SII’s Monthly Sampai for November this Sunday 11/10 starting at 10:30 AM

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ , the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for November 2013.  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 begin this video (typically about 10 minutes long) 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.  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.  This month Sensei Steven Tokunaga from Shumei’s Hollywood center will be joining us and will deliver this month’s presentation.  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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This Week at Shumei in Crestone!

 

Quist Poster

Join us this Friday October 18th at 7pm for a night of world music with Beth Quist. She’s brining some friends with her and the night is sure to be one to remember! $10 suggested donation at the door.

Also this weekend…

We will have an art symposium for long time resident AnnaMarie Maestas on Sunday October 20th from 3 to 5pm. Join us for a presentation and reception and learn more about AnnaMarie and her work.

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Shumei International Institute Monthly Sampai for October 2103

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Greetings friends,

Monthly sampai for October will take place this coming Sunday the 6th starting at 10:30 AM as many of our staff will be traveling to Pasadena to celebrate Shumei America’s anniversary the following weekend. 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 video (typically about 10 minutes long) 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.  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 Wed. and Symposium on Sunday at Shumei in Crestone

Matt Venuti

Matt Venuti will be at Shumei in Crestone this WED. September 18th at 7pm
$10 suggested donation at the door.
If you haven’t seen it, you may have heard of it – Matt plays the Hang and has been traveling the country making quite a stir. Please note that the artist has requested no children at this event. Thank You!

And then on Sunday!
Join us this Sunday Sept. 22nd in the Shumei Gallery, for Denver based photographer Randy Brown’s Art Symposium.  His talk begins at 3pm, refreshments to follow.
This event is free to the public.

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September Monthly Sampai with Africa presentation from Bill Ellzey Sunday 9/8

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ September 8, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for September 2013.  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 video (typically about 10 minutes long) 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.  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.

This month following jyorei, we are eagerly anticipating a presentation from our friend and Shumei board member Bill Ellzey.  Bill will be sharing his recent experience of visiting Zambia in word and through the beautiful images he is so gifted in seeing and rendering.

Following Bill’s presentation 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 at Shumei this Friday at 7pm!

This Friday Aug. 23rd at 7pm Jerry Barlow returns to Shumei for a night of amazing music beneath the stars (if it’s comfortable enough to be outside that is). After experiencing some technical difficulties at his last scheduled performance he’s back to make it up to us. He is more than prepared to make it work this time. Please take a moment to check out the clip on his homepage: http://jerrybarlow.com/index.html
$10 suggested donation at the door.

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Monthly Sampai And Artists Symposium Sunday 8/11

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ August 11, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for August 2013 after which there will be an art symposium.

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 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.

Freeman Poster

Local artist Grant Freeman’s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of August. A symposium with Grant will be held on Sunday August 11th starting at 3pm. A reception will follow.

Grant began painting professionally eleven years ago when he was offered a show if he could produce twelve art worthy paintings in two months.

Grant continues to produce new works and selling them worldwide. This show will be highlighting his recent expressions of landscapes.

This event is free to the public, please visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 719-256-5284. This event is free to the public. The Shumei Gallery is open every day 9am to 5pm.

We hope many of you can join us for one or both of these events this Sunday.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

 

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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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