April 7, 2011
“Nirvanic Toolbox: Kaleidoscopes, Singing Bowls, Meditation and More” will be presented by the 2010 Glendale Community College Distinguished Faculty Award winner Chris Juzwiak at 12:20 p.m. April 21 in Kreider Hall. Juzwiak is an English instructor at the college. He began teaching at GCC in 2001. His lecture will be a recounting of his personal and unique journey in nirvanic consciousness. In addition to discussing a pragmatic and physiological approach to meditation, he will have on display 35 kaleidoscopes from America’s top kaleidoscope artists and a large assortment of Tibetan singing bowls.
April 13, 2007
The WholistiCenter in the Montrose Village, which offers a systemized array of services and products to promote preventive healthcare, awareness and longevity, launches its grand opening celebration with an evening of education, music and a sponsored art show. The grand opening festivities begin with an evening celebration on Saturday, May 12. Visitors are encouraged to stop by between 4 and 8 p.m. for refreshments, music, education, chair massage, and tours of the facility. The first 50 guests will also receive a specialty gift bag. Founded on holistic education, meditation, yoga, massage, herbs and community, the WholistiCenter offers an appealing introduction to natural living for the novice.
December 21, 2005
Positive Directions program uses yoga and meditation to rehabilitate drug abusers in lieu of jail. Hector Soto has battled drug abuse for the last 18 years of his life -- failing at every program he tried. But after 18 weeks of yoga and meditation at Verdugo Mental Health Center's Positive Directions, which he is doing in lieu of jail time, Soto believes his drug abuse is behind him. "I've tried every possible program -- in-patient and out-patient programs and nothing's really helped," said Soto.
February 20, 2009
The mother of the eight babies born recently has been under fire for her decision to have additional children on top of the six she already has. This, combined with her current unstable financial situation, has raised serious ethical questions. What do you believe are the moral and ethical implications of her actions? And from your faith’s point of view, what covenant, if any, could she have violated? After listening to television news reports and interviews with Ms. Nadya Suleman, mother of the octuplets, I decided to take this information into prayer and meditation.
February 12, 2007
At around 2 p.m. Saturday, a line of people could be seen walking slowly and silently down Kenneth Road, some wearing conical straw hats and others with the word "Peace" written on a sheet of paper taped to their clothing. Though it may have seemed to be an unusually quiet peace rally, the scene was in fact a demonstration of being at peace, put on by Glendale's Yoga at the Village in association with the Los Angeles chapter of Peace is Every Step — a group that holds these "walking meditation" events throughout the Los Angeles area.
April 8, 2006
The beauty of nature is the common theme for the painters showing their works this month at Descanso Gardens Boddy House Gallery. Half Dome in Yosemite was the inspiration of Eagle Rock artist Dory Grade's painting "Half Dome Yosemite, Perhaps the Shoulder of God," a highlight of her show "Art and Soul." "It's such a spiritual thing to me, to see it rising out of the mist, and it's more than a familiar icon, it's truly a symbol for meditation," said Grade, who is celebrating her 32nd year showing at the La Cañada Flintridge gallery.
November 24, 2008
Four chants of “om” and a song of “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” closed the Self Realization Fellowship’s first service at its new Glendale temple Sunday. The sacred Hindu intonation and Christian song were a part of the group’s inclusive practice, which is based on the idea that God exists within all beings, said the Rev. Brother Satyananda, the leader of the congregation. The fellowship, founded in 1920 by Indian theologian Paramahansa Yogananda, draws from a combination of religious teachings, focusing on meditative components of yoga while referring primarily to Christian and Hindu scriptures to highlight its message, Satyananda said.
March 19, 2003
Performance and workshop planned GLENDALE -- The Brand Library Associates will present the second part of its free dance series with a performance by Mandala Danceworks at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brand Library Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St. Mandala Danceworks will present "Garden of Pomegranates," choreographed by Karin Lynge Jensen. It is a modern-dance work, deriving its name form Israel Regardie's interpretations of the Qabalah's ancient, mystical writings.
June 4, 2004
'Stilling the Waters' is service topic GLENDALE -- "Stilling the Waters" is the topic of the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson's talk during the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the Religious Science Church of Glendale. The congregation meets at the YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale. Meditation begins at 9:30 a.m. "This Thing Called You," a class accredited by Science of Mind, begins Monday, and is open to beginners and advanced students, with no prerequisites.
October 5, 2007
There’s a new smiling face at the pulpit of La Crescenta’s Unity Church of the Valley. The Rev. Jeri Linn arrived last month from Tucson, Ariz., to take over for the Rev. Tom Witherspoon, who retired after about 7 years of service with the church. “This is an exciting time,” Linn said. “The former minister and his wife did a lot to update and make the facility beautiful. Now, we’re all ready to grow a larger congregation. I meditated and prayed before I came here, and now I’m hoping for growth.