The Calling Bell:
An exploration of mindfulness practice, movement, and music
Friday October 5
The Calling Bell is an interactive performance piece created by Autumn Turley and Danny Joseph, deeply influenced by their residential training at the Monastic Academy in Lowell, VT. It draws upon the work of their teachers Soryu Forall and Shinzen Young. Mindfulness practice, movement, and music will be our mediums of exploration. Guided meditation will invite you to explore hearing and feeling as a spiritual practice. The music is designed to take you on a journey through ambiance, rhythm, and melody. We will interact with the music from our bodies, whether in movement or in stillness.
AUTUMN TURLEY: Autumn is a 5th generation Californian with a background as a Violinist, Massage Practitioner, Contact Improv teacher, Poet, and Project Manager. Before joining The Monastic Academy, she co-founded the Bridge Within movement and traveled the US and Canada doing massage, teaching Contact Improv, and organizing events. She is also co-founder of I Am We, a consciously curated resource network that bridges the communities of integrative spirituality, holistic health, sustainable living, and creative and performing arts. She is passionate about networking, growth, helping people discover and actualize their dreams, going on adventures, sharing art and healing and movement, creative collaborative projects, community-building, Spiritual Practice, and the ocean.
DANNY JOSEPH: Music has been Danny’s passion for many years. He is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, songwriter, and engineer. He’s performed and recorded music with several bands as drummer, produced for artists such as George Watsky, Hunny Gale, and F. Virtue, and has released his own music under the moniker Daniel J. W!shington. In his professional life, he further honed his creative skills as the inaugural employee of a music licensing startup for four years. His discovery of meditation practice at Against the Stream in LA quickly led him to be passionate about it. There was something about the silence that he cherished, as he realized he could form his own relationship with reality using mindfulness combined with their teachings in ethical living. He was immediately excited about the challenge of making meditation a part of his daily life, and in a miraculous way, training at The Monastic Academy became the perfect extension of that particular challenge. Two of his main goals are to help people listen to music in new and compelling ways, and to enable his generation be more reflective, thoughtful, and mindful of their every move. Danny cares deeply about issues of poverty, race, and gentrification. He is also interested in using mindfulness in yoga as a way to gain insight into the mind/body connection.
Performance is by donation
Please contact Autumn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel (email@example.com) with any questions.