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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2017 Calendar of Workshops and Events

LET'S TALK ABOUT GOD!

Monthly Satsang, (Meditation, Chanting, Dharma Talks, Dialogues)

February 18, 2017

March 18, 2017

April 15, 2017

(See below for details)

Workshops in June and September about THEORIES OF CREATION: THE BIG BANG, THE RIG VEDA, GOD’S BREATH: HOW DID IT ALL COME TO BE? (Dates and time TBA)

It should be a good year!

Very ancient scripture, called the Spanda Karakas, or Doctrines of Vibration, predicted about five thousand years ago, that modern time would be called KALI YUGA, the dark ages.

These scriptures got as specific as saying that hairstyles would become more important than spiritual practice, and that we would see enormous greed and superficiality.


The scriptures (from Kashmir) went on to say, however, that there was hope for us. Not on a grand scale, but on a small scale.

We were advised that if we could keep satsang in our heart, paying attention to God and not to the drama-de-jour, realizing that where we placed our attention we built an altar:

WE WERE PROMISED PEACE AND A DIRECT CONNECTION TO GOD.

Turning away from the karmic nonsense of the so-called world, and turning within through meditation and good company, becomes a lifetime practice of liberation and joy. It is our birthright, the promise of a benevolent universe just waiting to fulfill itself.

Come and meditate in a group and feel this power each month. Drink from the well of satsang.

SATSANG WITH GOPITA

WHEN:SATURDAYS, February 18, March 18, April 15, 2017 (third Saturday evening of the month) and continuing monthly, as time and interest allow

WHERE: Gopita’s home, La Crescenta, CA

COST: $40.00 per person, or $45.00 at the door. Pay for 3 for $100.00!

TIME: 7:00p.m. until 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Details: 818.248.7258 for details and to register. Please pay by check to Katharine Manning, 2361 Chapman Rd., La Crescenta, CA 91214 or www.SouthernFriedSpirituality.com

Please wear comfortable clothing if you want to meditate on the floor.

Workshops in June and September on THEORIES OF CREATION, TBA

 

Did you know that if you had osteoporosis and visited a Chinese Doctor, your KIDNEY MERIDIAN would be treated?

Did you know that the kidneys and heart produce the same hormone called erythropoietin, and that this is the hormone of choice for cyclists who want to cheat in a race? This is the hormone that determines if you have enough oxygen in your blood. The HEART AND KIDNEY are linked in Chinese medicine.

Did you know that if you are a man with sexual problems – premature ejaculation, inability to maintain an erection, low or high libido – you would be talking about KIDNEY problems?

Did you know that if you have a swollen, puffy face – especially under the eyes – you are talking about KIDNEY issues?

Did you know that VITAMIN D (which is only absorbed through sunlight) turns into a substance called calcitrol after it is metabolized by the kidneys? The endpoint of transformation of this important vitamin and hormone is the kidneys?

Did you know that the adrenal glands - which sit on top of the kidneys - are actually part of the kidneys?

Did you know that the right kidney houses the powerful and mysterious "gate of vitality"¯ - the MING MEN?

Did you know that the phosphoric acid in soda will not only cause bone weakening but will destroy your kidneys, causing a severe imbalance in the kidneys' ability to maintain a balance of sodium and phosphate in the blood?

Did you know that the hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, epinephrine, cortisol, renin, and erythropoeitin are secreted by the kidneys?

AND FINALLY, DID YOU KNOW THAT KIDNEY IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WATER ELEMENT AND BECAUSE THE KIDNEYS FILTER WATER FROM THE BLOOD, IF THERE IS ANY IMBALANCE, THE CRYSTALS THAT THE KIDNEYS FORM FROM THE ELEMENTS IN OUR BLOOD TO MAKE OUR BONES WEAKEN . THIS CAN CAUSE OSTEOPOROSIS, (NOT TO MENTION TISSUE SWELLING AND EDEMA...and madness and poor choices and sexual problems and, and...)

And finally, finally: In Chinese Medicine if you have weak kidneys, or JING, you will certainly be crazy. "The Kidneys store JING and JING houses willpower."

Our Workshop will only hold 12 Students. Reserve a place early and pay a $6 discount!

Where: La Crescenta

When: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Noon

Cost: $75.00 ($69.00 if paid by 10/15)

Send a check to “Katharine Manning” to 2361 Chapman Rd., La Crescenta, CA., 91214 Or PayPal,

February 28, 2016
THE GOOD NEWS: YOU CAN ONLY DO GOD'S WILL!!!

An After-Valentine's Day Workshop for Your (True) Beloved

There was such a good response to my Christmas newsletter about the "Good News" that I have decided to have a workshop on this subject. How many of us feel like "we did it wrong?"

How many of us go into shame or guilt when we think we did something we might have done better? What if you could be assured there could never be anything that happened "wrong?" What if you could be assured - AND YOU CAN BE - that everything, absolutely everything that happens in this world - is perfect and meant to be? That means nothing happens that is not perfect or meant to be. Mind blowing!!!

This workshop will be quiet and contemplative as well as active. Bring a notebook and pen and comfortable clothes. We will be doing sitting meditation, Vipassana, (walking meditation), and we will learn techniques to quiet the mind in daily life, like japa and dharana. We will learn the quality of bhavana (right attitude) and how this can aid our realization. We will also learn how to inquire into stressful thoughts.

Come with an open mind and a willing spirit. Come and be willing to realize that your true lover has been inside you all the time. Come and let God do the rest. After all, isn't this what happens anyway?!

Come, come,
Whosoever you are!
Wanderer, Worshiper
Lover of leaving.
Yours is not a caravan of despair;
Even if you have broken your vows a thousand times or more,
Come,
And yet come,
Come again.

- Rumi

Register and pay in full by February 10 and pay only $69!!
February 28, 2016, Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
$75.00
La Crescenta, CA

April 27 - May 1, 2016
Advanced Class with Donna - Radiant Circuits

Information for this event is coming soon.

Sunday, May 15 2016
FIND YOUR FIVE: HOW ARE WE DOING MID YEAR WITH THOSE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS?

Here it is mid-year; time to check up on those commitments we made January 1, when many of us decided to make changes in our diet, exercise plan, spiritual practice...right? We ALL knew we would stick to those New Year's resolutions - this time.


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