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Mindful Drumming

Last Friday of Every Month

Synchronistic Meditative Drumming

Time:  7:30 - 9:30pm

Location:  3278 West Street Oakland CA

Facilitated by Kokomon Clottey

510-652-7901


 

Racial Healing Circle

Last Wednesday of Every Month

Time:  7:30 - 9:30pm

Location:  3278 West Street Oakland CA

Facilitated by Kokomon and Aeeshah Clottey

510-652-7901

 

Kokomon took Mindful Drumming to the Spirit Rock Buddhist Meditation Center in Marin County, California, where a large multicultural group experienced a new way of meditating, building community, and creating more peace and joy in their lives.            photo © Marguerite Lorimer

 
Kokomon drumming during a break at Mindful Drumming at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. This is a QuickTime Movie, you will need QuickTime to view it. Click here to download a Free version of QuickTime.http://support.apple.com/downloads/#quicktime

MINDFUL DRUMMING is rooted in modern thought, eastern spiritual principles, and ancient indigenous wisdom. Drawing upon the secret concepts of rhythm and sound, and accompanied by prayerful body movement and deep inner work, Mindful Drumming is a way to explore and travel through the ancestral portals of the indigenous Ga people of West Africa, connecting participants straight to the heart.

Reconnect Nyogboh - the Great Spirit - with your ancestors, and with yourself. The path of Mindful Drumming awaits you, and through its grace your deepest desires will be fulfilled. Nyogboh is always present, eagerly awaiting our return with open arms.

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

     EXPERIENCE

     non-traditional ways of


  1.    CREATING peace


  1.    BECOMING happier


  1.    LIVING in balance


•    RECLAIMING your joy


  1.    ACHIEVING wellness


  1.    BUILDING community


      through

     MINDFUL DRUMMING

Mindful Drumming is for people who are serious about enhancing their ability to be in touch with their authentic power. Through unleashing the spirit, we are better able to create positive relationships that are deep, strong, pure, and whole.


When our spirit is unleashed, the gate of heaven opens with its infinite possibilities. Love, peace,and happiness - the essence of our being - become palpable. When a person is feeling this mishe (happiness), everyone takes notice. Such a person walks like an African lion, with supreme confidence, exuding an aura of authenticity, power, compassion, affection, and a deep sense of intuition.

Mindful Drumming:

Connecting to the Inner Drum,  the Heartbeat of Humanity


No one really knows how long the concepts of the inner drum have been around. However, physical anthropologists suggest the footprints of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth, were 100 million years before humans appeared on the scene. Although the data on the dinosaurs does not truly give an accurate age of the inner drum, it offers a platform for imagination and inquiry.  The footprints of the dinosaurs are recorded on the rocks at Dinosaur Ridge in Bolder, Colorado. The dinosaurs had an inner drum. That is the Heart.



The rationale and wisdom for humans to be blessed with an inner drum, as our ancestral cousins (the dinosaurs), after 100 million years is telling.  One can only be grateful because this is our original blessing, among other gifts, including breath, which was bestowed upon us by Father-Mother God. We are born with it and carry it while it silently and slowly beats every second and every day until we die. Then it comes to a stop. 



The inner drum is in all of us –rich or poor, black or white, red or brown. We carry our inner drum wherever we go without protest. When we are happy, it is the inner drum that resonates and sends out the message of joy to all of the different systems of the body. It is equally true that when we are afraid our inner drum communicates the message. This time though, the message comes with a sense of urgency.



Perhaps the inner drum explains why the emergence of drums is in every culture in the world. Drumming is an ancient indigenous technology that uses the twin realities of rhythm and sound to bring about an alignment of body, mind and spirit. Drumming is a transformative learning process that offers individuals opportunities to experience divinity through rhythm and sound.  In a primal way we may never fully understand, drumming brings us into harmony with one another, our community, and our planet.

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Mindful Drumming is a very specific form of drumming; the art of synchronistic drumming. The practice of mindful drumming can be actualized only through communal experience. This means the process requires three or more people in order to be immersed into the experience of Mindful Drumming.



Mindful Drumming is an expedient way of tapping into one’s natural rhythm. It assists in building community, and issues can be addressed in a communal manner. Mindful Drumming ushers us into the present moment and gives us access to our joy and happiness, demonstrating the truth that when we are healed we are never healed alone. Mindful Drumming opens the door for one to be a love finder rather than fault- finder, and reminds us that the essence of our being is love.  



The timeless wisdom of indigenous people is readily available to us through the eternal resources of rhythm and sound. If we listen to their knowing and put their wisdom into practice through Mindful Drumming meditation, it is inevitable that we will unleash the tremendous power of our human spirit.

This article was written by Kokomon Clottey, author of Mindful Drumming: Ancient Wisdom for Unleashing the Human Spirit and Building Community. For more information contact Kokomon  www.ahc-oakland.org  

photo © Marguerite Lorimer

photo © Marguerite Lorimer

photo © Marguerite Lorimer


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