Basic Income Concept, Ancient Medicines, Manu Menendez, Meditation

NOMAD is open on Wednesday to Sunday, from 21:00 till 00:00, on the weekends – till the party goes on. Our address: Mahlower Str. 32, 12049 Berlin – Neukölln. U8 Boddinstraße.


Talk & Discussion: UNCONDITIONAL BASIC INCOME FOR EVERYONE – Would it Save Democracy or Breed Laziness?
July 15 (Wednesday), 21:00

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TALK by: Gérald V Hägele
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ENTRY fee: donation.

Gérald will introduce the concept of Basic Income and lead the discussion, what would happen if everybody gets €1,000 every month without working.

Transcending capitalism AND communism in the liberal individualist concept of a BASIC INCOME guarantees as a human right for ALL. When everyone is his own king, nobody has to be the king of someone else. Ask yourself: What would YOU do, if you would’t have to bother for your essential needs?

The notion of a basic income – a living wage provided by the state to every adult, regardless of whether they’re in employment – has been knocking about since the 16th century, with little traction. Progressive thinkers such as Thomas Paine and Bertrand Russell were fans but, in every age, predictable objections kicked in: it would be too expensive; it would be open to abuse; it would make people lazy.

European campaigners are now trying to demolish these arguments one by one in the public mind. The system would cost “roughly the same as existing social-welfare benefits”, which it would replace, says Basic Income Ireland. It also eliminates the whole concept of claimant fraud, reducing bureaucracy and freeing people to do “care work and creative work” as well as taking a salaried job.


Talk: Oppression of ANCIENT SHAMANIC MEDICINES
July 16 (Thursday), 21:00

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TALK by: Miguel Angel Delgado Martinez

ENTRY fee: donation.

Miguel will talk about the persecution and oppression of ancient medicines and therapeutic disciplines, as well as forms of repression within them.

Throughout history there have been many forms of repression against healing therapies and disciplines. Behind this repression is always an issue of economic control or control of truth. Each of the characters in the long story of alternative healing systems have suffered from being confronted by these problems. Shamanism has not been fully recognized as an important practice that has always been part of our society and culture. Medicinal plants and herbal culture has also been affected by attempts to eradicate it based on fears and illusions that have tried to place our health in the hands of experts belonging to the economic system of elites.

In this talk Miguel would like to expose the issues and contexts in which we, as free individuals, can decide what methods to use, and the knowledge that we have the power to take the benefits of healing disciplines in our own hands. He will also discuss the negative aspects of different ancestral practices, which have tried to impose power and control over individuals, and to use superstitions to create a dependence on the shaman as guide. Today many people have experimented with different ancestral medicines like El peyote, ayahuasca, Kambo, Bufo Alvarius and Ibogaine. He will be giving information based on his research and experience with shamans from different regions.

Miguel Martinez is an alternative therapeutical artist who works with different media and methods (family constellations, music, stilismo, bodywork, capoeira, acrobatics, dermografía tattoos).


Opening of the Exhibition: MANU MENENDEZ – Celestial Places
July 17 (Friday), 21:00

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Artworks by: Manú Menéndez (visionary art)

Entry: FREE.

Come and meet Manú Menéndez in person, you’ll also see him playing with friends flute & tabla!

“Staying in a state of gratitude with life is letting the magic that opens all possibilities of abundance in our way become reality in every step we take” M.M.

“Art to live spiritually, mentally and physically connected with the universal source. Art to heal and live in the sacred Now” M.M.

The Art of Manú Menéndez is inspired by the ancient cultures of the world. Shamanism, eastern mysticism, Sacred nature, daydreams, Universal Love, the Course in Miracles and the knowledge of native groups and their cosmogonies are some of the pillars of great inspiration of his work which he has been applied magically in the art of illustration, design and visual arts.


Guided MEDITATION: Training the Mind
July 19 (Sunday), 21:00

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Meditation GUIDED by: Seseg Jigjitova

ENTRY fee: donation.

If we want to go on any kind of journey—not just a spiritual one but also a secular one, such as studying or doing business—we need a mind that is workable. We need a mind that we can rely on. That’s the notion of training the mind, of making the mind workable so it can do whatever it needs to do.

Shamatha, or mindfulness, meditation is how we make this mind more stable, more useful. From this point of view, shamatha is not purely a Buddhist practice; it’s a practice that anyone can do. It doesn’t tie in with a particular spiritual tradition. If we want to undo bewilderment, we’re going to have to be responsible for learning what our own mind is and how it works, no matter what beliefs we hold.

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Seseg Jigjitova is a group coordinator and practice leader of of the Tergar Practice group Berlin, which is a part of International Tergar Meditation Community, guided by Mingyur Rinpoche. Seseg lives in Berlin, working as an architect.

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