AUGUST

Beth BThursday August 3  7:00-8:00pm (and Aug 23)
The Gift of Grief – Honoring the Experience with Beth Burke

Numb? Emotional highs and lows? Disrupted sleep patterns? Is this a loved one? Is it you? • Incomplete recovery from grief can hinder us in many ways • Come learn about the issues and the solution • Specific actions help to accept loss and complete the grieving process.

This presentation is an introduction to the Grief Recovery Method®. Recent alumni share their experience – bring your curiosity.  Presenter: Beth Burke, CGRS, LMBT for more info visit www.vital-living.net

Beth is one of three Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® in the Triangle. As a massage therapist, she has come to notice that unresolved grief can be a major underlying issue in people’s discomfort and disquiet. She facilitates this unique method with grievers in small groups, or one-on-one.

Inner_Worlds_Outer_Worlds_Film_PosterFriday August 4 7:00-9:00pm
Movies That Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Inner Worlds/Outer Worlds
(encore on August 18)


This is a beautiful, peace-inducing video journey into remembering we are all much more than just a physical body encapsulating our egos and that a Divine intelligent pattern is designed into both our inner and outer worlds. 

There is one vibratory source that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, the primordial OM, the music of the sphere, Indra’s net of jewels, and a thousand other names throughout history. The ancient teachers taught Nada Brahma; the universe is vibration. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation.

It is the same field of energy that yogis, mystics, saints, Buddhas, shamans and seers has observed by looking within themselves. Many of history’s monumental thinkers such as Pythagoras, Tesla, Einstein, Kepler, and Leonardo DaVinci, have come to the threshold of this mystery. In today’s society most of humanity has lost this ancient wisdom. We have strayed too far into the realm of thinking, and lost our connection to our inner worlds.

This balance- what the Buddha called the middle way, what the Taoists called the balance of Yin and Yang, is the birthright of every human being. It is the common root of all sciences and all religions, and the link between our inner and outer worlds. International version includes narration in English, French, Spanish, German, and Hindi. Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Polish and Swedish.

 

WILTON3Saturday August 5  7:30-9:00pm
Wilton Duboise LIVE FREE!
Incredible Steel drumming from Trinidad!

 

Wilton Dubois specializes in jazz, but also plays classical, R&B, Motown and standards. Bringing a lifetime of experience in blues, jazz and classics resulting in an exotic blend of steel drum sounds. He is a professional musician who can perform solo or with a band.His extensive repertoire can be tailored to fit any situation. The epitome of an eclectic jazz steel drum player!
http://resoundingsteel.org

 

greatSunday August 6 6:30-8:00pm
Climate video & discussion night

Our climate is changing, it is happening now, humans are the primary cause. This affects all of us.

Join us for a different video each meeting, and find a supportive group to explore possibilities to address our climate disruption.
Join In! Join Us! For a great discussion. Bring your comments, questions and concerns. For more detailed information, see:

https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/

Presented by Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn, Vic Rhodes, & Dirk Kelder

 

tom-9-16hi-resMonday August 7  7:00-8:30pm
Meditation Workshop
with Tom Spector, PhD

Tom’s Meditation Workshop is for everyone, even people who believe they could never meditate. Learn techniques to calm your busy mind and experience your precious Inner Being. Tom is internationally regarded as a refreshingly effective meditation teacher. His teachings are clear and easy to follow. They combine profound meaning with light humor. Participants regularly enjoy the benefits of meditation. Many have life-transforming experiences.

Tom will also present healing techniques for stress, worry and pain. He has a special gift for helping people understand the root causes of their suffering and how to create healing.

Tom began meditating in 1968 while enrolled in a highly selective, intense graduate program at Yale University. He was struggling not only with the curriculum, but also with anger and a battered down self-esteem. Meditation clarified issues and elucidated the paths forward. Tom then completed the full PhD Program in record time. He has been teaching meditation and healing since 1976. Tom’s book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing and CD, Meditation and Healing, will be available at a discount.

Tom lives in North Carolina with his wife, Joanna, who teaches yoga at their studio. Learn more about meditation and yoga at www.hathahouse.com.

