Inspiring Online Events

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 manager and Music Buyer at New Ren, and has been a meditator for over 12 years. 

Postponed! Zoom Event! Sex Death Enlightenment

Mark Matousek in Conversation with Clark Strand

Postponed - Stay Tuned for New Date

"In an era of pandemic, a young man leaves New York City for the Himalayas..." 


Join Best Selling Author Mark Matousek in intimate conversation with Clark Strand on the themes of Matousek's landmark memoir, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story.


“This book is an extraordinarily articulate chronicle of how the sickness of our time can spawn spiritual awakening and compassion.” 
~ Ram Dass


Clark Strand is a founding member of Way of the Rose, a non-sectarian rosary fellowship that welcomes people of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. Clark is a former Zen Buddhist monk and the author of five books, including Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age.

Mark Matousek is an award-winning author of seven books, including the international bestseller Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today, Tricycle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California in 1979, and received a fellowship to Oxford. Upon graduation, he moved to New York where he worked as a proofreader at Andy Warhol’s Interview. Mark was co-editor of Still Here, by Ram Dass. He is on the faculty of The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, and Esalen. His classes and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals.

Zoom Event! Deeper Tarot: Pathway to the Soul

Jesse Carsten, Sunday, December 13, 2-4PM Pacific Time, $20

In the study of tarot it’s easy to get lost in complexity: card meanings, symbol sets, numerology, esoteric histories, astrological associations, and so on: all the intellectual subtlety of these beautiful, intricate cards. We can easily forget that our practice of the tarot is about healing, connection, guidance, support, and the uncovering of wisdom. In this workshop, we’ll tap into a deeper sense of relating with the tarot, using meditative and imaginative practices to focus on its soft, subtle, often psychosomatic transmissions, as it leads us down into ourselves, towards the greater mystery of the soul. 


Jesse Carsten (they/he) is an interdisciplinary poet, musician, mythologist, and psychospiritual intuitive based in Portland, Oregon. They hold an MA in the study of mythology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California where they are currently a PhD candidate. Jesse also received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Their most recent book of poetry, a collaboration with visual artist B. Ingrid Olsen, was published by Hassla Press. Their music project Half Shadow has a new LP slated for an early 2021 release.

Zoom Event! Planetary Shifts of 2021

A Breath of Fresh Air!

Mark Dodich, Friday, January 8, 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time, $25

Join us for one of Mark Dodich’s most popular talks of the year. Is the Age of Aquarius finally here? After the triple alignment of planets in serious Capricorn in 2020, prepare for a breath of fresh air as two important planets begin as new 20-year plan enters idealistic Aquarius. However, there is still some of the old that needs to go through “death and rebirth” as transforming Pluto begins to return to the birthplace of the USA chart-something’s got to give! There is also the question if Tecumseh’s Curse is still in play, where a President dies in office every 20 years. Learn how to maneuver through this revolutionary shift from old to new.


Mark Dodich has been an astrologer since 1980 with a busy international practice based in Portland, Oregon. Check out his full bio and download the current newsletter at   

Zoom Event! Vedic Astrology Predictions for 2021!

Michael Vogt, Saturday, January 23, 6-8PM Pacific Time, $20
Join us for a lively and insightful discussion of the possibilities and predictions for
you during 2021, as seen from the ancient Science of Light - Vedic Astrology.
Learn the impact of the planetary transits for 2021, and what they mean to our
world. Then together we’ll examine the opportunities, trends, and challenges that
are on their way to you so that you can plan accordingly. Michael will also be
signing copies of his book: “A Practical Guide to Vedic Astrology”. This
workshop is open to everyone!  


Michael Vogt has been practicing Vedic astrology for thirty
years and offers Vedic astrology natal chart readings, progressed readings,
vocational profile readings, as well as classes, tutoring sessions and speaking engagements. Michael may be contacted at




1338 NW 23rd AVE




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