Begins: March 2016
Cost: $25 a class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

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Oloshas United T-shirts are now available. Quantities are limited, so don’t lose time. Order yours today!

We shall ship using USPS Priority Mail, which promises a quick delivery.

While delivery speed depends entirely on USPS, it may just be possible to have it by the weekend if you order quickly.

South Florida residents may arrange for local pick-up. If this is your option, we shall reimburse your shipping charges.

If they last, some T-shirts may be available at the door at the Miami events on December 12th and 13th. Keep in mind that prices at the door will be higher.

LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO OLOSHASUNITED@GMAIL.COM. WE SHALL BE TAKING SPECIAL ORDERS UNTIL THE 11TH OF DECEMBER.


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Miami, we need your help with the agbán and wemilere. Can you share with your community, even if it is a small amount? Every donation counts.

Miami, necesitamos tu ayuda para llevar a cabo el agbán y el wemilere. ¿Pudieras compartir con tu comunidad, aunque sea una cantidad mínima? Toda donación cuenta.


2015 Donations/Donaciones




Wemilere Obatala - English

Wemilere Obatala - Spanish

WP&H 2015 Eng

WP&H 2015 Sp

WP&H Agban 2015 Eng

WP&H Agban 2015 Sp

Eledá.Org continues its monthly lecture series: Ewé Osayín—Osayín, his gifts, and our relationship with them

Lecture 7: Herbs and the Odu Obara
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 10 AM
Cost: $55 (in-class participation); $60 for Webex participation
We will be able to host twelve (12) participants via Webex. This possibility is reserved for those who live outside the South Florida area. All others must attend the session in person. Continue reading »

Dilogún

Date: September 8, 2015
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Miami, Eleda.Org’s office in Westchester
Cost: $20 per class (In-class participation) $25 per class (Webex), payable in advance, on a monthly basis

For those of you that have already COMPLETED Eleda.Org’s Ordination course and have complied with all the requirements, you may register for the upcoming Dilogún course.

DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN ELEDA.ORG’S ORDINATION COURSE

If you are procrastinating with the completion of your projects for the Ordination Seminar, you need to hurry. The new class is about to begin. A new live class will not be available for another year or more.

Before registering, be aware that this is not a short-term course. There is no crash course on Dilogún. Contrary to the thinking of some olorishas, Dilogún is a complex oracle, and learning it is not a simple process. Be ready to commit for the long run or do not register.

On the registration, just provide name, email address, phone number, and home address. Since you already took the Ordination seminar, references are not necessary.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Eleda.Org and Oloshas United, Miami Join Efforts and Invite you to our First Pilgrimage to Cuba:

Africa in Cuba, 2016

March 2016

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Cabildo Terán, Jovellanos, Cuba

It is undeniable that Cuba, the largest of the Caribbean islands, is one of the region’s most culturally complex countries. The best of two continents came together–some freely, and others, lamentably, by force–and under its hot, tropical sun, molded a nation and a society that many deem among the most unique in the Caribbean. Cuban culture was born from seeds transported by Europeans, but planted by Africans. Her blood is mixed, like her people. Her heart beats to the rhythm of Spanish guitars and African drums; however, there is little doubt that no matter Europe’s might, Cuba’s soul and its vibrancy is Congo, Yoruba, Carabalí, Gangá, because Africa laid the seeds that sprouted in her soil. A national dish clearly illustrates Cuba’s heritage: moros y cristianos (Moors and Christians, blacks and whites)—black beans and white rice, skillfully cooked together so that each element permeates the other, while retaining its distinct identity.

Join us as we travel through Havana and Matanzas, two of Cuba’s most important centers of African Culture, where we shall reconnect with the island’s African past. Like a plate of moros y cristianos, this amazing journey will allow us to blend in and bond with the island’s captivating Africanity. Visit the Afro-Cuban cabildos or cult houses, many dating to the nineteenth century and feel the energy of its founders resonating within their walls. Experience the numerous African drumming traditions and their historical trajectories, allowing them to reverberate through your soul as they replicate millenary rhythms and respond to chants and prayers that alleviated the pain felt by those who sang them yearning to return home. Meet descendants of the Lukumí (Yoruba), Abakuá (Igbo, Kalabari), Congo, Arará (Ewé-Fon), and other African peoples whose ancestors arrived to the island’s shores in massive numbers, and refused to give up their humanity, identity, and sense of being, despite the acculturative attempts to eradicate a culture that refused to acquiesce. Join us as we embrace the soul of Africa in Cuba.

