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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 on the links or see lower down the page for more specific details on each event.

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Oneness Meditation With Awakened Oneness Meditator Skip Miller from Florida

Date: Wednesday, July 29th
Time: 7:15 pm
Venue: Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center,
10770 Donner Pass Road, Suite 104, Truckee
Suggested Donation: $10 - $15

Join Skip Miller to experience the Oneness Meditation, an energy transfer through the eyes that expands your consciousness and expresses itself throughout your whole body. This potent meditation brings about a heightened awareness, propelling a feeling of greater connectedness, insight and love into the varieties of relationship which make up our lives.

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Women Empowering Women Presents:

“SLEEP!”
with Ann M. Sura, ND

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30am
Location: For Goodness Sake Meeting Room
10157 Donner Pass Road
Downtown Truckee

Please join Women Empowering Women to hear Dr. Sura, a local Naturopathic Medical Doctor, discuss sleep issues.

Naturopaths believe that the source of illness is not just represented by the presentation of a problem, but often has its roots in the way we live, what we eat and how we interact with our environment.  Naturopaths seek the cause of disease and don't just focus on its most apparent manifestations.

Click here for more details and to register.

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Nepal Earthquake Benefit

Date: Thursday, August 6 4:00-9:00 pm
Location: Art Obsessions, 10015 West River Street, Truckee, CA 96161
Contact: 530-308-5053

The Nepal Earthquake Benefit will raise funds for the survivors of Nepal’s recent earthquakes which raised the death toll to 8,000. Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar and former Buddhist monk, will offer a prayer and a discussion about Nepal beginning at 4:00 pm. More details to follow.

Click here for more details.

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"Brand Truckee" Workshop

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 6:00-7:30pm
Location
: Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce will host a Town Hall Community Workshop to get community input on how we develop OUR BRAND to drive visitation, year-round residents and business growth that aligns with our values to diversify our economy.

Bring your friends, family, neighbors and your creative juices for this fun, informational and interactive Community Workshop. Click here for more details.

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Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar and former Buddhist monk, Visits Tahoe

Dates: August 6 - August 10

Click here for details.

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Trails & Vistas art hikes - “Finding Beauty”

Trails & Vistas unites live music, dance, storytelling, sculpture and painting with the natural environment to create a truly one of a kind experience in the Sierra Nevada.

Spooner Lake Hike
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 12
WHERE: Spooner Lake Trail, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Donner Summit Hike
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19
WHERE: Donner Summit, Donner Ski Ranch, near Truckee

TRAILS & VISTAS WORLD CONCERT
When: Sept. 12th, Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music at 6:30.
Where: Shakespeare Amphitheater Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Click here for more information. Tickets: on sale online at www.trailsandvistas.org

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Opportunity to Support Nepal
through Organization run by Tahoe Local, Nancy porten

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. Click here for more details.

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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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Sierra Conscious Dance

Time:
*on hold for summer* Ongoing Fridays at 7-9pm
Cost: $15 at the door. Purchase a 5-pack for $60
Location:
InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA

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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HUNGRY MOTHER ORGANICS :
Organic Plants & Produce for Northern Nevada

3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden

Click Here for more info.
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Message from the Humane Society
of Truckee-Tahoe
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Learn how to obtain free pet food.
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

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.

We just need a little help to realize that "Life is Gold" and that we need healing, coping and education, especially if you have experienced the loss of a loved one or you are a survivor of a suicide loss. Please join us!

Check out the calendar to see what's going on this month!

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Women Empowering Women Presents
Ann M. Sura, ND
“SLEEP!”


Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30am
Location: For Goodness Sake Meeting Room
10157 Donner Pass Road
Downtown Truckee

Please join Women Empowering Women to hear Dr. Sura, a local Naturopathic Medical Doctor, discuss sleep issues.   Need anything more be said?

For those not familiar with this medical practice, Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care. 

Naturopaths believe that the source of illness is not just represented by the presentation of a problem, but often has its roots in the way we live, what we eat and how we interact with our environment.  Naturopaths seek the cause of disease and don't just focus on its most apparent manifestations.

Naturopathic Medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease.

