July 2013 Events at East West

JULY
VENERABLE KUSHO TENZIN CHOESANG Monday, July 1
Peace: A Buddhist Perspective
7:30pm • Donation All proceeds to Namgyal Monastery
This is your opportunity to experience and ask questions about traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs, as we welcome a group of six Venerable Monks from Namgyal Monastery, the main seat of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Venerable Kusho Tenzin Choesang will lead, sharing thoughts, meditation, and guidance on the topic of peace. Ven. Tenzin Choesang has been a monk since the age of 16, and has taught and studied in many locations across India and around the world.

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Forks Over Knives Wednesday, July 3
Living Light Cinema: Forks Over Knives
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
This film examines the profound claim that most, if not all of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries they made, these men conducted several ground-breaking studies that led to a startling conclusion. 96 mins

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SWAMI MANJULANAND Saturday, July 6
The Power of Vastu
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Vastu is a Vedic science in which various energies act coherently through your home and workplace to support a healthy and peaceful life. It is a powerful defensive tool against family tensions, career problems, mental depression, diseases, and accidents. Swami Manjulanand's blessings reduce pain and suffering, and ultimately lead to the path of salvation. This is a rare opportunity to learn how Vastu works from a world-renowned expert. Private consultations also available by arrangement with the presenter. www.manjulanand.org

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DR SONDRA BARRETT Monday, July 8
Secrets of Your Cells: Science and the Sacred
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Through a powerful synthesis of biomedical science and ancient wisdom traditions, biochemist and ”cellular shaman” Dr. Sondra Barrett reveals the practical strategies our cells have for healing and thriving. Discover how cells communicate, how thoughts and tensions influence cellular expression, and learn to access your cell powers to make a difference in your life. Experience cellular practices to calm and align your sense of Self. Sondra’s new book Secrets of Your Cells, a crossroads between science and the sacred, reveals Life’s operating instructions: as above, so below. www.SondraBarrett.com

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MAREN & JAMIE SHOWKEIR Tuesday, July 9
Sanity and Success On the Job
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Maren & Jamie Showkeir explore how yoga's ancient wisdom can benefit you in today's modern workplace. Combining lessons from their longtime yoga practices with their expertise as workplace consultants, they pragmatically explore each of the 8 Limbs of Yoga through the lens of your 9 to 5. Their book, Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job, is filled with stories from practicing yogis who have made these principles work for them. Come learn to make them work for you. www.YogaWisdomAtWork.com

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BOOK CLUB Wednesday, July 10
Prosperity Book Club
6 - 7pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Read something wonderful this Summer: the group will be reading The Secret Door to Success by Florence Scovel Shinn. The book is one of the classic prosperity books from the early 20th Century, and teaches through concrete example and humor. Come find out the original thought that still rings true today. Pick up the book, and jump right in!
The club will also meet Wed, Aug 7 and Wed, Sept 4
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GLEN SCHNEIDER Wednesday, July 10
Simple Practices for Cultivating Happiness
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes—it is a skill we can all develop through cultivating mindfulness and concentration. Glen Schneider combines mindfulness practices based on the teachings of renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh with neuroscience findings that show it takes just 30 seconds to build new neural-pathways. Glen is the founder of the Buckeye Sangha in Berkeley, and in 2011 he was ordained as a Dharma teacher by Thich Nhat Hanh. He will teach you the simple practices he shares in his book Ten Breaths to Happiness.

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LANA DALBERG Thursday, July 11
Women’s Experience of the Divine
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come hear incredible spiritual stories that are sure to inspire your own Spirit-led journey. A new book, Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine details the spiritual experiences of 40 amazingly gifted and diverse women. Author Lana Dalberg has a masters in theology and is also a master storyteller. Drumming, dramatic reading, dynamic questions, and a guided meditation work together for a deeply satisfying experience. www.WomenSpiritAndFaith.com

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CHRISTINE ROSCHE Friday, July 12
HeartMath for Stress Reduction
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Use the power of your heart to manage and reverse the negative effects of stress by reducing anxiety and pain, improving sleep, and enhancing memory. Christine Rosche, MPH, CNS a Licensed HeartMath® Provider with 25 years’experience in healthcare, will demonstrate with selected audience members how to transform your stress responses and habits permanently. You will learn how to change your heart rhythm pattern to create coherence, a scientifically measurable state shown to improve wellness and facilitate personal growth, using HeartMath’s innovative and scientifically validated tools. www.LightLivingProgram.com
See sessions, Jul 13

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Saturday, July 13
Private Consultations with Christine Rosche, MPH, CNS
11:15am–5:00pm • $75 for 30 min / $150 for 60 min
Call 650-988-9800 for an appointment

