Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
228 South Ocean Avenue
Freeport, New York
Come and enjoy a Drum Circle as Druumatics welcomes back the light with friends and rhythm. Bring your hand drums and small percussion toys. Donation $10. (All proceeds go to SNUUC). Light refreshments will be served.
MORE INFO HERE
SNUUC will also be hosting a Potluck dinner at 6:00 PM. Bring a dish to share, make some new friends, share stories, play games, see why people come to SNUUC.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
December 18, 2010 ~ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The mandala, Sanskrit for "circle or container of essence," has been used throughout history in various cultures as an aid to meditation, prayer, and journeying within. Mandala drawing can be a means to access this inner Light always available in us, a resource for inner strength.
Join Eileen Rose ("Rosie") on the Winter Solstice at CoSM to welcome back the light which is always within us.
Through meditation and holding strong intentions, participants will intuitively receive and illuminate sacred symbols for healing, inner strength and manifestation, as they create luminous mandalas. Participants of any skill level will create illuminated mandalas using colored pencils on black paper and other simple materials. This joyous and non-competitive workshop will include a releasing burning ritual and the creation of a communal sand mandala after the Full Moon ceremony that night. At the time when darkness is long, this workshop is an opportunity to reclaim our inner Light.
Admission: $65.00 (all art supplies included)
- mandala drawing workshop (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
- healthy vegetarian dinner
- admission to the Full Moon Ceremony (7:00 pm - 12:00 am)
- admission to the Solstice Celebration (12:00 am - 4:00 am)
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NYMore Info Here
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The day featured John “Jembe John” Ward teaching traditional African rhythms, Nydia “Liberty” Mata teaching Latin rhythms, Khadyjah Harper-Alleyne teaching traditional West African rhythms and dances, the beautiful and graceful Janeena teaching Middles Eastern belly dancing, and Edwina Lee Tyler stirring all our souls with her spiritual drumming class. Her teaching, singing and performance touched us all on a deep level and opened our hearts.
The turnout was great, but more important than that was that the energy of the group was awesome. It truly represented the group intention we held in our hearts as we did the communal mandala: to create peace though community. Like the Unitarian Universalists that hosted the gathering, we held that our drumming and dancing would break down all barriers and differences, unite us in love and light... We held that we would have unconditional love for all regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, familial structure, income or abilities and remember that we are all ONE.
You can view more photos from the event at my website here: A Day of Drum and Dance
Thank you to the UU of Freeport, all teachers, participants, and the hardworking, dedicated, organizers Sharon Nanos, Lauren D’Angelo, Gretchen Rieger, Terri Rubenstein, and Gail Goldstein, etc. I send my love and gratitude.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
It is a time of harvesting and giving thanks for our bounties while preparing for the winter ahead. It is also a time to think about planning what you want to create… As Spring is a time of birth and new beginnings, Autumn is a time when things begin to shed. The leaves change colors and animals prepare for the coming cold.
This is a time of becoming aware of ones fragility and with the increasing hours of night, a time to go within - not just physically, but to go within our minds as well, reflecting on life’s meaning. As this is also a time associated with the dead, it is a good time to remember those we loved that have passed, remembering the gifts they left with us.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Over the summer, I created this mandala inspired by Kaho’s work using colored pencils with the addition of gel pens. Thanks Kaho!
(Click to enlarge photo)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I'm thinking of calling it 'Awaken from the Chrysalis' although I'm open to other titles. Ideas?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation
228 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
Edwina Lee Tyler, Nydia "Liberty" Mata, John Ward, Khadyjah Harper-Alleyne, JANEENA
Cap the day with an energetic Drum and Dance circle
For registration or more information:
Register by August 15, 2010: $69 ($79 after August 15)
Deadline: September 10, 2010
Includes breakfast, refreshments, all classes and drum and dance circle