Here's a list of upcoming spiritual and inspirational events in the Truckee-Tahoe area
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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Nepal Earthquake Benefit
Cultivating Supreme Wisdom Through Manjushri Practice
Dorje Namjum Purfication Ceremony
The Six Perfections – Cultivating the Altruistic Attitude of Bodhicitta
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
For more information about Losang Samten’s Lake Tahoe/Truckee visit,
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
Donner Summit, Sept. 19
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Time: *on hold for summer* 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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