Souldish NYC Events October 9 - 15, 2009
)))))Souldish featured event(((((
====Saturday, October 10=====
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action with director Velcrow Ripper in person
Fueled by the belief that “another world is possible,” Fierce Light is acompelling, global journey into the world of spiritual activism, anexploration of what Martin Luther King called “Love in Action,” and Gandhi called “Soul Force”; what Ripper is calling “Fierce Light.”Acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper takes an insightful look at change motivated by love, featuring interviews with spiritual activists Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, famed tree sitter Julia Butterfly Hill, American Civil Rights legend, Congressman John Lewis, Alice Walker, bell hooks, Joanna Macy, Van Jones, and more.
(7 pm, $10)
88 Broadway, Suite 1108
=====Sunday, October 11=====
Evolver NYC Presents Shine Your Fierce Light - Unleash the Power of Spirit In Action
Shine your fierce light. A Workshop with Velcrow Ripper ”Inspiring and Energizing.”~Leslie Hayman. This fierce workshop with spiritual activist and award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper explores the power that is released when spirituality is combined with action. Gandhi called it “Soul Force,” Thich Nhat Hahn calls it “Love in Action;” for Ripper it is “Fierce Light.” It is the power of the sacred warrior, heart centered and fierce at the same time. Featuring dynamic “engaged spirituality” practices and meditations, visualizations and exercises, the workshop will offer key tools to unleash your own “Fierce Light” and take action from a spiritual perspective. “A wonderfully engaging, thought provoking and spiritually uplifting workshop. We are going to turn the world around through these kinds of happenings all over the globe. ”~ Angel Hamilton, participant. Learn how to integrate the head and the heart, “doing” and “being,” compassion and action, in order to be of the highest service both to yourself, and the world around you. Join thousands of spiritual warriors around the world, and become part of “The Great Turning,” helping to make the shift from the industrial growth society, to the life sustaining civilization. A holistic journey of integration, from the personal, to the global, from the inner to the outer and back again. Discover your own Fierce Light, and let it loose on the world.
In this workshop you will:
~ expand your sense of self from the Ego Centric to the World Centric and Kosmocentric view.
~ learn to transform conflict through “love in action”.
~ explore the integration of mind, body, spirit and shadow.
~ transform your relationship to this era of crisis into a time of tremendous opportunity and awakening, while avoiding overwhelm and burn out.
~ deepen your sense of interconnection with humanity and the planet.
~ develop a concrete action plan to manifest your own “Fierce Dream”
44 East 32nd Street
11th - ROOM 5; 212-685-2848
Please Rsvp to: email@example.com
Film: The Water Front (53 Minutes)
Liz Miller’s powerful documentary tells the story of residents of Highland Park, Michigan and their struggle against the privatization of the local water supply. Highlighting how a system prone to corruption affects basic human rights, this moving account foreshadows what could be in store for municipalities around the world facing their own water challenges. (www.waterfrontmovie.com) New York State’s water supply is currently threatened by gas drilling in the vast Marcellus shale layer which spans three states. Joe Levine, chair of NYH2O, will be on hand before the screening to discuss this critical local issue and what we can do to prevent the destruction of our watershed. He will also be showing an 8 minute clip from Josh Fox’s film “Water Under Attack.”
(7p, $5 suggested donation)
“The Gallery” at John Haynes Holmes House
28 East 35th Street, Manhattan
Neighborhood Energy Network & Tristate Food Not Lawns http://www.tristatefoodnotlawns.org/
Sierra Club NYC http://www.nyc.sierraclub.org/
The Green Sanctuary Committee,
The Community Church of New York, Unitarian Universalist http://www.ccny.org
“Resistance Cinema”/Action for Justice Committee http://russellbranca.com/AriaAperta/Projects/ResistanceCinema.html
=====Friday, October 9=====
Capricious Shiva: The Quantum Yoga Master Sequence Workshop - With Lara Baumann
Capricious Shiva: The Quantum Yoga Master Sequence represents a challenging dynamic composition or vinyasa. Whilst always increasing prana or vitality, here the breath initiates, sustains and deepens movement, ensuring integrity and coalescence. The sequence includes strong core work, deep stretches, strengthening exercises and advanced arm balances. It peaks in Shiva Natarajasana, a posture that emulates Shiva dancing his cosmic dance of transcendence. It is accompanied by smooth electronic house music, which sets a positive mood and steady pace. Experienced yoga practitioners will be given the chance to further their understanding of vinyasa yoga, whilst integrating a creative system that leads to independent, intelligent and inspirational practice. Advanced Level.
