Thursday, November 1
Finding Your Blueprint for Soul-Making
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Join author and life story expert Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., in an introduction to the adventure of a lifetime—the journey of the soul. Drawing from his latest book, Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story, which Jean Houston has called “an exquisite exploration of the spiritual craft of soul-making,” we will look into the spiritual practice of remembrance, the timeless pattern of transformation, and the archetypes and qualities at the heart of our common spiritual heritage. www.RobertAtkinson.net To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Friday, November 2
The One Thing that Only You Can Bring
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat What if your imperfections—the very things you try to hide, fix, change—were your greatest gifts? That’s what Polly Campbell came to realize in a discovery that led her to find greater strength, purpose, and meaning through the imperfect moments of every day. She’ll show you how accepting your flaws can ignite your creativity and courage, and even enhance your relationships. Through this thought-provoking interactive session you’ll recognize that the very things you’ve been trying to hide are the gifts that will make a positive difference in the world. Campbell is the author of Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People.See workshop Nov 3 To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Saturday, November 3
Live With Peace & Joy in the Middle of Your Busy Life
3-5pm • $25 thru Nov. 2, $35 day of What if you stopped denying, blaming, fixing, hiding from all that is wrong in your life and began embracing all that you are? It is possible and it’s the key to living a life filled with passion, purpose, abundance, and acceptance. Polly Campbell will show you how to harness the positive power of self-acceptance. Campbell will help you identify what is holding you back—fear, anger, self-doubt, lack of self-confidence, “old programming” from childhood—and, through the practices, meditations, and questions from her book Imperfect Spirituality, you’ll learn to release self-sabotaging beliefs and find the courage to accept what is. See lecture Nov 2www.imperfectspirituality.com Buy tickets online or call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Monday, November 5
The Science of Self-Healing:
An Introduction to Ayurveda
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat According to Ayurveda, the world’s oldest system of healing, each of us is born with a unique physical and mental constitution. Madhavi Rathod, Ayurvedic practitioner and longtime student of Dr. Vasant Lad, will help you gain insight into your constitution and how you can utilize this knowledge to restore balance to your body, mind, and spirit. Discover simple remedies which will allow you to bring more harmony in your daily life. You will learn how you can use your body’s unique qualities to both maintain your health and to naturally heal ailments. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Wednesday, November 7
Prosperity Book Club
6-7pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Set your intentions for your personal Fall harvest: the group is currently reading The Game of Life and How to Play It 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 Oct 3, Wed Dec 5. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Wednesday, November 7
A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, & Marriage
7:30pm • $30 thru Nov. 6, $40 day of Based on Ariel and Shya Kane’s newest book, How to Have a Match Made in Heaven, this event will reveal real, practical ways men and women can create harmony and happiness in their relationships, whether they are single or divorced, dating or married. The Kanes have found that the slightest shift in one’s reality can produce a quantum shift in one’s ability to relate—instantaneous transformation. Whether you are still searching for someone, or have a love that burns brightly, you will learn the keys for creating a match made in heaven of your own. Go back to calendar page.
