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- KIRTAN - DEVOTIONAL CHANTING
Our regular Kirtans are on Fridays at 7 p.m. The date of our next Kirtan is Friday,
March 21, 2014. Kirtan is one of the fastest-growing forms of sacred music in the world. The songs are sung in a response style and use a few simple names of God or phrases sung in Sanskrit or other sacred languages. These sacred languages which are based upon the ancient science of vibration, are uniquely able to create an atmosphere of rejuvenation, peace, and well-being. It is our hope that this will be a powerful transformative spiritual experience for everyone!! Check out our Sacred Waters Kirtan video and webpage.
- YOGA WITH KIM SELLERS
On Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Join Kim for the next 6-week session of Lunchtime Yoga.
This session will lead us into Spring and will meet March 5 - April 16 with no practice on March 19.
The focus will be on an active alignment-based Hatha practice with modifications appropriate for all levels & abilities.
Cost for the six weeks is $60, drop-in is $13.
- DREAM WORKSHOP WITH ALMA SPENCER
On Wednesday, March 26th at 7 p.m. The workshop will be a presentation about how and why dreams are important. Covered will be:
- How dreams help the unconscious to become conscious
- Recording your dreams
- Working with a partner
- Symbolic language because this is how dreams speak to us
- Examples of how dreams help
- Questions and answers
Alma has over 30 years experience working with dreams. She has presented Dream Seminars and worked with groups as well as helping individuals understand their dreams.
- SOUND AND COLOR WORKSHOP WITH DIAN BOOTH
March 28th - 31st starting at 9 a.m.
Sound and Color.
For Spiritual Growth.
In this workshop participants are taught the ancient breath system called Satipathana, in itself a form of Sound Healing. This is one of the Four-fold Paths of Meditation practiced by Buddhist monks.
Associations between the colours of the rainbow and specific sounds, as taught in India, Egypt and other ancient cultures, are introduced. The range of 7 colors is then extended to at least 13. By using their own voices, the many healing instruments from Ancient Cultures (which I supply), and a wide range of colored cloths and scarves, participants experience these in association with each other for self-healing, self-awareness and spiritual growth. The knowledge gained in the use of Sound and Color in several Ancient Cultures, forms a basis for moving into the world of healing as magic and accessing the 5th Dimension.
Participants are given the opportunity to bring home deeper understanding, increased inner knowing, and improved health through a greater capacity for self-healing. They will also bring home additional experience in facilitating healing in others. Many past students say "A life-changing experience".
This program is appropriate for all levels.
About Dian ~
Educational Qualifications B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Melbourne, Diploma in Violin Teaching. N.S.W. Conservatorium, Sydney.
Sound and Color workshops by Dian Booth were developed during the years 1980-1999.
During 14 of those years Dian studied intensively with the Zen/Tibetan Meditation Master, Roshi John Garrie, in UK. Through Roshi Garrie, Dian learned how to access to the 5th Dimension and became a trained Meditation Teacher.
Presenting various versions of Sound and Color workshops since 1999, Dian's Diploma Course is 16 days. Retreats have been held around the world, including Australia, the United States and Moscow. Other Spiritual Journeys offered by Dian are; "The Rainbow Serpent Journey" at Uluru (Ayer's Rock) and "The Jewel of the Nile" and The "Goddess Walk", Egypt.
In 2009 I visited Bruce Hardwick, a medicine man of the Ojibwe Tribe, in Rapid River, Upper Michigan. He bestowed an enormous honour on me by arranging a Fire Ceremony, for me alone. During this he told me that the Native American Elders had, for hundreds of years, spoken of the coming of a new form of healing at this time. He said, "We had no information about it, so we have always called it 'The Healing With No Name' " He then informed me, much to my total astonishment, that I was the person who had brought it!
Many of her graduate students are offering services in Hospitals, Community Care Centers, Massage Clinics, Birthing Centers, Hospices and Funeral Homes, making frequent use of the CDs.
PUBLISHED WORKS: She has been a professional violinist for over 50 years and have given many concerts for healing, and also recorded 6 CDs for meditation and healing, some with Carolyn Sykes, harpist from Los Angeles. I shall be giving some Healing Concerts in L.A. in April 2014, one at The Lyric Theatre. (She humbly adds that, at a performance in The Integratron, Joshua Tree in 2010, one audience member said “I couldn’t have heard better at Carnegie Hall”.
