“…I had wanted to tell you how very moved I was, as well as the others, with you guiding us so sensitively. And your amazing instruments and playing were so powerful and heart-opening. I had so wanted this day to be especially memorable and it was clear that that was what you helped accomplish. People didn’t seem to want to leave – many stayed on. I feel so “filled up” today with the richness of yesterday and the deeper healing that occurred with your guidance.” ~ Memorial Service of J.M.
I was raised in Santa Rosa, CA with Unity Church under the ministry of Rev. John Strickland back in the late 1970’s then later with Rev. Warren Meyer. Back then, I would accompany my sister and vocalist, Robin on the piano. Years later, I performed with the ancient instruments at my fathers’ Unity congregation in Vacaville before he retired in Dec 2007 (Vic Jenkins). I have been playing for Unity, Center For Spiritual Living, First United Methodist, Spiritual Life Center, Unitarian Universalist and many other spiritual communities ever since. The prayerful and meditative space held in church is enhanced by the sacred sounds.
Special Guest Speaker and Service Music
I have been sharing the beauty and power of sound healing to church communities since 2003. Sound blessings perhaps describe best what I do. It is my life service to raise consciousness-vibration through sacred sound.
The Sound Blessing is a post-service presentation. An energetic talk of the historical metaphysical use of the ancient, ancestral instruments is accompanied by their healing sounds. Most faiths are inspired by spiritual music and are moved by the meaningful perspectives of Ancestral Wisdom.
Sacred Sound is a call from the Divine, and the Sound Blessing offers an experiential opportunity to touch the Soul. (Past offerings at Unity, Center For Spiritual Living, Celebration Life Ministries, First United Methodist, UMC Conference-Retreat for the Clergy, Spiritual Life Center, Church of the Brethren, and Unitarian Universalist)
Thank you for the morning of healing music and sound in October. I had a friend visiting from San Jose and it was the perfect way for her to start her sabbatical. Ah, and the congregation—they sank into the sound and then were lifted up. We could not have known how important that morning would be—the strength we will need in the years ahead. Oh my.Your presence is much needed, René. Please continue to bring your healing to this world.” ~ In Appreciation, Reverend Beth
Most Recent Church Groups
*As Guest Speaker
*Davis, CA Unitarian Universalist
*Carson City, NV Unity
*North Kitsap, WA Unity
Reno, NV Center For Spiritual Living
Modesto, CA Church of the Brethren
Whidbey Isl, WA Unity
Bellevue, Wa Unity
South Sound, WA Unity
Palmyra, PA Unity
*St. George, UT Unity
Henderson, NV Unity
Marin, CA Unity
Las Vegas, NV Unity
El Cajon, CA Unity
Tustin, CA Unity
*San Francisco, CA Unity
San Francisco, CA Unity
South Lake Tahoe, CA Unity
Santa Rosa, CA Unity
*Eureka, CA Unity
Windsor, CA Unity
Thousand Oaks, CA Unity
Santa Cruz, CA Unity
Vacaville, CA Unity
Sacramento, CA Spiritual Life Center
Rohnert Park, CA First United Methodist
Salt Lake City, Center For Spiritual Living
Unity Asilomar Retreat 2009 (Featured Presenter)
San Rafael, CA First United Methodist, Hands-on Healing Service
Marin, CA Unity Evening Healing Service (Featured Presenter)
Santa Cruz, CA, Mt. Herman Retreat Center for First United Methodist “Clergy Retreat”
I am a licensed Universal Life Minister officiating Special Ceremonial Services that include Blessings with the Ancestral Instruments.
“My heart, indeed my entire nervous system is calm and I feel deeply nourished by the entire day. I was sparked each time you picked up another instrument to notice how adept you are with each “tool”. Thank you for your dedication to your work and your generosity of spirit.” ~ D. Reid
René Jenkins is a professional musician, Ceremonial Sound Practitioner, Healing Performance and Recording Artist from Sonoma, California. For more than 25 years, René performs sound healing concerts, blessings and ceremonies for individuals and special groups throughout the US and internationally. While embracing the ancestral wisdom from cross-cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, Kashaya-Pomo elder/healer Lorin Smith, and renowned South American sound healer/musician Tito La Rosa, René raises consciousness-vibration through Sacred Sound and Intention.