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Summer Solstice Weekend Art Events

June 17, 2010 By: admin Category: Sacred Art


If you will be in northwestern Oregon this weekend join sacred artist and Touchstones contributor Mara Berendt Friedman at the Rose Spring Center for the Healing Arts in Hillsboro for Passion!!!Flower Sacred Art Playshop on Saturday June 19th.

Bring family and friends for a shared potluck dinner, guided meditation and drumming. A collection of Mara’s paintings and drawings celebrating the Beauty of Woman can also be seen on display at Rose Spring Center from Saturday June 19th through August 31st. For more details visit

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This year marks Cerro Pedernal Heritage Association’s 3rd annual Arts Tour.

If you are in New Mexico head over this weekend to support the work of local traditional and contemporary New Mexico artists including Touchstones contributor Jan West. Directions and more details about the event are available at

Jan took the photograph at right while sitting before dawn in Ghost House where Georgia O’Keeffe lived during her first year in New Mexico.  O’Keefe continued to live in near by Abiquiu, New Mexico and in her second house on the Ghost Ranch property, until she had to move to Santa Fe near the end of her life.

A fun story Jan tells about this photograph: I befriended a dear and spectacular story teller named Tio Manzanarez.  Tio was Georgia O’keeffe’s personal assistant for about 13 years starting at age 13.  I sent him this image as a greeting card last summer and without blinking an eye, he said, “Ansel Adams used to play the piano for Miss O’keeffe in that room.”

Chakra Mandala Virtual Workshop with Julia Weaver

June 09, 2010 By: admin Category: Sacred Art


Illuminate and Embody our Vows through Sacred Mandala Art – a worldwide invitation for new and experienced mandala students.

You are invited to two 6-session intensives facilitated by Julia Weaver, MFT, BA. This will be an ecstatic, embodied experience not an ‘art class’ yet, be willing to amaze yourself with your own creative potential in a co-created experience of self-investigation and art.

We’ll share six sessions, meeting every other week via teleconference so each participant can work from home. Participants will receive handouts for each chakra which include questions to support your investigation and art, inspirational exercises and quotes, plus meditations and practices.

Each class will be an energizing, interactive process including movement, chants, meditations, Sufi practices and more. Sessions are scheduled for Mondays:  9-11am PST ( the first 2 meetings will be consecutive weeks then bi-weekly) beginning June 21 and concluding August 30. Sessions will be recorded so if you miss a call you can still fully participate! For more information contact Julia at

Living Spiritual Depth with Miranda Macpherson

May 15, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Teachers, Teachings


June 20-25th join Miranda Macpherson at Esalen Institute for Living Spiritual Depth.

This is Miranda’s most extensive retreat of 2010 and takes place in a beautiful natural environment on the ocean cliffs of the California coast where redwood trees and healing hot springs meet the sea.

As a retreat participant you will join in spiritual community and receive support and guidance in diving beyond habits of suffering to access more of the peace and freedom within. We will also discover how to allow our realizations to take deeper root in our daily life.

Miranda teaches and transmits embodied Self-Inquiry, powerful meditations and devotional practices in a style that is profoundly allowing and real. Additionally, she will share her methods for ongoing practice to support deeper liberation and more substantial access to Grace.

For bookings and further details email or visit

Yoga with Sherri Baptiste in Ireland

May 04, 2010 By: admin Category: Teachers, Yoga


June 18-26 join Sherri Baptiste and India Supera on a pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

This Celtic Journey will be an amazing experience and balm for the soul, a tour interwoven with wisdom, compassion and Joy in the Journey.

This ancient land carries an inspirational richness of tradition that will enrich and deepen your own personal journey.

Awakening Love and Wisdom

April 27, 2010 By: admin Category: Teachers, Teachings


You are invited to join an ongoing spiritual community that is dedicated to opening into direct experience of The Sacred and living everyday life from greater spiritual depth.

In a tangible atmosphere of unconditional love and presence,  author and spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson works experientially, inviting participants to bring their deepest questions and concerns as the gate-way into our true nature. She teaches and transmits a unique form of embodied Self-Inquiry, powerful meditations and devotional practices, guiding us in an authentic spiritual life, so we can discover the means to liberate ourselves from the patterns that shape our lives.

Meetings will be in downtown Mill Valley, California on Tuesday evenings from 7:15-9pm on the following dates: May 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 15, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 2, 10, 17. The cost is $20 per session or $200 for all 12 sessions.

For more information or directions please email

Sherri Baptiste Talks Health & Fitness

April 27, 2010 By: admin Category: Teachers, Teachings, Yoga


Sherri Baptiste- Baptiste Power of Yoga on ABC’s KGO Radio (810am) this Saturday!

This Saturday hear renowned yoga teacher and Touchstones resource Sherri Baptiste speak on health, fitness and yoga with Joanie Greggain on San Francisco’s Channel 810 AM. You can also tune in live at  Catch Joanie’s show 8–10 AM Pacific time – Sherri is scheduled at 9.30. If you can’t make the live program an Mp3 will be available to download to listen later on your computer or iPod.

Mark your calendar! Saturday, May 1, 2010 · 9:30–10:00 AM.

Art City Austin

April 19, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Sacred Art


Will you be in Austin TX this weekend? If so be sure to visit Art City Austin 2010 where Touchstones artist Mickie Bellah will be one of many exhibiting artists. Art City Austin is the largest juried art show in this creative, capital city and attracts over 25,000 visitors each year. The annual show benefits local art museums.

Below are details from Art Alliance Austin’s website:

Celebrating 60 years, [Art City Austin, a] temporary art utopia is set in downtown Austin’s 2ND Street District, where urban, green, civic and cultural environments intersect and play host to the 2-day Austin-style celebration of art. 190 juried artists, site-specific art installations, local live music and good eats, a kid’s block with interactive art projects and so much more. Join us. Together we make art happen.

Hours: Saturday, 10am to 6pm & Sunday, 11am to 6pm

Location and Entrances: Cesar Chavez Street from Colorado Street to just east of Lamar Boulevard, including the 1st Street Bridge. Enter at either Cesar Chavez & Guadalupe, Cesar Chavez & Colorado, Cesar Chavez & Lamar, or South 1st Street at the Bridge. See Map.

Admission: Adults $8, Children 12 and under are FREE, and art activities are $1 per activity.


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