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Meetup details changed: Wesak--Honoring Buddhism--World Healing Ceremony Los Angeles Meditation

From: Patrick H.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 4:11 PM
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:

When: May 9,[masked]:55 PM

Where: The Onion: Sacred Dome
9550 Haskel Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343


See all the details below. For more information on the World Healing Ceremonies, please visit See all the details below for this month's meetup.

I-405 to Nordhoff. Go West to Haskell. Turn Right on Haskell and go exactly 1/2 mile on the right hand side, (just past Plummer and before Lassen). Click here for a map.

$10 suggested donation (or whatever is comfortable). SUM is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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This month--the full moon of May--we honor the Buddhist Wesak Festival--the birthday, day of enlightenment, and day of death of Gautama Buddha and our theme is FLOWING WITH GRACE. We are very excited to have DIANA LANG return as our keynote speaker this month speaking on MOVING THROUGH CHANGE WITH GRACE. Diana is the author of the book and CD set "OPENING TO MEDITATION - A gentle, Guided Approach" and one of the most amazing speakers you will ever hear--I guarantee it! She is a spiritual counselor and has been teaching meditation and yoga in Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. For more information on Diana and her work, please visit

The Tibetan Waterbowl Ceremony will also be performed as it is done in Tibet--a favorite among those who have experienced it. This ceremony is based on the Legend (or is it real?) of Wesak--a ceremony that takes place each year in a secret valley in Tibet among the Himalayas where the Masters of the Wisdom gather and await Buddha's return to Earth from his lofty place of cosmic service to bless our planet. This will be one elaborate and transformational ceremony from beginning to end and we consider it the spiritual highpoint of the year, so we hope you can join us for this magical event.

The special ceremonial music will be presented by the amazing Spirit-based duo GAIA MAMA. Florence Riggs and Kabbalah Bach will be providing ceremonial/meditation music using instrumentation consisting of Tibetan singing bowls, gong, chimes, bells, voice, and temple chanting. They have played numerous occasions for our ceremonies. Each has been individually involved in sound healing for over 25 years. Gaia Mama has been a sound healing/meditation music team for the past 5 years. If you have heard them before, you know what a transformational experience their art can be. For more information on Gaia Mama, please visit

SUM MISSION STATEMENT: To celebrate the spiritual unity of all life through community meditation and education and to inspire and empower all who attend the World Healing Meditation Ceremonies with the life transforming experience of Healing, Oneness, and Unity. We are:


We meditate at the time of the full moon to be in harmony with ancient traditions honoring the sacred mother and natural rhythms of the universe. Each and every World Healing Ceremony includes an HONORING THE WORLD RELIGIONS CEREMONY, KEY NOTE SPEAKER, LIVE INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC, GUIDED MEDITATION, DEEP MEDITATION, and WORLD BLESSING RITUAL. And we have added a new feature, which is a 15 minute forum on the theme of the evening usually conducted by the key note speaker directly following the closing ritual.

Please visit this link for information on other events including an opportunity to meet a Blackfoot Elder at the RESTORING THE ANCIENT WAYS WITH IKAKIAAYO--Old Ancient Bear breakfast meeting in Thousand Oaks. He will also be leading three sweat lodges, and Shamanic Readings in May (he will also be attending the Wesak Ceremony), also there is still room for the the 2012--WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN CLASS in Thousand Oaks, and you can reserve for the Mount Shasta Earth Shift Summer Solstice.
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