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Volume One, Issue Three               October 15, 2002

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Welcome to the third issue of Conscious Living, our newsletter designed to  share our current activities and growth, along with articles and information that we hope will be supportive and encouraging in your efforts to live each moment with more joy and satisfaction.

The theme of this issue is an exploration of suffering, compassion and service 

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News:  Classes Continuing, Moving and More Beginning!

Several of our classes have begun are others are beginning at various locations around the Los Angeles area including South Pasadena, Glendale, Pasadena, Reseda, Studio City and West Los Angeles.  For more information on the subject matter of a particular class, click on its Class Title.  If you're interested in a class that has already begun, contact us by email at CLF@consciouslivingfoundation.org.  Some of our classes are ongoing and are designed to accommodate new students joining after the start of the class.  Others have a limited admittance once they have begun, but a new class series will be beginning soon.

 

Starting Date

Title

Enroll Here

Location

Fee Per Class

Fridays                 8 to 10 p.m. Fun and Awareness Through Improvisation Enrollment Burbank $30
Saturdays,            6 to 8 p.m. Love in Action: Practical Ways to End the Cycle of Violence Enrollment Studio City $25
Saturdays,           8 to 9:30 p.m. Personal Story Telling Enrollment Studio City $25
Saturdays,       8:30 to 10 a.m. Exploratory Watercolors for Parent and Child Enrollment Pasadena $25
Saturdays,  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Watercolor Play for Adults Enrollment Pasadena $25
Saturdays            1 to 3 p.m. Learning to Really See by Drawing Enrollment Pasadena $25
Saturdays 10 a.m. to Noon through October 26 Walking - The Complete Exercise Enrollment Burbank $25
Mondays 8 to 10 p.m. starting October 28 Walking - The Complete Exercise Enrollment South Pasadena $25
Mondays,             7 to 9 p.m. A Little Bit of Music Enrollment Glendale $25
Tuesdays             7 to 8:30 p.m. Reclaiming Your Singing Voice Enrollment Reseda $25
Wednesdays,        7 to 9 p.m. Developing a Spiritual Lifestyle:  The Fundamentals of Conscious Living Enrollment Glendale $25
October 19 & 26, Saturday,             1 to 4 p.m. Learner Centered Teaching: Designing Effective Workshops for Adults Enrollment Burbank $30
October 21, Monday,           6:30 to 8 p.m. Changing Your Life Through Visualization and Affirmation Enrollment South Pasadena $25
October 25, Friday,             6:30 to 8 p.m. Embracing the Unknown in Each Moment Enrollment Burbank $25
November 2, Saturday              1 to 4 p.m.

Nutrition:  Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Enrollment Pasadena $30

 

We encourage you to visit other pages of our web site to learn more about the Conscious Living Foundation and to peruse the wide variety of other classes that will be available soon. CLF's Classes                       CLF's Discounts

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conscious living newsletter - quotations on suffering and compassion

Quotations: On Suffering and Compassion .

     Let nothing upset you;
Let nothing frighten you.
Everything is changing;
God alone is changeless.
Patience attains the goal.
Who has God lacks nothing:
God alone fills all our needs.

     Saint Teresa of Avila

     Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

             Kahlil Gibran

     It is for a man to take everything that comes as if he had asked for it; nay, as if he had prayed for it.

                        Seneca

 

     What is to give light must endure burning.

     Victor Frankl

             

     A fire comes with God and from God, surrounding all that is disagreeable to Him and unlike Him and burning it up.

                             Psalm 38:17

 

   Why is there suffering?  To thicken the plot.

                                   Ramakrishna

 

    For each ecstatic instant                                         We must an anguish pay                                             In keen and quivering ratio                                       To the ecstasy.

                                   Emily Dickinson

     I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, most of which never happened.

    Mark Twain

 

     Whatever you do, make it an offering to me – the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.

                                    Bhagavad Gita

     You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving.  Well then, love your suffering.  Do not resist it, do not flee from it.  It is only your aversion to it that hurts, nothing else.

