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  • The Three Magi

    with Stephen L. Julich, PhD

    Date: 12/09/2018

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    Stephen Julich has been researching the prehistory of the human mind from an evolutionary perspective. This might seem at odds with the evolution of consciousness model proposed by Sri Aurobindo, and perhaps is. However, Stephen believes a comparative approach can only help catalyze a broader dialog and enrich all involved. In this talk, he will look at the Three Wise Men of the Christmas Story. Although they appear only very briefly in the narrative of Jesus’ birth, they have continued to fascinate through the years. Who might they have been? From where in the East might they have come? How would they have been understood by the people of their day?  The answers to these questions are more complex and fascinating than might at first appear, and will take us on a journey from the birth of the Christian savior, back to the mysteries of human evolution and forward through the occult revival of the 19th century, which, he argues, had a direct impact on the framing of the Integral Yoga as we know it today.

    Stephen L. Julich is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), receiving a PhD in East-West Psychology in 2013. He is currently the EWP Program Manager at CIIS and adjunct professor at the University of Philosophical Research (UPR) in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on topics in Jungian Psychology.

  • Closed for the Holidays!

    Dec 16, 23, 30; and Jan 6

    Date: 12/16/2018

    Happy Holidays to All!

  • Closed for Christmas weekend

    Merry Christmas!

    Date: 12/23/2018

  • Closed for New Years holiday weekend

    Happy New Year!

    Date: 12/30/2018

  • Closed for Winter Break

    Date: 01/06/2019

  • Starting the New Year Off with Poetry!

    Open Mike Poetry Event with Sally Love Saunders

    Date: 01/13/2019

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    This is Sally’s 79th birthday party, and she would love to have your presence (not presents!) to help her celebrate.

    Come one and all and bring your friends, partners, and neighbors to a gathering in which favorite poems will be shared. Or you can come and simply listen and enjoy. The number of poems one can read will depend on the number of people attending who want to share their poetry. You may read one or more.

     

    Sally Love Saunders is a widely published Poet, Poetry Therapist, Lecturer, Free-Lance Writer and Workshop Leader. Sally’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Times International, The London Times, The Denver Post, and among over three hundred other anthologies, magazines and newspapers. She has received many prizes for her poetry.

     

    “A Johnny Appleseed Poet,” Sally has traveled all over the country running workshops. It is her absolute conviction that “Everyone is a Poet!” Sally has developed fun techniques to help individuals to get in touch with their own unique creativity.

     

  • Closed for MLK Day holiday weekend

    Date: 01/20/2019

  • Celebration in honor of Swami Vivekananda

    presented by Bay Area Gitanjali artistes Sonali Bhattacharya, Aditya Das, Ashidhara Das, Shyamoshree Gupta Diamond, and Anoop Bhattacharjya

    Date: 01/27/2019

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    This program celebrates the life and times of Swami Vivekananda (Narendranath Datta) (1863-1902) commemorating the anniversary of his birth. Regarded as India’s first great spiritual ambassador to the West, Swami Vivekananda is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech which began, “Sisters and brothers of America …” delivered at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893.

    We have selected Songs, Shlokas and Bhajans reflecting the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, generating a secular social order through Religious and Ethnic Pluralism that would transcend differences of caste and creed and result in a unique place for India in the World.

    Our singers this morning are Sonali Bhattacharya, Aditya Das, Ashidhara Das, and Shyamoshree Gupta Diamond, with Anoop Bhattacharjya on tabla. All are outstanding artistes who have received praise and recognition for their performances and concerts both in India and in the United States.