According to Swami Kriyananda, by practicing ahimsa or non-injury, you learn how to affirm oneness — by kindness toward all beings, by compassion, by universal love. Rightly understood, ahimsa is the "ultimate weapon" of a strong person. It turns one’s enemy into a friend, banishing the possibility of further conflict. Ahimsa was often demonstrated by Swami Kriyananda’s own guru, Paramhansa Yogananda.
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Accepting Our Choices, Healing Our Stories: A Writing Workshop with Jill Kelly
Sunday, July 1, 11 am-2 pm, $30
Awake and Know! Lucid Dreaming Techniques for Manifesting Solutions & Remote Viewing with Carol Cochero
Sunday, July 1, 3-5 pm, $20
Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing with Connie Hill
Monday, July 2, 6:30-8 pm, $12
Happy Independence Day!
NRB will be closed on Wednesday, July 4
So You Think You Can Breathe? Better Breathing for Energy and Vitality with Emily Olson
Thursday, July 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Guided Hypno-Chakra Balancing with 9 Singing Crystal Bowls with Nicole Vanderhoff
Friday, July 6, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Soul Archeology: Karma as Pathway to Purpose, Power and Passion Through Evolutionary Astrology with Paul Richard
Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $20
Communicating with our Reiki Guides with Colleen Benelli
Saturday, July 7, 2-5 pm, $30
Mantra: Gateway to Transcendence with Anna Bredahl
Saturday, July 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Aligning with Joy: A One Day Summer Retreat with Deborah Eden Tull and Caverly Morgan
Sunday, July 8, 10:30 am-4:30 pm, $60
Drop-In Meditation with Anna Bredahl
Wednesday, July 11, 5:30-6:30 pm, no charge
AstroTarot: "No Experience Required" with Paul Richard
Thursday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Ascension 2012: The Greatest Year in Human Existence with Jan Engels-Smith
Friday, July 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Walk the Sacred Path of Spiritual Intuition: A Soul Immersion Workshop with Sara Wiseman
Saturday, July 14, 11 am-4 pm, $60
Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up To Be with Robert Forman
Saturday, July 14, 6-8 pm, $15
Journey Circle: The Seven Mastermind Set Principles and Energy Medicine for the Planet with Anna Abraham
Sunday, July 15, 11 am-2 pm, $30
Secrets of Successful High Earners with Jackie Pasciak
Sunday, July 15, 3-5 pm, $25
Ananda College of Living Wisdom
Term begins August 29 in Gaston, OR
B.A., A.A. or advanced certificate programs.
Personalized learning, experiential programs, internships.
Healing Soul Work with Lisa Oswald
Learn more about a new online video course (no charge) with Lisa Oswald, a conscious, vibrant life channel, healer and teacher. Redefine your life with new skills that will help you self-illuminate and heal with somatic conscious choice.
Online video course and one-day workshop details at www.projectlightbody.org
Special and Ongoing Events
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 am-6 pm, $75 per hour
GoldenHawk is a 24th degree Sirian shaman and daughter of RA (Rahotepet), former high priestess of the Temple of the Devine Mother, certified shaman, channel, master toner, reiki master, certified energetic healer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, crystal master, tarot reader and psychic astrologer, sweat lodge leader as well as a multi-media artist and master drum-maker.
Massage by Lindsey
Thursdays and every other Saturday, 9 am-4 pm by appointment, see website for rates
Along with massage, Lindsey is attuned with the gift of Reiki. Lindsey has also been certified in Crystal Therapy. She uses crystals to amplify the healing effects of Reiki and uses communication and intent to consciously tailor her session to the specific needs of each client.
Trance Channeling with Areanne Lloyd
Sessions by appointment, contact 503-941-9371
Areanne channels The Guides, a universal energy whose purpose is to help you love and honor yourself. Now is the perfect time to get ready for 2012.
Bio-mat Healing Sessions
Walk in or call to reserve, no charge for 20-minute session
It’s our way of giving back. Lay back and relax in pure comfort while the Amethyst Bio-mat’s FAR Infrared Rays soothe, warm and detoxify every fiber of your being. Allow the negative ions emitted from the bio-mat to align your nervous system relieving your aches and pains while healing you from the inside out. Let our Bose sound system sweep you away with a free guided meditation.