Our tour will include:

    Airfare: Miami-Havana-Miami
    Transfers to and from Havana’s José Martí International Airport, as well as all transfers to the rural towns and religious centers
    Lodging in Hostals (bed and breakfast) or hotels in Matanzas and Havana
    Some meals, including a welcome dinner at Matanzas El Chiquirrín restaurant
    Visits to cabildos in Matanzas, Jovellanos, and Perico, and interviews with their directors
    An evening drum festival where we shall listen to the beat of approximately ten African drumming traditions that are still active in Cuba
    Demonstrations of Afro-Cuban ritual dances and singing
    Visit to the San Severino Castle and Museum
    Visit to Bacunayagua and the stunning Yumurí Valley
    Visit to the Guamá forest reserve where many African maroons sought freedom from enslavement
    Visit to El Triunvirato Ingenio (sugar plantation), site of one of the island’s most significant slave insurrections
    Visits to Matanzas’ caves, mystical abode of the Arará fodún (vodún) Dairó Hueró (Aido Hwedo)
    Participation in an actual Orisha (Lukumí-Yoruba) drumming celebration in honor of Shangó, one of the most important orishas (deity) of the Yoruba pantheon in Africa as well as in the Americas
    Seaside ritual in Cuba’s renowned Varadero beach in honor of Yemojá
    Tour of the town of Regla, a small town in Havana that was pivotal to the survival of African religions
    Visit to the Museo de Regla
    Riverside tribute to Oshún at the Soroa waterfall in Pinar del Río
    Visit to the Valle de Viñales in Pinar del Río and a historical spiritual botanical garden where Cubans purchase medicinal plants to combat physical and spiritual maladies

Because travel to Cuba is still in the evolutionary stages, the total cost is still unknown. We approximate the cost at $2500.00, and will have a more definitive price by December, 2015.

Some of the proceeds from the tour hall go to assist with Oloshas United’s events.

If you are interested in joining us, please register as soon as possible.

To register, click here: Africa in Cuba Registration

The traveler must have a valid passport with an expiration date that is beyond the scheduled return date, December 5, 2015.

For further information and updates, please email us:

    Willie Ramos
    Raúl Piélago

You may also send us a private message on Facebook:
Willie Ramos​ or Raul Pielago.

For help with travel arrangements to Miami, we recommend Bridget Thomas​. Her experience and professionalism in the travel industry is unrivaled.

Date: September 2015
Cost: $25 per class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

For those of you that have already COMPLETED Eleda.Org’s ordination course and have complied with all the requirements, you may register for the upcoming the Video Dilogún course.

If you have not completed your projects, hurry. The new class begins in September.

Before registering, be aware that this is not a short course. Contrary to the thinking of some olorishas, Dilogún is a complex oracle, and learning it is not a simple process. Be ready to commit for the long run or don’t register.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SOLD OUT!

  • “Diccionario Botánico de Nombres Vulgares Cubanos,” (2 volumes)
    By Juan Tomás Roig
    Habana, Editorial Cientifico-Tecnica, 2014.

    $45.99 plus $6.25 for Priority Mail shipping (International shipping rates will vary)

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Ten editions will be available for sale on June 9, 2015.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own one of the most complete publications on Cuban botany. The edition is almost out of print in Cuba.

Reserve your copies today with a $20.00 deposit!

Once the books become available, you will receive an email asking for full payment.

Orders will be accepted as they are received until all ten editions are sold. Don’t waste time. Reserve right now!

Dadá

Date: July 19 a Sep. 27, 2015—the group will meet every other Sunday
Dates: July 19, Aug. 2, 16, & 30; and Sep. 13 & 27.
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: Diaspora Cultural center, Miami, Florida
Limit: 25 people
Cost: $25 per class ($150.00), payable in advance
Language: Spanish & English (& a little Portuñol)

Eleda.org once again offers a beading workshop under the direction of Mannolie Disantos. Her work was showcased at the “At the Crossroads” exhibition in Miami.

This class will focus on embroidering a religious attribute for Orisha or Egún. Prior to the start of the workshop, Ms. Disantos will coordinate with the students to determine the beads and other necessary items for the projects.

Please register as soon as possible, as space is limited to 25 people.

Click here to register

After registering, you must place a $50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to assure your place in the workshop. Your registration will not be complete until the deposit is made.

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For further information, contact Ms. Disantos: Mannolie.creations@gmail.com.

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Eleda.org Presents Obá Willie Ramos, Ilarí Obá, PhD

Orí and the Lukumí Rogación de Cabeza (Head Rogation), a seminar for Lukumí olorishas and aleyos (non-initiated).

Saturday July 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bridgeport Mind and Body
735 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Online: Oloshas: $75.00 Aleyos: $35.00
At’the’Door: Oloshas $80.00 Aleyos: $40.00

This important seminar addresses the great significance of our Orí (Erí; head) and the attention that devotees must give to this center of ashé that guides our life and molds our existence.

The class is divided into two sessions. Aleyos may participate in the first half of the class for the theoretical discussion of Orí. Thereafter, the session on the “rogación” and other rituals for the head will be available only to the olorisha.

If you are interested in partaking of this seminar, reserve as soon as possible. Seating is extremely limited. You MUST provide a minimum of two verifiable references that will confirm your religious status/ordination and their contact information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Once you application has been approved, we shall send an email requesting a NON-REFUNDABLE $35.00 deposit. Please make sure that your email address is entered correctly. The deposit must be paid by July 8th. This deposit will be deducted from your final payment. The request for the balance will be sent to all the participants the week before the class begins.

The deposit is payable through Eleda.Org’s “Seminars & Payments” section. We cannot guarantee a seat without a deposit.

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