))Souldish Featured Events((
=====Saturday November. 14=====
Illuminate – Spiritual Night Club
Club culture meets earth-based medicine in Illuminate, an invitation to explore the hypnotic rhythms of the body and bring to light the contours of one’s own being. Led by Parashakti & the GateKeepers and GlobeSonic dj Fabian Alsultany, the evening includes Native American wisdom teachings from medicine women Joan Henri, guest performers and musicians. Illuminate draws on exhilarating ceremonies, drumming and an ecstatic dance party to create a safe space in which participants can liberate themselves and feel a connection with others.
The Open Center
===Saturday, Nov 14th===
Evolver.net Presents: Kimchi Kitchen
Join us at Cosmic Cantina for an afternoon filled with healthy tips that are sure to change the way you feel about kimchi. Participants will learn about the history of kimchi and fermented foods, and then everyone will learn how to make their own. Each guest will leave with their own jar of kimchi tailored to their personal taste, and knowledge on how adding kimchi to your diet can benefit both your wallet and your health!.
(2-4 pm, $18 pre-reg, $20 day-of)
105 3rd Ave (bet E 13th & E 12th Streets)
Learn more and register here: http://evolver.net/event/2009/11/14/evolver_nyc_and_sproutcraft_cafe_present_kimchi_kitchen
==November 23==Souldish Featured Event==
The Money Fix Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A
Join us for a screening of the acclaimed feature-length documentary The Money Fix which exposes the assumptions behind the current money system and offers a look at existing alternatives. The screening will be followed by a panel and Q&A with director Alan Rosenblith, Jen Cohen of Seven Stones Leadership and The Global Sufficiency Network, and Jordan Schachter of Time Interchange New York (TINY). Alan and Jen will be joining us via Skype and Jordan will moderate the discussion. We hope you can join us as we surface and examine hidden assumptions about the function and use of money and learn practical tools for empowering our communities. Money is at the intersection of nearly every aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system for granted, but it has a profound and largely misunderstood influence on our lives. The Money Fix is a feature-length documentary exploring our society’s relationship with the almighty dollar. The Money Fix examines economic patterning in both the human and the natural worlds, and through this lens we learn how we can empower ourselves by redesigning the lifeblood of the economy at the community level. The film documents three types of alternative money systems, all of which help solve economic problems for the communities in which they operate.
See trailer here http://www.themoneyfix.org/videos/money-fix-trailer
RSVP here http://www.meetup.com/StorySpiral-NYC/calendar/11539285
Presented by Evolver NYC, Souldish, and StorySpiral.
Here is a recent blog by Alan Rosenblith for Souldish in which he explores questions such as: What is money? Where does it come from? How does the design of our monetary system affect our lives? http://www.souldish.com/2009/10/19/the-money-fix-by-alan-rosenblith
Alan Rosenblith has a diverse professional background in music, permaculture, and currency design. After being certified in Permaculture at Santa Fe’s EcoVersity, Rosenblith pursued a career in filmmaking. His first film “Dreams of Green” detailed organic farming and was broadcast on New Mexico public television. More recently, Rosenblith has seen his filmmaking as one tool in a broader toolkit to promote human evolution. Rosenblith considers his primary role to be an agent for creating cultural mind shifts. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. http://www.themoneyfix.org/
Jennifer Cohen is a founding partner of Seven Stones Leadership, a professional services firm advancing the practice of leadership, wisdom, courage and sufficiency. She leverages over 15 years of experience in coaching top managers to achieve outstanding results as well as being a coach’s coach. Seven Stones was created to fulfill on the supposition that meaningful effective leadership requires the exposure of assumptions that guide organizations. Once uncovered, organizations can create a new set of beliefs, ones which if embraced and enacted would powerfully shift the company toward the mindset of sufficiency. The concept of Sufficiency asserts that there are enough resources to sustain all and a global economy based on these principles would be a very different world in which to compete. http://sevenstonesleadership.com/
