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Special Events!

 

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"Are Cravings a Weakness?" with Jenna Granger

Date: Friday, November 7th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

An interactive talk about why we have cravings and how we can use them to learn about our body to improve our experience of life.

Click here for more details.

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Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation with Venerable Losang Samten

Date: Sunday, November 9th
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Recommended Donation $10 to $15; No one turned away for lack of funds.

Ven. Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher, and artist will return to the Reno/Tahoe area, to share a very special healing meditation practice Sunday, November 9 at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Losang will lead us in the practice of Medicine Buddha through mantra, meditation, and visualization. Medicine Buddha is said to be the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Classes often include a talk, a discussion, and a guided meditation. All are welcome. Click here for more details.

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"Compassionate Activism and Meditative Movement: a local author's journey toward making a better world"

Date: Friday, November 14th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Local author Ethan Indigo Smith hits the road for a cross country book tour. He will be sharing his writing, tai chi chuan and meditative movement and raising awareness about global nuclear experimentation across the U.S.A. and Canada. Click here for more details.

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"Remodel Your Recipes" with Jenna Granger

Date: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Love certain recipes but wish they were healthier? Don’t want to go out and buy all new recipe books? Don’t know what makes up a healthy recipe? This informative talk will inspire and empower you to create healthy delicious meals so that you will feel more vibrant, energized, and healthy in your life!  

Click here for more details.

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Annual Gratitude Potluck Party

Date: Friday, November 21st
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Potluck and socializing followed by a time for sharing gratitude. Bring a dish to share and join in the festivities! All are welcome!!

 

"Are Cravings a Weakness?" with Jenna Granger

Date: Friday, November 7th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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So many of us live in a world that is taken over by food. We crave chocolate, coffee, sugar, ice cream, chips, french fries, alcohol, etc... And often we find ourselves giving in to these desires. Even when we know we may not feel our best when we do. So why do we have these cravings? What are they trying to tell us?

I truly believe cravings are not a weakness, we can learn so much from them. Observing our cravings is a powerful way to look deeper not only into how we eat, but also into how we live our lives. Our bodies are in constant communication with us, but unfortunately we aren’t always listening or we don’t know how.

During this self-reflective talk you will understand how to decipher your own cravings by exploring the 5 Major Causes of Cravings. And you will leave with 3 things that you can start doing right away that will support you in finding your balance with your diet and lifestyle.

There will be time for questions and answers.

Jenna Granger is a Health Coach, Wellness Educator, and Art of Living Teacher living in the Tahoe area. I emphasize stress-free, mindful eating habits, listening to one's own body and supporting all aspects of health (it's more than diet and exercise). As a health coach I support people in finding simple ways to improve their diet and lifestyle as well as how to make those changes sustainable. I went to school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011 and started my business in Tahoe in January of 2012 and have been seeing clients ever since with an open mind and genuine interest in their lives. Full bio here.

Please call 530-550-8981 or e-mail info@goodnesssake.org to register.

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Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation with Venerable Losang Samten

Date: Sunday, November 9th
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Recommended Donation $10 to $15; No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Ven. Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher, and artist will return to the Reno/Tahoe area, to share a very special healing meditation practice Sunday, November 9 at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Losang will lead us in the practice of Medicine Buddha through mantra, meditation, and visualization. Medicine Buddha is said to be the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Classes often include a talk, a discussion, and a guided meditation. All are welcome.

Medicine Buddha

The Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of healing. He heals not only physical sickness but also mental sickness like anger, pride and jealousy. The mandala is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism and is a sacred form of art used by Tibetan monks and artists, and is translated as "circle of harmony". It is a palace, and all of the patterns in the mandala have symbolism and meaning.

According to tradition, there are infinite Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and deities. They represent various aspects of the absolute Buddha-nature, such as compassion, wisdom, power, and emptiness. The Medicine Buddha embodies the healing aspect.

The Medicine Buddha is the highest possible model of a healer. Among the 12 vows the Medicine Buddha is said to have taken is that of curing just by the invocation of his name or the thought of Him. He was worshipped as the dispenser of spiritual medicine that could cure spiritual, psychological, and physical disease.

But this Buddha is not worshipped simply for healing powers alone; he is the form of the Buddha-nature that we aspire to realize in ourselves. Through the practice of meditation on the Medicine Buddha, one can generate enormous healing power for self and for the healing of others.

Just to glimpse this Mandala creates a positive impression on the mind stream of the observer, who for a moment is in touch with the timeless ideal of all-encompassing compassion.

The renowned and beloved blue figure of the Medicine Buddha constantly reminds us that the ultimate medicine is enlightenment.

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"Compassionate Activism and Meditative Movement:
a local author's journey toward making a better world"

Date: Friday, November 14th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Local author Ethan Indigo Smith hits the road for a cross country book tour. He will be sharing his writing, tai chi chuan and meditative movement and raising awareness about global nuclear experimentation across the U.S.A. and Canada. On the 14th of November Ethan Indigo will be speaking on his books and his plans at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. He will begin with talking about his bestsellers, 108 Steps to Be in The Zone and The Matrix of Four and then take questions concerning these and other works. Please come by to hear Ethan speak about his ideas, browse his books, make a contribution to his efforts and wish him well in his endeavors.

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"Remodel Your Recipes" with Jenna Granger

Date: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Love certain recipes but wish they were healthier? Don’t want to go out and buy all new recipe books? Don’t know what makes up a healthy recipe? All of these are valid concerns that many of us have about healthy eating and cooking.

This informative talk will inspire and empower you to create healthy delicious meals so that you will feel more vibrant, energized, and healthy in your life!  

This talk will cover:

  • The basic elements of creating a healthy and tasty dish
  • What ingredients to take out and what to replace them with
  • What to add in to make your meals nutrient dense
  • 10 Fall inspired recipes that have been remodeled
  • Bonus- bring your favorite recipe so we can work together in creating a healthier version!

There will be time for questions and answers.

Jenna Granger is a Health Coach, Wellness Educator, and Art of Living Teacher living in the Tahoe area. I emphasize stress-free, mindful eating habits, listening to one's own body and supporting all aspects of health (it's more than diet and exercise). As a health coach I support people in finding simple ways to improve their diet and lifestyle as well as how to make those changes sustainable. I went to school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011 and started my business in Tahoe in January of 2012 and have been seeing clients ever since with an open mind and genuine interest in their lives. Full bio here.

Please call 530-550-8981 or e-mail info@goodnesssake.org to register.

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Some Favorite Quotes:

1.  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

2.  Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

3. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton

4.  For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

6. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

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