Learn the methods of medicine making, including tincture, herbal infusion, vinegars, oils, salves with plants we can find growing wild in New York City!
Learn to meditate through the application of mantra, ritual, guided visualization, sacred breathing techniques, and kirtan.
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.
Tibetan Mantra Healing is the practice of using sound and vibration as a medium to heal body and mind. Drukmo Gyal finds herself in a unique position between ancient tradition and emerging science.
Leaders, traditional authorities and the Medicine Women of Likan Antay and Mapuche to speak on the intimate relationship of seeds, water and indigenous spirituality
Journey to places where indigenous communities practice ancient ceremonies and prayers, upholding traditions which have gone uninterrupted for thousands of years.
We invite you to an open conversation with indigenous elders from Chile, here to visit and speak at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. We woll discuss the environment, nature, culture, arts, medicine and spiritual heritage. Please come with your questions and an open heart and mind.
Cost (cash only at door): $15 with pre-registration, $20 at the door
By ascribing sacred meaning to forms, proportions and symbols, artists and craftspeople imbue and sanctify their creations. In this hands-on class we will explore sacred geometry in a variety of media.
During this evening workshop you will learn how to draw the Face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
In this meditative day workshop you will learn to how to draw animals according to the traditional Tibetan thangka tradition (scroll paintings of Buddhas and Mandalas).The animals that are depicted on thangkas are for example deer, yaks, fish, birds and peacocks.
By ascribing sacred meaning to forms, proportions and symbols, artists and craftspeople imbue and sanctify their creations. In this hands-on class we will explore sacred geometry in many forms.
Join us for an evening of devotional chanting hosted by memebers of The Bhakti Center!
Learn about the ways that the elemental energies of nature are manifested through the body and mind and become empowered to create the perfect alchemy for harmony, and a sense of communion with all life.