The Journey From Grievance to Gratitude
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Change your Partnership without Changing your Partner

A conscious relationship offers you the opportunity to treat yourself and others as a precious gift. It is healing and life- affirming. More gifts than needs are brought to such a relationship. It offers you the possibility to relate across the perceived gulf of yourself and another and to enter into each other’s hearts while remaining conscious and aware throughout.
Join me for a profound workshop investigating what maintains the distance between yourself and your partner and your longing and your loving.This workshop will take you from wherever you are with your relationship to a place of deep and abiding gratitude for the gift inherent in your challenges no matter the circumstances.
FEE: $95/person
LOCATION: Aptos, California
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Rio Del Mar Meditation
Zen Koan Meditation 

Sometimes our lives feel like we are ship wrecked on some desert island and the boat we traveled on is no longer sea worthy. It is at times like this when a meditation practice can open up possibilities we are unable to see when we are faced with our challenges. In this meditation salon we will explore ways to navigate these kinds of waters in the company of others through meditation, conversation and sharing.
Dates: 1 Sunday/month
Time: 10:30 – 12:00 PM
October 22, 2017
Location: Aptos, CA (call for details)
Fee:  free will donation

A seeker once visited a Zen teacher. While the Zen teacher quietly served tea the seeker talked about Zen.

The teacher poured the tea into the visitor’s cup filling it to the brim. Then he kept on pouring.

The seeker watched the tea cup overflow until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“You are like this cup,” the teacher said, “how can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

This Koan came to me as I was reflecting on manifestation. I was asking, “what gets in the way of manifesting that which we say we want in our lives – be it a relationship, a good job, a family, a calm mind or insight into our lives?”  I became aware of how full my own mind is with not only what I already know, but also all the things I think about, all the ideas that arise – thoughts, opinions and feelings about this and that. I became aware of how difficult it is to allow for creativity when all the space within is already full.  What does it mean, feel like, or look like to empty “our cup” and make room in our lives for that which we desire or that which the Tao might bring forth – let alone our Zen Teacher?  Join me Sunday, October 22nd at 10:30 and let’s empty our cups together and be present for what might arise.



With Illana Berger, PhD

Ancient cultures used indigenous spiritual practices as a vehicle for contacting the animating forces of the universe. As an intermediary, healers works on behalf of the person, people, community and/or world to heal or balance what is present and out of harmony. Spiritual healing is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world. This year each person will work with their own calling and the directives that they receive to begin to cultivate their unique path as practitioner.

You will have 1 private session a month in person or via Skype or phone as you explore how to develop your own private practice bringing your particular path of healing into the world.

We will meet 2 weekends as a group so that you have the opportunity to share your healing path and practices with the group.  We will meet Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5:30pm each day. Lodging and Meals are not included.

The fee for the year which includes 12 private sessions and two weekend retreats is $2150.

Lodging and meals not included
Limited to 10 people.
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TIME:  7:00 – 8:30
FEE:  free will donation

“The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.”

Join a small group of people navigating divorce and supporting each other on this life changing journey. You will  have the opportunity to explore your relationship and the obstacles you are presented with, the joys and sorrows life serves up and the questions that naturally arise when you stay present with yourself and each moment of the journey. Working with 7 spiritual principles to guide the group,  you will have the opportunity to learn new tools and find a new freedom in your life.

Limited to 8 people