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Sacred Drum Making Workshop, Saturday, September 9, 2017

By on August 5, 2017 in News
Sacred Drum Making Workshop, Saturday, September 9, 2017

Jim and Ashley Cash (Woven Green) will be leading us in a drum making workshop. In this workshop, we are focusing on the universal aspect of drums and drumming, and especially on the sacredness of the act and commitment of giving voice to our deepest and best intentions. This workshop is open to people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds to gather together focusing our spiritual intentions for the kind of world wish to build. We appreciate culture and traditions and are inspired by them, but are not claiming any one group’s cultural traditions.

Smudging Ceremony Meditation – Honoring the elements, water, air, fire, earth and the four directions. Calling the spirit of your drum, preparing the hoop, pulling the hides and creating your mallet. Setting your intention – offering your drum in service.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Where: Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, 2840 Graham Road, Falls Church, VA

Cost: Must Register by August 24th – see registration details below

When you arrive for the workshop, the heads and lacings will have been soaked in ceremonial water. After the initial smudging ceremony, meditation and blessing, you will learn to weave the lacing on your drum in the four directions pattern. This will be an opportunity for you to begin connecting with the spirit of your drum.

Once we complete the drum lacing, we will then create the beater for your drum. If you have some special beads or feathers which you’d like to decorate your drum you may also bring them. The drum will take 2-3 days to fully dry before it can be played. The drum face can later be painted if desired.

We recommend playing your drum often for maximum effect! Use it for healing, meditation, or to help empower social justice gatherings and marches! These drums are made with love and intended for service!


Must pre-register on or before 8/24/17
Limited to 10 participantsCOST:
17″ 16 sided Cedar Buffalo – $195 each participant
15″ Maple Hoop Deer – $165 each participant
13″ Willow Oak Hoop Elk – $145 each participant
10″ Cedar Hoop Elk – $115 each participant

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