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Special Events!

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*postponed until spring*

The Power of Peacemaking: Utilizing Mindfulness to Cut the Roots of Hatred
with Greg Heffron

Dates and Times: *POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING* Introductory Talk: Friday Sept. 15th: 7-9pm;
Full-day Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 16th: 10am-6pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $120 for both days or $10 for just Friday; click here to register.

Conflict can be positive and beneficial. No one wants a world where everyone agrees all the time. But conflict often arises unnecessarily and artificially, causing harm and providing no benefit. This is due to using aggression as a shield against a complex world.

Through talks, meditations and group exercises, this workshop will explore the four ways that aggressive speech escalates into conflict. By learning to interrupt these toxic patterns of aggression at each step, we can bring greater openness to our relationships and communities, transforming a world of artificial conflict into a world that is connected.

Learn more about Greg Heffron and the Green Zone Institute here.

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In Celebration of International Peace Day!

Meditate for Peace

Date: Thursday, September 21st
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Come to For Goodness Sake in Downtown Truckee for a chance to dedicate a small or large part of your day to the Peace within your heart. Set a foundation of peace inside and let that shine out into the world in support of International Peace Day.

Check out the schedule here.

Peace Day Celebration in the Regional Park

Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: Noon - 5:00pm
Location: Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater

Join us to celebrate Peace Day in style! We will have live music, yoga, kids' activities, qigong, hula hoop lessons, a live art project, local non-profit tables and more!

Learn more about these events at www.truckeetahoepeaceproject.org

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, September 22nd
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Begun in India centuries ago, Kirtan is simply singing and meditation. With harmonium accompaniment we will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, we will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

Click here for more information.

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Sound Bath Meditation with Gyöngyi

Date: Friday, September 29th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm (please note: arrive early to find a space; the doors will be locked at 6:30 when the event starts)
Location: For Goodness Sake

Come join Gyöngyi and experience the powerful healing tools of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Gongs. Revitalize and renew your body through a sound bath designed to promote rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit as you experience complete relaxation and harmony from within.

Click here for more information.

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS USING COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION
with Liesbet Bickett

Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
$85 Pre-purchase, $95 At the door (subject to availability).

Forge stronger connections using efficient and effective conversation skills to promote peace in your all the communities you live, including your home and your work. Discover and work with the Nonviolent Communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg, a practice based on the idea that humans share the same basic needs, attacking self or others (whether it be through words or actions) only when there is no other way.

Click here for more information.

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3 Keys to a Healthy Body/Healthy You
with Dr. Karen Sessler

Date: Sunday, October 1st
Time: 1-3pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Wish you had more willpower?

Do you want to regain a sense of ease in your body and life?

Are you tired of diets that don’t work?

The solution doesn’t lie in some perfect diet that you have not yet discovered, it lies in bringing balance and purpose into your life.

Click here for more information.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, September 22nd
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Begun in India centuries ago, Kirtan is simply singing and meditation. With harmonium accompaniment we will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, we will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate….effortless and joyful. The music does the work for you and no one cares what you sound like. All voices merge to become one voice, creating a joyful journey through melody and rhythm toward oneness with the divine.

Leeds Davis has been a resident of Truckee for nearly 25 years and has enjoyed the beauty and spirituality of the area as well as the bountiful activities that serve as a springboard for deepening meditative practices. He is a Kriyaban with Self Realization Fellowship, which was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda nearly a century ago. Together with Yogoda Santsanga Society in India, it is the spiritual home of the teachings of Yogananda with spiritual centers in all countries of the world. He attends both the Grass Valley Meditation Group, where he conducts Sunday services, and the Reno Meditation Group.

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Sound Bath Meditation with Gyöngyi

Date: Friday, September 29th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
(please note: arrive early to find floor space; the doors will be locked at 6:30 when the event starts)

Location: For Goodness Sake

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Come join Gyöngyi and experience the powerful healing tools of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Gongs. Revitalize and renew your body through a sound bath designed to promote rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit as you experience complete relaxation and harmony from within.

Tibetan singing bowls gently soothe the soul like a massage for the spirit. These magical sounds create a sense of relaxation by dissolving patterns of stress, worry and anxiety. Tibetan Singing bowls and Gongs effortlessly will take you to a divine inner place of acceptance , balance and peace.

Please bring a pillow, eye pillow and blanket for a better relaxing experience. During this sound bath meditation people will be encouraged to lay down, but this class can be practiced in a sitting option too.

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS USING COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION
with Liesbet Bickett

Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
$85 Pre-purchase, $95 At the door (subject to availability)

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Forge stronger connections using efficient and effective conversation skills to promote peace in your all the communities you live, including your home and your work. Discover and work with the Nonviolent Communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg, a practice based on the idea that humans share the same basic needs, attacking self or others (whether it be through words or actions) only when there is no other way.

This is a hands and hearts on, interactive workshop in which you will learn about how compassionate communication can:

  • Turn conflict into connection,
  • Give and receive empathy
  • Reduce defensiveness and resistance in others
  • Use compassion to connect joyfully with yourself and others.
  • Have effective conversations where your intentions are heard and seen.
  • Transform your resentment and jealousy into understanding and compassion.
  • Speak your mind without creating hostility.
  • Transform your senses of rejection, criticism, abandonment and control into an empowered way of being and interating with the world.
  • Experience peace in the midst of apparent chaos.

Join the movement.
Become a leader for a Compassionate, Strong, Well-Functioning World staring with you!

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3 Keys to a Healthy Body/Healthy You
with Dr. Karen Sessler

Date: Sunday, October 1st
Time: 1-3pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Wish you had more willpower?

Do you want to regain a sense of ease in your body and life?

Are you tired of diets that don’t work?

The solution doesn’t lie in some perfect diet that you have not yet discovered, it lies in bringing balance and purpose into your life.

Discover the Will that comes from connecting to your life mission and passions.

Gain Power from changing your beliefs and convert the self-talk that undermines into a voice that empowers.

Participants will leave with tools to promote life balance and alignment that will empower their journey to a healthy weight and life.

Karen is committed to helping others have a healthy body and life. A graduate of Albany Medical College, her work as an emergency physician, general practitioner, and elder care consultant has given her broad experience with the challenges that impact health throughout the lifespan. She is a certified Whole Health Medicine Institute provider and has understanding of both traditional and alternative healing modalities. Through Hub and Spoke Wellness she works with her coaching clients to connect with their life purpose and passions so that they can align and balance the components of their life, feel in control and at ease, and have the healthy weight, body and life they desire.

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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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