With over 17 years of experience as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Dr. Sura has worked with a diverse patient population.  Her passion remains women's health care, particularly Functional Neuro-Endocrinology (the study and treatment of brain chemistry and hormones complex interactions) but in the past 3 years with 

her location in Kings Beach, she has become, and thoroughly enjoys being, a Family Practitioner. 

Dr. Sura sees and treats families for everything health related - from cough/cold/flu, to asthma, eczema, food allergies, seasonal allergies, sports injuries, annual exams including women's gynecological exams and well-baby checkups.  As a Naturopathic Doctor, she has a wellness tool box the size of California to choose from - homeopathy, western herbal medicines, Chinese herbal formulas, Ayruvedic herbal formula's, nutritional supplements, hydrotherapy (using water applications to heal), and IV therapy - all the alternative, complimentary and integrative therapies available - as well as prescription medications if absolutely needed.

With a background in massage therapy, Physical Therapy and Medical Technology, her education and experience has enabled her to incorporate a patient-centered approach to medicine that is tailored to the unique needs of her patients.

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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Nepal Earthquake Benefit


Date: Thursday, August 6 4:00-9:00 pm
Location: Art Obsessions, 10015 West River Street, Truckee, CA 96161
Contact: 530-308-5053

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The Nepal Earthquake Benefit will raise funds for the survivors of Nepal’s recent earthquakes which raised the death toll to 8,000. Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar and former Buddhist monk, will offer a prayer and a discussion about Nepal beginning at 4:00 pm. More details to follow.

Landslides, poor sanitation and inaccessibility to devastated villages continue with the monsoon season on the horizon. On Thursday, August 6, Truckee comes together to build awareness and support for earthquake survivors in Nepal. Join us in Art Obsessions' new location at 10015 West River Street to enjoy live music, fun projects, live artists, raffles, informative presentations and more. Come learn how you can help Nepal! For more information call or text 530-308-5053.

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

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Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar
and former Buddhist monk, Visits Tahoe

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Nepal Earthquake Benefit
Thursday, August 6
(see above)

Cultivating Supreme Wisdom Through Manjushri Practice 
Losang will give a talk, then lead participants through Manjushri meditation and practice.  Manjushri is said to be the embodiment of all the Buddha’s infinite wisdom.   All are invited to stay and share a potluck dinner with Losang after the teaching at 5 pm. 
Saturday, August 8        3:00 to 5:00 pm   
Location:  Toni Neubauer’s, 976 Tee Court, Incline Village, NV  89451
Contact:  Toni Neubauer  (775) 832-5454    toni@mythsandmountains.com
Suggested Donation:  $15

Dorje Namjum Purfication Ceremony 
Losang will lead us through an ancient Tibetan ceremony of healing and purification for ourselves, others, and the universe through prayer, meditation and visualization as transmitted to him by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  
Sunday, August 9, 2015  3:00 to 5:00 pm   
Location:  Porten Residence, 735 Dee Court, Incline Village, NV  89451
Contact:   Nancy Porten  (775) 831-0219  nancyporten@gmail.com
Suggested Donation:  $15 

The Six Perfections – Cultivating the Altruistic Attitude of Bodhicitta
Teaching to include a talk, meditation, and question and answer period.
Monday, August 10  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location:  Dolan Residence, 1445 Chinquapin Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150
Contact:  Carolyn Dolan  (530) 613-0335  carolynjdolan@gmail.com
Suggested Donation:  $15

Click here for a schedule of Losang's events at For Goodness Sake.

The Venerable Losang Samten, a renowned Tibetan scholar and a former Buddhist monk, was born in Chung Ribuce, of central Tibet. In 1959, he and his family fled to Nepal and later moved to Dharamsala, India. 

His education includes studies at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and the Namgyal Monastery which is the monastery of the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1985, he earned a Master's Degree in Buddhist Philosophy, Sutra, and Tantra, from the Namgyal Monastery, which is equivalent to a Ph.D. In 1994, Losang received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Art from the Maine College of Art in 1995. He taught Tibetan Language at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from 1994 - 1997 and was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2002. In 2004, he was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

In 1988, Lama Samten came to the US as instructed by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, to demonstrate the meditative art of sand painting. This was the first time a Tibetan mandala was shown in the west. Since then, he has created sand mandalas at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Chicago Field Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of University of Pennsylvania, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, Trinity College of Hartford, Connecticut, among numerous others, including 4 large and complex mandalas in Chico, California. He has served as the religious technical advisor and sand mandala supervisor for Martin Scorsese's film Kundun. Losang was also an actor in the film.

