Mar 23 - Pebble Hill Hosts award-winning singer-song writer Jody Kessler and her band, One Love on an "Interfaith Journey to Power Chants!" Throughout the ages and across cultures, devotional chanting has been a powerful vehicle for connecting with the presence of Spirit. Although the Divine has many names and forms, the power of chant is universal. In this service, Jody and her band takes us on an experiential journey into the world of chant from many traditions. Come prepared to sing and be moved in this musical celebration of global prayer!
Jody, an Interfaith Minister, has released five CDs, three of which have won awards for her outstanding songwriting and musicianship. Known for her insightful lyrics, masterful guitar work, and pristine vocals, Jody delivers her message with passion, sensitivity, and humor. In addition Jody is a workshop facilitator and yoga teacher.
The band One Love weaves together ancient and contemporary chants from many spiritual traditions and cultures, including Sufi zikr, earth-based religions, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and more—an uplifting and participatory musical celebration of global prayer!
One Love was chosen as the most outstanding up-and-coming band by BhaktiFest, one of the largest yoga and chant festivals in the US. Music from their highly-acclaimed CD, as well as audio and video clips from live events, can be found at www.onelovechant.com and on Facebook at One Love Chant.
Jodi performs nationally in coffee houses, folk clubs, retreat centers, churches and other spiritually focused venues that have included Omega Institute, Rhinebeck; N.Y., Kripalu Center, Lenxo, Mass.; Celebration Center for Religious Science, Falls Church, Va.; and Unity of Divine Love, Chandler, Ariz. She is a graduate of the New Seminary in New York City and an ordained Interfaith minister.
Mar 30 - Honor the Spring Equinox with Your Prayer Stick! Nancy Hesch leads a celebration in which we all make prayer sticks. The morning will include 20 minutes of quiet prayerfulness to work, during which we will wrap our sticks in our prayers. People are asked to bring feathers or charms. Within 48 hours, everyone buries their prayer sticks or tosses them into a body of water.