Souldish NYC: 9/1-13
))Souldish Featured Events((
A weekend of Music-Yoga-Community and Creativity. The 4th annual EVOLVE Music and Yoga Festival (www.evolvefest.com - http://bit.ly/yKc4Z) is a festive gathering for progressive, fun-loving and visionary people who wish to celebrate their creative human potential and explore ways to make life on Earth more harmonious, joyful and sustainable! The Evolve vision centers on our power to move forward as ONE family, aligning with our Planet and with all beings. Get ready- we are on the verge of something massive- we are on the edge of something profound and extraordinary in every sense! (We can all participate in what may be the most significant event in the history of the cosmos- the birth of a new being, Universal Human. A Universal Human is one who is connected through the heart to the whole of life, attuned to the deeper intelligence of nature, and called forth irresistibly by spirit to creatively express his or her gifts in the evolution of self and the world. Humans today are undergoing the process of emerging from a cultural cocoon/tomb of over-consumption as beings capable of co-creating a new world that is sustainable, compassionate, and life-affirming. Our present generation has the ability to consciously evolve in ways that are magnificent beyond imaginings!)
==Weekend of September 10 - 12==
Honoring the Divine Feminine
This is going to be a very special event and I highly recommend this because Allyson has put her heart and soul into this herself.
“Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.”
This weekend we celebrate the gloriously diverse forms of the divine feminine - open-heartedness, fierce compassion, creativity, the courage both to love and to face the shadow. Come join in a warm, supportive, sacred circle in which we will share our goals, hopes, joys and fears as we empower each other in our transformative journeys. We will explore how we can restore right-relationship to our mother, Gaia, the Earth, and delve into how archetypal expressions of feminine consciousness, such as Sophia, Shekhinah, and Shakti manifest themselves in our art, spirituality, activism, sex, nutrition, parenting, conscious entrepreneurship, medicine and healing. We will dance, chant, laugh, cry, and give voice to the divine river that runs deep within each of us. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share a few powerful days with an extraordinary group of inspiring, visionary women, including eco-heroine Julia Butterfly-Hill, psychiatrist and author of Weekends at Bellevue, Julie Holland, Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser, and legendary countercultural figure “Mountain Girl” Carolyn Garcia, among many others. Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) and morning yoga classes are included. As the autumnal equinox draws near, you may camp in the natural beauty of CoSM’s 40-acre property, or enjoy the comforts of a nearby hotel. This is also an excellent teaching moment to share with an adolescent, especially mothers and daughters of all ages. The sacred masculine is invited to join in celebrating the Divine Feminine. This is an excellent teaching moment to share with an adolescent, especially mothers and daughters of all ages. The sacred masculine is invited to join in celebrating the Divine Feminine.
“God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.”
— Gloria Steinem
(all weekend beginning Friday evening, $374 includes meals)
Day Passes are available through the website
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
To see the schedule and bios please refer to the CoSM website link below:
Facebook RSVP page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=124769834221895&ref=ts
Please Note: To secure a spot, I highly recommend that you purchase your ticket early as registration is limited in order to keep this event intimate.
==Heard through the Grapevine==
Julia Butterfly Hill and Pete Seeger at CoSM…
In an unconfirmed rumor, Pete Seeger, iconic American folk singer
and conscience of the Hudson River Valley, will meet eco-artist and
earth activist Julia Butterfly Hill at CoSM’s Honoring the Divine
Feminine Opening Ceremony Friday, September 10th. Recently confirmed,
Flordemayo, of the world renowned Thirteen Grandmother’s, will offer a
blessing at that same Opening Ceremony.
Don’t miss this historic first at CoSM.
Click Here the visit the official Honoring the Divine Feminine event page
))Other Awesome Events((
=Wednesday, September 1==
Energetics of Food: How Our Food Becomes Us
At the Interdependence Project, guest workshop with Lara Adler . Join special guest teacher Robert Chodo Campbell for meditation, teaching and discussion exploring the topic of generosity, a key practice in the Buddhist Path. We will discuss the fear that surrounds both giving and receiving and offer practices that empower the individual and communities. How do we determine the quality of our food? Is it price? It is slick packaging or special presentation? Is it home-cooked or from a fancy restaurant? How might the ways in which our food is grown or raised influence us as individuals? Which foods are the most nourishing to our spirits, and which ones may contribute to feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety? Which foods are grounding and focusing, and which foods impart light, flexible energy? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the inherent qualities of the foods we eat, along with how the ways in which they are grown, raised, harvested, and prepared, might impact and influence our mental, physical, and emotional health. We’ll cover practical ways in which you can shop for foods that positively contribute to your health and well-being and which are abundant in positive energy. You’ll learn to apply the fundamentals of food energetics to your daily life, allowing for more balanced physical, mental, and emotional states. Lara Adler is a Holistic Health Coach, specializing in conscious, ethical eating and helping individuals bridge the gap between belief systems and practical day to day life. She guides clients through a journey of self-discovery, teaching them to heal themselves through whole foods and healthy living.
