Summer Solstice Observation at the Rothko Chapel
Rothko Chapel's Solstice Observation consists of two events: A sunrise ceremony and a sunset concert.
Yogis have used Vedic fire ceremonies with Sanskrit chanting for thousands of years as a tool for personal and planetary healing. Bayou Bliss Yoga leads a sunrise fire ceremony inspired by ancient Vedic rituals that include chanting and silent meditation, ending with a yoga practice. The Bhakti House Band will provide live music for both the fire ceremony and yoga practice.
At sunset, Austin-based SeVana Marimba will play high-energy, family-friendly traditional Zimbabwean music on giant wooden xylophones. SeVana, which means "like children" in the Shona language, was born from the desire to bring audiences the experience of uninhibited joy that children show on the dance floor.