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Community Events page!

Here's a list of upcoming spiritual and inspirational events in the Truckee-Tahoe area
presented by organizations other than For Goodness Sake.

Truckee/ Tahoe is a special place to live, work and to visit! Our myriad of fun, entertaining, inspirational, helpful, supportive and always top class events held by community organizations are a tribute to our incredible lifestyle here in the Truckee/ Tahoe region.
If you have an event that you would like mentioned here, please email the details to
info@goodnesssake.org

Click here for Support Groups

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Teachings with Venerable
Losang Samten

August 18 through August 24, 2016
Lake Tahoe/Truckee, CA Schedule

Venerable Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher, and artist will share teachings of loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and the path to enlightenment.

Classes often include a talk, guided meditation, and discussion. All are welcome. Click here for details.

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Women Empowering Women Presents
“Women and Spirituality”
A Roundtable Discussion

Date: Monday, August 29th
Time: 10am-noon
Location: For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road

Click here to register and to meet our participants: Phyllis Matyi, Jeffre TallTrees, Beth Beyer, and Liz Luoma

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The Science of Gratitude
Integrating Evolutionary, Neurobiological, and Psychological Perspectives
with Robert Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, Nevada
$5 suggested donation
refreshments and no-host bar 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Please register

Experiments and recent neuroimaging studies offer important clues as to why gratitude matters, how it works, and how we can collectively capitalize on its promise and potential. Click here for more details.

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15th Anniversary September 11, 2001 Commemoration & Thanksgiving

Date: September 11, 2016
Time: 11:30 A.M.
Location: Truckee River Regional Park

The wounds of 9/11 continue to be felt across our land. Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church (TLPC) invites the community to join in an opportunity to remember and honor those who died and those who served during this national tragedy. We will also honor and give thanks for all the first responders here in our own Truckee community as we come together on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.

Speakers will include community leaders from the Town of Truckee Council, the Police and Fire Departments and the School District. Boy Scout Troop 267 will present the colors and a group from the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will lead singing. Learn more at: www.tlpc.org

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Sierra Conscious Dance

Time:
Sundays, 9:30am meditation; 10:30am dance
Cost: $15 at the door
Location:
River School Farm, Reno, NV

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6:30pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays at Tahoe Yoga and Wellness

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.

click here for more info.

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Equinemity: Equine Workshops

Equinemity offers ongoing Personal and Professional Leadership Workshops that provide an opportunity to change your world.

At Equinemity, we've recognized that horses are very powerful teachers of teamwork and empowered individuality. Coupled with our guided workshops, we teach our participants to find their inner strength by creating a unique connection between horse and human.

Click here for dates and details.

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Arts in Wellness with Susie alexander

Dates: Click here to visit the website for the calendar of events and more information about Arts in Wellness.

 

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Good Books Good Works -
WOMEN’S BOOK GROUPS: MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Our friend Joyce Ortega started this amazing website. Take a look and join in..."Thousands of women’s book groups meet monthly. We envision women’s book groups and book clubs everywhere once a year giving to one organization or project that empowers women and girls who are in need. WOMEN HELPING WOMEN." Click here for the website.

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HUNGRY MOTHER ORGANICS :
Organic Plants & Produce for Northern Nevada

3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden

Click Here for more info.

 

Support Groups

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Al-anon Support Group

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

A program for friends and family of alcoholics. Visit www.alanon.org for info.

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Community Healing Circle

*Cancelled until further notice*
Date: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

We provide a place for people in our community to share common concerns and emotional support. Our mission is to heal in a safe, non-judgmental environment and deal with the issues ranging from grief, death & dying to healing ourselves in healthy ways while co-creating strong community bonds.

Another grief support group called Compassionate Friends meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm at St John Presbyterian Church of Reno, 1070 W Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89509. Chapter Phone Line (775) 750-7005. Learn more at compassionatefriends.org.

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Teachings with Venerable Losang Samten

August 18 through August 24, 2016
Lake Tahoe/Truckee, CA Schedule

Venerable Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher, and artist will share teachings of loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and the path to enlightenment. Classes often include a talk, guided meditation, and discussion. All are welcome.

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Full Moon Dorje Namjum Purification Ceremony

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Arnett Home: 9045 Manzanita Drive, Rubicon Bay, CA 96142
Suggested donation: $15
Contact: Dave and Jan Arnett (530) 525-1900 arnetttahoett@gmail.com

An ancient Tibetan ceremony of healing and purification through prayer, meditation and visualization.

Insight into Emptiness

Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Click here for more information.

Meditation on the Nature of Mind

Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Click here for more information.

Padmasambhava Practice and Guided Meditation

Date: Tuesday, August 23
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: Dolan Residence, 1445 Chinquapin Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Suggested donation: $15
Contact: Carolyn Dolan (530) 613-0335 carolynjdolan@gmail.com

Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century A.D. He is regarded as the founder of the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Padmasambhava’s guru yoga is one of the essential practices in the Nyingma tradition offering great blessings.

