Highlighted & New Events

On Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. We are currently studying the Lotus Sutra,
Chapters 12 – 13.
ONGOING YOGA PRACTICE WITH PAT DOLE Next 8-week series on Wednesdays starts February 20th 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Asana practice that incorporates many other aspects of Yoga including pranayama, meditation, philosophy, and chanting. All levels, beginners welcome. ($64) or drop-in ($10)
MEDIUMSHIP NIGHT WITH JOHN RONCZ On Wednesday, May 15th at 7 p.m. We are very happy to have John returning for a night of Mediumship after a long absence.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. Bring family and friends. Love Donation. MEDITATION FOR PEACE WITH GEORGINE RESICK  Join us  in silence at our meditations for peace at Sacred Waters on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Meditation is followed by tea and lively discussions. This month we will focus on rejoicing in another’s happiness or success, as an antidote to jealousy.

Upcoming Events


May 25 & 27th from 10 am – 5 pm

Level 1 lays the groundwork, background on the tradition, beginning to sense energy, meditations to assist movement into sensory consciousness, learning about your  Reiki guides, the first attunement to the power symbol, learning the basic hand positions,  with a partner.

Level 2 builds on Level 1. Knowledge of the first 3 symbols, additional meditations and techniques, the second attunement now to 3 symbols, sending Reiki long-distance, self-treatment, proxy healing and practicing with a partner using the new symbols and techniques.

Cost for Level 1 or 2 is $150 including workbood,

Register: in person with Kim, or by mailing payment to Sagewater Yoga LLC at PO Box 942, South Bend, IN 46624. Or pay online at http://www.yogaforyourlife.org/pay-deposit.
Details on how to prepare and what to bring will be sent before we
meet, so please register at least two weeks before class meets, and
include an email address.

 On Saturday, June 1st at 2 p.m.

A peace pole was planted at Sacred Waters with eight languages making the statement LET PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH.  The Peace Pole Project was started in Japan by Masahisa Goi, who dedicated his life to spreading this message.  Mr. Goi was greatly affected by the destruction caused by World War II and the atomic bombs which fell on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The Project was first launched in the United States in 1986.  This is a key theme of Sacred Waters mission.


Sunday, June 2nd, 2 – 5 p.m.

  • The Lord’s Prayer and Beatitudes in the language of Jesus.
  • Nuances of meaning from the Biblical texts.
  • Practical application of teachings.
  • Open Q & A.
  • A brief exercise on Forgiveness will accompany the Aramaic discussion from the Lord’s prayer.
  • Time permitting we may also briefly discuss the Tree of Life from Lurianic Kabbalah and the Zohar.
Dr. DeFrancisco has studied extensively with Dr. Rocco Errico, a protege of the late Dr. George Lamsa translator of the Aramaic Peshitta Bible. Hosted by Aramaic Bible Perspectives and Spirituality and Sacred Waters Spiritual Center
Participants in this seminar will gain a better understanding of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus  in their original context.

Love Donation

On Saturday, June 8th
9AM – 12 noon & 1 – 4PM EST.

  This is a day-long seminar/workshop  devoted to exploring approaches to work with dreams that may be useful for clinicians and spiritual directors as well as interested laypersons.
Consciously or unconsciously, everyone knows that contemporary culture is manic where speed is king. One of the casualties of the pace at which we live is an understanding of the role of the dream in the ecology and psychology of the self. Even less do we have knowledge of how to make use of a dream for psychological and/or spiritual purposes. C.G. Jung, speaking of the importance of dreams,  says: “If you are not interested in your own fate, the unconscious is.” (C.G. Jung Speaking, P. 359)  Jung is getting at what is called the compensatory function of dreams and dreaming. In terms of neuroscience and psychology, the dream will do some of its compensatory work whether or not one consciously pays attention but, as the Talmud indicates, “An uninterpreted dream is like an unopened letter.” In this seminar/workshop we would like to reflect upon what happens when one opens the letters.
With the assistance of Tom Kapacinskas as presenter/conductor, this introduction will afford participants the opportunity to review some of the basics of what is known about dreams from the scientific perspective and that of brain research, and also learn what is available from more than a century of the depth psychologies, principally psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, in the analytic practice setting.
Participants will learn about the object and subject levels of dreams, the technique of gathering associations, reflection and meditation on the archetypal/mythic dimension of dreams, and become acquainted with dream re-entry and enactment, and active imagination reverie.
A good portion of the seminar will be devoted to practicing with participants’ dreams.
Presenter/Conductor: Thomas J. Kapacinskas JD, NCPsyA is a past-professor of C.G. Jung’s psychology of religion in the U. of Notre Dame Department of Theology. A Zuerich-trained Jungian Analyst , he has been in private practice since 1972. Notably, he helped establish the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and the training programs of both the Chicago Institute and that of the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is a specialist in working with dreams and conducts a private practice of Jungian Analysis in South Bend.
Fee: $100

Recurring Events


On the first Tuesday from 7 – 9 p.m.
 For all those that have taken Michael’s Numerology class. This is a time to go a little deeper into aspects of your charts with the help of his new book, Ascension Numerology. This Tuesday we will continue reading the book.
On the second 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. 
Join us  in silence at our meditations for peace at Sacred Waters on the first Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. and the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Meditation is followed by tea and lively discussions.
On the first Wednesday 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 
On Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga.. with emphasis placed on flexibility…which is the key to aging safely and gracefully…suitable for all ages. This is a work at your own level class with modifications given for most poses. Suggested Donation: $10.
On the second 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 skirt but this is optional. 
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. 
Friday, April 19th, 2019 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
On the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. 
Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. We are currently studying the Lotus Sutra.
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.
On the fourth Sunday 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 continue reading Swami Vivekananda’s lectures on Raja Yoga – the path of meditation. 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 
On the 4th Tuesday 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.
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.
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.
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