Wed. Oct. 29. 9 - 1 pm: Volunteer Gardening at The Ojai Retreat, PLEASE CALL 646-2536. Free lunch.
Wed. Oct. 29, 7-9 pm: ORBS, FAIRIES and ECTOPLASMS! Randi Catlett will give a rare presentation of very special photographs of the etheric kingdom we hear stories about and will share personal stories and experiences about her photos with a Q&A afterwards. Enjoy in time for Halloween! Cost: $10.00.
Sun. Nov. 2, 7-9 pm & Mon. Nov. 3, 7 pm: LAMA KARMA RINPOCHE was born in Bhutan & entered a Drukpa Kagyu Monastery at age 7 where he studied until age 21. In 1987 he went to Nepal for further training w/Khenpo
Rigdzin Dorje, a Nyingma Master. He came to the U.S.A. in 1996 & lives in Longmont, Co. Sun.: 'Generating Compassion in a Turbulent World'. Fee $10.Sugg donation for Lama: $20 Mon.: Water Blessing Ceremony. The Purification Water Blessing Ceremony is for anyone who is experiencing difficulties: emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual. The water ceremony will help remove obstacles. Call: 805-640-1142. Fee: $10, sugg donation for Lama: $20.
Lama Karma Rinpoche is available to give divinations and personal consultations: $60
Thurs. Nov 6, 7pm: OJAI FILM FESTIVAL Opening Film 'LOVE THY NATURE' at Libbey Bowl. FREE SCREENING of this award-winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, followed by disc. w/director/producer Sylvie Rokab. View trailer: www.lovethynature.com. Sylvie & Ass. Prod. Sheila Laffey will be staying at The Ojai Retreat.
Fri. Nov. 14, 7-8:30 pm & Sat. Nov. 15, 10-6 pm: GREAT PEACEMAKERS WORKSHOP with Ken Beller and Heather Chase, authors of
Great Peacemakers, winner of 30+ awards and endorsed by three presidents and three Nobel Peace Prize winners. What if you could meet some of the most inspiring people of our time, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalia Lama, and more - and gain their lifetimes' wisdom distilled into key insights to improve your life? This seminar is the next best thing! Learn how these peacemakers used their insights to change the world - and how you can use them to change your life! For more details: www.ojairetreat.org. To register call 805-640-1142. Friday evening FREE, Saturday, $50.
Sun. Nov. 16, 6:30-8 pm: TED TALKS SPEAKER MICHAEL RUSSER presents: EXTRAORDINARY INTIMACY: How to achieve extraordinary emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy and connection in a shut-down world. How to overcome the factors that hold couples back from intimacy at any age, how to become "heart open" and create emotional intimacy with anyone in 10 seconds. The secret to achieving levels of physical intimacy beyond what most people think is possible. Cost: $10. Students and seniors: $7. Call 805-640-1142. For details: www.ojairetreat.org.
Thurs. Nov 20, 7-9 pm: BRIAN BERMAN presents his HOLOS SCULPTURE symbolizing One Shared Humanity. Brian is a local sculptor and member of Ojai Studio Artists, together with Julie Heyman, peace cultivator, they will share the evolution & meaning of the HOLOS design, & Julie will let us know on what it takes for Ojai to be an INTERNATIONAL CITY OF PEACE. Both will announce their project to produce & install this HOLOS sculpture symbolizing our One shared Humanity, in Ojai on International Peace Day: 09/21/15. Suggested donation $10. Call 805-640-1142.
Sun. Nov 30, 7pm: OJAI'S FAMOUS GURU SHOW An evening of endless laughter. Special guests & audience participants transform themselves into a guru of any kind, give speeches & answer questions. Hilarious. $5 donation.