 

BARBARA LYNNTuesday August 8 7:00-8:30pm
Healing Ourselves ~ Healing the Planet meditation.
with Barbara-Lynn Freed

Before we heal the Planet we need to first heal ourselves. Come join us in creating Sacred Space with the Guardians of the Directions, (Divine Beings that all ancient and indigenous peoples worked with), to receive healing energies and messages that will enliven your spirit and help you embrace your own heart’s wisdom. After briefly sharing of our experiences we will sit in meditation bringing Light and Love to Mother Earth and All Our Relations.

Barbara-Lynn Freed is a mystic, spiritual healer and teacher who believes in a holistic approach to life, and has a love for helping people understand the mysteries and challenges in their lives. Her 30-year eclectic background includes a four-year apprenticeship in Native American spirituality and healing, and independent studies in Women’s Mysteries, Archeo-Astronomy, the Mystical Branches of the World’s Major Religions, plus a cross-cultural study of ancient and indigenous people’s perception of the land, space, and time.

In 1992 she founded “Awakening the Heart!” spiritual healing practice, was ordained as an Alliance of Divine Love, interfaith Minister in 1993, and has practiced as a professional astrologer since 1980. After a year of spiritual retreat in 2009, she developed a cross-cultural, shamanic apprenticeship entitled: Resurrecting the Old Ways: Walking the Land and Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship. http://TransformationalStudies.com
Stephanie MassengaleWednesday August 9 7:00-8:30pm
Conversation with Arya channeled by Stephanie Massengale

Stephanie Massengale is an Intuitive Life Coach and channeler for Arya. This talk will be channeled messages from Arya. In a style similar to Esther Hicks with Abraham, Stephanie channels a loving 5th dimensional being named Arya, from the Arcturus star system. Please bring your questions as Stephanie responds to your intentions for the evening.

In 2006, Stephanie had a near death experience which lead to a reawakening of her psychic abilities. In 2007, Stephanie was teaching non-verbal autistic children. They began to start talking to her telepathically. This completely changed the direction of her life. This evening will help you to understand the changing times in which we are currently living.

If you would like to know more about her, here is her website address: www.intuitivewisdomtoday.com. The email address is: intuitivewisdom@gmail.com

 

KEZIA2Thursday August 10 7:00-8:00pm
(encore on Thurs Aug. 31)

Tune into your Soul Essence, Release the past, and Step into the New you !
with Kezia Renee Lechner
Reiki Master and Intuitive Life Coach

We came into this incarnation with a unique soul signature, carrying certain frequencies, embodying particular attributes and gifts. We were once connected to the pure light of Source, but forgot our connection as we entered this reality and were blanketed by the veil. This is the time to reconnect with your Soul Essence, to release that which no longer serves you, and share your gifts with the world. It’s your time to shine !

Come enjoy an experiential evening of Intuitive Life Coaching and hands on healing.If the group is small, I will provide short individual sessions for each person. If the group is large, I will work with as many people as I’m able. You will leave with more clarity and knowledge about your Soul Essence and what it is you wish to share with the world.

Kezia Renee Lechner moved to this area from Philadelphia. She offers private sessions and hosts a monthly, sliding scale Healing Clinic in Chapel Hill. Formerly a professional artist, she was a member of a National Artist’s Coaching Community for over a decade. Drawn to the Healing Arts, she became a Reiki Master in 1999, explored a number of other healing modalities and soon after established her own practice.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives. To learn more about Kezia visit www.HeartofaHealer.com – www.OpenintoChange.com or contact her at 919 929 8749 – keziarenee@gmail.com

 

Plin&KenSaturday August 12 7:30-9:00pm
Pline and Kenneth Wilson LIVE! FREE

Please join us for an evening of music by a trio of talented, local performers… Pline Mounzeo, an accomplished Congolese percussionist, accompanied by Ken Wilson.

