Monthly Archives: July 2011

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3rd August
Vinayaka Shri Ganesh Chaturthi
Day of Ganesh
Ganesh – removing obstacles

To promote freedom from obstacles
To increase wealth
Promoting good fortune
To promote removal of big problems
To promote removal of
psychological fear
For gaining knowledge

4th August
Kalki Jayanti
Day of Vishnu
Helping to purify and balance life to enhance spiritual and material progress

To promote spiritual progress
To promote evolution in life

4th August
Naga Panchami
Day of Adi Shesha
Helping to strengthen the basis for success in one’s activities

Improvement of health
To promote faster recovery from illness
To promote overall progress
To promote evolution in life
To increase chances for getting children

8th August
Shravan Somavar
Day of Shiva
Shiva – promoting progress of life

To promote overall progress
To promote removal of big problems
Removal of resistances and troubles for
happiness and health in life and promotion of positive support

9th August
Putrada Ekadashi
Day of Vishnu
Helping to improve the chance
of having children

To increase chances for getting children
Promotion of healthy growth of children, elimination of obstacles for all-around development of the childs’ genius
To promote spiritual progress
To promote inner and outer fulfillment

11th August
Day of Shiva
Shiva – spiritual
and material progress

Removal of resistances and troubles for happiness and health in life and promotion of positive support

13th August
Raksha Bandhan Purnima
Day of Vishnu
Helping to bring faster progress and more prosperity through the support of those who are near and dear

To increase harmony in married life
To improve relationships
To promote prosperity and fulfilment

17th August
Sankashti Haran Shri Ganesh Chaturthi
Day of Ganesh
Ganesh – remover of great problems

To promote freedom from obstacles
To promote removal of big problems
To promote removal of psychological fear
For gaining knowledge
To increase harmony in married life
Promoting good fortune
To increase wealth
19th August
Hala Shashti
Day of Surya
Promoting health and a perfectly
functioning physiology

To promote removal of skin disease; improvement of general health
Improvement of health

25th August
Jaya Ekadashi
Day of Vishnu
‘Jaya’ means ‘being victorious’

To promote overall progress
Support in court case
To promote spiritual progress
To promote evolution in life
21st August 2011
Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Birthday of Krishna
Day of Krishna to enliven skill in action

To promote freedom from obstacles
To promote spiritual progress
To promote fullness of life
To improve relationships
To promote evolution in life; removing obstacles to progress
To promote fulfillment of desires
Removal of resistances and troubles for happiness and health in life and promotion of positive support
For promoting peace of mind
To promote removal of psychological fear
To promote removal of big problems
26th August
Day of Shiva
Shiva – spiritual
and material progress

Removal of resistances and troubles for happiness and health in life and promotion of positive support

27th August
Monthly Shivaratri
Day of Shiva
Shiva – promoting progress of life

To promote overall progress
Removal of resistances and troubles for happiness and health in life and promotion of positive support

27th August
Aghor Chaturdashi
Day of Shiva
Overcoming frightening events in one’s life

To promote removal of
psychological fear
To improve physical and mental energy
31st August
Haritalika Vratam
Day of Mother Divine
promoting the well-being of the husband. (The following Yagya purposes are for ladies only.)

To increase chances for getting a good spouse
To increase harmony in married life
Improvement of general health

Annette Knopp Satsang and teachings schedule can be found on

Annette Knopp joined as an Associate Pastor the Fellowship of the Heart (founded by Advaita teacher Pamela Wilson), and settled in the Hudson River Valley. Annette is a faculty member of the Omega Institute in NY, certified Yoga teacher (RYT), and facilitates “The Free Heart” in the US, Central America and Europe. She is featured in Rita Marie Robinson’s book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom: The Feminine Face of Awakening.

Originally from Germany, Annette studied and worked as an interpreter in Spain, before following her calling to explore the deeper essence of life. She lived in India, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, studying contemplative Eastern traditions and modern Western approaches. Annette’s background includes the Non-Dual Inquiry of Advaita Vedanta, Tibetan Bon, and various Western integrative modalities (such as Focusing by E. Gendlin).

