Instrument of the Heart
October 6-8, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights
Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
The voice, the original human instrument, expresses an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don’t have words.
With careful instruction and supportive guidance from Meredith Monk—celebrated internationally for the last 50 years and hailed as “a magician of the voice”—in this workshop, you will tap into landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories that could not otherwise be expressed.
This is a rare opportunity to uncover your unique voice with methods developed by a pioneering composer who is also a longtime Buddhist practitioner.
You will learn:
The playful aspect of creation and the joy of discovering your unique sound will be emphasized as a way of connecting you to the healing power of the voice. During the workshop, Meredith will also give a talk on the relationship she has crafted between her Buddhist practice and her art.
You will return home with a deeper, more heartfelt connection to your voice and the potential it holds.
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, film, and installations.
Considered one of the most significant and influential creative forces in the performing arts of the past 50 years, she is a pioneer who has received numerous awards and honors, including a Doris Duke Artist Award, a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the National Medal of Arts, and two Guggenheim fellowships.
Meredith has made more than a dozen recordings, and her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.
A longtime Shambhala Buddhist practitioner, she presents workshops and master classes at several institutions, including Omega, Garrison Institute, and Zen Mountain Monastery, and has co-taught workshops with Acharya Judy Lief and Lanny Harrison both in New York and at Naropa University. In 1999, Meredith performed a vocal offering for the Dalai Lama as part of the World Sacred Music Festival in Los Angeles.
Free your authentic voice in a rare opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and celebrated interdisciplinary artists of our time
Find full expression for what you want in life by releasing inhibitions and accessing the power and potential of your voice
Expand your expressive abilities with a playful, mindful approach to vocal liberation.
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Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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