Thursday, November 8
Soul Power Series:
Introduction to Opening Your Spiritual Channels
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Master Peggy Werner is a highly advanced Divine Direct Soul Communicator certified by Dr. Zhi Gang Sha. Tonight she shares key teachings and insights about the four key channels: Soul Language, Direct Soul Communication, Third Eye, and Direct Knowing, and how to connect with your soul and the soul world to access wisdom for your physical and spiritual journey. See events Oct 20 & 21, Nov 11, Dec 9. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Friday, November 9
Sojourns of the Soul:
A Journey Around the World and into Truth
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Author and journalist Dana Micucci shares esoteric wisdom and illuminating insights from her new memoir, Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth. She takes you to seven of the world’s most exotic, sacred destinations—from the Australian Outback, to Angkor in Cambodia, to Egypt, Tibet, the Yucatan, New Mexico, and Peru—to explore their ancient mysteries and metaphysical teachings. Spanning fourteen years of her life, these “souljourns” find her in seven successive stages that correlate with the chakras and progress from an awakening all the way to activation. See workshop Nov 10 To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Saturday, November 10
Sojourns of the Soul Workshop
11:30-5:30pm • $55 thru Nov 9, $66 day of Join Dana Micucci for a transformative journey through your chakras towards enlightenment, based on her latest book, Sojourns of the Soul. Dana will weave together teachings and experiential practices from the diverse spiritual wisdom traditions gathered from her visits to seven of the most sacred places on earth. Balance and activate your chakras with meditations, energy work, shamanic practices and more. There will also be time for questions and dialogue. Come and empower your heart, mind and soul, and be inspired to live the life you’ve imagined! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or mat. See lecture Nov 9 To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Saturday, November 10
Karma: What It Is and What to Do About It
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat The term “karma” has entered the general vocabulary, but how well do we really understand it? Is it possible to tell whether we have “good” or “bad” karma? Can we change it? Why do some actions seem to have obvious effects and repercussions while others don’t? East West favorite Asha Praver will walk us through the intricacies of this key spiritual principle and its practical application in our lives. Asha is a minister in the Ananda Community for Self-Realization, founded on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Sunday, November 11
Soul Power Series: Open Your Soul Language Channel
11:30am-6:30pm • $99 thru Nov 10, $119 day of
All 3 full-day workshops: $250 thru Oct 20 Soul Language is the universal language spoken and understood by all souls. Everyone’s soul language is unique. Divine Channel Master Peggy Werner leads you in opening your Soul Language Channel, which is the key to opening your spiritual channels. You will also practice developing your foundation energy centers to power your spiritual channels, as well as boost your stamina, vitality, immunity and longevity. See events Oct 20 & 21, Nov 8, Dec 9. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Monday, November 12
Living in the Present Moment
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat If you’re living in the present, you’re living in acceptance. You’re accepting life as it is now, not as how you wish it would have been. When you’re living in acceptance, you realize everything is complete as it is. You can forgive yourself for the mistakes you’ve made, and you can have peace in your heart knowing that everything that should happen will. Come join Kenny Johnson, author of the book The Last Hustle and founder of the This Sacred Space Organization, for an evening of laughter, joy and, of course, life in the present moment. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Tuesday, November 13
A Skeptic’s Journey to Mindfulness
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Rachel Neumann has a unique perspective on mindfulness practice. In her book Not Quite Nirvana, she shares her own journey from cynical, fast-talking New Yorker to Berkeley-based mother, meditator, and mindfulness practitioner. Through illuminating stories about dealing with difficult relationships, death, vanity, and exhaustion, she explores mindfulness practices and offers guidance for creating a safety net of joy. As well as being an author, Neumann is the personal editor for Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and a variety of other Buddhist teachers. www.notquitenirvana.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Wednesday, November 14
Being at Peace with Our Gifts
