March 2019

16Mar10:00 AM4:30 PMLoving Kindness, Meditation, Song and Movement10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Amma Thanasanti with Melanie DeMore No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: March 16, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code AT1D19.

When we cultivate loving kindness, we bring an embracing attention to meet what is arising in our body, heart, and mind, choosing love over fear. This becomes the basis for radiating loving kindness in the world; moving past isolation and connecting with others who may look and be very different from us.

This unique day retreat will combine loving kindness meditation, spiritual song and movement. It will connect disparate people into community cohesiveness, empathetic resonance, and joy.

General Information

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  • Amma Thanasanti

    Amma Thanasanti

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  • Melanie DeMore

    Melanie DeMore

    Grammy Nominated artist Melanie DeMore: Vocal Activist - helping to preserve the African American Folk Tradition through song and Gullah stick pounding. She has a career spanning 30 years dedicated to teaching, lecturing, mentoring, conducting, directing and inspiring children and adults about the power of song as social and political change. She uses her voice as weapon of mass connection. Melanie is a sought after presenter, conductor and soloist at national and international choral and music festivals, including Festival 500 in New Foundland, Canada and Chorus America. She is sought after as a song/ prayer facilitator. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, Master Teaching Artist for CalPerformances at UC Berkeley, a featured presenter for SpeakOut! the Institute for Social and Cultural Change and the former Artistic Conductor of The Oakland Children’s Community Choir with Living Jazz. She was a founding member of the Grammy nominated, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. Melanie DeMore is a singer/songwriter, composer who believes in the power of voices raised together.

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