Pasha Hogan |  The Joy of Creative Discovery
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Pasha Hogan | The Joy of Creative Discovery

For fifteen years, the benefits of Pasha Hogan's Creative Discovery(TM) workshops have been extolled by attendees--all kinds of people, with all kinds of challenges and dreams, going through life transitions and seeking a greater purpose and meaning. Most declared they were not creative, only to marvel at what was inside of them, just waiting for a chance to be expressed.

Designed to help adults manage the uncertainties of life and move forward, this book sets the stage to explore the timeless questions: Who am I? and Why am I here? with an enthusiastic attitude of childlike curiosity and wonder, instead of fear and overwhelm. The reader is guided and supported on this journey with practices the author has used and perfected in her much loved Creative Discovery workshops.

The practices draw on ancient and contemporary wisdom from around the world, compiled into ten chapters containing real-life examples, inspirational quotes and poetry, probing questions, and enlightening myths. Each chapter engages the reader in activities, including writing prompts, art making, excursions in nature, stress-reduction techniques, and links to free guided meditations.

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Jamie Sams | Medicine Cards, 13 Original Clan Mothers
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Jamie Sams | Medicine Cards, 13 Original Clan Mothers

Get the chance to meet Jamie Sams, the author of the Medicine Cards, 13 Clan Mothers, and other classics! 

Medicine Cards:

Discover the tool that millions of people worldwide are using for guidance, inspiration, and help in finding answers to life's questions. now, revised and expanded to include eight additional cards, this unique and powerful divination system draws upon ancient wisdom and tradition to teach the healing medicine of animals. Medicine Cards and found its way into the hearts and hands of many, guiding the way to healing the body, emotions, mind, and spirit, and providing insight into and understand of one's unique purpose in life.

13 Original Clan Mothers:

Jamie Sams, a member of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge, brings us a powerful new method for honoring and incorporating native feminine wisdom into our daily lives. Combining a rich oral tradition—passed on to her by two Kiowa Grandmothers, Cisi Laughing Crow and Berta Broken Bow—with the personal healing and guidance she has experienced through her female Elders, Sams created The 13 Original Clan Mothers. Each of the Clan Mothers reflects a particular teaching, relates to a cycle of the moon, and possesses special totems, talents, and gifts that can help each of us cultivate our own personal gifts and talents.

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Daniel Ladinsky | The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Daniel Ladinsky | The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master


More than any other Persian poeteven RumiHafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into wordsto make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.
I am
a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves
through

listen to this
music!

With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

 

Daniel Ladinsky is an acclaimed poet and translator of mystical poetry. His books include Darling, I Love You!, The Gift, The Purity of Desire, A Year with Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing, and The Subject Tonight is Love, as well as a collection of translations of poems by twelve mystics and saints, Love Poems from God.

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Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche | Why and How to Meditate
Jan
14
4:30 PM16:30

Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche | Why and How to Meditate

“Our conventional mind is the source of all good and bad experiences. Therefore, training the mind how to rest in peace within is key to the correct knowledge of meditation.”

Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche  is the founder and Spiritual Director of Yeru Bön Center (headquartered in Minneapolis, with a branch in Los Angeles); Shen Ten Ling Bön Centre in Vienna, Austria; Shen Chen Ling Bon Center in Minsk (Belarus); Sharza Ling Institute in Poland (with headquarters in Warsaw and a retreat center in Zhedoa, Poland); the Bön Shen Ling Center in Moscow; the Bön Shen Drup De Center in Kharkow, Ukraine; and Yeru Canada. Rinpoche is currently supervising a stupa construction project for world peace at the Kungdrol Ling Retreat Center in Thailand.

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Julia Cameron | Life Lessons: 125 Prayers and Meditations
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Julia Cameron | Life Lessons: 125 Prayers and Meditations


All too often we yearn for a more spiritual life but tell ourselves it's too difficult. But the smallest prayer is heard and answered. The simplest overture meets with a loving response. Each of the prayers in this book is a starting point. Taken collectively, they offer an approach to God that is powerful as well as simple. These prayers not only allow us to reach out to God, but they allow God to reach out to us.
     The book is called Life Lessons because each entry is a corrective to commonly held misconceptions of the divine. Like the postures assumed in hatha yoga, they stretch us gently. Through these prayers, we learn more of ourselves and the divine.

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Maia Duerr | Work That Matters
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Maia Duerr | Work That Matters

Create a career that is an expression of your life's core intention with a mindfulness-based journey to clarify your highest calling, create a vision for meaningful vocation, and enact practical steps to make that vision a vivid reality.

So many of us feel trapped in wage slavery and deadened to our true talents and life's purpose. Or we've wandered through dozens of jobs and are left feeling adrift and without meaning in our lives. Livelihood is a source of great suffering for way too many.

From disenchanted alfalfa sprout packer to bombastic Buddhist Chaplain, author, and longtime meditator, Maia Duerr wandered through dozens of jobs before she was able to examine the emotional, psychological, and cultural barriers to creating work that expressed her life's core intention, what she calls "liberation-based livelihood."

