|Village of the Heart||
As we create and extend our Village of the Heart, here in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, initiated elder Glenn Leisching offers indigenous teachings handed down by West African shaman Malidoma Some', guiding us toward deeper harmony with each other and with the Other World of ancestors and Spirit.
Workshops, consultations, and lectures enhance personal growth and provide a profound understanding of our world of nature and the Other World that nourishes us.
Ritual is the primary means of adjusting our relationships with nature and the Other World to maintain harmony.
Divination helps us understand our needs and where the elements of nature within us require balancing as we pursue our life purpose.
We invite you to seek your own place in the Village of the Heart. Select from the menu at the top of the page for more information on programs and the teachings of the Dagara tradition.
Tarantella! - Revive the Feminine Divine with Rhythm, Ritual, and Dance
A weekend workshop with
Alessandra Belloni & Glenn Leisching
Saturday, Sept 14 - Sunday, Sept 15, Glenford, NY
SPECIAL OFFER: Register for the dance ritual workshop by August 31, and get free admission to the dance performance:
Friday, Sept 13th: Tarantella Dance Performance (general admission, paid at the door) $20 per person
For details, visit
Born of the Earth: Elemental Meditation
Weekly meditation sessions to connect us to the elements of the earth. For details, click here.
_ "Your ancestors who died are most likely still ghosts, still uninitiated souls who have not yet become true ancestors, because their debts were not paid with grief and beauty. Once they become true ancestors, you merge with the region, and you begin to help this world live."
--Martin Prechtel, Mayan shaman
" Our [modern]culture also emphasizes individual freedom, but such freedom can be enjoyed only when there is a waiting village of open-armed, laughing elders who know compassion and grasp the complexity of the spirit world well enough to catch us, keep us grounded, and protect us from ourselves." --Martin Prechtel, Mayan shaman