Souldish NYC: March 26 - April 4
This week, envision elaborate Sitar Dreamscapes with Dawoud Kringle, Explore the Journey with the Suluk Academy, watch "The Film You Did Not See," groove into TimeWave 2012, learn some Tantra Wisdom, tune into Transition Towns, ime-travel to rococo Paris with a Baroque Bash, and perceive the power of light with Luminous Flux. For more in-depth events, subscribe to the Souldish newsletter. Remember to email your events to salma(at)souldish(dot)com.
Until next week,
Salma, Jonathan, Renee
)))))Souldish Featured Event(((((
=====Friday, March 27=====
Sitar Dreamscapes with Sufi Musician and Poet Dawoud Kringle
Come join us for a transformative evening of Sitar dreamscapes that fuse elements of modern jazz with classical sounds. Dawoud’s music brings forth lost memories of the rapture of life and just may take you to the sparkling territory of ecstasy and joy. He has tirelessly serving the community at CoSM's full moon ceremony's for many years with inspirational music and sufi inspired poetry. Dawoud Kringle is a sitarist and guitarist who composes his own music, a fusion of Eastern and Western styles he calls “Mystic Jazz.” Some of his compositions are purely instrumental; others incorporate socially and/or spiritually conscious lyrics. Dawoud incorporates musical techniques from around the world, and also develops different styles on the sitar. He has also created a sitar synthesizer which he uses in his music. I encourage you to come early or RSVP because seating is limited.
Nurture New York
1123 Broadway at 25th St, suite 1205. Subway: R, W to 28th St.
(7:30p – 10p, $10)
=====Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29=====
Introduction to Suluk Academy
The Suluk Academy is a school of esoteric Sufi studies founded by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan in 2002. The Academy's guiding vision derives from the spiritual legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927), the mystical philosopher and musician who gave definitive modern expression to the timeless and universal wisdom of Sufism. The Suluk Academy offers spiritual training programs based upon the teachings of the Sufi Order International (SOI). The Academy provides an opportunity to participate in a focused study of the essential perspectives and spiritual practices of the SOI's esoteric school, emphasizing the soul's natural unfoldment in life through the cultivation of balance and integration. This month we are offering a special opportunity to learn more about the SOI and Suluk Academy through our introductory weekend titled Exploring the Journey. This is also an excellent chance to visit our beautiful retreat center and residential community, the Abode of the Message. No previous experience with Suluk Academy or the Sufi Order is required to participate in this event, and no further commitment is requested. I hope you will consider joining us for this program.
Abode of the Message
5 Abode Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125
(Weekend Workshop, $260)
contact email@example.com or 518-794-7834, ext 128
=====Thursday, March 26=====
CoSM's New Moon Ceremony
Join Alex and Allyson Grey for an evening of wisdom, devotional chanting and prayer from all traditions to celebrate the New Moon! Alex and Allyson will speak about their exhibit at East West Gallery as well as updates on their new Art Sanctuary. Space is limited, call 212-243-5995 for reservations.
78 Fifth Ave at 14th St, 2nd fl
(7 - 10p, $25)
=====Friday, March 27=====
Free Screening of “The Film You Did Not See”
“The Film You Did Not See” follows a group of aspiring artists struggling to find their voice and pursue enlightenment. This film shares a funny, intellectual and touching experience in a fresh format. It explores issues like the human condition, the ego, and the importance of art as each character confronts their own personal challenges — from an unsupportive spouse to bouts of uncontrollable madness. And then it is all turned upside down. Everything you thought you saw is called into question. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
The New School, Room #404
66 W. 12th St between 5th/6th Avenue
(8pm discussion, 8:30- 10pm screening, Free)
=====Also on Friday=====
Introduction to TimeWave 2012 with Parashakti and Rene Migliaccio
This is an introduction to a four-week workshop that will provide the tools needed for finding your authentic voice, movement, and expression. With your body as a vessel for the spirit, your commitment to nurturing this relationship will extend beyond the individual to the collective body and spirit of the group, intuitively performing and manifesting together as one.
78 Fifth Ave
(6 -10p, $20)
=====Saturday, March 28=====
The Return of Rococo Party: A Baroque Bash
Join us as the extravagance of 1770 rococo Paris meets the eclecticism of 2009 underground NYC nightlife. Think Amadeus, Marie Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, but with a thoroughly modern twist. This 4th installment of the [arty will feature burlesque, spectacles, aerialism, hula hoop acrobatics, magic, juggling, baroque “makeovers”, fortune telling, and live techno baroque and rococo rock music. Powdered wigs, powdered faces, candelabras, masques, and big hair will all abound in the most baroque ball since the guillotine came down. Live music and art by SnazzMammoth, kmbs, Rebecca Agostine, and Sir DJ Rapscallion. S
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main St. Brooklyn, Dumbo; 718- 222- 8500
=====Also on Saturday=====
Art Tour with Alex Grey
Come celebrate Alex Grey's recent return from Egypt! Visit East West Books' 2nd floor art gallery first for a tour of the new CoSM artspace in NYC with Alex Grey, follwed by a slide show and discussion of CoSM and his art.
