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ONE HEART PRESENTS: Earth Day Ritual Concert with Darren Austin Hall & Friends

“Earth, my dearest, oh believe me, you no longer need your springtimes to win me over...Unspeakably, I have belonged to you, from the flush.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke

The Earth is our sacred mama, our home planet and we are urged in these transformative times to find ways to engage connection to the Earth in playful and constant ways. The Earth offers us a common ground where we can all begin to piece together a new story to guide our entire species unto a communal path of harmonizing our relationship with the environment and reclaiming our indigenous identity. The First Nations’ prophecy of the Rainbow Warrior speaks to this powerful potential for a united humanity. This is an invitation for our wild nature to come forth and stories of the Goddess and the sacred feminine, meeting to couple with the sacred masculine in a new relation that offers hope to build a new world as its kin where humanity and the Earth are no longer divided but co-creating a vision of unity and great peace. On this evening, and to celebrate the virtues of Earth Day, we’ll forge allegiance to the Earth through a ritual concert that I’ll be guiding with songs of unison, passion poetry, mystic stories and teachings, and empowering meditations to ground us in connection with the Great Mother. 

The night will commence with a beautiful partner yoga class guided by the seraphic, Clarity Bartleet, with musical accompaniment by Jeremy Leggault on guitar atmospherics. We’ll then be graced by Robert Connolly who will do a brief presentation with his musical plants where plants will literally interact with crystal singing bowls to make live music! We’ll then enter into the ritual concert where I’ll be joined by the guitar wizardry of Stephen Bahnesli and some special guests. We’ll then drift into an epic and healing shamanic soundbath with crystal singing bowls and Dolphin Diemer’s power voice and soul-singing joining me in co-creation. Jeremy will return to add guitar magic. We’ll finally converge in a collective free-chant to devote ourselves to the Earth and open ourselves to new possibilities of a world of wild peace as Rainbow Warriors!
Refreshments will be available as well for purchase, including sacred cacao drinks. 

*This event is also a fundraiser for Anishinabe elder, Dave Courchene, who is courageously healing a serious illness. Dave is one of the most incredible First Nations elders I’ve had the honour to learn from and he is also the founder of the Turtle Lodge in Manitoba which is an international centre for indigenous education and wellness. Dave and the Turtle Lodge also run annual vision quests for men and rites of passage for women. I had the experience back in 2012 of participating in the vision quest and it changed my life. The dates for this year are upcoming. For more info:*

I am also pleased to announce that this concert is held in partnership with One Heart, a collective vision founded by Jeremy Leggault and Ryan Michael Kelly. The One Heart concert is the next day, Saturday April 23rd at the Roncesvalles United Church and we’re offering a discount dual ticket price for those who wish to attend both events at $35. You can make this purchase option on the Eventbrite page:

7-8pm Partner Yoga with Clarity Bartleet
8-830pm Musical Plants with Robert Connolly
830-1030pm Earthsong Ritual Concert with Darren & Friends
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
$35 dual ticket price
Anyone in need of financial assistance, please send me a private message and we'll work something out ♥

“As soon as we allow ourselves to think of the world as alive, we recognize that a part of us knew this all along. It is like emerging from winter into spring. We can begin to reconnect our mental life with our own direct intuitive experiences of nature. We can participate in the spirits of sacred places and times. We can see that we have much to learn from traditional societies who have never lost their sense of connection with the living world around them. We can acknowledge the animistic traditions of our ancestors. And we can begin to develop a richer understanding of human nature, shaped by tradition and collective memory, linked to the earth and the heavens, related to all forms of life, and consciously open to the creative power expressed in all evolution. We are reborn into a living world.” Rupert Sheldrake
ming soon!