PLINE MOUNZEO – “Born in Congo Brazzaville in 1980, Pline Mounzeo, percussionist and dancer, began his artistic career at the side of his uncle, Arsene Kimbembe, director of Le Ballet Final. In 1999, Pline was featured in the Traditional Ballet of Pierre Sacree. In all he spent several years of learning and experimentation so as to enrich his talent, then left Congo for West Africa, where he plunged into his work as a musician and dancer passing through Benin,Togo, Burkina, Mali and finally Senegal, where he stayed for several years as a performer. In 2006 he became a featured performer in the company The First Time and went on several tours in Africa and Europe. He worked for extended periods at L’Association Eolo, a center for the arts in Lyon, France. In 2008 and 2009, Pline Mounzeo performed in multiple places in the United States including Ann Arbor, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago, where he recently played with Tambours Sans Frontiers at the World Music Festival. He is a featured teacher at Congo Camp in Maui, Hawaii and is invited back to Lyos, France, often. Now living in Raleighy, NC, he teaches in Chapel Hill and is a guest artist and teacher in the Department of Music at Duke as well as traveling throughout the state to local events and schools.”

KEN WILSON – Ken is a local doctor who’s been studying Congolese music for 34 years. Ken is Professor of Medicine at Duke in the Division of Infectious Diseases but am mostly retired. He is an enthusiast of Zhuanghi and of Zen. Ava Vinesett in the Duke Dance Program and I have been doing research with Pline and a dancer by the name of Mabiba Baegne on introducing the ngoma healing tradition of Central Africa into Western medicine. His drum teachers have been Ferdinand Batantou, Biza Sompa, Julien Babinga, Matingou Tintina, Massengo Souterous and Pline.

http://www.brazzabeat.org/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280125186_

 

Nadia Setzer photoWednesday August 16 7:00-8:30pm
Pleasure as a pathway to feminine radiance
with Nadia Setzer

Where does pleasure rank on your to-do list? Are you really good at taking care of everyone else, but tend to put your own desires and needs last? Do you often feel exhausted, turned-off, and depleted at the end of the day? If so, then I hope you’ll join me for this mini-workshop on the importance of pleasure in a woman’s life! Together, we will: Discover why pleasure is such an essential ingredient to a woman’s radiance and magnetism. Begin to honor and prioritize your relationship to your own pleasure. Come up with specific ways (individualized to you!) to bring pleasure into your daily life. When a woman is turned on to her pleasure, she glows. She becomes magnetic. She radiates joy, love, and confidence. A woman like that can change the world. I want us all to become that woman. Please bring a pen and your favorite journal!

Nadia Setzer is passionate about reconnecting women to their pleasure, body wisdom, and sensuality as pathways to their feminine radiance. She believes that every woman deserves to live a life bursting with pleasure, joy, and abundance. Through specific practices and daily rituals, she helps women reignite their inner-strength, spiciness, and feminine wisdom so that they can live a more nourishing and turned-on life. Find out more about Nadia at www.nadiasetzer.com.

Inner_Worlds_Outer_Worlds_Film_PosterFriday August 11 7:00-9:00pm
Movies That Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Inner Worlds/Outer Worlds
(encore on August 25)


This is a beautiful, peace-inducing video journey into remembering we are all much more than just a physical body encapsulating our egos and that a Divine intelligent pattern is designed into both our inner and outer worlds. 

There is one vibratory source that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, the primordial OM, the music of the sphere, Indra’s net of jewels, and a thousand other names throughout history. The ancient teachers taught Nada Brahma; the universe is vibration. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation.

It is the same field of energy that yogis, mystics, saints, Buddhas, shamans and seers has observed by looking within themselves. Many of history’s monumental thinkers such as Pythagoras, Tesla, Einstein, Kepler, and Leonardo DaVinci, have come to the threshold of this mystery. In today’s society most of humanity has lost this ancient wisdom. We have strayed too far into the realm of thinking, and lost our connection to our inner worlds.

This balance- what the Buddha called the middle way, what the Taoists called the balance of Yin and Yang, is the birthright of every human being. It is the common root of all sciences and all religions, and the link between our inner and outer worlds. International version includes narration in English, French, Spanish, German, and Hindi. Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Polish and Swedish.

samadhi-oasisSaturday August 19 7:30-9:00pm
Samadhi LIVE!! FREE!! AWESOME!

