Previous events

As You Are: Living In The Moment

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New York Shambhala Center Online

"The past is a fantasy and the future is a dream." In this Tuesday Dharma Gathering Rachel will address 'nowness'. All we really ever have is the very moment and yet our minds spend most of the time either projecting plans for the future or regretting or reminiscing the past. We will spend time this evening actually "as we are" and sharing our insights and experience of this practice.

Discovering Elegance: Art In Everyday Life

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New York Shambala Center Online, Zoom link is provided after registration

This Tuesday evening Dharma Gathering addresses how meditation practice enhances grace and artistry in our everyday lives. By being present and awake the natural grace of things begin to arise and our actions regarding colors, shapes, smells and sounds such as cooking, arranging our homes, working and other functions become artistic and elegant.

$5 - $20 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)

Rachel is producer of the 4th Annual Faena Jazz Series. On this evening we are very proud to present two of today's most important emerging jazz artists. Singer Samara Joy is the winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughn Vocal Jazz Competition and Jazz Times #1 Best New Artist. Pasquale Grasso is an extraordinary guitarist from Italy who currently makes his home in New York City.

$55 - $175


Jim PepperFest 2018: Making The Invisible Visible

Park Rose High School, Portland OR

Jim Pepper was a First Nations jazz sax player from Portland Oregon and a great friend of mine. His most famous work was the song 'Wichi Tai To", recorded by many including myself. This event is a combination jazz concert and native arts festival in his honor. I, along with several other of his friends, shall be performing this song.

Rachel Faro and Sammy Figueroa are curating and hosting South Florida's premier jazz series, presenting the best emerging artists in jazz. This evening we present Grammy nominee Jazzmeia Horn, considered to be the premier jazz vocalist of her generation. Jazzmeia is the winner of both the Sarah Vaughn Jazz Vocalist Competition and the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalist Competition.


Fundraiser for Dana Balter

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New York NY

Join the Blue Wave and support one of New York State's most progressive candidates for Congress. Help make a difference!

In 1989 Rachel discovered Satan and Adam on the streets of Times Square. She was able to produce two classic albums with them and have them released on Flying Fish/Rounder Records. After almost 30 years of documenting their story, director V. Scott Balcarek unveils this film, in which Rachel is interviewed and shown in the recording studio with the group.