Summer ATS gatherings

Hi Friends.

Just want to catch you up on the Awakening to Spirit group happenings these next few months.

We will not have our usual Sacramento gatherings in July and August, but we will be meeting in Davis the third Saturdays of both months. On July 21, from 10 am until noon, we will watch the DVD “I Am,” in which Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) converses with prominent philosophers and spiritual leaders about what ails our world and how we can improve it. Traveling the globe to conduct his in-depth interviews, Shadyac finds insights and inspiration from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, historian Howard Zinn, philosopher Noam Chomsky and other luminaries.

On Saturday, August 18, I will lead in the group in a meditation to connect with their deep, wise, Greater Self. Then I will pair up group members who don’t know each other, and each group member will take turns being in the role of giver and receiver of spiritual wisdom. The receiver will ask the giver whatever profound questions the receiver wants to have answered.

In September, the ATS group will meet again in Sacramento, on the second Sat. (Sept. 8) for a special mandala creating workshop with Vina Parmar, an amazing Buddhist meditation teacher who has led dozens of mandala workshops over the years. The third Sat. of Sept. (Sept. 15) the Davis group will learn self-muscle testing from me, to use for accessing deeper bodily truth/wisdom.

Be sure to check out the website blog posts for updates if you don’t always check your Facebook page.

As always, email me if you plan to come to any particular gathering.

June Sacramento Valley ATS gatherings

Here’s the update for the gatherings in June and July:

On Saturday, June 9 in Sacramento, Bella Dreizler will lead us through the Five Rythyms Dance process. I have done Five Rythyms Dance a few times and love it! It is a wonderful way to learn to meditate with the assistance of body movement and to come into your body more fully. Your body movement becomes the meditation. My experience with Five Rythyms was that I felt at total harmony in my body and there was no separate “me” from “my body” and the “body” of the group. Bella is well-loved in the Sacramento community and she has led people through Five Rhythyms Dance for many years. You don’t have to know how to dance or be athletic to benefit from and enjoy this movement meditation process. There will be a $20 fee for this gathering, to pay Bella and for the room rental.

On Saturday, June 16, Jean Adamian will present to us about “Resonance Repatterning,” an energetic healing technique that helps to heal the emotional and physical body from life traumas that stay blocked in the body. Jean will talk about the process and then demonstrate it with a member of the group. Jean is an herbalist who has also done energy healing work for 25 plus years.

On Saturday, July 21, We will view the documentary “I Am” and discuss it. It is a wonderful doc of spiritual luminary interviews.

May 2012 ATS Gatherings

We have two wonderful ATS gatherings to look forward to in May!

On Saturday, May 12, at the Sacramento ATS gathering, Barbara Mariano will share about her ability to communicate with animals and lead us in an experiential exercise to learn the basics of how to do this.

On May 19, at the Davis ATS gathering, Kathy Zavada will return to sing and play her music for us again. She is a wonderful, inspiring inspirational singer/songwriter whose music opens our hearts and sends us souring. Kathy will lead us in some chanting and also share songs from her 8 CD releases, including songs she hasn’t yet recorded. Kathy is nationally renowned, with I-tunes of her music downloaded to every corner of the planet. Her inspirational recordings have been on’s 10 “best CDs” list. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear her and share in the love-vibes we will be feeling!

On Saturday April 21, at the Davis ATS gathering, I will discuss the spiritual value of money, and lead the group through an experiential exercise to connect with its true meaning for our lives. See my previous blog for more description. Be sure to email me if you plan to come to any of these gatherings.

Sacramento Valley Awakening to Spirit Group Blog

Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Awakening to Spirit first monthly Blog posting.

On this page each month I will share about upcoming ATS gatherings as well as some articles and my own teachings that relate to these gatherings.

On Saturday, April 7, the Sacramento ATS gathering will feature Larry Melton. You can read Larry’s profile here.

Since 2004, by invitation from Adyashanti (an Awakened, American, non-dual spiritual teacher (see, Larry Melton has been a spiritual teacher sharing the Dharma through satsangs (with groups), and dokusans (with individuals). Satsang literally means “association with Truth”. On April 7, Larry’s satsang will consist of a brief period of silence, a Dharma talk from Larry, then open dialogue with attendees. Larry does not teach from any particular spiritual ideology, but from the spontaneous experience and direct transmission of ever-present, changeless TRUTH.

Please join us and bring your innermost questions and deepest desire to know your true nature and awaken to Divine Oneness in everyday living.

At the upcoming ATS gathering in Davis on Saturday, April 21, I will share wisdom teachings on the true meaning and value of money in our lives, and how to have a non-attached relationship with it. I will lead a meditation and then give a talk on the spiritual “meaning” of money. The focus will be on how to relate to money for the highest spiritual good for yourself and others, and for flow in your life. I will also lead the group through an experiential exercise and discussion.

Charles Eisenstein has written a wonderful new book entitled Sacred Economics. I will discuss some of the material in the book. You may be interested in checking out Charles Eisenstein’s website: Please be sure to email me if you plan to come to either or both gatherings.