Exploring Life Through Meditation
With Archana Samantha Beers &
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
Time: 7:00pm 10:00pm
Cultural Center (Performance Hall),
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
Donation: $25/person (sliding scale to $15)
No pre-registration, no experience necessary. Just drop in. Please
arrive early so we can start on time
Dance is a movement entry into Life as Meditation.
The practice bridges easily into life. It invites awareness of Body
as it is, Emotion as it is, Heart as it is, Spirit, as it is. It invites
us to know that Mind-Body-Heart is an integrated field of being-ness.
Dance invites skillful, co-creative, loving, non-attached relationship
with the world around us and with the Beloved. As we move and as we
are are still sensing, feeling, and being with ourselves, with
a partner, or with a group we learn who we are, where and how
we experience Center, where we check out, how we give, how we receive,
and how to co-create without co-dependence. We learn humility and
happiness and the non-separateness of human-ness and being-ness.
us for this explorative, energetic, and meditative evening. We look
forward to seeing you there!
Archana Samantha Beers
student of dance, yoga and the Dharma for most of her life, Archana
Samantha is also an experiential physicist, visionary art activist,
dream healer, love warrior, and tree hugger. She is here to inspire
a revolution of Dancing Evolution, or Dancing Freedom. Archana Samantha
has been teaching Embodied Arts in the forms of GetReal Yoga, Dharma
Dance, Contact Improvisation, Performance and MatrixSomatics theraputic
body-solutions all over the world for the last 11 years. She has trained
teachers in the fields of yoga and contact improvisation, helped to
expand and ground dance communities in the US and Australia and and
worked to integrate visions of ONENESS: sustainability, spirituality,
art, and emotional wellbeing into all of her relating: professional,
personal and trans-personal. For more info, visit her website at www.dancingfreedom.com.
Needed to Create Sacred Space
We're always in need of volunteers to help set up and/or
take down the sacred space we create for each Sacred Saturday event.
Of course, volunteers get to attend the evening for free, often join
us afterwards for a late meal, and will be invited to our annual Holiday
Gratitude Party in December. To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535
or email email@example.com.
Each Sacred Saturday is unique, drawing from various
traditions such as Tantra, meditation, yoga, Buddhism, Sufism, Native
American, dance, chant, and other paths to help us connect with ourselves
and each other from a place of presence, awareness, and aliveness.
Each monthly evening provides the opportunity to participate in a
special Tantric Puja (sacred ritual) that may involve movement, music,
breath practice, energy work, dance, chanting, active and still meditations,
guided visualization, communication practices, and other ways to honor
and celebrate our bodies, hearts, and spirit. Practices and rituals
may be done alone, with a partner, or as part of the whole group.
We strive to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and comfortable
for those coming alone or as a couple, those coming for the first
time, and those who want to build an ongoing community of people devoted
to cultivating sacredness and joy in life.