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Gift marks—specific line formations on the fingers and palm—give us an expanded map of our soul’s agenda, revealing the extra potential talent we requested for this particular human experience. Awareness of these gifts leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others and to more fully and joyfully living into our life purpose. Join Todd Zimmerman, Transformational Facilitator and Hand Analyst, as we delve into the mystery and wonder of the archetypal realm of the 17 individual gift marks and how they are influencing you and your relationships. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Thursday, November 15
Clear Your Emotional Clutter Before The Holidays
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat “If you think you’re enlightened, go and spend a weekend with your family.” Even if you love your family, it’s hard to avoid the stress of “family stuff”, especially during the holidays. Learn how the combination of BodyTalk® and pure therapeutic-grade Essential oils can help relieve emotional stress that tends to creep up around the holidays. Join Karen Atkins, author of Vibration Project and Certified BodyTalk® Instructor, for this fun & unique way to relieve emotional stress before your family gatherings. www.RestoreMethod.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Friday, November 16
Dreaming the Soul Back Home
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat “Again and again, in dreams, our higher or greater self comes stalking us,” writes bestselling author and world-renowned dream explorer Robert Moss in his new book Dreaming the Soul Back Home. In shamanic understanding, soul loss is a primary source of illness and depression. Moss shows us how to use our dreams to reclaim vital energy, follow our soul’s purpose, and bring healing to others. See workshop Nov 17www.MossDreams.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Saturday, November 17
Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination
2-5pm • $35 in advance, $45 day of Learn to use dreams as sources of healing and creativity, and as rehearsals for a possible future. Learn the truth of Tagore’s poetic insight that “the stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results.” Robert Moss will guide you in a fast, fun way to share and explore these things with others and build wonderful friendships and communities. His fascination with the dreamworld began in his childhood in Australia, when he had three near-death experiences and first learned the ways of a traditional dreaming people through his friendship with Aborigines. See lecture Nov 16www.MossDreams.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page. Saturday, November 17
Yoga for Holiday Stress Relief
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Tonight’s talk is an invitation to come into your body and experience your muscular sensations, breath and mind. You’ll learn Mary Ann Alexander’s 2-minute stress releaser that is composed of grounding, breath awareness, body alignment and heart opening. Even in stressful holiday situations, you can use this practice to relax and make beneficial choices. Mary Ann has been teaching yoga at the Mountain View Senior Center since 1996 and is the creator of the DVD Yoga for Seniors. See workshop Nov 18 www.maryanns-yogaforseniors.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Sunday, November 18
Heart Connection Yoga
11:30-1:30 • $20 thru Nov 17, $30 day of Join Mary Ann Alexander for gentle postures, breath techniques, relaxation and meditation using her 4-point process. This practice offers peace and joy to ease our feelings of stress during this holiday season. Through releasing tension and bringing our mind into our body, we have an opportunity to open our hearts. This heart connection accesses our harmony with each other and oneness with the universe. The workshop addresses all levels and benefits first time enthusiasts needing chairs as well as yoga students. Dress comfortably and bring water, yoga mat and blanket. See lecture Nov 17www.maryanns-yogaforseniors.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Monday, November 19
The Writer, the Philosopher, and the Drunk
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Don Lattin, longtime religion reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of the bestseller The Harvard Psychedelic Club, discusses his new book, Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk. It blends a memoir with the stories of three men—writer Aldous Huxley, philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous—whose work and inspiring friendship helped transform the landscape of Western spirituality. www.donlattin.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Tuesday, November 20
Sacred Feminine Silk Art
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Mount Shasta artist Sheranda Ann Kumara began connecting to the “Mary Magdalene Energy” with the intent of healing the sacred feminine thirty years ago. Even since then, she has experienced an amazing spiritual journey through writing and painting on silk. Sheranda will be sharing a DVD of her art, along with Magdalene’s words of wisdom and beautiful poetry from her new book, Mary Magdalene in the Blissful New Earth. www.AngelMatrixArt.com To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page. Wednesday, November 21
Surviving a Sensitive Life—Even Around Your Family!
