Past Featured Events

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Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering 2017 Highlights

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

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

Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering – July 1, 2017

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

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

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

Urban Didgeridoo Retreat NYC: Full Day Workshop on January 7, 2017, 10am-5pm

Welcome to the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat, a full day of empowering didgeridoo and world music workshops to expand your mind and inspire your music...

All Past Events

Seed Of Light: Shamanic Sunrise Dance

Seed Of Light: Shamanic Sunrise Dance

Feb 24, 10:00am - Feb 24, 1:00pm

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

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

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

Cost (cash only at door): $10 with pre-registration, $15 at the door (includes lunch)

Presenters:
DJ Set by: Ixchel Prisma

Ixchel Prisma is a is DJ and vocalist who brings the medicine of beauty and vibrancy through "sonic bass". Electronic sounds and acoustic instrumentals are blended together with uplifting lyrics, wide ranging vocals, and poetry, submerging listeners into a full spectrum experience.This journey will facilitate opening through movement in combination with the medicine of prayer, intention and sound... Leaving your heart blasted wide open...

Sound bath by: Members of Dream Seed

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 22, 7:30pm - Feb 22, 9:30pm

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

ALL SALES FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE CASH-ONLY AT THE DOOR. PLEASE COME EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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 22, 7:30pm - Feb 22, 9:30pm

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

ALL SALES FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE CASH-ONLY AT THE DOOR. PLEASE COME EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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 22, 7:30pm - Feb 22, 9:30pm

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

ALL SALES FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE CASH-ONLY AT THE DOOR. PLEASE COME EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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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149 interested  ·  23 going
Tuesday Night Kirtan

Tuesday Night Kirtan

Feb 20, 7:30pm - Feb 20, 9:00pm

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

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing!

Once a month, on Tuesday evenings, THE BHAKTI CENTER KIRTAN WALLAHS host an evening of devotional chanting. This event is offered by donation. We highly encourage you to make your donation online to reserve your spot.

Doors open at 7:15

$10-$20 suggested donation
RESERVE YOUR TICKET ON OUR WEBSITE!

ABOUT THE BHAKTI CENTER KIRTAN WALLAHS:
With the intention to bring the practice of Kirtan to more yoga studios and dedicated sacred spaces throughout Brooklyn, The Bhakti Center Kirtan Wallas came to life and light! They act in service as an extension of the beloved Bhakti Center in the East Village of Manhattan.

The group is made up of devotional singers, artists, yogis and musicians who are dedicated to spreading the light, love and teachings of Kirtan as a service to humanity on the path of light consciousness and community healing.


Jaya Jagannath Das
After 13 years of intense study and yoga discipline within the monasteries of the Krishna Bhakti tradition, Jaya Jagannath (Jaya) has recently left the quietism of monasticism to share the timeless wisdom, scholarship, and relevance of the tradition's sacred text (śastra) through song, seminars/webinars, workshops, and regular philosophy classes. Regularly traveling to South America, Russia, and India for promulgating the nimbus of śastra, he has landed in New York City's Bhakti Center as a leader in the educational department, responsible for creating and teaching literature such as Yoga-Sutra, Bhagavad-Gita, and other sacred text part of the Vedic canon. He's also a very familiar face and voice for the Bhakti Centers weekly kirtan extravaganza.


Kevin Tobar Pesántez
Kevin started his spiritual journey 8 years ago in India, where he lived for a year, studying Vedanta and yoga philosophy in various ashrams. There, he became associated with the Krishna Bhakti tradition for the first time. Throughout the years Kevin has become a yoga teacher and social worker and has worked to spread wellness and self-empowerment both in the US and abroad. After many years of travelling he found himself at New York City's Bhakti Center where he has been able to refine his love of Bhakti Yoga and become a leader doing outreach, responsible for co-creating a team of Kirtan Wallahs (kirtan leaders) and engaging with other yoga centers. Kevin works in the Lower East Side doing social work and he teaches yoga around the city with a strong emphasis on sacred text (śastra) and mantra.


