Kaizen Living
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Kaizen Living

October 1st: We will continue to take our small but profound steps forward in healthy eating and healthy living. The focus for this session will be on trying to eliminate the need for prescription medication through healthy eating and living. If you have questions or there are topics you’d like to learn about feel free to email me at nankitaura@gmail.com.

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A path to happiness and joy – taking the small steps leading to big changes. The barriers to change in our lives often feel too large to overcome. We try to overcome our habits and self-doubt in one big effort but when we fail, we only become discouraged.

            The path to real change usually occurs in small steps, in an ebb and flow process and with encouragement from others.  Kaizen Living is about taking small steps towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. It is about discovering and learning about advances in health sciences. It is about encouraging one another to follow our own individual paths – picking each other up when we stumble and cheering one another as we progress.

            The Kaizen Living module meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM (beginning August 6, 2019) and is facilitated by Nan Kitaura.  Come join us as we seek our own path towards happiness and joy.

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Healing Arts - "Circumambulate"
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Arts - "Circumambulate"

Practice Qigong.

Connect to the earth with Qigong gentle rocking to make your body feel anchored and centered. How do you perform your daily tasks? Let’s consider good body mechanics in daily life. Walk in a circle around church. Take note of your experience. Go on a muscle hunt to find the muscles that help you do all these things, feet, calf, knees, thighs, and gluts.

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"Other Worlds" presents "Edgar Cayce and Dreams"
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

"Other Worlds" presents "Edgar Cayce and Dreams"

            1. Over 70% of Cayce’s 14,000 readings were addressed people’s health condition. We will be looking at Cayce's views about health and wellness just to get a glimpse of this segment of his readings.

            2. We will also look at Cayce’s view of the ascent of humans on this earth. We’ll learn what “Involution” is and how Cayce’s view of the human soul creates a dramatically different perspective of human origins and evolution. 

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Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was an American clairvoyant who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while he would be in a trance state.  He had a trusted stenographer who recorded over 14 thousand readings. These readings are categorized and kept at the “Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach.

In many ways, Cayce is the father of the modern psychic and metaphysics of the 20th and 21st centuries.  His systematic approach to the readings helped form a foundation to psychic phenomenon at the beginning of the modern age.

Come join us to learn more about Edgar Cayce, metaphysics and psychic phenomenon. Each session will be an opportunity to bring your questions and your own experiences!

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Reiki for Beginners
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Reiki for Beginners

Join us for this two session, fun and heart-opening Reiki Class for Beginning Students, and Students who want to refresh their Reiki skills.

Reiki is a Japanese Healing Art and loosely defined means “Universal Life Energy.” Reiki is a gentle and safe technique using your hands to share the natural universal life force energy all around us to promote wellness, relieve pain, reduce stress and encourage relaxation.  Reiki energy feels warm and soothing, like a mother’s nurturing love, creating harmony as it restores the body, mind and spirit.  Receiving a Reiki attunement connects you with universal life energy that can be used on yourself, your family and loved ones, and even your pets.

Class Description

During the 2 Saturday classes, you will:  

·       Learn the history and benefits of Reiki

·       Learn Reiki principles and the 12 basic hand positions to treat headaches, minor aches and pains, and promote relaxation

·       Develop your ability to be grounded and centered

·       Learn the Reiki symbols for hands-on practice

·       Receive a Reiki attunement that will connect you with Universal

Energy for life

Date:               Saturdays, 2 class sessions (Nov 9 and Nov 16)

Time:               9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:         Aldersgate United Methodist Church, in Wheeler Hall

                        4243 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

                        Tel:  (650) 948-6806

Instructors:      Ben Hashiba, Joy Nakamura, Terry Shimizu

Email:bhashiba@gmail.com,jnakamura@alum.rpi.edu,tjs1601@gmail.com

                        Tel:  (408) 712-9445

 Suggested Donation: $50 Free Will

Class size: Limited to 15 enrollees (sign up required)

To sign up for this class, please contact Ben Hashiba at bhashiba@gmail.com

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Enneagram and Relationships
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Relationships

Why do we get along so well with some people and others just rub us the wrong way?  In this session we will examine the relationships that each type develops at home, at work, or in the community, and discuss both the joys and the challenges of these relationships.

