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Table of Contents
 
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Date
Speaker
Date
Speaker
10/8/2008
Yvonne Oswald
8/17/05
Adamson, Kate
10/1/2008
Barry Siegel
3/15/06
Allen, Jay
9/24/2008
Clinton Swaine
4/6/05
Armstrong, Alison
9/17/2008
Matt Jones
1/31/2007
Astin, John A., Ph.D.
9/10/2008
Donald G. Saari, Ph.D.
2/1/06
Ayala, Professor Francisco
8/27/2008
Phil Cousineau
6/21/06
Beath, Andrew
8/20/2008
Gahl Sassoon
8/24/05
Beck, , Don, Ph.D.
8/13/2008
Guy Finley
2/7/2007
Beck, Don, Ph.D.
8/6/2008
John Simmons
3/1/06
Beckwith, D.D., Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard
7/31/2008
Professor Erwin Chemerinsky
3/14/2007
Berkovitz, Arden, Ph.D.
7/23/2008
Jane Nelsen, Ph.D.
1/30/2008
Birkmayer, Uta
7/16/2008
Richard McKenzie, Ph.D.
3/8/06
Blake, Tom
7/9/2008
Dan Millman
6/23/04
Blood, Michele
6/25/2008
Elza S. Maalouf
2/22/06
Bolen, Jean Shinoda, M.D.
6/18/2008
Ronald T. Williams
11/28/2007
Booth, Father Leo
6/11/2008
Susan McNeal Velasquez
9/1/04
Booth, Father Leo
6/4/2008
Wayne Hart, Ph.D.
10/10/2007
Borysenko, Joan, Ph.D. & Dveirin, Gordon, Ed.D.
5/28/2008
Matthew J. Pallamary
3/21/2007
Bowden, Regina
5/21/2008
Niurka
6/6/2007
Brown, Michael
5/14/2008
Robert Forman, Ph.D.
12/14/05
Brutoco, Rinaldo
5/7/2008
Za Rinpoche
10/20/04
Bryant, Peter, Ph.D.
4/30/2008
Mark Even Furman
7/11/2007
Cagan, Andrea
4/23/2008
Andrea Kreuzhage
8/10/05
Campbell, Chellie
4/16/2008
Chuck Dreyer
12/13/06
Canfield, Jack
4/9/2008
Jack Miles, Ph.D.
12/8/04
Carter, Karen Rauch
4/2/2008
Stan Chambers
4/2/2008
Chambers, Stan
3/23/2008
Leonard Shlain, M.D.
7/31/2008
Chemerinsky, Professor Erwin
3/17/2008
J. Ruth Gendler
10/6/04
Clapp, Nicholas
3/12/2008
James Garrison, Ph.D.
9/22/04
Cogan, Jim
3/5/2008
Mark Patterson
11/1/06
Coleman, Michael
2/27/2008
Jerry Wennstrom
2/14/2007
Conway, Diane
2/20/2008
Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.
3/30/05
Conway, Diane
2/13/2008
Linda Drake
8/27/2008
Cousineau, Phil
2/6/2008
Brian McClure
11/2/05
Cousineau, Phil
1/30/2008
Uta Birkmayer
6/9/04
Cousineau, Phil
1/23/2008
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
11/17/04
Cousineau, Phil & Morris, R.B.
1/16/2008
Stewart L. Levine, Esq.
8/9/06
Crongeyer, Sven
1/9/2008
Robert Maurer, Ph.D.
7/12/06
Cross, Brook
12/12/2007
Richard Moss, M.D.
6/7/06
Cruttenden, Walter
12/5/2007
Cathryn Ramin Jakobson
9/27/06
De Angelis, Barbara
11/28/2007
Father Leo Booth
12/15/05
Dibble, David
11/21/2007
Kathe Schaaf
5/25/05
Doyle, Richard
11/14/2007
Leslie Kim
2/13/2008
Drake, Linda
11/7/2007
Michael J. Tamura
4/20/05
Dreamer, Oriah Mountain
10/31/2007
Mark Victor Hansen
4/16/2008
Dreyer, Chuck
10/24/2007
Robin Voss
4/18/2007
Dreyer, Chuck
10/17/2007
Sri Raniji
10/26/05
Duquette, Lon Milo
10/10/2007
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. & Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D.
5/9/2007
Eskenazi, Loren, M.D.
10/3/2007
Graham Hancock
11/16/05
Evans, Jodie
9/26/2007
Jan Phillips
6/16/04
Farrand, Thomas Ashley
9/19/2007
Ronald Baker Miller, M.D., F.A.C.P.
8/13/2008
Finley, Guy
9/12/2007
Vaishali
5/14/2008
Forman, Robert, Ph.D.
9/5/2007
Juliet Funt
11/9/05
Free, Wynn
8/29/2007
Pat Launer, Ph.D.
2/28/2007
Fritz, Boris
8/22/2007
Christine Stevens
9/5/2007
Funt, Juliet
8/15/2007
Eric Maisel
4/30/2008
Furman, Mark Evan
8/8/2007
Shaun Tomson
5/4/05
Gallagher, BJ
8/1/2007
Corporal Harold G. Scharfe
3/12/2008
Garrison, Ph.D.
7/25/2007
Diana von Welanetz Wentworth
6/28/06
Gaulden, Albert Clayton
7/18/2007
Peter Navarro, Ph.D.
3/17/2008
Gendler, J. Ruth
7/11/2007
Andrea Cagan
4/13/05
Gilman, Paul
6/27/2007
Susannah Ryder
7/28/04
Glass, Jay D., Ph.D.
6/20/2007
James L. McGaugh, Ph.D.
11/15/06
Goldberg, Philip, Ph.D.
6/13/2007
Greg Mooers
12/21/05
Goodgold, Elizabeth
6/6/2007
Michael Brown
9/15/04
Graham, John L. Ph.D.
5/30/2007
Art Kunkin
7/26/06
Gray, Dorothy Randall
5/23/2007
Jackie Speier&Jan Yanehiro
3/9/05
Grob, Charles S., M.D.
5/16/2007
Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D.
6/15/05
Gutierrez, Daniel
5/9/2007
Loren Eskenazi, M.D.
8/30/06
Haisch, Bernard, Ph.D.
5/2/2007
John Anthony West
8/25/04
Hammond, Lisa
4/25/2007
John Maxwell Taylor
10/3/2007
Hancock, Graham
4/18/2007
Chuck Dreyer
10/31/2007
Hansen, Mark Victor
4/11/2007
John Major Jenkins
1/18/06
Hansen, Mark Victor
4/4/2007
Jessica Kelly & Stephen Strout
9/29/04
Harris, Bud, Ph.D.
3/28/2007
Edward Tick, Ph.D.
6/4/2008
Hart, Wayne, Ph.D.
3/21/2007
Regina Bowden
8/31/05
Hauck, Louise
3/14/2007
Arden Berkovitz, Ph.D.
1/23/2008
Houston, Jean Ph.D.
3/7/2007
Judy Rosener, Ph.D.
1/24/2007
Houston, Jean Ph.D.
2/28/2007
Boris Fritz
1/25/06
Houston, Jean Ph.D.
2/21/2007
Gail Minogue
1/12/05
Houston, Jean Ph.D.
2/14/2007
Diane Conway
2/23/05
Hudson, Russ
2/7/2007
Don Beck, Ph.D.
11/8/06
Hunter, Jennifer
1/31/2007
John A. Astin, Ph.D.
12/5/2007
Jakobson, Cathryn Ramin
1/24/2007
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
4/11/2007
Jenkins, John Major
1/17/2007
Carmen Yuen
9/13/06
Johncock, Philip
1/10/2007
Adele Scheele, Ph.D.
9/17/2008
Jones, Matt
12/20/06
Andy Lo Russo
11/29/06
Judith, Anodea, Ph.D.
12/13/06
Jack Canfield
7/27/05
Kahn, Sanford
12/6/08
Martin Rutte
10/19/05
Karnazes, Dean
11/29/06
Anodea Judith, Ph.D.
5/11/05
Keirstead, Hans S., Ph.D.
11/22/06
Jesus Nebot
4/4/2007
Kelly, Jessica & Strout, Stephen
11/15/06
Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.
10/4/06
Kelly, Mary Olsen
11/8/06
Jennifer Hunter
10/18/06
Khamisa, Azim N.
11/1/06
Michael Coleman
11/14/2007
Kim, Leslie
10/18/06
Azim N. Khamisa
5/12/04
Kingma, Daphne Rose
10/11/06
James O’Dea
4/12/06
Kleinhert
10/4/06
Mary Olsen Kelly
3/16/05
Koven, Jean-Claude
9/27/06
Barbara De Angelis
4/23/2008
Kreuzhage, Andrea
9/20/06
Peter Reding
5/30/2007
Kunkin, Art
9/13/06
Philip Johncock
8/29/2007
Launer, Pat, Ph.D.
8/30/06
Bernard Haisch, Ph.D.
1/16/2008
Levine, Stewart L., Esq.
8/23/06
Francine Ward
4/26/06
Levoy, Gregg
8/16/06
Diana Von Welanetz Wentworth
11/10/04
Levoy, Gregg
8/9/06
Sven Crongeyer
12/20/06
Lo Russo, Andy
8/2/06
Steven S. Sadleir
2/15/06
Maalouf, Elza
7/26/06
Dorothy Randall Gray
6/25/2008
Maalouf, Elza
7/12/06
Brook Cross
8/3/05
Maddi, Dr. Salvatore
6/28/06
Albert Clayton Gaulden
8/15/2007
Maisel, Eric
6/21/06
Andrew Beath
1/19/05
Majer, Kenneth, Ph.D.
6/14/06
Patricia Sun
5/18/05
Mamas, Michael
6/7/06
Walter Cruttenden
6/22/05
Martin, Jeanne, Ph.D.
5/31/06
Judith Wright
4/19/06
Marx Hubbard, Barbara
5/17/06
Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker
4/5/06
Mastro, Michael & Robin
5/10/06
David Roth
1/9/2008
Maurer, Robert, Ph.D.
5/3/06
Michael Mendizza
6/29/05
Maurine, Camille
4/26/06
Gregg Levoy
2/6/2008
McClure, Brian
4/19/06
Barbara Marx Hubbard
6/20/2007
McGaugh, James L., Ph.D.
4/12/06
James Kleinhert
12/1/04
McGrane, Bernard, Ph.D.
4/5/06
Michael & Robin Mastro
7/16/2008
McKenzie, Richard, Ph.D.
3/22/06
Joel Roberts3/15/06
5/3/06
Mendizza, Michael
3/15/06
Jay Allen
4/14/04
Mendizza, Michael
3/8/06
Tom Blake
2/16/05
Metzner, Ralph, Ph.D.
3/1/06
Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, D.D.
4/9/2008
Miles, Jack, Ph.D.
2/22/06
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
9/19/2007
Miller, Ronald Baker, M.D., F.A.C.P.
2/15/06
Elza Maalouf
7/9/2008
Millman, Dan
2/1/06
Professor Francisco J. Ayala
2/21/2007
Minogue, Gail
1/25/06
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
6/13/2007
Mooers, Greg
1/18/06
Mark Victor Hansen
12/12/2007
Moss, M.D.
1/11/06
James & Salle Merrill Redfield
9/14/05
Mossanen, Dora Levy
12/21/05
Elizabeth Goodgold
6/8/05
Mulhall, Douglas
12/14/05
Rinaldo Brutoco
9/21/05
Nagler, Dr. Michael
11/30/05
Susanne M. Reyto
2/9/05
Nakamoto, Steve
11/23/05
Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.
7/18/2007
Navarro, Peter, Ph.D.
11/16/05
Jodie Evans
11/22/06
Nebot, Jesus
11/9/05
Wynn Free
7/23/2008
Nelsen, Jane, Ph.D.
11/2/05
Phil Cousineau
1/5/05
Nelson, Brian
10/26/05
Lon Milo Duquette
4/2/04
Nichols, Rick
10/19/05
Dean Karnazes
5/21/2008
Niurka
10/12/05
James O’Dea
10/11/06
O’Dea, James
10/5/05
Sondra Ray
10/12/05
O’Dea, James
9/28/05
Aqeela Sherrills
2/2/05
O’Malley, Mary
9/21/05
Dr. Michael Nagler
10/8/2008
Oswald, Yvonne
9/14/05
Dora Levy Mossanen
5/28/2008
Pallamary, Matthew J.
8/31/05
Louise Hauck
8/18/04
Pankhurst, Dr. Christian
8/24/05
Don Beck, Ph.D.
3/5/2008
Patterson, Mark
8/17/05
Kate Adamson
9/26/2007
Phillips, Jan
8/10/05
Chellie Campbell
7/21/04
Pontell, Henry, Ph.D.
8/3/05
Dr. Salvatore Maddi
10/17/2007
Raniji, Sri
7/27/05
Sanford Kahn
10/5/05
Ray, Sondra
6/29/05
Camille Maurine
1/11/06
Redfield, James & Salle Merrill
6/22/05
Jeanne Martin, Ph.D.
9/20/06
Reding, Peter
6/15/05
Daniel Gutierrez
1/26/05
Reynolds, Caroline
6/8/05
Douglas Mulhall
11/30/05
Reyto, Susanne M.
5/25/05
Richard Doyle
8/11/04
Richmond, Lewis
5/18/05
Michael Mamas
5/7/2008
Rinpoche, Za
5/11/05
Hans S. Keirstead, Ph.D.
3/22/06
Roberts, Joel
5/4/05
BJ Gallagher
3/7/2007
Rosener, Judy, Ph.D.
4/20/05
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
5/10/06
Roth, David
4/13/05
Paul Gilman
6/2/04
Rowland, Cynthia
4/6/05
Alison Armstrong
12/6/08
Rutte, Martin
3/30/05
Diane Conway
6/27/2007
Ryder, Susannah
3/23/05
Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
9/10/2008
Saari, Donald G., Ph.D.
3/16/05
Jean-Claude Koven
10/13/04
Sachs, Robert
3/9/05
Charles S. Grob, M.D.
8/2/06
Sadleir, Steven S.
2/23/05
Russ Hudson
8/20/2008
Sassoon, Gahl
2/16/05
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
11/21/2007
Schaaf, Kathe
2/9/05
Steve Nakamoto
8/1/2007
Scharfe, Corporal Harold G.
2/2/05
Mary O’Malley
1/10/2007
Scheele, Adele, Ph.D.
1/26/05
Caroline Reynolds
11/23/05
Schlitz, Marilyn, Ph.D.
1/19/05
Kenneth Majer, Ph.D.
9/28/05
Sherrills, Aqeela
1/12/05
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
3/23/2008
Shlain, Leonard, M.D.
1/5/05
Brian Nelson
10/1/2008
Siegel, Barry
12/22/04
Liz Wan
8/6/2008
Simmons, John
12/15/05
David Dibble
2/20/2008
Sorooshian, Soroosh, Ph.D.
12/8/04
Karen Rauch Carter
5/23/2007
Speier, Jackie & Yanehiro, Jan
12/1/04
Bernard McGrane, Ph.D.
6/30/04
Spiegelman, J. Marvin, Ph.D.
11/17/04
Phil Cousineau & R.B. Morris
8/22/2007
Stevens, Christine
11/10/04
Gregg Levoy
6/14/06
Sun, Patricia
11/3/04
Rama Vernon
9/24/2008
Swaine, Clinton
10/27/04
Jodi Walker
11/7/2007
Tamura, Michael J.
10/20/04
Peter Bryant, Ph.D.
4/25/2007
Taylor, John Maxwell
10/13/04
Robert Sachs
3/28/2007
Tick, Edward, Ph.D.
10/6/04
Nicholas Clapp
8/8/2007
Tomson, Shaun
9/29/04
Bud Harris, Ph.D.
5/16/2007
Twenge, Jean M., Ph.D.
9/22/04
Jim Cogan
9/12/2007
Vaishali
9/15/04
John L. Graham, Ph.D.
6/11/2008
Velasquez, Susan McNeal
9/1/04
Father Leo Booth
11/3/04
Vernon, Rama
8/25/04
Lisa Hammond
3/23/05
Virtue, Doreen, Ph.D.
8/18/04
Dr. Christian Pankhurst
10/24/2007
Voss, Robin
8/11/04
Lewis Richmond
10/27/04
Walker, Jodi
7/28/04
Jay D. Glass, Ph.D.
12/22/04
Wan, Liz
7/21/04
Henry Pontell, Ph.D.
8/23/06
Ward, Francine
6/30/04
J. Marvin Spiegelman, Ph.D.
2/27/2008
Wennstrom, Jerry
6/23/04
Michele Blood
7/25/2007
Wentworth, Diana von Welanetz
6/16/04
Thomas Ashley Farrand
8/16/06
Wentworth, Diana von Welanetz
6/9/04
Phil Cousineau
5/2/2007
West, John Anthony
6/2/04
Cynthia Rowland
5/17/06
Whittaker, Dr. Terry Cole
5/12/04
Daphne Rose Kingma
6/18/2008
Williams, Ronald T.
4/14/04
Michael Mendizza
5/31/06
Wright, Judith
4/2/04
Rick Nichols
1/17/2007
Yuen, Carmen
  
