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Special Events!

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IGNITE YOUR INNER POWER
With Tina Lensing, MSW, LICSW
Life & Business Coach

Dates: 5-Week Series, Tuesdays 4/26-5/24 (it's not too late to join!)
Times: 5:30-6:45pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $150 total for 5 sessions- please please register here as there is limited space available

Change your channel from fear, guilt & worry to peace, love & abundance
Week 1: Shift focus from lack to abundance. Create daily rituals.
Week 2: Practice celebrations. Use your physical body to change your mood.
Week 3: Align your language and word choice with your vision & goals.
Week 4: Transform your energy & focus into new belief patterns.
Week 5: Build confidence & declare the new improved you.

Click here for more information or to register.

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STOP THE STRUGGLE
Find the Co-operation and Mutual Respect You Want!
Parenting with Nonviolent Communication Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $50 individual/ $80 couple
(scholarships available upon request)

Join Aya for a continuation of her first workshop at For Goodness Sake! (new participants welcome)

Imagine having the family communication and parenting skills you need to strengthen family connections and truly make the most of your limited time together. And imagine moving beyond behavior management with your children, to create a home environment grounded in emotional safety and trust.

Parenting with Nonviolent Communication offers powerful practices and tools to transform home relationships.

Click here for more information.

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Coming Back to Life:An introduction to the Work That Reconnects

CANCELLED!
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

The Work That Reconnects has spread around the world, inspiring hundreds of thousands to work toward a life-sustaining human culture.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, helpless, burnt out, or lonely in your love and concern for our world, the Work That Reconnects will be medicine for your soul. If you want to make more of difference or are actively working for a sane and livable world, you’ll find inspiration and support.

Click here for more information.

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Radical Brilliance Workshop with Arjuna Ardagh

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: Free (donations gratefully accepted)

In this workshop Arjuna will continue to explore all of the components which contribute to being brilliant. Everybody has a unique gift to give: a special way that they shine and give their gift to the world. Whenever anyone discovers their own unique gift in their way of being radically brilliant, life becomes effortless, fun, and easy. Money flows on its own. And you naturally have access to your true nature as limitless consciousness.

Click here for more information.

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P'HOWA: TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
With Chagdud Khadro

Dates: Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th
Times: 9-5:30 pm (tentative times)
Location: River School Farm, West Reno, NV. The weekend retreat is only available for in person attendees.
Cost: $150 - 250. There is an additional suggested Teacher dana of $45 - 90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds; please let us know if you have a special circumstance.

The practice of p'howa, transference of consciousness at the moment of death, gives us confidence to live without dread of dying. The signs of accomplishment can be gained relatively quickly, without extensive retreat, and allow us to direct our minds toward a higher state of rebirth. Click here for more information.


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IGNITE YOUR INNER POWER
With Tina Lensing, MSW, LICSW
Life & Business Coach

Dates: 5-Week Series, Tuesdays 4/26-5/24 (it's not too late to join)
Times: 5:30-6:45pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $150 total for 5 sessions
please register here as there is limited space available

tina

Change your channel from fear, guilt & worry to peace, love & abundance

Week 1: Shift focus from lack to abundance. Create daily rituals.
Week 2: Practice celebrations. Use your physical body to change your mood.
Week 3: Align your language and word choice with your vision & goals.
Week 4: Transform your energy & focus into new belief patterns.
Week 5: Build confidence & declare the new improved you.

About Presenter: I feel privileged and full of excitement to be able to assist clients going from lack to abundance, from stagnant to growth, from fear to action, and witness their true potential shine. I am a Life & Business Coach that helps clients create transformation in their lives. I have individual and group sessions available. I not only have transformed my life, but I have the opportunity to challenge others to discover their true gifts. That is a powerful gift that keeps on giving. I grew up on an organic dairy farm in central MN where values were taught early on: spirituality, providing service, health & wellness, education and family. I continue to live these values every day and feel it is integral to myself and my business to walk my talk. I continue to grow on my journey as well.

You are the expert on your own life; I am here to guide and collaborate with you to elicit your greatest strengths.

Click here to register and make payment. Please contact Tina at tinalensingcoaching@gmail.com if you have any questions.

