9/19 Reiki Soundscape Bliss!

fallWe dive into fall with this amazing Soundscape and a guided meditation of healing by Reiki master and yoga guru Jacquie Hansen. She is teamed by the master musician Bryan Fabert.

Calling attention to the deep divinity of each moment is Bryan Fabert’s passion. Through the ancient meditative technology of the didgeridoo, Bryan creates an atmosphere of sound that calls attention to the rhythm of breath and the natural pulse of Life. Having a background in ceremonial music for community ritual, Bryan is able to flow into the spirit of the moment in collaboration with a wide range of musicians. After being initiated into the world of rhythm by the didgeridoo and hand drums, Bryan is developing himself as a singer/songwriter through ukulele and guitar. Playfull reverence for the creative energy of life guides Bryan’s work as an artist.

No prior experience of Reiki required to attend. Facilitated by Eileen Dey, Director/Founder, The Reiki Training Program and members of the Reiki Fellowship. Friday, 9/19 7-9pm Embrace the Moon 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle $12

Didjeridoo Reiki Soundscape Happiness tonight!

didjeridoo-dreamtimeTonight at Embrace the Moon, 1716 NW Market Street from 7-9pm Carol Canterbury and the percussionists that make up the Reiki Fellowship!

Let’s get the groove on and celebrate summer tribal style!

Hope you can all join us.  No prior experience of Reiki required.  I have tons of happiness (day 18) for the Soundscape, which is a monthly event always filled with light and new sounds!

peace

Eileen Dey 2014

What is a Reiki Soundscape? Find out 5/17

peaceWhat is the Soundscape?  It’s a gathering of Reiki practitioners giving and receiving sessions while live, acoustic music is played accompanied by participants chanting, adding the sounds of bells, singing bowls and didgeridoo.  Here is a video from a past scape.

More than twelve years ago, the then-beginning Reiki Training Program held it’s first Soundscape in a 750 square foot cottage in the heart of the University District in Seattle.  Perhaps six or seven practitioners were in attendance for a Reiki circle when spontaneously, they started to pick up the drums, singing bowls and rattles that were lying around the living room.

Each session a practitioner received went to a deeper level, the intentional sound healing and the power of the Universal energy mixed and mingled and became something more.

After the two hour improv experience, we all looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s do this again!’.

And so, for the next year, we met at each other’s houses, brought our instruments and experimented.  Eventually, some musicians found out about the event, and brought their own skills and abilities into the mix.

Word started to spread of our ‘Soundscape’ and this grass-roots circle had to find a bigger venue.  Enter the era of holding Soundscapes in yoga studios.

From Greenlake to Ballard to Fremont, we began to hold these ‘happenings’ every month in various yoga studios.  People would bring their massage tables, as the group suddenly went from 6 or 7 to over 20 attending.

But the grass-rootness still remained, and participants always were encouraged to add their sound or rhythm to the existing music.  Reiki was still, always the foundation of the practice.   Month after month, we were all renewed in community sound healing.

Now, every 3rd Friday, including this upcoming May 17th, we will hold these scapes throughout the year.

Tasara Gen has been instrumental in bringing both her musical talent and visual art to the event and this month, Paul Che oke ten Wagner will be bringing his incredible gift of Native American flute.  I look forward to diving into the journey once more and hope you can attend!

Copyright 2013 Eileen Dey

New life for Reiki Soundscape

183Last night we had an amazing Soundscape at the Good Karma Center for Joy in Tacoma.  We’ll be there 1st/3rd Fridays 7-8:30pm staring in 2013.

What surprised me was that I’m getting what I asked for.  Well, let me back up.  I’ve been holding Reiki Soundscapes for over 10 years…they started in my humble home in the U-District with friends beating drums, chanting, rattling, etc. while we gave Reiki sessions.

Then we took it into a yoga studio to give us more room, invited actual musicians…and the rest is history.

So last night, not only did we have 3 incredibly talented musicians, Paul Wagner who plays Native American flute, Mike Mercker on guitar and vocals and Gary (who’s last name I don’t know!) who’s didgeridoo playing is spellbinding, but we also had Tasara Gen who creates art and projects it into fractals and trippy psychedelic images on a screen in the center!!!!