Kishor Gopal Das
Kishor grew up in Alachua, Florida, where he was surrounded by kirtan from a very young age. At age 11 he started learning mridanga (clay drum). At age 18 he traveled to Vrindavan, India where he stayed for 4 months and deeply absorbed himself into the practice of kirtan. His experience in India inspired him to later return for a full year and continue his kirtan training. Kishor now lives in NYC and does kirtan for the Bhakti Center and surrounding yoga studios and spiritual centers.
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Mantra Marathon: The Ultimate Love

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Mantra Marathon: The Ultimate Love

Feb 20, 7:30pm - Feb 20, 8:45pm

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

In this special Kundalini Yoga & Meditation class, we will work with the Mere Man Loche mantra, also known as the Shabad Hazaaray; a prayer of longing for the Beloved.

Mera Man Loche was written by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru, when he was separated from Guru Ram Das, his father for a duration of time. During that period of separation, he sent these three letters to his beloved Guru and father expressing his longing for the "blessed vision of the Guru". Reciting this prayer brings union with your beloved; it expresses in deep terms the true sense, the hurt of separation; the pain endured by the heart when the thought remains focused just on union and nothing else holds any meaning; when everything else loses any interest or meaning. It is an ultimate expression of love and longing for the Divine Beloved.*

Register in advance to receive a copy of the mantra early and come ready to chant from your heart!

*https://www.soundofashana.com/lyrics/rol/mere.html

Teacher Bio

Laura Krassner (Dharam Dhyan Kaur) is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She completed her Level 1 Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India in 2013 with Golden Bridge Yoga and has traveled to Europe and the Middle East to complete Level 2 and 3 training courses in Authentic Relationships and the 21 Stages of Meditation. Laura is a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, to whom she is infinitely grateful, and a member of the Golden Drum community. She is the founder of The White Hummingbird, a site dedicated to helping others learn to love and accept themselves just the way they are. www.thewhitehummingbird.com/
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Sonadora: Exploring the Pathways of Sound and Healing

Sonadora: Exploring the Pathways of Sound and Healing

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

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

Monday, February 19th 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Register here:

Are you ready to learn more about sacred sound and healing? Sonadora is workshop series centered on shamanic sound and the exploration of its mysteries. Sacred shamanic sound is an ancient science of healing and consciousness that has been an integral part of traditions and cultures all over the world for thousands of years.

In each workshop, we will focus on various exercises to learn more about sound healing through intention setting, listening, giving, receiving and developing our intuition in relation to sound. Throughout the series, we will weave together a diverse array of sound healing techniques, instruments, practices, and disciplines to awaken our connection, and special guest teachers. We will focus on opening the voice through vocal exercises, sacred mantras, indigenous songs and chants and creating sacred sound to awaken to the inner voice and intuitive energies.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own sound healing instruments to work with to begin to develop a deeper relationship with your instrument and learn how to work with it. Although it is recommended it is not necessary: there will be instruments available for participants to work with.

There will be a sound meditation at the end of each class.

Cost: $35
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1-Day Silent Retreat

1-Day Silent Retreat

Feb 17, 8:00am - Feb 17, 10:00pm

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

Want a vacation but can only go away for a day? Come and enjoy the infinite relaxation of silence.

We will spend a day practicing meditation and yoga. Experience a full day of going deep into the self. The day will include:

4-hours of meditation
1.5 hrs of Alignment Based Yoga
1.5 hrs of Yin Yoga
Shamanic sound bath
Vegan meals and snacks
All levels welcome! Yes, beginners are welcome.

Suggested Price: $80. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission: New Moon Solar Eclipse

Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission: New Moon Solar Eclipse

Feb 16, 7:30pm - Feb 16, 9:15pm

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

This Lunation we welcome the energy of the humanitarian Aquarius. Eclipses herald times of significant change and movement. Aquarius is the sign related to the universal consciousness the WE instead of ME.

This second eclipse of the month occurs on the New Moon bringing our focus on BOLD beginnings and fresh starts, friendships, collaborations the coming together with LOVE as the revolution. Where will this eclipse impact you in your personal life?

This vibrational alignment between Earth, Sun, and Moon create a shift within our own energies. The energy of this partial solar eclipse will set the stage for the Aquarius Total Eclipse July 27th. A Solar Eclipse occurs when the New Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. The Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun creating a Solar Eclipse.

This Aquarius New Moon partial Solar Eclipse also welcomes the Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog which seems appropriate for this Aquarius New Moon Energy as Dog Year is all about fairness and equality, successful revolutions, integrity, honesty, your idealistic self in an unselfish way. It’s a powerful time of reprogramming your essential life force to align more correctly with your personal growth and the universal evolution.

