Archive for the ‘Religion & Spirituality’

  • Buddhist Monk Mandala Painting in San Luis Obispo
      Buddhist monk mandala sand painting meditation San Luis Obispo August 2012 The monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery of Dharmsala, India, arrived in San Luis Obispo CA Tuesday to create a “sand painting” mandala for world peace. They set up in the SLO Art Museum for three days. Visitors were free to come and go and observe the process. Monks from Drepung...
    by at August 25th, 2012 at 10:08 am
  • First impressions of Trawangan, Gili Islands, Bali
    The Gili Island of Trawangan itself is much much different from what I was expecting. I think the good old days of relaxed backpackers, drinking mushroom shakes and hanging out on the beach in bean bags like what was described to me by Indonesian locals in Sanur is long gone. I’m not sure how often they update the Lonely Planet guide, but the one we have is from...
    by at July 31st, 2011 at 05:07 pm
  • Children of hate, the sad result of Fundamentalist Christian religious intolerance
    These children holding posters tell the whole story. How tragic that their parents have chosen to teach them that God hates. Isn’t the whole premise of Christianity supposed to be love – love of all beings, but especially your fellow man? These posters cover everything. God hates science (blew up the shuttle). God hates our politics (America). And God not only...
    by at March 12th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Larry Hart’s PRAISE at South Point Casino
    I had the privilege of seeing Larry Hart’s production of Praise in the reception hall of Hart Mansion when he first launched the show before a small private audience of friends and special invited guests. The rhythm and sounds of this unique show reflect Larry’s spiritual diversity with an eclectic mix of tunes and dance drawn from a full spectrum of religious...
    by at June 18th, 2009 at 09:06 am
  • Goddess Path Classes
    The Goddess Path is a series of classes “to introduce the Goddess in Her myriad aspects and explore Her in relation to the directions and elements.” A class is scheduled on Nov 10 and described as Above and Below. There is preparation for each class in the series, so check out the website for full details. They meet at the Guest House at the Temple of Sekhmet,...
    by at August 29th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z and the Climate Project
    There are many fascinating personalities in our town, following a myriad of different paths, living vastly different lifestyles, pursuing diverse destinies – all of them influencing our lives and our local culture in their own unique way. Sandra’s Showcase will highlight intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas. These articles will feature...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • IONS Meeting, Big Pharma and ADD
    The topic for Aug 22 meeting is “How to Get Big Pharma Out of the Classroom.” What causes ADD, OCD, ODD, depression and mood swings? How can you keep the attributes of ADD while eliminating the causes. You are welcome to attend this monthly meeting of IONS to find out more. “What is IONS exactly?” An acronym for the Institute of Noetic Sciences,...
    by at August 9th, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Western Feng Shui for beginners
    Curious about the hype around feng shui? Don’t know much, but would like to know more? Danielle Hanson will show you what areas of your life are affected by the 9 sections of the “Bagua” and what you can do to improve the design of your home that will also improve your life. Only $15. RSVP 702-252-3502. Transformations a Healing Place 1725 S. Rainbow...
    by at August 6th, 2007 at 01:08 am
  • Full Moon Festivities
    With the bright lights of Vegas, it’s easy to forget the waxing and waning of Luna. If you want to observe the full moon in full glory, you need to take to the desert. If you want to intensify the experience by connecting with the primal feminine principle embodied in this mystic orb, join spiritual teachers for a Goddess Full Moon Ritual beginning at 7:00 pm. There...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Qi Gong and Meditation for Healing
    This class has been cancelled until further notice. Unlock the Treasury of Wisdom with Buddhist Qi Gong at Transformations Wednesdays 6p-7p with David Miller. Buddhist Qigong involves three energy channels and seven energy centers (Chakras), focusing on quieting the body, speech, and mind. The cost is $15 class or $40 per month. To sign up call David directly at 702-641-0522....
    by at July 27th, 2007 at 07:07 am
  • Psychic Development Class
    “You are Psychic!” Part II is offered from 5:45p-7:45p at Transformations. Rev Cheryl J Johnson, M.Msc has structured the class to develop the psychic powers that we all were born with – at least that is the premise. I’m not all that sure that I want to be psychic. I mean, seeing the good is great, but knowing the not-so-good might make me worry...
    by at June 29th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • EZ Weight Loss Series
    The use of guided imagery and knowledge of how emotions and nutritional factors affect your health and your weight are taught in this class at Transformations. $12 per class or $69 for all 8 classes to learn who you can better balance your life. Guided imagery aids in easy memorization. All classes can be taken independently or multiple times. Class titles include: Don’t...
    by at June 29th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Integrative Breathwork
    This is a free introduction to the ancient combination of aroma, sounds, breath and energy work to increase self-knowledge. Valerie Schmidt has been facilitating workshops for 18 years and will be at Transformations A Healing Place on Sat Jun 23 to share her knowledge. Call for more info 702-252-3502. Transformations 1725 S. Rainbow #25 Las Vegas NV. Related Living Food...
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 11:06 am
  • Summer Solstice Moonlit Walk
    You are invited to celebrate Summer Solstice and ‘immerse’ yourself in the longest day of light and inhance your energetic field in the vortex of Calico Canyon. Join the Open Wisdom Institute for a Moonlit Walk and Ceremony. Arrive between 7:15p-7:45p with ceremony beginning about 8:15p. Pls RSVP 702-227-9415 for more details & directions. Cakes and libation...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • Summer Solstice Celebration
    Thursday June 21 is the summer solstice, or first day of summer. The hours of daylight are longest – the night is shortest - the sun’s path (sic) is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. The Temple of Goddess Spirituality will celebrate at their Temple to Sekhmet in the desert near Cactus Springs; they say that all are invited to pray, meditate and connect with...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Revolution Church comes to Vegas
    While waiting for the film “Pan’s Labyrinth” to start at the Monday film screening in the Whiskey Attic upstairs from Freaking Frog, we struck up a conversation with a clear-eyed, handsome young man on a mission. Seems that Pastor Ralph is concerned about the dwindling numbers of young people who attend church, so he’s hooked up with Jay Bakker...
