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December 2010

PEACE

Young Artists Globally CHALK4PEACE Finding Peace in India Serenity and Recovery Through Yoga


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his month we offer the stories of three courageous peacemakers. John Aaron created an international forum, CHALK4PEACE, to inspire the younger generation to promote global peace through artistic expression. Through yoga, Winifred Wilson teaches people recovering from substance abuse or other self-destructive behaviors to find the peace that comes from within. Liz Grover, spiritual activist, shares her personal journey to peace in India for the benefit of others.

In This Issue

CHALKSTAR: John Aaron and CHALK4PEACE - by Sharon Hall

Finding Peace in India - by Liz Grover Yoga Blue – Celebrating Recovery - by Tree Bernstein The Healthie Foodie - Sharon’s Special Chai Mindful Business Strategies - by Mark Jacobs The Whole Person Recommends

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These stories remind us as we face the pressures of this holiday season that we can meet the challenges consciously with an attitude of peace. Our business columnist, Mark Jacobs, sums it up beautifully in this month’s column. Be sure to read his comments and suggestions. In his words, “enter this sacred season with the Peace of allowing your authentic self to serve the world, the Peace of letting your heart experience fulfillment, the Peace that comes when you answer the call to be still. When we allow it, Love and Peace do lead the way, guiding us into every new possibility.” Shalom and best wishes from, The Whole Person Team

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THE DIVINE FEMININE MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR, taking place Jan. 2, 3-5 pm, at Ahiah Center in Pasadena (277 N. El Molino Ave.). A Channeling of the Divine Feminine with a performance by Tina Meeks. With all the changes occurring in the world and in your life, come be part of experiencing an uplifting message, direct to your heart. Info: www.lookforthelight.com. Send Love, 626/789-2978, info3@sendlove.net. BEGIN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT! Our sacred Burning Bowl Ceremony prepares the way for a new life of abundant good! January 2 at 11 am. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. GET CERTIFIED: BASIC DNA THETA HEALING SEMINAR will be presented Jan. 7-9, 9 am-6 pm, by Marina Rose’s School of DNA Theta Healing®. DNA Theta Healing is the most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time. Learn how to cultivate a Theta Brain Wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, chakra balancing, open psychic senses and how to ground your energy, remote viewing, body scanning, and DNA activation. CEU credits available. Info and registration: www.dnathetahealing.com, info@dnathetahealing.com, 310/358-2991. HIMALAYA SIDDHA YOGA & MEDITATION, Meet Divine Love and Deep Peace, the 2011 World Peace Tour in the U.S., featuring Mahayogi Pilot Baba and Yogmata Keiko Aikawa, in Los Angeles Jan. 29-30. A rare opportunity to participate in a day of lecture, teaching and meditative training with these Himalayan Siddha Masters. Events include: Jan. 29: Public Meeting “Darshan,” 10:30 am-12 noon, donation only; Intensive Workshop “Anugraha Kriya,” 1:30-5 pm. Jan. 30: Public Meeting “Darshan,” 10:30 am-12 noon, donation only; Intensive Workshop “Anugraha Diksha,” 1:305 pm. At the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. For details call 646/572-8630 (24 hours), or visit www.yogmata.org, www.pilotbaba.org. (See ad, inside front cover for more information.) THE SACRED SPACE, “Treasures from Heaven Available on Earth,” offers periodic lectures in an intimate setting on the property of their beachfront retail mecca, filled with exotic landscaping, tea houses and Asian artifacts. Visit their website for upcoming events and request to be on their mailing list so as not to miss out on sold-out events. Located at 2594 Lillie Ave., Summerland 93067. Showrooms and gardens open everyday from 11 am-5 pm. Visit www. TheSacredSpace.com or call 805/565-5535. On Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/ Summerland-CA/The-SacredSpace/132300323492518. ADVANCE REGISTRATION: NEW CLEARSIGHT CLAIRVOYANT PROGRAM begins in February 2011. This program is an intensive voyage of self-discovery, self-empowerment and self-awareness, in which you learn to use your own life-force energy to create the life you want. Info: Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail.com.


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CHALKSTAR:

John Aaron and CHALK4PEACE by Sharon Hall

It’s coming to America first; the cradle of the best and of the worst. It’s here they got the range, and machinery for change and it’s here they got the spiritual thirst. Democracy, by Leonard Cohen

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people — as Aaron puts it, “young artists of all ages” — have participated since the project’s inception in 2005. By 2010 the project’s events have expanded to cover a global spectrum. As part of the annual Clown and Clown Festival, there was a UNICEF-sponsored project in Monte San Guisto, Italy; another took place in Capetown, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu spoke for an end to apartheid on the steps of St. George’s Cathedral, which hosted the 5th year of C4P. Santa Barbara’s prestigious Crane school invited young artists to chalk its pavement, accompanied by video and a song created by John Aaron for C4P; it can be found on Youtube. In Santa Monica, there was chalking at Every Picture Tells a Story and in Westminster, California Simon Kidgets club members and other young artists chalked the Mall. 2010 also marks the first year C4P is in the Dominican Republic. Earlier this year, C4P’s 5th anniversary was celebrated in the DC area with coordinated festivities all over Washington, Virginia and Maryland in conjunction with the International Day of Peace. This organization is definitely onto something good. I had the opportunity to sit down with John Aaron, CEO and founder of C4P, in Ojai where he presently lives. He’d recently returned from Italy where he’d been hired by UNICEF to organize a street art event.

A global artistic vision that promotes a cooperative and collaborative effort towards peace.

hat makes someone a hero? Is it the doctor saving lives in the ER, or a firefighter rescuing a child from a burning building? Does an artist’s vision for peace becoming a global phenomenon qualify? When I recently read about the release of Nobel Peace prizewinner and Buddhist activist, Aung San Suu Kyi I found myself wondering: could I stand up for peace in the face of war and violence the way she did? If it comes right down to it, I don’t know if I have the right stuff . When my government made the decision after 9/11/01 to attack Iraq, I felt a combined rush of anger, disbelief, and total impotence. As I watched millions of people around the world take to the streets in protest, I observed our administration ignore and even belittle the global outcry, and felt a sadness that nothing could dissipate. All I felt capable of was writing a few letters and donating to the Democratic Party. Renaissance artist John Aaron, who earned national recognition for his clay sculptures, was also frustrated. His solution — mounting a group exhibition of political art and artists at his gallery, The Museum of Modern Arf, in Arlington — took audacious courage. The pieces on display combined skill and technique with black humor, naming names at a time few ventured to criticize Bush’s war. After the exhibition, MOMA experienced a mysterious fire. The gallery recovered, and soon, an even more effective response to violence rose from the ashes. When John Aaron first crossed my radar, it was hard to believe this funny man (John has attended Patch Adams’ Gesundheit Institute, among other things) in his self-designed, multi-hued painted coat, was the creative genius behind a global peace and art organization. Could chalk drawings on sidewalks and streets really make a difference in the world? I visited the websites and browsed the photo galleries. Yes: apparently it can. The universality of the projects is striking. All kinds of folks, many of them children, are found deeply engrossed in creating personal visions of peace through chalk. I browsed the amazing photos from all over the world and became increasingly fascinated by the beauty of the work and quality of the images. Thousands of

WP: John, it’s very cool that you got to go with C4P to Italy. On your website, I noticed some beautiful photos that were taken of kids you spent time with. Can you tell me more about your trip, and about those kids? JA: We did C4P with around 600 children in the plaza in Monte San Guisto, Italy, as part of their annual Clown and Clown Festival. While I was there, I chanced to meet a group of people through “Taxi Milano 25,” and a woman named Caterina Bellandi who works with kids undergoing chemotherapy. She also works with clown doctors who entertain the kids and bring joy to their lives as they go through these procedures. I ended up making friends with some of the children, and spending time with them in Florence as well. I attended a number of functions, and got to know their families. All countries could learn something from Italy. The medical professions there really embrace the concepts of laughter and clowning as therapeutic. Here we know of Patch Adams...but in Italy, there are whole medical and pediatric programs that focus on this aspect of bringing joy to kids to make them happier and more relaxed while going through these procedures. Italy was a phenom(continued on page 52)


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Finding Peace in India by Liz Grover

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y name is Liz Grover. I am a world traveler and seeker of holy and soul-stirring moments. I have been overpowered by unexplainable feelings of ecstasy and peace in the presence of spiritual masters many times during the course of my global jaunts, from Oregon to Nepal with many stops in between. In January of 2009, I deepened my exploration for inner peace when I attended the teachings of the Karmapa, the supreme leader of one of the major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The teachings were at the ancient Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India where the Buddha found enlightenment. King Ashoka commissioned the towering stone temple in the 3rd century B.C. in honor of this most auspicious event. It was a unique and authentic experience with few western tourists about. I spent five days in wafting clouds of incense, observing thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns from five to 80 years old, dressed in fiery orange and saffron robes. They meditated and chanted in Sanskrit all hours of the day.

His holiness the Karmapa led meditations. He spoke about compassion, living in the moment, the real life application of the four noble truths, as well as shared beautiful stories from the life of the Buddha. Tibetan refugees were everywhere, making prostrations to the Karmapa, often times with turquoise jewels embedded in their hair and sandal wood prayer beads rolling in their hand. As with the pilgrims at Mecca, thousands of them continuously circled the temple in a clockwise path. They were entranced in mantras like “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha” and “Om Mani Padmi Hum,” meaning the jewel that lies within the heart of the lotus or spiritual transformation. There was subtle electricity in the air. I could feel it on my skin. The power of this scene moved me to tears and my body felt light. A deep sense of joy penetrated my every cell. Very few thoughts floated in my head during those days, and I don’t know why. I guess this is what happens when surrounded by a sea of people engaged in intense prayer.

If peace were a location, it would be Bodh Gaya.


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Cambodia, Tibet, and many countries in between came to receive the Karmapa’s teachings. RIGHT: An offering to the Buddha, hand sculpted from yak butter and dyes made from crushed Himalayan stones. BELOW: I communicated about the power of the Karmapa’s teachings with a monk who made pilgrimage from Darjeeling. We didn’t speak the same verbal language, but we spoke with our hearts and facial expressions.

I rested in lotus position at the foot of the bodhi tree where the Buddha once sat. I closed my eyes and prayed. When I opened my eyes, a leaf floated into my lap. It was like the silent living tree knew that I would open my eyes just in that moment. I interpreted it as a message of peace and enlightenment. The scene was a mystic dream and what I hope for Shangri La to be. If peace were a location, it would be Bodh Gaya.

The Journey to Peace I’ve read similar accounts of spiritual tourists who went to India to seek their guru or to attend a meditation retreat. Their feelings of euphoria echo mine, and yet it almost sounds too perfect for me to believe. Now that I have experienced India, I know their stories have left something out. I witnessed complete chaos during my journey to see the Karmapa, and I need to share this too. Peace is not just about high and ethereal moments. It’s also about the shadows that we walk through to get there. Think about it; how can peace be recognized if you have never experienced anything else? The back-story began when I landed in Delhi. The second I

walked into the airport to collect my luggage, the smell of burning plastic filled my nose. Minutes later, I felt an itching burning sensation in the back of my throat that didn’t disappear until I left Delhi days later. I waited at the Delhi station to catch my train to Bodh Gaya. I sat down at a little café where I ordered some toast and eggs, because I wanted the comfort of something familiar in the exotic land of curry and rice. As I sat there, a barefoot child approached me in tattered clothing with messy hair and big sad eyes. She begged for money, but I refused to give it to her because I had seen the movie Slumdog Millionaire a month before. The film told the story of how many of these begging children are enslaved and forced to collect money for dark-hearted and greedy adults. These adults don’t use the money to provide these children with what they need. I offered the girl my toast instead of money. She wouldn’t take it at first, but I was persistent. Like a beaten and cowering dog, she looked to make sure that no one was watching. She scarfed down the toast in seconds. The train departed. I thought leaving the city would mean cleaner air, but it kept getting browner. I wasn’t sure if the sun was going down or if the pollution was growing thicker. I felt suffocated and scared of the unknowns that I would face during this elevenhour train ride. As the train chugged on, women washed their clothes and dishes in the dirty water of a ditch. Children were with them, playing in the filthy water. Garbage covered the ground as far as I could see. People were physically suffering from the effects of poverty and hunger, but I will spare you the imagery. It still makes me cry to even think about it. This was hell on earth and I was horrified for the people who lived there. The bathroom on the train was a joke. The toilet was just a hole in the floor, and I could clearly see the train tracks through the hole. (continued (continuedon onpage page51))


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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING with Mary Kay West in the Santa Ynez Valley. Preregister for this 9-month Yoga Alliance Registered program beginning Jan. 7, 2011. Graduates receive 200-hour certification with Yoga Alliance. Open to those who intend to teach as well as those who want to deepen their personal practice. Immerse yourself in this training that upholds the highest standards of yoga training; in-depth study of posture, breath, philosophy, anatomy, and basic Sanskrit. Details and registration: www.pureheartyoga.net, 805/3505047. PREREGISTER FOR SELACIA’S “HEALTHY MIND HEALTHY BODY” Co-Opportunity seminar, on Dec. 13, 7 pm, Santa Monica. Meet Selacia and experience her healing work with The Council of 12. Discover specific steps you can take right now to be healthier and happier. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. Info: 310/915-2884, email Selacia@Selacia.com. Register: www.Selacia.com (Free Seminar Signup). AN AFTERNOON WITH KRYON AND LEE CARROLL, on January 8, 12-5:30 pm. For details contact: Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. SAVE THE DATE! HOLIDAY CRYSTAL TRUNK SHOW, Dec. 11, 12-4 pm. Gorgeous, powerful crystals available just in time for the holiday season. The first 20 attendees will receive a $10 Imagine Center gift card valid from 12/1212/31. Free admission. For details contact: The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana

