NOTE NEW DATE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9. Only 3 spots left!
The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at center of ceremonies held by people all over the world. The shamanic drum is used to communicate with the Spirit and to connect our hearts with the heartbeat of the Earth. It is a powerful medicine that heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit.
In this workshop we will come together in a sacred space to create our own ceremonial drums and learn a frame drum-tying technique by our teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino.
We will be making one-sided hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple or cedar, elk, deer or cow hide, and sinew.
The creation of the drum is a prayer and a ceremony in itself. We will work with our drums as a meditation, so that our thoughts and intentions remain in a high vibration as we create the drums and through that process they become part of the drums. During that time we will share and listen to sacred songs from different Native traditions.
Cost: $200 - Includes drum materials, art supplies and workshop.
WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
Please bring a lunch and drinks with you. We will provide some snacks. Food will also be availalbe at Jungle Cafe from 11am-4pm.
Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community and many vegetarian restaurants including Jungle Café in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, MaestroDomingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 48 years. Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.
In 2010 Maestro Manuel and a number of his students opened Golden Drum as a space for sacred traditions in New York City. Founded to give voice to the worldview of Native Americans, indigenous peoples and the esoteric schools, Golden Drum features living representatives and students of these great traditions.