Here's a list of upcoming spiritual and inspirational events in the Truckee-Tahoe area
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Date: Wednesday, May 27th
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On Saturday April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal just outside of the capital city of Kathmandu, causing major damage, death and injury throughout the area and villages in the mountain areas. Homes have been destroyed, centuries-old cultural landmarks lay in ruins, and one of the poorest nations on earth is in a dire situation as it seeks to rebuild.
Current reports are placing the death toll over 6,000 and thousands are still unaccounted for. The gravity of the disaster has not peaked and the concerns around the need for food, shelter, water and disease are worsening. We are relieved to report that all of our partners in Nepal including the Children and staff at the home are alive and safe at the moment. However, as one of our friends told me today from Kathmandu, “he is terrified”. Another friend had to spend 3 nights in a tent with his 88 year old mother and fears for her health. People around the world are mobilizing in support of Nepal but they need as much as we all can give. The devastation that the the earthquake brought to Nepal will not take a day, a month or just a year to recover but potentially many decades.
Nancy Porten and Deana Zabaldo founded Changing Lives Nepal in 2008. Our mission has been to catalyze sustainable, effective change from the inside in Nepal. Our Nepali partners are now taking an active role to provide relief and rebuilding efforts in Nepal and CLN will continue to support their work. They have been reliable partners with CLN: successfully engaged in long term projects of a children’s home, upgrading schools, sustainable farming projects in rural Nepal and more (see www.changinglivesnepal.org). Our Nepali partners bring expert on the ground knowledge of their regions and have demonstrated the leadership required to implement successful projects.
Please join us in support relief and rebuilding in Nepal by donating to Changing Lives Nepal. We are deeply grateful to announce that one of our corporate donors, Pactolus Private Wealth Management, is leading CLN’s efforts and has pledged a matching donation to Changing Lives Nepal of $10,000.
Sankhuwasava and Sindupalchok Districts where our tea project and Children’s home are were hit very hard. In Batase a kilometer from the Children’s Home, where CLN renovated school rooms and provided computers with our partner TEAM Nepal, it is estimated that they lost 90% of their buildings. Parshu Dahal, Executive Director of our partner SODEC and founder of our organic farming project, lost his home in Sankhuwasava.
We have deep gratitude for your support over the past years. However, today we are urging you now as we never have before to donate. Please continue your support of Changing Lives Nepal today and help us meet our match of $10,000. Your donation of any amount today will be doubling your support to Nepal.
Tax deductible donations can be made at http://www.changinglivesnepal.org/donate/ though pay pal. Instructions for sending a check are below. Donations for Changing Lives Nepal are managed though FJC Philanthropic Fund in New York. Changing Lives Nepal is 100% volunteer. We realize that recent news of the Nepali government garnishing non-profit funds for the earthquake is disconcerting. However, because we control all of our granting to Nepal, we can assure that your donation will be received by the intended Nepali non-profits that we partner with.
Please pass this message along to friends and family if you are moved to. Also, feel free to call me directly or email me at email@example.com with any questions. Deana is currently in Nepal evacuating a trekking group from the Everest Region.
With great gratitude,
Your check should be written to FJC with Changing Lives Nepal in the memo. The address is below and you can also find it in this link http://fjc.org/uploads/user-uploads/image/NepalList(1).pdf.
FJC Philanthropic Fund
Date: Tuesday, May 19th
Join us in the California 89 yard in Truckee, for an evening of music and photography. The slide show is about a sailing adventure from New Zealand to the Solomon Islands to work with remote villages on marine conservation, climate change & sustainable livelihood education.
The event will open with rock and blues from a new band with singer and pro kayaker Shannon Carroll. Followed by a slideshow of the sailing and conservation expedition in the Solomon Islands that Lucy Marcus volunteered on for 6 months with OceansWatch. The evening will unfold with dancing under the stars to house music by Narniqua.
Raffle prizes and silent auction will raise funds to help the villages Lucy Marcus worked with who were recently destroyed by category 5 cyclone Pam. Half of the funds raised will go to the crowdfunding campaign for creating the documentary about the sailing and conservation expedition.
Raffle prizes include: Massages from Zenergy Massage and Wellness, Truckee Tavern & Grill gift certificate, Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema tickets, printed photos, jewelry and more!
Join us to support Truckee local women doing what they love: music, film, photography, and conservation.
Do you or your business want to be a sponsor of the event?! Send me a personal message or call Lucy Marcus at (808)319-7159
Celebrate ‘Full Moon at the Dark Horse Café’. These creative gatherings will feature live painting with live music, inspiring messages and delicious, healthy food and beverages.
Jhana and Colleen will be joined by the gifted and globally known Singing Bear on Friday, June 5th, and on Sunday, July 5th by the powerfully inspiring and soul-driven Australian musician, Chad Wilkins.
Australian artist and author, Jhana Bowen will be painting live as he shares messages of the earth from his upcoming book ‘Golden Dolphin, Rainbow Turtle.’ His book and artwork depict the earth’s changes, imbalances and sacred guidance.
Joining Jhana’s live painting is Truckee’s talented musician/songwriter, Colleen Akiko. Her songs reflect interconnection, essential wisdom and a heartfelt love for humanity.
Available for purchase will be Jhana’s original marine-themed paintings, Colleen’s contemplative music CD’s, and tantalizing, healthy food with delicious chai and kombucha. ‘Full Moon at the Dark Horse Café’ will help raise funds to publish and distribute Jhana’s timely book, and enable the performers to offer their talents for this worthy cause.
"These paintings are sourced from intuition, prayers and meditations. Much of my work has been guided by messages of the earth. The purpose of sharing these messages is to support and build consciousness in our relationship with the planet we call home." - Jhana Bowen
Click here to learn about Jhana's work.
Funds from this event will go to the Clayton McDonnell Memorial
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Time: Ongoing Fridays at 7-9pm
We are a collective of DJ’s and Movement Facilitators that offer weekly dance sessions and Conscious Dance workshops.
We are committed to offering and promoting Conscious Dance and Music to foster a shared experience of embodied awareness and unity through movement exploration. Visit our website for ongoing and special events www.sierraconsciousdance.com
We offer intentional dance for authentic creative expression every week. This is a facilitated embodiment practice where we explore how to show up and be fully present- physically, emotionally and mindfully.
Please arrive and be ready to dance at 7pm. We ask that you honor our sacred space and enter before 7:15pm. Respectfully there will be no entry after 7:30pm.
For more information call Polly Triplat (530)412-0774 or visit: www.SierraConsciousDance.com
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