Free Movie night this Friday at Shumei in Crestone

July 19, Friday, 7pm

Shumei Free Movie Night hosts: Carbon Nation

Bypassing politics and fingerpointing, this forward-thinking documentary zeroes in on enterprising individuals — from a wind farmer to a solar-panel retrofitter — who are devising business-minded ways to avert the looming climate crisis. The cross-country expedition yields encounters with Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson, Earth Day founder Denis Hayes and former CIA director James Woolsey, along with everyday pioneers in low-carbon living. Refreshments provided, 7pm, 256-5284.
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This Sunday please join us for an Art Symposium

 

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This Sunday, July 14th from 3 to 5pm

John attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in Studio Arts, with emphases on Ceramics and Stonecarving.  He has been a professional stonemason for 40 years. He learned the trade in Aspen, Colorado, where, in the late ’70′s he met Posey, a ski instructor, dishwasher, and painter.  Posey grew up in Aspen, attended the U of Denver, and then dropped out in the 60′s to travel in Europe for a year and to attend art schools in Aspen, Vermont, San Francisco, and Mexico.  She also apprenticed, for a year each, with metal sculptor Barry Petrie and renowned Black Mountain College painter David Rigsby.  John does Raku ceramics.  He studied with Warren MacKenzie at the U of Minnesota.  Posey has shown sculpture in many exhibitions in Colorado, including 8 public art shows.  On June 6, she installed a marble sculpture in Carbondale’s Art Around Town public art exhibit for a year.

Come meet John and Posey and learn more about their work on Sunday July 14th 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, their sculptural work on display for the month of July.

 

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Sensei Eugene Imai to lead Monthly Sampai this Sunday July 7

Greetings friends,

Special guest Sensei Eugene Imai will be joining us as he generally does once a year to lead our monthly sampai for July 2013.  Because of this we are holding the sampai on the first weekend, this coming Sunday­­­­­­ July 7, rather than the usual second weekend of the month.  Most months we now show a short ‘Shumei News’ video that is also shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan each month.  We will begin this (typically about 10 minutes or less) video each month starting at 10:30 AM.  For people who would like to see this video news, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  At that time Sensei Eugene 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 Eugene 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 look forward to Eugene Sensei’s annual visit and hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

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Four Shillings Short

This Friday June 14th, at 7pm

$10 Suggested Donation

4 shillings shortMore than 30 instruments from around the globe, seasoned performers,
stage presence, skill…
Four Shillings Short is a world music experience not to be missed.
Please join us on Friday June 14th at 7pm
$10 suggested donation at the door.
All proceeds benefit the artists.

Please call 719-256-5284 for more information or visit their website at: http://www.art.net/~4ss/

 

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Four Shillings Short

This Friday June 14th, at 7pm

$10 Suggested Donation

4 shillings shortMore than 30 instruments from around the globe, seasoned performers,
stage presence, skill…
Four Shillings Short is a world music experience not to be missed.
Please join us on Friday June 14th at 7pm
$10 suggested donation at the door.
All proceeds benefit the artists.

Please call 719-256-5284 for more information or visit their website at: http://www.art.net/~4ss/

 

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Monthly Sampai and art symposium this Sunday June 9

Greetings friends,

The Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for June 2013 this coming Sunday June 9th starting at 10:30 AM.  The art symposium featuring the talented young artist Zienna Stewart will also take place Sunday June 9th from 3:00 – 5:00.

Monthly Sampai

We are pleased to welcome Sensei Chisako Fukushima who joins us from her home in Pennsylvania where she coordinates Shumei’s long time partnership with the Rodale Institute.  Chisako Sensei will lead this month’s sampai and share a presentation with us this month.

Most months we now show a short ‘Shumei News’ video that is also shown at the monthly Sampai at our headquarters Misono in Japan each month.  We will begin this (typically about 10 minutes or less) video each month starting at 10:30 AM.  For people who would like to see this video news, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  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.
Art Symposium

An Art Symposium for local painter Zienna Stewart will be held Sunday June 9 from 3 to 5pm, her work will be on display for the month of June. Zienna attended elementary school at the Crestone Charter School. She mentored with local painter Marika Popvitz during her first few years of high school at the Charter school, and then completed her high schooling at Idyllwild Arts Academy, a boarding arts school in Southern California. Come see Zienna’s work and learn more about her journey into art. Refreshments will follow the presentation.Zienna poster

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Final Reminder for 11th Anniversary event this weekend 5/18 – 5/19

Greetings friends,

We’d like to send out this last reminder and invitation to join us for the Shumei International Institute’s 11th Anniversary celebration this weekend May 19 – 20.  Activities will begin Saturday 5/19 at 4:00 PM with the annual taiko concert, rain or shine, either in the outdoor amphitheater or under the big white tent.  We suggest people arrive early for best seating.

Also one last reminder that the anniversary sampai on Sunday begins earlier than past years at 9:30 AM and we also recommend people arrive early for best seats as we expect the sanctuary will be completely filled.  There will be overflow seating under a tent outside  with video monitors.  We hope you can join us in celebrating our anniversary in Crestone. A complete schedule of the weekend’s events is listed below.

Brilliant anniversary blessings,

Matthew

Shumei 11th anv info web

 

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SII’s 11th Anniversary Celebration this weekend 5/18 – 5/19

Greetings friends,

Just a reminder in case you do not already know  – this coming weekend May 18 – 19 the Shumei International Institute is celebrating its 11th anniversary here on Crestone.  Events will begin Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM with our traditional Taiko Concert, after which we will hold a special sampai for world peace.  We ask people to be seated in the sanctuary by 5:30 for the sampai.

We would also like to remind people that the anniversary sampai on Sunday begins an hour earlier than it has in past years.  You will want to be seated in the sanctuary no later than 9:30 for the anniversary sampai on Sunday. 

We look forward to celebrating with you this weekend!  The complete weekend’s schedule is listed below.

Brilliant anniversary blessings,

Matthew

Shumei 11th anv info web

 

 

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SII’s monthly sampai for May this Sunday May 12 starting at 10:30

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Shumei’s world headquarters and Meishusama Hall following the 30th Grand Sampai

Greetings friends,

I have been in Japan for the past week with the 30th anniversary Grand Sampai international tour group and it has been an amazing journey to say the least.   In additions to Alan sensei’s presentation I will share briefly about my experience visiting Misono for this event.  This coming Sunday May 12th SII will hold our monthly sampai for May.  Most months we now show a short ‘Shumei News’ video (typically about 10 minutes or less) video each month starting at 10:30 AM.  For people who would like to see this video news, you will want to be seated in the sanctuary by this time.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  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 blessings from beautiful Japan,

Matthew

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Volunteering Update

While this Saturday’s beautification volunteering has been cancelled there are still plenty of opportunities to help.

It’s you who put the ‘community’ in Shumei’s anniversary event each year, and we’re grateful for that! If you’d like to help out this year, we’d love to have some help. Please contact Deana at deana@dfwsculpture.com or call the office at 256-5284 to find out more if you have any interest. Its fun, it’s community and and it helps!

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