(7 - 9p, $20 ; $17 IDP Full Members; $13 IDP Sustaining Members)
The Interdependence Project NYC
==Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6==
Working with Your Enemies: Finding Freedom from Hostility & Fear
With Sharon Salzberg and Robert A.F. Thurman. An enemy, whether within (in the shape of a habitual, painful mind state) or without (as someone for whom we steadily feel antipathy or fear) marks the edge between limited lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity and the potential boundlessness of these qualities. In exoteric Buddhism, “the enemy” is personified by “Mara” the devil, whom Buddha overcomes through the skillful application of wisdom and compassion. In this workshop we will consider how Mara is dealt with in the Holy Teachings of Vimalakirti as well as how Mara is viewed in other Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings. We will explore inner and outer enemies, look at the fear, anger, and anguish generated by being stuck in a mode of “us” and “them”, and focus on the liberation we are capable of. There will be periods of dialogue, discourse, question and answer, and meditation practice. Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She is one of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, and has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is The Force of Kindness, published by Sounds True. She is also the author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, published by Riverhead Books; Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and A Heart as Wide as the World, both published by Shambhala Publications; and co-author with Joseph Goldstein of Insight Meditation: A Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate (audio), from Sounds True. For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, President of Tibet House U.S., a popular lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, the translator of many philosophical treatises and sutras, and author of numerous books including the national bestseller, Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness; Anger, the fifth book from a series on the Seven Deadly Sins, offered by The New York Public Library and Oxford University Press. His most recent book is titled Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World, published by Atria Books/Beyond Words. Tibet House and Insight Members receive a 10% discount on tuition. Limited partial scholarships available—call Michael Burbank at 845-688-6897 ext.7513 for more information.
Tuition – $425 (per person); $383 (THUS members)
Three-Day Accommodations – Arrive Friday, depart Monday. Fee includes housing and gourmet vegetarian meals.
Event Info: http://www.tibethouse.us/nyoc-cal/view/101928/111
Site Info: http://www.menla.org/
==Saturday, September 4==
Positive Pressure 2
Come out and shake those booties for the one and only Mayur next Saturday along with all the other amazing artists at Positive Pressure 2 at National Underground.
We’re returning to take the next step…
159 East Houston St. between Allen & Eldridge
==Saturday, September 11==
Pirate Adventure on the High Seas
Presented by Gemini & Scorpio
Join us as we raise the massive square-rigged sails of New York’s only Tall Ship for a surreal dance party on the high seas. Rebuilt from original plans borrowed from the National Archives, the 160-foot Clipper City, with its masts rising 135′ off the deck, is a faithful replica of the clipper ships that plied America’s waters more than a century ago. Expect wild music to delight your ears, colorful costumes to delight your eyes, full cash bar to delight your gullet, and plenty of surprises to delight your soul. Find yourself face to face with the Statue of Liberty with a cocktail in one hand, a dance partner in the other, and towering sails soaring above. Dress: pirate, of course!
100 cruise tickets available for advance presale, 25 more at the door, first come, first served. We highly recommend buying your tickets early.
Aboard tall ship Clipper City, Pier 17, South St Seaport, 21+
11:30pm - 2:30am boat party w/cruise, $30 adv/$40 dock (limited tix)
Official site: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Taste of last cruise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3AvHJgtA1o
==Saturday, September 4==
Stranded III: The Forbidden City
Party by Balktick and Winkel. This is a clandestine metropolis of dynastic grandeur and libertine attractions. Dare you enter the Forbidden City and risk leaving the mundane world behind for good? Winkel & Balktick events are community projects that are created by a group of artists, volunteers and other merrymakers. If you like what you’ve seen or expect from us, we welcome you to join our ranks. We are seeking art projects, performances, music, general volunteers and event/theater/film production professionals. RSVP and questions to info at wandbnyc. [G&S note: “stranded” as in, not at Burning Man. So this dynamic duo creates a replacement celebration in NYC. Can’t recommend enough. In fact, volunteer.]
(At a palatial warehouse in Brooklyn, lineup, pricing and details at link below.)
==Wednesday, September 15==
The Transition Movement – From Oil Dependence to Community Resilience
Bring others with you to hear an informative and inspirational talk by Michael Brownlee, who was instrumental in bringing the Transition movement to the United States from England, and who is co-founder of the first Transition Initiative in the U.S., in Boulder, CO.
==Thursday-Sunday, September 16-19==
Introduction to Transition
This program provides a comprehensive overview of the Transition model for decreasing oil dependency and building local resilience – its premises and practices, along with an experiential introduction to the “head, heart, and hands” of Transition.
==Thursday, September 30==
Sweeping the Dust
A Book Party at Jivamukti Yoga School NYC
SDavid and Sharonharon Gannon, David Life, davidlifenamaste Lantern Books & the Entire Jivamukti Community Invite you to celebrate the book release of Sweeping the Dust by our dear Jivamukti Yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti with Foreword by Sharon Gannon, co-founder of the JivamuktiYoga method
(6:30pm to 9)
Jivamukti Yoga School will celebrate the launch of the second book
of Ruth Lauer Manenti’s, titled Sweeping the Dustpublished by Lantern
For many years at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City and throughout the country, popular and highly regarded yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti (affectionately known as “Lady Ruth”) has been offering her students “dharma talks” stories from her life that accompany her classes and represent the yogic commitments to ahimsa (non- violence), compassion, and service. The teachings she gives are simplistic, yet poignant and memorable. In Sweeping the Dust, you’ll find over forty of these talks, which are accompanied by a reading from classic Hindu scripture, and composed with humor and sensitivity. Sweeping the Dust is the perfect gift for the aspiring yogin and any spiritual seeker wanting to live with thoughtfulness and integrity. - Shri Brahamanda
“Ruth embodies yoga. She’s an artist, a living spirit, someone who walks the talk, the real thing. As a teacher, she goes far beyond the asanas to connect mind, body, and spirit and bring out the smile inside. To have her words of wisdom by your side is truly a unique and special gift.” -Donna Karan, Founder, Urban Zen
“Ruth’s stories reveal the teacher in each passing day, the magician in each
sunrise and sunset, and the wisdom of a smile and a wink. Ruth is like
Sakshi, the witness to all the comings and goings of life, who provides the
detachment of liberated living.” -David Life, co-founder, Jivamukti Yoga
Delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.
(6:30p – 9p , Free Public Event )
The Jivamuktea Café
841 Broadway, 4th Fl