“Ellzey’s Year 2014 in Pictures” presentation for January Monthly Sampai 1/10

Winter Panorama By Bill Ellzey

Winter Panorama By Bill Ellzey

Greetings friends,

My apologies, I failed to inform people that Bill Ellzey, not Sensei Alan Imai will deliver the presentation at the January monthly sampai this Sunday January 10.   We hope many of you can join us for this month’s sampai and to enjoy this annual tradition of reflecting on the beauty of the year past through Bill Ellzey’s eye for beauty.  The sampai begins at 10:40 AM.

Brilliant New Year blessings,

Matthew

 

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SII Monthly Sampai for January this Sunday 1/11 at 10:40 AM

Winter Panorama By Bill Ellzey

Winter Panorama By Bill Ellzey

Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ January 11, the Shumei International Institute will hold its first monthly sampai for the new year.

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.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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SII Monthly Sampai for December 2014 this Sunday 12/14 at 10:40 AM

Greetings friends,
This coming Sunday December 14, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for December 2014.  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.
Brilliant Crestone blessings,
Matthew

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A concert and an art symposium this week at Shumei

A busy weekend at Shumei this week with some generous and talented artists!

This Friday enjoy a classical concert at Shumei with Grisha Krivchenia. He will be playing music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. He’s here visiting is uncle and is providing this concert free of charge, though donations are gratefully accepted.

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Then Sunday our November – December Artist is providing a painting class as part of her Art Symposium. Join us with local painter Leigha Nicole in the food service at 3pm. We will move to the gallery for the reception.

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Concert at Shumei This Friday Nov. 14th at 7pm

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Come on out this Friday Nov. 14th at 7pm at Shumei for a night of something different from the members of a community favorite. Fiji Acoustic is an ensemble friends who have been playing music together for many years. Several members of the rock ‘n roll band 2 Weeks in Fiji, Eli Dokson (guitar), Dale Smith (percussion) Mike Noonan (bass), and Scott Swartz (guitar) will pick up their acoustic instruments to play a repertoire of original songs and their take on great favorites. A suggested donation of $10 at the door, all proceeds benefit the artists.

Longtime San Luis Valley residents, Eli, Dale, Mike and Scott started out in Miami, L.A., Boston and Chicago before finding each other in this beautiful place we call home.  Their shared love of making music that moves them and onstage chemistry, has made playing together easy for more than ten years.  All have put in time playing in various iconic SLV electric bands, including Tumbleweed, Sneakers, Earthmen, Lucky Larue and many other guest appearances. (Scott is also a member of Shakedown Street, for those who enjoy the Grateful Dead.) Their influences shine through their original lyrics, be they humorous, romantic, political, philosophical, quirky or sad. They blend country, rock, folk, R & B, gospel and blues in their music and have a great time doing it!

Fiji Acoustic plays with a stripped down energy that gets to the soul of the song, having fun and sharing that with the audience. Eli just completed a CD of original songs, entitled “A Dream I Can’t Forget,” and Dale’s CD of originals, “We Still Sing,” will be released shortly.

Contact Shumei for more information at 719-256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org

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Art Symposium at Shumei in Crestone this Sunday Oct. 19th

Local instillation artist Noah Baen is the featured artist at Shumei for the month of October. He will be creating a piece unique to Shumei that will be featured; his Art Symposium will be this Sunday October 19th from 3 to 5pm. A reception will follow.

Noah shares, “Through a dialog with Nature, Place and Space, I try to give visible form to the energy of a particular site and season. After years as a landscape painter my work evolved to working directly with the landscape As much as possible, I use materials collected on site: both natural materials and the residue of human presence.  Time, manifested in the cycles of Nature; in the energy of growth and ever-presence of decay is also important to me.”

“At Shumei, I set out to make what the earthwork artist Robert Smithson called a “non-site,”  a gallery art work that references or parallels an outdoor site. I was particularly drawn to the remains of the historic gold mine and settlement, now mostly overtaken by resilient nature and the inroads of time; to the mounded forms of tailings piles, their slopes, like those of the mountains around them, resting at an “angle of repose;” all in the brilliant clarity of mountain light amid the vast spaciousness of the valley below.”

Noah has created instillation pieces across the country. Come meet Noah and learn more about his process on October 19th from 3 to 5pm. Contact Shumei at 719-256-5284 for more information or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for October this Sunday 10/5 at 10:40 AM

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Greetings friends,

Because of Shumei America’s Anniversary in Pasadena next weekend Shumei International Institute’s monthly sampai will be held on the first Sunday this weekend­­­­­­ October 5.

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.

Brilliant Autumnal blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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This Friday Four Shillings Short Returns to Shumei in Crestone!

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Global Music and Irish brogue with Four Shillings Short Oct 3rd 7 pm at Shumei

Four Shillings Short returns to Shumei with a fantastic array of instruments from around the world on Friday October 3rd at 7pm. North Indian Sitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Mandolins, Banjo, Whistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Guitar, and even a Krumhorn.

The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, tour in the US and Ireland, live as the bardic minstrels of old bringing their one-of-a-kind eclectic blend of world music around the country since 1995. Spectators have described the duo as charismatic, with a great stage presence. In one show you’ll hear songs that span cultures and centuries, which makes for a riveting complex sound. Come on out for Irish humor and instruments from around the globe!

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds benefit the artists. Call 256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org for further information.

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This Sunday from 3 -5pm join us at Shumei for an afternoon for art

Stone Worker and Jeweler Brian Timm featured artist for Sept. at Shumei; Symposium this Sunday September 21st from 3 to 5pm.

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Brian Timm is much more than a jeweler. Carvings in stone and found pieces of nature make his pieces uniquely beautiful. His work will be on display in the Shumei Gallery for the month of September. An Art Symposium with Brian will be held Sunday September 21st from 3 to 5pm. Refreshments follow the artist’s presentation.

Brian has lived in Crestone for over 10 years raising a family and acting as a teacher and student of tai chi.  “My necklaces are one of my arts.  This art has evolved over the last 15 years to what they are now.   My necklaces include a lot of hand carved gemstone beads, and profound seeds and shells from different places in the world. They are very fine yet very earthy and most of them are ceremonial pieces, or power pieces.”

Come meet Brian and learn more about his work on September 21st from 3 to 5pm. This event is free to the public. Visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 719-256-5284 for more information.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for September this Sunday 9/14 starting at 10:40 AM

 

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ September 14, 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 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.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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