(6:30p to 9p, $30)
265 West 37th Street, 17th Floor (at 8th Avenue) and is easily accessible via the A, C or E trains to 34th Street/Penn Station; 212-616-8662
=====Saturday, October 10=====
Come and party at Seed Gallery in Newark. Once again Seed is hosting a party not to be missed. A Large Canvas will be hung from ceiling, downstairs, for everyone to come and paint as a group. We will also have three stages with three people dressed completely in a white canvas suit for everyone to paint on…Come and in-joy Opus Novus (Directed by Kaliptus)(Management by Robert Perez) (Hosted by Gizem Bacaz)This event will also take place during the awesome artshow Psychotropia, which will be over 11-12-09. The Living Paint Group will also do their performance arts piece,… “Genesis” Here are the DJ’s featuring goa, psytrance, hardstyle, grime, two-step, ragga, drum and bassa nd breaks: Hecticmindz, Wizdom Reinz, Break Bomb, Orphen. Please be sure not to hang outside in front of the gallery in large groups to avoid cops & loitering issues. If you need to go out for whatever reason, please walk down at least 2 blocks… Thanks!
(10p - 5a, $10)
239 Washington St.
====Also on Saturday=====
The Dance of Love & Nurturance - JourneyDance with Trinity
Powerful dance rituals will break thru blockages you may be experiencing that have been getting in the way of your true self. We will dance our love, tears, ecstasy, passion, power, and prayers! We may dance soft, slow, medium, subtle, hard or fast. We will get in touch with whatever way our body and soul needs to authentically move. We may laugh, cry, scream, shout or just simply be quiet and still. It is really about you being with and authentically expressing whatever is fully there for you. This dance practice is deeply powerful and transformational. For this special Fall JourneyDance we will Fall more deeply in love with ourselves, filling ourselves with love, drinking the nectar of our own wonderful energy and sharing it with a vibrant loving community. Causing us to expand the love we have for ourselves and others. Yes! Yes! Oh Yes! This is the Dance of Love and Nurturance. So come bring your beautiful heart and fill and bathe yourself with the ecstatic delicious nurturing love of your own dance. JourneyDance is an improvisational dance experience. Dancers are inspired by passionate world music, dance rituals and improvisational dance suggestions. No dance experience is necessary.
(7:15p - 9:30p, $30 advance $40 day of)
219 W 19th Street (bet.7th & 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10011
You must register at the meetup site below to get the adv rate-
http://www.thedancingpath.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonsense NYC 10th Anniversary Show
From 7 to 9 p, artists, collectives, and makers look into the future with a salon-style gallery show on the main floor. The enemy of anyone celebrating 10 years in New York is nostalgia. To fight it, we decided to ask what people want to see in the *next* 10 years. Then, from 9 p to 1 a, we turn the brand-new second floor space into eight different theatrical venues for a series of intimate performances starting every five minutes. Featuring Lauren Darling’s Hungry for More, a Lady Circus Clothing Swap, and Sxip’s Quarter Hour of Charm among other delights. Be there to get tickets early. At 1 a we celebrate 10 years with a special commemorative performance and open up the entire space for dancing amid the performance detritus. Featuring DJs Joro Boro, Dirty Finger, Stache, Small Change, and Justin Carter until very, very late. More music by Raya Brass Band and King Expressers. Advanced Tickets Highly Encouraged. *Door tickets not available until 1 a the night of the show* A one-night physical manifestation of the Nonsense NYC email list, celebrating 10 years of weird art and culture coverage in New York City. Featuring artwork by 75 artists and collectives, an all-night dance party, and performances every five minutes. With eight installation theater spaces and a spectacular spectacle on a brand new floor at one of the best venues in Brooklyn, 3rd Ward.
(7p – late, $10)
Advance tickets available online at http://www.nonsensenyc.com/special/ or in person at Bluestockings Bookstore at 172 Allen St., NYC.
Click here for complete details http://www.3rdward.com/special-events/2009/10/10/nonsense-nyc-10th-anniv....