91356. 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST, $1995. 10-day Intensive and Weekend classes start in January. This is the official NGH 100 hour curriculum course. Upon completion you will be able to practice as a hypnotherapist! Lotustar: Healing As Above and So Below, 323/632-0947, www.lotustar.net, email lotustarr@hotmail.com. SOUND HEALING WEEKEND INTENSIVE workshop with Wayne Perry, Sound Healer, Toning Channel and host of radio and TV’s Heart Touch Show. Jan. 15-16, 10 am-7 pm both days. Holiday Discount Extension: Only $275 with this ad if registered by Dec. 25; $375 thereafter if not sold out. Sound Therapy Center, 618 N Orlando #6, West Hollywood/LA 90048, 323/655-7781 for info and registration; or visit www.wayneperry.com. ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT, a 4-day residential retreat with Swami Premodaya, Jan. 20-24, 2011. Let Swami Premodaya guide you directly into the heart of the sacred. Held at a luxurious mountain lodge in Idyllwild, CA. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter. net. A LIFETIME OF WOMEN’S HEALTH USING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, featuring Dr. Dan Purser, MD. To be held Sat., March 12, 8 am-5 pm, at UCLA’s De Neve Plaza. Includes: Real Solutions for the Top 7 Female Health Concerns (Dr. Dan Purser, MD); Spinal Care for Women (Gary Strauss, MS, RPP, PWE); Fertility & Pre/Post Natal Care (Sabrina Roberson, CMT, CD, PES). 6 NCBTMB CE

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hours offered, $30 early-bird discount until Feb. 1. For info and to register visit www.lifetimeofwomenshealth.com. VIBRATIONAL HEALING INTRODUCTORY EVENING, introduction to toning, sound therapy and vibrational healing. Demonstrations, Q&A, healing circle and toning group. Presented by Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer and host of TV’s Heart Touch show. On January 13, 7-9 pm, $5 donation, must RSVP in advance. New location: 522 N. Sweetzer #3, LA 90048. Info & registration: The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry.com. TREATING TMJ DISORDERS WITH CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY. Jan. 30, 9 am-6 pm. Blending hands-on practice, lecture and demos, workshop explores the in-depth anatomy and treatment of TMJ disorders using CranioSacral Therapy. Prerequisite: Some training in CST. $150 (using code WPC). Karen Axelrod, BA, CST, Los Angeles. Info: 310/376-0113, email karen.axelrod@gmail.com, www.karenaxelrod.com. LIGHT AND RENEWAL RETREAT, Thurs. Dec. 30 through Sun. Jan. 2, 2011. Project a positive New Year. Awaken to the divine light and presence within you. For details and registration: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline. org. PREREGISTER FOR SELACIA’S SEMINAR on Dec. 11, “Finding Joy During Chaos,” 7:30 pm. At the Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose, West Hollywood 90069. Discover how to find


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inifred Wilson, yoga practitioner and originator of Yoga Blue, seems taller than she really is. At a recent Saturday class at Lulu Bandha’s in Ojai, Wilson folds into a standing head-to-knee pose with fluid grace. The class follows her lead. When she asks the class to balance on one leg in tree pose, she demonstrates the posture and seems to grow even taller as she encourages the class to breathe. Her students wobble into their own versions of tree pose cheered on by her soft, clear instructions. Wilson’s example makes the posture seem not only possible, but a natural extension of one’s self. We all grow taller. Five years ago, Winifred Wilson was in a very different place. She had a fast-paced career at a high-end art gallery and an unquenchable thirst for alcohol. “I realized I had a problem when I thought more about the wine I was going to have with lunch than who I was having lunch with.” Her road to recovery began with yoga. She became a certified teacher, then, in 2009, she created Yoga Blue to “teach yoga in recovery.” “Yoga Blue is dedicated to love,” Wilson asserts in her promotional brochure. “It is not about fixing addicts, but simply about being present for those afflicted so they may find the antidote for themselves, from within.” Yoga Blue is a non-profit 501C3 outreach organization dedicated to teaching those recovering from substance abuse or other self-destructive behaviors. Under Yoga Blue, yoga classes are provided to at-risk and under-served populations in the Ventura County and Santa Barbara County areas. She teaches classes regularly at the Prototypes Women’s Center in Oxnard. Wilson advocates yoga as a complement to traditional treatment modalities in the field of addictive disorders. “We believe the regular practice of yoga postures, pranayama breathing, mantra chanting, and meditation can aid recovery from addiction.” The program recently caught the eye of rocker Michael Bolton and his charitable organization when his group offered Yoga Blue a percentage of the proceeds from The First Annual Michael Bolton and Dave Mason Benefit Concert & Celebrity Golf Classic at the Ojai Valley Inn last September. As a non-profit, Yoga Blue is always grateful to donors. Guest teachers may teach a class, or fund-raising

classes may be offered by studios as another way the community can get involved with Yoga Blue. Individuals can volunteer to be a guest teacher, either at an event or virtually on the website. “We love Ambassadors! Refer us to a facility in need, and we can set-up classes there.” Even a donation of a yoga mat — new or used — will be put to good use. Yoga Blue believes that yoga is not only a tool for self-discovery and recovery from addiction, but also that teaching yoga has potential to be a channel on this path. A scholarship program is offered for committed students to further their education by attending a Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training and Certification program. The disease of addiction creates a downward spiral of destruction; recovery does the opposite. It is Yoga Blue’s hope that those who feel called to teach will indeed become teachers, and pass on the healing power of yoga. The next scholarship will be awarded in May 2011. The postmark deadline to be considered for this scholarship is April 15, 2011. A typical class consists of sitting practice, breathing, floor postures, standing asanas, rest and savasana. Winifred Wilson’s soothing voice brings her class to a short sitting meditation near the end of class. “Yogic tools enrich and support the process of healing, and allow practitioners to cultivate, refine and ultimately celebrate one’s highest potential. We all have the potential for limitless joy, unfailing love, unshakeable wholeness. It takes great courage to recognize and abandon limitations holding us back from becoming our true selves.” Looking around at the serene faces in the room at Lulu Bandha’s, one can sense that love and potential. “Everyday something magic happens,” says Wilson. Then, she exhales.

We all have the potential for limitless joy, unfailing love, unshakeable wholeness.

For more information about Yoga Blue, visit the website at yogablue.org or contact Winifred Wilson: phone 805-272-5932; email: info@ yogablue.org. Tree Bernstein designs and edits books for her own TreeHouse Press (treepress.com). In addition to freelance journalism, Bernstein is a Poet Teacher for California Poets in the Schools (CPITS), leading poetry and creative writing workshops at K-12 schools in the state.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1 SCV LAW OF ATTRACTION, 7-9 pm, $5. Exploring one of the most important parts of the Law of Attraction, we will be viewing and discussion the movie “The Shift” by Dr. Wayne Dyer, which explores the spiritual journey to find the purpose that is our unique contribution to the world. An interactive evening with members sharing experiences. If you have specific questions or suggestions related to this topic, please let us know ahead. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com.

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL THIS MONTH: 20% off all Diagnostic Voice Analysis and all CDs by Wayne Perry until Christmas. For details contact: Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer, The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, West Hollywood. 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry.com. PROSPERITY CLUB, 7:30 pm, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. GO PINK! GET BREAST THERMOGRAPHY, Early Screening for Breast Cancer. $50 off this month. Where mammography looks for structure such as a lump, thermography looks for the body’s physiological responses to cancer cells. These changes can often occur 8-10 years before the cells are large enough to be seen by a mammogram. No radiation or contact with the body. Early detection saves lives! 323/660-1200, www.gopinkpreventcancer. com. INTUITIVE COMMUNICATION NIGHTS, Wed. & Thurs. evenings, 7:30-9 pm. 1-1/4 hour Intuitive Communication. Please RSVP. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/6402211, www.true-insight.com. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: GIVE THE GIFTS OF TRUTH, BEAUTY & GOODNESS. Invest locally, free yourself from the chains. Visit Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 93101, 805/564-3573, www.paradise-found. net. FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Partici-

pants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. I AM: THE POWER OF DISCOVERING WHO YOU REALLY ARE, author Howard Falco discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.TheBookIAm.com. His book exposes the intent behind all human action and inaction, joy and suffering, and reveals a way each of us can become more conscious and in control of the day-to-day creation of our lives. Falco is a spiritual teacher specializing in the power of the mind as it relates to the creation of reality. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. TEACHINGS FROM THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ISIS, RA & OSIROUS, class, 7 pm. Everyone receives a Kumara mini healing to feel the profound, powerful energy. Everyone has different spiritual experiences according to his or her spiritual advancement. Appts available 10 am-5 pm for initiations, healings, attunements. Call about our special Holiday prices. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill Pinckard, Kumara Master, 818/831-6534. LAW OF ATTRACTION IN ACTION, join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A simple 2-part practice of Qi Gong with a guided meditation focused on your specific concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for the full hour or either halfhour. Wed. & Fri. mornings, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. SPECIAL THIS MONTH: $1200 OFF INVISALIGN CLEAR BRACES, the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. Call for a free consultation. Ray D. Partovy, DDS & Associates. Two locations: Marina del Rey, 310/8223833, and Tarzana, 818/774-2121. www. makingusmile.com. ACHIEVE SACRED BALANCE by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, 5 miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 2 HEALTH & HAPPINESS GUIDED MEDITATION, led by Denise Richardson from the Art of Living Institute. What keeps us from being the best we can be? Is your mind always thinking about


15 the past or are you worried about the future? Just be in the present moment…not always an easy place to visit, is it? Come experience this moment through breathing and guided meditation. $5. For details contact: Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. IPSB OPEN HOUSE—FREE TO THE PUBLIC, at LA’s most innovative body therapy school, come meet the staff, see a demonstration and learn about opportunities in the field of bodywork. Starts 7:30 pm sharp. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif. org. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch. org. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/998-7253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. CONTINUING ASTROLOGY, this class is for those who have a good understanding of the basics of astrology (not for beginners). Topics include progressions, transits, eclipses, return charts, and retrograde cycles. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitated by Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

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WHAT IS LOTUSTAR? The lotus flower grows with its roots deep in earthly mud & its blossoms grow upward towards the sky with the petals opening at dawn to receive our star, our sun. The lotus is my totem flower, always reminding me to rise from the mud & reach for the stars fulfilling the sacred work of our soul; healing as above & so below.

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EVOLUTION? Video seminar presentation with John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), 7:30-9:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. KALANGI YOGA INTRO WORKSHOP, 12-6 pm. Be initiated into the ancient lineage of Siddhars, learn advanced yogic techniques and practice your own daily yoga. Through a simple hatha yoga sequence with powerful and potent awakenings, transform your daily realities. Includes a fire puja ritual to cleanse the karmic past, initiation of Siddhar mantras, Kalangi Yoga practice, and more. $207. Info: 310/451-7377, email vasini@nandhi.com, www. nandhi.com/events.htm. REIKI HEALING NIGHT, Glendale (La Crescenta), 6:30-9:30 pm. Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening (weekend class follows). $20 suggested donation, please call to confirm. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery. com, www.ReikiMastery.com. Held at Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214. A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, with Jude Unegbu, healing sessions available 11 am-4 pm. 15 minutes/suggested donation from $20; 45 minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree.

com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. He also teaches the Spiritual Healing technique and offers Spiritual Healing at hospitals and in his private practice. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. YUEN ENERGY HEALING & MANIFESTING WITH ANGELS: A Guided Healing Workshop, with Coach Elena and Anna Jacobs, 7:30-9:30 pm, $30. Info: 424/253-6310, 323/570-2095, www.EYuenMethod.com. The Yuen Method embraces the energetic healing work from the 5,000 year-old Shaolin Temple and can eliminate pain, provide energetic balancing, remove blockages, and more. Also, receive guided meditations with the Angels to magnetize the life you desire. Both of these life-transforming healing modalities bring expansion and change. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call

Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 4 REIKI 1 & 2 CLASS, Dec. 4-5. Amazingly powerful, easily learned energy healing. Promotes relaxation and healing in oneself and others, including across distances. Experimental, casual atmosphere. 9:15 am-7 pm (1 pm lunch), $350. Register on website. Nursing and NCBTMB CEs. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/9633533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. At Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214 (near Glendale). OPEN MEDITATION, 3-4 pm, $10/session. Discover your natural ability to release emotional and physical tension, restore your vitality, and find the calm and clarity you need. A comfortable, supportive and “light” setting in which to learn meditation. Facilitated by Rob Brookler. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