                             Herman Hesse

 

     Were it possible for us to see further than our knowledge reaches, perhaps we would endure our sadness with greater confidence than our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered into us, something unknown. Our feelings grow mute in shy perplexity, almost everything within us withdraws, a stillness emerges, and the new, which no-one knows, stands in the midst of it and is silent

             Rilke

     Why are you unhappy?   Because 99.9% of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself, And there isn't one.

 Suffering? Why are you suffering? Because you are a case of mistaken identity.

     Wei Wu Wei

 

     Be patient. The path of self-discipline that leads to God-realization is not an easy path: obstacles and sufferings are on the path; the latter you must bear, and the former overcome – all by His help. His help comes only through concentration. Repetition of God’s name helps concentration.

                                    Swami Ramdas

     If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

                           Dalai Lama

     The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.
 

                           Albert Schweitzer 

    But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.

                                   Luke 15:20

    There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

                                   Robert Frost

 

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conscious living newsletter - rabindranath tagore poem

Another Poem: by Rabindranath Tagore

 

 

 Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light!

Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth.

The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light.  Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light.

The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling, and it scatters gems in profusion.

Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, and gladness without measure.  The heaven's river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad.

 

 

 

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Article:  The Paradox of Feeling Stable in an Unstable World            by Bill Simpson

    

           This is the second in a series of articles taken from the class outline for Developing a Spiritual lifestyle: The Fundamentals of Conscious Living, one of the ongoing workshops offered by the Conscious Living Foundation.  In this series we will explore a variety of questions related toward the goal of developing a life lived more consciously.  

            Ovid says, “All things change, nothing is extinguished.... There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.”

           In this article we will investigate more deeply into how each of us accommodates consistency and change in our daily lives – and whether our current life paradigm supports our desire to grow.

            Let’s take a quick survey:

            1.  On a scale of 1 to 10, how stable does your life feel?  10 means your life feels totally stable, 1 means you life is pure chaos.

            2.  How predictable does your life feel? (1 to 10)

             3.  What percentage of your life feels like it is the same from day to day?  100% means your life feels exactly the same from day to day.

             In offering this survey in our workshops, the usual answers are in the 7 to 9  (or 70% to 90%) range

             How did you answer?  How predictable and stable does your life feel, when you answer the question with the first thought that comes to your mind?

 Why we feel a sense of “sameness”

What are the specific items in our daily life that are the same each day?  What are the elements of your life that give it a sense of “sameness”?

             What about the “Locations” associated with your daily life?  Do you live in the same home, work at the same location?  Do you drive the same streets, pass the same billboards, stop at the same gas stations?  Do these repeatedly experienced locations give you a sense of sameness in your life?

             What about the “Things”  in your life?  Are you sleeping in the same bed, eating off of the same dishes, sitting in the same furniture, driving the same car?  Wearing the same range of clothing?

             What about the “People” in your life – are they generally the same?  Same spouse, same friends, same boss, same coworkers, same father, mother, brothers, sisters and children?

             And finally, what about our “Patterns of Behavior”?  Are they frequently the same?  Do you eat the same range of foods, do you bathe the same way?  (Do you wash your body in the same pattern – starting here, then moving there?)  Do you speak with the same specific word patterns – “Hi, how are you”, “Have a good day”, “Take care”.  Do you perform the same pattern of dressing in the morning? (Do you put the shoe on the same foot first?) Do you take the same route to work every day? 

            Routines.  Morning routines, work routines, evening routines – entertainment routines (same range of restaurants, movie theaters, hiking trails, vacation locations).

If you imagine that each pattern, habit or routine is a handhold as you move through your life  - a stability point – then what effect do these have on your perception of the nature of life?

             Stop reading for a moment, and look inside.  Try to discover how these repeated patterns of behavior and interaction make you feel.

             Do they make you feel safe or secure?  Do they give you a sense that everything remains the same? 

             I’m often left with the feeling that they are dependable, stable, repeatable, unchanging, reliable, and fixed.  When the pieces of your life feel familiar, how does that effect your feelings?

