Tap into the sound of the Andes with Andean flute master Tito La Rosa and keyboard virtuoso Tavo Castillo. Visiting from their native land of Peru, La Rosa and Castillo have been playing together for over 20 years and have recorded numerous albums together, including “Ritual”, “Nasca” and “Antología”.
The Heart and Mind Festival Annex is honored to present The Power of the Sacred Human, a special event to celebrate the Spring Equinox, in partnership with the Rubin Museum or Art. Through an interactive experience that will include sacred rituals, concerts, meditations, lectures, and panel discussions, attendees will learn about the presenters’ visions, wisdom, and ways of life. Join us in celebrating the Power of the Sacred Human.
Please join us for a very special event: The Path of the Heyoka: Teachings with Waste Oyate Win from the Sicangu Oyate Nation.
We invite you to share in a celebration of the Vernal Equinox with a Mayan Cacao Ceremony featuring Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz.
We present 9 healing musical instruments and explain their function in relation to the physical and astral bodies. We relate it to your life and to the awakening of your inner universe.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the system of the 20 nawales and initiate yourself into daily Mayan wisdom with Tata Pedro Cruz of the Tzutujil Mayan Tradition.
In this workshop, you will receive the Reiki symbols, which will allow you to take your Reiki healing to a deeper level. You will learn about the spirit of healing and Reiki at an emotional and mental level, receive deeper teachings on the nature of the light body, more advanced techniques of energetic hygiene, and how to work with Reiki beyond the frame of time and space.
In this special day workshop you will learn how to draw the face of a female Buddha (such as the face of Green Tara or White Tara). This is dome through the Tibetan Buddhist thangka tradition and therefore we will work with the traditional ‘grid measurements’ that contain the right proportions.
In this evening workshop you will learn how to draw a Lotus Flower according to the Tibetan Buddhist thangka tradition.
Mahashivaratri is one of the most sacred nights of the year for a yogi. It is the night of the marriage between Shiva and Shakti. A night of the union of the progenitors of the science of yoga. Join Swami Brahmananda Saraswati on this sacred night and celebrate the divine union of Shiva and Shakti.
In this full day class we will learn the basics of loom beading which is a very versatile and old technique that is found all over the world. We will go over the many steps of creating a beadwork piece, from the intention that comes even before a creation is made, how to choose colors, how to begin and finish a piece, how to create different shapes with a simple loom beading stitch and how to plan a bracelet design
Journey through shamanic soundscapes crafted with interdimensional instruments, vocals, and sounds inspired by traditional healing cultures from across the globe
A fun, delicious and perhaps romantic afternoon learning the basics of raw chocolate preparation
Fundraising Launch Party for Matt Canale’s Debut Album "Celebrate!" with Kevin Nathaniel and friends!
Join Matt Canale and Kevin Nathaniel for the creative kickoff of the new album, “Celebrate!”
For the first time in New York, Huitzomitl, a Mexica Ceremonial artist is going to share his research and practice of traditional tattoo. Huitzomitl will discuss he origins of body modification and the way it has evolved into today's body art.
Join us for a talk on this special subject.
This multi-sensory course will introduce the empowering practice of Holistic Herbalism; treating the whole self—mind, body and spirit—in collaboration with medicinal plants.
Join song collector and voice specialist, Peia Luzzi, for an empowering workshop to open the primordial sound within you. Learn to harness the power of your true voice and sing with joy and ease.
We invite you to share in a celebration of the Winter Solstice with a Sacred Mayan Cacao Ceremony* with Mayan Elder Tata Pedro Cruz.
Heart & Mind Festival Annex Presents: Changing Tides - A Fundraiser for Our Underwater Relatives and the Salish Sea
This event, featuring Maestro Manuel Rufino, Grandmother Clara Soaring Hawk of the Deer Clan, Theresa Bear Fox, Kurt Russo, Peia, Nickodemus, and Dream Seed, will raise funds to support the Lummi Nation’s plight to return Tokitae to the Salish Sea.
Learn to meditate through the application of mantra, ritual, guided visualization, sacred breathing techniques, and kirtan.
Learn the methods of medicine making, including tincture, herbal infusion, vinegars, oils, salves with plants we can find growing wild in New York City!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sacred Art Tour of the Drepung Gomang Monastery. During their visit, the monks will be sharing ancient Tibetan traditions, culture and wisdom through various workshops, meditations, dharma talks and will be creating a sand mandala over the span of a week. Everyday there will be events at SARF & GOLDEN DRUM. Review the schedule on this page for details.
In this lecture with Maestro Manuel Rufino, founder of SARF, Golden Drum and MAISC, we will discuss how most native and shamanic knowledge is preserved through stories, songs, oral traditions, initiation rites and more.