Inviting the Light: Renew & Rejuvenate for the Spring Equinox

Friday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.

Yolanda-LozanoJoin us for a special evening to renew and rejuvenate yourself for spring following the vernal equinox!  Contemplate the rhythms of nature and consciousness and your relationship to Light in mind, body, and spirit as you refocus, find clarity, and begin to emerge from winter. Enliven and welcome the energy of Spring with a selection of cleaning, gently energizing movements to enliven your body and mind. Experience third-eye opening breathwork to activate your intuition, followed by gentle, accessible movements to activate the energies of your chakras and your body, as well as mantra meditation and deep relaxation. 

Yolanda Lozano has over 20 years of extensive bicultural training in the healing arts from master teachers in India, China, and the United States. She integrates breathing techniques, toning and chanting, meditation, movement, vibrational energy healing, and self-care while listening to the True Self within. For more, visit www.yolandahealinghearts.com. 

Bring a meditation cushion and/or yoga mat for floor seating and relaxation, if desired. Chairs are also available. 

TS Members: $15 • Nonmembers: $20 • $25 at the door

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Triple Gong Experience

Friday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.

Become immersed in the rich tonal vibrations of three harmonious gongs as you detach from the pressure and content of the mind. Evoking physical, emotional, and spiritual responses, the vibrations of the gongs work on multiple levels to stimulate, heal and transform. After a gentle, seated yogic warm-up and meditation to prepare the mind and body, relax and be embraced by sound.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat and/or blanket. In the communal spirit, we'll share a cup of homemade Yogi Tea afterward.

Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) received her Kundalini Yoga instructor and gong training through the Kundalini Research Institute and Spirit Rising Yoga. Maureen Milliken (Haripal Kaur) is a yoga instructor, sound practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and shamanic facilitator. Ela Geske received her Kundalini Yoga instructor and gong training through the 3HO Foundation (KRI).

$30 in advance, $35 at the door

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Dharma in Daily Life: Practical Application of the Upanishads

Saturday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jane ClearyUpanishads are knowledge-based texts that unfold the true nature of ourselves, and in so defining this nature, also analyze and present the nature of the world as well as the ultimate source of it all. This knowledge is not ordinary in that these texts not only tell you that you are free from all limitations; they also prove it. We will discuss various verses in the tradition of first listening (sravana), then reflecting through questions and discussions (manana), and finally contemplating (nididhyasana). The workshop will also include some meditation practices (upasanas) that serve to sharpen and steady the mind. 

Janani Cleary began her pursuit in Vedanta as a yoga teacher in New York City. She then completed an intensive course in India to obtain her teaching certification and has shared knowledge and insights with students for several decades. She has been engaged with various Vedic cultural centers and other venues across the country, including participation in a White House conference. She also served as an advisor to the movie Gurukulam (2016), a documentary on what it is like to be a student in an ashram. Learn more at her website: www.optimummeditation.org.

TS members: $60 • Nonmembers: $70 • $80 at the door

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Join Janani for her talk Know Thyself: Ancient Techniques for Self-knowledge on Thursday, March 19.


The Transformative Power of Remembrance Practices: An Experiential Workshop

Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pouria MontazerOn this daylong retreat, we will explore Remembrance (Zikr or Dhikr), the most significant practice in Sufism, in both theory and practice. The day will begin with an exploration into the spiritual and cultural contexts that are embedded in famed Sufi poet Rumi’s work. These include symbols, metaphors, analogies, stories from the sacred texts, and, most importantly, Rumi’s own life and longings. We will then explore embodiment practices to turn Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings into portals for spiritual awakening and transformation, including:

  • Sacred remembrance practices (singing and movement)
  • Guided heart-centered meditations and movements
  • Sacred reading practices, journaling, and offerings
  • Exploring the spiritual and cultural context and idioms in Rumi's work

 Pouria Montazeri grew up with Rumi’s poetry and teachings and is fluent in Persian. He draws from his 28 years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other mystical and contemplative practices as well as his experiences as a teacher, spiritual director/coach, speaker, poet, mindfulness instructor, sangha guide, mentor, and filmmaker to support himself and others to live more creative, peaceful, and meaningful lives. He wrote, directed, and filmed Shams & Rumi: The Fragrance of Axis Mundi, which won many international film awards. For more, visit www.footprintsofrumi.com.

TS members: $60 • Nonmembers: $70 • $80 at the door

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Join Pouria for his talk Seeing Beyond Forms: Cultivating Spiritual Maturity on Thursday, March 26.


Shamanism and Inner Guidance: An Experiential Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Immerse and deepen your connection to yourself, your essence, and spirit through shamanic practices that can become a part of your daily living. Through special ceremonies, journeys, rites, and rituals, we will deepen and expand the notion that shamanic living is indeed a testament to animism and a practice of direct revelation. With practice, this way of life will help you access your own inner guidance. We will experience and practice together with partners as well as in the larger group setting. 

Christina Pateros is a painter, spiritual guide, healer, teacher, and steward of spiritual journeys to sacred lands. She owns a healing practice and also creates fine collectible paintings available through galleries and by commission. Her shamanic practice offers cleansing and clearing of beings and spaces. For more information, visit christinapateros.com and whispering-stones.com.

TS Members: $65 • Nonmembers: $75 • $85 at the door

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