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04 Jun

Letting Go & Moving On (Meditation Retreat) by Dr. Veena Kapoor

04/06/2016 10:00 - 16:00

Explore the inner powers that are source of our well-being. Through experiential and interactive exercises - Learn techniques to free the mind from dwelling on the past, Identify barriers that hold you back from letting go, Experience healing and nurture yourself with meditation and Increase your confidence in dealing with relationships.

Facilitator: Dr. Veena Kapoor, MSW, Ed. D. has been practising and teaching meditation for over two decades. She conducts workshops and facilitates retreats on topics related to personal growth and spiritual enrichment. Professionally, she has extensive experience counselling families raising children with developmental disabilities and chronic illness. She is a retired professor of Social Work and Women's Studies at California State University, Fresno.

Open to all including new and experienced meditation practitioners. Free of charge. Contributions welcome.

"Deep healing and enduring change involves the whole person, body, mind, heart, soul and presence rather than rigid therapeutic strategies." - Dr. V. Kapoor

401 Baker Street (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA

18 Jun

International Yoga Day Celebration

18/06/2016 09:00 - 12:00

Celebrate the UN International Day of Yoga with several Bay Area yoga organizations coming together in San Francisco's beautiful Golden Gate Park - County Fair Building.

Golden Gate Park - County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave
San Francisco

22 Jun

Evening with a Yogi (Special Event with renowned rajayogi Bro. Atam Prakash)

22/06/2016 18:30 - 20:30

An evening dedicated for a heart-felt learning from the journey of a long-time yogi.

* Explore richness of silence    * Understand depths of meditation   * Renew connection with the Divine   * Experience coming back home to inner joy

Guest Speaker: Bro. Atam Prakash is one of the main teachers of Rajayoga meditation at the world headquarters of Brahma Kumaris organization, Mt. Abu (India). He has been a Rajayogi for more than four decades. He is invited globally to give deep meditation experiences through retreats and workshops. His personal experiences, realizations, clarity of spiritual knowledge and spirit of dedication have inspired many to lead a life of purpose and joy. His name means "Light of the soul".

Open to all including new and experienced meditation practitioners. Free of charge. Contributions welcome.

Parking: 1. Park in driveway (Hayes St.)  on first-come-first-served basis. 2. Use coupon code 401 for discounted parking at DMV (Entry from Broderick St.).

401 Baker Street (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA

26 Jun

Sevathon 2016

26/06/2016 08:30 - 14:30

Sevathon is the walkathon that aims to set a standard as the largest social and service platform of its kind. It recognizes, supports, and nurtures a spirit of giving by empowering individuals of diverse backgrounds to unite and strengthen their communities.

Walkers, runners, non-profits, sponsors, family members and friends are all part of the Sevathon family, as they enable each non-profit organization partner to deliver its message and further its cause.

Participate and strengthen the spirit of service.

For details, visit

Arena Green East at 349 W. St. John Street
San Jose

30 Jul

Musical Performance: Songs of my Soul

30/07/2016 17:30 - 19:30

Be moved by song and story to lift the spirit

A musical performance to deepen the experience of our true nature with story, wisdom and song. Combining the wisdom of ancient Raja Yoga meditation and one’s love of music, she will melt your hearts and move your soul to dance with the Divine.  Elizabeth has a way of making a song come to life in a deep and moving way to uncover the heart and soul of the human experience in such a manner that is relevant to our times. Through story she will bring humor and insights, with teachings she will open the mind and her songs will lift the spirit.

Artist & Presenter: Sis. Elizabeth Padilla is a Rajayoga meditation teacher, a talented singer and Program Director at Anubhuti Retreat Center. She has been a Raja Yoga Meditation practitioner since 1985. She has facilitated many seminars, workshops and value based programs. As a singer and an accomplished performing artist she touches hearts and souls through her work.

401 Baker Street (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA

31 Jul

Fun-n-Learn Summer Camp for Children (Age: 6-10 years)

31/07/2016 09:00 - 16:00

A valuable education for children to learn about Peace, Happiness, Love, Respect, and Conflict-Resolution through arts and crafts, singing, dancing, co-operative games, reflection exercises and meditation for children. (Activities based on Living Values Educational Program (LVEP)). Age group 6 - 10 years. Must be accompanied by parents.

Facilitator: Kyoko Kimura, MA is a San Francisco Unified School District music teacher and has been conducting children’s camps for eight years. She is trained by Diane Tillman, primary author of the award-winning Living Values Series.

Flier          Registration required.           For info, email:

Event is free of charge. Voluntary contributions are accepted.

401 Baker Street (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA

17 Sep

Peace in the Park

17/09/2016 11:00 - 18:00

A rejuvenating day of peaceful and fun activities for all ages and backgrounds.
* World Music and Dances      * Arts and Crafts Workshops      * QiGong      * Meditation
* Talks      * Community Peace Projects      * Vegetarian Foods      * Yoga       * Kids’ Games


Golden Gate Park- Music Concourse Band Shell, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., CA, 94143
San Francisco

22 Oct

Diwali - Celebrating Festival of Lights

22/10/2016 17:30 - 19:30

The festival of Diwali envisions the dawn of the era of peace, happiness and prosperity.  Having cleared away the darkness within, we light up our homes, fill our hearts with joy, and invoke the breath of renewed faith, hope and determination. Join in the celebration of happiness and divine power.

Cultural Performances, Music, Spiritual Insights, Meditation, Vegetarian Dinner.

Note: Discounted Parking is available at DMV (1377 Fell Street) for coupon code "401".

401 Baker Street (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA

31 Dec

New Year's Eve Celebration

31/12/2016 - 01/01/2017 20:30 - 00:15

Ring out the old and ring in the new with Meditation, Games, Live Music, Refreshments, Words of Wisdom, "Letting go of the Old" Fire Ceremony.     

Tentative Program Schedule:

8:30 pm - Joyful Entertainment (with meditation interspersed)
10:20pm - Year that was, 2015 Slideshow
10:40pm - Words of Wisdom for New Year by Sister Chandru (Spiritual Director)
11:00pm - "Letting Go Of The Old" Sacred Fire Ceremony
11:30pm - Group Meditation to usher in New Year
12 - 12:30am - New Year's Midnight-Chocolate Cake Cutting, Greetings

FREE EVENT. Open to all. Registration Required. Prior meditation experience not necessary. Alcohol-free celebration. A kind request to remove footwear before entering the party hall.

PARKING: Discounted parking is available at DMV(Corner of Fell Street and Broderick Street) for coupon code "401". Enter from Broderick Street.

401 Baker Street (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA