This shamanic sound meditation will incorporate indigenous elements, musical instruments, and songs from shamanic cultures across the world including didgeridoo, Tuvan throat singing, South American Icaros, Native American medicine songs and flutes, jawharps, Koshi chimes, Tibetan singing bowls, Arican mbira, ngoni, and Hang Drum all combined and layered through a electronic loop station interface while various herbs and incense are burned.
The meditation will begin with a guided instruction while teachings from various traditions from all over the world (Buddhist, Taoist, Shamanic, Hindu and indigenous) will be given interwoven with the music and sounds.
Teacher Bio: Jerry Walsh has been a student of the dharma for the past eight years and a vipassana meditator for five years. Jerry has also been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino for four years, studying the sacred traditions of humanity focusing primarily on the shamanic traditions of the Indigenous cultures of the Americas. He has travelled to over twenty-five different countries on five continents and spent a full year studying Buddhism and Himalayan culture in India, Nepal, and Bhutan from 2010-2011. He currently works with BEAT NYC, a non-profit that teaches Hip-Hop and Beatboxing in NYC public schools. He is a founding member of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation 501 (c) 3 and the Ark in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where he resides with the Golden Drum community.
Jerry is a musician, vocalist, and beatboxer mixing ancient instruments and techniques such as the didgeridoo, Peruvian pan flute, Native American Fute, hang drum (handpan), and Tuvan throat singing with experimental hip-hop rhythms and lyrics revolving around mysticism and social activism. He has performed and taught at Sonic Bloom Festival, Gratitude Festival, Mysteryland Festival in Chile, Unifier Festival, Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and Cosmic Convergence Festival in Guatemala performing solo and in collaboration with Merkaba (Kalya Scintilla) and Srikalogy. Jerry has worked alongside internationally acclaimed sculpture artist, Kate Raudenbush, for the past three years bringing large scale laser-cut steel allegorical and spiritually inspired installations to New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Black Rock City, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Santiago in Chile.