             Somehow, to be comfortable in our world and our life perhaps we convince ourselves that there are things we can depend on; that there is something predictable and stable about our lives.

             We get up from the same bed each morning in the same bedroom, have breakfast at the same table, perhaps with the same people.  We take the same car or bus down the same streets to the same job or school or other activity.

             We meet the same people and say “hello” and “how are you” nearly the same way each day.  We do the same tasks, eat lunch with someone from the same group of choices at some place from the same group of choices and then we perform more activities that are quite similar to what we performed yesterday and will perform tomorrow.

             We drive the same car back down the same familiar streets to the same familiar home and the same familiar evening activities.

             And finally, we go to sleep in the same familiar bed to eventually awaken and begin the “familiarity game” again the next day.

 How were these stability points created?

             Was there ever choice involved when you created all of your stability points?

             Perhaps with some there was.  I consciously chose to find the most efficient route to work and then I decided to continue to use that route.

             I don’t know if I consciously chose the salutations and greetings that I often use or that I start brushing my teeth on the left lower side.

             Which repeating parts of your life did you chose?

             Did you chose to brush your hair before you brush your teeth?  If not you, who did?

            Perhaps in some instances, we were raised by our parents with certain choices made for us – perhaps they are passing on what they learned from their parents.

 In other instances, perhaps our behaviors and choices are patterned by our society, by what we see on television and in the movies.  Perhaps, sometimes, our culture as a whole makes our choices.  Why in the world do the British drive on the “wrong” side of the road?

Sometimes, the organizations to which we belong make our choices for us – the church, the dress code at work, the fraternity, or the military. 

             These familiar behaviors are created by an initial choice by someone (perhaps us, perhaps our parents or someone else), either consciously or unconsciously, that has been repeated sufficiently to become a habit.  And now, we repeat these habits over and over creating deep habit grooves in the record of our mind.

            And this repetition of behavioral habits gives us the impression that there is predictability and stability in our world and in our life. 

            As we see change dramatized on TV and in books and movies – do the events you see portrayed make you think that they could happen to you – or do you believe there’s an underlying feeling that “it can’t happen to me”?  For myself, I always see the turmoil, adventure and chaos expressed in my entertainment as something different than myself – when I look closely, I don’t for a minute imagine that it could really happen to me.  Why would I feel that way ?

 Experiences that remind us that change can happen.

Despite our feeling to the contrary, there are times when change imposes itself on us, whether we expect it or not.

What are the factors in your life that remind you that things change?  Have you ever been in a car accident?  Have you ever changed employment? Have you ever moved a long distance?  Changed countries?

Have you ever been married, or divorced?

Have you ever been hospitalized or battled death?  Have you ever been in a war?  Have you ever experienced a death in the family?

            How did you feel during those tumultuous times?  Were you scared?  Did you have a sense of being lost?  A feeling of hopelessness?  Was there a sensation of being cast out of the familiar?

             Did you feel secure?  Stable?  Did life feel Predictable?

            “Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the signal for instant confusion.... The mine which Time has slowly dug beneath familiar objects is sprung in an instant; and what was rock before, becomes but sand and dust.

                                                                        Charles Dickens          

When we have these habit shattering experiences, we suddenly feel like we have been cast out of all that is familiar; that somehow we’ve been transported to a new place that feels dangerous and scary.  Our reliance on habit has been significantly reduced.

What happened, after the emergency was over?  Did you start to feel secure again?  How long did it take?  What happened that caused the sense of security to return?  Is that feeling of security real?

            But, of course, as quickly as possible, we build new habits (consciously or unconsciously) and within a few days, or weeks or months, or years, we start to feel secure again.

            These were examples of large, sometimes catastrophic changes in our lives; are there smaller experiences that also show us that change is occurring in our  lives?

             Look at the clouds in the wind, the movement of the waves, the change of the seasons, the  wind chimes in the breeze.  Where ever we look we get messages that everything is changing.

            Are you really secure in this world?