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram. www.samadhikirtan.com

 

dante smiles with singing bowlsSunday Morning August 20  10am-12pm
Sound Healing & Qi Gong with Dante Baker
(suggested donation $20)

Qi gong and Tai Chi has been practiced in East Asia during ancient times which continue to show strong health benefits today in the 21th century. Qi gong is a general Mandarin term used to describe exercises that stimulates, unblocks and balances a person’s energy flow. Practicing Qi Gong on a regular bases can benefits the anatomy and physiology by creating movement of the blood, lymph, muscles, tendons and internal energy within the body. In China, Tai Chi and Qi Gong is practiced by millions of people who value their health and well-being.

Sound healing improves and transforms a range of physical and emotional states. It has been clinically shown to support people suffering from stress related disorders and chronic pain. At a cellular level, all cells emit sounds frequencies in the course of enacting their metabolic processes. The most important principles of sound healing may be considered “resonances,” term with several implications. In the context of human physiology, resonance can be described as the frequency of vibration that is natural to a specific organ or body system. In sound healing, resonance principles are employed to re-harmonize cells that have been imprinted with disruptive frequencies. There is an interaction between the cells’ own sounds and those imposed by the environment, including sound healing devices.
book signingWednesday August 23 7:00-8:30pm
And Still I Rise – book signing with Normia Vázquez Scales (Mia)

And, Still I Rise is an anthology of feminine voices that is as richly diverse as it is startlingly original. Encompassing spirituality, falling in love, choosing to call another country home, accepting God’s calling, finding creativity, care-taking, and other life-changing experiences, And, Still I Rise is a collection of inspiration, faith, hope, and love that will inspire all who read it. The Women’s Compilation Project is hosted by Mutual Partners Association, a nonprofit organization that implement after-school and summer programs for youth in urban communities. The proceeds from this book will help pay for youth to attend after school and summer programs that teach character development, self-esteem, leadership skills and experiential learning through fun activities such as theater, music, art, dance and sports. Books can be ordered direct;ly at http://www.againirise.org/ or Click to Amazon book link

20160202_152530-1Normia Vázquez Scales (Mia), one of the contributors in the book, will be there to sign books. Mia is a savvy entrepreneur, educator, writer and motivational speaker. Mia passionately advocates and promotes balance to both adults and youth alike via educational mediums such as the nationally renowned AVID Program. However, her comprehensive experience entails Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Miami-Dade Public Schools coupled with efforts in primary school districts encompassing Illinois and North Carolina, respectively.

Furthermore, Mia’s Communications credentialing yielded/birthed from DePaul University has afforded her the opportunity to serve both DePaul and Florida State Universities. Dyson Inc. also labors as a prior landmark which enabled her to engage in International Sales, Marketing and Communications. However, her specialty/niche embodies aiding disadvantaged women and youth yearning to re-hydrate, reinvent and become reacquainted with their former and reinvented selves. Mia’s spare time is torn between travelling, humanitarian endeavors such as her pro bono “Recalibrating the Scales” teleconference calls and youth advocacy in primary academia.

http://www.againirise.org/
http://www.mutualpartnersassociation.com/

Beth BThursday August 24 7:00-8:00pm
The Gift of Grief – Honoring the Experience with Beth Burke

Numb? Emotional highs and lows? Disrupted sleep patterns? Is this a loved one? Is it you? • Incomplete recovery from grief can hinder us in many ways • Come learn about the issues and the solution • Specific actions help to accept loss and complete the grieving process.

This presentation is an introduction to the Grief Recovery Method®. Recent alumni share their experience – bring your curiosity. Presenter: Beth Burke, CGRS, LMBT for more info visit www.vital-living.net

Beth is one of three Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® in the Triangle. As a massage therapist, she has come to notice that unresolved grief can be a major underlying issue in people’s discomfort and disquiet. She facilitates this unique method with grievers in small groups, or one-on-one.

 

greatSunday August 27 6:30-8:00pm
Climate video & discussion night

Our climate is changing, it is happening now, humans are the primary cause. This affects all of us.

