SACRED SONG STUDY and Vegetarian Potluck w/Brooke Flying Bear Gillispie of Golden Drum, Brooklyn


SACRED SONG STUDY and Vegetarian Potluck w/Brooke Flying Bear Gillispie of Golden Drum, Brooklyn

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SACRED SONG STUDY and Vegetarian Potluck
Sunday, April 7th from 5pm to 7:30pm
At Golden Well Sanctuary in New Haven, Vermont
Cost: $25  
$20 if you sign up 2 or more people 
$15 if you attended the Drum Making Workshop. 

Everyone can sing!!!!  In every traditional culture of the world, all people sing as way of meditation, prayer, ceremony, and celebration. We will come together to study songs from sacred traditions of humanity, with a special emphasis on songs from the native traditions of South, Central and North America.  Sacred song is powerful because it helps us to connect to our inner selves in deep prayer and meditation. 

Brooke is an instructor in the Sacred Song Study community at the Sacred Arts Research Foundation

The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting, mantra, folkloric and healing songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.  

Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the potluck. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. 
All singing levels are welcome!

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Heart Of The Earth Drum Making Retreat

10/24th & 25th

@ Golden Well Farm & Apiaries/2 Wolves Center: 

1089 River Rd. New Haven, VT 05472

The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at the 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 that was taught to us by our teacher and elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino. 

We will be making one-sided hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple and deer, elk or buffalo hide, and sinew. 

The creation of the drum is a prayer and a ceremony in itself. We will work with our drums as a visioning meditation for our lives and our paths, 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. Each participant will paint and build their drum while sharing and listening to sacred songs from different Native traditions. Making your own personaldrum is a sacred journey and the power of making something like this with your own hands is incredible, it becomes an extension of your own heart & mind. 


Please choose one the following:

16 inch Deer, Elk or Buffalo OR

18 inch Deer, Elk or Buffalo


Saturday Full Day Retreat 10am-8pm: 1 day of Heart of the Earth drum making workshop (includes lunch and dinner):  cost $275 . 

Sunday noon-4pm: 1 day of Sacred Song learning and teachings about the drum and how to create sacred space, sacred fire: (drum making workshop not required, but you can bring your own drum to this if you already made/own a drum):  cost $50 . 


Both Days Workshops: $315, (add 1 night private accommodation $85, add 1 night camping indoor or outdoor space plus breakfast $30)