During this Lunation join Abhaijot Kaur, KRI we will go on a cosmic journey using the ancient art of Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan, with a New Moon Ceremony to set the stage and honor this Dog Year and while elevating into the Revolution of the Aquarian Age. The evening will conclude with A Shamanic Sound Journey by Dream Seed’s Jerry Walsh pulling in the Indigenous sounds of sacred instruments to weave together the new programming of our physical, mental, and emotional bodies in a frequency of Light.

Golden Mylk will be served after class to hold the sensations. Come as you are, receive what you need.

*Bring something sacred for alter for activation if you feel called and a journal & pen.
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Sacred Song School with Adrian DiMatteo (Hebrew Songs)

Sacred Song School with Adrian DiMatteo (Hebrew Songs)

Feb 14, 7:00pm - Feb 14, 8:30pm

The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting, mantra, folkloric and healing songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.

Music is one of the deepest forms of prayer and healing that we carry with us throughout our lives. To learn, carry and sing a sacred song is an ability we all have, we simply need to tap into it. In our school, we invite you to tap into your own ability to use sacred song as a study, practice and way of prayer and expression. We will create an environment that promotes the development and learning of traditional sacred songs from all around the world. Each class will focus on a selection of songs, where we will learn the pronunciation, translation, and intention of the songs, as well as covering the melodic and rhythmic structure of singing the song.

Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. All singing levels are welcome.

Please arrive 5 minutes early so we may start on time:)

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

When you register, an email with the link & lyrics for the class will be sent to you 5-15 minutes after your purchase.

Please note: If you are purchasing this class but live in another country please use our address as your billing address.

97 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Community Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Community Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

Feb 13, 7:30pm - Apr 24, 8:45pm

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

Kundalini Yoga can help you handle stress, improve your health, overcome sadness, feel more energetic, enjoy your life and love yourself more deeply than ever before. Each class includes breathing exercises (pranayama), physical postures (kriya), and meditations (with and without mantras). All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Join us every Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

Donation: $10 per class.

FIRST CLASS FREE!
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Deep Yin: Shamanic Yoga & Sound Bath

Deep Yin: Shamanic Yoga & Sound Bath

Feb 12, 7:30pm - Feb 12, 9:30pm

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

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

Let the body mind and heart melt into the earth.

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

$20.00
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Raw Chocolate Making Class with Jerry Moon Murtagh

Raw Chocolate Making Class with Jerry "Moon" Murtagh

Feb 11, 2:00pm - Feb 11, 5:00pm

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

Join us for a fun and delicious afternoon learning the basics of raw chocolate preparation with Jerry "Moon" Murtagh, founder and chief chocolatier of Moonlight Chocolate. In this workshop you will learn how to make your own homemade gourmet, raw chocolate and go home with delights to share.

Raw chocolate opens the heart and brings warm feelings of positivity, creativity, and joy. As a natural antidepressant, cacao contains anadamide "the bliss molecule" and phenethylamine which triggers the release of endorphins. It is rich in magnesium, which is a necessary nutrient for heart health. Cacao, from which all chocolate is made, is world-renowned for its heart-opening properties and heavenly taste.

In this hands-on class, you will:

-Learn how to make gourmet raw chocolate in your own kitchen
-Understand the health benefits of raw chocolate, the heart-opening properties of cacao, and "tools of the trade" secrets for handcrafting pure yumminess!
-Taste each of the organic and raw ingredients and craft them into fine chocolate
-Create your own box of chocolate hearts for yourself or someone special

No prior experience is necessary. Participants will leave with the knowledge of how to make the most amazing chocolate at home and their own box of chocolate hearts. Additional ingredients, chocolates, and professional molds will be available for purchase.

Cost: $40

Photos by Inna Shnayder
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Drum Spiral with Mateo

Drum Spiral with Mateo

Feb 7, 7:30pm - Apr 25, 9:00pm

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

Throughout time and in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect us to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to deeply touch the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart.

We invite everyone to join us and experience traditions from around the world, sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats, participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into your life. We will learn drum techniques that will help us travel more freely through soundscapes. Some drums will be available.

PLEASE BRING A DRUM WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE ONE (djembe, conga, all kinds of drums are welcome).

