BEGINNING MEDITATION WITH JOE HAASE
Just what IS meditation ?
Is it some something that we have to be taught? Or do we already know how to do it?
Meditation is natural and we already basically know how to do it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we know how to do it well, just as many of us are unable to sleep well. Nevertheless, the truth is, we all already do meditate, and likely every day, just like we sleep, dream and are awake every day.
In the first session we will begin with experientially investigating mindfulness, not simply talking about it.
We will begin by mindfully experiencing the simpler senses of hearing, touching, tasting and moving, and then proceed to the more subtle experiences of the breath, thought, and emotion.
Are you interested ? Come and join us !
Three weeks in January:
Sundays, January 11, 18, 25th from 9:30 - 10:30
WEDNESDAY YIN YOGA WITH DAWN SMITH
On Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. As a complement to the more active yang asana practice, Yin Yoga is a complement to the more active yang asana practice, Yin Yoga is a slow & meditative practice and poses are held for longer periods of time. Allowing muscle to rest passively, students will sit deeper into the connective tissue of the body- cultivating more mobility & suppleness in the joints- as well as practice the observation of the mind.
SOUND CIRCLE WITH KATHY KEASEY
The circle for tonightWednesday, January 7, 2015 has been cancelled.. Release and let go through sounding your sound.Tune up the body by Toning. No previous singing experience is necessary. Only the ability to open your mouth and let a tone happen. Experience the beneficial, cummulative effect of toning with a group.
Please contact Joe Haase if you are interested in this class. He will send some introductory reading material before the class begins. His e-mail is:
DREAMWORK GROUP WITH ALMA SPENCER
The dreamwork group will meet again on Sunday, January 12 from 2 - 4 p.m..
Carl Jung believed dreams were direct communications from the unconscious to the conscious, and therefore an opportunity for personal growth. If you're not familiar with dream interpretation, the process is quite simple: learn to remember your dreams and develop your intuition. But since it's often much easier to interpret someone else's dream than your own, we'll share our dreams in a supportive environment to benefit from each others' intuitive insights.
If you have any recent dreams to share, please type each one up and give it a title. Then bring your written dreams for the group to work on.
SOPHIA ZEN FIVE DAY SILENT RETREAT WITH MARIA HABITO
Beginning on Wednesday, January 28th at 5 p.m.
Continuing until Sunday, February 1st after noon lunch.
Daily: Zazen, Teisho, Chants and Dokusan (private consultation)
Cost: $200 Meals included.
There are limited scholarships and limited accommodations at Sacred Waters.
Maria Habito is a teacher at the Marie Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas. She began formal Zen practice in 1982 with Fr. Hugo Enomiya Lassalle, with Yamada Koun in 1987 and with Ruben Habito since 1990. She was appointed assistant teacher by Yamada Ryoun in 2008 and full teacher by Yasamichi Yamada Roshi in 2012.
For more information or to register please contact J. Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-209-8370.
DRUMANANDA COMMUNITY RHYTHM CIRCLE
Hosted by Drum Sisters Carolyn Koebel and Jacquee Dickey
First Friday, February 6, 2015
Fundraiser for Sacred Waters Kirtan
Bring a drum or call Sacred Waters to reserve one: 574-277-0034
On Thursday, January, 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Let the heartbeat of the inner worlds course through your veins with shamanic drumming.
The evening will include:
*5 min warmup of just listening to a drumming or a short group drumming freestyle.
*5-10 min intro explaining what a shamanic journey is
*8-10 min of journeying
*5 min of questions and answers
*longer 10-15 min journeying
*finish with open drumming freestyle
We have extra drums and rattles
VIVEKANANDA'S LECTURES WITH JERRY JANKIEWICZ
We are going to re-start the Vivekananda study group! We are looking at Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2 - 4 p.m. We welcome anyone who is interested in pursuing this study- you do not have to be a part of the original group. If any one new would like to join, we will provide you with the background readings to insure you are acquainted with the material.
Jerry Jankiewicz will be facilitating the group (with support of Indra) and if you have any questions feel free to contact him: e-mail email@example.com or you could contact Joyce as well. Swamaji's writings are guaranteed to change your thinking processes and outlook on the world.
"We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act!"
Quote from Vivekananda
HEAL YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP WITH THOMAS SHELT & CAROLE CASSELL Created by best-selling author Louise L. Hay
On a Saturday, date to be announced from 9am-6pm
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life?
Are you ready to get more of what you want out of life?
Are you ready to heal your life?
In this transformational workshop originally created by best-selling author Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your Life®, you will discover the mindset that has limited your success in business, financial abundance, relationships, health, and much more. Learn how to identify and eliminate negative beliefs and shift old patterns of behavior so you can achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of. Come along and experience the peace and freedom of self-acceptance and create a life full of love, joy, happiness, prosperity and the health you deserve.
