We are very honored to have the opportunity to present a special ceremony for the waters and a talk with Maestro Manuel Rufino and special guests Pacha K'anchay and Yashak Yanakuna, who have been chosen to carry this work and messages from the Kogi Council of Elders to the people of New York. There will be a shamanic sound bath meditation with Dream Seed after the talk & water ceremony.
Yummy vegan/vegetarian food will be available for purchase at the event.
Cost: $20 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)
Pacha K'anchay and Yashak Yanakuna: members of the Kogi Council of Elders
Spiritual leaders from North and South America recently took over 4 years to hike and closely study the peaks of 9 sacred mountains.
Their observations about what the mountains are reflecting speak strongly to our current relationships with the earth, water, air, animals, and with each other.
Maestro Manuel Rufino
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, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 40 years. Maestro Manuel travels around the world with his wife Aneta sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.
Dream Seed is a sound healing experience created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.