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INDEPENDENCE DAY POTLUCK AND PARADE!

Potluck breakfast on the deck at For Goodness Sake

Breakfast starts 9AM
Parade starts about 10AM

The Best Place to Watch the Truckee Parade!

Bring a dish to share.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, July 8th
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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P'HOWA: TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
With Chagdud Khadro

Dates: Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th
Times: 9-5:30 pm
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 and to register.

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Calm the Chaos Within
with Cindy Powers Prosor

Dates and Times: Friday, July 29th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
and Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: Friday night FREE, Saturday Workshop $50
Please call to register!

So many people feel stressed, tired, overwhelmed and even depressed. Given the number of problems and challenges life regularly throws our way and how busy our lives are, it’s not surprising that many of us feel like we are on an emotional roller coaster ride. But it really does not have to be this way.

It is possible to Calm the Chaos and feel peaceful, confident and energized. Click here for more details.

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Messages in the Blood
with Adam and Josh Bigelsen

Date: August 6th
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

A.T. Still said "Disease cannot exist where there are no obstructions." By identifying disturbance fields, or obstructions, we can then hopefully work through those blocks and allow our body to heal.

Click here for more details.


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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

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

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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P'HOWA: TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
With Chagdud Khadro

Dates: Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th
Times: 9-5:30 pm
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.
Click here
to register (please read all details below before registering)
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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Calm the Chaos Within
with Cindy Powers Prosor

Dates and Times: Friday, July 29th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
AND Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: Friday night FREE, Saturday Workshop $50
Please call to register!

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We have a very special invitation, just for you!

So many people feel stressed, tired, overwhelmed and even depressed. Given the number of problems and challenges life regularly throws our way and how busy our lives are, it’s not surprising that many of us feel like we are on an emotional roller coaster ride. But it really does not have to be this way.

It is possible to Calm the Chaos and feel peaceful, confident and energized.

JOIN Cindy, The Intuitive Heart Mentor and the Founder of Opening Doors Within, who has been professionally helping people drop out of their heads and into their hearts - transforming fear, doubt and struggle into confidence, trust and love - for over 12 years.

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Messages in the Blood
with Adam and Josh Bigelsen

Date: August 6th
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Join Adam and Josh Bigelsen for an informative and exciting lecture on the “Holographic Blood". Eastern philosophy believes there are holograms in the eye, ear, foot, and tongue. The same can be said for the blood. Outside of the basics such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc., the blood shows holographic images which may show disturbance fields. Disturbance fields are structural, energetic, emotional or spiritual blocks in the body which inhibit the body from healing properly. A.T. Still said "Disease cannot exist where there are no obstructions." By identifying the disturbance field, or obstruction, we can then hopefully work through those blocks and allow our body to heal.

“Over the course of his 25 years of research, Dr. Bigelsen has learned how to interpret images created by the blood in order to understand a person's total health. He has found that blood, like water, is a messenger of a person's emotion and consciousness. This is exciting and spectacular research and my hope is that it will be shared with the world.” - Dr. Masaru Emoto

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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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