7:30pm • $8 thru Nov 20, $12 day of Everything is energy, and healing is energy too. Thanksgiving Eve is an opportune and essential time to recharge your wellness batteries, utilizing an at-the-ready set of energy tools to enable you to shine your light tomorrow, whether spending the day with family, friends, or solo. Learn from healer and mystic Scout Bartlett how to attain and stay in energetic alignment, mentally and emotionally, as you serve the deepest unfolding of your spirit. www.IfIdKnownThen.com
Friday, November 23
After the Shopping, the Calm
6:00pm • No reservation required Though known for the books, music, and beautiful gifts we provide, the guiding purpose of East West Bookstore has always been to nurture the soul. In the midst of a post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy, you’ll find here a rejuvenating oasis of tranquility. Come by to de-stress, meditate, or just slow down and breathe for a little while. We’ll dim the lights in the Event Room, and provide chairs, blankets, and pillows so you can relax and be quiet however you like. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Saturday, November 24
A Native American Concert
7:30pm • $20 thru Nov 23, $30 day of
Tony Redhouse, a Native American sound healer and spiritual teacher of the Navajo Nation, will perform a live Native American multimedia music concert and dance in full regalia. He will share inspirational music from his CD Release, drawing on the ancient forms of musical expression—voice, drum, and flute—to create a sacred space for us to make peace with all of our transitions. He is the recipient of two Native American Music Awards, was commissioned to record music for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, and shares with hospice, substance abuse, and cancer recovery clients and Native American communities. See workshop and sessions Nov 25-26 To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Sunday, November 25
Native American Sound Healing Workshop
11:30-2:30 • $55 thru Nov 24, $65 day of
Tony Redhouse is a Native American sound healer, spiritual teacher and award-winning recording artist. He will use his voice, the drum and the flute to guide the group with ceremony to a meditative place of simplicity and truth. These timeless instruments create a sacred space for personal pathways into the Spirit, bringing clarity to those seeking direction during personal transitions, and providing peace for those in recovery from cancer, addiction, divorce, depression, fear, grief, loss and confusion. The workshop will include interactive song, dance/movement and creating a personal dreamcatcher for your life. See lecture Nov 24, and private sessions Nov 25 To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Monday, November 26
Native American Sound Healing Sessions
11:15am-8:30pm • $150/70min Private sessions. See description for workshop, Nov 25. To reserve an appointment, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Tuesday, November 27
The Voice of Rolling Thunder
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Cherokee-Shoshone medicine man Rolling Thunder (1916-1997) was a healer, teacher, visionary prophet, and activist, known for his remarkable healings and his ability to call forth the forces of nature, typically in the form of thunderclouds. Thirty years before most people had ever heard of global warming, Rolling Thunder described in graphic detail the signs of encroaching planetary doom and campaigned for environmental harmony. The key to healing nature’s afflictions, he maintained, is to first restore balance and unity in ourselves. Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., will share stories from his longtime friendship with Rolling Thunder, and from his new book, The Voice of Rolling Thunder. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Wednesday, November 28 Hildegard of Bingen:
A Saint for Our Times
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat This October marks the canonization of a 12th century German Benedictine nun, Hildegard of Bingen, by Pope Benedict XVI. In an era when women were marginalized, Hildegard was an outspoken, controversial figure. Yet so visionary was her insight that she was sought out by kings, popes, abbots, and bishops for advice. In today’s era of global crisis, Hildegard represents the healing power of the divine feminine in all of us. Rev. Matthew Fox is the author of Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times, his third book about her, and has been credited with first bringing her work to the attention of the world today. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Thursday, November 29
The Magical Path
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Throughout his extraordinary career, visionary author and New World Library co-founder Marc Allen has developed simple, powerful tools that anyone can use to find a short route to success and fulfillment. In this inspiring evening, he’ll teach you these easy, relaxed, healthy, and positive practices that can help you change your life and your world for the better. He will also be signing his new book, The Magical Path: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All. See workshop Dec 1 To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Friday, November 30
READINGS: Voyager Tarot and Sustain Yourself
11:30am-6pm • $90/30min, $150/60min Do you want to make some changes in your life and manifest your intentions? The best way to predict the future is to create it! Consultations with James Wanless, Ph.D., tarot master with over 30 years of experience, will give you the insight, power, tools, and map to create your future. With his wisdom and wit, you have a perfect guide into the magic and mystery of symbols and synchronicity. See tonight’s lecture. To reserve an appointment, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.
Friday, November 30
The New Success
7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat Sustainability is the “new success” because it’s sustainable success, and like any ability it can be learned and practiced. James Wanless, Ph.D., will share the ten great “sustain-abilities” to recharge and renew and to live long and live well. You’ll learn the secrets to living whole, which means to stay healthy, be happy, grow wise, have sufficient material wealth, be creative and adaptable, preserve the earth, and contribute to social harmony. Dr. Wanless draws on neuroscience, psychology, and the powers of the mind to bring forth new ways of working, living, and being. See today’s readings. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800 Go back to calendar page.