Drum Circles

Drum Circles

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Due to Covid restrictions these groups have been postponed until further notice. Please note that our Circles for the Earth gatherings are happening entirely online and it is open to everyone.

Our drum circles are held four times a year on the solstices and equinoxes. The focus of our circles is on healing for individuals, the community, and the earth. Ours is the longest running drum circle in the San Francisco Bay Area, having started in 1998.

The format for the circle includes calling power, drum circle meditation (or journey), healing circle and closing circle. Please note that this is not a jam or free form drumming (except for the calling of power). We follow an ancient practice of altering consciousness using a repetitive beat. There are no counter beats, harmonies, or melodies.

You do not have to be experienced in drumming or shamanism to attend. If you have a shamanic journey practice, you will be able to journey during the drumming circle, though experience with the shamanic journey is not required. If you are interested in learning more about journeying, you can find information about the Sacred Stream’s Shamanic Journey class here: The Shamanic Journey.

If you have a drum or rattle, please bring it. Some drums and rattles will be available to borrow. For times and locations, please follow the links below. (RI) indicates Rhode Island. All others are held in Berkeley at the Sacred Stream Center.

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