Previous events

Yellow Lotus Flower Launch Concert

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East Bay Community Space, 507 55th St, Oakland

It's the Yellow Lotus Flower Kickstarter Launch Concert!!! With live music by Jen Myzel + band, behind the scenes illustrations and storyboarding from the book, snacks, and an opportunity to show your love and support for our change-making children's book, Yellow Lotus Flower.

The concert itself is free of charge, AND we hope you will generously pre-order copies of our book and the beautiful art prints at the show! And bring your friends along! This is going to be a super sweet, enlivening, uplifting event for children and adults of all ages.

Community Work that Reconnects Daylong

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My Home, Richmond, CA

At this moment in time, it feels that we are all being called forth to ask ourselves deep questions of how to rise to this precarious, dangerous, and activated moment on planet Earth. I can feel so small and overwhelmed at times, and then I am reminded to hear that voice, and then move forward, so this gathering is in service to the voice of 'keep going'.

I am very grateful to have studied the Work that Reconnects with Joanna Macy over the past three years, and these are the exact moments that this work was created for, so I am calling together community on Sunday, December 4th, from 10 AM- 5:30 PM, to move through the Spiral of this work, from Gratitude, to honoring our pain for the world, to seeing with new eyes, and Going Forth.

The intention is to create a container for our gratitude, our rage, our fear, our grief; all of the emotions that come up right now- to honor them as community, to hold them in ritual, to learn from them and what they are asking of us. To access larger intelligences for support during this time, and ultimately to move forward with concrete actions as to what is most needed from us, individually and collectively. I will give ample time for community brainstorming at the end, as I would like to move our energy into action.

I ask for there to be an energy exchange of some kind, be it flowers, food, or a monetary donation that will go to the Standing Rock Water Protectors. You can decide the specifics of it.

I will be hosting this at my home in Richmond, CA, so we can have a maximum of 25 people. If you know you want to come, please RSVP, because I have the sense that this will fill up. And pass this along to anyone else who you would like to bring or who you think is in need of this kind of support at this time.

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St, Oakland, CA

Join us every Fourth Friday* for an interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to self and world through these uncertain times. The evenings follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. Each month will be co-hosted by Jen Myzel and a guest musician, bringing all different emanations of music and ritual to form!

The series will weave original songs, group singing, altar-building, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from our past and future ancestors, partner inquiries, silent meditation, stories, insights, and other adventures yet unknown.

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St, Oakland, CA

Join us every Fourth Friday* for an interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to self and world through these uncertain times. The evenings follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. Each month will be co-hosted by Jen Myzel and a guest musician, bringing all different emanations of music and ritual to form!

The series will weave original songs, group singing, altar-building, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from our past and future ancestors, partner inquiries, silent meditation, stories, insights, and other adventures yet unknown.

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St, Oakland, CA

Join us every Fourth Friday* for an interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to self and world through these uncertain times. The evenings follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. Each month will be co-hosted by Jen Myzel and a guest musician, bringing all different emanations of music and ritual to form!

The series will weave original songs, group singing, altar-building, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from our past and future ancestors, partner inquiries, silent meditation, stories, insights, and other adventures yet unknown.

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St, Oakland, CA

Join us every Fourth Friday* for an interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to self and world through these uncertain times. The evenings follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. Each month will be co-hosted by Jen Myzel and a guest musician, bringing all different emanations of music and ritual to form!

The series will weave original songs, group singing, altar-building, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from our past and future ancestors, partner inquiries, silent meditation, stories, insights, and other adventures yet unknown.

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects feat. Melita Silberstein

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St, Oakland, CA

A Family-Friendly Interactive Journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects

Hosted by Jen Myzel and Featured Musician Melita Silberstein w/ members of Octopretzel!

Join us on Saturday, March 26th, for a family-friendly, interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to ourselves and our world through these uncertain times. The early evening will follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. This month's featured artist will be Melita Silberstein (and members of Octopretzel), who will share songs and stories that take us on a journey of remembering and reflecting. Some of the other element that may be woven into the evening include group singing, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from past and future generations, council of all beings: calling upon the wisdom of the non-human beings, partner inquiries, meditation, stories and other adventures yet unknown. The content of this event will be conducive to all ages. It is recommended that you be present for the whole event, since this is a concert and ritual/workshop in one.

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects in Occiental, CA

Cedar House Community, Occidental, CA

https://www.facebook.com/events/570795203084623/

Join us for an intimate evening of music and ritual: a journey through the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and finally into Moving Forth. Jen Myzel (with percussion accompaniment by Eva Orbuch!) will be guiding the evening, weaving songs from her new album Silence Speak, with stories, insights, and interactive practices from the Work. Visit www.jenmyzel.net for music, stories, bio, and more.