Date
Name
Description
12/17/08 Mikolosk, Vanda

"Enlighten Up"

Vanda Mikoloski is a Spiritual Quantum Comic who has read as many books as we have and reached a point of irreverent reverence. She will take us on a delightful romp down her twisted spiritual path as she explores the human predicament, inquires into the nature of being a human being, and opens the trap to expose all of life’s absurdity. She will question our point of view about our point of view and will expose the secret of the Great Masters: “They know that they are the Great Nothings/Everything. And that’s Something.” Come have some fun and get into the Holiday Spirit with Vanda by being reminded of the most important spiritual principle: Don’t take yourself too seriously.

12/10/08 Zoghir, Amir

"Stop Thinking, Start Living"

Amir Zoghi, philosopher, author, teacher, comes from Australia to awaken human excellence. The founder of “Be Free Events,” he offers a message to inspire people to know what they want to “live for,” to acknowledge that “seed of possibility” in each individual and to unleash the “driving power” that goes beyond a name and an assumed identity. People are imprisoned in thought as they endeavor to understand everything and to balance positive and negative, a balance that covers the eyes from truth. Thought generates fear, the need to control, the desire for security. Infinite power does not fear, does not need to control, is not insecure. Love opens us to the invisible and incredible.

12/03/08
 
Schiltz, Marilyn Ph.D.

 

"Living Deeply"

Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, shares the premise that behavior, attitudes, and ways of being in the world are changed in life-affirming and lasting ways only when our consciousness transforms and we commit to living deeply into the transformation. This is our challenge from Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, cultural anthropologist and clinical research scientist. She offers transformative paths to lead a richer, fuller life from a place of greater depth, touching others and contributing to the well-being of our community using our talents and authentic nature.

