Faith Factor | Worshipping and centering in Tahoe Truckee
Ryan Summerlin June 13, 2013
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Sacred Music at Center for Spiritual Living
Dr. Hari Haran is slated to perform sacred Indian music during the Center for Spiritual Living, Tahoe Truckee Sunday service, June 16, 10-11 a.m. All are welcome. After the service, 12:15-4:15 p.m., Dr. Haran will offer a Music Therapy Workshop and a Kirtan Concert for $25.
Also, on Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m., Dr. Haran will offer three, one-hour, Vedic astrology readings for $85 each. On Monday, June 17, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will offer six more readings. As there are limited time slots, pre-registration is required.
Dr. Haran began his training at the age of 7, and he travels worldwide presenting his spiritual expertise. He is chairman of the Indian music therapy research and development foundation and chairman of the Society for Music Education, Therapy and Research, in Pondicherry, India.
Dr. Haran presents a listening therapy program using special filtered classical music to improve ear and brain function. A link is established between the sounds we hear and our functioning in speech, learning, energy and stress.
This participatory workshop includes aspects of sounds, including Kirtan and chanting sessions, meditation, satsung and bhajan. Dr. Haran gives a brief healing sounds concert using the tambura.
Dr. Haran’s Vedic astrology readings require time, date and place of birth. Discussed are health, family, career, relationships, finance, etc., including ways to correct situations that are out of balance. Participants can record theirs sessions, if they wish, and each is given a pdf of their chart.
Founded in 1986, the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee is presently upstairs in the Tahoe City Marina building at 700 North Lake Blvd. It is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to discover an inner power that has the ability to transform their lives and make the world a better place. The focus of this loving community is in celebrating life and the unique preciousness of all beings. Call 530-581-5117 for information.
Chapel of Transfiguration welcomes all
In the summer of 1909, on land donated by the Bliss family and under the direction of Bishop Moreland of the Diocese of Sacramento, the Chapel of the Transfiguration rose to life from “stones dug out of the hillside” and massive cedar logs supporting a shake roof.
Please join them for an opening celebration in the outdoor chapel on Father’s Day, June 16. Setup begins at 8 a.m. and is serenaded by the Musical Peanut Gallery. Service is at 9 a.m. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and confections follow.
Chapel of Transfiguration / St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 855 West Lake Blvd., 530-583-4713, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stnicksepiscopal.org.
How do we become that rare, centered person?
At St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, Nev., www.TahoeEpiscopal.org), they are cultivating and sharing the practice of peaceful centering through several weekday offerings. Each group is led by a facilitator and freely open to you: whatever your faith background, whenever you are able to come, at no cost.
Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., you are welcome to join a study group that explores the essential meanings of “A Course in Miracles” through reading, discussion, and fellowship. This practice, which follows a text and lesson plan, is designed to bring each student more closely in tune with his or her spiritual nature. Each person moves through the course at an individual pace. The study group’s goal is to illuminate the material in such a way that you’ll receive the greatest benefit from your personal efforts.
Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., starting May 8, we invite you to join a facilitator in the Chapel for interfaith prayer and quieting practices. These time-honored techniques of breathing, centering, and listening to the still, small voice within allow you to simply experience God’s presence in a place of calm. And then to bring this spiritual awareness into your daily life. The first Wednesday of each month we offer a service for health and recovery with Communion, open to all.
Thursdays, 12:15-1 p.m., consider taking part in the beauty of an ancient practice called Lectio Divina. This method of prayer is based upon slow, contemplative reading — a way to hear how sacred texts from many traditions are speaking to our hearts today. By entering a space of silence and listening carefully, we receive fresh understandings from a deep source. What will you hear when you tune out the noise of the world? Come discover the power of peacefulness with us, within you.