Sun June 17
Sun July 22
Sun August 19
Sun Sept 16
Create a body of work, memoir or fiction, short stories or one longer piece in the workshop.
Writing with compassion toward yourself and your life's story, writer's block and limiting beliefs will diminish—resulting in authentic literature, self-knowledge, new insights into your family, community and culture, and in cathartic healing. You will learn and explore the skills of creative writing as you write and read your work in the group, receive effective feedback and partake in insightful discussions.
"Peace in the world cannot be achieved unless there is peace within individuals."
Levantine Cultural Center and Energy Spa offer a special New Year meditation session, led by Mojdeh Zavosh, with a special introductory rate, suggested $10 donation. Please join us for an hour of group meditation to welcome the new year and help manifest an energy of peace in the world.
Levantine Cultural Center's best-loved creative writing teacher, Elana Golden, leads a special one-of-a-kind creative writing workshop for Armenians and Turks, and their friends. In an atmosphere of respect for our common humanity, this workshop will offer a safe space and guidance for Armenians and Turks to write their stories and those of their families and ancestors, and listen to each other's work from the heart. Says Elana, "It is my greatest honor and life purpose to help people heal and grow from war and trauma, and to turn atrocities into works of art so we remember them and not repeat them."
Open Mountain is an ongoing dialogue group for Armenians and Turks. The kickoff meeting takes place April 9, 2011, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, participation is free.
We are calling on Armenians, Turks and supportive others to engage in a dialogue, to listen to all narratives, overcome stereotypes and see each other's common humanity. For more information, please email us at openingthemountain-at-gmail.com.
Sunday afternoons, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
In this series of workshops, Rowan Storm teaches traditional rhythms and playing styles for a variety of Middle Eastern frame drums, as well as her pioneering symmetrical frame drum technique. In most hand drumming, the non-dominant hand supports the dominant hand in the lead. Rowan's whole-body method encourages both hands to participate equally in creative expression. As both brain hemispheres are brought into finer balance, startling new sources of well-being and creativity are unleashed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 2011] The Levantine Cultural Center and Folk Art Everywhere will give a free arts workshop on Feb. 26, 2011 from 2-4:00 pm at the Levantine Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90035.
Folk Art Everywhere and the Levantine Cultural Center have joined forces again to offer this free arts workshop. Engage your cultural identity through the art of collage when artist Armando Ruiz and artist collaborator Nancy Baker Cahill discuss the unique process of creating “Unprecedented,” and lead a collage workshop at the Levantine Cultural Center. You are welcome to bring any of your own materials or just work alongside with workshop materials.
[Los Angeles 1/19/11] The Levantine Cultural Center will host Palestinian peacemaker Itaf Awad as she shares the gift of the Way of Council on January 26, 2011 from 7:30-9:30pm. The presentation will take place at the Levantine Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90035. An $18 donation is requested to support the Salaam-Shalom Educational Foundation, which is raising funds to build a play area for Palestinian children in Jenin.
Council teaches the art of listening with the heart and speaking from the soul.
It builds trust, self-value, deep communication, connection, and shared community leadership. The basic practice of Council is simple. A group of people sits in a circle. The circle format engenders a sense of equality, since the facilitator is also a participant, rather than a lecturer or a teacher. Everyone has the feeling of "being in the same boat."