11/26/08 Chek, Paul

 

"The Last Four Doctors You Will Ever Need"

Paul Chek will teach you how to diagnose the real causes behind your health and wellness challenges, empowering you to heal and to improve. With his “walking his talk” dynamic presentation, he offers us practical application of the training he has given successful athletes and teams.   Founder of the C.H.E.K. Institute and Success Mastery Center in San Diego, Paul has produced 50 videos, 8 books, and 16 advanced level courses. His personal, professional and spiritual mastery systems address physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. For over twenty-five years, his unique holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of individuals worldwide. 

11/19/08

 

Renard, Gary

"Your Immortal Reality: Love Has Forgotten No One"

Gary Renard, keynote speaker at international A Course in Miracles conferences, author of the Disappearance of the Universe and Your Immortal Reality, is one of the world’s most radical, cutting-edge metaphysicians and spiritual teachers. These two books endorse the Course in Miracles teaching as illuminated through Renard’s contact with two Ascended Masters, Pursah and Arten, who reveal Advanced Forgiveness as the practical way to healing, inner peace and enlightenment. His new Love Has Forgotten No One: An Answer to Life, shares life-changing revelations about real love as perfect spirit: innocent, unflawed immortal, invulnerable, unconditional, and forever fearless.

11/12/08


Fritz, Boris

"Nanotechnology: Today's Tomorrow"
Boris Fritz, an aerospace engineer with Northrop Grumman with a quarter-century of experience, holder of three patents, founded the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Nanomanufacturing Technical Group.   He projects us into a future where virtual reality is real reality – programmable material used to build homes that can be “remodeled” at will with holodeck-like rooms where interiors can reshape themselves, furnished with volumetric pixels that conform to user’s needs – a bed at night - desk or kitchen table during the day. Molecular-sized machines will produce “respirocytes”that will allow us go without a fresh intake of oxygen for four hours. This will take your breath away!

11/05/08

Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya

"Charya Nritya: Temple Dance of Nepal"
Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya is a tantric Buddhist priest. He is a foremost master of Charya dance and a lineage holder who began his training in this dance meditation at age eight with his father. He has dedicated his life to his father’s vision of preserving and unveiling this hidden sacred art and is a veteran of several successful world tours. Charya Nritya, a Temple Dance of Nepal, celebrates dance as a spiritual discipline, a vehicle of bodily and spiritual transformation, and a scared opportunity for an audience to experience a vision of divine beauty. This dance passed down secretly as part of their monastic meditation, rituals, and celebration through centuries.

10/29/08

Twyman, James F.

"The Moses Code"
James F. Twyman is the best-selling author of ten books. He is also an internationally renowned “Peace Troubadour” who has the reputation for drawing millions of people together in prayer to positively influence crises throughout the world. He has been invited by leaders of countries such as Iraq, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia to perform The Peace Concert – often while conflicts raged in those areas; and he has performed at the United Nations, the Pentagon, and more. James is also the executive producer and co-writer of the feature film Indigo, and the director of Indigo Evolution and the documentary The Moses Code.

10/22/08

Lankford,
Susan Madden

"Women Doing Time"
Susan Madden Lankford, a photographer trained professionally at the Brooks Institute of Photography, is fascinated by habitats, spaces, and behavior. She initially found work in wildlife. Then in her quest for understanding the frail values of a society at risk, she found herself with willing subjects who led her on guided tours of the worst of the city streets, shelters and rescue missions to see life from the vantage point of the homeless and incarcerated.   Life stories of child abuse and neglect led her to follow their tales into jails. She documents the pain and suffering of our society’s castaways in her book, Maggots in my Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time, which she will share with us.

10/15/08

Vedro, Steven

"Digital Dharma - Finding the Metamorphosis of Spiritual Transformation in the Infosphere"
Steven Vedro is an expert advisor in planning and managing distance learning networks and digital media initiatives. His spiritual and personal journey includes 25 years of meditation, soul-directed advanced energy healing, transformational attunement, and Sufism. In Digital Dharma: Expanding Consciousness in the Age of the Infosphere, he discusses the spiritual truths and the “shadow work” encoded in our cell phone and texting mania, our love/hate relationship with television, and the impossibility of finding truth over the internet. In these same technologies are the core spiritual lessons of second-tier consciousness: the emergence of deep-seeing brought to us by digital compression.

10/8/08
Oswald, Yvonne
"Every Word Has Power"
Yvonne Oswald will convince us that the words we speak to ourselves generate 100 percent of the results we get in our life since our minds interpret and follow our instructions. She combines her knowledge of NLP and hypnotherapy to offer practical methods to filter unsupportive words and to “switch” from low-energy to high-energy words as we instruct our minds to construct our life. This pioneer in personal growth offers techniques to re-awaken and sharpen our attention to the win-win dialogue vital to success in work, health, and relationships and for manifesting dreams.
10/1/08
Siegel, Barry
 
"Claim of Privilege"
Barry Siegel, a Pulitzer Prize winning former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, directs the Literary Journalism Program at the University of California, Irvine, where he is a Professor of English. He is the author of six books, including three volumes of narrative nonfiction and three novels set in imaginary Chumash County on the central coast of California. His most recent book, Claim of Privilege, lays bare a government cover-up more than fifty years ago of the mysterious crash of a U.S. Air Force B-29 at the dawn of the cold war. He chronicles the causes and lasting consequences that resonate today – a Supreme Court case that reveals the perils of government secrecy.
9/24/08
Swaine, Clinton
 
"Play to Win"
Clinton Swaine, President and Founder of Frontier Trainings, travels the world teaching leadership, teamwork, finance, creativity, communication, relationships and resource management experientially through games and simulations. His “Play To Win” offers a series of powerful games created with a purpose and is themed through costumes and room changes to increase retention: “Pedal to the Metal,” “Merchants of Traedus,” and “Time N Motion.” All the skills in this course are designed to rapidly improve business and investments for the participants. Clinton quotes Plato: “You can learn more about a man in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” He will demonstrate how games can improve business and investment in an immersive learning environment from which success flows easily and automatically.
9/17/08
Jones, Matt
 
 
"Thrive in The Midst of Adversity"
Matt Jones, three-time cancer conqueror, author, and inspirational speaker, was diagnosed with cancer on Sept. 11, 2002 at the age of twenty-three. The cancer eventually spread to his brain, and he slipped into an unconscious state. His doctors did not think he would live. Miraculously, Matt recovered and went on to complete a 26-mile marathon after re-learning how to walk. He is the author of Going through Hell? Don’t Stop!,  Life’s a Marathon and 101 Timeless Truths.” From Matt’s story you will learn strategies to thrive in the midst of adversity, excel to new heights of performance, and increase your level of success and personal fulfillment.
9/10/08
Saari, Donald G.
 
 
“Chaotic Elections: A Mathematician Looks at Voting”
Donald G. Saari, distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics at the University of California, Irvine and the Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, has been widely quoted as an expert in voting methods and lottery odds. His research interests include the application of mathematics to the Social Sciences. In 1999, a conference on celestial mechanics was held at Northwestern in honor of his 60th birthday. He is also known for having some discussion with Theodore J. Kaczynski in 1978, prior to the mail bombings that led to Kaczynski’s 1996 arrest. He is the author of six books, including Decisions and Elections, Explaining the Unexpected.
8/27/08
Cousineau, Phil
 
"Nine Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination"
Phil Cousineau, the official spokesperson for the Joseph Campbell Foundation, reinforces Campbell’s injunction to “follow your bliss” in his most recent book, Stoking the Creative Fires. He brings us full circle through the creative process – Inspiration, Perspiration, and Realization – from the initial impulse to finding the time and tapping into the source, to focus, to be disciplined, and to deal with the fear of failure or the failure to rekindle one’s resources, and finally to making it real – doing it over and over again and keeping the fires alive. He will convince us that creativity is as natural as breathing. To create is to grow, which in turn makes us feel vitally alive.
8/20/08
Sassoon, Gahl
 
"Become a Cosmic Navigator - Using Astrology and Kabbalah to Create Your Own Destiny"
Gahl Sassoon’s charisma and extraordinary fluency in historical, religious and mythological issues grant him the ability to offer fresh and enlightening expert opinion on the wars, politics, religious conflicts and technological developments ongoing in the world today. In Cosmic Navigator, an entirely new kind of astrology book, he combines ageless personality insights with the deeper archetypal wisdom of Kabbalah. Voted best astrologer in Los Angeles by "W" Magazine, his innovative approach unveils the keys to access the hidden powers of the twelve signs and to use those forces to build a better life, whether seeking financial opportunity, enhancing intimacy, true love, or improved health.
8/13/08
Finley, Guy 
 
"The Essential Laws of Fearless Living"
Guy Finley, founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, has made a life’s work of showing people how to find a life of freedom, enduring fulfillment, and true purpose. The best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go and Let Go and Live in the Now, his books have sold in excess of a million copies world-wide. In his most recent book, The Essential Laws of Fearless Living, he presents modern –day parables to demonstrate how to lighten the load of fear and suffering, to break through the illusions of limitation, to live in the Light of reality, to cut straight to the heart of our most important issues – relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom.
8/6/08
Simmons, John
 
