We offer FREE community meditations, as well as meditation events designed for restoration, refuge, and recentering.
PAST COMMUNITY MEDITATIONS
We celebrated Black History Month by hosting a FREE "Soul Session" - an embodied music meditation to immerse in the healing wisdom of Black music. The Soul Sessions meditation practice centers the healing, wisdom, and liberation embedded in music that is rooted in the rhythms and energy of the African diaspora. This includes classic soul/R&B, neo-soul, jazz, Black spirituals, gospel, funk, conscious rap, hip-hop, reggae, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, African drumming, and more. In African cultural traditions (as well as in many other indigenous cultures), music and dance are inseparable from healing. The intention of the Soul Sessions practice is to create sacred space for embodied presence and soul connection with the music, and to facilitate a meditative opening to hear and feel into the music's emergent messages for your life.
SOUL SESSION MUSIC MEDITATION
MANIFESTATION MONDAYS AND Àse MEDITATION (Nov-Dec 2021; June 2022)
Manifestation Mondays was our first community meditation series. For 7 weeks in Nov-Dec 2021 and 3 weeks in June 2022, we engaged in Dr. Shelly Harrell's Àṣẹ Meditation practice, a guided communal practice to facilitate manifestation of soul intention. The focus of the practice is on Activating Soul Energy-- name it and claim it so that you can attain it. It is about tapping into the power of visualizing and setting intentions to manifest what you want to create in your life.
Àṣẹ (pronounced Ah-Shay) is a West African, Yoruba-origin concept that refers to the vital life energy that activates the power of manifestation. Similar concepts exist in cultures and spiritual traditions around the world (e.g., Ka, Qi, Ki, Prana, Mana, Wakan, Teotl, Orenda, Holy Spirit, Ruach). Àṣẹ is often said aloud to affirm "so it is" or "make it so".