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Reflect in Song

Reflecting through song, in recognition of Black History Month and people who have – and continue to – suffer on account of their racial or cultural heritage, with singer Melissa James

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3 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022

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Mondays in October, 7pm – 7:30pm UK time

In recognition of Black History Month and people who have – and continue to – suffer on account of their racial or cultural heritage – singer Melissa James (Colours of Compassion/Heart of London sangha) is extending an invitation to those who wish to join her in reflecting through song.

These special 30-minute sessions will take place via Zoom each Monday in October and will be an opportunity to listen to the musical offering that Melissa brings to the space while also engaging in singing a reflective song, guided by her.

A chance to sit and be in connection and community with each other through the power of song.

 

Melissa James is a Singer, Artist Performer and the creator of a Big Sing and mental health initiative called SING4SANE which was spearheaded into form in 2016 by her song “Live Again”.

Melissa sees music as her pathway into the hearts of others and strongly believes in the power of the voice and music as a way to build community, connection and healing.

Reflect In Song will take place from 1900 to 1930 UK time on the following dates: Monday 3 October, Monday 10 October, Monday 17 October, Monday 24 October and Monday 31.

On Monday 31 October, Order Member rehena Harillal will appear as a guest sharing her thoughts for contemplation.

Rehena Harilall (Dr) celebrates African and Indian heritages. She was born and grew up in South Africa (SA) during the apartheid era in Kwazulu-Natal, the land of the Amazulu people. Since childhood she has been engaged in racial and social justice action. Post  the democratic elections in SA she was engaged in many reconstruction and development projects. She has been practising in the Plum Village tradition since 1998 and in 2016 she received the 14 Mindfulness trainings into the Order of Interbeing, with the name “True Deep Source” In 2019 she co-founded “Buddhists across Traditions “ (BaT) the only UK based Buddhist BIPoC/BAME/Global Majority centred collective joining buddhist and spiritual traditions in service of racial healing, social equity and justice. She is currently engaged in various revitalisation and re-pairing projects in Kwazulu-Natal focusing on the renewal of rural spaces most impacted by  the legacy of apartheid and climate change.

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