DEVA PREMAL AND MITEN AND THE
MantraFest brings together two visionary musical ensembles for the first time,
led by three chief architects of the sacred
chant phenomenon that have energized
the yoga and meditation alternative movement in recent years.
1 Nov, 7:30pm. $30-$108.
Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School,
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica.
KIRTAN WITH JIM GELCER
Jim Gelcer’s voice is filled with depth,
emotion, and impeccable musicianship.
Joined by Mark Gorman and Dave Allen,
he blends flavors of vintage pop soul with
the catchy melodies and the celebratory
essence of kirtan.
23 Nov, 8:30pm. $20 donation.
Bhakti Yoga Shala,
207 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica.
JAI UTTAL AND NUBIA TEIXEIRA:
A THANKSGIVING WEEKEND OF
GRATITUDE AND LOVE
The Ojai Foundation presents a weekend
retreat with world-renowned wisdom keeper
and musician Jai Uttal and his partner Nubia, a world-class teacher in her own right.
29 Nov - 1 Dec. $450, $25 Sat night only.
The Ojai Foundation,
9739 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai.
SHARON SALZBERG & ROBERT
An authority on religion, spirituality, Asian
history, philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, and
the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman advocates for the relevance of Eastern ideas in
our daily lives. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher, author, and cofounder of the
Insight Meditation Society. Together they
wrote the book Love Your Enemies: How
to Break the Anger Habit and Be a Whole
7 Nov, 7:30pm. Free.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.
I CAN DO IT! 2013
Join the Hay House World Tour for the last
“I Can Do It!” conference of the year. Three
days of ground-breaking lectures and seminars will elevate your mind, rejuvenate your
spirit, and help you create the life of your
8-10 Nov. $150/day, $275/3days.
The Pasadena Civic,
300 East Green St, Pasadena.
SAND MANDALA AT THE
Monks of the Dreprung Gomang monastery
of Tibet will create a mandala (Sanskrit for
"world of harmony") by carefully arranging
millions of grains of colored sand. Ending
ceremony will celebrate change and impermanence.
29 Oct - 2 Nov. Free.
Rosemead Library, 8800 Valley Blvd.
FINDING HAPPINESS SPECIAL
A docudrama following one woman’s
search for a relationship with happiness
and spirit by visiting Ananda Village in
Northern California. Q&A immediately following with Elisabeth Rohm and Director
14 Nov, 7:30pm. $12.
Laemmle Santa Monica 4,
1332 2nd St, Santa Monica.
GREEN LIFESTYLES FILM
Filmmaker Valya Boutenko provides important insight into our relationships with taste
and food in Overcoming the Food Imprint:
The Origin of Our Cravings. This ongoing
film series includes film screening, engaging discussions, a gift bag, and plant-based refreshments.
17 Nov, 3pm.
Microsoft Store at the Westfield
Century City Mall,
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles.
COMPILED BY KIARA KINGHORN
> MAGGIE MELLOR, RESTORATIVE YOGA
AND YOGA NIDRA, 17 NOV.
> DEVA PREMAL AND MITEN AND THE
GURUGANESHA BAND, 1 NOV.
> FIRE IN THE BELLY WITH
GARTH MCLEAN, 3 NOV.