In Person Event! Free Concert with Alternative Folk Duo Ned and Wendy the Band
Friday, September 29, 4:30-6:30PM, Free!
Ned and Wendy the Band is a Portland-based alternative-folk duo formed by Lindsey and Jordan Plotner. Inspired by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Fleet Foxes, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the married (and merry) musicians are on a mission to create joy, wonder, and connection through original music.
Zoom Event! Vedic Astrology and the October 14, 2023 Solar Eclipse
Micheal Vogt, Saturday, September 30, 6:30-8PM, $25
Join us for a lively discussion of the astrological effects of the upcoming Solar Eclipse, occurring on October 14, 2023. This eclipse is visible in Oregon and its astrological effects are quite significant individually and globally.
Michael Vogt is a certificated Vedic astrologer, having received the Jyotish Visharada and Jyotish Kovid certificates from the Council of Vedic Astrology and the Jyotish Ratna and Jyotish Prabhakara certificates from the American College of Vedic Astrology.
In Person Event!
Free Weekly Drop-In Meditation
Badri Matlock, Tuesday, October 3, 4:45-5:30PM, Free!
Discover a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling rhythm of your week with a free group meditation led by Ananda meditation teacher Badri Matlock. This weekly drop in meditation is a great way to support your practice and is perfect for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. If you would like some basic instruction please come 15 minutes early.
Badri will begin each meditation with some inspiration and devotional chanting. We will then meditate together silently for about 30 minutes. We will close our meditation practice with healing prayers for others, including world peace, light and harmony.
This event is open to people from all spiritual paths and meditation backgrounds. Badri will draw from the universal teachings and practices from his own spiritual lineage, the powerful tradition of the great yoga master Paramhansa Yogananda.
We look forward to sharing this special practice with you for greater inner peace, joy and well-being. We hope you will join us!
Badri Matlock is an experienced, certified yoga and meditation instructor with over 15 years of experience. His dedicated spiritual practice began in 2007 which led him to Ananda Village in CA where he resided for 14 years, studying as well as teaching numerous yoga, meditation and other classes, as well as serving in community management. He and his family recently moved to Ananda Portland in 2023 where he serves as a Lightbearer minister and community manager.
In Person Event! The Magic of Breath to Unlock Divine Revelation
with Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa
Thursday, October 5, 6-7:30PM, $20
The urgency to do, do more (or to be stymied about what to do) in response to today's stresses can be overwhelming. But true solutions emerge naturally in One who witnesses, from the state of being arising from Non-Doership. Becoming present to our breath, we consciously and non-judgmentally, patiently witness what is happening in our mind and body. Gradually, our mind and emotions calm. We begin to experience the deeper wells of our existence. Insight and inspiration flow as we witness; the state of the Non-Doing and pure Being flourish. This is Sakshibhav: Bathing in the light of awareness. Peace takes root, begins to abide, whatever our external circumstances.
Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa is a universal teacher and author promoting unity consciousness and love to unite humanity beyond all man-made religions and sectarianism. He has practiced meditation for 40 years.
In Person Event! An Empaths Guide to Thriving: Evolving Empaths Embracing Empowered Energy
Mark Mezadourian, Friday, October 6, 6:00 - 7:00pm, $25
The core truth about Empaths is that our sensitivity to energy enables us to change energy. The goal of this experience is to become dexterous with energy, including maintaining an ideal personal energy field that influences every environment and encounter. Our calm hearts and homes lead to more peaceful choices, and ripple into every aspect of our lives. We will engage with unconditionally loving angels in active techniques to clear away the energy of others, to recognize who we actually are, and to welcome the highest possible good.