"Unadoptable Orphans and the Positive Thinking That Changed Their Fate"
When John Simmons, world traveler and President of a successful engineering and manufacturing firm, visited an orphanage in Russia, his life was changed. He instantly fell in love with the children, not just the ones he was there to adopt, but all of the orphans, who were so happy in spite of their chance for success as, against all odds, they wait anxiously for the day when a mama and papa might miraculously appear and choose them. John and his wife, Amy, adopted five orphans, adding them to their own four children. In the process of international adoption, John learned first-hand about how the Power of Positive Thinking led those children to them, experiences he shares in The Marvelous Journey Home.
7/31/08
Chermerinsky, Erwin
 
"The Supreme Court"
Erwin Chemerinsky, author of four books, Federal Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies, Constitutional Law, and Interpreting the Constitution, was named by Legal Affairs as one of “the top 20 legal thinkers in America.” He has frequently argued appellate cases before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals; and he has testified many times before congressional and state legislative committees. He regularly serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media.    Professor Chemerinsky has just left Duke University to join the University of California, Irvine as Dean of the new Law School which he will initiate.
7/23/08
Nelsen, Jane
 
"Serenity: Recover Peace of Mind, Real Happiness, and Great Relationships"
Dr. Jane Nelsen, mother of seven children, is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist and author or coauthor of eighteen books, including the two-million selling Positive Discipline series. She is a widely regarded media expert and has appeared on Oprah, CNN, The Today Show, Fox, and Sally Jesse Raphael. She observes that simple joy is needlessly missing from too many lives and from too many relationships. She offers tools to discover the innate feelings of joy, compassion gratitude, wisdom and love to live more fully every day with four basic principles that will enable you to stop allowing your thought system to create barriers to unlimited power and possibility.
7/16/08
McKenzie, Richard
 
"Why Popocorn Costs So Much at The Movies and Other Pricing Puzzles"
Richard McKenzie is the Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society in the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine. His recently published book connects the U.S. Supreme Court antitrust decision in 1948 to the price of theater popcorn. He goes on to unravel an array of pricing mysteries we encounter every day – why so many prices end with “9” why ink cartridges can cost as much as printers, why men earn more than women, and how the terrorists of 9/11 still kill people every day because their attacks distorted the perceived risks and relative prices of air vs. auto travel. The reasons are sophisticated and surprising and his presentation informs and entertains.
7/9/08
Millman, Dan
 
"Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit"
Dan Millman, former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor and college professor, is the author of 13 books, probably best known for Way of the Peaceful Warrior which expresses his teaching derived from a 20-year spiritual quest. His books have inspired millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan’s first book based upon incidents from his life. Dan’s work continues to evolve over time to meet the needs of a changing world, and his writing and speaking influences men and women in leadership positions from all walks of life – health, psychology, education, business, politics, art.
6/25/08
Maalouf, Elza S.
 
"The Algorithm of Peace: A Natural Design Approach to the Israel/Palestine Conflict and to Major Conflicts in the World"
The first Arab to apply the Integral framework in the Middle East, Elza Maalouf is the CEO of the Center for Human Emergence-Middle East, a non-profit research and strategic design center that integrates different modes of thought and value-system priorities with geo-economic elements within the Arab world.  She is leading innovation within the Islamic Arab world to identify complex thinking that will facilitate the emergence of Arabs into their 21st century Renaissance. Elza will present the ground breaking Natural Design initiative she co-designed with Dr. Don Beck in 2005 for the Israel/Palestine conflict that expanded on February 2, 2008 into Palestine 21, a Nation-Building Movement that can lead to sustainable peace.
6/18/08
Williams, Ronald T.
 
"Heightening Security in Today's Environment"
Ronald T. Williams, founder and CEO of Talon Executive Services, a security consulting firm, during 22 years in the U.S. Secret Service, personally protected Presidents Ford,  Reagan, Bush, and Clinton as well as such noted dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth, Yitzhak Shamir, and Pope John Paul. Responsible for all advance security plans and logistics coordination for Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and foreign heads-of-state visits to Los Angeles, he received the U.S. Secret Service Director’s Award for Special Achievement eight times. A frequent guest on Fox News as a security analyst and terrorism expert, he will share experiences and inform us on the danger of Identity and Trade Secret Theft.
6/11/08
Velasquez, Susan McNeal
 
"Beyond Intellect: Journey into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind"
Susan invites you to move beyond intellect into the vast storehouse of wisdom that will open your mind, deepen your awareness, and strengthen your resolve to thrive rather than merely survive. She will take you into a world where you will learn to link intellect’s passion with your heart’s knowledge. Velasquez has written and facilitated personal development seminars for over three decades, first as the Executive Director of Leadership Dynamics Inc. and then as part of the startup team for Lifespring Inc. She has devoted the past fifteen years to presenting mentoring seminars that inspire highly successful professionals to unleash the power of intuition for a meaning-filled life.
6/4/08
Hart, Wayne, Ph.D.
 
"Collaberative Leadership"
Dr. Wayne Hart, a specialist in organizational psychology, serves as Senior Faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership. Author, Executive Coach, and business developer, he defines the tasks of leadership: setting direction, creating alignment, and gaining commitment. The way leaders accomplish these tasks is steadily moving from the authoritative, “Do What I Say” approach toward the collaborative “Let’s Do It Together.” Wayne will present an overview of influence tactics used in both styles and will feature those offering the greatest promise of creating a collaborative leadership process that yields clear direction, aligned efforts, and commitment to action.
5/28/08
Pallamary, Matthew J.
 
"The Green Man's Mother Lives in the Jungle"
Award winning author Matthew J. Pallamary has spent his entire life searching for truth. His historical novel of first contact between shamans and Jesuits in 18th century South America, Land without Evil, received rave reviews along with the San Diego Book Award for mainstream fiction. He frequently visits the jungles, mountains, and deserts of North, Central, and South America .pursuing his studies of shamanism and ancient cultures. His recently published memoir, Spirit Matters, tells of his exploration of visionary plants as spiritual tools to break through the barriers of circumstance. He will inspire us with his story of how Spirit touches us in every moment of our existence.
5/21/08
Niurka
 
“Mastering Effective Communication”
Niurka went from living out of her car as a teen dropout to becoming a successful entrepreneur with an income of $100,000 by the age of 20. A highly sought after Corporate Consultant, Peak Performance Coach, Hypnotherapist and NLP Trainer, she offers seminars in the Laws of Supreme Influence and Supreme Influence in Action. Niurka will share her belief that your success and quality of life is directly linked to your ability to influence – specifically your ability to influence others, and most importantly your ability to influence yourself. She will offer tools and principles of communication that you can immediately apply to maximize your results and productivity.
5/14/08
Forman, Robert
 
“Religion: Virus or Possibility”
A recent spate of books have appeared detailing the evils of religion: Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion; Sam Harris, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation; and Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. They articulate the idea that religion is dangerous in these days of powerful weapons.   Robert Forman, Professor of Religion and Mystical Experience, founder of the Journal of Consciousness Studies and the Forge Institute, will help us look at the issues and explore the value of religion in our modern pluralistic world, opening our minds to the new challenges of our secular world and the religious or spiritual life.
5/7/08
Rinpoche, Za
 
"Backdoor to Enlightenment: Eight Steps to Living Your Dreams and Changing the World"
When Za Rinpoche was 16, the Dalai Lama recognized him as the sixth reincarnation of Za Choeje Rinpoche and brought him to study in a traditional Tibetan monastery as his student. Dedicated to sharing Tibetan Culture with the West, Za led the Mystical Arts of Tibet Cultural Tour to 60 cities across the U.S., lectured at 30 universities, and established the Emaho Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ.    His conversations with Ashley Nebelsieck, who asked why the Buddha tells you to change who you are to be enlightened, led to their writing a book about how to avoid the obstacles of our own making through the “backdoor,” bypassing the traps and limitations of modern life.
4/30/08
Furman, Mark
 
“Breaking the Mind Barrier: Dissolving the Gap between the Limits of Science and the Power of Spirit”
Mark Furman’s book, The Neurophysics of Human Behavior, has been recognized as an indispensable handbook for the guidance of serious professionals in strategic business development, marketing, management, training, consulting, psychology, negotiation, sales, education, psychotherapy, and medicine. He is the founder of Cognitive Neurophysics, an interdisciplinary science dedicated to understanding, predicting, influencing, and changing human behavior patterns. He is also the developer of the first Mind-Imaging technology known as NeuroPrint, which was a pioneering development for the medical and psychotherapeutic industries, currently taught and used worldwide.
4/23/08
Kreuzhage, Andrea 
 
 
 
“1000 Journals”
In the summer of 2000, Someguy, a San Francisco artist, released 1000 blank books into the world with these instructions:  “This is an experiment and you are part of it.  Add anything you like, then pass it on."  The documentary film, “1000 Journals,” is featured in the Newport Beach Film Festival April 24 - May 1.  Producer, writer, director Andrea Kreuzhage, who shot this film on all of the continents, shares the worldwide journeys of these blank books across borders and  personal, political, societal, and cultural barriers. She chronicles the self-governed collaboration of thousand of random people who have added to this “message in a bottle,” revealing the beauty and power of the filled pages.
4/9/08
Miles, Jack, Ph.D.
 
