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Joseph Jarman

By Published: November 8, 2003
The all-volunteer staff lead basic and advanced martial arts classes as well as special programs for children and women. And, reflecting Jarman's interest in combining music and spirituality, the dojo organizes an annual Sonic Mediation Retreat - six hours a day of meditation, six hours a day of making music. "It gives us the opportunity to understand silence and then put music into that silence," Jarman said. The staff performs free concerts on Sunday evenings through the fall and winter, with Jarman sometimes participating.

In perhaps a telling fashion, when asked about his goals for the future, Jarman answers with regard to the dojo. "Hopefully we'll be able to get our own building," he said. "We'd like to have a place where we could have an individual space for all activities."

And the music?

"That's just going on as it is," he said. "Everything is running quite smoothly."


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