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Other Worlds: Edgar Cayce Part 2 - Pre-History History: Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Other Worlds: Edgar Cayce Part 2 - Pre-History History: Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu

“OTHER WORLDS” module is hosting monthly learning opportunities in the area of metaphysics, psychic phenomenon and spiritual sciences. Each session will have a brief presentational segment but much of the time will be open for questions, sharing and discussion.

September 23, 2019

This session will take a deeper look at Edgar Cayce’s trance channeling and what it said about pre-history. Specifically, we will examine the idea of civilizations of Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu - and how the process of evolution and de-volution are a part of these civilizations.

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Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was an American clairvoyant who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while he would be in a trance state.  He had a trusted stenographer who recorded over 14 thousand readings. These readings are categorized and kept at the “Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach.

           

In many ways, Cayce is the father of the modern psychic and metaphysics of the 20th and 21st centuries.  His systematic approach to the readings helped form a foundation to psychic phenomenon at the beginning of the modern age.

 

Come join us to learn more about Edgar Cayce, metaphysics and psychic phenomenon. Each session will be an opportunity to bring your questions and your own experiences!

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Tabemashou - Topic: "Never Again Is Now - Survey of Activist Organizations & Choosing One to Support
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tabemashou - Topic: "Never Again Is Now - Survey of Activist Organizations & Choosing One to Support

We will be surveying some of the Japanese American organizations that are mobilizing around the call to action on behalf of migrant children and families. Together, we will be choosing one to support by raising funds at our planned January 2020 event!

*Tabemashou is monthly event series centering on food and cooking and their relationship to identity, culture and community. Tabemashou is a space to gather in fellowship and practice community care through cooking and eating together.

            Currently Tabemashou is taking on the current issue of the treatment of migrant families and children and the historic relationship to past injustices such as the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

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Healing Arts - "Listen to Your Body"
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Arts - "Listen to Your Body"

Warm up with Qigong exercises. Listen to your body. What has it been saying to you? Get acquainted with your hands, arms, and shoulders in new ways. Practice massage techniques on your arms, hands, and torso to increase range of motion, relieve muscle stiffness, and increase flexibility.

            Healing Arts is the perfect way to get in touch with one’s own body and energy. It encourages natural and mindful healing.

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Kaizen Living
Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kaizen Living

September 3rd Topic: “Wondering if your food is nutritious or how to eat more nutritious food? Ever wonder about portion sizes and would you like to learn more about portion control? Come learn about portions, nutrients and mindful eating at this Kaizen Living. If you have questions or there are topics you’d like to learn about feel free to email me at nankitaura@gmail.com.

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A path to happiness and joy – taking the small steps leading to big changes. The barriers to change in our lives often feel too large to overcome. We try to overcome our habits and self-doubt in one big effort but when we fail, we only become discouraged.

            The path to real change usually occurs in small steps, in an ebb and flow process and with encouragement from others.  Kaizen Living is about taking small steps towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. It is about discovering and learning about advances in health sciences. It is about encouraging one another to follow our own individual paths – picking each other up when we stumble and cheering one another as we progress.

            The Kaizen Living module meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM (beginning August 6, 2019) and is facilitated by Nan Kitaura.  Come join us as we seek our own path towards happiness and joy.

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"Other Worlds" presents "Edgar Cayce: The Foundation of Modern Metaphysics"
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

"Other Worlds" presents "Edgar Cayce: The Foundation of Modern Metaphysics"

“OTHER WORLDS” module is hosting monthly learning opportunities in the area of metaphysics, psychic phenomenon and spiritual sciences. Each session will have a brief presentational segment but much of the time will be open for questions, sharing and discussion.


First Session - August 26, 2019

Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was an American clairvoyant who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while he would be in a trance state.  He had a trusted stenographer who recorded over 14 thousand readings. These readings are categorized and kept at the “Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach.

           

In many ways, Cayce is the father of the modern psychic and metaphysics of the 20th and 21st centuries.  His systematic approach to the readings helped form a foundation to psychic phenomenon at the beginning of the modern age.

 

Come join us to learn more about Edgar Cayce, metaphysics and psychic phenomenon. Each session will be an opportunity to bring your questions and your own experiences!

