When and Where
These days I'm mostly musically involved in things at Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill on Tuesdays and three retreats that have been happening for some years... Did I mention that I'm AVAILABLE for other such singin' dancin' opportunities? Give me a shout!!
TUESDAY NIGHTS @ 7:30 @ Unity Center of Peace Church, 8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill. Call 968-1854 or visit their web site for directions and more about UCP.
FIRST TUESDAY: MEN'S SING - No particular direction or format in mind, just some guys getting together to share simple songs and enjoy each others' voices and company. No singing experience necessary, just desire to explore/play with your voice. Hosted by Mark Smith and Sotar
THIRD TUESDAY: UNIVERSAL CHANTING/INTERFAITH SERVICE - Informal, highly participatory singing of many sacred traditions, facilitated by Mark Smith and Mark Malachi and occasional guest leaders.
FOURTH TUESDAY: DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE - Led by Julie Shirin Purcell, I'm "in the band"... visit beautycircles.org for more info about The Dances in the Triangle and beyond. For a great introduction to the Dances, see The Invitation.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND (Friday thru Monday): Universal Chanting at Southern Dharma Retreat Center 3 Nights/4 Days of Chanting, Meditation and Silence - Co-led with Joh Seskevich.
On the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Triangle Universal Chanting Group, we returned to Southern Dharma, where it all began, to share a weekend of chanting, meditation and some Dances of Universal Peace led by Akal Dev Sharonne - with silence outside the meditation hall, wonderful accomodations, great vegetarian food and good old mountain energy. Please visit SouthernDharma.org for more information.
LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE (Friday thru Sunday): Dances of Universal Peace at Southern Dharma
2 Nights/3 Days of Dances, Meditation and Silence...Akal Dev Sharonne leads dances, I play. Please visit SouthernDharma.org for more information.
NEW YEAR BEACH RETREAT Jan 1-2 (Sat/Sun): JDances of Universal Peace at TRINITY CENTER, Pine Knoll Shores NC...this year (2011) we're thinking about just having a 2-day 1-night retreat on with the option of staying over another night (and/or coming early for the Bogue Banks Boogie New Years Eve/Day contradance). Again: Akal Dev Sharonne leads dances, I play (and act as registrar).