Events to Enlighten, Educate and Entertain

 

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Monday-Thursday and Saturday: 10 am-9 pm
Friday: 10 am-9:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm

New Renaissance Calendar of Events

September  •  October  •  November

September 2014

Yes Breath and the Drama Triangle
September 2
6:30-8:15pm

Yes Breath and the Drama Triangle
Portland Center for Conscious Living, Tues. Sept. 2, 6:30-8:15 pm, $10
Do you ever feel like you're tensing up? Nerves on edge before a big meeting or stuck in conflict with someone? Are you interested in shifting to having fun instead? Come learn how through the Hendricks techniques of Yes Breath and shifting out of the Drama Triangle.

Drop-In Meditation
September 3
5:30-6:30pm

Drop-In Meditation
Ean McClane, Wed. Sept. 3, 10, 17, 5:30-6:30 pm, FREE!
Group meditation always helps you to go deeper! Drop by after work and enjoy a quiet session of peace with like-minded people. Bring your pillow, bench, shawl or other meditation supplies.

Virgo Full Moon Ceremony
September 3
7-8:30pm

Virgo Full Moon Ceremony
Karen Johannsen, Wed. Sept. 3, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Have you ever wondered about the deeper meaning of the full moon? You will experience the power of a full moon ceremony and learn how you can work with these energies to facilitate your own spiritual growth as well as contribute to the healing of the planet.

Drop-In Kirtan
September 4
6:30-8pm

Drop-in Kirtan
John Gladen, Thurs. Sept. 4, 6:30-8 pm, FREE!
Kirtan devotional chanting will lift your vibration and attune your heart to the frequency of the Divine. Come join John Gladen, on classical guitar, to uplift your Spirit and expand your Soul.

Healing From Depression and Anxiety: A Body, Mind and Spirit Recovery Program
September 5
7-8:30pm

Healing From Depression and Anxiety: A Body, Mind and Spirit Recovery Program
Douglas Bloch, Fri. Sept. 5, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Learn tools and coping strategies to stabilize your mood, increase energy, and achieve a high degree of emotional well-being. This recovery program uses a holistic approach that combines physical self-care, mental-emotional self-care, social support, spiritual connection and lifestyle habits. This kind of social support has been shown to bring about healing from mood disorders.

Increase Your Happiness Through Self-Compassion: Tools for Mindfulness and Self-Management
September 6
11am-1pm

Increase Your Happiness Through Self-Compassion: Tools for Mindfulness and Self-Management
Celedra Gildrea, Sat. Sept. 6, 11 am-1 pm, $20
Self-compassion is a courageous stance toward a kinder, more sustainable approach to life's challenges. You will leave with your own unique tools for managing stress, difficult emotions and self-judgment as well as precise steps on how to make new choices for a more joy filled and easeful life.

Emotional Energy Transformation: A Gateway to Personal Power
September 6
7-8:30pm

Emotional Energy Transformation: A Gateway to Personal Power
Dr. Siamak Shirazi, Sat. Sept. 6, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Emotional Energy Transformation is a new gateway to personal empowerment. We all have amazing, untapped abilities to overcome every kind of challenge and achieve excellence in our lives. EET is a way to transform your emotional state and provide unmatched insight into managing your personal power.

An Introduction to the Kabbalah: Exploring the Secrets of the Universe
September 7
11am-2pm

An Introduction to the Kabbalah: Exploring the Secrets of the Universe
Dovid Krafchow, Sun. Sept. 7, 11 am-2 pm, $30
Come learn about the Kabbalah - the Jewish mystical tradition dating back four thousand years, in this enlightening introductory class. The Kabbalah is said to be embedded in the body, engraved in the Earth and written in the heavens. The study of Kabbalah merges the body with the soul and becomes the source of light for a lifetime.

Kuan Yin and the Divine Feminine
September 7
4-5:30pm

Kuan Yin and the Divine Feminine
Becky Lerner, Sun. Sept. 7, 4-5:30 pm, $15
As our planet continues its energetic shift into the yin energies of the Divine Feminine, ascended master Kuan Yin is especially present to help us transition into this new way of being. Through guided meditation, come experience the energy of Kuan Yin and receive her blessings.

