At the school, we seek to connect our community with the planetary cycles that affect all of us, even in urban environments, such as seasonal cycles, planting cycles, and lunar cycles. It is our belief that by living in greater harmony with the natural cycles that guide us, we develop a greater relationship to the planet and thus it becomes easier to walk our path lightly upon her. To help our community connect with the lunar cycle, we celebrate the New Moon and Full Moon with community circles. These family-friendly events feature drumming, dance, chanting, singing, local artists, healing, and much more. The energy of the circles shifts with the lunar cycles and is different each time. All traditions and faiths come together to honor the gifts of our shared community, planet, and universe in music, rhythm, and fellowship.
Playing music together puts us in touch with the creative force that directly connects with our humanity. Each of us carries our rhythm every day, even if we’ve never drummed before. We walk in rhythm…our heart beats in rhythm…we breathe in rhythm… When we take that rhythm and express it as a thread in the woven fabric of our circle, we realize how our uniqueness blends with that of others to create a rich tapestry of community.
In service and gratitude, we offer these gatherings to help our community reach its highest potential through rhythm, with an intention to serve, to inspire and to reach beyond what separates us.
Meditation, massage, reiki, flutes, guitars, frame drums, tablas, and other musical instruments of a softer volume are welcome. Come sit in the garden and enjoy a moment to heal and commune each New and Full Moon. Bring an instrument and a friend, or make new ones around the circle.
Location: Bodhi Garden, 618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Moon Circles are intergenerational and family-friendly events.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Due to loud noises and large crowds, to ensure safety for all ages, we are not able to accommodate dogs on the property at this event. If you have a service dog, they must have official credentials on them at all times.
Please remember – we are in a garden full of healing plants, please honor them by respect garden borders and only walk on designated pathways.
No outside alcohol or smoking is permitted.
Suggested donation: $3.00 per person
Moon circles are supported by YOUR donations!
2017 Moon Circle Dates
Thursday May 25 – New Moon Circle
Friday June 9 – Full Moon Circle
Friday June 23 – New Moon Circle
Saturday July 8th – Full Moon
Sunday July 23rd – New Moon
Monday Aug 7 – Full Moon
Monday Aug 21 – New Moon
Wednesday Sept 6 – Full Moon
Wednesday Sept 20 – New Moon
Thursday Oct 5th – Full Moon
Thursday Oct 19th – New Moon
Friday Nov 3rd – Full Moon
Saturday Nov 18th – New Moon
Sunday Dec 3rd – Full Moon
Monday Dec 18th – New Moon
Moon Circles are scheduled as often as possible to coincide with the exact date of the New or Full Moon. However, sometimes circumstances require our circles vary from the moon by a day; including honoring space for the Tuesday Night “Diverse Word” event at Dandelion Cafe. Please consult a Moon Calendar for the specific date and time and Moon event occurs.
Want to vend at our moon circles to share your wares and crafts? Apply at this link.
Moon Circles are supported by YOUR DONATIONS. The Florida School of Holistic Living is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible. Moon circles are supported by YOUR donations! Consider making a recurring monthly donation for lasting benefit.
You can support the circle through your volunteer support, as well. Contact us to lend a hand setting up, cleaning up, or serving as a Drum Circle Guardian to ensure drum circle etiquette is respected.
New to Drum Circles? New to Ours? Learn more about Drum Circle Etiquette here for a better idea of what to expect, what to bring, and community etiquette to help you feel more comfortable and enjoy your experience.
Spotlight on WMFE – www.wmfe.org/spotlight-after-dark-moon-circle/