School of the Golden Discs
The School of the Golden Discs is a center for psycho-spiritual inquiry and applied metaphysics to assist us through these transformational times. Dedicated to building community and group consciousness, the curriculum is enhanced by the contemporary metaphysical teachings of our "headmaster" -- Ascended Master, Djwhal Khul, a.k.a. the Tibetan. Learn more * The events listed below are not arranged by date.
Journey of a School
by Zayne Marston
HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY, SCHOOL OF THE GOLDEN DISCS!
In light of the occasion, I spent some time reflecting on the School, how it began, where it’s been, and where we are heading now. It was fun to actually write about it and realize how much was accomplished, how many souls we touched in collaboration with the masters and the Inner Ashram. . What an honor it’s been to be an integral part of it all, and a cosmic comrade to others who join us in this fascinating, sometimes harrowing, yet enlightening journey to awakening.
Wishing you all much joy and fall colors,
Journey of a School
By Zayne Marston
It seems like a fairy tale as I reflect back upon the early beginnings of the School of the Golden Discs. It was 1991 when Moriah and I first seeded her vision to open a mystery school , to cultivate multi-dimensional consciousness and enter into the vast domain of the soul.
A major purpose of the School was to anchor the teachings and transmissions of the Tibetan in form and disseminate.
Another thrust was to build a community of kindred spirits, to foster cosmic camaraderie where we could share our transformation process and dialogue about the challenges and breakthroughs encountered through opening to the new paradigm of consciousness.
Feeling a cosmic nudge from the Tibetan (Djwhal Khul, our dear headmaster) to open the School, Moriah agreed to commit, but only if she had a partner. As fate would have it, we mysteriously met six months later in March 1991, and I joined the quest.
October 1991 we began our first channeled Q&A, Chat with the Tibetan in the living room of our home in Montague Center, MA. It was just five of us then, including two friends of Moriah I had recently met, Nancy Howe and Nina Simolita; and a friend of mine, Gregg Crawford, who I invited after a talk, heart deep in the YMCA swimming pool.
We recorded each session on cassette tapes and began to grow our library of metaphysical thought—the contemporary teachings of Djwhal Khul for whom Moriah was a conscious channel.
I remember asking the Tibetan, Why Moriah? And he playfully replied that aside from her brilliant psychological filter, she was also an unruly Aquarian, which was apparently just the right ingredient needed for breaking up the status quo—the crust of collective consciousness that encases the emerging paradigm of great possibility and enlightened consciousness. Lol.
I remember one of the first topics the Tibetan spoke of was that time was speeding up. We couldn’t quite relate until a couple of years later when the acceleration was undeniable.
DK-Ville and the Core Program
During the next year we had Chats every Sunday followed by tea and treats and passionate discussion. A community of kindred souls began to constellate around this shared experience. We called it DK-Ville, and a new language developed around these metaphysical explorations.
This led to our first, highly transformative 9-month Core Program of soul connection and consciousness expansion a year later. We met three days per month from Sept- 1992 to June 1993.
Magic happened in this program through the alchemy of group synergy, Moriah’s guidance and insight, and the Tibetan’s energy and profound teachings. This inspired us to continue with the in-depth program intensives and seminars.
Oh yes, at break time we traveled to power spots, the natural wonders of the region, to help ground the experience and enhance the vibration. I called this essential component, Stalking the Magical Realm.
School moves to Shelburne Falls
The School followed our move to Shelburne Falls in 1994 and we spent the next 13 years giving monthly Chats with the Tibetan and seminars based upon topics generated through Moriah’s widely acclaimed 10 year column in Wisdom Magazine called Soul Connection. 68 of over 80 of these brilliant articles were compiled into Moriah’s second book, Earth School: A Fresh Perspective of the Human Condition ©2006.
Moriah’s first and riveting autobiographical book was previously published in 2002, Soul Searching with Djwhal Khul, the Tibetan.
For several years we published a journal, Transformational Times, filled with articles from Moriah and the Tibetan and enriched with poetry, illustrations,Zayne’s qigong column, True Confessions of a Chi Addict, and contributions from our community. As our web presence increased and technology took hold more, the journal went electric and evolved to an e-zine.
Shamanic Dreamwork and Process Group
First and Third Thursdays of each month with Nancela Howe
Shamanic Dreamwork and Process begins tonight, 10/6/16 with Nancela!