Join us for a different video each meeting, and find a supportive group to explore possibilities to address our climate disruption.
Join In! Join Us! For a great discussion. Bring your comments, questions and concerns. For more detailed information, see:

https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/

Presented by Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn, Vic Rhodes, & Dirk Kelder

dante smiles with singing bowlsWednesday August 30 7:00-8:00pm
Sound, Breath and Meditation Workshop
With Dante Baker, 200 Hour RYT

Experience sounds from the Tibetan and modern crystal bowl during the breathing exercises and meditation to re-harmonize the entire body. Allow the sound vibrations to soothe the mind, clear any blockages within the body and guide you into the present moment.

All levels of practitioners are welcome to deepen their understanding, heighten their awareness and strengthen application of meditation and breathing exercises while using Tibetan Singing and Modern Singing Bowls. Discover how controlled breathing not only keeps the mind and body functioning optimally, but it will also lower blood pressure, promote a calm and relaxing mind-set and help students de-stress.

Different Meditation techniques can relax the body while keeping the mind singularly focused. When this is done regularly, a deep sense of inner peace, mental clarity and tranquility is cultivated with the practitioner.

Throughout history many ancient civilizations and cultures have used crystals and stones for a numerous purposes such as healing, meditating, activating and strengthening psychic abilities. Within the last century, modern society has discovered, and continues to discover, the powerful and healing effects the singing bowls can produce with the backing of science. The quality of the materials and the structure of these bowls are highly important as these two foundations are what produce the harmonic sounds; while Tibetan bowls are made of brass and copper, crystal bowls are formed from mostly pure crushed quartz and heated in high boiling temperature in a centrifugal shape. The sounds that are created when the bowls are struck with a mallet, release a powerful and potent sound vibration, with the larger bowls creating a deeper and longer reverberation due to the size and amount of crystal used. Each bowl is tested with digital technology to identify its unique sound, with each sound corresponding to a particular note, similar to notes of a piano.

Dante Baker has been a native to the Washington DC area his entire life, growing up in Reston, VA. Since his childhood years, Dante has always had a fascination with the human anatomy and all of its abilities to heal, move, and process. This interest led Dante to studying and receiving certifications through AFAA and NASM in 2007. As he pursued personal training he worked with wide a range of clients such as over-weight clients, young athletes and elderly adults. As he gained more experience and confidence in his teaching he extended his expertise to larger classes such as boot camp, athletic conditioning, kids physical education, kickboxing and body pump.

Dante personally trains and sees private clients for massage, physical exercise and Reiki, teaches meditation, yoga, qi gong classes, performs crystal and Tibetan Sound Concerts. His personal philosophy is that the body has an innate wisdom within itself and the tools and services he provides, allows the body to perform the healing that it knows how to do.


KEZIA2Thursday August 10 7:00-8:00pm

(encore on Thurs Aug. 31)
Tune into your Soul Essence, Release the past, and Step into the New you !
with Kezia Renee Lechner, Reiki Master and Intuitive Life Coach

We came into this incarnation with a unique soul signature, carrying certain frequencies, embodying particular attributes and gifts. We were once connected to the pure light of Source, but forgot our connection as we entered this reality and were blanketed by the veil. This is the time to reconnect with your Soul Essence, to release that which no longer serves you, and share your gifts with the world. It’s your time to shine !

Come enjoy an experiential evening of Intuitive Life Coaching and hands on healing.If the group is small, I will provide short individual sessions for each person. If the group is large, I will work with as many people as I’m able. You will leave with more clarity and knowledge about your Soul Essence and what it is you wish to share with the world.

Kezia Renee Lechner moved to this area from Philadelphia. She offers private sessions and hosts a monthly, sliding scale Healing Clinic in Chapel Hill. Formerly a professional artist, she was a member of a National Artist’s Coaching Community for over a decade. Drawn to the Healing Arts, she became a Reiki Master in 1999, explored a number of other healing modalities and soon after established her own practice.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives. To learn more about Kezia visit www.HeartofaHealer.comwww.OpenintoChange.com or contact her at 919 929 8749 – keziarenee@gmail.com

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