Lectures and Programs
Ken offers lectures and educational programs at conferences, universities, hospitals, churches, museums, bookstores, and for Native American/First Nations Health and Cultural organizations. Program and keynote descriptions are designed according to the needs of the community or organization and may include topics such as indigenous traditional healthcare; the relevance of “evidence-based” medicine; cross-cultural tools for disease prevention and treatment; indigenous/de-colonized diet; environmental ethics; herbal traditions; indigenous psychotherapy: counseling, dreams, and life purpose; song and story-telling; and talking circles. Sacred ceremonies are not included here, as they are not “for sale” but are rather offered according to indigenous protocols and may not be open to the public.
To schedule a lecture or seminar (online only during the Coronavirus Pandemic), please contact Ken's office at: P.O. Box 1727, Nederland, CO 80466, U.S.A. Phone: 720-985-6445, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken speaks the Chinese language and is a noted teacher of Tai Chi, Qigong healing practices, and martial arts -- his "day job". He maintains a separate website (www.qigonghealing.com) for this work.
Calendar of Events
Spring- Summer 2020
Healing consultations available by phone or zoom. Lecture queries also welcome. For more information, please call 720-985-6445 or email email@example.com.
Wed June 17, 2020, 4 PM PDT (California time zone), 7 PM EDT
Indigenous Protocols: Respect & Reciprocity
90 Minute Zoom Meeting. Free. In the context of First Peoples culture, protocols mean much more than good manners and correct etiquette. It refers to many widespread and some culture/Nation specific ways of interacting with men, women, children, elders and with medicine (such as tobacco), as well as behavior during cultural and spiritual activities such as pow-wows, story-telling, and ceremonies. Protocols are also important in everyday activities such as food preparation and sharing, giving and receiving gifts, styles of dress and regalia, and much more. These are learned over time, in family, in community. However, for harmony and understanding, it is also important that anyone interested in First Peoples cultures have basic protocol knowledge. Ken will share protocol teachings and tell stories of how these protocols shaped his meetings with esteemed elders and medicine people. Registration: see below.
Sunday June 21, 2020, 4 PM PDT (California time zone) , 7 PM EDT
Lessons from the Stars
90 Minute Zoom Meeting. Free. Celebrate World Peace & Prayer Day and the Summer Solstice with prayers, songs, teachings and a talking circle, all focusing on lessons from the stars. Bring your star poems, stories, songs, and spirit. Facilitated by Ken Cohen. Donations gratefully accepted with 100% going to COVID-19 relief for Native American/First Nations peoples.
To register and receive a password protected zoom link, send your request and course/meeting title, along with your name, email, phone number, and tribal affiliation (if any) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add this email to your contact list so that the reply does not go into a spam or junk folder. Programs are not recorded.
Most years, Ken and his wife Grace Sesma (www.curanderismo.org) serve as Elders-in-Residence, offering cultural teachings and traditional healing for two to four weeks at the Iskotew Elders Lodge and other First Nations centers. Tobacco accepted- no fee for these events. "The lodges are Aboriginal teaching and healing centres that regularly provide teachings, Elder consultations, story-telling to First Nations and bring cultural awareness to employees - especially the ones who provide health services to Aboriginal peoples. People of all faiths are welcome." Please contact Ken for details.