TINA LENSING COACHING
Truckee, CA | 651.788.6317 | tinalensingcoaching@gmail.com | tinalensingcoaching.com

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STOP THE STRUGGLE
Find the Co-operation and Mutual Respect You Want!
Parenting with Nonviolent Communication Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $50 individual/ $80 couple
(scholarships available upon request)

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Join Aya for a continuation of her first workshop at For Goodness Sake! (new participants welcome)

Imagine having the family communication and parenting skills you need to strengthen family connections and truly make the most of your limited time together. And imagine moving beyond behavior management with your children, to create a home environment grounded in emotional safety and trust.

Parenting with Nonviolent Communication offers powerful practices and tools to transform home relationships.

You will learn to:

• Express yourself so you're heard and respected.
• Successfully handle disagreements or problem behaviors
• Motivate your kids to willingly contribute
• Set clear limits without using demands or coercion
• Empower your kids to open-up, co-operate, and realize their full potential
• Create outstanding, lifelong relationships with your kids

Aya Caspi - After working for 14 years with business and social leaders in Israel, Aya was introduced to NVC in 2007 and was immediately struck by the practicality and power that it holds in bringing people together in real collaboration and partnership, transforming separation into connection and conflict into mutual understanding. Aya teaches this “NVC magic” by applying compassionate and honest ways of speaking and listening, to self and others. Aya shares her passion for this work by providing hands-on workshops that help strengthen family and community. More at cnvc.org

Testimonials:

Mari – mom of teenage son with depression:

Dear Aya,
Over one year ago, I found you, and since that time, you have helped my son, Joshua, and my husband and me in innumerable ways. At that time, Joshua had been diagnosed by four separate psychiatrists as deeply depressed. He could not get up in the morning. He had been arrested for shoplifting, and had committed other thefts. He had lost all his close friends. He was smoking weed constantly and experimenting with other drugs. His father was living in Europe. My husband, his step-father, and his brother, my other son, had a tumultuous relationship. All he had was me. He did not believe me that he was worthwhile in any way. He had not connected with any of the psychiatrists as therapists.
Then he met you. You listened. You reflected back to him his worth as a person. You connected him with his grief, his hopes, his goals. He began to be able to get up in the morning, and to take classes at a local college. He stopped smoking weed or taking any drugs at all. He reached out to a girl he liked, and tried to have a relationship. Even though the relationship did not flower as he wished, you walked beside him, and helped him see that all his steps were noble and true.
His longstanding arrest for burglary hit him in the face on New Year's Eve. All day long, as he sat in the San Diego County Jail, I wished for him to be able to talk to you. Now, as we face attorneys and what ever may come, I know that his inner core, his new found confidence that he is worthy to live and to accomplish all he desires is there.
You have helped Walter, my husband, work with Joshua in sessions with you, and you have helped them to see each other as people with needs and desires. You have gotten them to open up to each other, and we hope this process can continue, as it seems to be a place from which both men will begin to grow. You have helped me as a person to see that I can reach into my grief and express it, and you are there to hold it and to listen. You open your heart to us, and we open ours to you.

Andreea Federspiel-Otelea, RN, mom of 9 1/2 old daughter:

During a conflict moment with my pre-teenage daughter, we called Aya for help towards communication. She explained slow and clear the use of NVC for a child's understanding, and provided a setting where we could hear each other and discover our misunderstandings. I found Aya's help very crucial at that moment, where a potential escalating conflict could be prevented and redirected constructively through communication. I had the feeling that through her service, I could re-establish a new contact level to my child again, which otherwise would have probably been lost, as it happens to many teenage or pre-teenage families, especially in single parent families, like my own. I definitely think that most family conflicts are based on misunderstandings and lack of communication , that can lead to child development problems or even crime potential, if not clarified. I personally consider that every village should have their own communication facilitator, and Aya has kindly offered her services for such. It is our privilege to have her among us, she is an important factor in creating a more peaceful community, with family harmony and strong individuals.

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Coming Back to Life: An introduction to the Work That Reconnects
with
Co-author Molly Young Brown, M.A., M. Div
.  and Facilitator Constance Washburn, M.A.

CANCELLED!
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event and the weekend retreat are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake (downstairs)

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The Work That Reconnects has spread around the world, inspiring hundreds of thousands to work toward a life-sustaining human culture.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, helpless, burnt out, or lonely in your love and concern for our world, the Work That Reconnects will be medicine for your soul. If you want to make more of difference or are actively working for a sane and livable world, you’ll find inspiration and support.

The Work That Reconnects is a transformational body of theory and practice, pioneered by Joanna Macy, drawing from many spiritual traditions, deep ecology, living systems theory and social justice.

