Noteworthy New York Programs
In addition to the more than half
dozen coalitions and networks to which the Multiplex has linked you at "The New
York Hub", we especially recommend the following individual organizations which
are members of those networks and coalitions.
The variety below is great,
but we mark them
specifically so their information is more readily available to you. Scroll
below to explore:
Order of Love, The Heart of the
Healer, Fellowship of the
Heart, The Free Heart, Theatre Group Dzieci, The National Service Conference of the American Ethical Union, We the World, New Realities
and the Meta Center, Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors, Exploring Spirituality, Auroville USA, Matagiri
Center and the New York Sri
Aurobindo Study Group.
Center of the Order of Love represents the work of Ronit Singer, a gifted teacher
emphasizing the inherent interplay in Oneness of spiritual awakening and embodiment.
Highly recommended by many persons in New York and a friend to all of the
interspiritual work going on in the region, the Order of Love programs feature individual
and group work along with regular retreats and special events.
Garden B" by Dafna Mordecai, Executive Director for Ronit Singer's Order of Love and
artist for The Multiplex
more versions of the "Wave Garden" theme see the Poetry page
information on The Oneness Center of the Order of Love contact Dafna
Mordecai at firstname.lastname@example.org or
see their website at: www.onenesscenternyc.org
of the Healer
Heart of the Healer represents the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of Andean shamanism, and
its leader Don Oscar Miro-Quesada. THOTH has been close to the work of Brother Wayne
for many years because of its focus on "The Eagle/Condor Prophecy", an
indigenous prophecy about the potential of our species for higher consciousness.
the THOTH website
You can learn more at the Websites: www.heartofthehealer.og and www.mesaworks.com
And see more on
Oscar and THOTHS's work at ISDnA (and see Dorothy Cunha at WCIC [at the World hub] and the Sannyasa
See Oscar Miro-Quesada
discuss "Shamanic Vision and the Eco-Revolution" at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7L3ubc1IvM
of the Heart
Fellowship of the Heart is an association of
teachers of Advaita Vedanta including Pamela Wilson, Annette Knopp and Kurt Johnson.
Pamela and Annette are known worldwide and information on their teaching schedules
can be found at their websites www.pamelasatsang.com and www.thefreeheart.com. Kurt's schedule,
because he spends so much of his time with interspiritual work is here at The Multiplex
(see Schedules). Pamela and/or Annette have been
featured in numerous books including Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, Emerging
Spiritual Teachers and Teachers of One.
from kurt's original website (for other outtakes from his original website see Schedule
See Video of
Pamela Wilson (from New Realities) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_fl14XA_3Y
introduction and commentaries to Bro. Wayne Tribute Event by Kurt Johnson and other
founders of ISDnA here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_gmNQqRv_M
The Free Heart is Annette Knopp's work through
Fellowship of the Heart in the New York area and through Omega Institute, New York and
Costa Rica. Annette focuses on women's circles, mythic journey, a creative yoga
practice, inquiry, satsang and all that is "of the Heart". She teaches in
American, Europe and Latin America and her more about her and her schedule is available at
the website: www.thefreeheart.com.
from artwork at The Free Heart
How can I say
how precious this is?
How deeply Life loves
when you allow to crack open?
How will you know
how wide are your wings
and gentle the wind
to the one who is broken?
While death is on
to bereave you of form
Love wants to love
No words need be spoken
When will you see the innermost me
alive as the world thru the light of your eyes?
Sun and moon are only your shadow -
dont hold the flood, leave all fear behind
from The Free Heart
Theatre Group Dzieci is a New York based pioneering
sacred theatre group which was a founding member of InterSpiritual Dialogue.
"Dzieci" means "children" in Polish and reflects the roots of Dzieci's
work in the art of Grotowski (Gerdjieff is another important influence).
"signature" sacred piece "The Fools Mass" (above) has been performed
worldwide, including the Parliament of the World's Religions in 2004 when they accompanied
ISDnA to Barcelona. Matt Mitler, Dzieci Director, is a founding member of ISDnA and has worked with Brother Wayne and Russill Paul.