Special Events at RoseSprings Center
Create Magnificent Relationships with Rick Lefever
Choose either Mondays starting July 9, 7 pm, or Thursdays, July 12, 10 am, $200/10 sessions
Quantum Lightweaving with Kenji Kumara
QL Intensive Workshop Level 1: Friday-Sunday, July 20-22
Personal sessions: Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19
Register at PDXBliss@yahoo.com
Runner's Leg Massage with Tamara Felix, Ph.D., LMT
Saturday, July 14, 9 am-5:30 pm, $150
Easy & Effective Ways to Balance Your Chakras with Elaine Smith, Integrative Healer
Saturday, July 14, 10 am, no charge
Use Crystals & Stones to Balance Your Chakras with Elaine Smith, Integrative Healer
Saturday, July 14, 11:30 am, no charge
Goddess Gathering with Rev. Linda Baker, Facilitator
Thursday, July 5, 7-8:30 pm, $5
Tarot Awareness with Hope Suggit, Tarot Reader and Soul Coach
Saturday, July 7 and 21, 10 am-2 pm, $30/30 min.
Sacred Drumming at RoseSprings Center
Sunday, July 8, 7 pm, $5
Tarot Night with Hope Suggit, Intuitive Tarot Reader
Wednesday, July 11, 7 pm, $5
Wisewoman Pathways to Wholeness with Hope Suggit, Intuitive Soul Coach
Thursday, July 12, 7 pm, $5
Tai Chi CosmoDynamics with Master Dan Porter
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, $15 drop in, $65/5 sessions, $110/10 sessions
Pranic Healing Clinic with Brett Dunn and Fanci Stow, Pranic Healers
Mondays, 7-9 pm, donation
Zumba Fitness with April Whidden, Certified Zumba Instructor
Wednesdays, 9-10 am, $5/drop-in special
Isshinryu Karate-dos with Sensei, Matthew Borthwick
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, fee varies
Pardio Zumba with LaTosha Wilson, Certified Zumba Instructor
Fridays, 7-8 pm, $10
Amma Sri Karunamayi in Seattle
Spiritual Discourse (followed by individual blessings and Saraswati Mantra Diksha)
Friday, July 6, 10 am-1:30 pm
East Side Baha'i Center, 16007 NE 8th St., Bellevue
One Day Silent Meditation Retreat
Saturday, July 7, 8 am-6 pm
East Side Baha'i Center, 16007 NE 8th St., Bellevue
Homa Fire Ceremony
Sunday, July 8, 9 am-1 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah
Soul Healing Classes in Portland
with Master Roger Givens
Roger Givens is a Disciple and Worldwide Representative of Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha, a Divine Channel, a Certified Divine Direct Soul Communicator, and Reader of the Akashic Records. He empowers people to remove their suffering and overcome their life challenges by using Soul Healing. Roger was personally trained by Master Sha to use the teachings of the soul mind body healing system.
Saturday, July 7, 9 am–5 pm, $75
Learn the power and significance of forgiveness to self-clear karma.
Divine Healing Hands Free Soul Healing Evening
Friday, July 20, 7–9 pm, no charge
Experience powerful Divine Healing Hands Blessings for health, relationships, and finances.
Soul Masters Movie Screening and Divine Healing Hands Blessings
Friday, August 3, 6:30–9 pm, $10
Two powerful healers share the secret of all true healing, and Master Roger Givens offers Divine Healing Hands Blessings to everyone.
Introduction to Opening Your Spiritual Channels
Saturday-Sunday, August 4–5, 9 am–5 pm, $250
Learn how to open and communicate using your four spiritual channels.
Divine Healing Hands Training Program with Master Roger Givens and Master Sha
Friday-Sunday, September 7–9, 10 am–10 pm, $625
Master Roger Givens will transmit Divine Healing Hands to approved participants, instantly empowering them to offer powerful divine blessings for health, relationships, finances. Live in Portland and via webcast from San Francisco.
All events located at Opening to Life Studio
407 NE 12th St., Portland, OR 97232
Taken as a purposeful series, LightSong courses provide a cohesive set of trainings full of experiences with time-honored healing techniques, potent initiations and ceremonies.
Jan Engels-Smith would like to invite you to receive a free gift by signing up for the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies newsletter! You will receive a link to a free shamanic drumming audio from her CD Take Your Body with You. Please go to www.lightsong.net and click on “Newsletter Sign up” to receive your free gift.