Mark holds a space that is gentle, insightful, grounded, and expansive for others to move through profound and transformative experiences along the spiritual journey. Mark Mezadourian is a medium and intuitive who specializes in connecting with angels and guides. You can visit Mark’s website to download free meditations. MarkMezadourian.com
In Person Event! Astrological Forecast for the Coming Month: Planetary Movements and Aspects
Jack Wright, Sunday, October 8, 2-3PM, $15
Dive into the intricate tapestry of planetary movements and aspects as astrologer Jack Wright guides us through the significant cosmic events of the coming month. In the second half of the workshop, we will embark on a more personalized journey through the zodiac as we delve into how these planetary movements will uniquely affect each of us through our rising signs. Familiarize yourself with the current astrological weather and learn how to harness it to align with your aspirations and make the most of the opportunities presented in the coming weeks! Jack Wright is an astrologer with over five years of studying and practicing birth chart readings. Originally from Colorado, he’s now based in Portland and is excited to share the planetary weather with you all!
In Person Event! Gong Bath with Cedar Bear
Cedar Bear, Monday, October 9, 6-7:15PM, $30
A Gong Bath™ is a powerful yet gentle sound healing/awakening experience. During the session one can use the power of the Paiste Planetary Earth Gong to heal and awaken wanted and unwanted energy from ones mind, body, and spirit. Through this sound healing one can experience deep relaxation, bliss, and clarity. In addition, feelings of stress, anger, and fear may be felt during the ritual. Using your intention, breath, and the vibration of the gong, one can enhance the wanted feelings and release/transmute what is unwanted.
Cedar Bear has been trained in the lineage of Richard Rudis who created the original "Gong Bath™". Cedar's Gong Bath's and concerts include elements from Nada Yoga, DJ mixing, drumming, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantric Hinduism, sacred geometry, and Reiki. This creates a meditative experience in which each participant is acoustically guided via harmonic overtones, into realms of physical & mental/emotional well-being as well as cellular healing. Carefully designed vibrational constructs are used to further entice the brain into Alpha/Theta/Delta wave-scapes of clarity, peace, and wholeness which promotes physIcal, mental, and spiritual awakening, wisdom, and healing.
How to Prepare/What to Bring:
*Arrive at least 5 minutes early to set up your spot.
*Expect to lay down or be seated for an hour.
*Bring with you something soft to lay on like a yoga mat, a blanket and pillow , and whatever else you need to be comfortable seated or laying down.
*Please avoid wearing any heavy smelling oils or perfume.
*Please do not come if you have any flu like symptoms.
Zoom Event! Intro to Evolutionary Astrology with Dae Wood
Monday, October 9, 6:00 - 8:00pm PST, $30
The mirror of our planetary sky contains limitless information. For those called to explore the maps of astrology, there are countless routes to take. On a path of spiritual awareness, Evolutionary Astrology can be a powerful modality to uncover a remembering of who we are as souls. Through its lens, the planets and the Zodiac come alive, sharing in-depth who we have been before and beyond this life.
In this introductory class, Evolutionary Astrologer Dae Wood will offer an accessible entry point for understanding how the astrological birth chart shines a light on the evolutionary journey of the soul. Prior to class, please provide Dae with your birth information – birthdate, birth time (as exact as you know), and birth location (city/state or country) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited. Please sign up early to ensure your spot. All experience levels are welcome!
Dae Wood has been practicing Evolutionary Astrology for over 12 years within a lifetime studying disciplines to return to soul-centered awareness. Dae's practice serves to help illuminate one's path of evolutionary growth through this life, as well as incorporating Intuitive Energy Work and Tarot and Lenormand readings for further guidance and support. Dae offers classes and sessions internationally over Zoom and locally in Boulder, Colorado. Dae-Wood.com
In Person Event Series! Understanding the Tarot with Michael Sheehan
Class #1 Understanding the Major Arcana
Thursday, October 12, 6-8pm
$35 for Class #1 or $90 for Full Series (All Three Classes)
The tarot is a picture-book of spiritual wisdom, detailing how to liberate your inner feminine. The Major Arcana reveals the spiritual path to happiness and full empowerment. The Major Arcana also shows the pitfalls on this path and how to avoid or overcome them. In this class you will learn what each card of the Major Arcana means and why it carries that meaning. You will be shown how each card ties together with every other card in the deck. You will understand the Tarot. Our textbook will be the Universal-Waite tarot deck. If you have the Universal-Waite or the Rider-Waite deck, please bring it to class.