Work is one of the primary vehicles for expressing our deepest selves. In Work That Matters, Duerr takes readers through a careful and comprehensive process that can lead to new insights, breakthroughs, and positive reformulation of their careers. Mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool in the process of gaining new perspective.  This book gives you the tools to create joyful work that embodies love and compassion--for yourself, and for the whole world.

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Paul Selig | The Book of Truth
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Paul Selig | The Book of Truth

The channeled literature of Paul Selig--who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides--has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s.

Selig's previous trilogy of channeled wisdom--I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth--won a large following around the world for its depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. The first book of his new Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Mastery, likewise attained popularity and praise. Now, Selig continues the "Teachingsof Mastery" with the widely anticipated second volume in his new series: The Book of Truth
 

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John Lockley
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

John Lockley

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In 1990, during the beginning of the end of apartheid, a young white medic in the
South African army named John Lockley had a powerful dream. This dream,
which he describes as a “calling,” began his extraordinary odyssey beyond the
barriers of race, culture, and belief and into the world of the sangomas,
traditional priests and healers from South Africa.
As his dreams and intuition grew in strength, he felt an unquestionable need to
answer the age-old questions:

What am I?
Why do I eat every day?
What is my direction or purpose in life?

Follow John through the pages of LEOPARD WARRIOR (On Sale November 1;
Sounds True Paperback Original), as he shares his remarkable journey
navigating the deep racial and cultural divide to follow his calling of becoming a
sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and
Desmond Tutu. Along the way, John endures incredible illness and suffering, meets and studies with experienced spiritual teachers from a variety of lineages, and breaks cultural boundaries to awaken into the world of the shaman.

Through his story, John invites readers to explore “the way of the leopard,” a shamanic path for awakening our intuition and connection to the spirit of the world. Honest and moving, LEOPARD WARRIOR is a resonating memoir of an African lineage that encourages readers to reconnect to their ancestors, their dreams, their higher senses, and their purpose in life.

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Sharon Salzberg
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Sharon Salzberg

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You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world.

Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself.

Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved.

With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

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Annie Mattingley
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Annie Mattingley

This is a book about ordinary people―plumbers, artists and accountants, bakers and beauticians, teachers and lawyers―who have been able to receive communication from loved ones who have died. Included here are accounts from over 80 people across the country who have had contact with the dead through the diaphanous veil that separates them from the living.

The book begins with the story of Annie’s deceased daughter speaking to her in the early morning hours. The communication was so transformative that she began to share her experience. Much to her surprise, she discovered that after-death communication is much more common than is normally assumed, and she began to connect with other folks across the country who had similar experiences.

Each of the ten chapters is organized around a specific kind of after-death communication. Included here are chapters on dreams, verbatim conversations, and synchronicity through nature and various other physical manifestations, descriptions of the results of these occurrences, and advice on how to open up to after-death communication. This book inspires in the reader reassurance, courage, healing, and a sense of wonder.

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Christine Warren
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Christine Warren

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In this groundbreaking self-help book and spiritual guide, Christine Warren shares with us the core teachings and creative practices on life transitions that have made her national workshops life-changing events for thousands. Her book is a map through change, a companion on the trail of life transitions offering deep insights, wise words, and support. She shows us the way to travel from the challenges of our endings to joyful personal transformation and new vision.

Christine balances the grit of being human with the illumination of being a soul on a spiritual journey. We are handed her proven, step-by-step guide through her unique Four Phases of Change, with dynamic teachings, experiential practices, and extraordinary stories of people turning their painful endings into inspired new beginnings. Whether we are ending relationships, dreaming of career changes, or longing for a fuller, truer life, Christine is our seasoned, wise woman guide. She is there at every step of the journey with the perfect teaching, the reassuring word, the helpful homework, the just-right story, and the breakthrough practice to facilitate us forward into our new vision. Ultimately, she shows us how to make life a celebration of our humanity and our big Self, and every new chapter an expression of joy and soulful wonder.

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Javier Regueiro
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Javier Regueiro

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“San Pedro / Huachuma:Opening The Pathways Of The Heart” is an invitation to explore and reconnect with our inner landscapes with the help of San Pedro, also known in South America as Huachuma. San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) is a psychoactive cactus native of the Andes, but more importantly it’s an ancestral medicine that has been used for millennia for healing and ceremonial purposes. Our Western psychic and psychological make-up differs radically from that of Andean people, and our needs as modern people differ just as much from the needs of the ancestors and inhabitants of this land. This book intends to bridge such cultural gap in ways that honor the wealth of wisdom gathered through centuries of native studies and experimentation, and at the same time address our present day state of emotional disconnection and spiritual confusion, which are at the root of most physical, emotional, and mental diseases.

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Michael Gelb
Oct
7
3:30 PM15:30

Michael Gelb

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These days, it’s often easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling, entertaining book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the key to creating innovative ideas and solving our most intractable problems. In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing this essential rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers specific techniques and illustrates them with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. He guides us to cultivate the skills we all need to deepen our relationships, broaden our humanity, and transform our lives.

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