=====Week of October 11 - 17=====
Healthy Living Week at East West NYC
Monday Oct 12 - Saturday Oct 17. Join us at East West Living for an
extraordinary week of free talks, author signings, mini sessions and
networking with others in the New York City Health and Wellness
community. The East West community is committed to showing you a
variety of alternative ways to enhance your health and stay healthy and
flu-free during the changing of the seasons and calm, joyous and fit as
we approach the annual holiday season. All day, everyday, we will host
a variety of accomplished speakers sharing their valuable knowledge
within an array of healing modalities. Our evenings bring top authors
into our city and store for lecture and book signings.
Please visit our website for all details.
(See website for times, Free)
78 5th Ave
=====Sunday, October 11=====
11th Annual Shamanic Gathering in Central Park
Join our growing Earth honoring community and celebrate the Spirit
World. Come drum, sing, dance, journey and shapeshift with us following
the many traditions being shared by shamans — Native American,
Mesoamerican, South American and more. You are invited to bring food
& non-alcoholic drinks for potluck picnic.
Please bring a rattle/drum, a notepad and pen/pencil, bandana warm clothes & blanket. Children and pets are welcome! No rain date.
Directions: Take Subways B/C to 103rd & C.P.W., or 1/9 to 103rd & Broadway.
(1p - 6p, $10-$20 suggested donation)
The Great Hill
(bet. 103rd-106th Streets - enter from the West side)
=====Sunday, October 11=====
CoSM Altered State Sculpture Unveiling
CoSM Art Sanctuary in Wappingers Falls NY opens the installation of Kate Raudenbush’s renown sculpture, “Altered State” with a ceremony, ribbon cutting, entertainment and refreshments. Visionary artist Kate Raudenbush originally exhibited this three-story steel gazebo in 2008 at Burning Man, the annual counter-culture arts festival. This exquisite dome is laser-cut cold rolled steel bearing symbols of Native American peoples. Altered State is on long-term loan by the artist for enjoyment and appreciation of visitors to CoSM Art Sanctuary. It graces a magnificent meadow superbly suited for weddings and other community celebrations; inquiries invited. Raudenbush’s impressive sculpture reflects the form and power of the United States Capitol dome. Upon closer approach, its entire surface is activated by faces, feathers, hands, eyes, and eagles in the archetypal graphic style of Pacific Northwest Native American imagery. Entering one of the twenty eagle doorways is like stepping into a cage of white lace. The repeating image of the eagle is a symbol sacred to the native people that first inhabited this land and also to the forefathers of the United States of America. The eagle is an icon shared by both cultures representing fierce protection, penetrating insight, the spirit world, and a quest for the higher self. This monolithic sculpture brings together opposite ideas: a cage is transformed into a carved temple of wisdom and transcendence. Referencing both the U.S. Capitol and America’s native people, Raudenbush creates a sacred space to contemplate the origins of the American dream and to envision an Altered State of unity with nature and spirit.
CoSM Art Sanctuary
46 Deer Hill Road
(the former Deer Hill Conference Center) is new to Dutchess County
=====Saturday, October 17=====
The Art of Ink Featuring Zacharia Gregory Visionary Tattoo Artist
Come join us at Seed Gallery for an evening of The Arts of Ink. Brought to you by Rebirth, a collaboration between Kaliptus and Robert Perez. Live Tattoo Artists, Fire Dancers, Performers, Musicians, DJ’s, Henna Artists, Airbrush Body Painters, VJ’s & more…Live Tattoo’s on the spot.(1st come, 1st served…) Featured Tattoo Artists: Zachariah Gregory and Ali & Stripe. Live Performance & Fire Dances by The Living Painting Group P & Bioluminescence Airbrush Body Arts, Caridad Rivera, Henna Tattoo Art by & Bioluminescence. Live Painting Artists: Kaliptus, Parker Wolf, Collyn Gold. Live DJ’s Hecticmindz, DJ Rey, Promethea Pink, DJ L* Ement, VJing & Projections by Aghori Christ. Possible appearance by Paul Booth’s Last Rites crew & more. Be sure not to miss this event & Also, be sure to explore our current artshow, PSYCHOTROPIA, (Curated by KALIPTUS & Hosted by Gizem Bacaz)…It will be up and running from now until Nov 12th.
(8p - 5a, $10, tatoo not included, for a tattoo way more..)