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Swami Premodaya. Bring your spiritual questions, life problems and thorny addictions, and get real answers. By donation. At Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. YUEN METHOD: INTRO & LEVEL ONE, Dec. 4-5. Learn how to relieve pain on the spot! Free yourself and others from pain caused by Life issues: physical, mental, emotional, relationship, finance, career, future. Intro Dec. 4, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Level One Dec. 4-5, 8:30 am-5 pm. Call for location in WLA, 90066. (See listing Dec. 19 for monthly demo.) Peggy Fisher, Certified Yuen Method Practitioner and Instructor, 310/822-3714. ESSENTIAL OILS–NATURAL HEALING, with Rev. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am. Love offering. For more info contact: Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. ZENPROV is a unique creative movement class combining the study of several acting disciplines, including improv, mime, clowning and mask work in order to deeply explore spiritual principles. Experience more Presence and deeply feel how to be more in the Now. Newbies to advanced all welcome. With John Medeiros who has extensive training in movement and martial arts, and a leading member of the Ventura Improv. 2-4 pm, at Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. MORE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, a healing “playshop,” 2-5 pm, $25 (free for 1st-time attendees). Enter a heavenly nurturing vortex of healing energy, experienced through Universal teachings, inspirational music and meditation, where Divine Source is the teacher, not the facilitator. Proceeds benefit SQ Foundation. For more info visit www.SQ-Wellness.com. Preregistration requested. Facilitated by Mary Jo Kuehne, 805/796-8014. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. FREE PSYCHIC READINGS FOR ANIMALS with Karen Gonzales, 11 am-2 pm, free. At the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walk-ups also welcome. Info & appts: 818/486-4737, www. BeyondThisWorld.com. What is your pet thinking? Find out with medium and pet psychic Karen Gonzales. She enjoys sharing messages from Spirit that provide a deeper understanding of the conscious mind of animals. She can also read for pets who have passed away. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Holly-

wood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. PUDDLE MOON, author Mari Gayatri Stein discusses and signs her book, 3 pm. Info: www. PuddleMoonTheBook.com. Puddle Moon is a storybook for all ages by the author and artist of the Buddhist-inspired “Dharmatoons.” It celebrates the beauty of our childlike nature and reminds us to see the world through innocent eyes. Includes an introduction by Astronaut David Scott, the first person to drive on the moon; he will be in attendance at this event (but will not be signing books). Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. EMBRACING OUR HUMANITY: Reclaiming Empowerment, workshop with Linda P. Brown, 7:30-9:30 pm, $40. Info: 909/621-2816, www. LindaPBrown.net. By request, Linda is repeating her 2009 December workshop. Those who attended said this workshop was transformative. Empowerment is a feeling, not a thought. Only when our inner world changes can we be truly free to change patterns that keep us stuck and unable to feel empowered. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. OUR STAR WISDOM HUMANITY, workshop with Roger Weir, 10 am-12 noon, $30, DVDs $20, CDs $10 (special complete 52-set pricing, internet live feed fee). Info: 310/278-9668. This year-long course of 52 lectures has 4 segments corresponding to the seasons. Each segment presents a pair of phases; together the set of 4 pairs or 8 phases constitute a traditional form of wisdom. From the Noble 8-fold of Buddha to the Eightfold way of Murray GellMann and Yuman Ne’eman, and much more. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/918-4700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/2803112 for details.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5 THE LAST NEW MOON OF 2010, and there is still time to order the LUNA DVD for a holiday gift giving surprise. www.jasonartworks.com. THE LIGHT OF HANUKKAH with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. IS JESUS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON? Discover a new reality about Jesus’ mission on


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Earth and the teachings he brought, now updated in the Unarius library. Visit or watch the class streamed live on the web from 7-9 pm. Unarius Academy of Science, 145 S. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, 800/475-7062, www.unarius. org. SPECIAL HEALING & PROTECTION TECHNIQUES: To Help You Survive the Coming Earth Changes, workshop with Jude Unegbu, 10:30-5:30 pm, $350 (advance payment requested). Info & registration: 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree.com, www.JudeTheHealer.com. He will share specialized healing techniques gathered from over 16 years of experience as a Spiritual Healer, including how he works with specific conditions such as migraines, depression, tumors, ADD, blood pathogenic diseases such as HPV, etc. Learn about the power of The Twelve Blessings and begin to heal and move beyond negative influences in your life. Call about class prerequisites. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FREE HEALINGS FOR ANIMALS, by Lori Spagna, 1-3 pm, at the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walk-ups also welcome. Info and appts: 866/388-5115 or www.EfilsGod.com. Lori is founder of Efil’s God Spirit and Efil’s God. She is a professional intuitive, channeler, animal communicator, energy healer, motivational coach as well as a canine behavioral expert. Certified in Reiki, Theta Healing, EFT, Animal Communication and other healing techniques. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. HUXLEY ON HUXLEY, author Mary Ann Braubach discusses and signs the DVD, 7:30 pm. Info: www.HuxleyOnHuxley.com. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this DVD features interviews with luminaries such as John Densmore, Michael Murphy, Nick Nolte and Ram Das. It offers a compelling glimpse of Laura Huxley’s life with Aldous as well as revolutionary and provocative work that had a major influence on American and contemporary cultural history and key figures such as The Beatles, The Doors and Timothy Leary. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com.

CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Sunday classes are live streamed on the web. For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation with Rev. BJ Enright to experience the Living Presence of God, to raise consciousness and to prepare our Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry creates safe space and delivers spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with


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PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR SPIRITUAL PEOPLE “If you desire to know where your spiritual work lies, look to your emotional pain.” —Alan Cohen

SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Strengthen your relationship with God in a peaceful environment with music, inspiration, meditation and prayer, and deepen your spiritual practice. At Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org, email contactus@SunburstOnline. org.

MONDAY, DEC. 6 SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ-centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. REGISTRATION FOR 2011 CLASSES BEGINS. Plan your advanced and specialty bodywork classes for 2011. For scheduling and registration information, visit www.ipsb.com. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com. STOP SMOKING WITH HYPNOSIS, 7-9 pm, free. One of the most common reasons people seek hypnotherapy is to quit smoking. This class will help you understand how hypnosis can help you quit smoking by changing the subconscious motivations and automatic behaviors that underlie your smoking habit. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, call Romy at HMITarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis.edu. REGISTRATION DEADLINE TODAY: LIVING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE, taking place Dec. 9, 710 pm. Learn advanced techniques to express your true essence as a full expression of the God-light within you. $65, instructor Judy Nelson. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail. com. FEEL GOOD / LOOK GOOD, 6:30-9 pm. One session working these “magic” points helps alleviate stress and turmoil. Regular sessions can rejuvenate your face and skin. This gentle acupressure technique for inner and outer radiance can be applied while watching TV. This is gentle finger pressure, not acupuncture (no needles). $40/session, $8 materials fee payable to facilitator Wendy. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. GUIDED SHAMANIC & ALCHEMICAL JOURNEYS, MEDITATION, 7:30 pm, $15. The process of contacting Higher Self and Spirit Guides is key to living a life of daily ascension and walking the Mystic’s path. Our Alchemical Meditations are geared towards the seeker who wishes to transform and Manifest their desires. Michael Cardenas leads this one-hour all-sensory guided meditation. Limited seating, RSVP by calling or visiting link below. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd.., LA

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90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-heal-

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HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996.

A MOMENT WITH THE CRYSTAL BOWLS, 6:30-8 pm. Let Richard create a sacred space for you to abide in through sound, vibration and the music of the spheres with his masterful use of crystal bowls. $45 for private 30-minute sessions if pre-registered, $60 walk-in. Richard Dubuc, at Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for appt, Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 7 TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Today: Full moon meditation and moon-mail. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd,

626/795-6905,

www.churchof-

ECSTATIC KABBALAH: A Practice in Mystical Chanting, with Donna Ellen Diamond-Gelinas, 7-8:30 pm, $20. Learn easy and effective ancient mystical chanting based on Ecstatic Kabbalah by Rabbi David Cooper. Sessions focus on practicing simple chants that are useful to anyone with a sincere interest in spiritual growth and development. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. TUESDAY NIGHT WISDOM GROUP, explore specific tools designed to increase access to your own wisdom, study wisdom teachers of various ages and paths, listen to guest speakers and discuss how wisdom presents itself in our lives. Sponsored by WisdomQuest.com. 78:30 pm, $10/session. Facilitator: Patrick Murray. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. ROSEMARY THE CELTIC LADY: ‘Spirit Talk,’ Communication Beyond the Veil, workshop,


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presented by the American Association of Psychics & Healers, 7:30-9:30 pm, $25. Info: 818/736-5171, www.RosemaryTheCelticLady. com. This world-renowned psychic and medical intuitive from Glasgow, Scotland brings to you her gift of communication with the spirit world, at rapid-fire speed, with her show ‘Spirit Talk.’ Her mission is to teach other to heal themselves and how to communicate with their loved ones. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com.

MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837.

IRASH SATVA YOGA, open yourself up to receiving abundance and clearing and rejuvenating your mind and body. Using 26 postures with 26 musical elixirs, the 144 points of the mind and body are opened and cleansed of stagnant energy, allowing life to permeate and flow through it. 6:30-8:30 pm, $15, with Alana Katz Vardhan (www.alanalightwellness.com). At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH, 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: churchoftruth@sbcglobal.net, gary91103@sbcglobal.net, or call church office. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org.

FUN FREE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Take a carefree trip with group guided imagery. Enjoy a calm, peaceful journey through the winds of time with Peter Barrett, P.E., C.Ht. 7-9 pm every Tuesday at 4009 Park Ave., San Diego. For reservations and directions call Peter Barrett, 310/483-8012, email PaBarrett@juno.com. Visit www.HypnosisPeter.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD,

A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com.

BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu.

PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. BEAT THE HOLIDAY SUGAR BLUES, free teleseminar starts at 7 pm. Call in #: 213/2895065, Access Code 654-8815. Are you curious


24 how you can ward off unwanted pounds and keep your energy and immunity up this holiday season? Certified Nutritional Counselor and Holistic Health Coach, Tiare White, will show you how to beat your sugar addiction and get off the insidious sugar rollercoaster. For more information visit www.coachtiare.com, 818/934-1210. BEAR SPEAKS: The Story of 7 Sacred Lessons Learned from a Montana Grizzly, author Laura Carpini discusses and signs her book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.RedWheelWeiser.com. Her book is a fantastical teaching tale in the tradition of “The Celestine Prophecy.” A young woman goes camping in the Montana wilderness to “find herself”; once in the forest, she explores the natural world around her and encounters the trickster coyote, a wise old spider and an adventurous raven, all of whom have the ability to shapeshift and communicate with her. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. TEACHINGS FROM THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ISIS, RA & OSIROUS, class, 7 pm. Everyone receives a Kumara mini healing to feel the profound, powerful energy. Everyone has different spiritual experiences according to his or her spiritual advancement. Appointments also available 10 am-5 pm for initiations, healings, attunements. Call about our special Holiday prices. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill Pinckard, Kumara Master, 818/8316534. LAW OF ATTRACTION IN ACTION, join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A simple 2-part practice of Qi Gong with a guided meditation focused on your specific concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for the full hour or either halfhour. Wed. & Fri. mornings, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 9 THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black.

11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif. org. LIVING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE. Learn advanced techniques to express your true essence as a full expression of the God-light within you. 7-10 pm, $65, instructor Judy Nelson. (Registration deadline Dec. 6.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail.com. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. SOUND HEALING / SELF HEALING: Tune Your Body as an Instrument of Wellbeing, an experiential workshop presented by SoundShifting, 7:30-9:30 pm, $36. Info: 520/440-7820, www. SoundShifting.com. Suppose one sound, a sound anyone can make, could create optimum health in the whole body. Join Tryshe Dhevney, Master Practitioner, for this unique workshop where she teaches how one’s own voice can be used for self-healing. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch. org. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/998-7253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. CONTINUING ASTROLOGY, this class is for those who have a good understanding of the

basics of astrology (not for beginners). Topics include progressions, transits, eclipses, return charts, and retrograde cycles. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitated by Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 10 SHARING THIS HOLY NIGHT, with John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), a video seminar presentation. 7:30-9:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. This beautiful seminar was given on Christmas Eve. John-Roger shares about the loving and holy energy of Christmas. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/7374055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ONCOLOGY MASSAGE CLASS. One in 4 Californians receives a cancer diagnosis. Massage and bodywork therapies are increasingly being used for symptom control and to improve quality of life during cancer treatment and recovery. This course addresses the clinical and practical information bodyworkers need to be aware of to knowledgably provide clinically safe and effective touch for people in or with a history of cancer treatment. Prerequisite: Massage Technician Training. Two Fridays, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, $325. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com. REIKI HEALING NIGHT, Glendale (La Crescenta), 6:30-9:30 pm. Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening (weekend class follows). $20 suggested donation, please call to confirm. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery. com, www.ReikiMastery.com. Held at Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214. KALANGI YOGA INTRO WORKSHOP, 12-6 pm. Be initiated into the ancient lineage of Siddhars, learn advanced yogic techniques and practice your own daily yoga. Through a simple hatha yoga sequence with powerful and potent awakenings, transform your daily realities. Includes a fire puja ritual to cleanse the karmic past, initiation of Siddhar mantras, Kalangi Yoga practice, and more. $207. Info: 310/451-7377, email vasini@nandhi.com, www. nandhi.com/events.htm. THE ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES TO CREATE A FULFILLING LIFE: Reichian Therapy & Transactional Analysis, A Body/Mind Approach, with Bond Wright, MA, CRT, 7:30-9:30 pm, lecture, film, experiential self-actualization, $10. Info: 310/450-3396. This 4th generation


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Reichian therapist has counseled people to find their undiscovered Self and enable that Self to become whole and empowered, the birthright of every human. Two Reichian Therapy “intensives” will be given to volunteer workshop participants. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com.

