Rhythm of the Earth, a Mindful Music Festival at Deer Park Monastery is a fundraiser event for building a new monks residence. A day for everyone – friends, family, children, adults, and sangha members. Please help spread the word and put a poster up in your community.
Monks Residence Presentation
Blessing the Land
Mindful Vegetarian Dinner
Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, social worker, and educator from Michigan who writes songs from his heart. Joe’s songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth. Joe uses his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and nationality.
Free Cloud Collective will lean in the jazz direction and features Alex Cline – drums and percussion, Chris DiMeglio – trumpet and voice, Jeff Gauthier – violin, Lisa Mezzacappa – bass, Mark Dresser – bass, and Peter Kuhn – clarinet, Wilfrido Terrazas – flute.
World Beat Cultural Center Drum and Dance is led by Makeda “Dread” Cheatom, the founder of the WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego. She is dedicated, committed and determined to raise world consciousness through music, dance, and the arts.
Nigel Armstrong, Concertmaster of the Santa Cruz Symphony a dynamic and creative artist both within and beyond the realm of classical music.
A Trio of Strings features John Rott (violin), Michelle Webster (cello), and Brenda Balmer (viola).
Tim Redbird and the Red Warriors will be sharing Native American blessings, song and drum circle honoring our land ancestors
At each level of donation, you will have the choice to download one or more complete albums.
Alex Cline’s Oceans of Vows is music drawing inspiration from four poems by Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as excerpts from the Buddhist text known as the Avatamsaka Sutra. It’s performed by composer/percussionist Alex Cline and his all-star 14-piece Flower Garland Orchestra, featuring Nels Cline, Yuka C. Honda, and many stalwarts of the L.A. creative music community.
Michigan singer and songwriter Joe Reilly is proud to release Touch the Earth, his fifth solo album. Featuring several Michigan artists and a handful of musical genres, Touch the Earth stays true to Reilly’s style and musical message: Music that strengthens community while embracing diversity, inspires listeners to experience the inter-connection with each other and their environment, and invites them to look deeper and connect with the positive aspects in their own nature.
Joe Reilly’s The Circle offers community songs for kids of all ages. Released in 2016 and contains 16-tracks.
Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat Hanh and the Monks and Nuns of Plum Village offers the foundation chants and music used in our practice community. Originally released 2002.
The mindfulness practice songs on Plum Village’s Healing Songs is composed of monks and nuns of Blue Cliff monastery.
In addition to the in-person festival, we will also be live streaming on YouTube where you can make a donation on the day of the event.