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As we head into the winter months, if it is snowing or the roads are bad, please check the answering machine to make sure the program has not been cancelled.

BUDDHISM WITH KIRBY WHITACRE
On Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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. This month we will focus on something called "somatic meditation".

PLAYING OF THE CHAKRA BOWLS WITH JEFF FISHER
On Wednesday 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 next meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7:00 - what better way to celebrate the winter solstice?

WOMEN'S SACRED FIRE CEREMONY WITH BRENDA STATZER AND DAINE WINN
Thursday 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. The coming together of feminine energy and spiritual insights makes this a wonderful event. Some of us honor the Cherokee tradition by wearing a skirit, but this is optional.

NO SUNDAY CIRCLE OF SILENCE DUE TO THE SHAMAN RETREAT

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WINTER SOLSTICE RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH KIM SELLERS
On Tuesday, December 28th from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

To ensure a spot please register early as this class filled last year. We honor this time of darkness, stillness, and reflection with Restorative poses, solstice stories, and the tradition of celebrating the return of the light to the dark, frozen world. This style of Yoga uses extra props, so bring what you have, especially blankets, so you will be warm and comfortable lying down on your mat. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

To register, mail payment to Sagewater Yoga LLC PO Box 942 South Bend, IN 46624; cost $30. Include your name, email, and a phone number.

TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASTROLOGY - FALL AND WINTER 2017-2018 WITH JUDITH ROBERT AND CAROL LLOYD

No class in December 2017

January 24, 2018- The Lunar Cycle Meaning in the Natal Chart with Carol Lloyd Before we had horoscopic astrology, people knew if a child was born under a new moon or a full moon and the particular moon phase at birth. This class would be looking at the moon cycle phases and its meaning in the natal chart; helping us to get in sync with the monthly ebb and flow of life. If you want to discuss your birth chart in class please submit your birth data to Carol at least 3 days prior to class at carolflloyd@yahoo.com

February 28, 2018 - Chiron in the Natal Chart with Judith Robert Chiron has been called the wounded healer and teacher of the healing arts. Where do you feel wounded? Where do you feel you can help others? This presentation will review the mythology of Chiron and the meaning of this wound in the natal chart. If you would like your chart discussed in class please email your birth data to Judith at judith1739@comcast.net

March 28, 2018 - The Goddess Asteroids in the Natal Chart with Judith Robert The first Asteroids to be placed in natal charts were Pallas, Juno, Vesta and Ceres. This presentation will review the mythology of these goddesses and the meaning of their placement in natal charts. If you would like your chart discussed in class please email your birth data to Judith at judith1739@comcast.net

Please RSVP for each class by email to respective teacher: judith1739@comcast.net or Carol at carolflloyd@yahoo.com Student charts are usually used as example during the class, so if you would like to share your chart during the class please send your birth data (date, time and place of birth) to the respective teacher at least three days before class.

Biographies:

Judith Robert received her diploma from Liz Greene's Centre for Psychological Astrology in London (2011), her diploma from the Jung Institute in Chicago (1995), and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston (1984). She has a consulting practice in Psychological Astrology in South Bend, IN. www.psyche-astrology.com

Carol Lloyd has been an astrologist since 1988 and has taught classes since 1992. Carol has studied various astrological systems, including Medieval, Western, Vedic, Babylonian, Cosmobiology, and Chinese Four Pillars. Horary astrology is one of her specialties as she enjoys using astrology to get answers to life's many questions.

Recurring Events

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THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION WITH GINNY NULL
On the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. 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.

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.

DREAMWORK GROUP WITH ALMA SPENCER
November 1st at 7 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. Love Donation

WOMEN'S SACRED FIRE
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. The coming together of feminine energy and spiritual insights makes this a wonderful event. Some of us honor the Cherokee tradition by wearing a skirit, but this is optional.

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.

POWER ANIMAL RETRIEVAL
To Be Announced

Become empowered by your personal power animals! We'll discuss their various roles as totems, teachers, messengers, and their place as guides in your life. Join us on a drum-assisted journey! We will be journeying for 25 minutes. Bring a blindfold and a small pillow (neither are required) to block out the physical and explore the non-physical shamanic worlds. We will be using a CD for the drumming. Discussion and sharing will be done by the group.

SACRED WATERS KIRTAN
Friday, December 8th at 7 p.m.

