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Upcoming Events with Andrew Harvey

Return to Joy with Andrew Harvey

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.

Andrew HarveyInternationally-acclaimed spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey will present his newest book Return to Joy, a compelling invitation to consider that joy is the ultimate nature of reality and that its absence lies at the root of our current, unprecedented global crisis. Learn about the mystical wisdom of the ages that places joy at the core of our existence, and consider the myriad enemies of joy in our time. As we tend the fires of joy, we celebrate its flames and nurture its ubiquitous presence.

Andrew Harvey is a poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher who has taught at universities and spiritual centers around the world. He has written and edited more than 30 books, including the best-selling titles The Hope and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. For more: www.andrewharvey.net.

A book signing will follow the program.

Sacred Practices to Give Joy in a Time of Crisis

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Many of us who are committed to birthing a new, more enlightened era are dismayed by the sheer number of crises we now face. It’s all too easy to get stuck in grief and despair or to become detached and disengaged. Instead of succumbing to debilitating emotions, there’s another pathway, one that is both joyful AND effective: viewing the current crisis as an opportunity to deepen our spiritual growth and engage in positive actions that can make a real difference for humanity.

By awakening the “soul force” within us, we can turn our upset into creativity, despair into discipline, and hopelessness into fierce resolve to create a better world for generations to come.

$100 nonmembers $80 members $110 at the door Lunch on your own.

Spirit Circle Drumming

Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

Karen TrustyCelebrate your spirit through music and movement. Join us in sacred space for healing rhythms and dance. Based on a blend of traditions, the drum circle draws on our most ancient roots to create expressions of love and joy, raising energy that is held in silence and sent out as offerings of prayer, followed by grounding. You are welcome to bring your own drums, rattles, or rhythm instruments as a limited number of shared instruments will be available.

Karen Tlusty-Rissman is a musician, artist, and celebrant of Spirit in all forms. She has facilitated sacred circles and ceremonies honoring life passages, seasonal transitions, and for healing for the past 30 years. Her practice, based on the belief that all beings on this planet are One, weaves together the common threads of Native American and Pagan teachings as well as Reiki energy work and aromatherapy. Karen plays Native American flute, bass, and plays in the trio, Something Different, with her husband John. She is available for personal consultation and musical performances.

$10

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