Members of the Circle of the Foundation: The annual Gathering of the Council, January 27 – 28, 2012 in Mill Valley, California.

Council images

The gathering begins Friday, January 27, 2012 with a special evening presentation with FSS Field Associate Leslie Conton, Ph.D. All members of the Circle of the Foundation are invited, as guests of the FSS Council membership.

Leslie will share with us her work over many years with nine remarkable Tibetan shamans in exile in Nepal, including three FSS Living Treasures. There will be a screening of her inspiring video Tibetan Shamans: Protectors of All Living Beings.

On Saturday, January 28, Council members will gather for an all-day session of presentations and activities, including lunch. Presenters include audio-visual reports by two FSS Field Associates who this year made separate expeditions to Mongolia to discover the state of shamanism there. Special guest Brother David Steindl-Rast will join Michael Harner for a dialogue about Christianity and shamanism, followed by discussion with Council members.

For all members of the Circle of the Foundation,
as guests of the Council:
Friday, January 27, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

For Council members:
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Gabe Harris and Rhythm Village players

Not a member? Join or renew now as a regular or sponsoring member and attend the Friday evening presentation and video on the Tibetan shamans.

To attend the Saturday gathering, join or renew as a Council member by December 19, 2011 (join/renewal date extended) and receive an invitation to both the 2012 and the January 2013 Council sessions.

More details and invitations will be sent out in December.

Join us for the festivities – we hope to see you there!

Photos: Top, center, Brother David Steindl-Rast (by Verena Kessler); Top, right, Michael Harner with Sami-made drum – (c)2011 France Viana; Bottom, right, Kevin Turner at Mongolian conference; Bottom, left, FSS Living Treasure Tibetan shaman Pau Dhondup (by Sarah Sifers); Left, Mongolian shaman ceremony (by Kevin Turner).