Class #2 Understanding the Minor Arcana
Thursday, October 26, 6-8pm
$35 for Class #2 or $90 for Full Series (All Three Classes)
The tarot is a picture-book of spiritual wisdom, detailing how to liberate your inner feminine. The Minor Arcana takes an in-depth look at the ways we can get blocked by fear and ignorance. The Minor Arcana also shows how to free ourselves and move on to a life of love, security and abundance. In this class you will learn what each card of the Minor Arcana means and why it carries that meaning. You will be shown how each card ties together with every other card in the deck. You will understand the Tarot. Our textbook will be the Universal-Waite tarot deck. If you have the Universal-Waite or the Rider-Waite deck, please bring it to class.
Class #3 How to Do Tarot Card Readings
Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm
$35 for Class #3 or $90 for Full Series (All Three Classes)
Doing readings with tarot cards is both an art and a science. The science can be learned from a book, but the art must be learned from one who knows. This class will offer insights, information, practices and techniques for reading, as well as the philosophy of being an ethical tarot reader. The instructor will do a demonstration reading for one student in the class. Personal stories from the instructor's many years of experience will illuminate key points. Any Waite deck is recommended, but you may use another deck if you prefer. Bring your questions - learn from an experienced master!
Michael Sheehan is a true metaphysician whose deep understanding of the connection between our thoughts and our experiences can guide you in any situation. Michael's broad education and experience include shamanism, mysticism, clairvoyance, metaphysics, eastern and western philosophy, world religions, astrology, numerology, energy healing and 35 years experience as a Tarot Reader and Energy Healer.
Zoom Event! Bach Flower Remedies: Workshop Series with Rio Hibler
Saturdays, October 14 - November 11, 9:30 - 11AM PST
Drop into any class for $25 or Attend all 5 for $99!
For over 80 years, the Bach Flower Remedies have been helping people achieve better emotional balance. With the right remedies to give us a healthier perspective on life, day-to-day difficulties become easier. Each 90-minute workshop covers five to six Bach Flower Remedies that address commonly experienced problems within that topic.
The topics covered in this series will be:
●Oct. 14 - Burnout and Exhaustion
Being worn out takes all the joy out of life. Fortunately, Dr Bach discovered flower essences that can help us relax, revive, refresh, and rediscover our inner energetic balance. This workshop will cover the Bach Flower Essences used to restore and rebalance ourselves after we overextend and energetically “hit a wall.”
● Oct. 21 - Relationships
Nothing gets accomplished in life without other people; we are “in relationship” with everyone. Whether you’re seeking more harmony in an intimate relationship or just want to get along better with family, friends, and co-workers, this workshop can help you to understand some remedies that will help you have easier, more harmonious interactions with others.
● Oct 28 - Frustration and Anger
Whether we keep it bottled up inside or we let off steam, feeling irritable, indignant, or just plain exasperated always leaves us depleted. The Bach Flower Remedies offer a wonderfully simple and easy way to channel negative feelings into productive ones. This workshop covers some Bach Flower Remedies that can help us to let go of irritations and achieve a calmer, more tranquil state of mind.
● Nov. 4 - Over-sensitivity
Being a sensitive person can be difficult with all the overwhelming input life throws at us. But, at the same time, we can’t digest life fully without releasing self-protective barriers. This workshop will cover some key Bach Flower Remedies that can help us more easily integrate stimuli and experiences without negative compensations or protections, and enjoy life more in the process.
● Nov. 11 - Anxiety and Fear
Worry, apprehension, fear and phobias have a negative impact on our well-being. When our thoughts are clear and calm, our emotions are restored to balance and we can maintain a healthy outlook on life. This workshop covers some Bach Flower Remedies that help us release feelings of anxiety, persistent fear and worry, and regain a harmonious mental and emotional balance.
Instructor Rio Hibler is a Certified Bach Flower Practitioner serving the Portland area with private consultations, study groups, and trainings. Certified through the Bach Centre in England since 2004, Rio has been teaching the Bach Flower system since 2014. Visit her site at healwithflowers.com
Zoom Event! Understanding and Grounding the Empath
Elias Patras, Sunday, October 15, 11:30-1PM, $15
Most of us FEEL things when we walk in a room, or when we are with people. Some of those feelings can be ours or are they really other people’s emotions and we are just experiencing them? Did you ever cry when watching a movie and experience the emotions that the characters were feeling? Well, welcome to being an empath!
