Celebrate the end of 2014 and ring in the new year with a visit to Crestone. You’ll find peace of mind along with peace and quiet so you can prepare for the next best year of your life. In December you’ll also find spiritual community, healing workshops, theater, art, and live music.
December 6th and 7th “The Moon as an Element” workshop. The moon affects all that exists on Earth. It regulates all the waters on Earth from little rock crevices, to aquifers, oceans, and the waters inside living beings. It affects our moods, our insecurities, as well as our inspiration and creativity. Working with the moon in an experiential way benefits oracle abilities, shielding, and healing. We will work with the energy of our friendly night-light and partner, as we begin to develop an intimate relationship with the moon.
Although each day can be taken separately, it is preferred that both workshops be taken together. The fee is $75 for one day or both workshops for $140. To register contact Dorje Root at email@example.com.
December 7th “Art Symposium and Painting Class with Leigha Nicole” at the Shumei Institute. Leigha’s art is a blend of Chinese brush painting, Japanese sumi-e and Western watercolor. She also infuses traditional Japanese spiritual and cultural arts into her work. She will be teaching a painting class at 3p.m.. Refreshments will be served. The Shumei Institute and Galleria is located at 3000 E. Dreamway Rd.
Paintings by Leigha Nicole
December 12th “Kalisma Benefit Concert featuring Buddha Bomb and River Bottom Blues Band.” at the Cloud Station. Enjoy great music and a delectable dessert auction while also supporting the community non-profit Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Friday 7p.m. at the Cloud Station, 300 Cottonwood St., Crestone. Stay updated on this event at Facebook.com/thecloudstation
December 14th “Monthly Sampai” at the Shumei Institute. Sampai and jyorei is a way to generate spiritual light, purification, and spiritual transformation. Following sampai is a hot and healthy buffet lunch for all. For information call 719-256-5284. Donations for the lunch are encouraged. Event starts at 10:30a.m.
December 16th “The Bards of Crestone”. With an imaginative atmosphere and wonderfully talented local storytellers, singers and musicians, the Crestone Company of Players will present “The Bards of Crestone: Singers of Songs and Tellers of Tales”. This family friendly show features a team of talented local storytellers.
Ignite your imagination and introduce your children to a live holiday play. The cost is a suggested donation of $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Show starts at 6:30p.m.
December 28th – January 1st “The True Human Body” seminar at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center. The topic of the seminar will be developed through lectures, question and answer, open discussion, and small groups. On New Year’s Eve there will be a festive dinner and a dance party, followed by Zazen and 108 bells to welcome in the New Year. The event ends with a brunch on New Year’s Day.
This seminar wil be taught by Zenki Dillo Sensei at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center. There is a $300 fee. To register visit Dharmasangha.org
While you’re visiting Crestone be sure to visit our many spiritual centers, hot springs, artist studios, restaurants, gift shops, hiking trails, and play a few rounds of golf in our beautiful community at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.
Greet the new year with a stay at Casa Del Soul in downtown Crestone. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net.
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