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Join us for a potluck and Dharma discussion with Urban Shaman Seven Dhar! To begin this new year, let's get back to basics, back to the root of Buddhist terms translated as "meditation" and "mindfulness" and the three fundamentals of the path of purification. We'll enjoy a night of Dharma discussion, guided serenity meditation, mindful movement, universal loving kindness, Sanskrit, and group sharing. For the potluck, bring a vegan (plant-based raw and cooked foods, no animal products of any kind) potluck dish to share, your own plate/cup/utensils, and an open heart. We will have extra plates and utensils on hand. Be mindful to bring a dish versus a snack or drink so we have plenty of food for everyone. Schedule: 6pm Vegan Potluck 7pm Dharma Discussion 8:00 Socialize More about Seven Dhar: Seven Dhar is a vegan, Los Angeles Native American, urban shaman, Irish comedian, ashtanga yogi, Buddhist meditation teacher for Dharma Meditation Initiative (meetup.com/zen-07), and editor at Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal -- poetically pushes the limits of language, merging East and West, in the awed tongue of mystics. A graduate of UC Berkeley and UCLA, he teaches that the True Wheel, the universal Dharma, the marriage of wisdom and compassion, benefits all beings, human, animal, spiritual, elemental.
Need creative new ideas to improve your health in 2019? Actor, poet, host, and vegan Sean Hill shares his vegan story and a poem or two at our January Carnivores Anonymous meeting. Get 12-step support to help you reverse chronic illness, lose weight, and increase vitality by adopting a plant-based diet. For details, visit www.carnivoresanonymous.org More about our speaker: Sean Hill is a T.E.D talking award winning humanitarian and multidisciplinary artist with the mission statement of "supporting universal inner and outer peace in a realistic, fun, and passionate way." Sean has shared the stage with academy award winners, Grammy winners, and kids sharing poems for the first time from youth homes. Through private and public writing workshops that focus on healing, creativity, and real positivity, Sean shares the passion of writing and ability to free our thoughts by helping others tap into their creativity and critically think, feel, and see their lives in a brand new way that breathes more presence and peace into themselves. Sean helped build two gender equal schools in Malawi, Africa and Dhangadhi, Nepal with other artists and the villagers there themselves who deeply care about global education and the impact it makes for generations. A SAG actor in award-winning films while hosting college open mics, he loves sharing spoken word poetry workshops at schools and events. Sean does his best to remind us of the power of our voice, our collective stories, and unique perspectives to enhance and awaken ourselves to real empathy, honest dialogue, and permanent healthy solutions to every challenge or issue that exists in our world. You can find Sean’s global spoken word album on iTunes, his poetry book on Amazon, and his TED talk on YouTube. Connect with Sean on his website: www.LetsBendReality.com
• What we'll do Join & share cruelty-free food along with enjoyable schmoozing among like-minded individuals on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Let’s talk about the health aspects of the vegan diet. • What to bring Delicious and healthy vegan dishes.
Explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations on monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings. Let's build community while setting intentions and visualizing positive outcomes to help liberate animals and raise human consciousness. You can simply listen or participate in discussions. Gatherings are free and open to the public, led by "Peace to All Beings" author Judy Carman and Vegan Spirituality Organizer Lisa Levinson. Access the gatherings by phone or computer using the registration link below. You only need to register once to receive regular reminders and replays following each gathering. Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings are part of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/sustainableactivism What: Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings When: Varies monthly (often the 2nd Sunday or Thursday of the month), 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST) Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2ffNWGU