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In February 2019

Wednesdays,  7:15 – 8:30 pm
Inspirational Explorations  – details here


Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am to Noon
MEDITATION with Kathleen Heilman

Group sitting will be offered at ‘no cost’ Monday and Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 noon weekly. Participants may come and go as they please during this period without restriction. You are welcome to sit for as long or as short a time period that is comfortable. There will be some instruction during the time frame although it will be mostly silent. The meditation will be held in the Quiet Room at the front entrance. Donations gratefully declined. Everyone is welcome. Kathleen


Saturday, February 2, 8pm. Caravan World Rhythms presents

An Evening of Sublime Persian and Western Folk Music featuring AMIR AMIRI – Santur, HAMIN HONARI – Tombak/Daf and RICHARD MOODY – Western folk violin

Tickets $20 Advance  $25 Door.
Buy tickets online here: http://caravanbc.com/2018/12/moody-amiri-victoria-show/  Info: 778-886-8908

There are no borders between east and west in the eclectic music of Moody Amiri, a duo comprised of Amir Amiri (santur) and Richard Moody (viola). Inspired by the diversity and fluidity between their respective Persian and western classical and jazz training, Amiri and Moody have created an engaging and distinctive sound fusing elements of traditional Persian music with jazz, classical, Indian, and modern spiritual styles. They will be joined by international Persian percussion maestro, Hamin Honari.

Amiri (Canada-Iran) and Moody (Canada) met in 2011, and in their collaboration seek to expand the boundaries of their respective musical backgrounds. Balancing tradition and innovation and finding that possibilities are limitless, Moody Amiri has already gained recognition for its ground-breaking contributions to the international music scene, nominated for western Canadian Music Awards 2014. Moody Amiri will be accompanied by special guest Iranian percussionist from Vancouver, Hamin Honari. Persian Tombak virtuoso Hamin Honari has toured the world with the legendary Dastan Ensemble, one of Iran’s most well-known Persian classical music ensembles.

ABOUT AMIR AMIRI
Amir Amiri was born in Tehran, Iran where much of his youth was spent studying the santur, a 72-string hammer dulcimer that lies at the heart of Persian classical music. He also studied Indian classical music with some of the masters, including Ravi Shankar and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. While he is classically trained, Amiri has always sought to explore the limits of his music, stretching beyond the constraints of classical thought. Arriving in Canada in 1996, Amiri found the ability to do just that, while in residency at The Banff Centre for the Arts, a haven of inspiration to which he has returned many times. While exploring the limits of his music, he has found that there are none. In 2003, Amiri was awarded Artist of the Year from CBC Galaxie Rising Stars.

ABOUT HAMIN HONARI

Hamin Honari  is a Iranian-Canadian hand drummer who has specialized on the Iranian hand drum, Tombak.  He has focused on adapting his drumming style and technique to accommodate many different genres of music. He has toured as a member of some of Iran’s most well-known traditional music ensembles and has performed with many amazing musicians and singers such as Salar Aghili, Parissa, Hossein Omoumi, Hossein Behroozinia, Saeed Farajpouri, and Itamar Erez.  Hamin lives in Vancouver, BC where he is actively teaching and performing Persian and middle-eastern hand drums.

 


Sunday, February 10, 2pm–5pm
Vocal Improv Workshop with Pat Wictor

Registration $40 at www.tinyurl.com/ghcvocimprov

Presented by the Gettin’ Higher Choir (www.gettinhigherchoir.ca)

An opportunity to sing improvisational a cappella music in small-group format.  Exercises and games will be structured with musical concepts to promote listening, interaction, compositional possibilities, and fun.   We will work on listening, accepting and building on what others have offered, and on techniques for breaking through barriers to being spontaneous and fully present.  It’s great practice not just for musical performance, but for life.

Pat Wictor has explored vocal and instrumental improvisation for many years, taking workshops with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Rhiannon, and Jay Clayton, and participating in the thriving vocal improv community in New York City.  (www.patwictor.com)

Registration will be limited to 35 participants.


February 14, 7-9 pm
Jeannie Zandi—Bringing the light of awakening to the ground of being human.

$15-20 (no registration required)

Followed by 2-day intensive Feb 16-17 For more information, contact Tamara at tamara@ inessencecounselling.com

Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day celebration of love with Jeannie Zandi and friends as we explore the wild force of Holy Love. Soak in a field of love and presence, connect to the altar the Divine has built in your very heart, and let that transmission illuminate every cell of your body.

Jeannie’s gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, Jeannie’s humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual.

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In March 2019

Wednesdays,  7:15 – 8:30 pm
Inspirational Explorations  – details here


Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am to Noon
MEDITATION with Kathleen Heilman

Group sitting will be offered at ‘no cost’ Monday and Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 noon weekly. Participants may come and go as they please during this period without restriction. You are welcome to sit for as long or as short a time period that is comfortable. There will be some instruction during the time frame although it will be mostly silent. The meditation will be held in the Quiet Room at the front entrance. Donations gratefully declined. Everyone is welcome. Kathleen


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