Happy Summer!!!! I hope that you are all enjoying this beautiful weather and having lots of fun times! There are so many new and interesting energetic shifts going on! The bestest thing we can do is get outside when we can, drink lots of tea and of course listen to healing music......
Speaking of tea - exciting news!!!! Tea Master Rebecca Cragg has offered to do a Tea Ceremony for the first 6 people who buy tickets for our Sunday, August 6, 7:00pm concert at Camellia House in Ottawa. I will also accompany the Tea Ceremony with a Shakuhachi Meditation! Complete concert details at the end of the newsletter. Here is the concert poster, a photo of our stage from last year and after that a photo of me playing in the gorgeous Zen Garden at Camellia Tea House.
The day before the concert we will be offering a Healing Music Mediation and Sacred Dance event at Remic Rapids, Ottawa August 5, 7:00pm until sunset. This is always a beautiful evening, intertwingling music and dance around the amazing rock sculptures of John Ceprano. www.sacreddanceguild.org www.jfceprano.com
Here is a lovely photo from our Remic Rapids event last year.
And preceding these two lovely events is our annual Shakuhachi Playday on Friday, August 4, 2:00pm. Open to shakuhachi players of all levels and also to musicians interested in healing music!
If you are in Ottawa I hope that you can join us at some of these lovely events!
There were two special events here in Toronto in July.
On July 11 I offered a Healing Music talk & Music Meditation at the Toronto Reference Library. The event was co-sponsored by our palliative care association - Music Can Heal. Lovely group, wonderful energy. I was so happy to be able to share my thoughts about the healing properties of music, especially in palliative care.
Another wonderful Music Meditation with Chris Gartner on July 22. So much light!!!!! Thanks to all who attended this beautiful meditation.
After all the Ottawa events I will be back in Toronto for the Healing Boat Ceremony on Monday, August 21, 6:45. Details at the end of the newsletter. We are almost fully booked, please get in touch if you would like to purchase a ticket. We had a wonderful time last year!
August 4, 2017, Friday, 2pm to late evening SHAKUHACHI PLAYDAY Start time: 2:00pm Location: Stepping Stones Gallery This is an annual get together with my Shakuhachi students for a Master Class on breathwork, Japanese music and an informal concert. We have had some lovely 'non-shakuhachi' musicians join us in the past. Please let me know if you would like details.
If you are a beginner Shakuhachi player please feel welcome to join us - players of all levels are welcome!
August 5, 2017, Saturday DANCING on WAVES of GRACE
Time: 7pm to sunset
MUSIC MEDITATION, MOVEMENT MEDITATION with the rock sculpture of JOHN CEPRANO Please join Debbie Danbrook and musical friends, including the Take Club Shakuhachi Group along with dancers from the Sacred Dance Guild for a beautiful and peaceful Walking Meditation through the rock garden sculptures. Participants will be invited to sit or to join in a meditative walk with music/dancers weaving throughout the space. After the performance we will sit together and enjoy the sunset.
This is a photographers dream! Please feel free to bring your camera
Location: Remic Rapids on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. There's a stone sculpture installation at the entrance with a sign "Remic Rapids" right after the Parkdale exit
CONCERT: An evening to celebrate Japanese and Canadian Music and Art
Ian Hepburn - harp, Debbie Danbrook - Shakuhachi and the Shakuhachi students of Debbie. Beautiful Japanese brush painting artwork will be created by Rebecca Cragg during the concert and lucky audience members will take home these beautiful pictures. Also in the raffle will be CD's by Debbie Danbrook. This will be an intimate private concert with limited seating for 20 participants.
Bonus Tea Ceremony: The first six guests to purchase tickets will be treated to a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and Shakuhachi Meditation starting at 6:15.
Fire is the first element in the cosmos with water being its elemental opposite. This summer's Healing Boat event will help to cultivate and balance our inner fire with the powerful grace that water can teach us. A strong internal fire will connect us to an eternal source of inspiration. During these pivotal times we should strive to listen deeply to this inspiration. And to help balance this fire energy we can tap into the powerful flowing nature of water that can go beyond all obstacles. It is this gentle but strong aspect of water that we are seeking to merge with our internal fire energy - allowing us to stay present to our truth no matter the distractions or challenges that life presents to us. We learn to be our eternal flame flowing with strength and purpose. The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st will be the New Moon in Leo.
October, 2017, date and details to be announced Time - 7:00pm- 90 minute Ceremony MUSIC CEREMONY with Debbie Danbrook Please join us for a healing and restorative Music Ceremony featuring Debbie playing shakuhachi flute, fairy chimes and singing. Debbie will also offering a Healing Music talk.
(dates may shift by a few days to accommodate the cherry blossoms)
Maximum of 3 participants - booking for this tour starting inÂ summer, 2017
Please join me and a few participants for the annual Cherry Blossom tour to Japan. We will travel to my favourite temples where I will offer Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms. Tour includes travel to Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and sometimes Ise, the spiritual centre for the Shinto religion. We will enjoy peaceful and tranquil walking meditations at ancient sites, experience a traditional Tea Ceremony, listen to healing music and of course eat fabulous Japanese food, drink sake and shop!!!! Always an enlightening and fun adventure. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org