Shamatha or Mindfullness Meditation

Date: Wednesday, August 24
Time: 6:30 to 8pm
Location: Porten Residence, 735 Dee Court, Incline Village, NV 89451
Suggested Donation: $15
Contact: Steve and Nancy Porten (775) 250-1332 nancyporten@gmail.com

The practice of calming the mind through single pointed meditation to enhance the development of mindfulness and mental alertness.

For more info about Losang’s classes, contact Dave and Jan Arnett: (530) 525-1900  arnetttahoett@gmail.com

Losang Samten’s website:   www.losangsamten.com

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Women Empowering Women Presents

“Women and Spirituality” – A Roundtable Discussion

Date: Monday, August 29th
Time: 10am-noon
Location: For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road

MEET OUR PARTICIPANTS:

Phyllis Matyi

Phyllis has a life-long interest in spirituality, mysticism and comparative philosophy, which led her to live in East Asia for five years during her 20’s studying Zen, Buddhist Philosophy and Acupuncture. She began practicing Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism in 1983. On her return to the United States she apprenticed in the Navajo-Lakota Lineage and obtained her law degree. After traveling in India in 1999 and receiving teachings from the H.H. the Dalai Lama, Phyllis returned to complete both the 5-year Shangpa Kagyu lineage program and Sensei Lew Richmond. She began teaching at Sukhasiddhi Foundation in 2007 and in 2008 started teaching at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Phyllis is an attorney in private practice working with the disabled and the homeless. She continues to travel around the world exploring cross-cultural mysticism and contemplation.

Jeffre TallTrees

Jeffre has studied Native American Spirituality for 25 years and was initiated into the tradition of the Q’ero of Peru in 1994. After that experience in Peru She studied Tantra with Margo An and and became a certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher. After giving workshops and writing books about Tantric sex with her beloved husband, she began studying the ways of the shaman and the healing practices as taught by the Healing the Light Body School of the Four Winds society, founded by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. She became a Lead Teacher for the Four Winds Society and taught for eight years.
She has a private practice in Truckee, California, and does long distance healing work and teaches workshops on shamanic practices and the spiritual path of the Andean people.

Beth Beyer

Rabbi Beth Beyer, is the founding rabbi of Temple Beth Or, Reno. Since 2008, she has been the rabbinic presence for the Jewish Community of Elko County. From 2013-2016, she also worked as the rabbi at North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation. Her background includes working as a registered nurse, an attorney, mediator, and judge. She taught ethics at the University of Nevada, Reno and was the past Department Chair for Health Care Ethics at the Nevada Center of Ethics & Health Policy. She was ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion in CA, received a Master’s Degree in Rabbinic Studies, a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies from Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from University of Maryland and law degree from the Nevada School of Law.

Liz Luoma

Rev. Liz Luoma is the minister at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee in Tahoe City. Her mission and passion in life is to help people awaken to the Truth of Who they are as Spiritual Beings and to provide the tools necessary to live with more Love, Peace, Joy, Harmony, and Freedom in all areas of their lives.
Rev. Liz is the founder of “Success-4-Life Ministries, and earned her master’s degree in spiritual psychology, and completed her minister’s training in 2005 and with Centers for Spiritual Living in 2011. Founded in 1986, the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to transform their lives and make the world a better place. The focus of this loving community is in celebrating life and the unique preciousness of all beings.

Seating in For Goodness Sake is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. Please e-mail nttwomen@yahoo.com by August 26th to reserve your space. Thank you.

Women Empowering Woman is dedicated to providing motivational speakers who address different aspects of achieving balance and harmony through the Mind, Body and Spirit. For more information about our organization
e-mail martha@omegaport.com.

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The Science of Gratitude
Integrating Evolutionary, Neurobiological, and Psychological Perspectives

Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, Nevada
$5 suggested donation
refreshments and no-host bar 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Please register

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Research on the science of gratitude continues to accelerate rapidly. However, questions still remain: What are the functions of gratitude in the economy of human social behavior? What mechanisms are involved in the expression and detection of gratitude? Experiments and recent neuroimaging studies offer important clues as to why gratitude matters, how it works, and how we can collectively capitalize on its promise and potential.

Robert Emmons is Professor of Psychology at UC Davis. His research on gratitude and happiness has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, NPR and PBS.

Brought to you by the Mental Health in the Mountains educational series.

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Sierra Conscious Dance Collective

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Dates and Time: Sundays, 9:30am meditation; 10:30am dance
Cost: $15 at the door.
Location:
River School Farm, Reno, NV

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Dates: 2nd and 4th Fridays
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Tahoe Yoga and Wellness, Truckee, CA

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.

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.

Go beyond the limits of your habitual movements and thoughts and explore your unique inner dance. No experience needed, just a willingness to move and be moved! It's about putting your soul in motion and giving yourself permission to dance freely. We dance and move our funky, playful self in community, and play with intention for well-being and connection to life!

For more information visit: www.SierraConsciousDance.com

 

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