Jordan Schachter is the founder of TimeForCharity.com, an auction website that hosts auctions for charities and one of the founders of The Time Interchange Of New York, www.timeinterchange.com, where New Yorkers can trade goods and services for an alternative currency called Time Dollars or TINY’s. He has written and directed several feature films and television pilots as well as plays in New York. He meditates daily. http://timeinterchange.wordpress.com/
6th St. Community Center,
638 East 6th Street (b/w Ave B & C)
==Friday, November 13==
Closing Night for Psychotropia… Brought to you by Tryptophan Art Utopia. Triptophan Art Utopia presents…The closing of ~Psychotropia Art Exhibition~ Party. In-Joy a Tryptophanatic Night of super trippy Animations, VjFX, awesome music and live arts. Featured VFX Artists: Kaliptus (www.kaliptus.com) Blu Blu (www.blublu.org) Domino (www.illegaldancing.com) w31rdcor3 (www.weirdcore.tv) J.H. Miller (www.lucidfeatures.com) Jacob Rendell (vimeo.com/jacobrendell) & more. Live DJ's:Subsince, Bass Test, 0.142857, M-Cash, Hecticmindz, VJ Loops & Projections by Archaic Revival. Don't miss Tryptophan Art Utopia's first event.
(Animation:10pm-11p, $10) After Party runs until 5am
239 Washington St
==Also on Friday==
The Global Gardener (Bill Mollison permaculture film)
Internationally acclaimed co-founder of the ecological design system known as "Permaculture" and recipient of the 1981 Right Livelihood Award ("the Alternative Nobel Prize"), Bill Mollison, takes us around the globe to illustrate how "permanent agriculture" can be applied in the tropics, arid deserts, cool temperate climates, and cities, offering common-sense solutions to the escalating threats posed by industrial shortsightedness. (We will show 3 of the 4 segments of this DVD, depending on interest and time constraints). This presentation is a part of the Films at The Community Church sponsored by the Future Visions movie and discussion series. (The film is 120 minutes long.)Sponsored by: Neighborhood Energy Network & Tristate Food Not Lawns. http://www.tristatefoodnotlawns.org/ Sierra Club NYC http://www.nyc.sierraclub.org/ “Resistance Cinema”/Action for Justice Committee http://russellbranca.com/AriaAperta/Projects/ResistanceCinema.html The Green Sanctuary Committee,The Community Church of New York, Unitarian Universalist http://www.ccny.org
"The Gallery" at John Haynes Holmes House
28 East 35th Street, Manhattan
The Global Gardener
==Also on Friday==
Gemini & Scorpio and Brooklyn Wonderland present: The eclectic dance floor you missed out on at Masquerade Macabre. This Friday the 13th, relive Halloween the way we meant for you to experience it two weeks ago. Brooklyn Wonderland created the all-out dance party component to our over-the-top two-loft Halloween extravaganza Masquerade Macabre…until the cops shut it down just as the party got going. Now we get to do it even bigger and better than we'd initially planned. With handpicked DJs (alphabetical order): Dhundee, Dirty-Finger, Moldover, Reaganomics, Shakey, Stone, and Stylus. Expect eclectic, irresistible beats and grooves 'till the sun comes up. Live Percussion by Blood Drums & Percussion Pete. Visuals by the Glassbead Collective. MC Nachy Bless. Delicious Dub Pies served all night; breakfast to follow if we ask nicely. Same amazing loft we partied in till morning on Halloween, with lots of cozy nooks + crannies to chill in, as well as a 2,000sq ft sprung wood dance floor and a 6,000sq ft roof. Yes, wear your Halloween costume. You know we will.
(11pm-7am, $10 before 1am, $15 after)
Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary – RSVP for address if needed
*This is a private space — please respect it by not making noise or loitering outside*
Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
==Also on Friday==
Can You Tell If There Are Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food You're Eating?