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Tabemashou - Topic: "Never Again Is Now - Sharing Our Personal Experience/Relationship to Internment and/or Personal Suppression in our Lives
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Tabemashou - Topic: "Never Again Is Now - Sharing Our Personal Experience/Relationship to Internment and/or Personal Suppression in our Lives

Tabemashou*

The Food: Cold Somen (Yay!) and  The Topic: “Never Again Is Now – Sharing our Personal Experience/Relationship to Internment and/or Personal Suppression in Our Lives”


People are encouraged to bring with them (definitely not required!) any artifacts, stories and memories that helps tell of their own relationship to the WWII Internment of Japanese Americans or helps tell of their relationship to Personal Suppression in their life or lineage.

            If you would like to participate and help in the making of the cold somen, please join us at 6:30 pm or we’ll see you at 7:00 pm to chat and share with one another. PLEASE RSVP so we know how much food to prepare!

            For more information, please contact Rev. Roger or Lyn Ishizaki-Brown (lynkatsuko@gmail.com)

 

*Tabemashou is monthly event series centering on food and cooking and their relationship to identity, culture and community. Tabemashou is a space to gather in fellowship and practice community care through cooking and eating together.

            Currently Tabemashou is taking on the current issue of the treatment of migrant families and children and the historic relationship to past injustices such as the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

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Kaizen Living - First Gathering - Topic: "Sugar Blues"
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Kaizen Living - First Gathering - Topic: "Sugar Blues"

Kaizen Living* will have its first monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:30 pm.  Our time together will include introductions and learning. The topic for this day is “Sugar Blues” looking at the hidden sugars in our foods and the effect of sugars on us.  “Like heroin, cocaine and caffeine, sugar is an addictive, destructive drug, yet we consume it daily in everything from cigarettes to bread.” – William Duffy, author of Sugar Blues.

            Come join us as we begin this journey together to get healthy and balanced one step at a time. For more information, please contact Rev. Roger or Nan Kitaura (nankitaura@gmail.com). 

 

* A path to happiness and joy – taking the small steps leading to big changes. The barriers to change in our lives often feel too large to overcome. We try to overcome our habits and self-doubt in one big effort but when we fail, we only become discouraged.

                  The path to real change usually occurs in small steps, in an ebb and flow process and with encouragement from others.  Kaizen Living is about taking small steps towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. It is about discovering and learning about advances in health sciences. It is about encouraging one another to follow our own individual paths – picking each other up when we stumble and cheering one another as we progress.

The next Kaizen Living will meet on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:30 pm. The topic will be living a “balanced life” and will utilize the “Circle of Life Tool” to encourage us in our pursuit of a balanced lifestyle.

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Beginning Enneagram Class
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Enneagram Class

Interested in a basic beginner’s Enneagram class? In this one session, you will have a basic understanding of the structure of the Enneagram and the nine types. Come and join us for a fun learning experience!

For first time participants, a $25 donation is suggested. This donation helps cover basic costs.

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Tabemashou - "New Format"
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Tabemashou - "New Format"

Friday, June 28th at 6:30 and 7:00pm (see “New Format”) Tabemashou

Tabemashou is a bimonthly event series centering on food and cooking, and their relationships to identity, culture, and community. Tabemashou is a space to gather in fellowship and practice community care, through cooking and eating together. Food and foodways have historically been the site of violence, power, reclamation, survival, and identity formation; engaging with that and cooking together is a way of connecting to ourselves, our ancestors, and to one another.

On June 28th, we will be trying a new format. If you would like to help in the final preparations of the meal, come at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in the meal and conversation, please feel free to come at 7 pm. All are invited. Come join us for this engaging time.

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Healing Arts: "Weight of the World"
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Arts: "Weight of the World"

Monday, June 10th at 7:00pm Healing Arts: “Weight of the World”

Practice Qigong to warm up your shoulders - Greet the Sun spreading your arms wide, Reach for Heaven and Earth stretching your body upwards to heaven and downward toward earth. Share the easy massage techniques you learn. Then go home with the weight of the world lifted from your shoulders, head, and neck and feel refreshed.

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Reiki Jam
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Reiki Jam

Reiki, a primary component of CSL’s Healing Arts module, is loosely defined as “universal life energy.” (See “Healing Arts & Reiki”

Reiki Jam is an opportunity for those new to Reiki to experience it first hand.