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Green Vancouver

July 28, 2011

New form of public transport 🙂

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Sir Ken Robinson: Educating the Heart and Mind
Date: Thursday, August 25. Time: 6:45 – 8:30 pm
Reception and Booksigning
8:30 – 9:30 pm

Doors Open: 5:45 pm
Venue: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Address: 601 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir

Noted British educational expert Sir Ken Robinson argues that “in any list of what it means to be human, empathy, intuition, imagination and compassion would surely be at or near the top. Yet, many systems of education pay little or no attention to cultivating these vital qualities. Instead, they promote a narrow view of academic ability and impersonal principles of standardization and conformity. We pay a high price for the exile of feeling in education. Emotional, social intelligence and inner well-being, as well as academic excellence, should be carefully cultivated. For the future, it’s vital to rethink the dynamic relationships between heart and mind within human consciousness and their essential place in the education of all our students.”

Following his powerful presentation Sir Ken Robinson will join developmental psychologist Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, and moderator Maria LeRose, for an engaging discussion about social and emotional learning and creativity, and how educating the mind must be balanced with educating the heart. Dr. Schonert-Reichl has been conducting research in the area of the child and adolescent social-emotional development for over 20 years. LeRose is an award winning television producer who has moderated panels featuring the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev and, most recently, Daniel Siegel.
About Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries.

He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.

For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Arts and Design, the Open University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.

His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009) is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. His latest book is a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Capstone/Wiley). Sir Ken was born in Liverpool, UK, as one of seven children. He is married to Therese (Lady) Robinson. They have two children, James and Kate, and now live in Los Angeles, California.

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What matters is not the isolated entity, but the space between things, the relationship of things — The Bond. Starting July 25, there will be 5 classes providing proven processes from science and spirituality for you to discover a new life. Then on August 1, we have invited the best-known names in the human potential movement to offer you new insights on how to apply the ideas presented in the teleclass and summit to your life and communities. We will also explore The Fairness Campaign through these remarkable speakers.

Life certainly doesn’t feel too fair right now. Bankers have paid themselves record bonuses while the recession they helped to create has caused vast numbers to lose their jobs, their savings – even their homes. The Fairness Campaign Summit is being launched this week to put that good old-fashion virtue right back into the center of our lives and communities, and change the planet in the process.

You ticket into this program is simply purchasing The Bond book and including your receipt number in your registration, and you can listen to the teleclass and summit (valued at over $699) absolutely free.

This is the summit schedule:

A new model of Love and Happiness:
Marci Shimoff and Howard Martin

Redefining Ourselves:
Arjuna Ardagh

Promoting Peace:
James O’Dea and Don Beck

Bobbi De Porter & Lisa Nicholas:

Unlocking our full potential
Paul Scheele & Hale Dwoskin

Gay and Katie Hendricks and Arielle Ford

Time-heavy: Why we compete, rather than connect
Bryan Hubbard

Fairness and our passion
Janet Attwood

Women and evolution
Katherine Woodward Thomas

AUGUST 8: Marianne Williamson

AUGUST 9: Michael Beckwith and Eric Pearl

A new model of company structure
AUGUST 10: Jack Canfield

Fairness and the economy
AUGUST 11: Stephen Covey

Fairness between businesses
AUGUST 12: Ivan Misner

Our future evolution:
Barbara Marx Hubbard

Fairness and our country
Jean Houston

Please visit: for more information.

Positive 2012 is the forthcoming 3rd Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference, to be hosted by the Australian Institute for Business WellBeing (AIBWB), Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. The overall theme of the conference is “Spotlight on the Future” and will be organised around four themes (or “beams”) – positive health, positive organisations, positive education and positive policy.