“The Long Road Home From Iraq”
Dr. Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize winning author of God: A Biography and bestselling sequel Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, was MacArthur Fellow 2002-2007, and in 2008 joined UCI as Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies. A Senior Fellow in Religion and International Affairs of the Pacific Council, Jack observes that since tribalism and religious interests in the Sunni, Shia, and Kurds take precedence over any sense of nationalism, being “the Iraqis,” withdrawal will need to account for these differences, the destabilization the U.S. invasion created in the Middle East, the importance of diplomatic relations with Iran, and how this affects “oil,” the ultimate motive.
4/2/08
Chambers, Stan
 
“KTLA’s News At Ten: Sixty Years With Stan Chambers”
When Stan Chambers launched his career at KTLA in 1947, everything was live. There were no news crews, sound technicians, cameramen for local film coverage or videotape. Reflecting on his stellar career, Chambers will highlight many milestone moments, starting with the story that not only sealed his dedication to news reporting, but also marked the dawn of extended on-site television news coverage: the rescue of Kathy Fiscus, the “little girl who fell into the well.” Winner of several Emmy and Golden Mike awards, Chambers shares his awareness of the intimate connection with people in their living rooms and a lifetime of delivering the news to them with honesty and integrity.
3/26/2008
Shlain, Leonard, M.D.
 
"Leonardo's Brain: The Left/Right Roots of Creativity"
There have been geniuses in art and in science, but Leonardo was the only individual in known history capable of making profoundly significant contributions to both fields as artist, musician, composer, inventor, scientist. In his provocative presentation filled with images of art, Dr. Shlain will present his current work in progress by telling two stories. One concerns the remarkable life and accomplishments of Leonardo and the other will be about the evolution of brains. He examines the roots of Leonardo’s work in terms of how his brain was organized to investigate the uniqueness of his creativity - a fun shuttle between the Renaissance’s most intriguing figure and recent neurocognitive research.
3/19/2008
Gendler, J. Ruth
 
"An Invitation to Beauty"
J. Ruth Gendler is the author of Notes on the Need for Beauty and The Book of Qualities. She reclaims and celebrates beauty as a quality that belongs to all of us: “Beauty is fond of questions and she doesn’t mind riddles. Beauty will dance with anyone who is brave enough to ask her.” As Gendler honors beauty as an essential and accessible part of our lives, she brings a compassionate and spirited perspective to the way we look at ourselves and the world, expanding and enlarging our definitions and understanding of beauty. Gendler’s art work has been exhibited nationally, and she has established herself as an articulate spokeswoman for the importance of the arts in daily life and in education.
3/12/2008
Garrison, James, Ph.D.
 
"The Emerging Planetary Wisdom Culture"
Jim Garrison, President of Wisdom University and author of several books on global issues, is also founder and President of the Gorbachev Foundation USA, which set the stage for the establishment of the State of the World Forum, created to unite a network of leaders dedicated to creating a more sustainable global civilization. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School with a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from Cambridge University, Dr. Garrison brings a rich background to his leadership at Wisdom University where students commit to social activism and seek deeper spiritual challenges in order to maintain momentum and meaning in their lives as well as personal transformation.
3/5/2008
Petterson, Mark
 
"The Sound of Stillness"
Mark Patterson, author of A Mystic’s Way, is an internationally acclaimed sound healer. He was given the ability to heal other through sound in a near-death experience, and he has been called a “Human Singing Bowl” as he channels pure tones that match the sounds of various crystal and Tibetan bowls. These tones create stillness, clear space, and balance the human energy field. Mark will present the most recent scientific findings on sound and energy fields. He will explore the historical use of sound to connect with “God” by Native American Shamans, aboriginal tribes in Australia, Egyptian priests, and Tibetan monks. The word Universe itself means “One Song.” Mark will bring it to us.
2/27/2008
Wennstrom, Jerry
 
 “In the Hands of Alchemy”
Jerry Wennstrom was a rising star in the New York art world when he intentionally destroyed his paintings, gave away his possessions, and embarked on a decade of wandering, listening, seeking, and relying on his intuition and unconditional trust in the Universe to provide for him. His book, The Inspired Heart: An Artist’s Journey of Transformation, is a self-portrait of the life of a man guided by a desire to connect to the divine, armed only with an unwavering faith in Grace to sustain him. He shares the tale of his remarkable survival and his surrender to life experience, outside of any ancient tradition or modern system, embodying both the fully spiritual and fully secular.
2/20/2008
Sorooshian, Soroosh, Ph.D.
 
“How Predictable is the Climate System: Droughts, Floods, and Extreme Events"
Professor Sorooshian, Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at the University of California, Irvine is both Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Earth System Science. Among the world’s top experts on drought, he has been advisor to the World Meteorological Organization and in 2005 received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for “providing scientific leadership for global water cycle research and assuring that NASA science is well integrated into international programs.” His research focuses on surface hydrology, primarily in the area of rainfall-runoff modeling.
2/13/2008
Drake, Linda
 
 “Reaching through the Veil to Heal”
Linda Drake shares the knowledge she has gained from years of communicating with spirits on the other side. It enables her to offer a unique yet comforting perspective of the existence of loved ones beyond the human experience. Her book, Reaching through the Veil to Heal, corroborates her experience with true life stories from her clients that illustrate there is no such thing as death, but rather only the expansion from one form to another. She will share with us tools to heal the emotional roller coaster of grief, whether it is loss of a job, relationship, or the death of a loved one; and she will answer many questions we have about our soul’s journey as she explains our life paths.
2/6/2008
McClure, Brian
 
 “A Call to Consciousness: Creating Global Unity”
Brian McClure, Founder and Managing Director of The Universal Flag and its affiliate companies, comes from a background of business and creating wealth. Thirty years ago he embarked on a dynamic journey that led him to his personal mission to make a transformational difference in our world by evoking global consciousness and reminding us of the truth of our oneness and interdependence: “Everything to change the world rests within you.” He has worked with James Twyman, Wayne Dyer, The Oneness Movement and Earthdance and has donated nearly one million dollars to causes that promote global oneness. His children’s books are inspiring and thought provoking.
1/30/2008
Birkmayer, Uta
 
"The Power of Experiential Design"
Uta Birkmayer, founder of Xsense Experiential Design, incorporates the Experience Economy model, pioneered at Harvard University in the late 1990's to provide a tool for building authentic identify for sustainable communities by gathering and interweaving key aspects of history, heart and soul of place into a vibrant and living entity that changes and grows over time. Uta will reveal how this exciting process brings true clarity, focus, and continuity to shift an intellectual concept into an emotionally and spiritually engaging reality, helping to create an environment where community, culture, healing, wellness, and authentic living happen to add value to every moment of every day.
1/23/2008
Houston, Jean, Ph.D.
 
"The World Shift Game and How to Play It" Special Evening Dinner Meeting
Dr. Jean Houston, internationally known philosopher, author, cultural historian, and educator, is the founder of The Mystery School and The School of Social Artistry. She has recently been mandated by the United Nations to train 10,000 trainers/coaches in Social Artistry over the next five years, who will, in turn, collectively train one million. In her remarks, Jean will show how to become a player in the biggest game there ever was. You will find yourself learning ways to make potent changes in self, community, country and world. Above all, you will learn how to tap into the field of higher reality so as to be fed with a stream of creative ideas and visions to help make a better world.
1/16/2008
Levine, Stewart
 
"The Secrets of Powerful Partnerships: Building Sustainable Collaboration"
Stewart L. Levine is a "Resolutionary." He will offer the tools to learn to easily and simply express shared visions and forge a path to making dreams a reality. By embracing "The Law and Principles of Agreement," the source of productivity and satisfying relationships, we will learn the 10 Essential Elements of "Agreements for Result." The author of Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration, The Book of Agreement, and Collaboration 2.0: Technology and Best Practics for Successful Collaboration in a Web 2.0 World, Levine teaches communication and collaboration to many government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and professional associations.
1/9/2008
Maurer, Robert, Ph.D.
 
"The Art and Science of Business Mistakes"
Robert Maurer, Ph.D., faculty member with the UCLA School of Medicine and consultant for the Family Practice Residency Program, is a proponent of "the Kaizan Way," and author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life. He will explore the paradoxical importance of mistakes to any organization. Without them, there is no innovation. Yet, they can be costly and even life-threatening. He will explore why an effective strategy for preventing and learning from mistakes is critical to an organization's success. W will learn common mistakes about mistakes, six common errors in business and how to prevent them, and how to encourage "smart mistakes."
12/12/2007
Moss, Richard, M.D.
 
