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Mercury Cafe; 2195 California Street - Denver, CO 80205
A Benefit for RMCCN
Earth, Nourishment, Vitality:
Free Admission, Donations Welcome.
Sunday November 19th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
(Drumming will continue until 5:00 pm)
"Near your breastbone there is an open flower.
Drink the honey that is all around that flower."
Bring Your Drums, Gourds, Rattles
The afternoon will culminate with J D Barber and his friends lavishing us with inspirational Native American flute music held in a communal heartbeat created by everyone in the room expressed by shared rhythms as we are all invited to join in drumming, rattle shaking, and joyful dancing.
The theme, "Earth, Nourishment, Vitality" makes me think of practice groups, how they can nourish people, the persistence required to show up week after week, and the vitality the comes from resolving problems, finding empathy, taking a shared journey.
People from out of state have asked me "How do you do it? How have you cultivated so many practice groups? How have you been able to cultivate such a warm welcoming community?"
People devoted to compassion, connection, and nonviolence, walking the talk, rolling up their sleeves, and donating hundreds of hours a year to something they believe in, that's how we do it.
will fill his traditional role as MC.
with regale us with soulful poetry.
will invite us into heartfull presence.
will lead us in raising our voices together in song.
will reveal his story telling persona.
will lavish us with inspirational Native American flute music leading into shared drumming, rattle shaking, and joyful dancing.