Not really because of the absence of food labeling laws governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But that's changing with a third-party certification program from The Non GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org) supported in NY by the Park Slope Food Coop (www.foodcoop.com) You can attend a free panel discussion at the Park Slope Food Coop to learn about this important initiative in food health and consumer rights What do the certification and label mean? Why was it created? What are genetically modified organisms and why should you want to know? Come to the panel discussion to find out.
Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St., Brooklyn, (btw 6th & 7th Av.) ; (718) 622-0560
R train to Union Stree or Q or B train to 7th Avenue
Because of limited seating, we request that you reserve your free seats by e-mailing [email protected]
==Saturday, November 14==
Kirtan Rabbi at Integral Yoga Institute this Saturday
Bring your singing voices, open hearts, closed eyes and dancing socks – all together – for another Interfaith Hebrew Kirtan with the Kirtan Rabbi, Shoshana Jedwab, Angela Babin and the posse. Can't wait to celebrate, meditate and sing with you all again. We will make Havdalah with singing and Kirtan. No need to know Hebrew. For Jew and non-Jew alike. Short,havdallah discussion on the stages of "spirituality. Hebrew Kirtan is participatory chanting where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic and — simply fun. There are no "-isms" in Kirtan; just praise and gratitude toward God however imagined. To pre-register call IYI at (212) 929-0586 or you can register on the web.
(8p – 10p, suggested donation $15)
227 West 13th St. btwn 7th and 8th Ave
==Also on Saturday==
Tabla Solo Recital by Aditya Kalyanpur Accompanied by Sandeep Jadoonanan on Harmonium
My wonderful friend Aditya Kalyanpur, who was groomed under the vigilance Tabla Maestros, late Ustad Allarakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain from the age of five will be playing in New York City this weekend. His work is extraordinary and entrancing. Aditya is considered as one of the most promising torchbearers of the Punjab Gharana. His style consists of bold and clear execution of syllables, pinpoint precision in rhythm coupled with a colossal repertoire of compositions and improvisational techniques, making his concerts a sheer joy. Aditya was first seen with his Guru Ustad Zakir Hussain for the famous “Wah Taj!” . **Limited seating available-please book now to reserve your seat. Reserve tickets here: call (917) 929-0578 or write: [email protected] Please include name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and number and type of tickets. Aditya's Performance:
(5:30p, : $35 VIP, $25 General Admission, $15 Students )
13 St. Repertory Company
50 West 13th St, (between 5th and 6th Avenue – West Village)
==Also on Saturday==
Urban Living Room: Brooklyn
One day I was walking in Union Square and came across a curious group of kids sitting in their jammies, with fuzzy slippers, a cocktail table in the middle with sundry goods such as magazines and trinkets you might find in someone's living room. They were sipping, noshing, laughing, chatting and having a wonderful time, all the while seemingly oblivious to the outside world. I wondered who they were and how I might partake in such mischief. Well here you have it folks. "Get the hell out of Manhattan for the first Urban Living Room in Brooklyn and the last Urban Living Room of the year. Lets all hope for a sunny day and converge in Prospect park for this classic event." This Antician Event is brought to you by Questionable Antics. Organizers: Giorgia ([email protected]) Anikat and Izzi. There are already many hip confirmed guests.
(12:05p – 7:00p, free)
Giant Archway, Prospect Park
==Also on Saturday==
The Super Duper Big Scavenger Hunt
Yes its time to bring back an old game in which we haven't done in a very long time! Get ready to race around with team members to find meaningless crap within a certain amount of time. The list of what you have to find will be given to you the day of the event. You will have to take pictures of everything you find. Invite all your friends out as this will be even crazier than the last. Note~Bring a camera of some sort to document what you find.~We will make up small teams of 2 or more at the beginning of the event.~You will be allowed to name ur team at this time also.~Be on time!~Dirty tricks are allowed and encouraged to confuse other teams.
We meet in front of the:
Borders Bookstore (on 33rd st at 7th ave)
==Sunday, November 15==
Buddha Is As Buddha Does:
The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living With Lama Surya Das
"We must become the wise elders we wish to see leading and guiding our world."