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A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, with Jude Unegbu, healing sessions available 11 am-4 pm. 15 minutes/suggested donation from $20; 45 minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. He also teaches the Spiritual Healing technique and offers Spiritual Healing at hospitals and in his private practice. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com.

REIKI MASTERY CLASS, Dec. 11-13. Taught by Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/9633533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. At Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214 (near Glendale). Call for more information.

FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. www.lasantmat.com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11 LARISA STOW & SHAKTI TRIBE, 7:30 pm. Winner of Los Angeles Music Awards’ Singer/ Songwriter of the Year, Larisa is known for her thought-provoking, soul-searching lyrics and haunting melodies. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Temple of Light Spiritual Wellness Center, 23832 Rockfield Blvd., Suite 195, Lake Forest (in Orange County). Contact Kathleen Hutchinson, 949/340-7408, email khutch-

OSHO WORKSHOP, 11 am-6 pm. A full day celebrating and experiencing the life, teachings and contribution of the 20th century’s greatest spiritual master. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net.

FREE 15-MINUTE TELEPHONE PSYCHIC READING, 4th Generation American Psychic Medium, Michele Marz, will give you a free telephone reading: love, court cases, business, health, etc. 2-5 pm. Call Michele Marz, 323/851-4363. CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 pm. Experience the many facets of Christmas joy listening to our amazing choir and guest singers, under the direction of our award winning musical director, Dan Redfeld. An evening of joyful Holiday music. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. HOLIDAY CRYSTAL TRUNK SHOW, 12-4 pm. Gorgeous, powerful crystals available just in time for the holiday season. The first 20 attendees will receive a $10 Imagine Center gift card valid from 12/12-12/31. Free admission. For details contact: The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, or www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. HUMAN ENERGY SYSTEMS CLASS, a crosscultural view of energetic systems connected

to the physical body. Lecture and hands-on experience with Meridian theory, chakras, aura balancing, visualization, space clearing, and feng shui for personal and professional environments. Prerequisite: Massage Technician Training or equivalent. 2 Saturdays, 9:30 am-6 pm, $225 plus materials. Institute of PsychoStructural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www. ipsb.com. INTUITION & YOUR ADDICTION! 1:30-3:30 pm, everyone welcome. We will explore your addictions energetically and their effects on your physical and spiritual journey. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. OSHO BIRTHDAY BASH. Celebrate Osho’s 79th birthday! 7-10:30 pm. Dance Party: Fun! Friends! Food! Free! “Life is a celebration–celebrate everything!” –Osho. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. FINDING JOY DURING CHAOS, Selacia’s seminar, 7:30 pm. Attend this seminar to discover how to find joy amidst chaos. Find a new way to move through stressful times like the holidays and life transitions. Experience leading edge healing tools including essential oils and DNA healing. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. At Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose, W. Hollywood 90069. Preregistration requested online. Info: 310/915-2884. Register: www.Selacia.com (Free Seminar Signup). Email Selacia@Selacia.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. ZENPROV is a unique creative movement class combining the study of several acting disciplines, including improv, mime, clowning and mask work in order to deeply explore spiritual principles. Experience more Presence and


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deeply feel how to be more in the Now. Newbies to advanced all welcome. With John Medeiros who has extensive training in movement and martial arts, and a leading member of the Ventura Improv. 2-4 pm, at Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. AN AFTERNOON WITH JAMES VAN PRAAGH: A Benefit for Animals Abandoned Due to the Foreclosure Crisis (a Bodhi Tree off-site event), presented by Voice for the Animals, 1-4 pm (doors open 12 noon). Presentation and booksigning: Preferred seating $150, General seating $75. At Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills 90211. Info: 310/5811585, volunteer@vftafoundation.org. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/136083. Info: www.VFTAFoundation.org. Van Praagh is recognized as one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today, and co-executive producer of CBS’ “The Ghost Whisperer.” His spirit messages and meditations have brought solace and peace, changing the view of life and death for millions. Proceeds go towards food, shelter, medical expenses for abandoned animals as a result of the foreclosure crisis that have been rescued by Voice For The Animals. ANTI-AGING & LONGEVITY Life-Force Enhancement Program: Vital Energetic Balancing, demonstration and presentation by Mony Vital, PhD, 3-5 pm, free. Info: 888/225-7501, www.VitalBalancing.com. This program of advanced quantum physics technology has helped thousands receive balanced frequencies 24/7 and raise their life force. See how it works and receive a free energetic evaluation chart (normally $300). Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. OUR STAR WISDOM HUMANITY, workshop with Roger Weir, 10 am-12 noon, $30, DVDs $20, CDs $10 (special complete 52-set pricing, internet live feed fee). Info: 310/278-9668. This year-long course of 52 lectures has 4 segments corresponding to the seasons. Each segment presents a pair of phases; together the set of 4 pairs or 8 phases constitute a traditional form of wisdom. From the Noble 8-fold of Buddha to the Eightfold way of Murray GellMann and Yuman Ne’eman, and much more. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com.

FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/918-4700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/2803112 for details.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12 FREE ESOTERIC QABALAH CLASS, 1-3 pm. Learn about the spiritual system of Esoteric Qabalah for personal development and selfmastery. Reservations required by contacting either info.eogdisis.com or 626/502-7702. Temple of Isis, 13200 Brooks Dr., Ste. B, Irwindale 91706. SUNDAY GET-TOGETHER, free, everyone welcome, 10:45 am-1 pm. This month we are celebrating “Mandala and Mandorla.” Each month a different spiritual perspective is celebrated. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? With Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. GET FREE IN THE NEW YEAR from Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Insomnia, etc. Dr. David

Dubin explains the effectiveness of receiving treatments with LENS, the Low Energy Neurofeedback System, for optimizing brain function. 2-4 pm, free. David Dubin, MD, at the home of artist Leigh McCloskey in Malibu. Info and reservations: Laurel Airica, 310/309-1762; Carla McCloskey, 310/457-5398. Visit www. californiabrainworks.com, or www.leighmccloskey.com. INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Simple Meditations for Everyday Life, presented by the Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, discussion and meditation, $12 donation. Info: 323/223-0610, www.MeditateinLA.org. Experience the power of simple breathing meditations. Discover simple yet profound meditation tips and techniques that can give you a calm and spacious feeling in the mind and help you experience the peace and contentment we all seek. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MORE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, A Healing Playshop, presented by Ian Hoge and Mary Jo Kuehne, 3-5 pm. $30, free admission for 1st time attendees, reservations requested. Info & RSVP: Mary Jo, 805/796-8014 or LoveRisingStar@gmail.com, www.SQ-Wellness.com. Are you ready to be more awake? This nurturing, healing vortex supports you to heal deep hurts, empower yourself and awaken a higher part of yourself. Includes engaging stories, channeled meditations, inspiring music, ancient teachings. Each workshop is unique. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. CREATIVE TANTRA: THE YOGA OF CREATION, workshop with Shunyata, 7-9 pm, $20. Info: www.CreationMeditation.com. Creative Tantra is a practice that focuses on the dynamic aspect of the mind. Tantra Yoga itself is based on the philosophy that all experience is produced by the power of consciousness as movement, vibration and energy. Together we will focus on this energy and seek a connection to its Source. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. FREE HEALINGS FOR ANIMALS, by Lori Spagna, 1-3 pm, at the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walk-ups also welcome. Info and appts: 866/388-5115 or www.EfilsGod.com. Lori


28 is founder of Efil’s God Spirit and Efil’s God. She is a professional intuitive, channeler, animal communicator, energy healer, motivational coach as well as a canine behavioral expert. Certified in Reiki, Theta Healing, EFT, Animal Communication and other healing techniques. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry creates safe space and delivers spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Sunday classes are live streamed on the web. For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation with Rev. BJ Enright to experience the Living Presence of God, to raise consciousness and to prepare our Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Strengthen your relationship with God in a peaceful environment with music, inspiration, meditation and prayer, and deepen your spiritual practice. At Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org, email contactus@SunburstOnline. org.

MONDAY, DEC. 13 SELACIA’S SEMINAR: HEALTHY MIND HEALTHY BODY, 7 pm. Meet Selacia and experience her healing work with The Council of 12. Discover specific steps you can take right now to be healthier and happier. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. At Co-Opportunity, 1448 18th St., Santa Monica 90404. Info: 310/9152884. Signup and mailing list: www.Selacia. com. Email Selacia@Selacia.com. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. GUIDED SHAMANIC & ALCHEMICAL JOURNEYS, MEDITATION, 7:30 pm, $15. The process of contacting Higher Self and Spirit Guides is key to living a life of daily ascension and walking the Mystic’s path. Our Alchemical Meditations are geared towards the seeker who wishes to transform and Manifest their desires. Michael Cardenas leads this one-hour all-sensory guided meditation. Limited seating, RSVP by calling or visiting link below. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd.., LA

90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. HYPNOSIS AND WEIGHT LOSS, 7-9 pm, free. Losing weight is one of the difficult yet important self improvement goals you can tackle. Learn how hypnosis can enlist the power of your subconscious mind to help you achieve your weight loss goals with less struggle and greater ease. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis.edu. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for appt, Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.


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Is your life in balance, yet? People just like you have been

practicing this form of self-alignment with the positive energies of the universe for thousands of years.

Simple changes in the way

you live now will make all the difference in the world.

You will be happier and

healthier when you learn how to stay connected to the positive energy.

Please come to one of Always Free Never a Charge

Introductory Classes:

our introductory classes listed below to get a taste of what we are talking about..

If you like, you will be invited to more of our larger group meetings on Wednesday and Sunday.

7pm Monday & Friday The LA Sant Mat Meditation Center 7726 W. Manchester Avenue Playa del Rey 90293

For more info: please call Bob @ 310-930-2450 Victor @ 310-930-2452 or Pat @ 310-567-3265. Sant Baljit Singh, pictured to the right, is the teacher of the meditation practice we enjoy. He teaches this meditation to anyone who is sincerely interested in making their life better through living it better.


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TUESDAY, DEC. 14 ‘CREATE YOUR HEALTH’ ALTERNATIVE HEALTH NETWORKING mixer, free, hosted by Peter Berdard, 7-9 pm. Theme this month is “Bringing in the Light.” Come get your free 10minute session with a healer that can help you incorporate Color Therapy in your life. Meet and mingle with likeminded people and enjoy an evening of sharing. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd.., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. IRASH SATVA YOGA, open yourself up to receiving abundance and clearing and rejuvenating your mind and body. Using 26 postures with 26 musical elixirs, the 144 points of the mind and body are opened and cleansed of stagnant energy, allowing life to permeate and flow through it. 6:30-8:30 pm, $15, with Alana Katz Vardhan (www.alanalightwellness.com). At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. Visit www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. T.M. HEALINGS, 7:45-8:45 pm, everyone welcome, free. The cleaning of energies that would interfere or inhibit the natural ability of the spirit to heal the body. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. Workshops and more! TUESDAY NIGHT WISDOM GROUP, explore specific tools designed to increase access to your own wisdom, study wisdom teachers of various ages and paths, listen to guest speakers and discuss how wisdom presents itself in our lives. Sponsored by WisdomQuest.com. 78:30 pm, $10/session. Facilitator: Patrick Murray. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. FREE INTRO NIGHT: BASIC DNA THETA HEALING SEMINAR will be presented Jan. 79, 9 am-6 pm, by Marina Rose’s School of DNA Theta Healing®. Free introduction on the Seminar tonight (call for time). DNA Theta Healing is the most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time. Learn how to cultivate a Theta Brain Wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, chakra balancing, open psychic senses and how to ground your energy, remote viewing, body scanning, and DNA activation. CEU credits available. Private sessions also available. Info and registration: www.dnathetahealing.com, info@dnathetahealing.com, 310/358-2991. MEDICAL INTUITION & ENERGY MEDICINE: From Ancient Spiritual Traditions to Modern Scientific Breakthroughs, free lecture by Dr. Liliana Cerepnalkoski, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 310/772-8270, www.DrLiliana.com. Explore the merger of science and spirituality with Dr. Liliana, physician-scientist, clairvoyant medi-

cal intuitive, and energy healer. Learn how medical intuition can support both personal and planetary transformation. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. FUN FREE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Take a carefree trip with group guided imagery. Enjoy a calm, peaceful journey through the winds of time with Peter Barrett, P.E., C.Ht. 7-9 pm every Tuesday at 4009 Park Ave., San Diego. For reservations and directions call Peter Barrett, 310/483-8012, email PaBarrett@juno.com. Visit www.HypnosisPeter.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com. SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH, 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: churchoftruth@sbcglobal.net, gary91103@sbcglobal.net, or call church office. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15 FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. EATING FOR ENERGY, free tele-seminar starts at 7 pm. Call-in #: 213/289-5065, Access Code 654-8815. Are you curious how you can keep

