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Osmosis Festival of Lights

We are inviting you to join us for a festive evening of holiday cheer.

We will have delectable appetizers, a sampling of local cheeses and lovely wine. 

Enjoy a heart and soul-warming Cedar Enzyme footbath, mini-massages and facials along with live music. Get the first pick from our superb selection of specialty holiday items.

Entry fee will be credited toward your Gift Card or Retail purchases that evening over $200.

RSVP today to hold your place! More details coming soon!

 

A Gathering of Light Tea Ceremony

Join us in participating as a guest of a traditional demonstration in the Way of Tea where you will enjoy a bowl of matcha tea and a sweet.

Sharing in a brief learning opportunity of “heart meditation” to increase understanding and awareness of the pleasure of presence.

Surrounded by a beautiful clear sunlit garden, a gentle summer breeze lets you rewind yourself, and find your core self with a bowl of matcha tea.

Hosted by Fountain of Love and Compassion in the Osmosis Meditation Garden.

Autumn Equinox Sound Healing Ceremony

You are invited to join us in our annual Autumn Equinox Sound Healing Ceremony. As our golden sun rises into this time of equal day and equal night, we invoke equanimity and balance into our lives. In the spirit of this time of harvest, we will acknowledge and honor the fruits of what we have sewn thus far in the year.

With sound from gongs and other instruments, each person will be enabled to connect to their inner spirit and welcome the coming of darker days ahead. Afterward, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience in a Cedar Enzyme Footbath.

The Cedar Enzyme Footbath immediately following the event is $15 with very limited tickets available.

Entry fee of $10 can be applied to any same day service.

We look forward to seeing you in ceremony and celebration of Autumn in the tranquil gardens.

 

Spa Meditation Retreat

This rejuvenating day combines the best elements of spa and meditation. Participants will pause and sit down on this bountiful earth in the peacefulness of the Osmosis meditation garden, cultivating presence and awareness of body heart and mind. This meditation retreat is a well crafted day weaving meditation, spa experiences, connection and quite time in nature in the sanctuary of our 6-acres of secluded creekside meditation gardens.

The program includes sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, a cedar enzyme foot-bath, a customized 75-minute massage, lunch, time for quiet reflection and conversation around how to continue practice in our daily lives.

Meditation Teacher Chris FortinChris Fortin is a Soto Zen teacher and a licensed MFT psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor. She began practicing Buddhism in 1976 while living at the San Francisco Zen Center. After many years of practice, she received Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer of Everyday Zen, in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She began her private counseling practice in 1985, integrating psychotherapy and spirituality.

Rumi’s Caravan – Benefit Concert for Center for Climate Protection

Join us for an evening of live poetry and music performed in the ecstatic tradition, celebrating the art of Rumi, Hafiz, and other mystic poets in our enchanting Japanese Meditation Garden.

Rumi’s Caravan is an all-volunteer ensemble, and 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to The Center for Climate Protection. For over fifteen years Rumi’s Caravan has been part of a growing international renaissance of interest in poetry learned and shared by heart. In this small way they hope to contribute to the restoration of the wholeness of the world.

Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by musicians Jason Parmar and Donald Fontowitz. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

6 – 7 pm – Wine and Cheese reception

7:00 pm – Performance by Rumi’s Caravan