The Peoples Monastery


Circle Session: “Sankofa: Reflection to Arrival” on Saturday, January 19th @ 2:30 PM
January 15, 2013, 7:29 am
Filed under: Circle Session, Peoples Monastery

Sankofa Bird

WHAT:           Circle Session: “Sankofa: Reflection to Arrival”

Come and explore the theme of Sankofa through meditation, music, universal ritual, discussion and food.

The symbol Sankofa is that of a bird whose head is facing the opposite direction of its body.  This is emphasizing the fact that, even though the bird is advancing, it periodically makes a point to examine its past.

We will come together to reflect upon 2012 then visualize the growth and blessings we seek in 2013.

The Peoples Monastery provides a safe space where all are welcome. This is a place for urban and nature dwellers alike. It truly is a circle.

WHEN:           Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 @ 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE:        The New York Theosophical Society
242 East 53 Street (b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
(Enter thru Quest Bookshop)

WHO:             Hosted by The Peoples Monastery

 ~ $7  Suggested Donation~

 Circle Sessions consist of a circle meditation, artistic offerings, discussion and ritual.  The Peoples Monastery is a safe and supportive community for nature and urban dwellers alike.  This is truly a universal circle of light for all.  :~)



SHEEP Play Reading Fundraiser 10-22-11
October 15, 2011, 5:28 pm
Filed under: Circle Session, Peoples Monastery, Sheep Trilogy


Save the date: Saturday, October 22nd from 2:30 to 5:30 PM for The Peoples Monastery’s Fundraiser featuring dramatic readings from the spiritually rich and dynamic play, SHEEP, by Brother Dyron Holmes.

– SUGGESTED DONATION $15 –

LOCATION

New York Thesophical Society

242 East 53rd Street

(b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

New York, NY

Note: Enter thru Quest Bookshop

Please join us on Saturday, October 22nd from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. Doors open @ 2pm.

This is the first step in presenting a theatrical project with the monastery.  Performance is essential in the way that we serve community.  This reading will be filled with accomplished actors with impressive professional credits as well as extraordinarily generous souls.  This will be a very captivating, enlightening and thought-provoking event where theatre is presented as ritual.  Delicious refreshments will be served as well.



Peoples Play Ground Two: “Happy Birthday to Everybody” 6-4-11
May 20, 2011, 9:09 am
Filed under: Circle Session, Peoples Monastery

PEOPLES PLAY GROUND TWO

“Happy Birthday to Everybody”

 Saturday, June 4th, 2011

2:30 to 5:30 PM

 LOCATION:
The New York Theosophical Society

240 East 53rd Street

(b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

New York, NY 10022

*Enter Through Quest Book Shop*

 This will be a wonderful gathering for Children & Families consisting of art projects, storytelling, meditation, delicious food and a celebration of life for all! :~)

 Suggested Donation $5 



CIRCLE SESSION NINE: “Burying the Old Self, Ressurecting the New Self” 9-19-09
August 18, 2009, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Circle Session, Peoples Monastery

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BURYING THE OLD SELF, RESSURECTING THE NEW SELF

Circle Session Nine

 

WHAT:           “Burying the Old Self, Resurrecting the New Self”

WHEN:           Saturday, September 19th, 2009 @ 2:30 PM

WHERE:        The New York Theosophical Society
                        242 East 53 Street (b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
                        New York, NY 10022
                        212-753-3835 or 212-758-5521

WHO:             Hosted by The Peoples Monastery 

** $7 Suggested Donation**

Circle Sessions consist of a circle meditation, a vegetarian meal, artistic offerings and a constructive forum. The circle meditation component is simply a ten to twenty minute silent meditation in a circle.  Nothing is chanted or spoken.  This is one of the most neutral and universal forms of ritual for human souls of different faiths.  Participants have the option to sit on the floor or on chairs depending on their level of physical comfort.



Circle Session Eight: “The Peoples Play Ground” 7-11-09
June 25, 2009, 3:08 am
Filed under: Circle Session, Peoples Monastery

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THE PEOPLES PLAY GROUND

Circle Session Eight

 

WHAT:           Circle Session: “The Peoples Play Ground”

WHEN:           Saturday, July 11th, 2009 @ 2:30-5:30 PM

WHERE:        The New York Theosophical Society
                        242 East 53 Street (b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
                        New York, NY 10022
                        212-753-3835 or 212-758-5521

WHO:             Hosted by The Peoples Monastery

 

** $7 Suggested Donation**

 

This will be the first official Circle Session geared towards families and children.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Circle Sessions consist of a circle meditation, a vegetarian meal, artistic offerings and a constructive forum. The circle meditation component is simply a ten to twenty minute silent meditation in a circle.  Nothing is chanted or spoken.  This is one of the most neutral and universal forms of ritual for human souls of different faiths.  Participants have the option to sit on the floor or on chairs depending on their level of physical comfort.  This circle will also include arts & crafts and magical storytelling.



Circle Session Seven: “From Darkness to Light” 5-9-09
March 2, 2009, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Circle Session, Peoples Monastery

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Circle Session Seven

 

WHAT:           Circle Session: “From Darkness to Light”

WHEN:           Saturday, May 9th, 2009 @ 2:30 PM

WHERE:        The New York Theosophical Society
                        242 East 53 Street (b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
                        New York, NY 10022
                        212-753-3835 or 212-758-5521

WHO:             Hosted by The Peoples Monastery

 

** $7 Suggested Donation**

 

Circle Sessions consist of a circle meditation, a vegetarian meal, artistic offerings and a constructive forum. The circle meditation component is simply a ten to twenty minute silent meditation in a circle.  Nothing is chanted or spoken.  This is one of the most neutral and universal forms of ritual for human souls of different faiths.  Participants have the option to sit on the floor or on chairs depending on their level of physical comfort.



CIRCLE SESSION SIX: “Crossroads” 2-21-2009
December 25, 2008, 12:38 am
Filed under: Peoples Monastery

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C R O S S R O A D S

Circle Session Six

 

WHAT:           Circle Session: “After Life”

WHEN:           Saturday, February 21st, 2009 @ 2:30 PM to 6 PM

WHERE:        The New York Theosophical Society
                        242 East 53 Street (b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
                        New York, NY 10022
                        212-753-3835 or 212-758-5521

WHO:             Hosted by The Peoples Monastery

 

*If possible bring fresh flowers and/or a candle encased in glass*

 

** Donations Accepted**

 

Circle Sessions consist of a circle meditation, a vegetarian meal, artistic offerings and a constructive forum. The circle meditation component is simply a ten to twenty minute silent meditation in a circle.  Nothing is chanted or spoken.  This is one of the most neutral and universal forms of ritual for human souls of different faiths.  Participants have the option to sit on the floor or on chairs depending on their level of physical comfort.