             Heraclitus, a couple of thousand years ago said,  "Nothing is permanent but change."  

            Yet, we “feel” secure.  This is the “rub”, the paradox, the contradiction.  When it is so obvious to our minds and logic that change is everywhere and that it has struck us in the past and will strike us again – still, most of the time, we feel safe, secure and with a sense that the elements of our lives are permanent.

             How  do we penetrate the contradiction?

            “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

                                                                        Bible: New Testament, Matthew 18:3

            What are the benefits or gains from even considering this paradox?  What might we lose from thinking about this?

           “Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change. But sitting ducks fare worst of all.”

                                                                        Mason Cooley

             How do we bridge the gap from our reliance on habits and conditioning to perceive the actual state of constantly changing reality?  What can we do on a daily basis to awaken to the real state of change in our lives?

            “What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut.”

                                                                        Mark Twain

 Beginning to experience the reality of change.

             Try consciously to choose different locations, people and things in your life. (break habits, patterns and routines)

               a.  Vary your driving routes.  Go a different way even if it takes longer.

                   b.  Try eating food you don't usually eat.

               c.   Visit new restaurants, parks, neighborhoods.

               d.   Change the sequence of putting your shoes on.                         

               e.  Modify your speech patterns; try saying "hello".

               f.  Hang your towels differently, turn the toilet paper the other direction..

               g.  Wear some clothing you don't usually wear.

             Some Buddhist and yoga groups used to individually go to grave yards at night and meditate.  Even imagining such an experience can produce surprising effects.

             Create a "doing it differently" partner.  Cooperate with others and permit them the freedom to experiment with change with the agreement that they will allow you the same freedom.  (cooperative role redefinition)  Practice doing things differently with a friend or spouse who is willing to experiment with reducing the number of stability points in their life.

             Would meditation and prayer help with this experiment?  How?

             How about practicing a mantram, chanting, or repeating an affirmation?  How would they help?

            “I do dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. That informing power of spirit is God.  And since nothing else that I see merely through the senses can or will persist, He alone is.”

                        Mahatma Gandhi

            If you want to share your thoughts or answers to the questions ask in this article, please email me at bill@consciouslivingfoundation.org, or post your comments on the CLF bulletin board.

            (To be continued.)

 

 

 

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conscious living newsletter - fra giovanni pilgrims

A Letter:  Pilgrims Together                                         by Fra Giovanni

I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep.

There is nothing I can give you which you have not got;

But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it,

You can take.

 

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts

Find rest in today.  Take Heaven!

No Peace lies in the future which is not hidden

In this present little instant.  Take Peace!

 

The gloom of the world is but a shadow.

Behind it, yet within our reach, is Joy.

There is radiance and glory in the darkness.

Could we but see, and to see, we have only to look.

I beseech you to look.

 

Life is so generous a giver, but we,

Judging its gifts by their covering,

Cast them away as ugly, or heavy, or hard.

Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it

A living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.

 

Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the

Angel’s hand that brings it to you.

Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty.

Believe me, that Angel’s hand is there; the gift is there,

And the wonder of an overshadowing Presence.

Our joys too: be not content with them as joys.

They, too, conceal Diviner gifts.

 

Life is so full of meaning and purpose,

So full of Beauty – beneath its covering –

That you will find earth but cloaks  your heaven.

 

Courage then to claim it: that is all!

But courage you have; and the knowledge that we are pilgrims together,

Wending through unknown country, home.

 

And so, at this time, I greet you.

Not quite as the world sends greetings,

But with profound esteem and with the prayer

That for you now and forever,

The day breaks, and the shadows flee away.

                         Fra Giovanni – 1513 A.D. 

 

[The above is an excerpt from a letter by Fra Giovanni to his friend, Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi. It was written on Christmas Eve, 1513. 