your energy high this holiday season without relying on the nightmarish and ineffective sugar and caffeine rollercoasters? Certified Nutritional Counselor and Holistic Health Coach, Tiare White, will give you strategies to keep you in “the zone” no matter how much holiday stress comes your way. 818/934-1210, www. coachtiare.com. COMMUNITY REIKI, 6-9 pm, with volunteer Facilitators along with Reiki Master Kathleen Fletcher. Reiki is an ancient energetic relaxation technique dating back thousands of years. It helps reduce stress and promotes healing. 30-minute sessions, $10 donation. Limited space, call for appt, 661/257-4228. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www. kenneallyacupuncture.com. GO PINK! GET BREAST THERMOGRAPHY, Early Screening for Breast Cancer. $50 off this month. Where mammography looks for structure such as a lump, thermography looks for the body’s physiological responses to cancer cells. These changes can often occur 8-10 years before the cells are large enough to be seen by a mammogram. No radiation or contact with the body. Early detection saves lives! 323/660-1200, www.gopinkpreventcancer. com. STAR ENERGY READINGS, appointments available today from 12-6 pm. Private readings with Mr Anthony who will focus on your creativity, emotions, mind, love, action, abundance, karma, clarity, spirit and desires. Featuring Astro Dice, Karma Kards and Horoscopes. $75 for 1-hr. reading or $40 for ½ hour. Appts necessary. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES & PERSONAL EVOLUTION: Keys to Development and Benefits, presented by the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), 7:30-9:30 pm, workshop, $10. Info: 310/482-0000, www.IACWorld. org. The OBE (Out of Body Experience) is a self-awareness tool, providing extensive benefits, including inner and spiritual growth through direct personal experience. IAC researchers will explain the benefits of OBE, the mechanism of the OBE, and the main methods available. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. TEACHINGS FROM THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ISIS, RA & OSIROUS, class, 7 pm. Everyone receives a Kumara mini healing to feel the profound, powerful energy. Everyone has different spiritual experiences according to his or her spiritual advancement. Appointments also available 10 am-5 pm for initiations, healings,


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LAW OF ATTRACTION IN ACTION, join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A simple 2-part practice of Qi Gong with a guided meditation focused on your specific concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for the full hour or either halfhour. Wed. & Fri. mornings, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com.

REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 16 AKASHIC RECORDS & SOUL JOURNEY MONTHLY MEETUP. Explore life from your Soul’s perspective. Discuss the Akashic Records and Soul evolution with other spiritual seekers. Burbank location. Private readings also available. Info: Barbara Schiffman, 818/415-3479, www.Meetup.com/AkashicLA. WHAT IS A SEASONAL ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT? With Kathleen Kenneally, L.Ac., free. Each season carries its own energy; learn about the seasons and how they affect us individually and collectively. The main focus of the evening will be on Winter and what we can do to keep our energy and immune function up as we head into the cooler months. Seasonal information handouts will be given, as well as a Winter recipe sample. Please RSVP by Dec. 13 so we have enough samples for all who attend.

HARMONY CIRCLE LUNCHEON, MEETING, 12 noon. This group has been in existence for 81 years and continues to have monthly luncheons (except July/August) and annual fundraisers to help support the Church and many outreach programs. All are welcome to attend; please call to make a reservation. Regular luncheon only $4/person. Yale Hall, Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. FREE 15-MINUTE TELEPHONE PSYCHIC READING, 4th Generation American Psychic Medium, Michele Marz, will give you a free telephone reading: love, court cases, business, health, etc. 7-9 pm. Call Michele Marz,

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EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

THE NEW SOUL MUSIC FOR THE HOLIDAY BLUES, workshop/concert with Philippo Franchini, the Musical Alchemist, $10, 7:309:30 pm. Info: 661/255-8283, www.MagicAndGraceMusic.com. This musical alchemist will lead a workshop/concert using the yogic power of music to reconnect to our inner source vibration and refresh our joy and gratitude, the very essence of the holiday spirit. Learn to utilize vocal toning, Sanskrit mantras, movement and focused listening to harmonize and attune spirit and body. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com.

WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/998-7253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. CONTINUING ASTROLOGY, this class is for those who have a good understanding of the basics of astrology (not for beginners). Topics include progressions, transits, eclipses, return charts, and retrograde cycles. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitated by Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 17 AKASHIC RECORDS PRACTITIONER TRAINING, L.A. area, Dec. 17-19. Learn to read the Akashic Records for yourself and others in one-weekend certification trainings. Access the vibrational dimension of your Soul’s journey through lifetimes for guidance, healing, creative evolution. Private readings also available. Barbara Schiffman, 818/415-3479, www. YourLifeandSoul.com, www.Meetup.com/ AkashicLA. SHARINGS WITH JOHN-ROGER FROM THE LIVING IN GRACE RETREAT, a video seminar presentation featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:30-9:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. This amazing video contains excerpts from Q&A seminars given at a Living in Grace Retreat in Asilomar, Ca. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. HOLIDAY WITH STRINGS, Community Appreciation and Holiday Celebration with Bob Ryman’s Celtic, Classical Fiddle Concert. 7:309:30 pm, refreshments served. Free event! Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION / STRUCTURAL VISCERAL CLASS. Through precise manipulations of the membranes and fascia associated with the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities, the visceral system is brought to a higher order of structural integrity which in turn allows the compensating musculoskeletal system to relax. Prerequisite: Massage Technician Training. 10 am-5:30 pm, $90. Institute

A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, with Jude Unegbu, healing sessions available 11 am-4 pm. 15 minutes/suggested donation from $20; 45 minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. He also teaches the Spiritual Healing technique and offers Spiritual Healing at hospitals and in his private practice. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org. LIVE INTERNET WORKSHOP WITH RAM DASS, Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg, Dec. 17-19. Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat. For information, scheduling and registration, visit www.EsoGuru.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 18 REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net.

INTRODUCING “NEEDLE FREE” SEASONAL ACUPUNCTURE FOR CHILDREN and others who are afraid of needles. The acupuncture points are stimulated with a cold laser so you do not feel anything except relief from seasonal allergies and illnesses. Seasonal acupuncture boosts the immune system and assists the body in making the transition from one season to the next. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. DECEMBER PSYCHIC FAIRE, 11 am-5 pm. $25/15 minute Psychic Read or $35/30 minute Psychic Read. Call Friday, Dec. 17 after 10 am to set up an appt with the reader of your choice. Palmistry, tarot, numerology, astrology, runes, channeling, tea leaf reads, and aura reads available. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. MEDITATION FOR INNER PEACE, 6 am-noon. Sanctuary lodge is reserved for silent group meditation. Come and go quietly on the hour. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline. org. PSYCHIC SKILLS & TECHNIQUES with Corinne. On hiatus for November, this practice circle resumes this month on 12/4 and 12/18. It will help you increase your intuitive abilities and strengthen your connection with Spirit. Focus is on receiving and delivering loving messages from spirit guides, angels and deceased loved ones. The goal is to relate messages that are for the highest and best good of each participant. 1-3 pm, $15 minimum donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. EDGAR CAYCE STUDY GROUP, 10 am. Discussion of the latest information coming from A.R.E. Headquarters. Fascinating, enlightening and educational. With Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. Love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. ZENPROV is a unique creative movement class combining the study of several acting disciplines, including improv, mime, clowning and mask work in order to deeply explore spiritual principles. Experience more Presence and deeply feel how to be more in the Now. Newbies to advanced all welcome. With John Medeiros who has extensive training in movement and martial arts, and a leading member of the Ventura Improv. 2-4 pm, at Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com,


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She can also read for pets who have passed away. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. OUR STAR WISDOM HUMANITY, workshop with Roger Weir, 10 am-12 noon, $30, DVDs $20, CDs $10 (special complete 52-set pricing, internet live feed fee). Info: 310/278-9668. This year-long course of 52 lectures has 4 segments corresponding to the seasons. Each segment presents a pair of phases; together the set of 4 pairs or 8 phases constitute a traditional form of wisdom. From the Noble 8-fold of Buddha to the Eightfold way of Murray GellMann and Yuman Ne’eman, and much more. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/918-4700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/2803112 for details.

SUNDAY, DEC. 19 TINA MEEKS IN CONCERT, 2 pm. The perfect holiday gift! Bring your friends and enjoy a beautiful mix of Christmas songs and songs from Tina’s new CD. $15. At Sanctuary for Spiritual Living, a Science of Mind Community, 5446 N. Citrus Ave., Covina. Info: territhayer@verizon.net. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Di-

rector of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHTING SERVICE, 10:30 am. Outstanding music, a time of reflection. With Rev. Margie Ann TaylorBlack, D.D. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. SEASONAL ACUPUNCTURE & HEALING LIGHT EVENT, 9 am-6 pm. Get your seasonal acupuncture treatment to boost your immune system. Then spend the day shopping among the many vendors for jewelry, hand painted silk scarves, inspirational t-shirts, crystals and much more. Or treat yourself to one of the many other services like astrology readings, angel readings, chair massage or advanced digital foot detox. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. CONCERT WITH DAVID TROY FRANCIS, 6 pm. Come and enjoy this amazing concert pianist/composer with talented soprano Anita Protich in this Christmas Concert of Joy. (Learn more about this gifted pianist at www.imdb. com/name/nm1309952/resume. At Pasadena


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low. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry creates safe space and delivers spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. SANSKRIT MANTRA CHANTING CLASS with Psychic Palmist of India Professor Sasi Velupillai and Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, Directors of the Vedic Healing Institute. Explore the benefits of sacred sound meditation through ancient Sanskrit chants from India for empowerment, manifestation, prosperity and spiritual growth. Includes instruction, manual, time working with mantras, video and audio recordings, and traditional vedic initiation into mantras. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.vedichealinginstitute.com. SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Strengthen your relationship with God in a peaceful environment with music, inspiration, meditation and prayer, and deepen your spiritual practice. At Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctu-


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MONDAY, DEC. 20 SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ-centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. GUIDED SHAMANIC & ALCHEMICAL JOURNEYS, MEDITATION, 7:30 pm, $15. The process of contacting Higher Self and Spirit Guides is key to living a life of daily ascension and walking the Mystic’s path. Our Alchemical Meditations are geared towards the seeker who wishes to transform and Manifest their desires. Michael Cardenas leads this one-hour all-sensory guided meditation. Limited seating, RSVP by calling or visiting link below. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd.., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treat-

ments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for appt, Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 21 TODAY IS THE LAST FULL MOON OF 2010, and the last chance to order the LUNA DVD before the holidays. www.jasonartworks.com. PSYCHIC FAIR & FULL MOON CEREMONY, Fair 2-7:30 pm. Every full moon, Healers and Readers of House of Intuition provide discounted services. Tickets available for $1/minute and can be used for Tarot Reading, Reiki Attunements, I-Ching reading, Aura reading, and Astrological Transits. Take advantage of this special opportunity to have a variety of one-on-one sessions with our amazing practitioners. Free to attend. Followed by a Full Moon Ceremony at 8 pm to celebrate the Full Moon. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd.., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. IRASH SATVA YOGA, MEDITATION CIRCLE,

open yourself up to receiving abundance and clearing and rejuvenating your mind and body. Using 26 postures with 26 musical elixirs, the 144 points of the mind and body are opened and cleansed of stagnant energy, allowing life to permeate and flow through it. 6:30-8:30 pm, $15, with Alana Katz Vardhan (www.alanalightwellness.com). At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. WINTER SOLSTICE DRUMMING GATHERING FOR WOMEN, welcoming the return of the light and honoring the richness of the dark time. Come in your celebrational garb, bring spirit, something you want charged by having been placed on our communal altar, a cushion, water, voice and drums or rattles if you have them. (Extra drums and rattles will be available for use.) Gather in circle at 6:30 pm, drumming 7-8:30 pm. Donations requested (if you can) for use of the Dome. Call Robyn for info, 805/646-4518. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. ECSTATIC KABBALAH: A Practice in Mystical Chanting, with Donna Ellen Diamond-Gelinas, 7-8:30 pm, $20. Learn easy and effective ancient mystical chanting based on Ecstatic Kabbalah by Rabbi David Cooper. Sessions focus on practicing simple chants that are useful to anyone with a sincere interest in spiritual growth and development. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. TUESDAY NIGHT WISDOM GROUP, explore specific tools designed to increase access to your own wisdom, study wisdom teachers of various ages and paths, listen to guest speakers and discuss how wisdom presents itself in our lives. Sponsored by WisdomQuest.com. 78:30 pm, $10/session. Facilitator: Patrick Murray. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. FULL MOON FIRE PUJA SATSANG, 5-8 pm. Full Moon holds an auspicious moment when energies to Source magnify. Siddhar master Tapasyogi Nandhi will take you through an inner journey utilizing simple and empowering mantras along with advanced yogic techniques from the mystical yogic path. Event is

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SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH, 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: churchoftruth@sbcglobal.net, gary91103@sbcglobal.net, or call church office. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. TEACHINGS FROM THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ISIS, RA & OSIROUS, class, 7 pm. Everyone receives a Kumara mini healing to feel the profound, powerful energy. Everyone has different spiritual experiences according to his or her spiritual advancement. Appointments also available 10 am-5 pm for initiations, healings, attunements. Call about our special Holiday prices. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill Pinckard, Kumara Master, 818/8316534. LAW OF ATTRACTION IN ACTION, join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release

your anxieties and increase your joy. A simple 2-part practice of Qi Gong with a guided meditation focused on your specific concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for the full hour or either halfhour. Wed. & Fri. mornings, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 23 REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif. org. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch. org. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/998-7253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. CONTINUING ASTROLOGY, this class is for those who have a good understanding of the basics of astrology (not for beginners). Topics include progressions, transits, eclipses, return charts, and retrograde cycles. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitated by Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.