6:30-8:30pm. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Experience the depth of your psyche through shamanic journey and dream work in supportive, safe community. Peruvian trained Shaman Nancela H. will facilitate this evening of wisdom and soul revelation. all are welcome. suggested donation $10-20 sliding scale. 413-624-5141 for any questions or to reserve your space.
Support for your soul's cutting edge.
Second Sunday of each month 11am-12noon EST.
Next event: 10/9/16
Please join Eleni, ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister, for a Soul Support Circle. Bring whatever is on your mind and heart, or what you're experiencing that you'd like support with. Enjoy the wisdom and input of the group of likeminded souls, and the expanded perspective from Djwhal Khul, the Tibetan.
Man Cave Tuesdays! Brothers on the Path
A Men's Spirituality Circle with Zayne
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Next Session: October 18
ARE WE NOT MEN? Join our Man Cave Tuesdays!
Opportunity to share your spiritual journey, gain the soul perspective and keep an even keel through the life challenges you are facing as a man in these rapidly changing times. Topic examples could include soul purpose, health, relationships, worthiness, vulnerability, fear & anxiety, letting go, sorrow, anger, depression., finding light in the dark, and much more.
2-Day Kirtan Immersion Weekend!
The First Annual Western Massachusetts Kirtan Camp!
A 2-day Immersion into the blissful practice of singing the Divine Name
June 25&26, 2016.
For beginning and experienced chanters alike. no previous kirtan/singing/musical experience necessary, just bring your open heart.
Do you love kirtan?
Would you like to take your practice deeper?
Would you like to expand your harmonium or vocal skills?
Do you attend kirtans and secretly (or not so secretly!) want to feel more confident chanting on your own?
Do you want to lead a chant in a supportive group setting?
Beginners and experienced chanters alike are invited to join us in a beautiful retreat-like setting in Colrain, MA, in the foothills of the Green Mountains for this two day Kirtan Intensive.
Give yourself the gift of an extended period of time to drop deeply into yourSelf and your practice.
June 25 & 26, 2016 at the School of the Golden Discs/Transformational Times Center for Healing. 64 Ed Clark Road, Colrain, MA. 9:30am-7pm each day.
Space is limited and pre-registration is requsted for workshop and meal planning purposes
Please reserve your space today!
The purpose of this weekend is:
*To hold a sacred container for our Valley Kirtan Community to come together and sing, pray, chant, express.
*To allow for extended time to go deeply within to access the Divine Self using the medium of kirtan (mantra and chanting), and
*To gain addtional technical skills, knowledge, and confidence in playing and singing some traditional and less traditional kirtans, to take your personal practice even deeper.
Kirtan musicians and lovers of all ages and musical development are welcome. No previous experience is required.
In this weekend immersion you will:
Work with professional musicians each morning on harmonium and vocal technique (suitable for beginners and experienced chanters alike)
After lunch enjoy mantra and spiritual teaching workshops, group chanting practice, and kirtan led by Western MA Kirtan Wallahs Dave Russell and Shubal (Shubalananda Saraswati)
The weekend will conclude with a fire ceremony led by resident Shaman Nancela Howe, and kirtan led by weekend participants.
This weekend will be faciliatated by Eleni Yalanis and Julia Amisano, professional musicans and music educators, long time devotees of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi with over 25 years of combined chanting, and teaching experience.
We are blessed to welcome and learn from Valley Kirtan Wallah's Shubalananda Saraswati (Sunday), Kalidasa Joseph Getter, and Dave Russell and Holly Hartmann (Saturday) for workshops and evening kirtans.
Local kirtan musicians are welcome to drop in at any time to chant, play, sing and share.
Sound Healing Saturday: Qigong, Kirtan,Shamanic Journey, Potluck
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016
1:00-4:30 pm followed by community potluck dinner
SOUND HEALING QIGONG and spine opening and strengthening exercises, 1:00-2:30 pm ~ Instructor, Zayne Marston joyfully imparts the spirit and fundamentals of a rare, unique and POWERFUL ENERGY PRACTICE.
Combining the voice of sound with consciousness and feeling we’ll learn how to receive source energy, activate healing, awaken vitality, clear energy blockages of the emotional body, evoke the natural power of each organ system, and integrate the wholeness of our being—very rapidly. Learn, apply and integrate the practice into your daily life. It’s easier than you think!
