Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Pat Moffit Cook
Throughout the ages, by divination and intuition and through trial and error, people from a wide array of circumstances and cultures have employed mantra, chant, and melodic song to communicate with nature and petition the support of a “Divine Source.” The Vedic culture of India is one of the earliest to employ a science of sacred sound for healing, spiritual development and a path to the “Source”.
The knowledge contained in the Vedas (holy texts) are mantric teachings. These timeless vibratory teachings “illuminate” the manifestation of existence. This vast collection of Sanskrit mantras and hymns were “heard” (śruti) from “Source,” experienced and retained by rishis (seers). They remain in their original form today due to supreme reverence and strict adherence to pedagogy and the prescribed rules of chanting. Vedic mantras and chants have been passed down via oral transmission by rishis, brahmin priests, acharyas, ayurvedic doctors, chant practitioners, and yoga therapists to stimulate self-inquiry and to heal. Practitioners and listeners both experience the beneficial effects on physical, mental, and energetic human systems.
Participants will listen, experience, practice, and learn about specific mantra and chant healing applications as a method of auditory stimulation. Examples from other cultural sound and musical healing technologies are briefly presented to draw parallels and comparisons. The workshop encompasses lecture, audiovisual presentations, and demonstrations; individual, dyad, and group exercises; and discussions.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday – Sunday, April 18 – 19, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$350 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $310 by March 2
New York Open Center
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD is a distinguished pioneer in the field of sound and cross-cultural musical healing applications in healthcare and education. Cook has training and certifications in auditory stimulation and sensory integration methods including the Tomatis Method. She is a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI) and certified in Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Cook trained six years with a Chinese/Indonesian grandmaster of martial and healing arts in Indonesia and the United States. Afterwards, she researched musical healing in North India for over a decade. Pat is a certified Vedic Chant teacher by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and a certified teacher in Vedic Healing Chant by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India. Pat is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is the author and producer of the book and CD entitled Music Healers of Indigenous Cultures: Shaman, Jhankri and Nele (Ellipsis Arts; Open Ear Press).