Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Rumi’s Caravan – Benefit Concert for Center for Climate Protection

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is pleased to announce a Garden Summer Evening which includes a fine wine and cheese reception, an inspiring performance of poetry, and the inauguration of a the newly re-landscaped welcome garden.

The evening will begin with a premiere cheese and wine reception provided by Freestone Artisan Cheese and Matanzas Creek Winery with music by Bruce Klein in the newly remodeled entrance area. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to sample a magical Cedar Enzyme Footbath, the signature treatment of the Osmosis Spa, throughout the evening.

Along with the reception and one of our signature spa treatments, the evening will be highlighted by Rumi’s Caravan, a Sonoma County tradition that invites guests to be lulled and inspired by ecstatic verse — some ancient, some contemporary – learned by heart, spoken with passion and accompanied with improvisational music. Poet Kay Crista says, “What we want to do is welcome people to this oasis, it’s a place to slip out of the weariness of everyday living and just be nourished by the reminder of the deeper aspects of what is to be human and alive. We want to rekindle the wildness of the heart in a world culture where nature has been beaten into submission.”

And to top it all off, the evening will benefit The Center for Climate Protection, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Working with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, The Center for Climate Protection makes it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet. They provided the impetus for Sonoma Clean Power which has grown to provide Community Choice Energy to over 5 million people in California, reduced greenhouse gas in Sonoma County by 11%, and save $62 million in local consumer electricity rates. All proceeds to benefit The Center For Climate Protection.

Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by musicians Jason Parmar on percussion and Donald Fontowitz playing Turkish Oud and Chaturangui. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

6 – 7 pm – Wine and Cheese reception

7:00 pm – Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

 

Haiku Contest

japanese tea gardenFebruary is National Haiku Writing month and we are hosting a Haiku Competition!

Haiku poems have been an important part of Japanese art dating to the seventh century. This form of poetry, consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5,7, and 5 syllables respectively are meant to capture an inspiring moment or a thoughtful reflection. Here are a couple examples to get you inspired:

Entering Freestone, 
the fog lifts off rolling hills, 
tension floats off, too.
______________________
Heavy cedar bath
holds me still to calm my soul,
Warm meditation.

Write about Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, an experience you’ve had here, a place on the property, a feeling, a moment…. and email it to marketing at osmosis.com! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see posts of Haiku’s submitted. 

Our first place winner will receive a Cedar Enzyme Bath AND an Osmosis Fusion Massage. The runner up will receive a Cedar Enzyme Bath for Two. 

Deadline to enter is Feb 28. There is no limit to how many Haiku’s you submit. Winner will be announced the 2nd week in March on our Facebook page as well as in our newsletter.

Follow us on Facebook and show some love to your Haiku when it is posted. Tell your friends to “like” your Haiku and possibly influence our decision!

We look forward to your poems!