Note – This workshop is held Friday morning through Monday late afternoon.
Price is $600 per participant.
Direct inquiries and registrations to: Diane Winn, email@example.com or Dian Booth firstname.lastname@example.org .
- COMING HOME TO CHRIST AND MARY: AN EXPERIMENTAL EMERSION WITH KAREN AND BARRY SYNDER
Friday, April 4th, 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th, 10 - 5
Many of us have explored the world’s great sacred traditions for decades. Yet in all our seeking, we may have overlooked the radical blessing grace that is available to us through the Christ and Mary.
During our evening and day together, we will bask in the exalted presence and limitless love of the living Christ. We will experience the stark contrast of seeing ourselves through the eyes of the ego/mind and then witnessing who we really are through the eyes of the Christ.
This sacred time together will assist us all to release who and what we are not, so that we can live and love more fully as the lumimous, divine beings we truly are.
This sacred gathering will be devoted to establishing, deepening, and nourishing your relationship with the Living Christ, leaving behind religiosity and all previous ideas and images of the Christ and Mary. We will open to the Grace of direct, experiential communion with the living Christ, assisted by an eye-gazing transmission and going into the Stillness together.
Suggested contribution: $75 - $100. e-mail address: Barry Snyder
Barry Martin Snyder and Karen Anderson have served the Office of the Christ for three decades, assisting in the birthing of the Christ-conscious, divine human species. Their work focuses on realizing the True, Eternal Self -- the individualized aspect of God that is our essential nature. They also share three Transmissions of Grace that activate the three primary soul centers and contribute to a complete, balanced process of awakening.
Barry and Karen have written the Birthing the Luminous Self trilogy, which includes Soul Awakening, Agents of Grace, and We Are the Awakening Christ. The trilogy is in the Sacred Waters library and is available through Amazon.com For more about Barry and Karen's work, visit LUMINOUS SELF
- MEDIUMSHIP WITH JOHN RONCZ
Next Mediumship Night to be announced. 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. Cost: $20 for the evening. Purchase of the book is an extra $15.
- SACRED DANCE WITH JAMILA BLUE
Sunday, April 27th 2 - 3:30 p.m.
What is Sacred Dance?
Sacred Dance enables us to connect ecstatically for the purposes of worship, renewal, healing of old wounds, and exploration of the visionary and archetypal realms of the collective unconscious. This dance is a creative expression of the Sacred through body movement.
Sacred Dance is about letting go of our self-imposed restrictions. It is about setting aside our intellect and inhibitions. It is about being open to new ways of expressing our self in body, and exploring the world anew. This dance is not a structured dance that follows a certain form. It is not taught, but invited in a trusting and safe space. It is an invitation to explore our different rhythms, patterns and movements. It is an invitation to listen to our body, which now becomes the teacher. It is about finding your own dance from within.
Sacred dance is an invitation to push the envelope, to break free of personal boundaries, to co-create fantastic energetics on the floor with other dancers, to play again with the wild abandon of a child, to revel in spirit and the joy of life while moving to the sounds of world rhythms.
We all become co-creators of the energy on the dance floor. This union creates the sacred space. It is a place for a moving meditation that can take many forms. It can be deep, introspective inner work or high energy, extroverted dancing alone or with others.
Sacred Dance is perhaps the oldest spiritual practice on the planet. This dance is the abandonment of the intellect, forming a direct body-spirit connection experience.
OTHER WEEKLY AND MONTHLY PROGRAMS
- CHAKRA BOWLS MEDITATION
We will continue our chakra bowl 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. Love Donation.
- YOGA WITH MARGARET FILCHAK
There will no more Yoga on Thursday mornings until January 16th 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. We do not meet in May, June, July or August. 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 of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. we will read and discuss "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna". There will be no reading in December.
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 use a recording done by an Indian woman with almost no accent, stopping often for discussion and sharing. I will have copies of the first chapter 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 email@example.com.
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.
Contact us at 574-277-0034 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org