Fra Giovanni Giocondo was an Italian architect, engineer, archaeologist and classical scholar who was born in Verona around 1433. At eighteen he entered the Dominican order, but later became a Franciscan. He began teaching Latin and Greek, and moved on to producing important collections of classical manuscripts and inscriptions, but he was most famous for his excellence as an architectural engineer.  Pope Leo X called him to Rome in 1513 to work on the building of St. Peters with Giuliano da Sangallo and Raphael, and he took on the important task of strengthening the foundation piers that were not able to support the dome of St. Peters.]

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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conscious living newsletter - desiderata

A Letter:  Desiderata                                              by Anonymous
Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others; even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their stories.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is: many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the council of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune; but do not distress yourself with these imaginings; many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you perceive him to be, and whatever your aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.

With all of it's sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

[Author: Unknown - Found in an old English Church, dated 1658.]

 

 

 

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conscious living newsletter - quotations pages and bulletin board

News:  Additions To Our Web Site

       We have made two important additions to our web site since our last newsletter:

  • Quotations Page - Our selection of inspirational quotations has increased significantly.  Further additions will be made throughout the remainder of October.  In addition to the new quotations, affirmations and prayers have also been added.  Click Here to take a look.
  • Bulletin Board - For the first time, our web site now supports a public forum for discussing the various issues surrounding our organizational values and purpose along with an opportunity to share our personal thoughts, feelings and experiences.  For those who appreciate the Rabindranath Tagore poems included in our newsletters, there is a special forum to explore his wisdom and creativity.  To access the bulletin board, click Here.

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conscious living newsletter - public lectures on abundance, prosperity and success

News:  Saturday Afternoon Public Lecture Series Coming Soon  
             Beginning in the near future, CLF will be offering a 1 hour public lecture series on Saturday afternoons in Pasadena.  The topics will be wide-ranging, informative, inspirational and entertaining.

              Admission will be on a donation basis. 

              Although some of our speakers for the series are also teachers within CLF, we are inviting all others who are interested in giving a talk appropriate to our organization to contact us at info@consciouslivingfoundation.org

               Please check our web site regularly for more information.

 

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conscious living newsletter - audio book - james allen at low cost

News:  Audio Products Available on our Web Site Now  
               CLF's first Audio Book is now available on our web site - "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen, read by Bill Simpson, the founder of the Conscious Living Foundation.  Beginning within the next few weeks, CLF will be offering several additional audio recordings. 

               A wide assortment of content will be offered including recordings of some of the upcoming Saturday afternoon public lecture series, other talks by CLF teachers, music CDs with inspirational content and additional audio books from our "Masters Series" including "Practicing the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence, "The Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu, "The Game of Life" by Florence Scovel Shinn and additional titles by James Allen..

               It is our intention to sell the recordings at very competitive rates (usually $9.99 per CD) in order to provide as many people as possible with access to the experience of participating in CLF classes and events and to share some of the fundamental concepts that we believe are the foundation of living more consciously.

               In addition, our first video products are in the final stages of development.

               We will provide more specifics on the home page of our web site as they become available.

 

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conscious living newsletter - telecourse and teleclass

News:  Steve Hamlin Starts a Second Class - "Relieving Computer Related Distress"

     As indicated in the class schedule, listed above in this newsletter, Steve's "Walking the Complete Exercise" class is moving from Burbank on Saturdays to South Pasadena on Monday evenings, 8 to 10 p.m..

     In addition, Steve is starting a new class entitled "Relieving Computer Related Distress", which will meet at the Pasadena Church of Religious Science, 277 No. El Molino Ave., in Pasadena on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.. The class begins on October 26th.

    As a society, we are sitting in front of our computers for longer and longer periods of time, and the harm that can be caused to the body is also increasing.  Some of the most obvious areas of harm include: eye strain, stiff neck, lower back pain, general fatigue and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Sitting itself is a dynamic process. Most of us think of sitting as a static event, and that the correct sitting posture involves holding ourselves in a certain position. 

    Unfortunately, this belief and other apparently obvious notions about posture and the body’s movement and the use of the eyes, are not founded on fact or good health principles, but in fact, may have been the source of our current pain, stiffness and discomfort. 

