SPIRIT HOUSE CENTER FOR ATTITUDINAL HEALING

Return to the Memory of Wholeness

Event Date: 
Oct 24 2015 - 7:30pm to Oct 25 2015 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Berezan in Concert In Spirit House SPIRIT HOUSE CENTER FOR ATTITUDINAL HEALING Saturday Concert Oct. 24th, 20l5 sliding scale $20 - $25 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00) ~ Advance Reservations PLEASE ~ AND "Ecstacy of Sound" Workshop Sunday Oct. 25th, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. in the Yurt $100 - $125 sliding scale - Limited seating Advance Reservations ONLY ~


Many cultures have long believed that the world itself was created through sound, and some believe that illness is a musical problem, a result of a lack of harmony in the system. In this workshop we'll explore music as a spiritual practice and a path to opening our hearts and uncovering our true nature. We'll engage in a wide range of musical experiences from traditional and contemporary traditions, designed to open our hearts and create equanimity, joy, ecstasy, and healing. Our time together will include sessions of toning, chanting, harmony and rhythm, improvisational sounding, meditation and silence, in a safe, humorous and sacred environment. No musical experience is necessary. Please bring your own lunch.


To reserve your seat for Concert or Workshop Please Send Check To / Payable to: Spirit House Center For Attitudinal Healing 16550 Franklin Rd. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Questions or directions? email rnadeau@mcn.org or call 707-961-0776

About JENNIFER BEREZAN: Jennifer Berezan is a unique blend of singer/ songwriter, teacher, and activist. Over the course of eight albums, she has developed and explored recurring themes with a rare wisdom. Her lifelong involvement in environmental, women’s and other justice movements as well as an interest in Buddhism and earth-based spirituality are at the heart of her writing.

Her intense and personal approach to music as a transforming experience has brought her strong rapport with audiences from small clubs to large festivals throughout North America and Europe. Her ground breaking work as a recording artist and teacher has established her as a leading voice in the field of music and healing and she is an acclaimed producer of large scale multi-cultural ecstatic musical events. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the department of Philosophy and Religion. Her on-going class (since 1997) is entitled “the Healing Ecstasy of Sound” and explores music as a spiritual practice from a wide range of cross cultural, traditional and contemporary perspectives.

Her 1988 debut album In the Eye of The Storm laid the groundwork for what has since become music in a style that then had no label but today is part of “Americana”. The more rock oriented Borderlines (on Flying Fish/Rounder Records), was nominated for a 1993 NAIRD award (the Grammy of the independent record industry). Refuge (1997) explored lush acoustic arrangements intertwined with vulnerable personal themes.

She Carries Me (1995) marked the beginning of Jennifer Berezan’s journey into the realm of meditative and trance music. This album featured special guest Olympia Dukakis in a spoken word part.

In 2000 she traveled to Malta to create Returning, a cross cultural chant-based piece. This breakthrough work pioneered her unique approach to creating long playing, layered compositions. It was recorded in a 6000 year old oracular underground chamber in the world’s oldest temples.

Returning was followed by Praises for the World (2002), which features special guest Alice Walker and singers from a variety of cultural and spiritual traditions. Praises for the World developed into a large scale theatrical piece as Jennifer embraced her love of collaboration. It involves nearly 60 musicians, dancers, poets, actors and activists. Performances have included guest artists Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Olympia Dukakis, Marisa Tomei, Eve Ensler, Wilma Mankiller, and Tuck and Patti. The performances also function as fundraisers and educational events for progressive organizations.

Berezan’s recent release End of Desire (2005) is a breathtaking new work that reveals her broad musical influences and interests. It weaves elements of folk, rock, chant and pop with subtle Buddhist themes, songs of love, longing and the struggle for global justice. Acoustically based with Jennifer’s guitar and smoky vocals at the forefront, it is a warm and haunting production. It includes vocal appearances by Bruce Cockburn and Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls).

Jennifer Berezan is not your typical singer/songwriter and her work continues to expand artistic boundaries, blurring the distinctions between musical styles, politics, and spirituality. Though her songs often confront universal issues, her perspective is informed by a refreshing and honest intimacy. Raised in the prairies of Alberta, Canada, the transformative power of nature is also at the heart of her work. The Canadian born singer calls Berkeley, California home when not on tour.for more info: http://www.edgeofwonder.com/

Event Date: 
Sep 26 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Spirit House Center for Attitudinal Healing Benefit for Spirit House Center For Attitudinal Healing Please R.S.V.P. Equinox gathering Sat. Sept. 26th - see below