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FRIDAY, DEC. 24 CANDLELIGHTING SERVICE, 7 pm. Share in this beautifully sacred evening service that gives us each the opportunity to quietly and gently respond to the Awakening Christ Consciousness that this celebration is all about. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. AN MSIA FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE EVENT WITH JOHN MORTON, Spiritual Director of MSIA, in English and Spanish, 3-4:30 pm, $15 adults, $8 children 13-17, children 12 and under free. (John-Roger has been invited.) This seminar is held live in Santa Monica and also worldwide via an Internet webcast. Experience the warmth and sweetness of the Christmas fellowship. Holiday refreshments served afterward. Register at the door (opens at 1 pm). At 2101 Wilshire Bl, Santa Monica 90403. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-4055, ext. 1548 or tonie@pts.org, or www.msia.org. JOIN US FOR UNITY WEST’S DISCIPLE CANDLE LIGHTING SERVICE, 4 pm. Each candle represents the 12 powers (perfect ideas in God-Mind) and the attributes that each disciple represents. This beautiful and moving ceremony reminds us that we have been entrusted with a gift, and that as Jesus became the light of the world, so also that same light glowing in each of us is to become the light of our world, reaching into the life of others. All welcome. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/5770000, www.unitywestchurch.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 26 FROM CHRISTMAS TO KWANZA, with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Sunday classes are live streamed on the web. For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, visit our website at

www.peacelabyrinth.org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation with Rev. BJ Enright to experience the Living Presence of God, to raise consciousness and to prepare our Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Strengthen your relationship with God in a peaceful environment with music, inspiration, meditation and prayer, and deepen your spiritual practice. At Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org, email contactus@SunburstOnline. org.

MONDAY, DEC. 27 GO PINK! GET BREAST THERMOGRAPHY, Early Screening for Breast Cancer. $50 off this month. Where mammography looks for structure such as a lump, thermography looks for the body’s physiological responses to cancer cells. These changes can often occur 8-10 years before the cells are large enough to be seen by a mammogram. No radiation or contact with the body. Early detection saves lives! 323/660-1200, www.gopinkpreventcancer. com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant


41 Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for appt, Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.

wellness.com). At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. FUN FREE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Take a carefree trip with group guided imagery. Enjoy a calm, peaceful journey through the winds of time with Peter Barrett, P.E., C.Ht. 7-9 pm every Tuesday at 4009 Park Ave., San Diego. For reservations and directions call Peter Barrett, 310/483-8012, email PaBarrett@juno.com. Visit www.HypnosisPeter.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com. SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH, 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: churchoftruth@sbcglobal.net, gary91103@sbcglobal.net, or call church office. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu.

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TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org.

NEW INTUITIVE MEDITATION EVENING CLASSES begin today, 7-9:30 pm. Please join us, beginners welcome. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www. true-insight.com.

IRASH SATVA YOGA, MEDITATION CIRCLE, open yourself up to receiving abundance and clearing and rejuvenating your mind and body. Using 26 postures with 26 musical elixirs, the 144 points of the mind and body are opened and cleansed of stagnant energy, allowing life to permeate and flow through it. 6:30-8:30 pm, $15, with Alana Katz Vardhan (www.alanalight-

WEIGH LESS, LIVE MORE! Free tele-seminar starts at 7 pm. Call-in #: 213/289-5065, Access Code 654-8815. New Years is around the corner. Now is the time to finally release your unwanted weight and grab hold of your best life ever. Certified Nutritional Counselor and Holistic Health Coach, Tiare White, will share what it takes to get there. The answer may surprise you! 818/934-1210, www.coachtiare. com. MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient

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42 Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. NEW INTUITIVE MEDITATION DAYTIME CLASSES begin today, “Adult” class held at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, El Segundo 90245. 11 am-1 pm. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. CHOIR PRACTICE. If you are interested in joining our choir, you are welcome to schedule an audition with our very talented choir director, Dan Redfield. Dan is an accomplished musician, conductor and composer, and would be happy to meet you. Please call for a Wed. evening appt. Regular choir practice is every Wed. at 7 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. TEACHINGS FROM THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ISIS, RA & OSIROUS, class, 7 pm. Everyone receives a Kumara mini healing to feel the profound, powerful energy. Everyone has different spiritual experiences according to his or her spiritual advancement. Appointments also available 10 am-5 pm for initiations, healings, attunements. Call about our special Holiday prices. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill Pinckard, Kumara Master, 818/8316534. LAW OF ATTRACTION IN ACTION, join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A simple 2-part practice of Qi Gong with a guided meditation focused on your specific concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for the full hour or either halfhour. Wed. & Fri. mornings, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 30 LIGHT AND RENEWAL RETREAT: LEARN KRIYA MEDITATION. Thurs. Dec. 30 through Sun. Jan. 2, 2011. Learn the liberating art and science of Kriya meditation. Awaken to the divine light and presence within you. Refresh your spirit amidst abundant natural beauty and project your intentions for the New Year. For details and registration: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

MEDITATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Powerful Yogic breathing, rejuvenate your energy, dissolve your past, unfold your full potential. Embrace this opportunity…you will transform. To schedule a private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch. org. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/998-7253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. CONTINUING ASTROLOGY, this class is for those who have a good understanding of the basics of astrology (not for beginners). Topics include progressions, transits, eclipses, return charts, and retrograde cycles. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitated by Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE SACRED TONES WORKSHOP with Paul Kaye, DSS, 8-10 pm, free (donations welcome), holiday refreshments served. Celebrate with God this New Year’s Eve and set the tone for the New Year. We will chant the names of God as well as take time to let go of the old with forgiveness, set intentions for the new with grace and joy. (Note: Join us also on Jan. 1 for a New Year’s Resolution Spiritual Spa Morning with John Morton, Spiritual Director of MSIA, 9:30-1 pm, $15, brunch and labyrinth walk included.) Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. IPSB MASSAGE TECHNICIAN COURSE, register now for classes starting Jan. 12 and 31. Become a professional massage practitioner, learn holistic bodywork techniques, state approved, CE units for RNs. Certificate upon graduation. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City

90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. LA YOGA NEW YEAR’S EVE COMMUNITY EXTRAVAGANZA benefiting YOGA for Youth, 2 pm-3 am. With Rocky Dawuni, Luminaries, Donna De Lory, Makepeace Brothers, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, DJ Fabian Alsultany, Kia Miller and Aykanna. Raw/vegan food and vendors. 4144 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey. $35 pre-sale, $50 at door. Info: LU FAM PRO Entertainment, www.LAYogaNewYears.com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat. com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

ONGOING EVENTS SUNDAYS CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Sunday classes are live streamed on the web. For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. POWERFUL SHIV TANTRA YOGA MEDITATION. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Unfold your full potential and experience intense mystical awakenings. Embrace this opportunity…you will be transformed. To schedule group or private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www. reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s


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Online.org, email contactus@SunburstOnline. org. SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ENCINO COMMUNITY CHURCH. Fun, challenging lessons that are based on spiritual psychology. Children all ages share stories, music and artwork and talk about real-life situations and real-life solutions. 10:30 am. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net.

MONDAYS WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP for nutrition/exercise motivation utilizing hypnosis, visualization, imagery and EFT. Group members receive discount on private sessions. $20/session. Mondays in Tarzana, 1-2:30 pm (approx). Also on Wednesdays in WLA, 12-1:30 pm (approx). Soul Horizons Hypnotherapy, Tarzana and WLA, 818/800-6017. FREE CLASSES at Hypnosis Motivation Institute-Tarzana, SFV. Self Hypnosis, Mental Bank, Relationship Strategies, Energy Healing, Hypnosis and Weight Loss, Therapeutic Imagery, Past Life Regression. Held every Monday

at HMI-Tarzana, 7-9 pm, free parking. Call Romy at 818/758-2747 to RSVP and for this week’s topic. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for appt, Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org. MOVING INTO PEACE, QIGONG & MEDITATION CLASSES. Qi-Gong means EnergyPractice and is an ancient pathway to health and well-being. Utilizing the Universal Energy through easy and gentle movements, breath-

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TUESDAYS PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY, 7:30-9 pm. Join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli and learn how to develop the tools to explore your spiritual life. “Inner” active, experiential and practical. Last Tuesday of each month is spiritual channeling. $30 or prepayment for 4 classes $100. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com.

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TUESDAY NIGHT WISDOM GROUP, explore specific tools designed to increase access to your own wisdom, study wisdom teachers of various ages and paths, listen to guest speakers and discuss how wisdom presents itself in our lives. Sponsored by WisdomQuest.com. 78:30 pm, $10/session. Facilitator: Patrick Murray. (Note: No class Dec. 28.) Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. DECEMBER HOLIDAY SPECIAL PRICES: KUMARA HEALINGS. Attunements for prosperity, love, health, spiritual teachings from the Divine masters. Initiations to impart this energy to the initiate from Kumara to become a true healer. Each client is different and their experiences vary as to degree of advancement. Many of our clients have felt great energy & peace within, at times fantastic healings and many other personal experiences. Available 10 am-9 pm. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill Pinckard, Kumara Master. Call 818/831-6534. ONGOING CLASSES FOR LIGHT WORKERS & MINISTERIAL STUDENTS, 7 pm. Call for titles and info about upcoming classes. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If

you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org.

WEDNESDAYS SPANISH-SPEAKING WORKSHOPS, 7:309:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. Enjoy these dynamic workshops based on the teachings of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). This month: Dec. 1, Sacred Tones Workshop; Dec. 8, Inner Worlds of Meditation Workshop; Dec. 15, Video, Forgiveness through the Christ; Dec. 22, It Is Loving Workshop; Dec. 29, Free-form Writing Workshop. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, email tonie@pts.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. ANGEL CITY HEALING SPECIAL: 10% off all treatments on Wednesdays. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcityhealing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/9278687 (cell). CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. (Sunday classes are live streamed on the web.) For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. LAW OF ATTRACTION IN ACTION, join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A simple 2-part practice of Qi Gong with a guided meditation focused on your specific concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for the full hour or either halfhour. Wed. & Fri. mornings, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light


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THERE IS A WAY OUT! Regardless of your present condition, a way out exists. Discover Vernon Howard’s liberating truths. Classes every Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, $3 donation. 714/899-9300, www.anewlife. org.

MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.

TEACHINGS FROM THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ISIS, RA & OSIROUS, class, 7 pm. Everyone receives a Kumara mini healing to feel the profound, powerful energy. Everyone has different spiritual experiences according to his or her spiritual advancement. Appointments also available 10 am-5 pm for initiations, healings, attunements. Call about our special Holiday prices. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill Pinckard, Kumara Master, 818/8316534. CHOIR PRACTICE. If you are interested in joining our choir, you are welcome to schedule an audition with our very talented choir director, Dan Redfield. Dan is an accomplished musician, conductor and composer, and would be happy to meet you. Please call for a Wed. evening appt. Regular choir practice is every Wed. at 7 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www. Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

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SATURDAYS WEEKEND CLASSES WITH JESSICA MILLER, Reiki Master, Teacher. Call for upcoming schedule. Also: private weekday classes available (if 2+ students). Classes in Pasadena and Santa Monica. 626/963-3533, www.ReikiMastery.com, email jess@ReikiMastery.com. PSYCHIC SKILLS & TECHNIQUES with Corinne. On hiatus for November, this practice circle resumes this month on 12/4 and 12/18. It will help you increase your intuitive abilities and strengthen your connection with Spirit. Focus is on receiving and delivering loving messages from spirit guides, angels and deceased loved ones. The goal is to relate messages that are for the highest and best good of each participant. 1-3 pm, $15 minimum donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com. POWERFUL SHIV TANTRA YOGA MEDITATION. Ancient Shiv Tantra Meditation Trainings and Initiations with Yogi Shivraj. Unfold your full potential and experience intense mystical awakenings. Embrace this opportunity…you will be transformed. To schedule group or private session, call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn

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EVERYDAY Bodywork / Massage REIKI HEALING INTRO NIGHTS with Jessica Miller in Santa Monica, Glendora, Pasadena, Glendale/La Crescenta area, $20 donation. Stress reduction and relaxation through Ki healing energy. Relaxed, casual atmosphere, questions welcomed. See me on YouTube! www.ReikiMastery.com. For info call 626/9633533 or email jess@ReikiMastery.com. ACUPRESSURE THERAPY, stress relieving, available from Antoinette Rohner, 818/3783396. www.movingintopeace.com.

