15th International IONS Conference

Evening Activities
Friday & Saturday
8:15pm to 10:00pm

Evening activities do not require pre-registration and are included as part of conference registration. Just pick the activity that appeals to you most and attend. Locations will be available on site at the conference.


Friday Evening, July 19—8:15pm - 10:00pm



GROUP HEALING SESSION
Master Mingtong Gu

Master Mingtong Gu


Join us for this rare opportunity to practice Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu, honored as the Master of the Year in 2011 by the 13th World Qigong Congress. Master Gu will lead us in Wisdom Healing Qigong, a profound system of transformation for optimizing health and wellness. Using gentle movement, sound, visualization, and meditation will empower mind, body, and heart with vitality, joy, and purpose. Wisdom Healing Qigong deeply recharges the body, heart, and spirit by activating collective, accumulative, and holographic fields.

 



REMEMBERING THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS: YOUTH AND ELDERS REWEAVING THE SACRED WEB
Kahontakwas Diane Longboat and Eimear O'Neill, PhD; with Katia Sol, PhD, and Belvie Rooks

Eimear O'Neill Kahontakwas Diane Longboat

 

Belvie Rooks Katia Sol


"All of the children are sacred gifts from the Creator to humanity. The prophets of our people speak of these new leaders as being born with all of the gifts of the ancestors." —Diane Longboat

This is an evening of ceremonial grounding and celebration of the sacred weaving and balance between young'ns and elders. Youth are our future. Elders hold the past and a larger picture of the present. Youth have the creativity and energy required for transformation. Elders often have the vision and the stories of what has gone before and of what is currently emerging in our communities, on the earth, and for the future generations of all life on the planet. We need to be able to listen deeply to each other across all divides, including the intergenerational one. As we attempt to reweave that sacred balance, we have much to learn from various Indigenous wisdom traditions. We are deeply honored to have Kahontakwas (Diane) Longboat as the facilitator for this session.

This program is being offered both Friday and Saturday evenings.

 


FILM - TRIUMPH OF THE DREAM
Host: Matthew Gilbert

Triumph of the Dream


Triumph of the Dream is a documentary that explores the human face of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, which landed two rovers on Mars in 2004. The film is an odyssey into worlds normally hidden from view—an in-depth exploration of the 'inner-space' dynamics of the creative process. The 'outer-space' journey is an emotionally riveting real-life drama of a courageous team of engineers and scientists willing to dream the impossible.

Q&A with filmmaker Norman Seeff, introduced by actor-producer LeVar Burton

 

Saturday Evening, July 20—8:15pm - 10:00pm



DRUM CIRCLE
Jason K. Norris

Jason K. Norris


Exploring rhythm entrainment as a tool for consciousness transformation and embodied interconnection, this participatory drumming and sounding circle offers the opportunity to cultivate your natural rhythms, express yourself, and be heard in an engaging and fun way. Hand drums and other instruments will be provided. No musical experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

 


REMEMBERING THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS: YOUTH AND ELDERS REWEAVING THE SACRED WEB
Kahontakwas Diane Longboat and Eimear O'Neill, PhD, with Katia Sol and Belvie Rooks

Eimear O'Neill Kahontakwas Diane Longboat

 

Belvie Rooks Katia Sol


"All of the children are sacred gifts from the Creator to humanity. The prophets of our people speak of these new leaders as being born with all of the gifts of the ancestors." —Diane Longboat

This is an evening of ceremonial grounding and celebration of the sacred weaving and balance between young'ns and elders. Youth are our future. Elders hold the past and a larger picture of the present. Youth have the creativity and energy required for transformation. Elders often have the vision and the stories of what has gone before and of what is currently emerging in our communities, on the earth, and for the future generations of all life on the planet. We need to be able to listen deeply to each other across all divides, including the intergenerational one. As we attempt to reweave that sacred balance, we have much to learn from various Indigenous wisdom traditions. We are deeply honored to have Kahontakwas (Diane) Longboat as the facilitator for this session.

This program is being offered both Friday and Saturday evenings.

 



FILM - DEATH MAKES LIFE POSSIBLE
Host: Marilyn Schlitz

Death Makes Life Possible


Death Makes Life Possible is a feature-length documentary film produced by IONS and the Chopra Foundation. This film is still in production, but we invite you to join us for this special 30-minute sneak preview of a rough-cut edit with writer-producer-director Marilyn Schlitz.

Learn more about Death Makes Life Possible

Q&A with Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

 

 

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