Spiritual wisdom is an endangered natural resource in our volatile and benighted world today. The altruistic Spiritual Warrior & Awakener– what Buddhists call a Bodhisattva, a light-being who is unselfishly dedicated to the highest good for the greatest number- is an exemplary role model we and the younger generations need in order to become the changes we wish to see in the world. In his inimitable light and lively, open style, combining both theory and practice; Lama Surya Das will teach us the outer and inner ways and skillful means to bring spirituality into our daily life, at home and at work and in our communities, to transform ourselves and thus help transform the world. The Bodhisattva Code means to be a spiritual warrior, not a worrier. A Tibetan text says, regarding these paramitas or transcendental virtues as panacean practices: "Generosity is the absence of clinging; Moral Self-discipline is freedom from obscurations and conflicting emotions; Patient Forbearance is not to reify and particularize things as being either this or that, true or false, good or bad; Diligent Effort is to remain free of the egocentric strategies of undertaking and abandoning; Concentrative meditation is the absence of clinging to subject, object and interaction; Wisdom and Selfless Love is the innate awareness which abides nowhere and is stuck on no thing or idea, and is endlessly wish-fulfilling."
(10a to 5p, $90)
One Spirit Learning Alliance
330 West 38th Street #1500; 212-931-6840
==Monday, November 16==
New Moon Scorpio: Meeting Hecate at the Crossroads: Moving from Gridlock to the Express Lane.
Join Debra Roth and Kiana Love as they gather in the dark of the Moon to locate, heal and re-claim the Divine Feminine in ourselves and in our society. When we come together under the New Moon, we celebrate our connection to the lunar cycles, to the earth and to each other, through movement, song, personal sharing and magical play. Dress in Hecate’s colors (black and deep oranges & reds) and bring a small offering to place on Hecate’s crossroads. Please also bring nourishing
food or drink to share for our grounding and socializing time afterward.
(6:30-9p (doors close at 7:15), $21, , $15 for 4th U members)
Fourth Universalist Society
76th St. and Central Park West
rsvp: Deborah at 212-665-9660, or email [email protected]
==Tuesday, November 17==
Eco-logic Radio Broadcast on WBAI
Exploding toilets. Exploding wells. Contaminated drinking water. This
is what has happened in other states that have allowed Halliburton's
hydraulic fracturing process to reach natural gas deposits in shale.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation put out a press release on Oct. 28 stating
they won't drill in New York City's watershed. What does that really
mean? What about the other companies that are taking out drilling
leases? What about the rest of the state? Why is the governor allowing
these leases? What about other dangers to the water supplies? What
about the already-contaminated water in Pennsylvania and other states?
We already do without the gas. We cannot do without the water. Ken will explore these topics in detail on the environmental radio show. Guests will be Deborah Goldberg, managing attorney with Earthjustice and tireless activist & lobbyist Annie Wilson of the Atlantic chapter of the Sierra Club.
WBAI 99.5 FM
(11a – 12 noon, free)
(archived at http://www.comicbookradioshow.com/ecoglold.html)
==Wednesday, November 18==
Unlocking Your Intuition: 10 Easy Steps for Making Difficult Decisions
Amy Zerner and Monty Farber teach you how. Whenever you have a difficult decision to make–switch or find a job, home, or even partners–everyone tells you “Rely on your intuition.” But how exactly does a person know to even use their intuition, let alone trust it implicitly? We’ve all been given the great gift of our Sixth Sense, intuition, and Monte Farber and Amy Zerner can teach you how to use and develop it in ten easy steps. Successful people make successful decisions. Ask them and they’ll all say that they “Go by their gut,” “Fly by the seat of their pants,” or are “Lucky guessers,” but what they mean is that they listen to their intuition – that small, quiet voice inside of us that knows the right answers and is trying to tell them to us, if we’d only listen. Amy Zerner and Monte Farber have spent the last two decades helping thousands of people around the world learn how to listen to their intuition. With over two million copies of their intuition-building book/games in print in fourteen languages, they are experts who can explain their intuition-building techniques in a way that is both fast and fun. They will end the workshop by doing quick intuitive readings for audience members.