"The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness" ... (Special Evening Meeting)
Richard Moss is internationally known and respected as a visionary thinker, teacher and author of six seminal books on transformation, self-healing, and the art of conscious living. Using a simple geometric figure, the mandala, Dr. Moss illustrates the four places we go when we feel threatened and uncomfortable: the past and future, you and me. When we understand these four directions in which our minds escape and the mechanisms of repetitive and habitual emotional patterns they represent, we can trace the path back to our authentic selves. Drawing upon three decades of teaching the psychology of consciousness, Richard Moss guides and encourages us on a journey away from our fears and limitations and provides a compass that directs us back to the magic of the present moment and our own natural genius which we can access in the NOW.
12/5/2007
Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson
 
"Taking Charge of Your Middle-Aged Brain"
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin is an investigative journalist with experience in discussing scientific and psychological research. Her work gained notoriety with major articles in the New York Times Magazine and Los Angeles Times Magazine. When her piece on memory loss, “In Search of Lost Time,” received such a significant response, she continued her research on this phenomenon. It culminated in Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife. Relentless in her quest for answers to our memory fears, Ramin unites solid journalism with humor and empathy and brings both everyday examples and scientific facts to bear on memory and age.
11/28/2007
Booth, Father Leo
 
"The Wisdom of Letting Go"
Father Leo Booth defines spirituality as being positive and creative and observes that a successful organization or workplace requires planning, structure, and disciplined commitment. Issues and baggage block us from success. He quotes Joy Harjo, Creek/Cherokee Elder: “In my mind are many dwellings. Each of the dwellings we create ourselves – the house of anger, the house of despair, the house of self pity, the house of indifference, the house of negative.” Father Leo will teach us how to transform these to the house of positive, hope, joy, peace, enthusiasm, cooperation, and giving. We can visit, stay in, and leave any of these houses; and we can create new houses.
11/21/2007
Schaaf, Kathe
 
"Gender and Power at the Edge of the New Frontier"
Kathe Schaaf is one of the original co-founders of Gather the Women and has served in the core leadership circle of that growing global community for the past five years. In 2007 she launched a series of dialogues to explore gender and power, bringing men and women together for conversations that build bridges to authentic balanced leadership. Kathe weaves together her years of experience as teacher, writer, psychotherapist, mother, non-profit director, and community organizer to express her passion about the value of feminine principles at this crucial moment in human history. She published Some Things I know to be True in collaboration with mandala artist Chirlotte Backman in 2006.
11/14/2007
Kim, Leslie
 
"Fraud Alert from Fight Fraud America"
Leslie Kim is the Executive Editor of The John Cooke Fraud Report and the Executive Director of Fight Fraud America, Inc. She is considered to be a global expert in all things fraud. She has traveled to more than fifty countries and chased fraud stories in some startling places: organized crime in Russia, advanced fee frauds in Nigeria, fraud issues in the Middle East. She will alert us to the impact of fraud on our daily lives, including identity theft, on-line credit card issues, internet letters from Nigeria, on-line dating, insurance fraud. You will leave the morning aware and alert. www.johncooke.com www.fightfraudamerica.com
11/7/2007

Tamura, Michael J.

 
"You Are the Answer: Awakening to Your Soul Purpose and Healing Yourself"
Michael Tamura, born in Japan and educated in the USA, has spent his life bridging gaps between East and West, heart and soul, mind and body, life and the afterlife, and humanity and divinity. Spiritually aware from his childhood, he sees us as souls, has past-life recollections, teaches people while sleeping at night, has been instrumental for healing many, and has physically died twice while fully conscious of himself spiritually. Michael awakens souls with compassion and humor. He offers tools for nourishing and restoring our own spirit while we, as leaders, fulfill our purpose to serve our community. He is the author of You Are the Answer and the forthcoming Growing Up Awake.
10/31/2007
Hansen, Mark Victor
 
“Mark Victor Hansen”
Mark Victor Hansen is known as America’s Ambassador of Possibilities. If anyone is an expert on Soul Blessings, he certainly is. A passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, he is the recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. For 30 years, he has influenced society’s top leaders and the general public on a global scale with his message of opportunity; and he has inspired thousands of organizations and millions of individuals to take action and create startling and powerful change. Mark is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, with 145 titles in 41 languages with over 100 million copies sold, and called by Time truly the publishing phenomenon of the decade.
10/24/2007
Voss, Robin
 
"For the Bible Tells Me So"
Robin Voss is executive director of For the Bible Tells Me So, one of 16 feature-length documentary films selected from 856 to compete at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It looks at five conservative Christian families whose lives are affected by a family member coming out as a gay person and juxtaposes their experience with Biblical literalism. Voss, who calls the Church the “last bastion of ordained prejudice,” is married with three children, two stepchildren, and three grandchildren and has always been a contrarian. Noting that Jesus’ message is one of inclusion and that he champions the marginalized, she knows that if here today, he would reach out to anyone discriminated against.
10/17/2007
Raiji, Sri
 
"Creating Global Oneness"
Sri Raniji was born in Malawi Africa into a wealthy family, yet she felt her spirit stifled by the awareness of suffering al around her. Her desire to find a way to transform her own suffering and that of others eventually led her to India and to Sri Bhagavan. She undertook intensive training in India to serve the spiritual needs of others; and Sri Bhagavan, moved by her dedication, appointed her as Sri Ranji Spiritual Leader and Founder of the Oneness Movement in North America. She has traveled, given lectures and conducted workshops throughout the world. As a wife and mother, she understands family issues and right relationships as a foundation for lasting spiritual transformation.
10/10/2007
Borysenko, Joan, Ph.D. & Dveirin, Gordon, Ed.D.
 
 “The Golden Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance?” (Special Evening Dinner Meeting)
Joan Borysenko’s 12th book was co-authored with her husband, Gordon Dveirin: Saying YES to Change: Essential Wisdom or Your Journey. They come to us to speak about the 13th book published in October, 2007: The Golden Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance? Joan Borsenko, co-founder of the Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry and Director of the Interspiritual Mentor Training Program, is known for her clear personal vision – to bring science, medicine, psychology and spirituality together in the service of healing. A Harvard trained medical scientist and a psychologist, she has developed depth and breadth in behavioral medicine, stress, well being, and immunology. www.claritasinstitute.com www.joanborysenko.com Special Evening Dinner Meeting, $40, make reservations on-line or call 949 460 4242
10/3/2007
Hancock, Graham
 
"Supernatural Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind"
Graham Hancock’s books have sold more than 5 million copies and he has reached tens of millions with his Learning Channel series Quest for the Lost Civilization and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age. 50,000 years ago, mankind, without art, religion, sophisticated symbolism, or innovative thinking, in a dramatic change, acquired fully formed the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves. Graham investigates this mysterious “before-and-after moment” in a quest that led him to drink the hallucinogen Ayahuasca with Indian shamans, whose painting contain images of “supernatural beings” identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves and rock shelters.
9/26/2007
Phillips, Jan
 
"Mystics in the Marketplace: Understanding the Connection between Prophets and Profits"
Jan Phillips, author of The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader, believes that originality is a practice that can be learned, or rather rediscovered, reclaimed, with a certain amount of attention and surrender and fearless willingness to forfeit the known for the unknown. Since living, business and growth require money, she tackles head-on the perception that we cannot be in alignment with our spiritual values while tending to the bottom line. Original thinking, ignited by the fusion of opposites and sparked by creativity, can merge spiritual values with material realities. Jan represents the 9th Element Group, propelling business to higher levels of awareness.
9/19/2007
Miller, Ronald Baker, M.D., F.A.C.P.
 
"Advanced Directives: A Clinical Ethicist Examines Necessary Choices"
Ronald Baker Miller is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, in the Program in Medical Ethics, in the Department of Medicine in the UCI Medical Center. A Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, he has distinguished himself in ethical theory and principles in consideration of dialysis and kidney transplantation. Dr. Miller will explore the extent to which our political system is serving its citizens in the arena of health care. He will also discuss concepts in law, medicine, public policy, and ethics surrounding euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, palliative care and sedation, and the foregoing of life-sustaining treatment.
9/12/2007
Vaishali

 
"You Are What You Love: Change Your Perspective; Change Your World."
Vaishali has spent her adult life seeking esoteric wisdom and studying diverse spiritual and religious expressions. In her book, You Are What You Love, she explores 18th century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s philosophy of consciousness, the function of the ego, spiritual growth and the nature of the mind itself. The core teaching that she feels binds many of the divergent philosophies and individuals together is: “You don’t have love, You are love”.  Vaishali always offers a humorous slant and a unique perspective to bringing alive the essence of eternal truth. She hosts two weekly web-casts through contacttalkradio.com and worldtalkradio.com and has appeared on national radio and TV.
9/5/2007
Funt, Juliet
 
"Overcommitted, Overwhelmed and Over It"
As the daughter of Allen Funt, creator of the Candid Camera show, Juliet has spent her life observing the hidden truths of our social selves. She began her television career at the age of two with her proud father. Her show biz genes are amplified by years performing improvisational comedy on the professional stage. Juliet has a significant business background, notably: Project Manger for a live events company and Human Relations for the Los Angeles Police Department. She works with businesses to find and nurture the human capital that is behind every organizational success. She also names and questions cultural myths that weigh upon us and block possibilities for joy in our lives.
8/29/2007
Launer, Pat, Ph.D.
 
