Archive for February, 2013

From the Archives: Ramayana, Gongs of Truth

February 23, 2013 | Events Archive | Comments Off on From the Archives: Ramayana, Gongs of Truth

A unique presentation was made in 2004 at the University of Michigan, a live music and dance performance of the epic “Ramayana”, entitled “The Gongs of Truth.”  Telling the story of the prince Rama, having been banished to the forest, the Ramayana depicts Rama and his brothe [...]

Meditations in Motion: Workshop at Yale

February 23, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Meditations in Motion: Workshop at Yale

On Saturday, February 23rd, Bapak Waleed lead a workshop on “Meditations in Motion”, a class rooted in the ancient traditional art of Silat Tuo Minangkabau from West Sumatra, Indonesia. The movements improve ones balance, endurance, breathing, sensitivity, and awareness. It does not matt [...]

A Night of Sufi Meditation, Healing & Remembrance

February 9, 2013 | News | Comments Off on A Night of Sufi Meditation, Healing & Remembrance

Update: To view pictures and the event recap, please visit Natural Healing Alternatives. On Wednesday, February 20, at 7pm, the First Congregational Church of Guilford will host a unique evening of introduction to the tradition of Sufism.  The evening will include recitation of poetry from the uni [...]

New Haven under 3 Feet of Snow!

February 9, 2013 | News | Comments Off on New Haven under 3 Feet of Snow!

On Friday night, February 8, a strong storm passed through New England, dropping as much snow as the Blizzard of 1978 (~3 feet) but in a third of the time.  Snow was falling at 4-6″ per hour for many hours over night.  These pictures were taken on Saturday, in New Haven and on I-91.  Even [ [...]

Art Lecture: The Indo-Pacific Gallery: Ancestors, Warriors, and Weavers

February 1, 2013 | News | Comments Off on Art Lecture: The Indo-Pacific Gallery: Ancestors, Warriors, and Weavers

On Sunday, February 24, at 3pm, the Yale University Art Gallery will host a special lecture with the Curator of the Indo-Pacific Gallery, Ruth Barnes.  This event is free and open to the public. Image: View of new Indo-Pacific art galleries, Yale University Art Gallery. © Elizabeth Felicella, 2012 [...]

 

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We are the local New Haven, CT branch of the International Silat Federation of America and Indonesia, dedicated to sharing the traditional arts, culture, music, theater, and natural wellness methods of the Minangkabau community of West Sumatra, Indonesia.