Resounding Joy: Celebrating the Spiritual Heart of Humanity
A Second Sunday Seminar, With Cliff Berrien
Sunday, February 14th from 2:00 to 3:45
$25 by February 7th and $30 thereafter – Via Zooom
Every person prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand. ~Duke Ellington
ReSounding Joy utilizes the worlds sacred and secular music to promote discovery, cultural dexterity, collective joy, and unity.
It is designed as an intercontemplative healing practice. An Intercontemplative practice is described by theologian Beverly Lanzetta to be “inspired by wisdom wherever it is found” and to support “the healing of divisions within us and with others”.
The sacred music offerings include songs from the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Native American, Sikh, Sufi, Hawaiian, African diaspora, Gospel and other world, folk and popular music traditions. Some questions ReSounding Joy explores are: “Can we increase love by learning, practicing, opening to the world’s diversity so that all beings can thrive? Can embodied experiences with global music and the arts help us accomplish this?”
You do not have to be a “singer” to enjoy this practice. All skill levels can benefit. And YES, this has been adapted to work remotely via a virtual gathering!
“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” ~Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Cliff Berrien has over 40 years of experience as a drummer, percussionist, dj and music educator. He has used his degree in psychology to study cultural expressions of collective joy as transformative ways to develop creativity, cultural dexterity and contemplative practice. Cliff and his wife Danielle Isabelle Berrien are the creators of ReSounding Joy. Cliff combines his interest in the worlds music and contemplative practice, with an enthusiasm for building compassionate community as a member of the Center for Action and Contemplation Program Design team.