Events

EarthRise Community Events

Events listed here include short-term or daytime events such as art receptions, film showings, book signings, lectures, and dinner salons. If you are in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, please join us! To see longer EarthRise sponsored retreats, visit our Conscious Living Workshops section.

Past EarthRise Community Events

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  • Friendly Favors

    An Insistence on Life: Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live

    Inspirational Real-life Stories of How Accepting Death Transforms Life

    Presenter
    Jane Hughes Gignoux
    • Mar 11, 2014
    • Martinez, CA

    Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by one of our most experienced guides to outgrow our fear of dying, so we may live more present and fulfilling lives.

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    Thrive Movement

    Empowering Solutions Worldwide

    Presenters
    Kimberly Carter Gamble, Foster Gamble
    • Mar 6, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Potluck dinner followed by a presentation, and Q&A the creators of THRIVE, the documentary that has been seen by over 20 million viewers in 27 languages and which many consider the most influential movie they have seen.

  • Science Buzz Café

    Body Awareness in the Brain

    Attention, Perception, and Action

    Presenter
    Anne Bishop
    Host
    Daniel Osmer
    Sponsors
    EarthRise at IONS, Aqus Café
    • Mar 4, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join host Daniel Osmer with guest presenter Anne Bishop. Anne will speak about what body awareness is, what the current research tells us, and what networks are activated in the brain when we become aware of our bodies. 

  • Special Event

    Full Moon Drumming Circle

    February 2014

    Presenter
    Jason K. Norris, PhD(c)
    Sponsor
    Lucid Drum
    • Feb 14, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Come celebrate the Full Moon at EarthRise at IONS with our monthly drumming circle, facilitated by Jason K. Norris, founder of Lucid Drum! No experience is necessary, and all ages and levels are encouraged to participate.

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    What the World Could Be

    Presenter
    Ken Walden
    • Feb 5, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Founder and Director of What the World Could Bean organization focused on creating positive change by showing people-scale solutions to some of our big challenges.

  • Science Buzz Café

    Horse Sense

    Straight From The Heart

    Presenter
    Charlie Raposa
    Host
    Daniel Osmer
    Sponsors
    EarthRise at IONS, Aqus Café
    • Feb 4, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join host Daniel Osmer with guest presenter Charlie Raposa. Learn the ancient and modern art of horse wisdom – straight from the heart – and learn to communicate in the horse’s own language. Come for food and refreshments at 6pm; the program begins at 7pm. 

  • Special Event

    Full Moon Drumming Circle

    January 2014

    Presenter
    Jason K. Norris, PhD(c)
    Sponsor
    Lucid Drum
    • Jan 15, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Come celebrate the Full Moon at EarthRise at IONS with our monthly drumming circle, facilitated by Jason K. Norris, founder of Lucid Drum! No experience is necessary, and all ages and levels are encouraged to participate. INDOORS (WEST ROOM).

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    Beyond Nuclear Power in California

    Presenter
    Jerry B. Brown, PhD
    • Jan 9, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Potluck dinner followed by a presentation on the World Business Academy's Safe Energy Project to replace the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear plants with green energy, thereby reducing the risk of cancer for people living near these reactors.

  • Science Buzz Café

    Animal Tracking, Bird Language, and Cognitive Science

    Presenter
    Jim Sullivan
    Hosts
    Daniel Osmer, Aqus Café
    Sponsor
    EarthRise at IONS
    • Jan 7, 2014
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join host Daniel Osmer with guest presenter Jim Sullivan. Jim will give an overview of tracking, bird language, and some of the lore that comes down to us from the ancient verbal and contemporary animal tracking traditions.

  • Special Event

    Diving Into The Dark Winter Solstice Tour

    Caroline W. Casey

    Presenter
    Caroline Casey
    • Dec 17, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Trickster bounds onto the world stage: Re-trieving Redemptive Reverent Renaissance Rising from the Rubble. Join Caroline Casey for this special IONS event: a mythological unfurling of Compassionate Trickster choreography strategy for 2014.

  • Special Event

    IONS Holiday Open House

    • Dec 15, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Please be our guest for seasonal festivities at the IONS EarthRise Retreat and Education Center. We will be serving wine & cheese, hors d'oeuvres, hot apple cider, and desserts. Celebrate the season with music enjoy shopping in our gift store, garden walks, campus tours, door prizes, and connecting with community in the "Aqus Café Annex!"

  • Friendly Favors

    The People's Advocate

    The Life and Legal History of America's Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer

    Presenter
    Daniel Sheehan
    • Dec 11, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Potluck dinner followed by a presentation, Q&A and book signing by our most courageous Constitutional Attorney.

  • Science Buzz Café

    Quantum Biology & Consciousness

    Presenter
    Charles (Einstein) Ostman
    Host
    Daniel Osmer
    Sponsors
    Aqus Café, EarthRise at IONS
    • Dec 3, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join host Daniel Osmer with guest presenter Charles (Einstein) Ostman, in a conversation about Quantum Biology & Consciousness. Come for food and refreshments at 6pm; the program begins at 7pm.

  • Friendly Favors

    Publishing as a Community Dedicated to Creating a World That Works for All

    Presenter
    Steven Piersanti
    • Nov 21, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Founder and President of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., offering a candid view of the challenges operating a values-based business in a competitive marketplace, and the opportunities waiting ahead.

  • Science Buzz Café

    Cellular Science and the Imagination

    Presenter
    Sondra Barrett, PhD
    Host
    Daniel Osmer
    Sponsors
    Aqus Café, EarthRise at IONS
    • Nov 5, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join host Daniel Osmer with guest presenter Sondra Barrett, PhD, in a conversation about Cellular Science and the Imagination. Come for food and refreshments at 6pm; the program begins at 7pm.

  • Special Event

    Full Moon Drumming Circle

    October 2013

    Sponsor
    Lucid Drum
    Facilitator
    Jason K. Norris, PhD(c)
    • Oct 18, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Come celebrate the Full Moon at EarthRise at IONS with our monthly drumming circle, facilitated by Jason K. Norris, founder of Lucid Drum! No experience is necessary, and all ages and levels are encouraged to participate.

  • Friendly Favors

    Good Morning, Beautiful Business

    The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer

    Presenter
    Judy Wicks
    • Oct 8, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Philadelphia entrepreneur that co-founded BALLE, a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities across North America.

  • Science Buzz Café

    History of Perpetual Motion Machines

    Presenter
    Craig Van Horn, Engineer
    Host
    Daniel Osmer
    Sponsors
    Aqus Café, EarthRise at IONS
    • Oct 1, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join host Daniel Osmer with guest presenter Craig Van Horn, Engineer, in a conversation about The History of Perpetual Motion Machines. Come for food and refreshments at 6pm; the program begins at 7pm.

  • Special Event

    Full Moon Drumming Circle

    September 2013

    Sponsor
    Lucid Drum
    Facilitator
    Jason K. Norris, PhD(c)
    • Sep 19, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Come celebrate the Full Moon at EarthRise at IONS with our monthly drumming circle, facilitated by Jason K. Norris, founder of Lucid Drum! No experience is necessary, and all ages and levels are encouraged to participate.

  • Friendly Favors

    GMOs

    The Militarization of Agriculture and the Primacy of Biodiversity

    Presenter
    Dr. Vandana Shiva
    • Sep 10, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Presentation by one of our most passionate scientists against the introduction of Genetic Modified Organisms in our biosphere.

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