Blue Deer Center Hosts "Music of Life" with World-Renowned Traditional Pakistani Musician, Ustad Nizami

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World class musician of the Chishti Sufi tradition, Ustad Nizami, and Sufi Teacher, Melissa Clare will bring "The Music of Life" to the Blue Deer Center in Margaretville, NY, from September 21-24. The evening program on Friday the 21st will be open to the public and the event will close with a special program for musicians -- "Healing the Human Heart with our Music".

Visit BlueDeer.org to register

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Drawing on the energy of the Universe increases healing capacity and reminds practitioners that the source of healing is Spirit.

How do we find balance and healing in today’s world? The teachings of the Sufis bring forth the spiritual resources available for everyone who takes the time to enter into a peaceful state. This weekend at the Blue Deer Center, nestled in the Catskills, participants will come together as a group to enter into a deeper awareness of healing. Meditation practices will be interwoven with music, stories and teachings about healing.

Practices using breath, sound and light have the ability to purify and magnetize the spirit. Drawing on the energy of the Universe increases healing capacity and reminds practitioners that the source of healing is Spirit. Exquisite music of generations of Sufis will open hearts and provide a foundation for a state of meditation.

This year's program will focus on Rhythm and Balance. By listening to ancient ragas played at certain times of the day, participants will experience how our lives reflect the cycles of the natural rhythms of day, night, dawn, as well as the seasons. The practices are designed to help restore balance in our lives and healing work.

Friday evening’s introductory program will be open to the public on a donation 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 ( Monday 10.00am- 3.pm )

This program for musicians will include information about the various healing effects that instruments, vocals and rhythm have on the human heart. 17th generation musician, Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami will discuss the way Sufi music scales correspond to different times of the day and seasons of the year, in addition to how they interact with our emotions. Although this massive subject cannot be covered in one day, this program will offer a brief introduction to those intrigued by the true power of music.

Musicians please bring your musical instruments (except pianos and organs!) for a hands on look at how the teachings can be reflected in a wide variety of musical styles.

To Register, visit here.

Blue Deer Center provides an important setting for teachings and practices that promote balanced relationship with the natural world. They particularly welcome ancestral approaches to healing, ritual, and retreat. The Center's origins are rooted in the Huichol shamanic tradition and living connection to the universal and sacred spirit of fire.

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