Inspiring Online Events

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Zoom Event! Practical Mindfulness: A Physician's No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners 

Dr. Greg Sazima, Thurday, June 24, 5:30-7PM, Free!
Join Dr. Greg Sazima live for an interactive, virtual introduction to his new book, Practical Mindfulness: A Physician's No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners (Mango Press, 2021).


Dr. Sazima will share the backstory behind and mission of Practical Mindfulness:


  • His passion for meditation as an essential training in the capacity for mindful awareness,

  • His own personal story in using meditation to navigate the challenge of aggressive cancer, and "paying forward" the benefits in creating a guide that demystifies mindfulness and lowers the bar to starting a sustainable, fruitful practice.

  • Greg will share readings and anecdotes from Practical Mindfulness, lead attendees through some basic guided meditation exercises, and be available for Q&A.

Greg Sazima, MD is a psychiatrist, educator and author, based in Northern California. He teaches physicians-in-training at Stanford's Family Medicine Residency Program. He volunteers on the non-profit boards of Snowline Hospice and Capital Public Radio, both in the Sacramento region.

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Zoom Event! The Mindful Woman

Sue Patton Thoele, Friday, June 25, 6PM Pacific Time Free!
Ever wish you could remain calm, hopeful, and open-hearted even in the midst of chaos? Mindfulness helps make that wish come true. In The Mindful Woman, Sue Patton Thoele shows you how to incorporate mindfulness into your dynamic, if sometimes chaotic, life. The Mindful Woman offers many simple and effective practices that help you choose mindfulness moment by moment. Join author Sue Patton Thoele for a talk on mindfulness where she will share practices from her book that you can start implementing in your daily life. There will also be time for discussion and Q & A.

Sue Patton Thoele is the author of numerous books including The Courage to Be Yourself, Strength: Meditations for Wisdom, Balance, & Power, The Courage to Be a Stepmom, and The Woman’s Book of Courage.  She is a mom, stepmom, grandmother, wife, and retired psychotherapist and women’s group leader. Sue loves playing with words, swimming with wild dolphins, and hanging out with friends and family, both two footed and four footed.

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Facebook Live and Instagram Live Meditation Gathering

John Gladen, Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:15PM Pacific Time, FREE!

New Renaissance is sponsoring a online meditation group every week to provide a supportive environment to enliven and enrich your practice. Recharge in a virtual gathering of joy and peace with like-minded people.  


John Gladen is a buyer at New Renaissance, and has been meditating for over 12 years. 


Zoom Workshop Series!  Writing through the Body

Johnnie Mazzocco,  Wednesdays at 7-9PM Pacific Time

May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$245 for Full Series (7 Workshops)

$40 Drop In for 1 Workshop of Your Choice

Enhance Your Writing with Deep Character Development Using the Seven Main Chakras

Writing Through the Body™ is a character development method based on the seven main chakras, designed to help writers create deeply considered, human-like characters by applying the traits and expressions of each chakra. Each is paired with a writing element. Writing Through the Body™ is effective when building character for both fiction and memoir, as well as determining the Ideal Reader for non-fiction, self-help books.

Johnnie Mazzocco is a writer and teacher, and creator of Writing Through the Body™. Her mission in life is to contribute to the healing of the world through stories.

This Writing Through the Body™ Workshop Series includes the following sessions:

Writing Through the Body™ — Root Chakra | Backstory/Setting

Wednesday, May 19, 7-9PM Pacific Time

This workshop focuses on the Root Chakra and Backstory/Setting. 

Writing Through the Body™ — Sacral Chakra | Description

Wednesday, May 26, 7-9PM Pacific Time
This workshop focuses on the Sacral Chakra and Description. 

Writing Through the Body™ — Solar Plexus Chakra | Characterization/Character Motivation

Wednesday, June 2, 7-9PM Pacific Time
This workshop focuses on the Solar Plexus Chakra and Characterization/Character Motivation. 

Writing Through the Body™ — Heart Chakra | Antagonists/Supporting Characters

Wednesday, June 9, 7-9PM Pacific Time
This workshop focuses on the Heart Chakra and Antagonists/Supporting Characters. 

Writing Through the Body™ — Throat Chakra | Dialogue

Wednesday, June 16, 7-9PM Pacific Time
This workshop focuses on the Throat Chakra and Dialogue. 

Writing Through the Body™ — Third Eye Chakra | Interior Monologue

Wednesday, June 23, 7-9PM Pacific Time
This workshop focuses on the Third Eye Chakra and Interior Monologue. 

Writing Through the Body™ — Crown Chakra | Point of View

Wednesday, June 30, 7-9PM Pacific Time
This workshop focuses on the Crown Chakra and Point of View. 

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Zoom Event! Radical Loving's Spirit Quest Workshop with Rabbi Wayne Dosick

Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Sunday, October 3, 1-3PM Pacific Time, $35

Everything we need to be the loving, holy people we want to be is right within us.

Yet, sometimes, in the chaos and tumult of our current world, our precious soul-spark gets lost or goes into hiding. We yearn to rekindle that life-passion, and to flourish and rejoice in the delicious juicyness of Being.  Radical Loving’s Spirit Quest Workshop invites you to journey deep within your mind and heart to touch your Spirit-filled GodSelf. It offers you pathways to affirm your life-mission and purpose; to enhance your sense of Self, enrich your relationships, and feel true soul-satisfaction. It shows the way to design your personal blueprint toward evolution and transform through Radical Loving and Awesome Holiness. Spirit Quest is a celebration of you!

Come on the Journey.  Join in the Quest.


Rabbi Wayne Dosick, PhD. is a writer, speaker, spiritual guide and healer, who teaches and counsels about faith and spirit, ethical values, life transformations, and evolving human consciousness.  He is the founder and Rabbi of The Elijah Minyan in San Diego, California.  He is a best-selling and award-winning author of nine critically acclaimed books, including the now-classic Living Judaism, and the more recent The Real Name of God: Embracing the Full Essence of the Divine. Articles about Rabbi Dosick and his books have appeared in more than 100 newspapers and periodicals, and he has been interviewed on more than 300 radio and television shows, including “Good Morning America,” the “Larry King Show,” CNN, and NPR.  Rabbi Dosick is the recipient of honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from both the Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary.  He has been called a “rational intellect with the soul of a mystic", a “prophet for modern times,” and a “gentle master of the human heart.” He also was described as “one of the most gifted teachers of our generation, who understands the mindset, needs, and yearnings of people, and responds to this intellectual and inner searching in peerless fashion,” Rabbi Dosick has been proclaimed “a spiritual master of our time.”