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Paths of Integration/Disintegration for Personal Growth and Creativity
May
28
7:30 PM19:30

Paths of Integration/Disintegration for Personal Growth and Creativity

Clockwise motion around the Enneagram is very challenging for most of us. This challenge presents an opportunity for personal growth. In this session we will examine how our path of integration provides attainable solutions to emulate behaviors that most challenge us. Also, we will explore how the see-saw motion along the paths of integration and disintegration presents opportunities for creativity unique to each Enneagram type.

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Reiki Jam
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Reiki Jam

Reiki, a primary component of CSL’s Healing Arts module, is loosely defined as “universal life energy.” (See “Healing Arts & Reiki”

Reiki Jam is an opportunity for those new to Reiki to experience it first hand.

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Healing Arts: "From Ground Up
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Arts: "From Ground Up

Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm Healing Arts: “From the Ground Up”

Each class starts with Pal Dan Gum and Qigong exercises and meditation to center us and warm up for the work. This week we will introduce some foot facts, a few foot exercises, and an introduction to three essential oils. You'll put this all together when you experience a relaxing aromatherapy foot bath with a wonderful shoulder massage. Please bring a towel and dishpan (if you have one) and your feet.

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Lines and Wings
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

Lines and Wings

Each of us changes over time as do our behaviors. The Enneagram captures these dynamics using the concepts of paths of integration and disintegration (lines) and overlapping behaviors of neighboring types (wings.) In this workshop we deepen our understanding of the behavioral variations of each Enneagram type using lines and wings.

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Beginning Enneagram
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Enneagram

(NOTE THE EARLY START TIME.)

Back to basics. In the workshop we review the Enneagram fundamentals. This a great workshop to bring friends and family just becoming familiar with the Enneagram! The more the merrier, pros and novices alike! It is always fun and instructive to have all Enneagram types represented in the workshop.

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Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Science and Spirituality: “The Evolving UFO Phenomenon”

The Science and Spirituality module will take a reasonable and rational look at how the government response to the UFO phenomenon has changed over the last 40-50 years. Using footage of U.S. presidential interest in UFO’s, this session will suggest that our attitudes towards the idea of UFOs and alien presence continues to evolve.

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Tabemashou - First Session

Tabemashou is an event series, starting this month, centered around food and cooking, and their relationship to identity, culture, and community. Tabemashou is a space to gather in fellowship and practice, community care through cooking, eating and conversing together.

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Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Update on the "Search for Extraterrestrial Life"

Exploring Set/', Al and new theories regarding sentient life in the universe

We will be revisiting the topic of "Extraterrestrial Life". With every passing year and advances of technology, we gain a deeper sense that we are not alone in this universe. We will revisit this topic in light of new advances in science and new philosophic perspectives.

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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Transhumanism and Technology

From "The Incredibles" to super hero movies, the idea of "Transhumanism" has become an idea no longer just relegated to fantasy and fiction. As Dr. Michio Kaku says, "We will become the gods we once feared. We will be like Zeus and mentally control objects around us---" For many, these scenarios are fantastic and fearsome. For others, it is an opportunity to lives in ways previously limited by our physical human frailties. Join us for this futuristic conversation.

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Enneagram Subtypes and Wings
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram Subtypes and Wings

There is a great deal of variation in behavior between different people with the same Enneagram type. Two methods for understanding these variations are the Enneagram subtypes and the wings of each type.  In this session, we examine each type and the variations as described by these two methods.  Also, we will look for any overlap in these two systems.

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Enneagram and the 7 Deadly Sins
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and the 7 Deadly Sins

In this session, we will explore the 7 Deadly Sins and their overlap with the 9 Enneagram types while asking the questions, is there a particular Enneagram type more susceptible to each Deadly Sin?  And, if so, why are there only 7 Deadly Sins instead of 9?  

Join us for a fascinating discussion looking at the similarities and differences between the 2 systems.

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Aug
28
7:30 PM19:30

The New Alchemy Part 2: Applications of Nano Technology

We continue our learning about NanoTechnology as we explore the applications of this new science. From medicine, electronics, food, fuel cells, solar cells, space flight, clean water, chemical sensor and much more-- Nanotechnology has the potential to be a game changer in all of these areas. Many of these advances are already here or just around the corner. Come join us as we step into our future!

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