Price: $15-$20

BIO:
Mateo Bazgier is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Under the guidance of Maestro Manuel Rufino and Elders of many traditions, he studies the use of sacred music in many forms. “I understand sound and music as a tool to create energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I am particularly interested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the world.”
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Sacred Song School with Adrian DiMatteo

Sacred Song School with Adrian DiMatteo

Feb 7, 7:00pm - Feb 7, 8:30pm

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

Every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm EST, join us at The Ark in Brooklyn or tune in to our live stream from anywhere in the world.


An email with the link & lyrics for the class will be sent to you 5-15 minutes after your purchase.

Please note: If you are purchasing this class but live in another country please use our address as your billing address.

97 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

*Previous class recordings available below



The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting, mantra, folkloric and healing songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.

Music is one of the deepest forms of prayer and healing that we carry with us throughout our lives. To learn, carry and sing a sacred song is an ability we all have, we simply need to tap into it. In our school, we invite you to tap into your own ability to use sacred song as a study, practice and way of prayer and expression. We will create an environment that promotes the development and learning of traditional sacred songs from all around the world. Each class will focus on a selection of songs, where we will learn the pronunciation, translation, and intention of the songs, as well as covering the melodic and rhythmic structure of singing the song.

Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. All singing levels are welcome.

Please arrive 5 minutes early so we may start on time:)

Donations are welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Shamanic Sound Journey

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 6, 7:30pm - Feb 6, 9:00pm

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

In this very special class, you will be led through a series of exercises followed by a 31-minute meditation accompanied by beautiful live sound including the Didgeridoo. Following the meditation, you will experience a shamanic sound journey while in a deep relaxation pose.

All levels welcome! No prior experience in yoga or meditation is necessary.

104 interested  ·  9 going
Beads on the Loom of Time: Brick Stictch Technique

Beads on the Loom of Time: Brick Stictch Technique

Feb 6, 7:00pm - Feb 6, 10:00pm

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

Beading is an ancient art that spans across most traditional cultures around the world including the Native American traditions of South, Central and North America. It has also been found in traditional cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

It is an incredible meditation and a great way to connect with the divine patterns that are within all things.

In the first class we will learn the basics of brick stitch which is a free-hand beading technique. We will go over many aspects of creating a beadwork piece from first the intention that comes even before a creation is made, how to choose colors, how to begin and finish a piece, how to create different shapes with a simple stitch, how to make a necklace, a bracelet, earrings, and how to work with creating decorative or ceremonial pieces. Beads, thread and needles will be supplied for the class in basic colors. If you would like to bring your own beads you are welcome to. It is suggested to begin working with size 11 beads or larger if you are just beginning. This way you can really see the pattern and how the beads are working together. You can either use regular seed beads or you can use Miyuki delica beads.


65.00
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Activate the Healer In You: Clear the Space

Activate the Healer In You: Clear the Space

Feb 5, 7:30pm - Feb 5, 9:00pm

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

Before you can heal others, you need to learn to heal yourself. Come and learn healing techniques from around the world, which will empower you to become your own healer.

In this class, featuring Alyona Mindlin & Adrian DiMatteo, we will discuss the monkey mind and how to keep it focused. We will explore how to sense the mental energy around us and stay in a place of curiosity, gratitude, and clarity. You will learn:

- Mantras to clear the mind and protect it from negativity
- Yoga postures to stabilize the mind
- Pranayama (breathwork) to promote balance and joy
- How to use herbs for smudging and practice this ritual

$25.00
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Smudge Fan Making Workshop

Smudge Fan Making Workshop

Feb 3, 12:00pm - Feb 3, 5:00pm

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

Ceremonial artistry is an ancient and alchemical practice that integrates the mind, the body and the spirit. Through powerful intention, skill and divine inspiration, the artist breathes life into his/her creation. Together we will develop the practice of prayerful art-making and build a tool of healing for your personal practice.

Bird feathers have been traditionally used for blessing, healing and purification by people from nations across this planet. Each person will create their own smudge fan and learn the skills that make these sacred tools profound allies.

In this four hour workshop you will learn specific techniques that will enable you to create a unique 2-feather smudge fan. We will develop a sanctified environment that promotes the creation of a sacred tool, and this requires a high level of focus and prayer.

The skills learned in this workshop will enable you to continue on your journey of fan making and empower yourself through artistic exploration.

All materials included. If you have any special items you would like to add, we encourage you to bring them.