Books / Music / Media THE HUMAN MACHINE: A Trouble Shooter’s Manual, by Phil Selinsky, N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor). By understanding the mechanics of the purpose and design of the Human Machine (our body) we can remove the “mystery” of pain. Pain results from the violation of the laws of physics. Please visit my website at www.thehumanmachine.com. 626/963-5023. A VARIETY OF SPIRITUAL, CREATIVE, ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART you can be proud to give as gifts this holiday season. Very reasonably priced. www.jasonartworks.com. THE DAYS AFTER DEATH: A Letter to my Son, a novel by D. L. Burris, is now available at www. amazon.com and through Mystic Journey Bookstore. Join me in a journey that will take you through those joy-filled days after death. Once released from the stunted world of flesh and materialism, the hero of this work takes the first step toward a transformation that is as amazing as it is healing. SOUND MEDICINE: The Complete Guide to Healing with the Human Voice, Wayne Perry’s new book is now available, $21.95. For details contact Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer. The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry. com. Wayne Perry, 522 N. Sweetzer Ave. #4, LA 90048. FREE ON-LINE STREAMING VIDEO SEMINAR: SUCCESS, HAPPINESS & PROSPERITY in Less Than 5 Minutes Per Day! Nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy offers this Streaming Video seminar for free at www.MyMentalBank.com. Introducing the Mental Bank Program, a dramatic demonstration of how all luck, good and bad, is a product of the powerful forces of your subconscious mind. Info: Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu. 2011 NATURE CALENDAR created by Jason Artworks. This calendar celebrates each of the months through a blend of dramatic photography and poetry, bringing to heart and mind the essence of the months as they pass. Available

exclusively at www.jasonartworks.com. FREE E-BOOK: JOURNEY OF A SOUL explores tangible ways to experience Soul Transcendence, an awareness of yourself as a Soul and as one with God. To download your free e-book, Journey of a Soul by John-Roger, visit www.msia.org/info/wpc. To request a print copy, contact servicedesk@msia.org or call 800/899-2655. THE SECRETS TO VOCAL OVERTONING, the most comprehensive instructional recording from internationally renowned sound healer Wayne Perry. Learn the sound healing secrets of the ancients, and the 20 most powerful vocal exercises and techniques for using the voice as a vibrational healing instrument. No singing or musical experience necessary. $15/ cassette, $20/CD (#2 in the instructional series). Call 323/655-7781 to order. www.wayneperry.com. FREE ON-LINE STREAMING VIDEO SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS, The Subconscious Connection. How much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood? What role does the subconscious mind play in who we choose in relationships? Nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy offers this Streaming Video seminar for free at www.UnderstandMyRelationship.com. Info: Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis. edu. THE SECRETS TO HEALING WITH SOUND AND TONING, empower yourself and transform your life with internationally renowned sound healer Wayne Perry. Step-by-step instructional series teaches how to heal anything using the natural healing power of the voice. 6 hours of exercises and instructions, no musical experience necessary. Set of 4 cassettes $49.99; 4 CD’s $59.99. Call 323/655-7781 to order. www.wayneperry.com.

Counseling / Life Coaching INTUITIVE SPIRITUAL LIFE COUNSELING. While different than a reading, these interactive and proactive sessions use natural clairvoyance, past life information, medium & medical intuition to support and hold space for your issues. You are in the presence of a sacred witness as you tell your story. This work is excellent as an adjunct to traditional psychotherapy or as a stand-alone modality for some issues. Lotustar: Healing As Above and So Below, 323/632-0947, www.lotustar.net, email lotustarr@hotmail.com. EVERYONE DESIRES A LIFE OF HAPPINESS, health and success. Clearing personal blockages and understanding what works best for you is a formula for achieving the things you desire. Eleanor McCoy, BFA, MSP has over 20 years experience as a healing facilitator. I will assist you in your unfolding so that you may live the life you were intended to live. Group sessions available. By appt, 323/568-7647. PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR SPIRITUAL PEOPLE. Providing: Spiritual Assessment, Spiritual Direction, Removing Blocks on Your Spiritual Path, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Eating Disorders, Stress, Confusion. The Transpersonal Counseling Center, WLA. Call 310/4609399 or visit www.transpersonal-counseling.


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������������������������������������������������������� com. Director: Catherine Auman, MFT, 25 years experience. OVERCOME FEARS AND PHOBIAS, release and integrate childhood memories, stop smoking, manage stress and anxiety, resolve relationship issues, experience age and past life regression. Heart Centered Hypnotherapy with Shoshana Levine taps into the subconscious mind which houses our emotions, feelings, habit patterns, creativity, intuition, as well as our spiritual connection. Shoshana Levine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certificate in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. 310/998-7253, www. bestheartcenteredtherapy.com. INTUITIVE HEALING & COACHING. Would you like to unleash your full potential? Release negative thoughts, gain a positive perception of life, become true to yourself and reach your goals? Intuitive healing and life coaching can help set you free from any physical or mental blocks holding you back. Phone consultations available. Contact Celie Weston, 818/3527709, celiewestonhorsemanship@gmail.com. Visit www.celieweston.com. AUTHENTIC YOU, AUTHENTIC LOVE! Love does not have to be a struggle. You have the power to affect positive change and draw love to you. Attract the love you desire instead of struggling for it. For info call 562/947-4456 or visit www.HeartAspirationsCoaching.com. PAST LIFE REGRESSIONS & FUTURE LIFE PROGRESSIONS. Deep within you are stored past life and current patterns of behavior in-

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HYPNOSIS FOR HEALING. Higher Self, Spirit Guide and Angelic Contact, Life & Soul Purpose Exploration, Intuitive Development, Guided Imagery, Inner Child, Stress related issues and more. Lotustar: Healing As Above and So Below, 323/632-0947, www.lotustar.net, email lotustarr@hotmail.com. THE TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELING CENTER offers Psychotherapy for Spiritual People. Services include: Spiritual Assessment, Spiritual Direction, Removing Blocks on Your Spiritual Path, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Eating Disorders, Stress, Confusion. The Transpersonal Counseling Center, WLA. Call 310/460-9399 or visit www.transpersonalcounseling.com. Director: Catherine Auman, MFT, 25 years experience. FEELING LOST? STUCK? OVERWHELMED? I can help you. Stacey Osder, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lic. LCS23503). My private practice provides professional therapy to individuals, couples and families, addressing issues such as depression, grief, life transitions, relationship, death and dying, hospice, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender. Call 818/745-1239, socialwork4u@aol.com. http:// therapist.psychologytoday.com/61140. METAPHYSICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY utilizing principles of A Course in Miracles, rebirthing, crystals, hypnosis and other metaphysical spiritual systems. Individual, couples, substance abuse, relationship therapy. Call Allan Rosenthal, MFT for appt. 310/478-8994. www. allanrosenthal.com.


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Light and Renewal Retreat Dec. 30, 2010 to Jan 2, 2011

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Learn the liberating art and science of Kriya meditation - awaken to the divine light and presence within you. Refresh your spirit amidst abundant natural beauty, and project your intentions for the New Year.

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“What a fantastic thing to discover, this Divine Consciousness, this great Being which is all of us.” – Norman Paulsen Please contact us for more information and donation suggestion. Sunburst was founded by Norman Paulsen, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Sanctuary is located 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, California.

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So much for proper plumbing. I closed my eyes and tried to convince myself that this wasn’t real. I popped my headphones on and did my best to get lost in music as the rickety old train rolled down the tracks. Hours passed. I fell asleep, only to be woken up by the image of an Indian policeman beating several Indian women with the butt of his rifle. It was so confusing to wake up to. His rage was frightening. I wish I could have stopped him, but I didn’t know how. It was even more disturbing to see the Indian passengers on the train that didn’t bat an eye or turn their heads to see what was happening. The train stopped, but only for the policeman to kick the women off. Like a bad dream, he vanished into the night. I never saw him again. When the dust settled, I asked a young Indian man across the aisle to explain what happened. He said that the women were gypsies and they hopped the train without paying for tickets. Time inched on and my spirits started to lift as the first rays of the morning sun broke the darkness of such a bizarre night. When I exited the train in Bodh Gaya at 6 am, I thought to myself that I could breathe easier because this part of the journey was almost over. My expectation was that I would find a hotel room within minutes. Boy was I wrong. The town was busting at the seams with thousands of Buddhist pilgrims, and I just couldn’t find a room. All I wanted was sleep and a hot shower, but it was nowhere to be found. The rooms I did find were about fifty dollars, because the locals were taking advantage of the overnight population growth of their tiny town. I know this sounds cheap to Americans, but typically hotel rooms in towns like this in India are about five dollars a night. These rooms are usually pretty seedy too. You can expect to have a very stiff

mattress made of plywood with lumpy cotton, cold water showers, weird stains on the wall, a squat toilet on the floor and shoddy fluorescent lighting above your bed. I would never pay fifty dollars for that. Would you? I gave up my search around lunchtime, slurped down a bowl of Tibetan noodle soup and went to attend the Karmapa teachings for several hours. I figured that was a better way to spend my time and that my room would appear just when it was destined to be. When I find myself trying too hard for things like this, I

very unhygienic state. It was ok though, because I arrived to my destination. If I had taken a sterile ride in a private vehicle with a driver staying at four-star hotels along the way, would I have learned so much about accepting and flowing with whatever comes my way? Would the final touchdown at the feet of the Karmapa have been so sweet? Here’s what it comes down to for me; I see the world as myself. I do not recognize the world as something separate from me. If I pay attention and listen, I can hear a story that holds all the nuggets of wisdom and lessons that I need. In this story, the Karmapa is a symbol for the peace that lives somewhere within me. That train is my metaphor of what it took to get there. The ride went through darkness, and that also resides within me. The events were insane, but I always trusted that I would eventually be in his presence, just as I always knew that one day I would find my peace.

like to stop, do something else, and try again later. I was weary from the journey, but seeing the Karmapa was everything I hoped it would be. I couldn’t find a bed, but at least I found some peace. When I did resume the search for my room, it took me all of 20 minutes to find. It even had the luxury of a hot shower so it was worth the wait! The toilet was still a hole in the floor, but, unlike the bathroom on the train, I couldn’t see what was on the other side of it. Things were looking up. After settling into my well-deserved hotel room, the rest of my time in Bodh Gaya was easy and light. My spiritual retreat had arrived, and the violence and inhumanity of my train journey was long gone. My journey was bizarre. It was so uncomfortable and disturbing. I rode a grungy train through some of the world’s worst poverty, and felt bad because I couldn’t do a damn thing about it. I couldn’t help the suffering people I saw, and that was hard to accept. I was severely exhausted, mentally beaten up and in a

People look at the drama of theirs lives and think that they will never find peace. People also look at the destruction and atrocities of the world and say that we’re all doomed, but are we? I have to believe in a brighter outcome because I don’t see another choice. Just like the Karmapa waiting for me at the end of a dark and twisted night in the middle of nowhere India, peace is waiting me. Peace is waiting for all of us and it’s ok when the ride gets bumpy. Liz Grover travels the world as a spiritual activist specializing in sharing the voices and events of inspirational social movements through film, photography and writing. Her career started at the age of 15 when she helped to organize local Maine communities to stand up to corporate polluters. She went on to teach English in Nepal and managed Internet media for elections in Afghanistan and East Timor. She is currently touring the country to speak out about her positive experiences in Afghanistan’s Muslim culture. Contact Liz at Facebook.com/lizgrover or Twitter: @lilbutterfly


WP: That’s great, John: congratulations. You have photos from Italy of a specific child and parent that I found particularly moving.... JA: Yes. Giuseppe is a young man I got to know well. One of the photos is of Giuseppe and his dad drawing in the plaza. I hung out with him and family in both Monte San Guisto, and later on, in Florence. We even ended up going to see the World Cup Soccer Team matches. My friend Caterina had set this up for the kids. She also had events at her house. We were able to do some amazing things with the kids.

WP: Do you have favorite sites where you’ve worked with kids in California, or other parts of the US? JA: There’s the Crane school in Santa Barbara...they always do a wonderful video for us. You can see it on YouTube. There’s also Beach Elementary School in Piedmont, Ca. They have this wonderful after-school program called “Paints” that C4P helps raise money for. What’s noteworthy is that some of the parents involved are connected with PIXAR so the level of artistic ability that shows up — in the kids and the parents showing the kids what to do — is something else. Other places include the Boulder Public Library event, which is sponsored by the Boulder Arts Commission. In L.A., we recently did the kick-off event at Every Picture Tells A Story, in Santa Monica. That was fun. I also want to mention a school that’s been very supportive of C4P, the Gooden School, in Sierra Madre. They do a wonderful event every year, and the administration is very supportive and donates to us, which is really helpful.

WP: You mentioned C4P first started in 2005. How did it start and who sponsored it? JA: Although C4P first started officially in 2005, it actually began in 2003. MOMA always sponsored it. We didn’t know at the time it was going to be called Chalk for Peace. It went from a Memorial Day weekend, with 3 kids stomping on a bunch of chalk that we had bought, to something the Washington Post got a hold of as something cool to do on a Sunday for kids. WP: It happened every week? JA: Every Sunday. We had a salon at the museum — I had another job, but Sundays were fully dedicated to the salon. It was open and people could come visit; they could paint, they could come and draw...it became a historic thing over four years. If folks didn’t know what to do on a Sunday, they knew they could stop at the museum. WP: So, it went from three or four kids to how many by the time the Post got involved and put you in their events calendar? JA: About a hundred people were involved in the projects when the Post got interested. When we first started, Washington didn’t have any chalk festivals...we sort of blew open the chalk-painting doors.

