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10th Birthday Potluck Party!

What: For Goodness Sake 10th Birthday Party
When: Friday, September 30 starting at 4:00 pm.
Where: For Goodness Sake
Why: Why not!!!

We're happy to announce that For Goodness Sake will have been open for 10 years on September 30th! To celebrate we will be having a fun potluck party starting around 4:00 pm and going on until everyone has left.

Click here for more details.

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Sanskrit Chanting & Philosophy with Kacey Davy

Date: October 7th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Please call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

Connect with Sanskrit’s timeless sounds through the chanting of classic ancient texts; The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. Sanskrit is the language of Yoga. It is a powerful and sacred language. The resonance created when chanting is not just pleasing to the ears but it’s vibratory effects have a subtle effect on our consciousness.

Click here for more information.

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Supporting Youth Facing Challenge
Fostering deep resilience and understanding the roots of negative behaviors

Date: Friday, October 14th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Please call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

This talk and mini-workshop is for parents, mentors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who cares for a teen who is facing challenges

Themes include:

  • Understanding the roots of harmful behaviors such as substance abuse/addiction, self-harm, and suicidal ideation
  • How our responses send messages that can drive youth deeper into maladaptive behaviors
  • Creating a culture of care that promotes resilience
  • Helping teens discover purpose and find meaning in their lives
  • The neurobiology of the teenage brain and the drive for experience and risk
  • Recognizing the subtle ways that shame acts as a barrier to change 
  • Setting boundaries that are helpful and healthy

Click here to learn more.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Please call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

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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10th Birthday Potluck Party!

What: For Goodness Sake 10th Birthday Party
When: Friday, September 30 starting at 4:00 pm.
Where: For Goodness Sake
Why: Why not!!!

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We're happy to announce that For Goodness Sake will have been open for 10 years on September 30th! To celebrate we will be having a fun potluck party starting around 4:00 pm and going on until everyone has left.

We'll have live music and a time to pay tribute to many of the people who have contributed to making For Goodness Sake a huge success and an integral benefit to the Truckee Tahoe community and beyond.

So come and join us and bring along your favorite dish as well as any stories you'd like to share of your experience at For Goodness Sake. We look forward to seeing you!!!

And check out this month's Moonshine Ink for an article on For Goodness Sake and Project Mana!

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Sanskrit Chanting & Philosophy
with Kacey Davy

Date: October 7th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Please call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

kacey

Connect with Sanskrit’s timeless sounds through the chanting of classic ancient texts; The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. Sanskrit is the language of Yoga. It is a powerful and sacred language. The resonance created when chanting is not just pleasing to the ears but it’s vibratory effects have a subtle effect on our consciousness. The Yoga Sutras is the quintessential text on the practice of Yoga. Through the study of the Sutras we can obtain profound insight into the nature of the True Self. The Bhagavad Gita is a fundamental text that describes all of the paths of yoga that ultimately lead to the goal of connecting with the True Self. The Gita’s rich, poetic language describes yoga’s purpose to bring peace, happiness, and harmony to mind, body, and soul. No experience necessary, students will be reading from transliterated text and chanting along through call and response with the teacher. Discussion of the philosophy will give the student a better understanding of the practice of Yoga. Texts will be provided.

Kacey Davy is a teacher with the American Sanskrit Institute (ASI) and also teaches Ashtanga & Sanskrit classes at Tahoe Yoga Shala in South Lake Tahoe.

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Supporting Youth Facing Challenge
with Rob Steffke

Fostering deep resilience and understanding the roots of negative behaviors

Date: Friday, October 14th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Please call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

rob

This talk and mini-workshop is for parents, mentors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who cares for a teen who is facing challenges

Themes include:

  • Understanding the roots of harmful behaviors such as substance abuse/addiction, self-harm, and suicidal ideation
  • How our responses send messages that can drive youth deeper into maladaptive behaviors
  • Creating a culture of care that promotes resilience
  • Helping teens discover purpose and find meaning in their lives
  • The neurobiology of the teenage brain and the drive for experience and risk
  • Recognizing the subtle ways that shame acts as a barrier to change 
  • Setting boundaries that are helpful and healthy

Rob Steffke has worked with at-risk teens as a mentor, teacher, adventure guide, and therapist. Rob co-founded San Luis Obispo Sober School, a high school for teens self-identified as struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. He is the creator of Crows Calling, an initiative for teens and adults focusing on immersion experiences, rites of passage, and wilderness-based therapy. Rob works with Whole Hearts, Minds and Bodies, an innovative nature-based mental health treatment program serving some of the highest need youth in the region.  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #90265.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Please call 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register.

leeds

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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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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