Summer Classes 2012
Telepathic Communication Practicum with Jan Engels-Smith
Monday-Sunday, July 23-29
Soul Retrieval Training with Jan Engels-Smith
Friday-Sunday, September 14-16
Level 1: Through the Rabbit Hole with Jan Engels-Smith
Friday-Sunday, September 28-30
Level 2: Residential with Jan Engels-Smith
Tuesday-Sunday, October 2-7
LightSong Community Events
Reiki Circles with Colleen Benelli
First Tuesday of each month
Communicating with Our Reiki Guides with Colleen Benelli
Saturday, July 7
Ascension 2012: The Greatest Year in Human Existence with Jan Engels-Smith
Friday, July 13
Igniting the Hero Within with Karen Hefner
Weekly class: Thursdays, August 9-September 13
Saturday class: (intro on Friday, August 3), August 18 and September 8
Reiki I and Reiki II with Colleen Benelli
Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5
Language of Spirit Through Nature with Terry Kem
Friday-Monday, August 31-September 3
Mystic Garden Gathering
Wednesday-Monday, July 18-23
This activating gathering of the tribes features spiritual and holistic-wellness offerings, theme camps, top musical acts, visionary art, yoga and workshops. Experience 5 days and nights of healthier, more sustainable and thriving lifestyles, community-building and nature!
Come join us on 25 beautiful acres at Lake Selmac in Southern Oregon, a lush destination festival camping site.
Rita's Room presents mini-workshops designed to assist us through the shifting and transitioning of conscious evolution.
Each week's focus is congruent with an element and a body connecting us to nature.
Initiation Series: Unity
Meditation: Moving Images
I was born a beautiful and trusting soul.
The creativity of the Universe flows through me.
My work allows me to express my talents and abilities.
I take a moment to treasure the mysterious process of life.
High Spirits Group
Breakthrough: The Healing Nature of Conflict with Leslie Grollman
Wednesday, July 25
Potluck at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7-9 pm
$5 love offering
10215 NW 313th Ave.
North Plains, OR 97133
The High Spirits Group provides a positive, nurturing and supportive environment to assist each of us with our unique journey through this life.
The group meets every fourth Wednesday of each month. We listen to a new speaker, presenter or movie, followed by networking opportunities and group interaction.
Questions? Call Jelina 503-201-4201 or email email@example.com or visit www.ravensworkhighspiritsgroup.webs.com.
National Qigong Association - 17th Annual Conference
Renewal • Realignment • Rebirth
Friday-Sunday, July 27-29
Vancouver Hilton • Vancouver, WA
Explore how Qigong and the understanding of qi can deepen your practice. Workshops, lectures and seminars presented by leaders in the world of Qigong and Taiji. Distinctive vendors and products, plus a silent auction.
Call 1-888-815-1893 and mention code: NQA12NC
True Guidance: Communicate Directly with Your Guides
Do you want the freedom of connecting with your own true divine guidance for health, relationships, career and personal growth? If you’re a beginner, Amber Kurt will show you how to immediately be able to ask your guides questions and receive direct answers by using a pendulum. If you already work with your guides, you’ll learn how to trust your connection, and have more conversations with your guides. Visit www.incorporealenergy.com.
Register at New Renaissance.
Be a Part of the NCX Wellness Night Community!
Join us at New Connexion's monthly wellness sampler of new ideas on alternative health, personal growth and conscious living. Network with others in the community who are interested in whole living. Bring your flyers for our free information table.
Participants receive a $2 discount coupon good toward New Renaissance Bookshop purchase that day.
Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair
The Yachats Commons, a charming, refurbished vintage elementary school, will be filled with 70 exhibitors featuring holistic health goods and services, psychic readers, crystals and gemstones, jewelry, crafts, visionary art, music and meditation CDs, books, fairy stuff and much more. A free book exchange is also featured. Great food at fair prices will be offered in the on-site cafe. During the weekend exhibitors will offer 20 presentations including seminars and demonstrations.
Organizer Rev. Violet Young states that, "Chuckling Cherubs Spiritual Ministry is committed to helping facilitate personal and planetary healing, awareness, spiritual growth and love and that we are tending to our mission by producing this event. The opening circle for the exhibitors raises the energy level and states the intention for love, health and prosperity for all who enter. Many visitors comment about the positive energy they feel in the building during the weekend event."
This is the longest running and largest event of its type on the Oregon Coast and is produced by Chuckling Cherubs Spiritual Ministry.
Booth space available
www.chucklingcherubs.com • 541-547-4664
Swami Kriyananda, author of the 2012 International award-winning book, Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography is introduced by Amit Goswami, quantum theoretical physicist from What the Bleep Do We Know?
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