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Announcing Dzogchen Winter Retreat 2007

The Dzogchen Lineage is pleased to announce that registration is officially open for Dzogchen Winter Retreat during the Christmas/New Year Holiday.

The Winter Retreat will be held again at Camp Stevens in Julian, California, a beautiful mountain town located in San Diego County.

Click here for more info.

 

2007 Buddha Calendars
 

San Antonio Buddhists

The San Antonio Buddhist Meetup group will be meeting again in October at a new location. For more information, please visit their website: buddhism.meetup.com/455/

 

 
 
 

The Spiritual Path

Dear Friends:

Sometimes our spiritual path takes us in different and unexpected directions. A few years ago, I was comfortably living in Dallas, Texas, when my intuition spoke loud and clear to me. My inner guide said, "You need to move to Houston within the next two months." The message was so strong that I decided to do some research and seriously think about this opportunity.

I posted my resume on Monster and I was quickly contacted by a recruiter from NASA. I flew to Houston, interviewed for the job, and got an apartment - all in one day. I moved to Houston within the two month period, and thanks to this move I met my wife. If I had not moved to Houston, we would have never met.

A few years later, we had a wonderful child. This child is what Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., describes as a "Crystal Child" - a child filled with light and love. Doreen's book is my recommendation for this month. This book is a fascinating look at a new generation of children born between 1999 and 2003. According to Doreen, these children are highly telepathic and will bring a new level of spiritual teachings into the world. It will be very interesting to see what happens to with children over the next twenty years.

The Inspirational Corner - The Sun and the Wind

Years ago, when I was a young boy, my father told me a story about the sun and the wind.

One day the sun and the wind were arguing about who was the strongest. The wind said, “I’ll prove I am. See the old man wearing a coat; I can get that coat off of him quicker than you can.”

So the sun went behind the clouds, and the wind blew until it was almost a tornado. But the harder he blew, the harder the old man hanged on to his coat. Finally, the wind calmed down and gave up.

Then, the sun came out from behind the clouds, and smiled kindly on the old man. The old man smiled back and took off his coat. The sun told the wind that gentleness and friendliness were always stronger than fury and force.

Always remember that kindness, a friendly approach, and appreciation, can make people change their minds more readily than all the bluster and storming in the world. As Lincoln once said, “A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of vinegar.”

Book Review - Crystal Children

Crystal Children reflect the new generation that has come to the Earth plane after the Indigo Children. They are approximately ages 0 through 5, although some members of the first wave of Crystal Children are as old as 7. These children are like Indigos—highly psychic and sensitive—but without the dark edge and the anger energy. The term Crystal Children is already taking hold worldwide, and people everywhere are talking about these special kids. Since Doreen is the only researcher who is publicly giving speeches on the subject, her audiences have been asking her for a book on the topic. It’s a natural sequel to her book The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children.

As babies, Crystal Children may take longer than normal to begin talking. They are highly telepathic, and their tuned-in mothers communicate with them nonverbally. Because they’re so sensitive, the Crystal Children babies may fuss and cry a lot in crowded places. They’re also very fond of nature. Doreen once watched one Crystal Child walk from tree to tree, giving each one a big hug.

Crystal Children are beautiful inside and out, like magnificent little high-priests and priestesses. One look in their eyes, and you’ll recognize Divine love and wisdom. Their auras are bright, radiant, and opalescent—they seem to glow from the inside! They talk about past lives, distant galaxies, and profound insights concerning peace and love. Most Crystal Children’s parents are aware that their kids are special, and they’re thrilled to be parenting such delightful children.

The book includes many interviews with Crystal Children, their parents, and teachers. It discusses parenting and teaching methods that are essential to keeping these children happy and healthy, and how to avoid pitfalls that could spoil their special gifts.

Music Reviews - The Sound of Peace and Possible Dreams

THE SOUND OF PEACE is an appropriate title for this gentle, relaxing, contemporary instrumental recording of acoustic piano music with a light synthesizer backing (often the sounds of strings, but occasionally other instruments as well). Combining some tightly-composed pieces with others that are highly improvisational over a loose structure, the music reflects Fluker's classical training with hints of his extensive work in R&B (Brenda Russell, Regina Bell), gospel (Mavis Staples, The Earl Nelson Singers) and smooth jazz (saxophonist Michael Lington). Primarily John has worked extensively with legendary singer Gladys Knight over the past decade-and-a-half and for several years served not only as her piano accompanist, but also as her musical director (and appeared on two of her albums). In addition, THE SOUND OF PEACE held the #1 position on two consecutive national New Age Reporter Top 100 radio airplay charts.

Elise Lebec's new CD, POSSIBLE DREAMS, features original solo piano compositions that blaze new paths in this genre. Her music is inspired by peace, dreams, Mother Earth, love, evolving spirituality, angels, children, compassion, nurturing energy. Her original piano style mixes hauntingly-beautiful melody lines with tempo changes and stunning dynamics to create an absolutely unique sound. Pianist Elise Lebec hopes that when people hear her music, it helps them to dream about a better world and then encourages them to make those dreams come true. "Dreaming is one of the best of all human traits," Elise says, because it is much easier to attain a goal if you have already visualized it. What do you want your life to be like? What type of world do you want to live in? After you answer those questions, it's logical to try to figure out how to make it happen. I hope that while people are listening to my music, they will think of new ideas and new ways of doing things. They might work toward large goals like peace for our planet or simply try to make their own life happier. Anything positive we add to this world makes it a better place for all of us.

Excerpts from the Book "Insights" by Rama Dr. Frederick Lenz

Freedom

Freedom is the ability to dream:
To be able to roam endlessly through
The multifaceted mind of eternity.

Beyond this thin surface of existence
That we call life, is perennial awareness:
A field of both light and dark dreams.

Think it over.
Beyond this moment are all
Other possible moments,
Existing forever like dark stars in
A white night sky.
There is no beginning or ending to any of this,
It all goes on, as do we, forever.

Freedom is the ability to dream new dreams,
As you roam happily through the mind of God;
Your current self is one of those dreams,
As are all of your experiences in each new life.

To free your mind from the dreams of self
And explore enlightened levels of
Perception is to practice yoga;
All that is required is a yen to travel
Through that hidden country that we call nirvana.

 
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