See description Jul 12

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MARGARET FOSTER Monday, July 15
Connect to Mother Earth
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Are you ready to release some fears and move forward? The summer is a great time to let go of old issues and to become more present. Come explore the first chakra, the energy gateway that connects us to the earth and allows our energy to flow to the divine. Margaret Foster will lead a guided meditation to help you experience and strengthen this vital energy center. Margaret has been teaching healing and intuitive classes for 25 years and regularly offers helpful healing sessions at East West Bookshop. Doors will be closed during the meditation. See Readers page

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DAVID GAMOW Tuesday, July 16
How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
True inner guidance is calm, centered knowing. Learn simple techniques to draw the guidance that is always freely available to you and to distinguish it from imagination or hope. David Gamow, author of Freedom from Stress, left a career on Wall Street to immerse himself in living eastern teachings for the past 30 years. He is the founder of Clarity Seminars, and has taught meditation and mind-calming techniques to 25,000 people at places like CBS, Stanford, NASA, GE, the U.S. Treasury, and Citrix.

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DR VIVEK SHANBHAG Wednesday, July 17
Natural & Personalized Weight Loss with Ayurveda
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Ayurveda acknowledges that every person’s weight metabolism is different since every person has a unique anatomy and physiology. Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD (Ayurveda), a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Ayurvedic Practitioner and popular speaker for over 30 years, will help you in understanding your own unique weight metabolism. He will guide you in creating a Natural & Personalized Weight Loss program using Ayurvedic nutrition, specific herbal formulas, natural cleansing procedures, customized yoga sequences, exercise, and lifestyle modification which includes pranayama and meditation. www.YogaAyurveda.org
See lecture Aug 7

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JOHN CAROSELLA Thursday, July 18
The First Agreement, Adam, & the Power of the Runes
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Why be impeccable with our words? What unseen powers reside within them? Where does the power of Symbol come from, and how does it affect us? How do we bring this power into our awareness, and begin to consciously harness it? Join shamanist, radio host, and compassionate adventure guide John Carosella on a journey into the subtle sorcery and hidden transformational powers of words and symbols. www.theshamanist.com
See workshop Jul 21

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CHRISTINE DAY Friday, July 19
Pleiadian Initiations of Light
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Internationally renowned spiritual teacher, healer, author, and Pleiadian Ambassador, Christine Day will share what the Pleiadians want us to know about the earth changes that are taking place right now and the dimensional transformation that is creating a metamorphosis within our physical bodies. She will be bringing the latest information to us on how to work within our selves so that we can flow with this transformational time. The talk will be followed by a live channel with Q&A, and a powerful light Transmission from the Pleiadians. www.ChristineDayOnline.com
See workshop, Jul 20

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Saturday, July 20
Sacred Heart Activation
11:30am-5:00pm • $75 thru Jul 19, $85 day of
In this workshop, Christine Day will help you activate your crystalline structure and the telepathic center of your brain. Specific processes will activate a level of your sacred heart, birthing your heart back as a natural receiving station. Through the opening of your heart and activation of your telepathic center you will realign to sacred processes of telepathic communion with the Spiritual realms and the natural forces of the earth, and you will take another step toward your natural place within the Universe. www.ChristineDayOnline.com
See lecture, Jul 19

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SID GARZA-HILLMAN Saturday, July 20
Approaching the Natural
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
In his accessible, clear, and humorous style, author Sid Garza-Hillman distills his years of research into an unforgettable and inspiring interactive presentation. Garza-Hillman, certified nutritionist, health coach, philosopher, actor, and musician, introduces his original philosophy of health: the closer the human species moves by degrees to its natural design, the healthier and therefore happier it will be. He applies his philosophy to nutrition, movement, the mind, the family, and the world as a whole. www.TransitioningToHealth.net

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JOHN CAROSELLA Sunday, July 21
Understanding the Power of the Runes
1:30-3:30pm • $20 thru Jul 20, $25 day of
We live in an American-dominated world, with a world-view inherited from the British, who were, in turn, powerfully shaped by the Norse. And the power of the Norse lies with the power of the Runes. Join shamanist, radio host, and compassionate adventure guide John Carosella on a journey into the hidden power structures that are embedded in our contemporary world. The Runes are still with us; understanding them is essential to the successful - and peaceful - transformation of our world. Bring a pad of paper and a blind-fold. www.theshamanist.com
See lecture, Jul 18

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ERIC MAISEL Wednesday, July 24
Making Your Creative Mark
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
America's foremost Creativity Coach Eric Maisel has been working with creative types from all walks of life for the past thirty years. He has written more than twenty books on a wide range of topics that empower and educate artists of all types. In this inspiring evening, he will distill his knowledge and wisdom into practical keys—including Passion, Confidence, Empathy, Stress, and Relationship—that show creators how to unlock their challenges and implement real and effective solutions.

