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Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,
The Guerrila Gardener
Our friends at the Argonaut spotlight Sunshine Partnerships
and other urban farmers
Urgent Gardening: A Citizen Yogi's Call to Action
The Argonaut profiles Swami Omkarananda
A New Parkway Vision for Culver City
Transition Culver City members mobilize to produce a compelling film
about sustainable alternatives to wasteful grass parkways
Oneness Media Wins Best Healthy Cities Short Film Award
The New Urban Film Festival recognizes Stephon Litwinczuk's documentary
Inner Transition: Heart and Soul
We hear a lot about climate change/disruption from the climate scientists, environmental activists, futurologists, economists, and many other concerned groups and individuals. In our Heart and Soul groups, we discuss strategies for not allowing all this “bad” news to overwhelm us as we acknowledge that the “business as usual approach” is not an option.
But there may be some personal options that we haven't yet considered—from the world of yoga and spirituality!
Our presenter Swami Nityamuktananda is a scholar of many diverse disciplines: Theology, Education, Psychology, Philosophy and Art and Design. At the center of her studies as well as her teaching is always the subject of “Self-awareness.”
She has traveled extensively in Asia, where she became interested in Eastern Philosophy, meditation, and yoga. In 1997 she completed her Doctorate in Eco-Philosophy before becoming a swami in 2003.
In this workshop she will challenge us to reconsider our place and role as humans in Nature. Using the scenario of global warming, she will address several misconceptions:
• The need to accept that humans are not in charge; our ego must give up its aspiration of dominance;
• Fear and worry about a doomsday future cannot propel people into changing habits. On the contrary, it reinforces them and creates greed!
Nothing will change unless our minds change! What is this change needed? We need to see that we are not individual beings but that we are Nature itself.
She will introduce techniques and concepts from yoga and meditation that will help us to make these changes so that we are able to accept what is and live in such a way as not to harm self or others or indeed any facet of nature for “The Divine is in Everything.”
Community Hall of Holy Nativity Church, 6700 W. 83rd, Westchester 90045
Free event. You are encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to the LAX Food Pantry.