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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Concert This Friday At Shumei In Crestone

Ken Saydak brings piano and blues to Shumei this Friday Sept. 5th at 7pm
$10 suggested donation at the door.

With nearly forty-years as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer Delmark Records recording artist Ken Saydak is sure to impress with his music, which he has dubbed Urban Americana. Firmly rooted in the blues, he employs an amalgam of American roots musical styles in his repertoire.

His work as a pianist and organist on over fifty albums is well known in the national and international blues scene. His 2005 release It’s My Soul, on Evidence Records follows his two previous CDs on the Delmark label, Love Without Trust and his solo debut Foolish Man. All of his recordings showcase his instantly recognizable vocal and piano styles as well as his insightful and engaging songwriting. A co-producer of the two Rounder Records CDs with his 1990′s American roots band, Big Shoulders, Big Shoulders and Nickel History, he continued his growth as a producer on both of his own Delmark CDs as well as the label’s critically embraced 2000 release, Learned My Lesson, for Chicago blues singer Zora Young.

Ken’s career as a performer has taken him to concert and festival stages on four continents, including tours and appearances in Israel, South Africa, France, and Switzerland. The list of artists who have enlisted his talents include Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Lonnie Brooks, Koko Taylor, John Primer, Mighty Joe Young, Billy Boy Arnold, Sam Lay, Dave Specter, James Wheeler, Tad Robinson, Lurrie Bell, Johnny B. Moore, and Karen Carroll.

Ken joins us at Shumei for a solo performance. Comfortable weather permitting we will be outside, so come prepared for a beautiful night of music.  Contact Shumei at www.shumeiCrestone.org or call 719-256-5284 for more information. You can also hear tracks and learn more at www.kensaydak.com.

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Mr. Shu Ying Lee from Taiwan to present at Shumei Thursday 8/28 10:00 AM

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This Thursday August 28 at 10:00 AM Mr. Shu Ying Lee from Taiwan will be speaking about the Shumei Natural Agriculture garden just outside of Taipei Taiwan.  Mr. Lee along with his wife and family started the Natural Agriculture project in Taiwan more than 10 years ago.  His project has enjoyed a lot of media attention and support from a wide segment of people around Taiwan. The presentation will take place in Shumei’s Food Service Building.  If you are interested and available, please come out and and welcome Mr. Lee who is visiting Crestone for the first time!

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Art Symposium at Shumei this Sunday 3 to 5pm

This Sunday Aug. 17th from 3 to 5pm at Shumei International Institute
Come join us for an afternoon of art with local sculptor Tom Hart!

Tom Hart, also known as Tomarth the Druid, is a mountain recluse who has been sculpting in wax since childhood.  His work will be on display in the Shumei Gallery for the month of August. An Art Symposium with Tom will be held this Sunday August 17th from 3 to 5pm. Refreshments follow the artist’s presentation.

Tom says, “Solitude has always been my best wax-working tool.” Holding a BFA in Sculpture, an MA in Buddhist Studies, an MA in Literature and a PhD in Philosophy and Religion, he would like to think that these studies have somehow coalesced the work he will be showing.

Deeply moved by these studies in conjunction with mythology and spiritual lore from the Celtic Traditions, Tom sees the deep benefit of bringing these archetypes to life during our time of great change. These sculptures conjure up a whole realm deriving inspiration from such authors as T.H. White and J.R.R. Tolkien, who helped bring the mythical worlds to life again.

Tom continues to break new ground in the art of wax sculpture, whilst in the depths of solitude. Come meet Tom and learn more about his work.

Call 719-256-5284 for more information.

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SII Monthly Sampai for August 2014

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ August 10, 2014 the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for August 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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Please join us in welcoming 40 children from Japan Saturday July 19 2-4 PM at the Crestone Charter School

A Gathering to Welcome
40 Japanese Youth to Crestone will take place…

Saturday, July 19th after Saturday Market from 2-4pm at the Crestone Charter School.

The Crestone Community is invited to celebrate their arrival with an energetic family event that will include performances from local youth, dancers and musicians.

Local youth band the Funke Chikuns will rock the party, and Snacks will be provided!

Please come and share the warmth of our community with these wonderful kids. Shumei family is particularly encouraged to attend.  It will be a fun opportunity to interact with friends from the other side of the Earth and truly BE world citizens!
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The students, all eighth graders, will be traveling from Shumei’s new Miho Institute of Aesthetics, a unique Arts school located in the Shigaraki mountains of Japan, to go camping and attend programs at the Charter School for 10 days this summer.

Please contact Kelly 303-232-2528 or email kellydelamor@yahoo.com with any questions, or about other opportunities for Crestone youth to hangout with these Japanese youth.

ありがとう
Arigatō

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for July 2014, this Sunday July 13, starting at 10:40 AM

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ July 13, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for July, 2014.   Once a year Sensei Chisako Fukushima joins us from Pennsylvania to lead our monthly sampai and share a presentation.  We welcome her to Crestone this coming Sunday.

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 Chisako Fukushima 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 Chisako Fukushima 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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Art Symposium this Sunday July 13th from 3 to 5pm at Shumei in Crestone

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Mae Green’s work will be on display in the Shumei Gallery for the month of July. An Symposium will be held this SundayJuly 13th from 3 to 5pm. A reception will follow the presentation.  Mae describes her art as an external expression of inward thoughts, feelings, flashes of insight, and reflections of the creative realm.  “A blank paper or canvas is an opening to an unseen and unknown world stirred to Self Expression.  Often as an artist it is tempting to say a finished painting is ‘my drawing, my painting, my technique…’  In reality artists are only the tools through which creativity articulates itself.”

Mae uses pastels, collage, watercolor, oil (Renaissance Glaze Technique), water based oil and multimedia.  Today much of her inspiration comes from walks in nature, from a thought or vision in meditation, or simply letting a painting develop from “nowhere”.

Meet with Mae and learn more about her work on Sunday July 13th 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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June 8, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for June 2014.

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Greetings friends, This coming Sunday–––––– June 8, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for June 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,

SII Staff

 

 

 

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Art Symposium this Sunday at Shumei in Crestone

June 1st, Sunday, 3 to 5pm

Edward Wohl’s functional and beautiful woodworks will be on display in the Shumei Gallery for the month of June, his symposium is this Sunday June 1st.
Edward says, “I make things of wood that I’d like to have myself: functional pieces that are quiet, peaceful, and a pleasure to touch and look at. My approach emphasizes select materials, structural integrity and utility. I like to let the wood do the work, to coax nature to imitate art.” Wohl is the owner of Edward S. Wohl Woodworking & Design of Ridgeway, Wis., a shop specializing in limited-edition pieces including cedar-lined blanket chests, stools, benches and coffee tables. Refreshments follow the artists’ presentation. Call 256-5284 for more information or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.

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