$125.00
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 1, 7:30pm - Feb 1, 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.

dreamseedsound.com


Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, 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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231 interested  ·  26 going
SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 1, 7:30pm - Feb 1, 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.

dreamseedsound.com


Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 1, 7:30pm - Feb 1, 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.

dreamseedsound.com


Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, 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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231 interested  ·  26 going
Lunation: Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Rebirth w/ Shamanic Sound

Lunation: Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Rebirth w/ Shamanic Sound

Jan 31, 7:30pm - Jan 31, 9:30pm

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

A Total Eclipse Super Blue Moon for the first time since 1866 happens today at 11 degrees Leo. Eleven which is a master number and also the ruling number for 2018. Eleven rules the open gateway into higher consciousness and represents the Divine Feminine and the Moon. It also rules the feminine and is ripe with potential and power as it is full and reflecting the sun.

This Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse is opposite Venus, the planet of love. Like the Moon, the Venus celestial body symbolizes the Divine Feminine. A Total Lunar Eclipse is like a Full Moon on steroids, add a close orbit to the Earth (Super Moon) and emotions and instincts reach their peak.

A Total Lunar Eclipse is an excellent time to clear emotional baggage as the Moon represents our emotions, subconscious, habits, memories, moods, mother, maternal instincts, nurturing, home and need for security. Which part of our life needs nurturing right now? What part of ourselves is outdated and ready for a Rebirth?

Join Abhaijot Kaur, KRI for a special Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission with an evening of Cosmic Rebirth, followed by a Meditated Mandala making allowing us to bring in love where we need it and a shamanic Sound Journey by Dream Seeds Jerry Walsh. Come as you are and receive what you need during this once in a Blue Moon event.

Cost: $36

*Moon Ritual will be a meditation creating a Mandala out of fresh flowers, rice, and sand, candles to hold our prayers as we Rebirth our way into a new light and burn old ways.
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Sacred Song School with AJ Block

Sacred Song School with AJ Block

Jan 31, 7:00pm - Jan 31, 8:30pm

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

Every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm EST, join us at The Ark in Brooklyn or tune in to our live stream from anywhere in the world.


An email with the link & lyrics for the class will be sent to you 5-15 minutes after your purchase.

Please note: If you are purchasing this class but live in another country please use our address as your billing address.

97 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

*Previous class recordings available below



The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting, mantra, folkloric and healing songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.

Music is one of the deepest forms of prayer and healing that we carry with us throughout our lives. To learn, carry and sing a sacred song is an ability we all have, we simply need to tap into it. In our school, we invite you to tap into your own ability to use sacred song as a study, practice and way of prayer and expression. We will create an environment that promotes the development and learning of traditional sacred songs from all around the world. Each class will focus on a selection of songs, where we will learn the pronunciation, translation, and intention of the songs, as well as covering the melodic and rhythmic structure of singing the song.

Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. All singing levels are welcome.

Please arrive 5 minutes early so we may start on time:)

Donations are welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Sacred Geometry Art Class with Leona Walker

Sacred Geometry Art Class with Leona Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost $25
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Stretching and Strengthening for Back Pain

Stretching and Strengthening for Back Pain

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

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

It's time to clear old patterns, reset your habits and feel at home in your body!

We will work on strengthening and stretching the body to take care of the back. We will explore our posture while standing, sitting, and walking to clear up any habits that are causing pain.

$20.00

Teacher Bio

Alyona Mindlin is an international yoga teacher with 25 years of movement background and 13 years of spiritual practice. She teaches based on the principles of Iyengar Yoga. This practice inspires awareness, precision, relaxation, and connection to the midline. She calls it enlightenment through alignment. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and yoga student of Nikki Costello. Kula Yoga Project and the Golden Drum are her yoga homes in NYC where she practices and teaches privately. Alyona leads workshops, yoga teacher trainings, and shamanic Thai massage trainings worldwide.
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Mantra Sadhana: An Intertribal Cosmic Ritual

Mantra Sadhana: An Intertribal Cosmic Ritual

Jan 25, 8:00pm - Jan 25, 9:00pm

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

“You are a cosmic flower. Chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” ― Amit Ray

In this gathering, we will draw upon various practices and rituals from the sacred traditions of humanity to co-create a ceremonial offering towards universal consciousness, ourselves and the planet.

We will use Sanskrit mantras, a Four Directions Altar, Sacred Songs, Meditation and Breath as a tool to direct our prayers and transform our seemingly chaotic worlds into a powerful abode of compassion, benevolence and peace.

