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					                                     DAVID HYKES
   ≈      HARMONIC PRESENCE
       MUSIC OF THE SPHERES OF BEING ≈
               with DAVID HYKES
           MUSIC OF THE SPHERES OF BEING
                   Awareness from the Beginning &
            SoundLIFELINES & SONGLINES
           The Art of Compassionate Accompaniment
       HARMONIC PRESENCE TEACHINGS & PRACTICES
         INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SESSIONS
               INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SESSIONS
             NEW YORK-SOHO FEBRUARY 2013
                    ≈ NEW YORK - SOHO ≈
          www.harmonicpresence.org                 harmonicpresence@gmail.com +1 607 727 2706
                                    From now until March 2, 2013




   The Harmonic Presence work of contempla-               In these sessions, David shares the fruit of his 4
tive teacher and composer-singer David Hykes              decades of immersion in contemplative world
includes his "music of the spheres," Harmonic             music and spiritual studies in the "primordial
Chant, as well as meditative and healing prac-            wisdom" traditions, especially Tibetan Bud-
tices to serve awareness, attunement and the art          dhism, where he's often called upon to offer mu-
of accompaniment in all spheres of life, from the         sic-- for His Holiness the Dalaï Lama and many
day-to-day to life-long experience.                       other eminent Buddhist teachers.


    "David Hykes's music is haunting and trans-
    porting. It takes you somewhere completely
    otherworldly-- to the Ancient Time. From the
      moment I heard it, there was no doubt.
     HARMONIC MANTRA, his fantastic new
         album, really takes me out there."



       --Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche


                                                                              el.
                     www.harmonicpresence.org • harmonicpresence@gmail.com • T +1 607 727 2706
                                                                                        David Hykes, Pommereau



   ≈   MUSIC OF THE SPHERES OF BEING ≈
              with DAVID HYKES
                 LIFELINES & SONGLINES
       HARMONIC PRESENCE TEACHINGS & PRACTICES
         INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SESSIONS
             NEW YORK-SOHO FEBRUARY 2013
         www.harmonicpresence.org             harmonicpresence@gmail.com +1 607 727 2706

      As a solo artist and with his groups, espe-       Harmonic Chant as a contemplative music for
cially the Harmonic Choir, he gives concerts in         our time. He has composed music for many
musical, spiritual and cultural and interfaith          films about the sacred, including “Travellers and
centers and festivals the world over.                   Magicians” by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche,
      David has lead Harmonic Presence retreats         "Journey Into Buddhism," by John Bush, “Ba-
and seminars in countries around the world              raka" by Ron Fricke, and "Meetings with Re-
since 1980. He has returned to the US after be-         markable Men," by Peter Brook. His 13 albums
ing based in France for 25 years, where he              include "Hearing Solar Winds," the most popu-
founded and directs Pommereau, a contempla-             lar vocal overtone album of all time, with over
tive retreat center southwest of Paris. David has       300,000 copies sold. (Several of his albums are
been given a blessed sanctuary space in Soho/           available through www.cdbaby.com, including
Manhattan/New York, where he is offering in-            the most recent release, "Harmonic Mantra."
tensive individual and group Harmonic Pres-
ence & Harmonic Chant sessions, by reservation                 The harmonic echoes of the Big Bang re-
only, throughout January and February. The              sound everywhere, even now; cosmologists call
sessions this winter are open to all. They last         them the cosmic microwave background radia-
about 90 minutes, and include a range of musi-          tion, or CMBR. They are in exactly the same
cal, contemplative, meditative and healing              harmonic proportions as those of musical
teachings and practices, all centered on Har-           sound. As is said in the alchemical tradition, "As
monic Chant and the Harmonic Presence work.             above, so below."
      David's work relating music, meditation,                 The harmonics of being, the inner harmon-
mind, and healing has led to collaborations with        ics, the vibratory qualities of our deeper nature,
the neuroscientists and contemplative practitio-        are qualitative, not just quantitative. From
ners of the Dalai Lama's Mind and Life Institute        quantitative harmonics, we need to make the
and awards from the National Endowment for              leap to the vision of qualitative harmonic pres-
the Arts, UNESCO, the Rockefeller Foundation            ence, which includes other scales, other octaves
and other organizations, for his work developing        of vibrations. What is their source?