Five Year Anniversary! Full Moon Drumming Circle: for Peace and Healing
September 8
6:30-8pm

Five Year Anniversary! Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing
Connie Hill, Mon. Sept. 8, 6:30-8 pm, $13
Come celebrate 5 years of Full Moon Drumming Circles at New Ren! Drumming and rattling help clear and shift energy, help release what is no longer needed in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies, and help us manifest new energy in our lives. We will clear our personal energy and then focus on how to replace what was released.

Creative Joint Play and Conscious Heart Talk
September 10
6:30-8:15pm

Creative Joint Play and Conscious Heart Talk
Portland Center for Conscious Living, Wed. Sept. 10, 6:30-8:15 pm, $10
Do you ever feel stuck in conflict and blaming? We'll help you rediscover how you can unstick your mind by moving your body. We'll also guide you through shifting from blame talk which alienates us from others to conscious heart talk. Come learn these Hendricks Institute techniques that help nurture loving relationships and interactions

The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love
September 11
7-8:30pm

The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love
Linda Carroll, Thurs. Sept. 11, 7-8:30 pm, $12
In this inspiring evening, author and veteran couples therapist, Linda Carroll will provide a road map to the mysterious, difficult, and wondrous journey through five distinct and essential relationship stages that lead to wholehearted love. She will introduce a framework for following love's path, with practical techniques for managing conflicts and developing greater intimacy.

A Celestial Evening With Govinda
September 12
7-8:30pm

A Celestial Evening with Govinda
Govinda Miller, Fri. Sept. 12, 7-8:30 pm, $15
There are profound celestial alignments happening now and well into 2015 that are calling for personal self-mastery. Govinda presents these major astrological alignments, illuminating their mundane and higher meanings. Find out what you need to do to make the shift and transition work for you.

Letting Life Lead: Moon in Taurus/Venus in Virgo
September 13
2-5pm

Letting Life Lead: Moon in Taurus/Venus in Virgo
Kelly Davidson and Raina Rowland, Sat. Sept. 13, 2-5 pm, $35
With the Sun and Venus in Virgo and the Moon in Taurus it is a time to unearth our goddess energy. In this astrological class, we will explore the wild, fluid, free-flowing nature of the Sacred Feminine through the Houses.

The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic
September 13
7-8:30pm

The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic
Heather Strang, Sat. Sept. 13, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Think living deeply connected to your desires and experiencing daily magic is just for fairytales? Heather Strang will share from her latest novel The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic, giving real-world, applicable experiences and inspiration.

Desires & Magic: Group Soul Alignment Session
September 14
11am-2pm

Desires & Magic: Group Soul Alignment Session
Heather Strang, Sun. Sept. 14, 11 am-2 pm, $50
In celebration of the new, published release of her romance novel The Quest: a Tale of Desire & Magic, Heather Strang wants to share the magic! Leading attendees through a meditation, soul alignment session and teaching attendees the tapping technique that Cortices mentioned in The Quest.

Meeting Your Personal Spirit Guides
September 14
3-6pm

Meeting Your Personal Spirit Guides
Robert Zakian, Sun. Sept. 14, 3-6 pm, $30
Have you ever wondered who your guides are? Instead of someone telling you, wouldn't it be more exciting to have the personal experience of meeting your guides? Robert will help you determine the best channel for your connection (visual, kinesthetic or auditory) then lead you on a journey of discovery.

What Would Life Be Like Without Your Biggest Blockage?
September 17
7-8:30pm

What Would Life Be Like Without Your Biggest Blockage?
Terry McGill, Wed. Sept. 17, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Terry will do readings to determine the root of your biggest blockage and channel guidance for you from the soul world. For those who desire, he will use his soul healing gifts to remove those root blockages.

The Soul
September 18
7-8:30pm

The Soul
Sat Shree, Thurs. Sept. 18, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Sat Shree explores the Soul and the mystery of this eternal essence, the core of our individual identity that lives beyond birth and death. There is only one Soul yet it has innumerable expressions. It is the essential reality of our individual existence. The Soul is the core of our being. Tonight's discussion explores this mystery and opens the opportunity to reveal the soul as a direct and immediate reality within us.

Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting With Our Natural State of Mind
September 19
7-8:30pm

Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting with Our Natural State of Mind
Orgyen Chowang Rimpoche, Fri. Sept. 19, 7-8:30 pm, $12
When we experience stress, anxiety, unhappiness or any other form of discomfort, our mind is not in its natural state. Meditation Master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will introduce Buddhist methods for working with mind through meditation in order to experience our natural state of happiness and inner peace.

How to Eliminate the Inner Critic
September 20
6:30-8:30pm

How to Eliminate the Inner Critic
Sarah Lambert, Sat. Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
How often does your mind bully you, attacking you with the assumption that whatever you're doing is wrong? This short seminar teaches the two statements that will unravel your inner critic at the deepest level. You'll leave with a lasting understanding of what's really happening when you're mind attacks, and how to respond so it never hurts you again.

Journey of Consciousness
September 21
11am-5pm

Journey of Consciousness
Sat Shree, Sun. Sept. 21, 11 am-5 pm, $50
We are all on a Journey of Consciousness if we know it or not. In this intensive Sat Shree will take you on a journey into the nature of existence and its purpose. There are fundamental factors, forces, structures and mechanisms that lie behind the veil of ignorance that shrouds us all.

Profound Mystical Meditation for the Western Mind
September 23
6:30-8:30pm

Profound Mystical Meditation for the Western Mind
John Pease, Tues. Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Profound Mystical Meditation is a unique program that helps unfold your mystical ability. Enjoy going to an "ocean of love" within to receive inspiration from ascended masters to understand the spiritual significance of your experiences and guidance for what is up ahead! Develop a profound trust in yourself to accomplish your dream come true.

Special Wednesday Drop-In Meditation With Sat Shree
September 24
5:30-6:30pm

Special Wednesday Drop-In Meditation with Sat Shree
Sat Shree, Wed. Sept. 24, 5:30-6:30 pm, FREE!
Come join us for a very special meditation led by New Dharma founder, Sat Shree. Sat Shree awakened in 1998, spending six years in India with his Guru where he was engaged in an intensive transformational process.

Maturation of the Soul
September 24
7-8:30pm

Maturation of the Soul
Sat Shree, Wed. Sept. 24, 7-8:30 pm, $12
In the same way a seed sprouts, develops buds and produces its blossom or fruit, so do we develop and grow, not just in our human life but in our spiritual life as well. In this talk, Sat Shree shares his own awakening and experience, and the subsequent process that allowed it his awakening to come to full bloom.

The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection
September 26
7-8:30pm

The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection
Raphael Cushnir, Fri. Sept. 26, 7-8:30 pm, $12
What prevents us from reaching our full potential is a reservoir of unfelt emotion. Discovering and feeling this emotion is what makes spiritual techniques finally work and makes us truly unstoppable.

Healing Your Energy Body by Creating Healthy Boundaries
September 27
2-5pm

Healing Your Energy Body By Creating Healthy Boundaries
Katherine Boyer, Sat. Sept. 27, 2-5 pm, $30
Our boundaries are the ultimate tools for adapting to the world around us, both as access and barriers. Learn how to identify, establish, and move your boundaries to serve your highest and best good. When you know your limits of your boundary edges you gain more self awareness and mastery of your environment. Healthy boundaries are flexible and permeable enough to let in the positive and protect us from harm.

Become An Earth Angel: Advice and Wisdom for Finding Your Wings and Living in Service
September 27
7-8:30pm

Become an Earth Angel: Advice and Wisdom for Finding Your Wings and Living in Service
Sonja Grace, Sat. Sept. 27, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Come meet Sonja Grace, who will take you on a fantastic journey into the angelic realms. Through her own extraordinary case studies, Sonja demonstrates what it is like to do the work of an earth angel. Discover fresh insight into angels and the angelic phenomenon.

NCX Wellness Night
September 30
7-8:30pm

NCX Wellness Night
Dimensional Energies, You and Healing
Francesca Fleming, Tues. Sept. 30, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Join medical intuitive Francesca Fleming and learn about using multi-dimensional energies for healing and manifesting. Wondering why a healing or manifestation failed for you and worked for someone else? Sometimes the reason is based on our genes, experiences, karma and consciousness. But what if it is something else? Learn how to detect your best path with these energies.