CoSM @ EastWestGallery
78 Fifth Avenue @ 14 St. NYC
(7 - 9p, $25)
=====Also on Saturday=====
CoSM's Entheocentric Salon
Join CoSM for a night of dance, music and healing featuring beats from DJs Primate, Pedro and visual art b VJ Jonathan Singer. This event will also feature cutting edge urban art from Miami’s Wynwood District. Live painting by Alex and Allyson Grey as well as other CoSM resident artists will begin at 11pm.
286 Meserole St. Brklyn
(8p - 4a, $20)
http://www.cosm.org or http://jungle.tl
=====Also on Saturday=====
It is a time for new beginnings, for love and friendship. When we love we have everything. Do you want a more delicious loving relationship? Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality. Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving. Integrate the spiritual self with the sexual heart. We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love. Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply. Come and celebrate your divine being. In this workshop you will give yourself the permission to unwind, expand your desires, learn to contain and expand sexual energy, explore primal movement undulations, develop compassionate communication skills, regain joy and playfulness, heal through the breath. Instructor Anita De Francesco will teach breath, undulation communication and small Puja. Wear easy cloths to move in, bring blanket, mat, or cushion, water and snack. This workshop is open to all, couples and singles alike.
55 Bethune St, # 215h Barnaby Ruhe, 917-721-2541
RSVP via paypal to email@example.com or mail to p.o. box 2492 Phila. Pa. 19147
(12p - 4p, $45 suggested donation)
=====Tuesday, March 31=====
Michael Brownlee on Transition Towns
Join us for a very special opportunity to hear Michael Brownlee speak about the Transition Movement. Michael is the co-founder of Transition Boulder County, the first Transition Initiative in North America. He will introduce the Transition Towns model, speak of building the Boulder community and offer ideas and inspiration for those of us ready to revision and reinvent the way we live and work. Now arriving in the U.S., Transition empowers communities to squarely face the challenges of peak oil and climate change, and to unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers to this momentous question: For all those aspects of life that this community needs to sustain itself and thrive, how are we going to drastically reduce carbon emissions in response to climate change, significantly rebuild resilience in response to peak oil, and greatly strengthen our local economy in response to economic instability? Transition initiatives, designed to achieve relocalization at the community level, represent one of the most promising ways of engaging people and communities in strengthening themselves against the effects of these monumental challenges, resulting in a life that is more fulfilling, socially connected and resilient. Hundreds of communities around the world are joining together in the fastest-growing social change movement in history, unleashing their collective genius to meet the greatest challenges of our time.
The Next Stage
243 W. 30th Street (b/w 7th & 8th Ave); 11th Flr
=====Wednesday, April 1=====
The Path of the Pen
People write for many different reasons – for insight and direction, healing and forgiveness, communication and comic relief. Whether you are looking for a path to self-discovery or the road to publication, learn to write from the text of your own life in this inspirational and experiential workshop in memoir. As part of a collaborative exploration of our personal journeys, we will use scents, photos, and other props to awaken our memories. We will tell stories to warm up for writing. And we will jumpstart our pens with writing starts, words and phrases that will give you a clear set of footprints to follow onto the blank page. Along the way, you will discover how to silence the critical inner voices that stifle creativity, throw away the rules that bind the imagination, and carve out the time and space for writing. By the end of the workshop, you will have in hand your first writer’s notebook–created in just 15 minutes a day and filled with stories to preserve, publish, or pass on. Note: Please bring a notebook and pen. There will be a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. This course is open to new and returning students. This is a weekly course for six sessions every Wednesday beginning on April 15 and ending on May 20 from 8pm to 10pm.