                                                                            el.
                   www.harmonicpresence.org • harmonicpresence@gmail.com • T +1 607 727 2706
    ≈   MUSIC OF THE SPHERES OF BEING ≈
               with DAVID HYKES
                  LIFELINES & SONGLINES
        HARMONIC PRESENCE TEACHINGS & PRACTICES
          INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SESSIONS
              NEW YORK-SOHO FEBRUARY 2013
          www.harmonicpresence.org             harmonicpresence@gmail.com +1 607 727 2706

      The harmonics of being, of presence, from          harmonics of our being-- compassion, good will
where do they arise? And indeed, all these oc-           and service to others, love, tolerance, generosity,
taves, the entire scale of being, all this music of      kindness. In facing this life's incredible chal-
the spheres of cyclic existence, of thought, feel-       lenges, we can find more humility, courage, and
ing, sensation-- from whence do they arise?              understanding. We can learn to recognize four
How to recognize a timeless primordial aware-            great possibilities present in almost every mo-
ness, from where perhaps all these wave-like             ment of life: listening, attunement, harmoniza-
movements arise? It has all come to life... so,          tion, and accompaniment. We can be become
how to attune to, how to hear, how to accom-             better and better "first responders" in the pre-
pany these endless waves and cycles, the rise            sent moment. We seek to get to the heart of the
and fall through all the octaves of life?                matter, using deep listening and the joys of
      In a way, Harmonic Chant is the music of           resonance to find the music of the spheres in our
the spheres of listening, right here on Earth, a         own hearts, minds, and bodies.
music playing everywhere since the "beginning-                  In becoming quiet and vibrant enough, we
less beginning". Harmonic Chant is based on              can better attune to the reality of "what is" at
the nondual nature of vibration, awareness, and          every level, from the "music of the spheres" to
space. Every musical sound we make or sing is            this life on Earth. By intensive practice of Har-
in essence nothing other than the blend of pure          monic Chant and by dedicated meditative prac-
primordial harmonics, ringing in our listening           tice, we can advance toward the goal of awak-
like possible bells of... awakening. Harmonic            ened awareness and truer harmony in our actual
Chant gives life and creative expression here on         lives. As if by magic, we can find again the joy
Earth to this cosmic music, accessible to all and        and harmony of the open heart and the awaken-
often beautiful beyond words.                            ing mind.
      The Harmonic Presence work explores re-                   Through finer and finer octaves of listening
lationships between sacred sound, contempla-             awareness and resonance, we can attune to
tive practice, and the medicine of healing har-          deeper and deeper levels of harmony inside and
monization. It can help us cultivate the deeper          out.




                                                                             el.
                    www.harmonicpresence.org • harmonicpresence@gmail.com • T +1 607 727 2706
   ≈   MUSIC OF THE SPHERES OF BEING ≈
              with DAVID HYKES
                 LIFELINES & SONGLINES
       HARMONIC PRESENCE TEACHINGS & PRACTICES
         INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SESSIONS
             NEW YORK-SOHO FEBRUARY 2013
         www.harmonicpresence.org             harmonicpresence@gmail.com +1 607 727 2706
   TUITION COSTS:

      An "Octave Cycle" of 8 group sessions
(including additional course work): $480 per
person. An "Octave Cycle" of 8 individual or 2-
person sessions is $960. Individual/2-person
sessions are $180. Please contact us if you any
questions, and for registration information.
We hope to see you soon!

  We hope to see you soon!




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                   www.harmonicpresence.org • harmonicpresence@gmail.com • T +1 607 727 2706

				
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