, ceremonies and practices. He is the interpreter of dreams for his community and a leader of the preservation and education of Mayan day keeping and fire ceremonies.

Nana Marina Cruz

Nana Marina is the daughter of Tata Pedro and is a healer, day keeper, herbalist, and conductor of the Cacao, Temazcal and Fire Ceremonies. In addition she is highly knowledgable in the use of tobacco for healing and divination and has trained many younger healers from her community.


TRIP ORGANIZERS

AJ Block and Xango Shola

Walking together in sacred union, AJ & Shola are dedicated to developing pathways of peace and understanding by nurturing community building through education, service and the healing arts. For the past 8 years they have been traveling the world with their teacher, Maestro Manuel Rufino and the Golden Drum in an effort to weave together an inter-tribal global community that embraces the transcendental path of wisdom, love, truth and knowledge of the eternal soul.

AJ & Shola are co-founders of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs that support the preservation of arts traditions from around the world. They are active members of the Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness located in Brooklyn, New York, and are members of the Dream Seed shamanic sound healing collective, a musical ensemble that tours the planet sharing transformative sound in an effort to heal, uplift and bridge cultures and communities together.

AJ & Shola have been initiated by Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz as Mayan day-keepers and have been passed the sacred Mayan fire ceremony. Through these sacred practices, they feel blessed to be connected to this lineage and are honored to share the wisdom that resides in the living Mayan tradition with the attendees of this pilgrimage.



If you would like to attend or learn more about this trip please fill out our form by clicking the PRE-REGISTRATION LINK: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1u3LgcbGnwlCkEC0ZbI1GuBFlATxxZkqPkRgosMNHq5awGQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
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Journey To The Heart of The Maya: A 10 Day Retreat in Guatemala

Journey To The Heart of The Maya: A 10 Day Retreat in Guatemala

Apr 25, 12:00pm - May 4, 2:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St, #G55
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE MAYA
A 10-DAY ANCIENT WISDOM RETREAT

with AJ Block, Xango Shola and special guests Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina Cruz of the Tz’utujil Mayan Family of San Pedro de Atitlán

GUATEMALA

April 25 - May 4, 2018

You are invited to enter the Heart of Mayan Wisdom, a journey into ancient shamanic practices.

On this pilgrimage we will reach places where indigenous communities practice ancient ceremonies and prayers, upholding traditions which have gone uninterrupted for thousands of years.

Our journey into knowledge is focused on inner-development and self-improvement through tangible tools passed from Mayan elders. Many of these ways have been hidden away, protected from misuse by outsiders. Now with the emergence of the Age of Aquarius, profound knowledge from the Mayan people is being unveiled. The Mayan tradition is founded on the manifestation of spirit in the natural world. Plants, animals, minerals, the four elements, the cosmos, and everything found in the natural world plays an important role in Mayan ceremonies and daily life.

If you would like to attend and learn more about this trip please fill out our form by clicking the PRE-REGISTRATION LINK:

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The sites of our pilgrimage are a direct manifestation of this spirit-nature worldview. Our trip will be centered at the Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a spiritual hub for Mayan wisdom. Many of our activities will happen here and we will also travel to sacred sites throughout the region where we will participate in ceremonies.

Together with the Mayan elders we will participate in a number of traditional Mayan ceremonies and practices, including:

Mayan Fire Ceremony

To the Mayan People, the sacred fire is a living manifestation of spirit and responds to our offerings and prayers. We will participate in these ceremonies at ancient sites throughout the region.

Cacao Ceremony

The sacred cacao plant has been used as a sacrament by the Mayan people since ancient times, and in ceremony it carries the power to cleanse and purify. In addition to participating in cacao ceremonies, we will learn about the traditional uses of cacao and how to prepare it for ceremonial use.

Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

In many native traditions throughout the Americas, every home has a temazcal, a earthen chamber used for sweat lodge ceremonies. The sweat lodge is used for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. The Mayan people have a unique approach to the sweat lodge ceremony and we will participate in and learn the wisdom of this practice.

Mayan Yoga and Meditation

Over many thousands of years the Mayan people have developed an equivalent to the yoga of India. Through postures, exercises and meditations, these practices aim to connect us to the spirit realm and help us to find long lasting health and happiness.

Additionally, we will be immersed into traditional healing arts such as the Mayan massage, Mayan plant medicines to address all healing conditions, tobacco healing, tobacco divination and more. Vegetarian food will be provided for all meals and a translator will facilitate the transmission of information from Spanish to English.

OUR MAYAN ELDERS & GUIDES

Tata Pedro Cruz

One of the few surviving members of the Mayan Council of the Elders of Tz'utujil, which is a branch of the Maya Qui-che. “Tata Pedro” as he is most affectionately known, is a traditional Mayan Ajq’ij and Day Keeper, and one of the principal authorities of the Council of Mayan Elders of Lake Atitlan in Guatamala. He received the title, “Heart of the Lake Atitlan” K’U’XYA, by his fellow Mayan Council of Elders and Tz’utujil people. Tata Pedro recognizes the interconnectedness of all people, the expanding consciousness of the planet, and the urgent need to unify our spiritual, cultural and ethnic wisdom for the benefit of the planet and humanity. Tata Pedro is a globally recognized elder in the Mayan tradition and has traveled far and wide sharing knowledge, ceremonies and practices. He is the interpreter of dreams for his community and a leader of the preservation and education of Mayan day keeping and fire ceremonies.

Nana Marina Cruz

Nana Marina is the daughter of Tata Pedro and is a healer, day keeper, herbalist, and conductor of the Cacao, Temazcal and Fire Ceremonies. In addition she is highly knowledgable in the use of tobacco for healing and divination and has trained many younger healers from her community.


TRIP ORGANIZERS

AJ Block and Xango Shola

Walking together in sacred union, AJ & Shola are dedicated to developing pathways of peace and understanding by nurturing community building through education, service and the healing arts. For the past 8 years they have been traveling the world with their teacher, Maestro Manuel Rufino and the Golden Drum in an effort to weave together an inter-tribal global community that embraces the transcendental path of wisdom, love, truth and knowledge of the eternal soul.

AJ & Shola are co-founders of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs that support the preservation of arts traditions from around the world. They are active members of the Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness located in Brooklyn, New York, and are members of the Dream Seed shamanic sound healing collective, a musical ensemble that tours the planet sharing transformative sound in an effort to heal, uplift and bridge cultures and communities together.

AJ & Shola have been initiated by Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz as Mayan day-keepers and have been passed the sacred Mayan fire ceremony. Through these sacred practices, they feel blessed to be connected to this lineage and are honored to share the wisdom that resides in the living Mayan tradition with the attendees of this pilgrimage.



If you would like to attend or learn more about this trip please fill out our form by clicking the PRE-REGISTRATION LINK: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1u3LgcbGnwlCkEC0ZbI1GuBFlATxxZkqPkRgosMNHq5awGQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Apr 19, 7:30pm - Jun 29, 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.

*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25


dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

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, 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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