Feedback from previous concerts: "I am still savoring that soulful evening...when I was introduced to Jen and her exquisite and deep original music."- Carolyn, 11/20/15 "Inspirational, to see and hear you doing the work you've been called to do. Also inspired by the young ancestors I got to listen to...gave me hope for our future." - Prema, 11/7/15

The intentions of the evening are community, connection, inner truth, perspective, an opportunity to honor our pain, celebrate life, find gratitude, and recharge our strength to move forward in our work for the world.

Logistics: Please arrive between 7-7:30 PM. The ritual will begin at 7:30 and go until 10:30 PM. Please do your best to arrive promptly and choose to be there for the whole evening. We will have tea and snacks as well!

This event will be offered on a sliding scale of $15-20. If you cannot give in conventional currency at this time, please consider bringing an offering of fresh veggies, promotional support, art, jewelry, or something else...discuss with us after the show!

Ritual Music and the Work that Reconnects ft. Lydia Violet

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St, Oakland, CA

Join us every Fourth Friday* for an interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to self and world through these uncertain times. The evenings follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. Each month will be co-hosted by Jen Myzel and a guest musician, bringing all different emanations of music and ritual to form!

The series will weave original songs, group singing, altar-building, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from our past and future ancestors, partner inquiries, silent meditation, stories, insights, and other adventures yet unknown.

Bernie Sanders Phone Banking and Benefit Concert

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Connie Barbour Room, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA

Find event info on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/989472164456154/

Come #Feelthebern with us!!!! Bernie Sanders is asking us to step up into political action if we want to see the changes we are all working towards for our world. SO, here is an opportunity to do so. We will be gathering in the Connie Barbour Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 1606 Bonita Ave on Jan 30th, from 4-7 PM.

4-6 PM: We will be making phone calls to voters in critical primary states. The intention is to bring our full authenticity to this act, and speak about why we feel Bernie is by far the best candidate in this presidential race.

6-7 PM: Live Music for Makin' the Movement Move! Jen Myzel and Eva Orbuch will share some original, danceable songs, and if you've got a song or a poem to share that makes the movement move, bring it along!!!! We will have a sound system set up.

***IMPORTANT DETAILS: If you have these items, Please bring a laptop, phone, and headset. We will be setting everyone up with the phone banking from 4-4:30, so please arrive at 4 PM sharp if you can. We will also have a Bernie enthusiast give us 10-15 minutes of "talking points for Bernie".

This event is by Donation, all proceeds will go to the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Can't WAIT to see you there!!!

Please Note: Unfortunately this event is not wheelchair accessible

Medicinal Music and The Work that Reconnects with Jen Myzel

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PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street , Oakland, CA 94608

Join us for an evening of music and ritual: a journey through the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and finally into Moving Forth. Jen Myzel will be guiding the evening, weaving songs from her new album Silence Speak, with stories, insights, and interactive practices from the Work.

Feedback from previous concerts: "I am still savoring that soulful evening...when I was introduced to Jen and her exquisite and deep original music."- Carolyn, 11/20/15 "Inspirational, to see and hear you doing the work you've been called to do. Also inspired by the young ancestors I got to listen to...gave me hope for our future." - Prema, 11/7/15

The intentions of the evening are community, connection, inner truth, perspective, an opportunity to honor our pain, celebrate life, find gratitude, and recharge our strength to move forward in our work for the world.

Logistics: 7 PM- 10 PM. This is a ritual space, so if you would like to come, please arrive at 7 PM Prompt and choose to be there for the whole evening. Doors open at 6:30 PM. We will have tea and snacks by donation, please feel free to bring snacks as well.

Cost: $10-15 Sliding Scale Albums: $15 Suggested Donation Entry + Album: $20 Suggested Donation

Silence Speak: An Interactive Musical Journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects

Kari Stettler's House, 250 Gold Ridge Rd, Sebastopol, CA

Join us for a musical journey around Jen Myzel's new album, Silence Speak, which follows Joanna Macy's Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and finally into Going Forth into the world.

This concert will be filled with inspiring, creative, lyrical, emotional, and danceable music for the revolution. Interspersed in the music will be personal stories and morsels of insight I've learned through the Work that Reconnects and beyond!

~Music as medicine. Truth-speaking and community as medicine. May it be so.~

Facebook Invite at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493377397658164/

Silence Speak: Album Release Tour

Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St, Berkeley, CA

Opening act Morgan Bolander! Join us for a beautiful musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects. The space is semi-outdoor, so dress appropriately.

6 PM: Potluck 7 PM: Morgan Bolander 7:30 PM: Jen Myzel- Silence Speak Album Release

Silence Speak: Album Release Tour

Inner Path, 200 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA

An interactive musical journey around the spiral of the Work that Reconnects. Please arrive promptly, as this will be a ceremonial/workshop- concert, and it will be of greatest value to travel around the entire spiral with us: from Gratitude, to Honoring out Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and finally into Moving Forth.