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Find a Workshop

The following events are open to the public. See the individual event for registration information.

The Chestnut Group
An Enneagram Inner Work Retreat
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Enneagram of Personality is a powerful tool for achieving positive change in your life. This Enneagram-based retreat will provide the information and support that will enable you to develop the awareness and felt sense necessary to notice and shift your automatic, reactive habits and gain inner freedom.

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The Applied Wisdom Institute
Spirituality and Grief
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

For bereaved individuals and bereavement professionals... a transformational weekend of healing ritual, inner journeying and deep soul healing. CEUs available.

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Stanely Krippner, PhD
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Stanley Krippner is one of our most influential elders involved in shaping our level of collective consciousness. A professor of Psychology at Saybrook University and an innovator since the 1950's, he met and worked with remarkable people including: Rev. Martin Luther King, Albert Hofmann, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, Medicine Man Rolling Thunder, Maria Sabina, Gordon Wasson, and Daniel Ellsberg.

Because of his training and experience, Dr. Krippner is in a unique position to share with us the changes in awareness and consciousness levels he observed in the last three generations.

He is a prolific author of dozens of books. His latest one is co-authored with Jennifer Iljas:  Sex and Love in the 21st Century - An Introduction to Sexology for Young People.

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Sacred Centers
Sacred Centers Annual Immersion 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Every year, during California’s glorious spring, Sacred Centers holds a very special event for students who want to come together in community and take their personal chakra studies to a deeper, more profound level.

We jokingly coin our Annual Immersions as advances rather than retreats. This is because it is intended not only for students enrolled in our Sacred Centers Certification Program, but also for everyday trainees of this journey we call life!

Our Immersions are designed as a way to advance your personal growth, wisdom, and expertise from any level, presenting the chance to lift you upward and onward toward greater gifts and finer explorations of Self.

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JAMES LEDWITH: Hollywood and UFOs
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

James Ledwith (UFOJim), has been a Ufologist for over 50 years, focusing on our diverse contacts with non-human intelligence. His investigative works include interviews with retired military and defense industry personnel.

His expansive research includes Crop Circles, Area 51, Roswell, UFO conferences and an on-going fact finding. For over a decade Jim taught UFO Classes through Adult Education and in Rotary Clubs domestically and abroad.

In 2011, Jim was instrumental in bringing the UFO/ET genre to the Sonoma International Film Festival, which became the first film festival showing documentaries of this subject matter.

"I believe this theme of using entertainment as a way to mold public opinion is becoming very important. Giving more exposure to the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex plans to continue our war economy includes the creation of invading aliens to generate  fear and to make us authorize an even larger military budget to fight them in space. Because of this, Hollywood is a key battle ground and understanding the interests involved can influence the outcome." ~ Sergio Lub

He is a prolific author of dozens of books. His latest one is co-authored with Jennifer Iljas:  Sex and Love in the 21st Century - An Introduction to Sexology for Young People.

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IONS Research Department
Parapsychological Convention Preconference Workshop
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Prior to the 61st Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association (held at IONS on August 2-5, 2018) the IONS Research Department will host a two-day intensive workshop on the state-of-the-art in psi research.

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Parapsychological Association
61st Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

The Parapsychological Association will be holding its 61st annual convention on August 2-5, 2018 at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California. Leading scientists and other academics from around the world will gather to present the latest parapsychological research into psi and related phenomena, such as extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, psychic healing, altered states of consciousness, mediumship and possible survival of bodily death.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Cantwell is a Quaker and he seeks to integrate the physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual aspects of health in his Holistic Medicine approach -

Before opening his private practice, Dr. Cantwell was Lead Physician at the Institute for Health and Healing Clinic (1998-2012), one of the nation’s premier Holistic Medicine centers, and at Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center (2012-2017) both in San Francisco.

His work has been recognized at the national level through multiple publications, lectures, and service on the Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

His multi-award winning book, Map of the Spirit: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spirit, presents a universal framework of human inner development and explores subtle connections by asking: “Can treating your spirit bring you peace and heal disease?”

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