    There is no correct posture, there is no ideal chair.  The human nervous system evolved to adapt to change and challenge -- not to just be made comfortable.  Through this class, by learning and applying the dynamics of functional sitting and movement, our eyestrain, aches and pains related to working with computers should quickly disappear. 

    Through intelligent, aware, skillful movement, creativity and choice can be introduced into our daily life.  Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) has long been recognized as a powerful way to heal, re-organize, and transform the body, mind, and emotions. 

     Steve Hamlin has been in private practice as a Feldenkrais Practitioner for over 9 years and has worked at several Physical Therapy centers in Southern California.  He has an outstanding record of success in relieving such common complaints as low back pain, carpal tunnel, neck pain, poor posture, knee pain, compromised balance and hip pain.

     In addition to his professional career, he has been meditating for nearly 30 years and continues to deepen his own learning through teaching and serving others.

 

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conscious living newsletter - health, healing, strength and power

News:  Free Demonstration Classes at Fund-Raiser & Enrollment Drive

        Sunday, October 20th, 12:30 p.m. till 3 p.m.

As you know, the Conscious Living Foundation is offering classes in various locations throughout the Los Angeles area that are designed to increase your personal growth and knowledge while providing a new opportunity for inspiration, better health, a calmer mind and a chance to have fun in the process.

 During our “Growing Together” event, being held at the Unity Church of Burbank, we will be offering short demonstrations (approximately 15 minutes each) of our current classes, at no charge.  For directions, please click Here. 

In addition to a chance to socialize with interesting, creative people, this event will give you an opportunity to meet each teacher in the actual class setting, become aware of the subject matter of each class and get a personal sense of whether the class is right for you.  Based on our prior experience, the atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable, informal and fun! 

As always, healthy and tasty refreshments will be served (the oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies tend to disappear first).

 In the event you decide to enroll for a class, Fifty Percent of your payment made during the event will go to Unity Church of Burbank.  This is a great opportunity to start taking a class that will support your growth, while providing support to Unity Church at the same time.

 Also, as a special discount for this event only, if you enroll during this event, you are entitled to a 50% discount on each class you attend in which you bring a friend to join you who pays the usual course fee.  For details on the discounts, please click Here.

Our class demonstration schedule is as follows:

Time

Class

Location

Teacher

12:45 p.m.

Walking: The Complete Exercise

Chapel

Steve Hamlin

12:45 p.m.

Fun and Awareness Through Improvisation

Sunday School

Michael Nye

1:00 p.m.

Changing Your Life Through Visualization & Affirmation

Chapel

Jeff Braucher

1:00 p.m.

Exploratory Watercolor for Parent and Child

Sunday School

Lucinda White

1:15 p.m.

A Little Bit of Music

Chapel

Bill Simpson

1:15 p.m.

Personal Story Telling

Sunday School

Michael Nye

1:30 p.m.

Walking:  The Complete Exercise

Chapel

Steve Hamlin

1:30 p.m.

Nonjudgment: The Power of Loving Acceptance

Sunday School

Simon Kahn

1:45 p.m.

Fun and Awareness Through Improvisation

Chapel

Michael Nye

1:45 p.m.

Exploratory Watercolor for Parent and Child

Sunday School

Lucinda White

2:00 p.m.

Love In Action:  Practical Ways to End The Cycle of Violence

Chapel

Frederick Rule

2:00 p.m.

Changing Your Life Through Visualization & Affirmation

Sunday School

Jeff Braucher

2:15 p.m.

Developing A Spiritual Life Style

Chapel

Bill Simpson

2:15 p.m.

Finding Your Life Purpose

Sunday School

Elaine McBroom

2:30 p.m.

Embracing the Unknown In Each Moment

Chapel

Tom Rook

2:30 p.m.

Fun and Awareness Through Improvisation

Sunday School

Michael Nye

2:45 p.m.

Nonjudgment: The Power of Loving Acceptance

Chapel

Simon Kahn

2:45 p.m.

Watercolor Play For Adults

Sunday School

Lucinda White

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