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This gathering is for people who want to deeply understand our unique historical moment, and who also want to embody it, energize it, and cat- alyze the transition. We will approach it through the lens of money and all that surrounds it: grat- itude, gift, scarcity and abundance, community, work and purpose, and the sense of being at home in the universe. The transformation of money mirrors a shift in our own psychology and the way we relate to the world. We can indeed live in sacred economy today, seeding cultural rebirth through our words and actions. This program applies stories, dialogue, and engaged processes to bring clarity to: what money is and could be; financial collapse and what’s next; the story of the self, from separation to reunion; the story of the people, from ascent to cocreation; aligning money with the sacred; integrity in a monetized world; and finding life purpose.

Charles Eisenstein is the author of Sacred Economics andThe Ascent of Humanity, a teacher, and speaker considered by many to be a lead- ing voice of his generation. He is on the faculty of Goddard College.

Week of August 19–24

Wild Serenity Camille Maurine & Lorin Roche

Wild Serenity is a radically liberating, deeply revitalizing weekend of meditation, movement, and energy practices. The workshop explores the interplay between meditation and expres- sion—the way that contact with the soul inspires dynamic engagement with the outer world, which in turn contributes to a rich inner life.

Meditation can be defined as paying attention to the current of life and love flowing through us and riding it inward to our essence. This is an instinctive ability, a way of accessing inner wis- dom, and we all can do it. The course alternates sitting and moving meditations that awaken the senses, soften the heart, and stretch the muscles of the mind. Through body awareness, sound, and breath, you gently and gradually let more life force stream through you. In this approach, you learn to embrace the fullness of your nature—vastness and vulnerability, sensuality and surging power. You will discover that what might seem like obstacles—raw emotions, rest- lessness, desire—are actually gateways into vitality, renewal, and creativity.

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inner resources one can muster. Drawing on three decades of teaching and twenty-nine years of relationship, authors Maurine and Roche share their experience with humor and compas- sion. If you’ve given up on meditation, or are ready to take your practice to a new level; if you want to tap into more joy and inspiration; if you long for more intimacy with yourself and oth- ers, then perhaps it’s time for Wild Serenity. This course is also useful for those in the help- ing professions.

Recommended reading: Maurine and Roche, Meditation Secrets for Women; Roche, The Radiance Sutras (available and Meditation Made Easy.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.

Camille Maurine coauthored Meditation 24/7 andMeditation Secrets for Women. A dancer and performing artist who has taught movement, meditation, and expression since 1975, Camille is the creator of kinAesthetics and the transformational Moving Theater process.

Lorin Roche has meditated since 1968. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, and coauthor of Meditation Secrets for Women andMeditation 24/7. His other books include Meditation Made Easy, Breath Taking, andWhole Body Meditations.

Healing Your Heart 101: Combining Science and Spirituality to Maximize Heart Health

Kenn Chase & Victoria Chase

Your heart is essential to life and yet, as a nation and worldwide we choose a lifestyle that threat- ens our very existence. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death, but it is mostly preventable. Since the time of Aristotle, we have touted the health benefits of exercise, good nutrition, and relaxation. Most people know or think they know what to do to maintain a heart- healthy lifestyle, but they struggle to integrate these life-giving habits into their daily routine.

Kenn and Vicki Chase have been teaching heart disease prevention and rehabilitation for more than twenty-five years with amazing results. In this workshop, you will explore evidence-based and clinically proven approaches to preventing and/or reversing heart disease. The Chases use a balanced, practical approach to maximizing your health and energy. Through activities designed to increase awareness, you’ll learn how to trans- form old patterns into a new, heart-healthy lifestyle.

Utilizing their unique comprehensive and inte- grated approach, this workshop includes:

• Individual risk assessment and strategic plan for lowering risk

• Up-to-date facts regarding activity and nutrition

• Mindfulness techniques including tai chi, Feldenkrais™, and meditation

• Group discussion

• Discussion of the medical aspects of heart disease

• Natural and complementary medicine options

Your heart is your life! Change your heart, change your life.

CE credit for nurses; see page 113. Kenn Chase has taught tai chi for more than 40 years. His Integral Way Practice combines tai chi, The Feldenkrais Method®, chi gong, and meditation. He is a stress management consultant and maintains a private practice in the north San Francisco Bay Area.

Vicki Chase, RN, has been a health educator for more than 30 years. She is the executive director of the Heart Health Institute in Marin County, Calif., and has managed cardiac rehabilitation and stress management programs since 1981.

Building a Vocal Community Ysaye Barnwell

There is an awesome power in the human voice, and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good they become a “vocal communi- ty” at its best. Masterfully led by Ysaye Barnwell, composer and longtime performer with Sweet Honey in the Rock, singers and non-singers alike will share the common experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants, traditional songs from Africa and the Diaspora, and a variety of songs from African American culture including spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the civil rights movement. The historical, social, and political context will be provided as an introduc- tion to the songs.

Throughout this experience, the group will explore from an African-American worldview the values embedded in the music, the role of cultural and spiritual traditions and rituals, ways in which leadership emerges and can be shared by and among community members, the nature of cultural responses to and influences on politi- cal and social struggle, and, finally, the signifi- cance of a shared communal experience in one’s personal life. A willingness to sing is all that is required.

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