WHY GATHER? Turbulent times inspire us to live differently. Ancient Wisdom Rising introduces a new way of being that is just, sustainable and full of joy and meaning. This new way is actually not so new. It's the old way, the indigenous way, of living in relationship with the earth and sky, fire and water, plants and animals, family and community. Once, we were all indigenous. We all lived in relationship with the sacredness alive in the world. We can again. Through the wisdom of the earliest traditions, Ancient Wisdom Rising can introduce you to this way of being. Elders from the world's four directions relate experiences and traditional knowledge in three days of presentations, ceremonies, stories and participatory workshops. Each elder knows how important this knowledge is to these times and our future. This is powerful work. To create a safe and grounded container for our time together, we light and consecrate a ritual fire that will burn day and night, tended by initiated Fire Keepers. Several of our sessions are held around the fire beneath our large fire tent. Others will be held in the conference rooms at the Lodge at Simpsonwood. In addition to each day's scheduled presentations by the elders, there are optional opportunities to experience movement, music, nature walks, council circles and films that embody our relatedness. Ancient Wisdom Rising brings together hundreds of people who want to go deeper--who are ready to listen, learn and celebrate the change that is stirring in the world. ________________________________ GATHERING DETAILS Ancient Wisdom Rising is a full, rich three-day event, from sunrise to beyond sundown. Participants are not required to stay on site, but we highly recommend it and offer a choice of accommodation packages. Our group will bond during our time together and become a container for the shared emotions and experiences that emerge during the gathering. Participation prices include: Early Morning Activities - Meditations, yoga, music & movement Morning Sessions - Teachings, ceremonies, prayers & presentations Lunch Afternoon Energy - Plant walks, drumming, song, dream journeys Snack Afternoon Sessions - Panels, break-out sessions & council fires Dinner Evening Activities - Music, dance, storytelling, drumming around the fire Breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are served buffet-style. Lunch and dinner offer two entrees (chicken, beef, fish, etc.) along with vegetables, fruit, salad and dessert. Vegetarian options will be available at every meal. Our apologies, we will not able to accommodate additional individual dietary needs. The ideal way to participate in Ancient Wisdom Rising is to arrive Thursday evening and stay at the Lodge at Simpsonwood to begin the gathering on Friday well-rested. If possible, plan to also stay Sunday night, to let your experience integrate before you must re-enter your normal routine. All accommodation packages include three nights, either Thur/Fri/Sat or Fri/Sat/Sun. A fourth night's stay is a separate charge. All accommodation prices include breakfast the next morning and all applicable sales taxes. You won't want to miss this opportunity. Rediscover your heart's deepest longing for intimate, life-giving connection to the Natural World...and with one another through the community created at Ancient Wisdom Rising. The teachings of elders offers us a sacred lifeline. Timeless. Tried and true. This wisdom gives our lives deeper meaning and vibrancy. Help us usher in a world where all people live with the blessings of balance, sustainability, connection and community. Join us at Ancient Wisdom Rising. REGISTER NOW at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1036894 PARTICIPATION PRICING Full Event Participation - $495 Saturday-Only Participation - $195 All site fees and applicable sales and occupancy taxes included ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL PRICING Single - Three night package - $270 $90 per night Double - Three night package - $135 $45 per night Quad - Three night package - $75 $25 per night Camping - Three night RV camping - $60 $20 per night Camping - Three night tent site for up to 4 adults - $45 $15 per night EXTRA NIGHT'S STAY Single - One night extra stay - $110 Double - One night extra stay - $60
The Music of Life An Exploration of Healing in the Sufi Tradition How do we find balance and healing in today’s world? The teachings of the Sufis remind us that there are spiritual resources available for everyone, if we only take the time to enter into a peaceful state. This weekend we come together as a group to enter into a deeper awareness of healing in our lives. Meditation practices will be interwoven with music, stories and teachings about healing. With practices using breath, sound and light we will purify and magnetize our being. Drawing on the energy of the Universe, we will increase our healing capacity while recognizing that the source of healing is Spirit. Exquisite music of generations of Sufis will open our hearts and carry us into meditative states… Friday evening’s introductory program will be open to the public on a donations basis An optional third day with Ustad Nizami will be offered for musicians as a special orientation to healing through music: "Healing the Human Heart with our Music" This program for musicians will include information about the way Sufi music scales correspond to different times of the day, and also interact with our emotions. This is a very big subject! ________________________________ Partial scholarships are available for this event. For application guidelines, visit http://www.bluedeer.org/news/scholarships-in-2012 Pricing: $645 for entire weekend program, plus Monday's "Healing the Human Heart..." $475 for Friday through Sunday, (does not include Monday's "Healing the Human Heart…") $325 Sunday night lodging plus Monday's workshop, "Healing the Human Heart" only $250 “Healing the Human Heart” Monday only, Commuter rate
A benefit concert for the 6th Annual Global Youth Peace Summit featuring music by Ustad Nizami. $20 suggested donation. Proceeds will go to fund Naveed Ali, a Pakistani youth, who hopes to travel to the United States for the first time to participate in this year's Global Youth Peace Summit. Ustad Nizami is a 17th-generation musician and one of the foremost musicians from Pakistan. His performances include Classical Indian, Ghazal, Geet, Qawwali, Bhajan, Pakistani Folk & Sufi music. Nizami's son, an 18th-generation musician, will be performing with him. Learn more at UstadNizami.com. All evening Nectar Thrift Boutique will be offering big discounts on clothing, jewelry & more! 100% of Nectar's proceeds for the evening will benefit the fund for Naveed Ali. For more information on the Global Youth Peace Summit and the Amala Foundation, please visit www.amalafoundation.org.
Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami accompanied by Faraz Nizami will perform at Shangri La, a center for Islamic arts and culture, Saturday, March 17th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Playhouse. Ticket price: $30 per person Payment: VISA, MC or check Reservations are required as seating is limited. RSVP by March 15, 2012 via email@example.com or (808) 792-5503 Van service to Shangri La will begin at 1:15 p.m. From the Kapi’olani Community College, Parking Lot B 4303 Diamond Head Road. Co-sponsored by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the University of Hawaii Center for South Asian Studies.
Sounds Like: Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Manager: Grant Derigo
Bio: A 17th-generation musician, Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami is one of the foremost musicians and music instructors of Pakistan. He masterfully presents a vast array of styles including Classical Indian, Ghazal, Geet, Qawwali, Bhajan, Pakistani Folk and Sufi music. His principal instruments are Sitar, V...See Full Bio
“From halfway around the world comes (Professor) Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, a 17th-generation Pakistani sitar scholar who's performed for every foreign dignitary from Nelson Mandela to Queen Elizabeth. A Fulbright scholarship brought him to UT in 2008, and Flowers of the Heart serves as his proper local introduction. An exotic, spellbinding collection of ancient Sufi ("Jogi Teri Poongi") and Rajasthani folk songs ("Tilak Kamod") finds voice primarily on sitar and tabla. Flowers proves Nizami could be the Black Angels' Ravi Shankar.”