New York Open Center
83 Spring St # 1; (212) 219-9635
(8-10p, free intro, full course: $185 members, $200 nonmembers)
=====Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5=====
Luminous Flux: Perceived Power of Light
Gemini & Scorpio and Leo Kuelbs present Luminous Flux, a full weekend of eye-popping video art on the theme of flight, as explored through selected works, installations, live multimedia performances and VJ sets in the spectacular Galapagos Art Space. Luminous Flux is the measure of perceived power of light. Over the course of our event, over 30 artists harness this power to present their unique interpretation of flight, with works ranging from abstract to whimsical to challenging to dazzling. Kuelbs showcases video work in a unique 4-channel environment, a "living gallery" devoted to one artist at a time on four screens, all in one 2-hour looped reel that will be shown on all three nights. G&S concoct their usual wild mix of live performance, circus, spectacle and dance party, this time revolving heavily around innovative video work. Luminous Flux will consist of four live showcases over three days. Friday's Fearless Flux takes chances with experimental, explorative, and exciting multimedia performances and VJ sets. Saturday's Space Flux joins forces with Space Tourism Society to present Yuri's Night, the annual space-themed costume party to celebrate the anniversary of the first man in space. Sunday's daytime Family Flux is a video and dance party for kids big and small, with puppets, spectacle and more. Sunday's all-night Luminous Flux Artist Party is the artist reception and live video mixing playground, with each participating VJ taking a turn at the decks.
Fri, April 3: Fearless Flux, 11pm-4am, $10 [experimental multimedia performance]
Sat, April 4: Space Flux - Yuri's Night, 8pm-4am, $15 adv/$25 door for full event/$15 after midnight [space-themed costume dance party]
Sun, April 5: Family Flux, 2pm-6pm, $5 kids/$7 adults/$20 family ticket (for four) [spectacle, hooping & dancing]
Sun, April 5: Luminous Flux Artist Party, 8pm-2am, $10 [dance party with live VJ sets + multimedia performance]
Fri-Sun Weekend Pass: $20
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, DUMBO, BK
(Times and ticket prices vary)
=====Saturday, April 4=====
Horned Ball 5: Quetzalcoatl Comes early!
Be prepared for "a night of dancing, art and exploration of 2012, the Mayan calendar, & mankind's coming elevation". GlobeSonic will supply the vibes featuring DJs Fabian Alsultany, Derek Beres, Bill Bragin, and several other spinsters weaving the soundscape with threads of techno-house beats and worldly-apocalyptic rhythms. Reality Sandiwch's Daniel Pinchbeck will speak about 2012 and beyond. Dress as your favorite mythical being, plumed serpent, or "spring bacchanalia," but don't forget your horns! Here are costume pics from last year's festivities. There is also going to be a corset fashion show by Laura Sheedy, interactive art, drink specials, initiation rituals, and much more. Doors open at 10pm. Tickets are on presale right now and also available at the door.
Sandra Cameron Dance Center
199 Lafayette Street (between Kenmare & Broome)
$15 limited presale tix on sale now, 10pm to 5am+
Tickets at the door: $20/Costume, $30/Normal
21+, drink specials all night.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Where There's Smoke There's Fire
Where There's Smoke There's Fire is a celebration of love, energy, and the art of spoken word. It is a night when the barrier that separates the stage and audience crumbles. When the line between performer and observer blurs. When the shifts from tragedy to comedy feel both natural and necessary. When the smoke rising from the fire inside us is contagious and the spoken imagery transcends into visions. Come join the experience.All good things come to an end...and Where There's Smoke, There's fire. Join the Intangible Collective and suny Slam Fam as they finish their tour.... and the haze and the flames all coalesce and descend upon the enooooormous Wonderland Loft & rooftop in Astoria (that's in queens, yall)... followed by dj2melo (eNoize) spinning some reggae, old skool hip hop, funk, soul, breaks, latin, and jungle boogies or all things intangibles go here for wonderland http://www.wonderlandny.com arise from the ashes Where There's Smoke There's Fire is a celebration of love, energy, and the art of spoken word. It is a night when the barrier that separates the stage and audience crumbles. When the line between performer and observer blurs. When the shifts from tragedy to comedy feel both natural and necessary. When the smoke rising from the fire inside us is contagious and the spoken imagery transcends into visions. Come join the experience. 8:30pm--- Poetry 10:30pm--- live music w/ the Intangible emcees.
38-01 23rd ave Upstairs (Buzzer #201); astoria queens
(8p - 2a, $10, $7 with rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention Souldish!)
=====Also on Saturday======
The Vagina Monologues at 4th Univesalist Society with Kiana Love and others
Be Wild Woman & The 4th Universalist Society Very Proudly Present
The Vagina Monologues
As part of the 2009 V-Day Community Campaign, we are proud to present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for local organizations working to end violence against women and girls.Cast and Crew: Hillary Bradley - Actress / Actor, Joey Brenneman - Actress / Actor, Nancy Robillard - Director, Deborah Roth - Organize. The Vagina Monologues has been produced in thousands of colleges, universities, cities, towns and high schools since 1998, with unrivaled success. These events have been responsible for raising millions of dollars for local charities over the last 10 years. The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Note from Kiana: "I am very excited to be a sponsor for the Vagina Monologues, as well as performing "I was there in the room" for the event at the 4th Universalist Church on April 4th! You can find more information in the left hand column of this newsletter. I just found out that Dell Williams, founder Eve's Garden, will also be performing!" V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. Read more about V-Day: http://newsite.vday.org/
4th Univesalist Society
160 Central Park West @ 76th St.
76th St & Central Park West. Easily accessible to the A, C, 1, 2, and 3 trains.