In this workshop, we will explore what it means to be an Empath and how to ground ourselves so we don't take on others emotions as much. As an Empath, you will realize that it’s important to feel things but not to let them overpower you or make it your own when it is truly someone else's energy. Please bring pen and paper with you for this workshop.
Elias is a best selling Author, an Intuitive Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker, Psychic Medium and facilitator for the EmPower You Retreat Series. As the winner of the 2019 Celebrate Your Life Events Speaker’s Program, Elias had the honor of sharing the stage with Denise Linn, Sunny Dawn Johnston, Lisa Willams, Anita Moorjani, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Bruce Lipton and Matt Kahn at The Celebrate Your Life Sedona retreat, November of 2019.
In Person Event! Gong Meditation with Wayne Marto
Session 1: Tuesday, October 17, 5-6:30PM, $30
Session 2: Tuesday, October 17, 7-8:30PM, $30
Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. The Gong acoustically elevates us, creating a deep spontaneous meditative state that restores harmony and vitality to the mind, body and soul, leaving you feeling tuned, refreshed and at the height of physical and emotional wellbeing.
The 90-minute event includes a brief discussion on the healing attributes of Planet Gongs, a 62- minute Gong Meditation, followed by sweets and community.
The Gong Meditation is best experienced lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation - yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.
Benefits of Gong Meditation:
Promotes relaxation and stress relief
Restores vibrational balance and mind-body harmony
Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning
Encourages the movement of life force energy
Supports deep spontaneous meditation
Improves creativity and will-power
Advances spiritual exploration and self-realization
Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder-Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to bringing wellness to the mind, body and soul through sound and vibration. He has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Gong Practitioner and Yoga Instructor and is a member of the American Sound Healers Association.
In Person Event! Restorative Sound Healing
Annemarie, Friday, October 20, 6-7:30PM, $35
Think of healing as the restoration of the natural balance and flow of energy on all levels of existence: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Gongs work on all of these levels to heal and transform. They have been used since at least 4000BC to effortlessly move the brain into the beneficial theta wave state, where the body's own innate healing capabilities lie.
Annemarie's gong playing is deeply attuned to the nervous system, offering profoundly restorative and transformative experiences. It's group Craniosacral Therapy.
In Person Event! Open Your Spiritual Channels
Terry McGill, Saturday, October 21, 11:30-2:30PM, $35
What if you could talk with Ascended Masters? Or Archangel Michael? Mother Mary or Kuan Yin? To be able to close your eyes and see movies? Did you know that these are latent abilities in all of us? In this workshop you’ll discover ancient wisdom teachings that you can use to open your four major spiritual channels. You may have had an Akashic Record reading by Terry McGill at New Renaissance. He will
be your instructor. In training since 2009 with a Chinese grandmaster, he’s still widening and deepening his own abilities. In addition, he completed a 10-year training to show you how to develop your latent abilities. You’ll learn special mantras and simple practices at this workshop - and receive a book of instruction to continue learning, at your own pace! The book is included with your registration fee of $35. Register Now - seating limited to 12 so you can receive personal attention.
In Person Event! Understanding the Law of Attraction with Michael Sheehan
Thursday, November 16, 6-8PM, $30
We are constantly creating whether we know it or not, whether we choose to or not. There is one law that governs how our thoughts and feelings create our experiences. We can learn it and navigate our course or ignore it and drift with the tide. Michael Sheehan has been navigating his course, consciously using the Law Of Attraction for 35 years. With clear language and deep insight, Michael will share true stories of conscious manifestation. He will explain the subtleties and nuances of using the Law Of Attraction, giving examples that make them clear.
Michael is a true metaphysician whose deep understanding of the connection between our thoughts and our experiences can guide you in any situation. Michael's broad education and experience include shamanism, mysticism, clairvoyance, metaphysics, eastern and western philosophy, world religions, astrology, numerology, energy healing and 35 years
experience reading Tarot cards.