(7p – 8:30p, $ )
East West Living
78 5th Ave. NYC Btwn 13/14
Centering prayer, as practiced by the monks and desert fathers, be drawn to a life of increased creativity, vitality and substance in these times of turmoil and confusion. 30p (will meet bi-weekly)
( 6:15p – 8, free)
St. Paul the Apostle Church
405 West 59th Street
Please RSVP at, ([email protected])
==November 19 & 20==
Eyebeam Presents: Performing the Web: Exhibition, Performance, Artist Talk
As part of the citywide biennial performance art festival, Performa 09, Eyebeam will be featuring net art pioneers JODI, with Eyebeam's senior fellow Jeff Crouse and research associate Aaron Meyers in Performing the Web. The Folksomy Project (JODI), a performative audiovisual deconstruction of YouTube; and The World Series of 'Tubing (Jeff Crouse and Aaron Meyers), a high-energy, augmented reality game show; will be on display November 19 – 21, with a live performance on Friday, November 20, at 8PM. The installations will include sculptural objects and video projections that both describe and enhance the ideas behind their performances. On Saturday, November 21 at 2PM, the artists discuss their performance installations with Marisa Olson (Artist; Assistant Professor of New Media, SUNY/Purchase; and Contributing Editor, Rhizome), and share insights into the making of their work, including a behind the scenes look at the tools and methodologies used to source, collect, organize and stage interactive performances for YouTube videos.
Performing the Web is sponsored in part by: Consulate General of the Netherlands and The Mondriaan Foundation
Performance: Fri., November 20 (8p, $10)
Artist Talk: Sat., November 21 (2p, Free)
Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
==Saturday, November 28==
Filmmaker Keith Arronowitz and Souldish present: Metamorphosis- A Journey of Transformation
Ayahuasca has been used by Shamans and those they help for hundreds if not thousands of years. Found all over the Amazon, Ayahuasca and it's incredible ability to heal has been slowly but steadily creeping into western consciousness. Metamorphosis is a documentary that follows several westerners as they undergo five Ayahuasca ceremonies and experience the gamut of emotions – from utter fear to outright ecstasy. It also explores the shamans who work with the medicine as well as all the key elements of an Ayahuasca ceremony.
In addition, tells the story of Hamilton Souther, who earlier in life had no belief of and in spirit. After having a spiritual awakening, Hamilton is led to the Amazon where he apprentices as an Ayahuascero, or person who practices medicine with Ayahuasca. Hamilton and Maestro Don Alberto (an indigenous master shaman for over thirty years that practices with Hamilton) take us through the ceremonies as well as explain the meaning behind them.
As the film progresses, we follow the journey that the participants take through the plant medicine. The difficulties of the experience are revealed as well as why each of the participants has come. Integral elements of the ceremony, such as the icaros (songs sung in ceremony) and the "purge" are explored further.
Finally, we get to see the transformations people have undergone, from physical to emotional to spiritual, after having spent more than a week with Ayahuasca. They reflect on their experiences and share what they have learned, leaving profoundly transformed from when they first arrived.
If you cannot make the screening, you can purchase the DVD online at Keith's website: http://metamorphosisfilm.com/FilmClips.html
195 East 3rd St.
New York City, NY
==Saturday, Dec. 12th and Sunday, Dec. 13th ==
The international Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Healing Circle
Jivamukti Yoga School is delighted to welcome members of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Join us for two evenings of Prayer, Healing, and discussions on Prophecy and Sacred Medicine. “We the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking and healing are vitally needed today. We come together to nurture, educate and train our children. We come together to uphold the practice of our ceremonies and affirm the right to use our plant medicines free of legal restriction. We come together to protect the lands where our peoples live and upon which our cultures depend, to safeguard the collective heritage of traditional medicines, and to defend the earth Herself. We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future.” Sponsored by friends of The Center for Sacred Studies and The Jivamukti Yoga School
When: Saturday Dec 12th
Teachings: Prophecy and Sacred Medicine
Ticket Price: $35.00
When: Sunday Dec 13th
Teachings: Prayer and Healings -(This session involves hands on healing work from the Grandmothers.)