"Stage Whispers: A Look Behind the Scenes of the Life and Work of a Theater Critic"
Pat Launer, Emmy Award-winning theater critic, San Diego’s “theater diva,” has reviewed San Diego theater productions for more than two decades. She’s written theater features or reviews for the Los Angles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, In Theater Magazine, Performing Arts Magazine, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine, The San Diego Jewish Journal, The Gay & Lesbian Times, On Air Magazine, and online at theatermania.com, sdtheatrescene.com and kpbs.org. In 1997. Pat created the KPBS Patte Awards for Theater Excellence (“cause you ain’t chopped liver!”). She can be heard every Friday morning on KPBS radio and can be found on-line in the Arts/Events section at kpbs.org
8/22/2007
Stevens, Christine
 
"The Rhythm of Intention: Drumming for Spirituality and Healing"
Ten years ago, Christine Stevens, a pioneer in the integration of music and medicine, founded UpBeat Drum Circles, a consulting company offering diversity training, teambuilding, and wellness presentations through drumming. With degrees in both social work and music therapy, she is the author of The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. She provides cutting-edge research in psychoneuroimmunology demonstrates the use of drumming for wellness, and documents the centuries-old knowledge of indigenous cultures: drums are a powerful tool of wellbeing and holistic health.
8/15/2007
Maisel, Eric
 
"The Seven Secrets of Personal Creativity"
Eric Maisel, a San Francisco-based creativity coach and trainer of creativity coaches, has been working with creative and performing artists for more than twenty years and has been writing for thirty-five years. His more than thirty books include Coaching the Artist Within, Fearless Creating, A Writer's Paris, The Van Gogh Blues, The Creativity Book, Performance Anxiety, and The Ten-Second Pause. He has presented on creativity issues for the American Psychological Association, the Romance Writers of America, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Writer's Digest Writers Conference.
8/8/2007
Tomson, Shaun
 
“Surfer’s Code: Twelve Simple Lessons for Riding through Life”
Shaun Tomson, one of the most significant surfers of the modern epoch, was the surf world’s first real professional and in 1977 was the world champion. Born in Durban, South Africa, he first gained notoriety for his performances Jeffrey’s Bay, considered the world’s premier right pointbreak. Urbane, articulate, and polished, his surfing was immortalized in Bill Delaney’s film, Free Ride, and marked him as the most advanced surfer of the period. Shaun, the author of Surfer’s Code, is active with the Surfrider Foundation and is involved with his family clothing venture, Solitude, in Montecito.
8/1/2007
Scharfe, Harold
 
"Canadian Commando: Three Years Hitler's Guest"
Corporal Harold G. Scharfe On August 19, 1942, Harold Scharfe was taken prisoner in Dieppe, France, and joined 10,000 men behind barbed wire in Stalag VIIIB in Lamsdorf, Germany. Trained as a commando, he participated in one of the biggest blunders of World War II: The Dieppe Raid. The invasion, intended as a surprise, was the opposite. The men became fodder for the Germans who were positioned in cliffs overlooking the open beaches of Dieppe. With no cover, in nine hours 907 men lost their lives, and the rest were taken captive. The three-year imprisonment tested Harold's will and capacity to strategize and survive.
7/25/2007
Von Welanetz Wentworth, Diana
 
"The World of Food"
Before Diana was Founder of the Inside Edge, she was well-established as the West Coast Martha Stewart, hosting her own long-running daily television series, “The New Way Gourmet.” Known as the “Traveling Gourmet,” she is the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook, The Pleasure of Your Company, LA Cuisine, Celebrations, The Art of Buffet Entertaining, With Love from Your Kitchen, and The von Welanetz Guide to Ethnic Ingredients. She will whisk us to the culinary corners of the world with a geographical guide to the herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meats, fish and grains of the seven continents to add new dimensions to our cooking and eating repertoire.
7/18/2007
Navarro, Peter, Ph.D.
 
 “The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought, How They Can Be Won” SPECIAL DINNER MEETING
Peter Navarro, Professor of Business at the University of California, Irvine, is the author of the best-seller, If It’s Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks and The Well-Timed Strategy: Managing the Business Cycle for Competitive Advantage. His newsletter, “Big Picture Investor,” appears weekly on his website. His 2006 book, The Coming China Wars, his topic this evening, presents a conceptual framework by which to understand the broad scope of Chinese mercantilist practices and the eight major drivers of the “China Price” that gives the Chinese competitive advantage in world markets. Dr. Navarro was recently called to testify on this topic before the House Ways and Means Committee.
7/11/2007
Cagan, Andrea
 
 “Peace is Possible: The Life and Message of Prem Rawat”
Andrea Cagan has written, edited, and collaborated on more than twenty books, three of them #1 New York Times best sellers. She offers the first full and complete story of the life of Prem, Rawat, also know as Maharaji, and documents his extraordinary passage from addressing audiences as child of three to establishing his Foundation which is deeply involved in global food-aid initiatives in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, New Zealand, Java, and Australia. When he spoke at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, he said, “Peace needs to be in everyone’s life. Of all the things we have tried in this world, there is one thing we have never given a chance. That one thing is peace.”
6/27/2007
Ryder, Susannah
 
“A Guide To Your Family Treasures”
Susannah Ryder, author of Don’t Call the Thrift Shop: What to Do with a Lifetime of Well-Loved Possessions, worked in the fine art and antiques profession before embarking on a career in financial services. She frequently found that when her clients had a death in the family, they would be sorting through mystifying documents and assets to appraise; but it wasn’t until she was executor of a family estate that she confronted the total confusing process. It led her to write this guide presenting the exciting world of resources shaping new markets when investigating, valuing, and selling different kinds of antiques and collectibles in this era of the internet and skyrocketing fine art values.
6/13/2007
Mooers, Greg
 
"Heart Virtues: Empowering the Hero Inside Us"
Greg Mooers graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Engineering and an emphasis in energy and quantum physics. He worked at Intel as an engineer until he started his own artificial intelligence computer company which quickly became a prosperous computer consulting firm. This did not satisfy the yearning of his soul. He moved to California, became a monk for eight years, logged over 12,000 hours of silent meditation, studied the lives of heroes throughout history, and from this created seminars to lead people to discover their own hero within. He is the author of Learn Our Heart Virtue, which is now being made as a movie.
6/6/2007
Brown, Michael
“The Presence Process”
Michael Brown, author of The Presence Process: A Healing Journey into Present Moment Awareness, places this evolutionary procedure in context with unfolding planetary events and the prophetic whisperings from different cultures and religions.
He sheds lights on the necessity for us to consciously extract ourselves from the time-based paradigm. Drawing from personal experience, humorous insight, and heartfelt wisdom, he clearly reveals the roadmap for the anchoring of the present moment awareness into the realm of time and awakens us to the steps we must take to collectively deliver our species into the inspired State of Being that he calls “The Vehicle.”
5/30/2007
Kunkin, Art
 
“ The Alternative Press From Tom Paine (1776) to Art Kunkin (2012)”
Art Kunkin founded the Los Angeles Free Press in1964, the first alternative weekly of the Viet Nam war period. He has also edited Whole Life Times, The Realist, Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living, Hollywood Daily News, and Essentia (an alchemical magazine produced by Paracelsus College.) A former Professor of Journalism at Cal State University, Northridge, Art is also a graduate of a seven-year apprenticeship course in Alchemy and claims to know how to make the legendary Philosopher’s Stone for longevity. He has studied meditation with Tibetan Buddhists, Islamic Sufis, Hindu Yogis, Jewish Kabbalists, Hawaiian Kahunas, and Christian Mystics for more than forty years.
5/23/2007
Speier, Jackie and Yanehiro, Jan
 
“50 Ways to Keep Your Head above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down”
Jackie Speier, California State senator, and Jan Yanehiro, Emmy winning television host, began kitchen table coaching sessions with two other friends, Deborah Collins Stephens, co-founder of the Center for Innovative Leadership, and Michealene Cristini Risley, entrepreneur. The power and strength of their collective friendship and the practical wisdom and advice they shared with each other enabled them to survive “misfortunate” events and to turn them into joy-filled opportunities. Joint authors of a book considered a must read for all women and the men who love them, This Is Not the Life I Ordered, they will inspire us with stories of the resources we have to climb out of the abyss.
5/16/2007
Twenge, Jean M., Ph.D.
 
“Generation Me: Changing What It Means to Be an Individual in Today’s Society”
Dr. Twenge, Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-and More Miserable Than Every Before. She collected data from 1.3 million young people to show the real differences among generations on things like self-esteem, individualism, anxiety, and sexuality. Using examples from movies, songs, TV shows, and stories from real people, she documents the self-focus of the generation storming into schools, colleges, and businesses, raised to aim for the stars when the world is becoming more competitive, creating an enormous clash between expectations and reality.
5/9/2007
Eskenazi, Loren, M.D., F.A.C.S.
 
“More than Skin Deep: A Spiritual Overview of Cosmetic Surgery”
Dr. Eskaenzi, nationally renowned and Stanford educated plastic surgeon and founding partner of a three woman plastic surgery practice in San Francisco, is a healer who has performed about ten thousand reconstructive and elective procedures over the past twenty-five years. She lays bare the myths and misconceptions about cosmetic surgery and argues that the desire for transformation through surgery is deeply connected to psychological and spiritual change, a chosen rite of passage to have outer selves reflect an inner reality. She takes us on a journey toward understanding the meanings of surgery and explains how to maximize the experience for internal and external transformation.
5/2/2007
West, John Anthony 
 
“Sacred Sites, Sacred Science: The Mystery of the Sphinx and the Magic of Egypt”
John Anthony West, writer, scholar, Pythagorean, and rebel Egyptologist introduces the sacred science of ancient Egypt and the body of knowledge responsible for Egypt’s temples, tombs, and pyramids. Their builders were masters of a science of cosmic principles expressed in geometry, measure, harmony and proportion and communicated through myth and symbolism. Egypt, for a very long time, possessed knowledge of how to awaken and use the human potential now latent and scarcely tapped. In Egypt’s works which have survived, there may remain the means to reacquire the unparalleled integration of science, art, philosophy and religion that flowered in ancient Egyptian civilization.
4/25/2007
Taylor, John Maxwell 
 
“The Power of I Am: Finding True Expression in Real World Situations”
John Maxwell Taylor is the energetic and enthusiastic Welshman known internationally for his portrayal of Carl Gustav Jung in the play Forever Jung. With 30 years experience in spiritual self development, he has explored achieving inner strength despite today’s troubled times in his musical “Crazy Wisdom.” His new book, The Power of I Am, combines principles from martial arts, mindfulness, body-centered awareness, and spiritual and scientific principles. He teaches personal empowerment through gaining inner strength in social situation and dealing effectively with negative people. He will demonstrate how to create a new world of enlightened personal interaction.
4/11/2007
Jenkins, John Major 
 
“Mayan World Cycles and the Meaning of 2012”
Since John Major Jenkins began his odyssey of research and discovery of the Maya, he has written nine books, among them Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions, and most recently, Pyramid of Fire, co-authored with Marty Matz. Featured on the History Channel and two episodes of the Discovery Channel’s Places of Mystery, John’s careful scholarship and cutting-edge insights into why the Maya chose 2012 to end a great World Age cycle evolves from his examination of the astronomical orientations and carving at Izapa where the 2012 calendar was invented 2100 years ago.
3/28/2007
Tick, Edward, Ph.D.
 