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Nepal in photos
    William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert have been photographing for five years in SE Asia. On Jun 3 from 6:30p-8:30p they will demonstrate through slides and discussion how Buddhists and Hindu cultures live side by side in Nepal. Admission is free. More info at lvucc.org. Venue is Northwest Community Church 7310 Smoke Ranch Rd Ste K Las Vegas NV.
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • George Foreman Book Signing
    Fri May 25 from 4p-6p you can meet George Foreman, buy a copy of his book “God in My Corner – A Spritual Memoir,” and get it signed. He’ll be at Sam’s Club 8080 W Tropical Parkway Las Vegas NV. Call 702-515-7200 for more info.
    by at May 24th, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • Intentional Wellness Conference I
    My goal is to bring something of interest to everyone. I strive to make connections between people who might not otherwise find each other, and to bring events to a broader audience so that a diverse culture of all aspects of life can flourish here in a city too often characterized by the dark side. The light side, and I mean that in a spiritual sense, is nurtured by...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 03:05 pm
  • Spiritual Skydiving (Kriya yoga)
    The Spiritual Skydiving Workshop will be held May 26 from noon-2pm. The technique was inspired by the ancient disciplines of Kriya yoga. Kri in Sanskrit means “action” and ya means “soul”. This class will deal with the release of blocked energies and letting go of emotional traumas, improving health and perhaps preventing disease. Benefits are...
    by at May 21st, 2007 at 07:05 pm
  • Tibetan Buddhist Master Rinpoche
    Tulku Orgyen Zangpo Rinpoche is believed to be the reincarnated spiritual master of the Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist tradition. He spent most of his life in the presence of the Buddhist master, Jigmed Puntsok and teaches the Buddhist way of awakening through his organization known as the Compassion Fellowship. He will be in Las Vegas Fri May 18-Sun May 20. You have one more...
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Humanist Group meets
    HALVASON, the Humanist Association of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 2p-4:30p to discuss and promote humanism as a “viable alternative to supernatural and theistic belief systems. Meetings on the 1st Sunday have no agenda and are for open discussion. The 3rd Sunday is more formal with guest speakers. Light refreshments are served....
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • Punk Rock Yoga
    Here is a yoga class designed for the truly counter-culture. A far cry from the mystical sitar, the music for this Vinyasa Flow Class is punk. The instructor is Tia Taymar, known as It’s Yoga Las Vegas‘ “counter culture gal.” $10 fee. Sat May 19 6:30p-8p. Call 702-798-YOGA (9642), email info@itsyogalasvegas.net or check out excellent website...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Noah Levine author of Dharma Punx reads/meditates
    A unique figure in the yoga world, Noah Levine, author of “Dharma Punx,” will read from his new book, “Against the Stream” on Fri May 18 @ 8pm at It’s Yoga Las Vegas. His new book focuses on the potential for radical social change through spiritual practice. “Wake up: the revolution has already begun!” He’ll speak on his...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Enneagram Class at UNLV Ed Outreach
    The UNLV Educational Outreach Program class “The Spiritual Wisdom of Personality: Explore the Enneagram” has been cancelled. The Enneagram is basically a 9-pointed, geometric figure, the name derived from Greek ennea for nine and grammos for something written or drawn. The use of the Enneagram of Personality is a method of personality description and analysis...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • IONS meeting on Global Consciousness
    The topic for Jul 25 meeting was “Questions of Change and Invisible Waves.” Join Navjit Kandola, Director of the Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness, for a discussion on the science of life as vibrations and the possibilities of raising and awakening consciousness. You are welcome to attend this monthly meeting of IONS to find out more. “What is IONS...
    by at May 6th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Dances of Universal Peace
    Meeting the first Thursday each month is a group called The Dances of Universal Peace who perform chants and dances from a variety of cultures. You need no experience or special talent to participate. The songs are taught in simple phrases, easy to learn and then combined with circle dancing. Very low key. It’s all about the spirit. A donation of $10 is suggested....
    by at April 30th, 2007 at 07:04 am
  • Holistic & Metaphysical Fair
    Here will be all the new age, occult, other-worldly, spiritual, intuitive arts represented in one mystical weekend May 4-6. You can explore every alternative choice for health – physical, mental and emotional – as well as the mysteries of astrology, palmistry, and aura readings. There will be opportunities to experience massage and reflexology as healing...
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • “Celebration of Life” Butterfly Release
    Join the 4th Annual Celebration of Life with the release of live butterflies at Hills Park in Summerlin. Smooth Jazz 105.7 the Oasis is helping sponsoring this event which is a special fundraiser for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation. The idea of death is frightening to most of us. This is a message of hope and of the beauty of life that continues – a vision...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • IONS meeting on Human BioEnergetic Field
    The topic for this month’s meeting on Apr 24 is “Human BioEnergetic Field and it’s relationship to the Quantum Field of Potential.” Heady stuff but definitely pertinent to the concepts being espoused in “The Secret” and similar philosophies. You are invited to hear about the quantum experience of Traditional Chinese Meridian System,...
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 08:04 am