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GUY STEVEN NEEDLER Thursday, July 25
The History of God
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
After discovering that he was able to communicate with high-level energetic entities, Guy Steven Needler, an electronics engineer and energy healer, established a constant link with the Source Entity, whom we call God, and the Origin, the Source Entity’s creator. Journaling these dialogues resulted in The History of God and Beyond the Source. This lecture will illustrate his discoveries about the greater reality and the structure of the multiverse in which we exist. www.GuyStevenNeedler.com

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MARY K GREER Friday, July 26
Introducing the Petit Lenormand Divination Deck
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Mary K. Greer, world-renowned Tarot teacher and author, is delighted to present the 36-card Petit Lenormand deck. Originating in 1798 and valued for generations in Europe, it answers specific, concrete questions of everyday life. Lenormand readings are far more succinct, accurate and practical than Tarot. Tonight you’ll view some of the fifty original decks published this year, explore its fascinating history and practices, and discover the excitement that is spurring an unprecedented Lenormand renaissance. MaryGreer.wordpress.com
See workshop, Jul 27

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Saturday, July 27
Reading the Lenormand Cards
11:30am - 5:00pm • $99 thru July 26, $125 day of
Give your intuition a huge boost by becoming a Lenormand cards reader. Explore the 36 cards of this remarkable deck with Mary K. Greer, author of Tarot for Your Self. Discover the secret of interpreting Lenormand through pairs and combinations. We'll demystify the “Grand Tableau”that uses all the cards, breaking it down into easy-to-understand shorter readings. Learn how to find lost objects, solve crimes, and predict the outcome of events. Start reading these amazing cards today! MaryGreer.wordpress.com
See lecture, July 26

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MELISSA CHEE & INGRID FOSTER Saturday, July 27
Singing Bowl Symphony
7:30pm • $20 thru July 26, $25 day of
Do you feel overwhelmed with your life’s schedule of incessant multi-tasking? Would you like to give yourself some time to relax? Melissa Chee and Ingrid Foster have carved out a moment in time to allow you to pause, harmonize your busy life, and quiet your mind. Come relax for the evening while soaking in a sound bath of crystal singing bowls. Melissa and Ingrid are gifted healers who practice regularly at East West.
See Readers page, and workshop July 28

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Sunday, July 28
Stress Reduction Through Sound
1 - 3:30pm • $20 thru July 27th, $25 day of
How do you filter out stress without affecting your performance? Do you know what helps you to relax? Are you aware that the proper use of sound reduces stress and enhances performance? This afternoon you’ll learn through direct experimentation how each sound feels and affects your mind and body. Sound healers Melissa Chee and Ingrid Foster will help you explore your work-life balance through each tone of the crystal singing bowls.
See Readers page and concert July 27

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Monday, July 29
Secrets of the Adepts Workshop
7:30pm • $35 thru July 28th, $45 day of
The average person today is completely unaware of the sacred wisdom of Egypt, and even archeologists do not understand its true meaning. The Egyptians knew a lot about their world and beyond, and possessed secret knowledge about enlightenment and immortality. Tonight you’ll learn how to supercharge your meditation practice and let go of old ways of being and doing. Come cleanse your mind and body of negative thoughts, feelings, and strong emotions with the “Cleanse Mind and Body imaginization.” Rejuvenate your source of loving energy with the “Living in Truth imaginization.” But, most of all, come help us birth a new ethic, a stronger sense of community, and a heartfelt desire for a new world grounded in the kind of love that we all want to receive and so desperately need to give to each other. James Phillips is a speaker, author and co-founder of Living in Truth LLC, and is dedicated to making the wisdom of ancient Egypt relevant for today's contemporary audiences and assisting in the birth of a truth-grounded world for us all. www.Lit4You.com

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DR JENNIFER BAKER Tuesday, July 30
Your Personal Mythology
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Your personal mythology is the framework that you live your life from. It's the origin of all your decisions and it constantly impacts the quality of your life. Unfortunately, we rarely know consciously what our mythology contains, and that often stalls the creation of our ideal lives and can often block our manifestation efforts. Join popular East West reader Dr. Jennifer Baker for a discussion on what personal mythology is, how you can discover your own, and how you can change it to create the life you desire.
See Readers page

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Asha Praver Wednesday, July 31
The Spiritual Roadmap
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
What happens as we grow spiritually? Is it possible to know where we’re going, or how to get there? Patanjali, a great spiritual master of ancient India, described this process and presented humanity with a step-by-step outline of how all truth-seekers and saints achieve divine union. His Yoga Sutras have been a classic text for over 2,000 years, though often misinterpreted or obscurely translated. Now, East West favorite Asha Praver illuminates these sutras in the light of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, as revealed in the new book Demystifying Patanjali, by Swami Kriyananda.

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