SPIRIT HOUSE 2015 Autumn Equinox Gathering CELEBRATION - Fundraiser & Potluck for Spirit House Center For Attitudinal Healing, a non-profit charitable organization Dear Family of Friends, Please join us as we gather together for our quarterly celebration! Saturday, September 26th at 5:30 pm Drumming and "Sound Healing" begins at 5:30 pm with "Ancient Current" providing the music and soundscape for the evening. Please be seated and ready for the ceremony at 6:00 pm POTLUCK TO FOLLOW IN THE YURT

We’ll honor the seasonal change and the gifts of the Autumn as we join together with our community, to reflect, let go, and look within. Enjoy the music, singing and ritual as we share our harvest and honor our departed ones in the Spirit World. RSVPS NECESSARY AS SEATING IS LIMITED SUGGESTED DONATION $20.00 per person. Please email rnadeau@mcn.org

PLEASE BRING:

1. PHOTO OF SOMEONE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD YOU WISH TO HONOR.

2. FOOD BANK DONATION: Please bring offerings of abundance from your garden, fruit trees, or pantry. The bounty from your generosity will be delivered to the Fort Bragg Food Bank.

3. DRUMS & RATTLES

4. A POTLUCK DISH / BEVERAGE

We continue to be blessed to open our home and hearts to our community. We’re grateful for your presence in Spirit House and are honored to have you join us. We look forward to seeing you, as the medicine wheel turns. Many blessings, with love and gratitude, Ron & Toni http://www.spirithousehealing.org/

"Spirit House Center for Attitudinal Healing" is a nonprofit, charitable organization. We offer support service to those touched by life threatening illness. We provide workshops, retreats and opportunities for community to gather, heal and deepen our awareness of the Sacred. We believe that love and forgiveness are the most important healing powers in the world. Our definition of health is inner peace. We define healing as the process of letting go of painful beliefs and fearful attitudes. When we let go of fear, only love remains.

Event Date: 
Aug 6 2015 - 2:45pm to 5:00pm

WELCOME ~ "A Course of Love" begins at 2:45 w/mantra singing or listening (optional) - Meditation from 3:00 - 3:30 - group reading begins at 3:30 ~ circle closes at 5:00 ~~ You are welcome to attend ~ The group is still open but will close as we deepen into the material ~ call with any questions (707) 961-0776

Event Date: 
Aug 4 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

This is a study of "The Way Of Mastery" ~~~ This is our 3rd cycle of our "Mastery" group ~ The previous groups took us approx a year and a half to complete~. Group begins with a half hour meditation beginning at 11:00 a.m. ~ group ends at 1:00 p.m. "Mastery Group" guidelines are as follows: Pls. note: the "Heart Circle" is NOT a process, discussion, debate or advice giving group - This is not a question and answer group. Rather, this it is an opportunity to explore and step into Mastery of Self, by accessing the inner realm of true heart knowing ~ extending the presence of Love and the birthing (abiding in) Christ consciousness (Buddha, Krishna, Love, Source, God etc. consciousness, call it what you may…), i.e. our true essence of self. This requires inner examination and assuming responsibility for one's feelings and emotions (write them down in your journal for examination), be with them, notice them and work with inner healing and strengthening personal navigation in the inner realm. Please refrain from "story telling" as it only floods the neural-pathways with experiences of past or future anxieties, and potentially contributes to kindling old drama/trauma experiences. This takes us out of the ever present NOW. Our habitual reactions with defense and emotional charge propel us into old action/reaction resistance patterns - please notice your inner reactions and refrain from outwardly asking questions, expanded discourse and your "story" ~ Please use "I" statements rather than "you" or "we" when making comments. At the end of each of the three sections of the book i.e. "The Way Of The Heart", "The Way Of Transformation" and "The Way Of Knowing" we will do an extensive review with question asking, discussion, debate and perhaps some story telling, to our minds content at the end of each "Part". (Addendum to "story telling": It is appropriate to point to (reference) stories.

Event Date: 
Aug 12 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Spirit House Center welcomes fr. Sean O'Laoire back ~~ Subject of his talk “The Problem of Evil - Whose Fault Is It?"
A talk by fr. Sean O'Laoire in Spirit House with tea and conversation to follow in the Yurt. Sean continues to grace Spirit House with his visits and stimulating talks that stir our collective consciousness, inspire our hearts and inform our lives~. A regular and favorite for Spirit House Center and community~. Spirit House talk from 7 - 8:30'ish and on-going open discussion to follow (for those who would like to stay) as we adjourn to the Yurt afterward. Contribution: $12 - $17

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Location

16550 Franklin Rd.
Fort Bragg, CA
95437

Contact

Phone: 707-961-0776