(7 - 9:30p, $20+)
=====Sunday, April 19=====
Sacred Warrior Training: Vision with Jonathan Phillips
A sacred warrior is one who walks in harmony with the divine force of the universe, leading from the heart on our journey to manifest personal and spiritual transformation in the world. In this workshop, we will focus on vision – seeing and perceiving our body’s auric fields and incorporating that knowledge to bring about health and happiness in our lives. We will also engage in exercises to open the third eye for better insight, intuitive wisdom and to access our creative power. Alchemical heart circles, sacred warrior chanting, and kundalini raising exercises will also take place. This workshop is ideal for people who are feeling held back or want an added boost toward reaching the next step in their lives.
Jonathan Phillips is a Reiki Master, Bioenergetics Practitioner, and Founder of the NYC Gnostics. He is the Community Director of Evolver.net, News Editor of Reality Sandwich, and Executive Editor of Souldish.com.
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd Fl
Sunday, April 19 4:30-6:30pm
)))))Calls for Volunteers(((((
If you are over 25 and have a driver's license and car insurance....please consider volunteering for our community garden group this weekend (see our blog www.gosustainable.blogspot.com) We have a vehicle if we can get an insured 25-year-old to use it to drive to long island either thursday afternoon or more likely sunday morning.
As a student group, we have very limited funds but of course we will bake you some cookies ;) to take with you on your journey.....
You'll also get to be proud that you've helped a great group of committed students in our small but important efforts to expand awareness of food sustainability on Columbia University's campus. We do an incredible amount of things including permaculture lectures, vermicomposting workshops, and of course, produce a good amount of food---but only if we have compost!
Please contact me (Erin) ASAP at ea2211[ at ]barnard[ dot ]edu if you can help us out with this!
))))Burner News and Announcements(((((
The brackets for the Burner Championship Invitational tournament are up: http://www.slideshare.net/steveratti/burner-championship-invitational There are 50 spots left so stop on by Happy Hour or just drop me a line to sign up. It's $15 - cash or paypal.
Winner takes: $300
2nd place takes: $150
3rd & 4th places get their $15 back
Everyone else gets to meet and compete with new burner friends and cheer on the rest. The next competition is: #39 Leah Spieler VS #40 Chassy. They have not announced their contest as of yet but be assured the commissioner is on it.
Exciting news from Sarah Moon at New York Loves Mountains: New York Loves Mountains would like to share with you amazing, breaking news. Just hours ago, the EPA announced a halt on all mountain top removal permits, stating that it would like to evaluate the mining technique's effects on waterways and wetlands. It's not assured yet that this will lead to the end of mountain top removal, but it's an incredible step in that direction. It's a day to celebrate and dream of what the future may hold when we can shift our energies from stopping this destructive practice to rebuilding and renewing the abundance of Appalachia. To help ensure this halt is permanent, please call the White House now to personally thank President Obama: 202-456-1111. For more information, please read Jeff Bigger's story in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/breaking-news-change-is-g_b_1.... And here's the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/03/24/washington/AP-EPA-Mountaintop...
)))))Call for Artists((((
Sex Cells: An Open Call for Erotic Cell Phone Art, made from the palm of your hand.
In an age where vibrations announce flirtations in the form of texts & conquests are captured with cell phone photos and video, 3rd Ward is challenging you to take it up a notch - a bedpost notch, This nationwide open call is a search for well-executed, erotic expressions made only with a cell phone. Videos, photos and texts will all be accepted. $500 will be awarded for the most intriguing submission and all work will be curated into a group show with a huge opening reception Select submissions will also be published in 3rd Ward's quarterly publication. Submit now. Free to submit, now through April 15th.
Souldish's editorial director, Jonathan Phillips is opening up his Reiki healing practice for more clients. He combines a unique mixture
of Reiki healing frequencies and bionergetic philosphy that can alleviate anxiety, grief, and depression, release physical pain and
emotional trauma, help one overcome addictions, and to acquire more confidence and happiness while making positive changes in one's life. If interested in a session, email jonathan(at)evolver(dot)net.