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
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.
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.
Experience handmade indigenous art including original paintings created by master Amazonian painters, handcrafted didgeridoos and drums, sacred tools and more!
Learn to meditate through the application of mantra, ritual, guided visualization, sacred breathing techniques, and kirtan.
Celebrate and honor the new moon time with a deep restorative yoga practice accompanied by the healing vibrations of live sitar.
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.
SOLD OUT! This 2-hour talk by Kaypacha will be an exploration into the current transits.
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.
A campout retreat in Upstate NY featuring Alash Ensemble, Glen Velez, Maestro Manuel Rufino, Dream Seed, Sonark Trio and more!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Come together with us for this special Solstice gathering featuring Taino Elder Maestro Manuel Rufino, renowned Andean musician Tito La Rosa, meditation leader Nithya Shanti, and shamanic sound ensemble Dream Seed.
The Sacred Chakana is related to the four sacred directions, the four altars and the elements. Healing with Flowers is a ceremony of blossoming, of rebirth, of bond with our inner world.