Kirtan is a listening and interactive sound healing experience. Using call and response chanting with easy, repetitive melodies and joyous danceable rhythms, the songs are sung in the ancient languages of world religions. They set free the chattering mind, deepen the breath, and create a state of calm, where the eternal love that lies in each heart can unfold and open. All ages and faith traditions welcome. Bring a cushion for floor sitting or sit in our chairs.

Love Donation. For more information see yogachant.org

THE PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHISM WITH KIRBY WHITACRE
On the 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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. This group does not meet during the summer months.

DRUM CIRCLE WITH CAROLYN KOEBEL AND JACQUEE DICKEY
TBA

Sacred Waters Kirtan drummers Carolyn Koebel and Jacquee Dickey will hold down the center as the circle weaves a rhythmic tapestry of drums, voices and movement. Pack up your percussion, bring your dancing feet and your singing voice. Invite your friends and come meet new ones. Oh, and those winter blahs? Bring them too, 'cause they're going down! No music experience necessary!

Children are welcome but must be supervised and shadowed by parents.

Bring a drum or we have a few extra drums at Sacred Waters

SOUND CIRCLE WITH KATHY KEASEY
On the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the Sound Circle group is to provide a gathering place where people can vocally express themselves in a non-judgmental, uninhibited way. Toning is the production of long, sustained pitches using vowel sounds and select words. Healing harmonics and overtones are created by the blending of vocal timbres and the volume of the sound created by the participants. Toning circles are going strong around the country and the world. Toning is ages old. Sound has been used in the past and is being used more and more as a vehicle for healing and general well-being. The power of toning backed by positive intention is beneficial not only to the participants but has far-reaching impact.

There is no religious affiliation and even though it may be termed a spiritual pursuit, it is by no means a solemn event. There can be some tremendously exuberant energy created. Each toning session is different according to the persons involved. You do not need to be a "singer." Everybody can benefit by letting the breath move through the vocal cords and listening to his/her own, unique sound. Even if you think you are tone deaf, you can feel safe to try toning in a circle of sound, adding to the group sound as you feel more and more comfortable. It's not about who can tone the loudest or longest. It's about being in the present moment with the healing power of sound.

Kathy Keasey has decades of experience with choirs, vocal coaching and accompanying. Her interest in the healing vibration of sound led her to create the first area Sound Circle while she was Music Director at Unity Church of Peace. Kathy has a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College, Master of Music from the University of Illinois, and a degree from IUSB as a licensed public school music teacher. She taught high school choirs in the area for 6 years and most recently accompanied the South Bend Chamber Singers, and directed their ad hoc Children's Choir. She is semi-retired, continuing her love of teaching piano and vocal coaching. Love Donation.

BYRON KATIE ADVANCED WORKSHOP WITH BECKY LINDSTROM
Next workshop to be announced.

Are you familiar with The Work of Byron Katie and interested in deepening your practice? Becky Lindstrom will be offering an advanced workshop on April 30th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.. In order to participate, please be sure that you've either taken a previous class on The Work or read one of Byron Katie's books, such as 'Loving What Is' or 'I Need Your Love - Is That True?'. Please respond to this email if you are interested in further information, or if you would like to register for this program.

Becky Lindstrom is a UC Davis-certified life coach and owner of Ever Present Coaching. Her journey to coaching began five years ago when she first developed panic attacks and anxiety. She ultimately learned how to use fear as a catalyst for personal growth and is now proud to serve as a compassionate, collaborative resource for those who choose to take the same journey. Her mission is to help people connect with their inner wisdom and cultivate a renewed passion for life. To learn more about her coaching philosophy and practice, visit her website at www.everpresentcoaching.com. She has attended a number of Byron Katie workshops and uses her techniques in working with clients. Her new book, Ever Present Gratitude: How to Use Fear & Anxiety as a Catalyst for Growth, will be self-published in the early summer of 2015.

LECTURES OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA WITH JERRY JANKIEWICZ
On Sunday November 26th at 2:30 p.m.

We welcome anyone who is interested in pursuing this study- you do not have to be a part of the original group. This month we will start a new topice in Swami Vivekananda's lectures. We will be reading his lectures on JanaYoga - the path of the mind.

Jerry Jankiewicz will be facilitating the group (with support of Indra) and if you have any questions feel free to contact him: e-mail larger@michiana.org or you could contact Joyce as well. Swamaji's writings are guaranteed to change your thinking processes and outlook on the world. Love Donation

READING THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA
In October 24th - 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 jhug@michiana.org.

QIGONG
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.