This practice is meant to empower you in what feels to be dis-empowering times. It is an experience of connection and healing for ourselves, community and families.

As we activate our sacred altar we connect to all beings throughout the planet who are also sending intentional healing and hope through the vibrations of mantra, prayer and ritual. In this way, we become one, and a greater light is spread throughout the earth for generations to come.

$10-$20 sliding donation
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Deep Yin: Shamanic Yoga & Sound Bath

Deep Yin: Shamanic Yoga & Sound Bath

Jan 25, 7:30pm - Jan 25, 9:30pm

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

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

Let the body mind and heart melt into the earth.

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

$20.00
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Uganda Medical Outreach: A Fundraiser for Peace and Healing

Uganda Medical Outreach: A Fundraiser for Peace and Healing

Jan 20, 4:30pm - Jan 20, 9:30pm

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

Join us for a special fundraiser for Uganda Medical Outreach, in honor of the birthday of Sat Guru Dr. Serge Raynaud de La Ferriere, featuring Maestro Manuel Rufino, with Carla Ashton-Carroll, Abhaijot Kaur, Amanbir Singh, Nitya and Dream Seed.

Join us for a Q+A with Maestro Manuel Rufino, Kundalini Yoga, Esoteric Acupuncture, Reiki, delicious food and live music.

This event is dedicated to providing free medical care and medications to the poor, rural families in Uganda, East Africa. 100% of the evening's proceeds will go towards medical outreach!

4:30 pm Doors Open
5:00 pm Kundalini Yoga, Esoteric Acupuncture, Reiki, and Sound Therapy Savasana
6:45 pm Vegan Dinner
7:15 pm Q&A with Maestro Manuel Rufino
8:30 pm Music with Dream Seed
9:30 pm Closing

Minimum donation: $35 cash at the door.

Donations can also be made here: www.rockchurchministriesint.com/#donate

About the Medical Outreach

Every year, Rock Church Ministries Medical Fellowship organize a medical outreach in different parts of Uganda to offer free medical check-ups, consultations, minor and major surgical operations, health education and medicines to thousands of Ugandans who have very limited access to healthcare facilities.

They aim to offer free consultations and treatment and health education to the community. The attending team comprises of pediatricians, gynecologists, surgeons, dentist & dental technologist, pharmacist, nurse, medical officers, clinical officer, and final year medical students. The last medical mission treated over 1700 patients including many children and old people. The services offered included health education, pediatric and medical consultations, dispensary, eye clinic, cancer screening, surgical care and procedures, and dental. All services and medications were given without charge. The next outreach is planned for February 2018 in a low-income rural part of Uganda, East Africa.

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.
- Carla Ashton-Carroll: @Carlahac
- Abhaijot Kaur: www.IHeartKundaliniYoga.com, I Heart Kundalini Yoga
- Joseph Amanbir Young LAc: www.authenticharmony.com, @YogiAmanbir
- Nitya: www.nityavinkinc.com, @nityavink
- Dream Seed: www.dreamseedsound.com
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Family Constellations with Debra Franklin

Family Constellations with Debra Franklin

Jan 20, 1:00pm - Jan 20, 4:00pm

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

Family Constellations was developed by Bert Hellinger during his observation of Zulu tribes. It is an effective way to transform what is holding you back so that you can live your life from your greatest potential. They uncover and dissolve the blockages affecting your relationships, finances, profession, and health so you are free to live the fulfilling life you were really meant to live.

You are about to embark on a soul journey. Are you ready?

Some of the Benefits of Family Constellations:

- Improving your relationships (parents, partner, children, colleagues, etc.)
- Turning your past into a source of strength
- Acquiring a healing inner image of your family
- Freeing you and your descendants from invisible burdens
- Transforming your blockages and self-sabotage
- Increasing your empathy, love, and compassion for yourself and others
- Opening your heart to love
- This powerful soul work assists in creating positive shifts in:

Relationships
- Success in life
- Recurring emotions (depression, fear, anxiety, sadness, feeling unworthy or unrooted, blockages, stagnation etc.)
- Achieving life goals
- Finances
- Unexplained symptoms
- Health
- Self-sabotage
- Infertility
- Addictions etc.
"A miracle is a shift in perception", says The Course of Miracles. That is exactly what begins to happen after Family Constellations. However, that is only the beginning.

Cost: $40
*pre-registration required
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