Spring got off to a cold start here in Ann Arbor this year, but Spring Equinox celebration participants at the Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit Wellness Center heated things up with a vigorous drum circle. The vigorous rhythms of the drumming and earlier calming energy of the group meditations inspired Reverend Lela, the leader of the Meditation and Mysticism meet up group which hosted the celebration, to make the "Power of Meditation" session a monthly affair.
The next Power of Meditation is scheduled for Friday, April 16th at 6pm at the Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit Wellness Center on State Street in Ann Arbor.
The monthly “Power of Meditation” sessions will all be held at the same center, and will have a four-part format of first a labyrinth walk, followed by an hour of guided meditations, then the guided drum circle followed by refreshments.
Curtis Glatter, the leader of last Sunday's drum circle, has been involved with the Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit Wellness Center for about a year-and-a-half. He sees the drum circle as a form of meditation.
"By that [meditation] I mean everybody enjoying themselves," said Glatter, "making a community spirit while playing drums. So it wasn't necessarily a performance I wanted to portray as much as everybody learning how to play and enjoy percussion."
Glatter said that he will be holding a monthly drum circle and the Center. It is the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm.
Glatter will also be helping Rev. Lela with future Power of Meditation celebrations. The schedule for those meditations should be posted soon on the Meditation and Mysticism meet up site. Reverend Lela says that guests are welcome to bring something to throw on the grill at future Power of Meditation celbrations.