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  • Starting the New Year Off with Poetry!

    Open Mike Poetry Event with Sally Love Saunders

    Date: 01/12/2020

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    This is Sally’s 80th 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 fifty 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 Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend

    Happy MLK Day!

    Date: 01/19/2020

  • Celebration in honor of Swami Vivekananda

    with Bay Area Gitanjali artistes

    Date: 01/26/2020

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    This program celebrates the life 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.

     

     

  • Howard Thurman: A Way to Freedom

    with Reverend Dorsey Odell Blake

    Date: 02/02/2020

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    Dr. Howard Thurman wrote: “Freedom means the possession of a sense of alternatives. It does not mean the absence of responsibility but it does mean a sense of alternatives with reference to the experiences of life.” This presentation will explore the fact that freedom is a choice. It is based upon how the person lives with the understanding that the personal and societal vicissitudes are limited, being neither “final or ultimate.” This consciousness opens the door to the possibility of freedom.

    Dorsey Odell Blake has served as Presiding Minister of The Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples (San Francisco) since 1994. He also serves as Faculty Associate at Pacific School of Religion. Dr. Blake has extensive field ministry experience with interfaith groups addressing justice and peace issues. He has conducted seminars and workshops locally and nationally including one with Rajmahon Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Fellowship Church also hosted Ramchandra Gandhi, another grandson of the Mahatma. Dr. Blake is the recipient of numerous community service awards. In 2000, he traveled to Morocco with an interfaith delegation of Muslims, Jews, and Christians in a quest to promote interfaith respect and cooperation. In October 2010 he met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and served on an interfaith panel responding to his teachings.