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Thursday, November 12, 7 pm: 'CAN WE WIN THE WAR AGAINST CANCER' by Dr. J. Morgan, world recognized expert in cancer epidemiology, Professor of Epidemiology at Loma Linda University and California's Cancer Registry Regional Epidemiologist for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Morgan will speak about factors influencing cancer incidence rates and how these rates are changing. The talk will be followed by a Q and A period. Sugg. don. $10 to cover expenses. NOBODY TURNED AWAY.

Thursday, November 19, 7 pm: 'OUR RELATIONSHIP TO MONEY' by Leon Berg and Andrew Taggart. Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation and a Senior Facilitator and trainer in the Way of Council. Taggart is a PhD trained philosophical counselor. They will explore how we can understand, use, give and receive money in order to be free of our 'money addiction'. Sugg. don. $10.

Monday, November 23, 7 pm: 'COME AND MEET MICHAEL KROHNEN'. Part of the OJAI LECTURE SERIES. Michael Krohnen studied the religions of the world, lectured on Buddhism at Santa Barbara City College, taught classes on current world events and social studies at the Oak Grove School, and considers himself a poet and artist. For eleven years he also worked as chef de cuisine at the Oak Grove School in Ojai, and as such functioned as J. Krishnamurti's personal chef (1975--1986), an experience he describes in his book (a memoir): 'The Kitchen Chronicles--1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti'.. Currently he is librarian at the 'Krishnamurti Educational Center' and night manager at 'The Pepper Tree Retreat'. Krohnen's talk will be on 'Learning and Living with J. Krishnamurti'. Sugg. donation $10.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 pm: 'STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS' by John Sherman. Part of the OJAI LECTURE SERIES. John Sherman is a local teacher and author. He has worked with people from all over the world to develop a clear understanding of the root cause of human psychological misery and suffering. He calls his approach 'Just look at Yourself'. www.riverganga.org. Suggested donation $10.

Saturday, December 5, 1 pm: HEALING ESSENTIALS AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP with Patricia Wing, RN, IAC. An overview of aromatherapy, use of essential oils, principals of blending, methods of application and more. Contact: ojaihealingessentials@gmail.com. Cost $15.

Saturday, December 12, 4 pm: 'KINDNESS ON A BUDGET' a book signing event with SUZIE ABELS. Suzie Abels is a beacon of love and giving for her family, friends and community. Abels lives life to its fullest, opens her heart to strangers and loves ones alike and has left a lasting footprint of inspiration on her path to spread kindness. The theme of Abels book are "daily acts of kindness", which can be a word, a note, a gesture and/or a gift. The message of any act of kindness done daily (mindfully/consciously) creates a benefit to both giver and received alike. Pilgrimage Yoga Online » Daily Acts of Kindness – An Interview with author Suzie Abels Sugg. don. $10.

Wednesday, December 30, 6 – 9 pm: 22nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE OJAI RETREAT! Concert by Ojai's own 'HOUSEHOLD GODS', Indian Dinner, Celebration and fun. Reservations recommended at info@ojairetreat.org or call 640-1142. Tickets $15 if reserved before December 27, $25 at the door.

The Ojai Retreat: 160 Besant Road • Ojai, California 93023
Phone: 805.646.2536 • Fax: 805.646.0075
Email: info@OjaiRetreat.org