Join Joanna Macy’s colleague and co-author Molly Young Brown with Constance Washburn for an introduction to The Great Turning & The Great Unraveling and a few basic practices to build courage and connection for creating a world that works for us all.

Come join us at University of Earth for a transformational three-day workshop with Molly and Constance and the Work That Reconnects May 6th – 8th.

For more information, contact Rich@UofEarth.org

And click here to learn more about the University of Earth weekend workshop.

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Radical Brilliance Workshop with Arjuna Ardagh

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: Free (donations gratefully accepted)

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In this workshop Arjuna will continue to explore all of the components which contribute to being brilliant. Everybody has a unique gift to give: a special way that they shine and give their gift to the world. For someone it might be cooking incredible food, making an environment extraordinarily beautiful, or the quality of their relationships. for someone else it might be running a company, writing a book, or creating music. Whenever anyone discovers their own unique gift in their way of being radically brilliant, life becomes effortless, fun, and easy. Money flows on its own. And you naturally have access to your true nature as limitless consciousness.

• You will discover your deepest longing: what you most hope and long to give into the world
• You will have doubt-free recognition of your true nature as limitless consciousness: beyond birth and death, with no limitations, the source of everything that is brilliant, funny, and healing
• You will have an opportunity to recognize everything that gets in the way of giving your gift, and to learn how to dissolve it in just a few minutes
• You will learn practices to shake up the automatic habits which often govern our lives, so that you can find new ways to live that allow you to be brilliant

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P'HOWA: TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
With Chagdud Khadro

Dates: Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th
Times: 9-5:30 pm (tentative times)
Location: River School Farm, West Reno, NV.
The weekend retreat is only available for in person attendees.
Cost: $150 - 250. There is an additional suggested Teacher dana of $45 - 90.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds; please let us know if you have a special circumstance.

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Chagdud Khadro will be in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee/Reno region on July 9th and 10th, 2016. She will give an empowerment and teaching of P'howa: Instructions for the Practice of Consciousness Transference as Revealed by Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday July 10th.

The practice of p'howa, transference of consciousness at the moment of death, gives us confidence to live without dread of dying. The signs of accomplishment can be gained relatively quickly, without extensive retreat, and allow us to direct our minds toward a higher state of rebirth. P'howa ensures that we won't die in a state of spiritual uncertainty and drift helplessly in the after-death bardo.

Chagdud Khadro will explain the steps involved in P'howa training, the means of accomplishing p'howa at the time of death either for oneself or for others, and integrating p'howa into one's daily meditation practice. P'howa can be used by people of all faiths.

Please note this very important information about the P'howa training:

Please plan to participate for the entirety of both days if you wish to take Empowerment of P'howa (this enables you to do the practice). It is important to commit to the entire process due to the nature of the way empowerments are given and received. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend the entire weekend event, please come another time for this teaching.

Registration Information

Pre-registration is required as sitting space is limited, registration on the day is only allowed if space permits. Please register here for this special event. Those who pay at the maximum or above support fellow practitioners who are in need of financial assistance.

In June, we will email all registrants with info needed for the retreat as well as the address of the location.

Dana

We have the opportunity to offer dana to Chagdud Khadro for the weekend retreat (suggested amount $45 - 90). Dana is our personal offering in support of the teachings. The teacher donates time in the service of the Dharma, and only receives what the students offer. If you wish to make such an offering, you may give this to her in person at the end of the teaching.

Additional Information

Practice texts and commentaries will be available for purchase the weekend of the empowerment.

There will be ample chair seating and some meditation cushions provided, or bring your own cushion.

This retreat will be accepted at Tara Mandala for Credit for those in the Magyu program.

About Chagdud Khadro

Khadro has trained in p'howa extensively under His Eminence Chagdud Tulku and her teachings have found a receptive audience not only among dharma students, but also among health professionals who are seeking new, more profound techniques to alleviate the pain and grief of those they work with. People of other faiths have likewise found the training of p'howa training valuable. The Amitabha Buddha empowerment required for p'howa will be offered. Chagdud Khadro compiled the teachings of the late master, H. E. Chagdud Rinpoche, into the P'howa Commentary. Since Rinpoche's Parinirvana in November 2002, Khadro serves as the spiritual director of the Chagdud Gonpa centers in Latin America. She lives in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she teaches and writes.

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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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