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Community Drum Circle


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On the third Saturday of most months, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Blue Lotus hosts a community drum circle. Facilitated by longtime sangha member Greg Rajsky, representing Drumming for Peace, this is an opportunity to connect in rhythm with members of the community. No experience is needed, and if you don’t have a percussion instrument, there will be some to share. Drumming can be a meditative practice.

The founder of Drumming for Peace, Michael Suess, explains the concept of drumming circles simply as this: “We drum to reconnect to the rhythm of life; we recall our mother’s heartbeat, our first harmony in this life. We drum as a group and practice our own rhythm while remaining in relationship with someone in a different rhythm.” Rajsky adds, “Drumming creates understanding without the constraints of language. Through drumming, a communal energy and harmonic rhythm may be found.”

A donation of $10 per session is suggested, shared between Blue Lotus and Drumming for Peace, to help defray expenses. Questions? Call 815-337-7378, or email us at office@bluelotustemple.org