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Circles & Classes at Cedar Mountain Drums...
At our Portland, Oregon location:
At our Carson, Washington location:
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Weekly Drum Circles
Have you ever experienced stress? If you answered yes, then may
we suggest that you come to a Drumming Circle where you can pound and scream along with
a group of crazy people
just like yourself? The release is phenomenal! It's as if you
were packing up your tension and troubles and sending them off with the
sound waves. Creating music with drums is an active form of
meditation. Often in the drum trance state-of-mind questions are
answered, problems are solved, and clarity is achieved because the thinking
(left) brain is put on hold and we allow our intuitive (right) brain to rule
for a little while. A recent study even suggests an increase in
cancer-fighting immunities in people participating in group
good for your spirit -- expressing yourself in a free-form, non-judgmental,
improvisational environment like a drum circle can allow you to tap into a
very strong spiritual connections. It's primitive. It's
basic. It's part of us.
The power and magic of
drumming circles is growing and is a way to communicate what goes beyond words or
of our circles is first and foremost to create safe space, and to give permission to find
and honor the rhythms that lie within each of us. The focus is play, which is defined as
having no agenda, and the circles are not so much a teaching as an experience.
Drumming Circles at Cedar Mountain Drums
All Circles held
Wednesday night from 7:00 pm to about 9:00 pm
Upstairs at 2239 E. Burnside St (just go in the front door).
Bring your own drum or percussion instruments or use ours (except Shamanic
$5.00 Donation Requested
1st Wednesday: Men's Drumming
2nd Wednesday: Mixed Drumming
(Men, Women & Children)
3rd Wednesday: Women's Drumming
4th Wednesday: Shamanic Journeying
Individual or Small Group Drum Making Workshops
at our Portland, Oregon Location
Deer, Elk, Horse, Moose or Buffalo head & lacing
Cedar or Willow Oak Hoop
(small groups of 2-3 people can be
ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED
is $65.00 plus the cost of
the kit you choose:
15" Elk Deodar Cedar Kit ($120) + $65 = $185 for the workshop)
$25.00 deposit required
Scheduled at your
convenience any time the store is open. Suitable for individuals or
small groups. Rattle making and Dream Catcher making workshops can also
our 2237 E. Burnside Portland, Oregon Store
Call for more information or to schedule a time
Call 503-235-6345 or
Share Shawn's Drum Making
Individual or Small Group Workshops for Other Healing Tools
We will custom
create a workshop for your group in:
Talking Stick Creation
Dream Catcher Weaving
Rawhide Rattle Sculpture
or any other skill
we have that you would like to learn.
THE TEACHINGS OF THE
The South is
the element of Earth, our bodies, the summer and a place of
manifestation. The South brings us the gifts of heart and
discipline. We learn to live each day wholehearted and leave
each day clutter free. In this weekend class, we will study and
experience the ancient wheels of Native American and of other
cultures. Together, we will uncover and recover these gifts:
Testing of the physical body
love of one person for another
Control of appetites
Anger at injustice
Ability to express hurt and other negative feelings
Ability to express joy and positive feelings
Passionate involvement in the world
Sensitivity to the feelings of others
Discrimination in sight, hearing and taste
“The Teachings of the South,” my class on the
ever-changing cycles and seasons of the four directions, will
be held on the weekend of July 18th-20th, 2014, at
our twenty acres in Carson, WA - Bear Creek. This will be an
experience of doing the class over the course of a weekend,
and integrate the teachings in the rhythms of Bear Creek and
nature. We will work with and use the big Medicine Wheel that
I constructed last year.
Friday night, arrive by 7:00 pm to set up tents
and create sleeping spaces, then share a meal (potluck?), &
gather in circle before bed.
Saturday: breakfast 8:00 am, class 10:00 am to
1:00 pm, lunch, then more class from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. We will
meet in circle in the evening, about 8:00 to 9:30 pm.
Sunday, breakfast at about 8:00 am, followed by
teaching and healing circle, lunch and ending circle at
2:00ish p.m. . We will have improvisional drumming throughout
There is a suggested donation of $150 for the
weekend. No one will be turned away who is willing to exchange
time, talent or treasure (please call or email Patrick to make
Course taught by Patrick Pinson, M.A., of Mingo
heritage and owner of Cedar Mountain Drums. I teach from a
place of knowing, integrating gestalt, play, years of
experience on the Red Road and from his personal work with our
own issues. This is an experiential class available to all
seeking how to integrate the old with the new.
Held at: Heartspace, Bear Creek Lane, Carson, WA
For pre-registration or information
Call Cedar Mountain Drums (503) 235-6345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drum rentals are available for local events (drums must be picked up and returned to our Portland location). Rates are reasonable, and we also have weekend rates for your scout camp or meditation retreat. Call 503-235-6345 for prices and reservations.
We maintain a Native Elders Fund, which we donate to Native American elders in the Portland area who need financial help beyond what is offered by Federal, State and Local Governments. All donations are channeled in full to the elders.
Make a donation online.
Contact us by phone at 503-235-6345 or e-mail for more information.
Jacob Cree, son of Raymond Cree,
suffered an injury and can father children only through "human invetro".
Jacob is an upstanding young man who has never been in trouble with the
law and does not use drugs or alcohol. He was born in Portland
July 19, 1983 and is enrolled with the Umatilla in Pendleton, Oregon.
His wife is named Rose. He is the last of Raymond's bloodline.
We ask for help in this matter.
Make a donation on line
Contact us by phone at 503-235-6345 or e-mail for more information.
The power and magic of drumming circles is growing and is a way to communicate what goes beyond words or explanations.
The intent of our circles is first and foremost to create safe space, and to give permission to find and honor the rhythms that lie within each of us. The focus is play, which is defined as having no agenda, and the circles are not so much a teaching as an experience.
By arrangement, Patrick will come to your location and facilitate a circle for your group. If needed, we can supply drums and other percussion instruments for your event. E-mail Patrick for more information.
you have a group that wishes to make drums or rattles,
we can custom design a weekend workshop for your group.
to arrange a workshop in your area.
Using the drum, voice, and play,
Patrick offers corporate workshops in community building and teamwork. Patrick teaches from a background of Native American wisdom, play therapy, addictions recovery and Gestalt therapy. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University.