Presentation by Barbara Hachipuka Banda, Shumei’s Zambian Project Director

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Barbara Hachipuka Banda, Shumei’s Zambian Project Director will be visiting Crestone and will give a brief public presentation as part of the all school gathering at the Crestone Charter School on Wednesday 10/28.  The all school gathering starts at 11:30 AM in Rainbow Hall.  There will be a brief slideshow beginning at 11:45 after which Barbara will speak about the Natural Agriculture project in Zambia and the opening of a school this year at one of the project sites.
This event if free and open to the public.

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Please join us for monthly sampai this Sunday, September 13th

sun spot sunrise Haru SeptThis coming Sunday the 13th, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for September.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai. At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s Natural Agriculture Project 10th Anniversary in Zambia, and the teachings of our founder Meishusama.  After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

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Poetry and Drumming at Shumei This Friday Aug. 28th at 7pm

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Paul Goldman offers, “AN ECSTATIC PERFORMANCE” Friday August 28th at 7pm at

Shumei International Institute. Paul’s poetry is accompanied by Liz Walsh on Steel

Drum. $10 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the artists.

You are invited to come away for a while, to allow yourself to fall deeper, yet deeper,

into a meditative experience, where all of you and everything about you is more

than welcome. Imagine in this moment, you yourself are a blank canvas. Whatever

you dream, is available for you. You decide this time how your own life is to

manifest.

Come on in and paint you any way you see fit. Yes, this is your moment to come

away for just a while longer. Come on in, come on in…

Paul Goldman is an ecstatic poet! That being said, what does that mean?

As the thirteenth century mystic Jalal Ad-Din Muhammad Rumi wrote:

“When your heart is free of limiting ego,

then you will see the ageless Beloved.

You cannot see yourself without a mirror;

Look at the Beloved, see that (S)He is the brightest mirror.”

So, too, has Paul’s journey been to peel away the layers of self masking the true

vision of what has always been right before his eyes, nothing less than the Very

Beloved, the one he invokes to make sense of this mortal existence. Stripped of

artifice and distractions then, has been his path to seeing himself and the Beloved as

One. Secure in this foundation, the veil thinned further, the walls of separation

crumbled to dust and everyone was revealed to be breathing in the sweetness of

being One with each other.

The natural progression of this process has been an increasing urgency to convey

the messages of hope, of peace, of solace and of our own awakening inherent in

these perceived poems. You are invited to let these sacred words ease into the

marrow of your being so that you too may find the connection Divine to your own

unique Source.

Join us for a unique performance. Weather and bugs permitting we will be in the

outdoor amphitheater at Shumei in Crestone. For more information visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKSXLh0_yd0 and

http://ecstaticpoet.homestead.com/index.html.

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Retrospective Symposium This Sunday August 23


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This Sunday August 23rd at 3pm Shumei International Institute in Crestone will be hosting a retrospective symposium for painter Robin Ross. Robin lived and worked in Crestone from 2011 until her death in February of this year. Robin was instrumental in Crestone’s art scene. She was a founder and guiding force of CrestoneArtists.com group, its webmaster, principal organizer of the group’s regular salons for local artists and of the last three Crestone Open Studio Tours and the Crestone Perpetual Open Studios project.

Join us Sunday August 23rd starting at 3pm to 5pm as we celebrate the life and work of Robin Ross.

The exhibit will include paintings on canvas, in altered books and on wooden cigar boxes including work from Robin’s series Spiritual Portraits, Animal Postures and Numinous Marks and Remarks, and as well as examples of Robin’s assemblage sculpture. Robin’s paintings are heavily layered and glazed, with words and colors scratched into an atmosphere of intensity creating both physical depth and deep radiance. She wrote “I try to relay what grounds us to stay earthbound – discovering how we as humans exist on terrain that is a meld of animal, plant and cosmic matter. Having encountered near death experiences and thus having seen a different side of life has given me an unusual perspective of reality. I address themes of existence and persistence by exposing the light and energy that I recognize.” Her stated aspiration was to “transform each painting into the dreamtime that allows for transcendence physically, conceptually and spiritually.”

An extensive retrospective exhibition of Ross’ work will be mounted this fall at Point Gallery in Denver.

Robin’s enthusiastic joy touched many. This local retrospective will hang the entire month of August. The Shumei gallery is open daily 9 to 5pm.

 

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Monthly Sampai this Sunday, August 9th

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This coming Sunday the 9th, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for August.
We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai. At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei, visiting Sensei Chisako Fukushima will give a talk.  After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

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This Friday Chuck Pyle returns to Shumei in Crestone

Shumei International in Crestone is happy host Chuck Pyle, the “Zen Cowboy” on Friday July 31st at 7pm.  His music – part cowboy, part new age – reflects a mystical connection to the landscape of the American West. There is a $15 suggested donation at the door. Please join is on July 31st for an evening of excellent entertainment. For more information visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 719-256-5284.
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Monthly Sampai Sunday, July 12

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This coming Sunday, July 12, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for July.
We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai. At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s activities and the teachings of our founder Meishusama.  After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.
Also on Sunday the 12th, there will be an Art Symposium from 3-5 pm featuring North Carolina based sculptor Angela Eastman. Many of her projects stem from extrapolation of patterns observed in nature, and explore the delicate balance of humanity and wildness. The show runs the entire month of July, the Shumei gallery is open daily 9-5. The symposium is free to the public. A reception follows the presentation.

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Art Symposium this Sunday July 12th at Shumei

North Carolina based sculptor Angela Eastman has her work on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of July. A symposium with Angela will be held on Sunday July 12th starting at 3pm. A reception will follow.

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Angela states, “My work is based on the conviction that observation and appreciation of the natural world can lead to increased care for our environment and for each other. Many of my projects stem from extrapolation of patterns observed in nature, and explore the delicate balance of humanity and wildness. I am inspired equally by the empathy I have learned from human relationships and by a subtly different empathy that I have been taught by spending time in wild places.”

While Angela is loosely based in North Carolina, she attended Colorado College for her BA. More recently she completed the Core Fellowship Program at Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in the permanent collection of Colorado College and Duke University.

Come meet Angela and learn more about her work on Sunday July 12th starting at 3pm to 5pm. This event is free to the public, please visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 256-5284 for more information. The Shumei gallery is open every day 9 to 5pm.

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Join us this Friday at Shumei in Crestone

 

 

Mito de Soto joins us again for an evening of Flamenco and classical guitar. He travels to us from Santa Fe this Friday the 19th. It is a $10 suggested donation at the door, all proceeds benefit the artist directly. The concert begins at 7pm.Gig @ Shumei 2015

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This Sunday’s Art Symposium

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Come enjoy an afternoon of art at Shumei International Institute. A reception follows the talk. This event is free to the public. For more information call 719-256-5284.

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