Losang Samten is spiritual director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia, Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Middletown, Connecticut, Chenrezig Himalayan Cultural Center of El Paso, Texas, and a frequent visitor and teacher in Reno, Nevada, Lake Tahoe and Chico, California, as well as in Canada. He travels extensively, sharing his knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and meditation, as well as his skill in Tibetan ritual arts.

See Losang Samten’s website:  www.LosangSamten.com   
Losang Samten’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Losang-Samten/150106282678

For more information about Losang Samten’s Lake Tahoe/Truckee visit,
contact Dave and Jan Arnett: (530) 525-1900 or arnetttahoett@gmail.com 

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Trails & Vistas art hikes - “Finding Beauty”

Trails & Vistas unites live music, dance, storytelling, sculpture and painting with the natural environment to create a truly one of a kind experience in the Sierra Nevada.

Spooner Lake Trail, Sept. 12
Join us for a cultural journey at Spooner Lake, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park this Sept. 12, 2015!
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 12
WHERE: Spooner Lake Trail, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
COST: $45 adults, $12 children
TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION: www.TrailsandVistas.org.

Donner Summit, Sept. 19
Join us for a cultural journey and breathtaking vistas at Donner Summit on Saturday, Sept. 19th.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19
WHERE: Donner Summit, Donner Ski Ranch, near Truckee
COST: $45 adults, $12 children
TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION: www.TrailsandVistas.org.

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More than 20 participating artists including musicians, dancers, poets, singers and visual artists will perform and create on breathtaking granite cliffs overlooking Donner Lake and the Sierra Nevada. Each hiker is encouraged to slow down, breathe deeply and listen to the language of nature during Trails & Vistas. Art hikes will be offered every 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 19. Specialty hikes include family hikes for those hiking with children, meditative hikes for those wanting an especially quiet and spiritual connection (adults only) and leisurely hikes for those who prefer or need a slower pace. Advance purchase is highly recommended. The art-hike lasts approximately 3 hours.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 TRAILS & VISTAS WORLD CONCERT

When: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music at 6:30.
Where: Shakespeare Amphitheater Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Tickets: on sale online at www.trailsandvistas.org
Phone: (800) 74-SHOWS or (775) 832-1616
Cost: $23 and up. Promotion link for a $5.00 savings on lower gallery seating and premier seating for the World Music Concert is Hike15.
MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: www.TrailsandVistas.org


PERFORMERS:
o Grammy Award Winner: Pacific Mambo Orchestra
o World Renowned Violinist Scarlet Rivera
o Peter Joseph Burtt and the KingTide
o Jazz Harpist Motoshi Kosako
o Double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan
o Tahoe Bagpiper Sean Cummings
o Taiko Tsurunokai with Rieko Shimbo
o Angelika Healing Music
o Storyteller Garth Gilchrist
o Susie Alexander- performance painting
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12.

Trails & Vistas mission is to inspire community by celebrating the arts in nature

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Opportunity to Support Nepal
through Organization run by Tahoe Local, Nancy porten

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 nancyporten@gmail.com with any questions. Deana is currently in Nepal evacuating a trekking group from the Everest Region.

With great gratitude,

Nancy Porten
775-351-4582

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
520 Eighth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10018

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Sierra Conscious Dance Collective

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Time: *on hold for summer* Ongoing Fridays at 7-9pm
Cost: $15 at the door. Purchase a 5-pack for $60
Location:
InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, 12047 Donner Pass Rd, 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. 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.

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!

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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Message from the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Many people have been forced to give up their pets due to the slowing economy.  The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wants to help ensure that people can keep their animals. If it is financially difficult for you, or someone you know, to feed their pet the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe can assist with your pet’s nutritional needs. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wants to ensure that all pets are healthy and well fed. 
Give them a call at 587-5948 or 581-3199 to learn how to obtain free pet food.

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