Dzieci is also well known for its service work in hospitals and hospices. Dzieci
worked with ISDnA for several years in the production of the annual "InterSpiritual
Ceremony for Peace" for the UN International Day of Peace.
See a special, longer, section on Dzieci through The Multiplex provided by
insightful research paper on
Grotowski, "the total act", and Dzieci's work (pdf)
depiction of a Dzieci workshop
Dzieci's profile in the performing arts journal Ecumenica (pdf)
information is available at its Website: www.dziecitheatre.org
National Service Conference of the American
National Service Conference of the American
Ethical Union is the
original sponsor of ISDnA in the UN NGO Community. See more on the NSC at New York hub (UN-NGO Community)
and its Website: www.nationalserviceaeu.org
We the World is one of the most active organizations in
the UN- NGO Community. See more on We the World at World Groups page (We.net) and the UN-NGO Community page of the Multiplex and its Websites: www.wetheworld.org
Realities and the Meta Center
No discussion of
interspiritual activity in New York City is complete without mention of New Realities, New
Realities TV, and its cooperative partner The Meta Center. Alan Steinfeld, the
well-known founder of New Realities has been a founding member of both ISDnA and The
Coalition for OneVoice.
Much more can be learned by exploring
New Realities' interactive website at www.newrealities.com where there is an extensive
free Video Archive
(right), then Deepak Chopra, Andrew Cohen, Diane Williams, Linus Roache at founding of The
Coalition for OneVoice (see New York hub)
Meta Center, hosted by Jodi
Serota, features myriad spiritual and transformational visitors to the New York City area.
Its website is www.metacenterny.com
of the Sacred Mirrors
Similarly, no discussion of
interspiritual activity and art in New York City is complete without note of the work of
Alex and Allyson Gray and their Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors. It is currently being
expanded to include a new Retreat Center locality near New Hamburg, New York. You
can learn about it at their website: http://www.cosm.org/
In addition to these
developments, COSM plans 2010 launch of several new ambitious ventures including the COSM
Journal of Visionary Culture: http://www.cosmpress.com/csmjrnl_6.html
Chapel of the Sacred
Mirror, New York City, featuring the visionary art of Alex Gray
Alex, Allyson and COSM have been
frequent hosts to activites of the Coalition for OneVoice (see New York hub).
Preview "COSM, The Movie" at www.cosm.org
(click on COSM, the Movie at left hand side of page).
Spirituality inculcates the work of Ralph Singh, a follower of His Holiness Baba
Virsa Singh of Gobind Sadan. Based on devotion
to the interfaith vision, the site is dedicated to sharing experiences and educational
tools that will lead us to a better state of mind and a better world, emphasizing that we
are all on this path together. Ralph is the author of "Stories to Light our
Download at www.digstation.com/RalphSingh
or purchase at www.cdbaby.com/ralphsingh;
Watch intro on YouTube
U.S.A., Matagiri Center, and the New York Sri Aurobindo Study Group
persons and entries in this section represent the substantial support, education and
service efforts of New York adepts in the tradition of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother (see Photo Archive). These include the Matagiri
center initiated, among others, by Julian Lines and the Study Group and other activities
of, among others, Miriam Belov.
from Auroville and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in India are members of the Contemplative Alliance and both ISDnA and OneSpirit have done
cooperative programs with them, and the New York based support groups. These have
concerned Aurobindo's vision of emerging collective consciousness and embodiment and been
hosted by One Spirit.
is no doubt that this thread is a major one in the ongoing evolution toward world shift
and transformation. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother were gigantic figures not only in
the history of India but the evolution of world conscious- ness. So, we provide a
number of links regarding all these groups and persons below.
Center, nr. Woodstock NY
Websites to browse: www.aviusa.org/; www.matagiri.org;
Auroville on the Web
For more details, the following sites will be of interest: Auroville Website and Miraura Website
Aster Patel; Right; Sraddhalu Ranade
...with whom the
Contemplative Alliance and ISDnA, OneVoice, One Spirit have done cooperative programs.
Browse them at the New York hub of the Multiplex.