Newark Seed Gallery
239 Washington St
Symposium: Awakening the Dreamer-Changing the Dream
A Crisis of Small Thinking: How Can We Create a Sustainable World for Future Generations? At a time of mounting global crises, most of us would admit that this is not the world we envisioned passing on as our legacy to future generations; but the challenges to change course can feel overwhelming. To bring a bold new vision of a sustainable, fulfilling, and just world, theAwakening the Dreamer-Changing the Dream Symposium returns to Genesis Farm for the sixth time on Saturday, October 17. Using videos that draw on the experience and wisdom of some of the world’s most respected thinkers, as well as inspiring short films, leading edge information and lively group interaction, the Symposium allows participants to gain new insights into the very nature of this time—and the opportunity we have to shape the direction of our world with our everyday choices and actions. Since its creation four years ago by the San Francisco-based Pachamama Alliance, the Symposium has spread to five continents as well as the United Nations and is offered in 5 languages. Come join us and leave inspired, connected, and motivated to join the unprecedented uprising of millions around the world who are thinking and working “outside the box” to effect the changes that can create the legacy we truly yearn to leave future generations. Bring a bag lunch. Overnight lodging available; $50, includes breakfast. To register and for more information, contact us at 908.362.6735 or email@example.com .
( 9a-3:30p, $ 25, $50 overnight)
see website for location
=====Thursday, November 5=====
RealitySandwich Presents the 3rd Annual Ayahuasca Monologues, “Tales from the Spirit Vine,” at the historic Webster Hall Grand Ballroom
Following last year’s successful event, we are pleased to present five new visionary stories about ayahuasca, the renowned sacred brew of the Amazon. For centuries, shamans have drunk this powerful concoction to heal illness, obtain mystical insights, contact spirit guides, and explore magical worlds. Hear of experiences both miraculous and terrifying when Westerners access ayahuasca’s incredible gifts. Opening Icaros (medicine songs) by Manuel Rufino, an ayahuasquero and healer from Native American traditions. Introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck, author of “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and editorial director of Evolver. Music and mingling will follow the show. Special thanks to Webster Hall for hosting the night in their Grand Ballroom.
Alex Grey: visionary artist, co-founder of CoSM, author of “The
Mission of Art:” & “Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex
Grey,” creator of the film “ARTmind”
Adam Elenbaas: contributing editor of Reality Sandwich, author of “Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest,” forthcoming from Tarcher/Penguin.
Margaret De Wys: composer and faculty member at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, author of “Black Smoke: A Woman’s Journey of Healing, Wild Love, and Transformation in the Amazon.”
Steve Beyer: retired professor at Graduate Theological Union, and author of “Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizon Shamanism” in the Upper Amazon.
Adam Pollina: New York based Marvel comic book artist/penciller.
Hosted and created by Jonathan Phillips: Founding Member of Evolver.net/Reality Sandwich, Editor of Souldish.com, Founder of the NY Gnostics.
Directed by Adam Elenbaas
Thurs, November 5th
Webster Hall, Grand Ballroom
125 E. 11th Street
Doors 6:30pm, Performance 7:30pm sharp, $20
Drinks will be available at the Grand Ballroom Bar
After Party in Private Lounge
====Saturday, November 7=====
Performances by: Brokn English, Bully Mouth, St Joe Louis, Pardon the Stranger, Mr. Len, and surpises. Special DJ Sets by: Sucio Smash, Ment Plus, Senor Clay Davis, & A Sharp. Sponsored by: Worx, BlackFlag Shoppe, Division East, Hello Jupiter, Tough Love NYC, High Water Music, Frank 151/ FDL, Stay Krisp, Inca Cola, Warfair, Brainstorm Cl., Formatic, and Vice Photography. Tell a friend of a friend. Dance, rattle, and shake! Have a great time :) Givaways throughout the night and sponsor merchandise for sale.
(8p – 2a, $10)
($7 if you bring canned food and $5 if you bring a bag of clothes)
The Seed Gallery
239 Washington St
Good vibes, performances, and music. Celebrate with Daniel Joseph and family!
Hosted by: Black 45
=====Saturday November, 14=====
Illuminate – Spiritual Night Club
Club culture meets earth-based medicine in ILLUMINATE, an invitation to explore the hypnotic rhythms of the body and bring to light the contours of one’s own being. Led by Parashakti & the GateKeepers and GlobeSonic dj Fabian Alsultany, the evening includes Native American wisdom teachings from medicine women Joan Henri, guest performers and musicians. ILLUMINATE draws on exhilarating ceremonies, drumming and an ecstatic dance party to create a safe space in which participants can liberate themselves and feel a connection with others.
The Open Center
Members: $30 / Nonmembers: $35
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See the previous Souldish newsletter below for details.
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