Please bring your lunch and any snacks you may desire for the day
To register for this workshop mail a $35 deposit, check or money order made out to Thomas Shelt send to 1846 Woodland Dr. Elkhart IN 46514. In the memo of your check write "deposit HYY/ 2/7/15" The remainder of your balance will be due the day ofthe workshop. Balance can be paid by cash check or credit card.
Thomas Shelt & Carole Cassell have been trained by Heart Inspired Presentations, LLC. Both are fully licensed and approved as Heal Your Life® Teachers in accordance with the high standards of our licensing agreement with the leader in new age publishing, Louise Hay’s, Hay House, Inc.
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MEDIUMSHIP WITH JOHN RONCZ
TBA. John will share with us his experiences from his study at the Arthur Findlay College which is the world's foremost institution specializing in the psychic sciences. Mediums from all over the world attend to expand and strengthen their skills. John will connect with those in the spirit world that have messages for their loved ones in the room. John will also give a demonstration of trance mediumship which he has been practicing at the Arthur Findlay College. John has published a new book called An Engineer's Guide to the Spirit World: My Journey from Skeptic to Psychic Medium. It is a fascinating story and he will have copies available. Love Donation. Purchase of the book is an extra $15.
OTHER WEEKLY AND MONTHLY PROGRAMS
WEDNESDAY YIN YOGA WITH DAWN SMITH
On Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:15 P.M. As a complement to the more active yang asana practice, Yin Yoga is a slow & meditative practice and poses are held for longer periods of time. Allowing muscle to rest passively, students will sit deeper into the connective tissue of the body- cultivating more mobility & suppleness in the joints- as well as practice the observation of the mind.
CHAKRA BOWLS MEDITATION On the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The beautifully lit crystal bowls and the purity of their vibrations, combine to create a perfect atmosphere for meditation and energy balancing.
THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION WITH GINNY NULL The 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ginny does not teach during June, July or August. She will be back in September. Ginny Null leads us in her wonderful evenings of spirituality in the Native American tradition. Since Ginny is Spirit-led the evenings are always full of surprises.
WOMEN'S SACRED FIRE CEREMONY
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. Diane Winn, Brenda Statzer and others will lead us in an evening of chanting, drumming and sharing as women gather to support one another. This sacred fire for women is from the Cherokee tradition as taught by Momfeather Erickson. Momfeather has a Native American center in Mantlerock, Kentucky. The coming together of feminine energy and spiritual insights makes this a wonderful event. Wear a skirt.
YOGA WITH MARGARET FILCHAK
On Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga. Asanas/Poses are just one aspect of Yoga. Time will still be spent working with the poses, in addition, we will be looking at the meaning and application of the other Limbs of Yoga as described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras including the Yamas, Niyams, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana. Suggested Donation: $10.
TARA CIRCLE WITH MARY WOOD
On the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:20 p.m. This is a movement-based meditation practice based on a traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice developed by Prema Dasara under the direction of Lama Tenzin of the Maui Dharma Center. Tara is an enlightened being and female bodhisattva. This practice involves visualization of Tara, movement meditation on her 21 qualities and chanting her mantra(s). We typically follow the video of the short practice of the 21 qualities followed by the Tara Mantra Dace given to the Dances of Universal Peace.
THE PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHISM WITH KIRBY WHITACRE
The 2nd Tuesday of the month. Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. Kirby has been a practicing Buddhist for many years and has written a book called Buddhism: A Westerner's Compendium.
READING THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA
On the 4th Tuesday or Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Andrew Harvey once said that if he could take only one book to a deserted island "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" would be his choice. The book is written in dialogue form detailing the conversations Ramakrishna had with people that came to see him. It records his moods, his songs, his humor and gives one a sense of what it would be like to be in the presence of a Divine Incarnation. Using wonderful analogies, Ramakrishna discusses some of the most profound spiritual topics and his own spiritual experiences. We will stop often for discussion and sharing. I will have extra copies for everyone.
SUNDAY CIRCLE OF SILENCE On Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon. Do you feel stressed and unable to find time to just Be? Do you find it difficult to meditate at home with so many distractions? Come join us on Sunday mornings. According to the great mystic Meister Eckhart: "Wherever this Word (of God) is to be heard, it must occur in stillness and Silence. We cannot be of greater service to this Word than through stillness and silence. There we can hear and understand it correctly." Sermon 18. We will begin the hour with 20 minutes of silent meditation. We will then do a 5 minute silent walking meditation followed by another 20 minutes of silence. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The practice is done with a DVD and involves very basic movements. We have been using the Spring Forest QiGong method and we all find that it really does enhance your energy. There have been times when we all felt exhausted when we came and left feeling fine.