The first C4P event, sponsored by the Arts Commission, the DC Mayor’s office, and MOMA, took place in the plaza of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in 2005. It was here John Aaron had what he’s referred to in his blog, Drawing on the Power of Peace as his epiphany: “We all have those moments that change our lives. Some seem to be heralded by trumpets, others quietly smash into us. One such moment realigned my entire outlook on Peace. It revealed the importance of approaching Peace from a positive standpoint, instead of from an anti-war point of view. As I studied the artwork of the first CHALK4PEACE event I organized in the District of Columbia, I came upon a beautifully eerie cubistic army tank with the Chinese characters for Peace crushing down onto it. It was done by two fifteen-year-old Asian artists. That image, as powerful as any editorial cartoon, made me realize that there were hundreds, if not thousands, of young artists of all ages worldwide who would rise to the occasion to express their visions of peace if given the chance. That I would have this revelation at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library was not lost on me. CHALK4PEACE was a chance for a global artistic vision that could

WP: Sounds like it gained some well-deserved attention. JA: Well, it became a phenomenon pretty quickly as the Sunday-afternoon thing to do. Then simultaneously, the Arlington Arts Commission and the DC Commission for the Humanities approached me about doing projects. The cool guy running the Arts Commission brought me in. He said, “I’ve heard you do art.” “ Yes,” I said. We’ve got a project; I want to call it Chalk for Peace.” The Arlington Arts Commission then asked me to do chalk festivals in 2003-4; and that led to the DC Arts Commission deciding to do C4P at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in 2005.

ALL WE ARE SAYING, IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. JOHN LENNON

PHOTO: JOHN AARON

( CHALKSTAR continued from page 6 ) enal experience for me, and C4P is already invited back next year.

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promote a cooperative and collaborative effort towards peace. Looking across the plaza, taking in the drawings, I made a commitment that CHALK4PEACE would become an intercontinental event. My goal was to encourage 1,000,000 people to draw at the same time.”* According to John, it doesn’t take that much to pull off an event. “A safe, secure space; a couple buckets of chalk, and some grown-ups to guide the young’uns.” Of course, it actually takes much more then that. The planning for such a large-scale project starts a year before; there are schools and organizations to coordinate, publicity to go out to the media, and a lot of chalk to buy and distribute to various


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locations around the world are doing an event on Sept. 19. That is a lot harder to figure out then anyone gives the project credit for. WP: Sounds like you need to write some more grants. JA: Yes. One of the funniest things is that, since I’ve been an artist for 40 years, I take the web presentation very seriously. I try to make a successful presentation. In one sense, that’s a lie. C4P limps along and makes this all happen at a grassroots level. We have no famous faces raising money for us, or major funding support. We do receive a grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation, thanks to Peggy Phelps. She has been a champion supporter of C4P ever since we started. I’ve always said, if every school could donate a bit, even $5, our budget would be met for a year. WP: That’s a great idea! What an easy way to make a donation! JA: And it takes the heat off. If everybody who liked what we’re doing gave just $5, we would have close to a million — and that’s a lot of chalk.

PHOTO: WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ALEXANDRIA , VIRGINIA BY MARIELLE MARIANO

sites , as well as coordinators for the ever-growing number of participants. All the people helping are volunteers, and John has yet to pay himself a salary; it’s one of the things his board of directors keeps insisting on. Running a global non-profit on a shoestring is something that looks easy, but isn’t. There are lots of grants to be written and John writes them all. For example, the Arlington Arts Commission grant required 29 copies. Now, there are yearly C4P events happening at many sites in the Washington area. John says, “If you take DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland, there are literally

hundreds of sites.” And, next year they could be in the Smithsonian Museums. I asked about some of the challenges to running C4P on a global level. I knew John did most all of it via the Internet and his phone, with the help of some key coordinators in various sites. How does he keep it all straight? JA: It’s run by volunteers, but I could use about four assistants. One of the goals for C4P is to have someone gathering, following along and organizing every single site that comes in, so if you go to the Internet, you can find out which 25

WP: Do you have a big dream for C4P at this point? Particular projects you’d like to see funding for? JA: I’d like to see millions of people doing C4P around world; I’d want a team of people involved at various levels, all capable of handling different parts of the organizing; I ‘d like to make C4P tee-shirts and have them handed out at schools and other locations as a revenueproducing source for the projects. We want to be able to provide chalk to all the unified schools in all the districts of Los Angeles. For example, we want to be able to meet with people in NY, and politely but firmly challenge some of the current graffiti laws — have chalk removed from the guidelines that have it in that category, because it all washes off. We want to be able to show up in DC and talk to the various museums that might want to do an event. Eventually, I’d like to see teaching programs involved, where kids learn about peacemakers like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and others, and learn about various human rights issues. You know, when John and Yoko sang “give peace a chance,” they were treated like frivolous dreamers. But, they were talking about a truth that is earth-shattering.** (continued on page 54)


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( CHALKSTAR continued from page 53 ) WP: You would like to create some funding to support all that coordination. JA: Actually, I’d like to take the whole thing on the road for a month long tour... the band, the tour bus, the jackets...with a team of photographers and videographers who could go into 10 selected sites. In Los Angeles, in Colorado, DC, in New York, City, in Kentucky and Florence, Italy, and Capetown, South Africa — so people can see this is real. This is global action for peace. It’s important now to have the resources so we can follow through on our promises. C4P is about making great big promises to the world. It’s about bringing peace back into global consciousness; not as a peripheral thing, but right where it belongs, as a major focus and priority. WP: Sounds right to me, John. Best of luck to you and to C4P. Thank you for all your efforts to create more peace, love, and beauty in the world.

To learn more about CHALK4PEACE and artist/CEO John Aaron, follow the links below. If you want to get involved, donate, and/or create a C4P event in your city, start at the official website: www.chalk4peace.org www.chalk4peace.blogspot.com CHALK4PEACE/John Aaron website: www.modernarf.smugmug.com

YOU MAY SAY I’M A DREAMER, BUT I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE. PERHAPS SOME DAY YOU’LL JOIN US, AND THE WORLD WILL LIVE AS ONE. JOHN LENNON

This interview was conducted and written by Sharon Hall forThe Whole Person Calendar. *Drawing on the Power of Peace, by John Aaron June, 2010. www.peacexpeace.org **Yoko Ono is a friend of CHALK4PEACE.

John Aaron is the Global Project Founder of CHALK4PEACE and CEO of CHALK4PEACE, Inc. In an art and music career of four decades, he is internationally recognized for his porcelain sculpture and painting, events organization, and performs as a singer-songwriter throughout Southern California. John believes humor, joy. love, dogs and cats, when combined, to be the probable center of the universe.

CHALK4PEACE 2010 Photo galleries: http://modernarf.smugmug.com/Art/ CHALK4PEACE-2010 Yoko Ono’s ImaginePeace.com: http://www.imaginepeace.com/ archives/10205 Crane Country Day School CHALK4PEACE Video 2010: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=AFidHI1Bdek Clown and Clown Festival: http://www.laprimaweb.it/2010/09/13/ clownclown-festival-internazionale-diclownerie-e-volontariato/ On Facebook: John Aaron http://www.facebook.com/home. Chalk Peace http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/ profile.php?id=100001033063131 CHALK4PEACE on Facebook CAUSEShttp://www.causes.com/ causes/401301/about?m=0c0b0783 Recent articles about CHALK4PEACE: “Drawing on the Power of Peace” PeacexPeace.org http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/ article.asparticle=344313&paper=62&cat =104

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Strategies by Mark Jacobs, RScP December always brings the big push to capitalize on the relaxed spending habits of millions. It’s a mad dash to the 25th, overflowing with charity, party conversation and fast transactions. As a business owner, nonprofit organizer and retail entrepreneur, I say, “Go for it!” But, while you’re going for it, consider being a pillar of loving attention, peaceful interaction and joyful giving at the center of an otherwise swirling madness. Attempt to remember that the holidays were not created to boost an economic bottom line. Really, they weren’t. The coming days have long been a tradition of peace-filled, joyful celebrations across religious and non-religious spectrums. The most commercialized of holidays is Christmas. In this word, one finds “Christos,” which, in ancient Greek, means “the anointed one.” One definition of anointed is “to dedicate to the service of God.” Now, before all of you turn the page in rebellion to these fairly familiar words that raise all sorts of images, what if we allowed these holidays to propel our businesses forward in the essence of the meaning of this time of year, in peace and prosperity, in dedication to a higher consciousness of good will toward all?

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In the stress so often associated with getting ready for the holidays, infusing our business practices with these higher-minded principles will send the message to your customers and others in the community that you are operating from a very different place. When individual consciousness expands in recognition of spirit, where the presence of love and grace is experienced, people notice. The Universe can’t help but rush in to support the inherent Truth in these choices. Everyone gets lifted up, creating a significant flow of energy all around. Usually, as we approach the end of a year, I’m a strong advocate of assessment and strategic planning. By all means, seek advice for professional improvement or consider a session with a consultant familiar with your type of business. After another rough economic year, however, I suggest setting aside significant time for reflection, rest and renewal. If your business is already geared up for the crunch of the holidays, remove yourself from work after the storm has passed. Dedicate a little time to celebrate any personal growth and to praise all that has been accomplished. A few hours of volunteering for the cause you’ve been putting off will create a miraculous new perspective. Capture the opportunity to calmly look at who you are and what you do with a fresh pair of eyes going into 2011. Until then, enter this sacred season with the Peace of allowing your authentic self to serve the world, the Peace of letting your heart experience fulfillment, the Peace that comes when you answer the call to be still. When we allow it, Love and Peace do lead the way, guiding us into every new possibility.

Mark Jacobs, RScP is a licensed Practitioner with United Centers for Spiritual Living and guides business owners and individuals to integrate financial and spiritual principles through Conscious Business Resources. To find out more, visit markjacobsrscp.com. Send questions for future issues to mark@markjacobsrscp.com.

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These Siddha — or “accomplished over bodily powers” — are particularly qualified to share their knowledge because of their training in the Himalayan Mountains. Peace legendarily pervades this mountain range because it is difficult to access and many of the world’s true peacemakers have studied there. Mahayogi Pilot Baba and Yogmata Keiko Aikawa achieved their enlightenment through tapas, a rigorous religious training that involved ascetic practice in a cave. The upcoming workshops draws from their learning and experience there, bringing it to us in a day of lecture, teaching and meditative training.

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The Los Angeles meeting will be held on January 29th and 30th at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The day’s schedule includes discourse and blessings in the morning. This section, anchored around the energy to help you raise your consciousness, is donation based. The afternoon comes with a fee, as it marks the work and initiation to support your transformation — so that you can release yourself from Karma and reconnect with your true self. Advanced registration is recommended. Visit yogmata.org for more details.

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The Sacred Space “Treasures from Heaven available on Earth” Jack and Rose Herschorn have created a beachfront retail mecca in Summerland filled with exotic landscaping, tea houses and Asian artifacts. Jack says, “In our American homes a place of security seems forgotten, a place to be with yourself. Where is the personal space for reflection, contemplation and growth? We believe in this un-centered world and troubled times, each one of us needs to create a sacred space for the rejuvenation of spirit.” Come and sip a cup of tea as you wander the gardens and showrooms. View thousands of inspirational and one-of-a-kind treasures, crystals, candles, incense, fountains, music, books, CD books, orchids, and out of this world jewelry. In addition, the Herschorns now offer periodic lectures in an intimate setting on the property. Check out their website for information and request to be on their mailing list so that you can be certain not to miss out on the sold-out events. 2594 Lillie Avenue, Summerland (805) 565-5535 Showrooms and gardens open everyday from 11am to 5pm www.thesacredspace.com email: inquiry@thesacredspace.com Red umbrellas, Buddhas and Deities are visible from Hwy 101 Exit #90 from the south (LA) or #91 from the north (Santa Barbara)

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Travel / Retreats LIGHT AND RENEWAL RETREAT: LEARN KRIYA MEDITATION. Thurs. Dec. 30 through Sun. Jan. 2, 2011. Learn the liberating art and science of Kriya meditation. Awaken to the divine light and presence within you. Refresh your spirit amidst abundant natural beauty and project your intentions for the New Year. For details and registration: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT, a 4-day residential retreat with Swami Premodaya, Jan. 20-24, 2011. Let Swami Premodaya guide you directly into the heart of the sacred. Held at a luxurious mountain lodge in Idyllwild, CA. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter. net. PERSONAL RETREATS, enjoy the peace and beauty of the sanctuary in a private cedar cabin. If you like, treat yourself to the deep sweetness of early morning group meditations, walk the Hopi labyrinth, or hike a pristine trail. 4,000 acres of rolling hills and wooded trails to explore. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKENDS, usually held on the last weekend of each month. Renew, relax, refresh. Enjoy a weekend of healing yoga, meditation, energizing exercises, satsang, nourishing meals and an evening devotional jam session. Participate in any or all activities. Call for info and suggested donation. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.



Whole Person Calendar - December 2010