 “War and the Soul”
Dr. Ed Tick, psychotherapist and author of The Golden Tortoise: Journeys in Viet Nam, Sacred Mountain: Encounters of the Vietnam Beast, and The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine, began focusing on veteran’s issues in 1979. His pioneering work with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or, in his words, “loss of the soul,” is the basis for his recent book War and the Soul. He has extensively studied both classical Greek and Native American traditions and successfully integrates their methods into modern clinical work. His clinic, Sanctuary: A Center for Mentoring the Soul, specializes in helping survivors of war, trauma, violence and abuse.
3/21/2007
Bowden, Regina, Ph.D.
 
 “The Personal Balanced Scorecard – A New Personal Development Tool”
Dr. Regina Bowden, founder and president of Transformation, Inc., a change consulting company that focuses on individual and organizational improvement and growth, is the U.S. specialist in the application of the method presented in Dr. Hubert Rampersad’s Personal Balanced Scorecard: The Way to Individual Happiness, Personal Integrity and Organizational Effectiveness. She is the President of the Academy for PBSC Coaching in the Great Lakes and has implemented PBSC on behalf of Dr. Rampersad for the U.S. Air Force and for Daimler Chrysler. This method has been adopted by leading companies such as Nokia, Philips Electronics, and Lucent Technologies.
3/14/2007
Bercovitz, Arden, Ph.D.
 
"Ask Dr. Einstein!"
Ever wish you could ask Albert Einstein about anything? Now's your chance! Ask Dr. Einstein! is a new concept, and we celebrate Einstein’s birthday with its prototype performance. A live, interactive one man show, rather than a prepared speech, this program will be spontaneously driven by audience curiosity. Dr. B, appearing in character as Albert Einstein, will tickle your mind. He will encourage your questions, and spin them into an experience of Einstein designed to stimulate, thinking, innovation, creative change and share a tasty scoop of physics on top. Dr. B is known for his rich language, wonderful metaphors, and intelligent humor. www.EinsteinAlive.com
3/7/2007
Rosener, Judy B., Ph.D.
 
 “Brains, Hormones, and Sex Differences at Work”
Dr. Judy B. Rosener is Professor Emerita in The Paul Merage School of Business of the University of California, Irvine. She teaches and does research in the areas of men and women at work, cultural diversity, and business and government. She is the author of the path-breaking article, “Ways Women Lead” which appeared in the Harvard Review, and two books: America’s Competitive Secret, Woman Managers and Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity as a Vital Resource. Her current research is about sex-based brain, hormonal and socialization differences and their implications for decision making in the workplace. Dr. Rosener is currently a columnist for the Orange County Business Journal and has been a columnist for the LA Times and PBS commentator.
2/28/2007
Fritz, Boris
 
“Vedic History and Mythology”
Boris Fritz, an engineer at Northrop Grumman with three patents in aerospace, for 40 years has been fascinated by the History of Religions, History of India, Sanskrit Language, and the Ancient Near East. He will introduce us to the Yuga Cycle and its variations in some 30 ancient civilizations throughout the world, demonstrating how these civilizations linked history to the precession of the equinox. There were higher ages in which man was vastly superior to the recent 'dark' ages. Ancient India preserves the keys to understanding what these ages were like, and Boris will show us how this ancient approach gives a completely new understanding of ancient as well as modern history.
2/21/2007
Minogue, Gail
 
“On the Brink of a New Global Renaissance”
Gail Minogue, Author of Divine Design—How You Created the Life You Are Living, will explore with us where we have been for the past three Ages and the social, economic, spiritual and political trends of this time as they relate to the Aquarian Age and its Numerological counterparts. She will show us how to recognize the subtle signs of cultural changes and what we can expect to accomplish during this present period. Minogue has stayed close to the financial markets over the past 20 years and is unique in her ability to synthesize esoteric information with practical real-world experience. She believes we are on the brink of a world renaissance that will affect all parts of the globe. www.gailminogue.com
2/14/2007
Conway, Diane
 
“What Would You Do If You Had 
No Fears?"
Diane Conway concludes March with comic relief. A stand-up comedian who lives on a houseboat in Sausalito with her husband, Brian, Diane will draw from the moving and often hilarious collection of stories in her book, What Would You Do If You Had No Fears? Living Your Dreams While Quakin' in Your Boots.  A frequent talk-show guest, Diane has distinguished herself for inspiration through laughter, for discovering simple truths with her outrageous mind: intelligent, spiritual, wise. She will encourage your heart and jump-start your imagination with fun, delight, and pure entertainment.
2/7/2007
Beck, Don, Ph.D.
 
 “Closing the Great Global Divides: From the Clash to the Confluence of Civilizations. A Spiral Dynamics Perspective."
Dr. Don Beck, leading global authority on Authentic Transpartisanship and Integral Leadership, will describe how to defuse religious conflicts and civilizational clashes. He will present the key leadership intelligences needed now to create and utilize trans-partisan models and processes of problem-solving to set systems right, to overcome decades of extreme views and cultural wars, and to intervene in times of extreme emergency and great global divides. Learn how the dynamics of assimilation and contrast shape and reshape the religious and political continuums and how to soften and defuse extremist clashes into appropriate confluences with the Power of the Third Win.
1/31/2007
Astin, John A., Ph.D. 
 
“Acceptance and The Healing Power of Ordinary Awareness”
Dr. Astin is in the final stages of a 4-year NIH-funded project examining the attitudes of physicians, medical students, and residents toward the role of psychosocial/ mind-body factors and therapies in medicine. He is seeking to understand why, despite quite compelling evidence pointing to the influence of psychosocial factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression on physical health, medicine has been slow to fully embrace the biophychosocial model, in both medical training and practice. John received his Ph.D. in Health Psychology from UCI, has been a research fellow in Alternative Medicine at Stanford University and a published contributor to Consciousness and Healing.
1/24/2007
Houston, Jean, Ph.D.
 
 “So You Want To Make Miracles! A Concise Guide to Everything You Thought Not Possible”
Dr. Jean Houston is an internationally-known philosopher, author, cultural historian, seminar leader, and educator, who, after many years of work as a behavioral scientist, has developed and continues to develop revolutionary new ways of unlocking the latent human capacities existent in every human being. Founder of the School of Social Artistry and The Mystery School, now in its 24th year, she is devoted to spiritual exploration and kindling the fire of passion for the new possible human in order to create a new possible society. She imagines what the new species looks like, how it behaves, and how we can pattern our lives to fulfill that new human design with courage and commitment.
1/17/2007
Yuen, Carmen
 
 “Mindfulness: A Zen Guide to Eating Well”
Carmen Yuen, an outrageous academic over-achiever and entertainment industry promoter, grew up in Vancouver and studied Eastern philosophy and religions at Columbia University before entering Yale Law School. Her recently published The Cosmos in a Carrot: A Zen Guide to Eating Well, addresses the issue of “What Would Buddha Eat?” and how not to have his fat tummy with mindful eating’s Five Contem-plations, Four Noble Truths, and Five Mindfulness Trainings following the Middle Path, Nonduality, and Nonattachment. This practical guide for healthy eating and mindful approach to weight loss offers meditations and the profiles of four “mindful eaters.”
1/10/2007
Scheele, Adele, Ph.D.
 
 “Career Inspiration and Strategies”
Dr. Adele Scheele, internationally recognized pioneer, earned a Ph.D. with honors as a Change Management Fellow from UCLA and wrote the best-selling Success for Men and Women. She provides tools for taking more courageous risks in our professional and personal lives, handling dilemmas and negotiations, identifying talents, and creating opportunities in new ways and in new work. Known for her frequent commentary on NBC’s Today Show and columns for Bottomline, she will inspire us to see patterns in our life that provide a map to follow, bring insights about false assumptions and sabotaging behaviors, and encourage comebacks after defeat and reframing the future.
 

 

                                                              

Directions to the Pacific Club:

From South county – Take the 5 North to the 405 North. Keep Left on the 405 N. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur & go Left on MacArthur. Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into the first driveway.  Take a parking ticket at the ticket booth, pass the first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking lot. You might want to look at directions if you use the 73 instead of the 405.
 
Using the 405 South – Transition to the 73 South. Take exit 15 toward Jamboree Road, onto Bristol Street South.
Left on MacArthur.  Turn on Von Karman and make an immediate Left into the first driveway, take your parking ticket, pass first building continuing on to the Pacific Club’s parking lot.
 
From Orange & Anaheim Hills – Take the 55 fwy. South, to the 405 fwy South. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur/OC Airport & go Left on MacArthur.  Turn Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into first driveway.  Take parking ticket at booth, pass first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking area.

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