On Earth Day 2018, people from all walks of life and all neighborhoods came together for a one of a kind experience celebrating art, music and community.
In collaboration with Artolution, an organization that facilitates community-based public art projects, the Sacred Arts Research Foundation set up shop at 125 Humboldt street in Bushwick to facilitate the painting of a large scale public mural. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor the earth than by creating a community driven experience filled with wonderful music, good food and, above all, art making!
Over 300 people were able to contribute to the mural, 200 of which were students ages 6-12. The project enjoyed participation from 5 local public schools, the Compass after school program, a local homeless shelter, and a women’s rehabilitation program from Manhattan. See photos >
Celebrate and honor the new moon time with a deep restorative yoga practice accompanied by the healing vibrations of live sitar.
The Drepung Gomang monks are renowned for the Sacred Art of Sand Mandala Construction. The event includes opening ceremonies, informal conversation and socializing as the mandala is created and formal closing ceremonies. The space will be open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for visitors to witness the creation of the mandala. There will be a prayer to open the day every morning at 9:00 am. All are welcome!
Experience ancient Tibetan cultural rituals of dance such as the black hat dance, yak dance, snow lion dance, Panda dance, Good luck dance and sacred chants, prayers and debate as authentic Tibetan traditions come to life!
Join us for a special workshop that includes teaching how to create special designs using the same techniques as monks use in creating a Sacred Sand Mandala. All ages are welcome!
Learn about the main tenets of Buddhist philosophy and get your questions about the Tibetan Buddhist tradition answered by Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Dhondup, a monk who has achieved the equivalent of a PhD.
A campout retreat in Upstate NY featuring Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel Rufino, Dream Seed, Sonark Trio and more!
Eat, relax, have fun. Casually mix with the monks and learn how to cook authentic vegetarian Tibetan cuisine. Evening includes a cooking lesson, dinner and blessings.
Puja is a Sanskrit word that means “offering.” Tonight the monks will chant prayers and perform rituals in honor of the life, dedicated service and birthday of the Elder Brother, Sat Guru Dr. Jose Manuel Estrada.
The sand mandala closing ceremony will include prayers, chanting, deconstruction of the mandala and sharing the blessed sand. We will then walk to the river by Transmitter park to bless the land and water.
This 2-hour talk by Kaypacha will be an exploration into the current transits.
Together with Kaypacha, we will examine our own astrological birthcharts, become more familiar with the zodiacal archetypes, and begin to identify our soul groups and personal destiny.
Learn to meditate through the application of mantra, ritual, guided visualization, sacred breathing techniques, and kirtan.
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SACRED ARTS RESEARCH FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the preservation of sacred art traditions throughout the world through community initiatives, projects and interactive cultural and educational programs.
S.A.R.F strives to support the sacred arts by offering unique programming opportunities though a diverse curriculum of classes, workshops, community service, cultural exchange, transformational festivals, and the provision of funds and resources for artists. S.A.R.F supports those who create in the realms of visual arts, music, performance and healing arts.