Read article, The Inner Alchemy of Emotional Transformation HERE
KIRTAN (devotionalchanting) with sound master, Eleni Yanis and friends 2:30-3:15 pm
SHAMANIC JOURNEY with Peruvian trained shaman, Nancela Howe: 3:15-4:00 pm
POTLUCK AND COMMUNION WITH KINDRED SOULS 4:00-5:30 pm
Soul Based Spiritual Support and Qigong Energy Healing Sessions with Zayne Marston
Zayne Marston, MA, co-founded the School of the Golden Discs, a center for psychological-spiritual inquiry in 1991 with his wife, Moriah.
For the past 24 years he has served as Director of this thriving community, facilitiating workshops, individual sessions, seminars, weekend intensives, and qi-gong classes.
His warm, caring presence and supportive deep listening help clients feel quickly at ease and supported in a loving container for transformational process.
Drawing on his studies of psychological and sociological principles, qi-gong and internal martial arts, Zayne specializes in using movement, sound, breath and intention to move energy through the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical bodies.
A life(times) long metaphysician, Zayne uses his profound gifts as well as his natural and well cultivated intuitive link with the Masters and the Higher Planes in a cosmic dance of spiritual artistry to accompany and support others in their transformational processes.
A gifted writer, he is the author of the popular qigong for Health, Healing and Happiness blog, as well as numerous articles in print and online publications. He offers qi-gong for healing and happiness classes each week in Greenfield and Colrain, and has produced a new video for home study.
To book a spiritual psychotherapy with qigong session with Zayne, please click HERE
The Work ahead: Evoking our Inner Master, Sharing our Sage
Soul uncovery and the unfettered expression of our "inner master," the wise sage in all of us, is the task at hand. Stay tuned for an announcement of our Fall curriculum, events and programs designed for this purpose. There is a huge body of Work of Moriah & the Tibetan that begs to be utilized--fit for soul consumption!Over time the teachings will be made more accessible to anyone and everyone who's interested in taking this next step with us. The plan is to revisit the uplifting and expansive recorded teachings of the Tibetan, Moriah's penetrating, cogent and insightful writing, stimulate our inner knowing, share it together as a group, and apply our refreshed perspective.
Power of group synergy and community
We look forward to strengthening our community, and to experience the power of group synergy in many ways; whether its through phone conferencing, google hangout, skype, livestream or meeting on location in the School studio. So many possibilities through which to commune, as souls come together. This is the School of the Golden Discs' proposal. Care to join us?
In the stillness of the storm
Grief over the physical loss over our Guiding Light, Moriah, has caused me and School staff to travel deep within, suspended in embyonic stillness, nestled in the eye of the hurricane of one of life's intense inversions. It's taking a while, but we accept its own divine timing. All is in divine order and we trust it (we think, LOL).
Future program, summer seminar review
Within a month, you can expect an announcement of our School's first program offering. On July 25th, we help our second seminar since Moriah's passing which addressed the aftershock of loss and devastation. It was deep and transformative and made magical through our candid sharing and exploration of the topic. Unquestionably, the room was graced with the loving presence of the Masters, including Firestar! You could feel them, and for some of us, even "see" them. This collaboration is real and continues...
The power of group synergy came through with flying colors, enhanced by Shaman, Nacela Howe who took us on a shamanic journey followed by a fire ceremony to release the "old" and invite the "new". Backed by her new harmonium, master of the sound current, Eleni Yalanis, led devotional chants and toning, which was woven through the seminar like a golden thread.We so look forward to continuing our seminars and making them available to all who are interested both through the internet and on-site.
So suddenly it's mid August! Like clockwork, the river valley fog has begun to gestate deep in the chalace of the river valley far below our School on the hill, like a dragon back snaking downstream. As the days shorten and the earth cools, these river valley mists thicken and broaden, unfurl and rise with the the sun. When the wind is right, the mists approach, then sift through the apple orchard and envelope the School, as if it were suspended in a cloud. Constant change indeed. Ahh, the mysts of Appalon, so true to the name of our property. And magic abounds!
In Joy and Love, i remain as always, Zayne, Director School of the Golden Discs, 413-624-9605
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64 Ed Clark Road
Colrain, MA 01340
64 Ed Clark Road
Colrain, MA 01340