Ticket Price: $70
(Tickets are $100 if you attend both nights)
For Online registration go to www.jivamuktiyoga.com
or call the jivamukti Front desk at 212-353-0214 ext. 0
Please register soon as tickets are limited as this will be a popular event.
==December 11 – 13==
Portraying the Self Workshop w/ Alex & Allyson Grey
Few pictures through the ages are more honest or experimental than self portraits. Self portraiture can nobly and expressively convey the deepest feelings with sincerity. The mirror enables an artist to capture their most personal view of reality. The degree of comfort with which self portraits capture physical features, environmental conditions and the artist's inner world can leave a faithful record of self scrutiny through the creative process. Facing ones moods, expressions and shadow, the artist can go beyond likeness and represent inner turmoil, inner spirit, and higher possibility. This workshop will allow the exploration of various mediums, examine the history of self-portraiture, offer immersion into the soul through self-revelation, and address philosophically the nature of the self. Course fee: $250. Materials list will be provided upon registration. Workshop begins Friday evening with arrivals from 5-7, dinner and then lecture. Saturday workshop hours go from 10am – 10pm and Sunday from 10 am- 1pm. Food is included in course fee. Limited accommodations available. Call to reserve. 845.297.2323 (arrive between 5 & 7p Friday night, includes dinner and lecture, $250) accommodations extra and limited
(beginning Friday night, $250 plus accommodations)
CoSM Art Sanctuary
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappinger Falls, NY
See train schedule for details on how to get there
==November 20 – 22==
Weekend-Her: A Women's Retreat for Falling in Love with the Self
inviting wild woman to fall in love with herself…its time for you to fall in love with yourself. Weekend-Her – A Women’s Retreat for Falling in Love With the Self
Massage, Nourishment,Yoga, Breath, Chakras, Wombing, Meditation, Reflexology, Ritual, Relaxation. Kiana Love is bringing Be Wild Wombing Woman to Florida. Join us for a sumptuous wild retreat. Join us at the beautiful Kashi Ashram for a women’s weekend. Kashi Ashram is an interfaith community nestled on the banks of the St. Sebastian River, just 15 minutes from the ocean on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The Kashi pond, the Ganga, is the spiritual heart of the ashram. The temples surrounding it represent many religious traditions and are open for meditation. Kashi’s abundant setting includes meditation gardens, swimming pool, live oak hammocks with walking paths throughout its 80 acres as well as a boardwalk to the river. We have been invited to join with our Florida affiliate center Healing Spirits Inc. to offer you a nurturing women’s retreat. Come to nourish and balance your body, mind, and spirit with yoga, kirtan, massage, chakra healing, reflexology, wombing, and more. Lodging and three delicious vegetarian meals a day are included. Special Retreat Offering! only for retreat participants Private Healing Sessions for $50 *Therapeutic Aroma Massage by Pascale * Signature Kakini Reflexology infused with energy, trance, and breath.
$350 all inclusive..by Oct 1st
$425 after Oct 1st / $475 at event pending availability
to register http://tinyurl.com/mdk83r
11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian, Florida 32958
==Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 29==
Giving Thanks 16th Annual Jivamukti Yoga Retreat at Ananda Ashram
Led by Jules Febre and Julie Kirkpatrick, Advance Certified Teachers
Enjoy a Delicious, Hearty and Compassionate Vegan Feast on Thanksgiving Day! Surrounded by the rich colors of Autumn and the Bhakti Soul vibration of the World Famous Ananda Ashram. Meditation Classes. Fun filled Sanskrit Classes. Ecstatic Musical Performances.
For details and to register: http://www.jivamuktiyoga.com
Visions of The Amazon Featuring Pablo Amaringo and Ayahuasca Visions