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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Fourth Annual Sacred Earth Festival Sunday, September 6, 2015: Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, NY

Sep 02, 2015 05:05PM

Eileen O’Hare performing a Peruvian Despacho Ceremony

The Green Brain Initiative will hold its fourth annual Sacred Earth Festival September 6, 2015,  from noon to 4 p.m. in Pavilion 6 at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, NY. This family-oriented event, which features activities for adults and children, is free and open to the public.

Live performers will include the award-winning Native American group Spirit of Thunderheart, World Music ensemble Heartwood, Chris Ruhe and the Howland Wolves, dancer and choreographer Anna Mayta, and Irish and contemporary dance company the D’Amby Project. Attendees can also experience ancient earth ceremonies, exhibits, a sacred dance circle, indigenous drumming and crafts, and a healing gong bath led by Theresa Lyn Widmann and Neslihan Sukh Inder Lord, Kundalini Yoga teachers at Anahata Yoga in Kingston, NY.

The festival’s theme is “Reawakening the Sacred,” says Karen Dipnarine-Saroop, cofounder of the Green Brain Initiative. “The ancient traditions are replete with centuries, even millennia, of accumulated wisdom to guide us on how to reconnect with the earth and to move forward in a just and sustainable way,” she says. “In this framework of eco-spirituality, when we can begin to see all of life as sacred and our interconnectedness with the living whole, then we can expand our ethics of care and compassion as a shared responsibility to each other and our environment.”

All proceeds will benefit the work of the Green Brain Initiative in poverty alleviation, environmental conservation and sustainability, and promoting a healthy Hudson Valley. For more info, visit or email [email protected]

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