Events & Workshops

Fall Equinox - Global Harmonization Ceremony
with Lynda Aiman-Smith

Friday, September 22, 10:00 am

Circles of sound gather around the world every Equinox 
and Solstice to weave our sacred sounds and 
consciousness with the intentions of Harmony, 
Acceptance, Unity, Joy, Compassion, Love and 
Appreciation for all beings of the planet.

Bring a friend, a crystal bowl, bells, didgeridoo, 
flutes, drums, rattles or other sacred instruments.
We invite Every One to “Join the Circle and Share the Sound”

Sharon Mijares, Ph.D. is a certified Qigong practitioner. She has been training in and practicing spiritual and psychology teachings for over 45 years. Sharon is the author of six books, one being The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power and Beauty.

Five of her books brought many people together, known and unknown to contribute their knowledge from various spiritual traditions.

Although she is a licensed psychologist​, her focus is that of a Spiritual Scientist

 

Qigong for Health

Fridays, 9:00 — 10:00 AM, beginning September 29
Cost: $5

The primary focus of this Qigong class is the "Eight Brocades," which are specific movements that balance mind, body, and spirit while massaging the organs, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  There are seven breath-forms used in between the Eight Brocades, followed by two Tai Chi movements to increase flow and mental capacity.  After a short (less than five minute water/bathroom break), we then move into the healing sounds for endocrine systems and major organs of the body.  

Our sessions will end with either Laughter Qigong or a specific form of meditation for compassion (depends on energy of the group).  Throughout the exercise participants are also being encourage to feel the qi with their hands and breath. All skill and experience levels are welcome!

Sacred Circle Dance

Saturday, September 30
doors open 6:30 PM; Dance from 7:00 to 8:30

Come join us as we take hands and engage in one of the most ancient forms of community and worship: circle dancing.  In Sacred Circle Dance, we come together to dance simple dances from around the world, both traditional and contemporary, held with a sacred intent to honor all beings and traditions.  

All dances are taught . . . no experience necessary. 

Everyone is welcome!

Donations are welcomed!

Mark Widrlechner

Shanti Shanti Shanti  w/ Mark Widrlechner 
Sunday, October 1,  2:30 to 3:30 PM

A reading of poems inspired by the personal practice of yoga and tai chi chuan

Mark Widrlechner is a semi-retired horticulturist (and faculty member at Iowa State University), who currently splits his time between Ames, Iowa and Silver City.  Six years ago, shortly before retiring, he unexpectedly began to write poetry after a very long hiatus.  These verses are often inspired by the natural world and by his practice of tai chi, yoga, and meditation.  With the Southwest Festival of the Written Word taking place in Silver City, this is a wonderful opportunity to share verses inspired by his practice with the Lotus Center community.  

Three collections of Mark’s poetry, This Wildest Year, A Short Geography of Remembrance, and A Fragrant Cloud Rose, are available as free e-books accessible through Iowa State University's Parks Library at http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ebooks/