I attempted to capture video, so I’ll post it here, but don’t fault me for the production value.  A Reiki Soundscape is held in dim lighting and I am far from a camerawoman…but I did my best to get the spirit of it.  Click here for the video.

I hope you’ll join us the next time…and if you can’t make Tacoma (if you leave early enough it’s only a 30 minute drive from Seattle folks!)…12/15 at East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Ave NE we will do it again from 7-8:30pm!

Peace and light

Eileen

Image courtesy of Tasara Gen

Video credits Paul Wagner, Mike Mercker, Gary and Tasara Gen

Many thanks to Kathy at the Good Karma Center for Joy, Tacoma

What is the Reiki Soundscape?

What is the Soundscape?  It’s a gathering of Reiki practitioners giving and receiving sessions while live, acoustic music is played accompanied by participants chanting, adding the sounds of bells, singing bowls and didgeridoo.  Here is a video from a past scape.

More than ten years ago, the then-beginning Reiki Training Program held it’s first Soundscape in a 750 square foot cottage in the heart of the University District in Seattle.  Perhaps six or seven practitioners were in attendance for a Reiki circle when spontaneously, they started to pick up the drums, singing bowls and rattles that were lying around the living room.

Each session a practitioner received went to a deeper level, the intentional sound healing and the power of the Universal energy mixed and mingled and became something more.

After the two hour improv experience, we all looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s do this again!’.

And so, for the next year, we met at each other’s houses, brought our instruments and experimented.  Eventually, some musicians found out about the event, and brought their own skills and abilities into the mix.

Word started to spread of our ‘Soundscape’ and this grass-roots circle had to find a bigger venue.  Enter the era of holding Soundscapes in yoga studios.

From Greenlake to Ballard to Fremont, we began to hold these ‘happenings’ every month in various yoga studios.  People would bring their massage tables, as the group suddenly went from 6 or 7 to over 20 attending.  We began to charge a fee to help cover the rent of the yoga studio and also be able to offer something to the musicians who were now being scheduled each month to showcase their talents.

But the grass-rootness still remained, and participants always were encouraged to add their sound or rhythm to the existing music.  Reiki was still, always the foundation of the practice.   Month after month, we were all renewed in community sound healing.

After four or five years of at least fifty ‘Scapes’, I had gotten burnt out on the coordination.  My life was also in transition.  So it came to a state of what I’d call hibernation.

Until this last year.  We’ve been going strong at the Good Karma Center in Tacoma and at East West Bookshop.

Now, every 3rd Friday, including this upcoming May 17th, we will hold these scapes throughout the year.

Tasara Gen has been instrumental in bringing both her musical talent and visual art to the event and this month, Paul Che oke ten Wagner will be bringing his incredible gift of Native American flute.  I look forward to diving into the journey once more and hope you can attend!

Copyright 2013 Eileen Dey

Reiki Soundscape and Gong Meditation

 

May 11th 7-8:30pm Finish off your day with a Reiki Soundscape experience in the gong sanctuary of West Seattle music therapist and sound healer Sha’ari GarfinkelEileen Dey will facilitate the Reiki circle.  Joining together as a group amplifies the intensity of intention for personal transformation. Add your presence to this one-of-a-kind synthesis.  No prior experience of Reiki or sound healing required.

$12.  Click to register.  Held at private West Seattle sanctuary.  Please call 206.947.7687 for directions.

More on the sanctuary and Sha’ari:

Our beautiful and serene studio in West Seattle incorporates both Asian and Northwest Coastal Native American design characteristics. With a resonating chamber and healing stone mandala installed beneath the floor, the structure was uniquely designed to maximize acoustical properties and healing potential. The studio houses dozens of instruments from around the world including five rare Paiste Planet and Sound Creation gongs.

Sha’ari Garfinkel is the director of Inner Listening and a specialist in the use of resonant sound in healing, ritual and therapy.  She is a nationally-board certified music therapist & licensed clinical social worker who plays gongs and other metal instruments, Native American flute, and french horn among others.  Sha’ari has played french horn professionally and has worked for major US orchestras in arts administration. She has also sung professionally and acted as both cantor and lay leader, facilitating spiritual experiences for communities throughout the country.  Her interests in healing music traditions have taken her to all over the world including Bali, Israel, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, Belize, Mexico & Canada in addition to learning from indigenous communities in Washington State and Arizona.  Sha’ari conducts groups, classes and workshops.

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