Positive2012 is a conference not to be missed. A unique conference, starting with optional pre-conference workshops looking over Circular Quay near Sydney Harbour, followed by an opportunity to participate in the Good Mood Safari in Wollongong, the most novel positive psychology outdoor tourist experience you will ever experience. Or for later starters you can attend the free Emerging Researchers Symposium at the Wollongong site of the Sydney Business School. On Friday evening the conference officially opens looking over the beautiful North Wollongong beach from Novotel Northbeach. Saturday’s proceedings will combine the best set of speakers on positive psychology and wellbeing ever assembled in Australia in one place across four “beams” to help us spotlight the future of positive psychology and wellbeing:

Positive Health
Positive Organisation
Positive Policy
Positive Education

The conference dinner with mystery entertainment will be included in the conference price to ensure a rich experience. Sunday will continue the quality presentations around the four beams.

The spotlight will focus on new ideas and future ideas with a deliberate effort to break from material that people may already have seen at positive psychology and wellbeing conferences. Following registration participants will be invited to give specific recommendations and questions to keynote speakers, so they can tailor responsive presentations for your satisfaction.

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Reductionism means:
– an approach to understanding the nature of complex things by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things or – a philosophical position that a complex system is nothing but the sum of its parts, and that an account of it can be reduced to accounts of individual constituents.

Philosophers of the Enlightenment worked to insulate human free will from reductionism. Descartes separated the material world of mechanical necessity from the world of mental free will. German philosophers introduced the concept of the “noumenal” realm that is not governed by the deterministic laws of “phenomenal” nature, where every event is completely determined by chains of causality. The most influential formulation was by Immanuel Kant, who distinguished between the causal deterministic framework the mind imposes on the world—the phenomenal realm—and the world as it exists for itself, the noumenal realm, which included free will. To insulate theology from reductionism, 19th century post-Enlightenment German theologians moved in a new direction, led by Friedrich Schleiermacher and Albrecht Ritschl. They took the Romantic approach of rooting religion in the inner world of the human spirit, so that it is a person’s feeling or sensibility about spiritual matters that comprises religion.

Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference ( is a major international conference to be held in Wellington, New Zealand in June-July 2012. The purpose of the conference is to bring together policymakers and world experts to discuss the application of wellbeing research to policymaking at all levels of government.

With rising academic, public and political interest in wellbeing, more and more government officials are considering using wellbeing research to inform their policy decisions. This conference will promote interdisciplinary dialogue on how wellbeing research might best be applied to policymaking. Several interrelated issues will be addressed:

* Defining wellbeing for policymaking
* Measuring wellbeing for policymaking
* Assessing the relative significance of subjective and objective measures of wellbeing for policymaking
* Example policies that are likely to improve wellbeing

Wellbeing for Public Policy will be hosted by the International Journal of Wellbeing in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington and the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Yes, we have all heard of this before, chop wood, carry water – enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.

This statement is so very true: the details in play prior to finding ones Self in the Realized State of Being (or Enlightenment in its full meaning) continue to be in play once Realization has occurred.

It appears to me, that there is this collective idea that once Enlightenment has occurred, the human being has been transended – as if all of the less wanted situations of the human existence disappear.

What has been transended is the identification with the human being and all of the details in play. That the details continue to play is true and real – a person does not stop being human: the body continues to exist; the mind is part of it all; the soul is felt when it is.

Of course everything becomes much more light and easy, so when a crunchy bit of life might be occurring, the person is able to be with it all in a new way: being with the details; responding as best as possible in each moment, yet not identified with the details; recognizing that these details that are in play will come and go and not to take them too seriously.

Pain still occurs. This is different from suffering which feels like a person is being punished perhaps or as if they can’t ‘get it right’ and so therefore judge themself and the details as ‘not ok’ and attempt to get rid of them.

From the Realized State of Being perspective, they are seen as ‘ok’, known as ‘ok’ – that it is just a matter of being with this play of details until it is complete and the next play of happenings arrive into the moment. Life becomes a being with the details as they rise and fall away in each moment…which is a much more easy way to be with it all, rather than attempting to stop what is happening because it is deemed as not right, not ok, or simply: wrong -this is the suffering: fighting What Is.

Come and join with us in Satsang with Canela this coming Monday evening in North Vancouver to play with letting go of resistance to the details in your life by opening to them directly, exploring them and perhaps even experiencing how they might just be Love itself Loving you.

The original post was published on Canela Michelle Meyers’s blog:

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