An Evening with Krishna Prem from India – Friday, April 22nd.
Krishna Prem from India is coming to Toronto for a few special events. On this special two hour informal evening, you will receive a copy of his book and learn more about his 40 year quest into meditation. After, if you wish, you can enrol for his Meditation Playshop on Sunday April 24th also held in Toronto.
Krishna Prem, also known as Michael Mogul, is an author and meditation teacher. Krishna Prem left America over forty years ago in search of himself. Arriving in India, he met his teacher and friend Osho, who simply said: “If you really want to know who you are, be a joke unto yourself. Do not take yourself so seriously.”
Krishna Prem now travels the world leading his famous “Meditation Playshops” which he will be doing on the Sunday in Toronto.
Come out on the Friday, receive a copy of his book and listen to his many, many stories of being with his world famous guru, OSHO. This will be an informal sitting and sharing so you can ask as many questions as you wish or just listen to Krishna share experiences from his journey into 40 years of meditation.
When: Friday April 22
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $20 – price includes a copy of his book and two hours of learning
Place: Positive Changes Etobicoke 4895B Dundas Street Etobicoke
Note: This price for this event is very minimal and is used only to help cover the cost of bringing Krishna Prem to Toronto from India. Thank you.
Media Resources for Krishna Prem:
Next date to be announced – Learn How to Speak with Power & Passion!
When you speak do people listen? Or an even better question is do people respond positively?
I recently spoke at a good friends funeral. When I was finished and sat back down the priest got back up and said to everyone. “You’ll need to remember the 11th commandment.” We all looked at each other bewildered and I’m sure thinking to our selves ‘I thought there were only 10 commandments?’ “Shall I go over it for everyone?” The priest said. “The 11th commandment goes like this – thou shall not speak more elegantly than me!” and we all gave out a chuckle. Being able to speak elegantly comes with the understanding of how to present your points for the maximum effect and of course…practice.
In this 2.5 hour seminar I will show you how to:
1. Inspiration: Speak to serve
2. Description: Make it personal
3. Visualization: If you can see it, you can speak it
4. Influence: Learn how to generate passion and make it contagious.
5. Relax: When you make a mistake, no one cares but you
6. Anticipation: Always leave ‘em wanting more.
And much, much more!
Date: Thursday September 17th
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Location: Positive Changes Center Etobicoke 4895B Dundas Street
Investment: only $10.00
Next date to be announced & 20 – Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Once again, we are very pleased and honoured to be hosting this ancient and life-changing tradition. The ceremony will be conducted by Anishinabe (Ojibway) elder, Clem Courchene. Along with his assistants, he will be traveling from Sagkeeng First Nation (FortAlexander), Manitoba. Clem has been trained and mentored in the Ojibway spiritual traditions and he freely shares his knowledge and experience with all. People of all faiths, races, ages, gender, and diverse beliefs and backgrounds are welcome to attend. The sweat lodge is an ancient native ceremony of purification and prayer. It takes place in a covered dome made of willow saplings. Water or medicine is pored over the heated rocks that are brought in.
The ceremony consists of drumming, singing, prayer, healing, and sharing. The environment, although respectful, is light, enjoyable, and healing in nature. Those of you, who have shared this experience with us over the last 15 years, will know that the Ojibway sweat lodge is truly a life changing experience. Please come and experience this wonderful, living spiritual, cultural practice. There are many reasons to come to a sweat lodge, but probably the most important is to participate in a community. Come to a sweat lodge not because you need healing, but because your neighbour, friends, and family do. By approaching the ceremony with a spirit of humility and service to others, we find our way to reconnect with Life again.
- Newmarket/Uxbridge Area (Sept 19 – 20): Search Google Maps: 9540 Concession 3, Uxbridge (Just 15 minutes from Newmarket). Call (905) 852-0263 or (519) 993-5352 if lost.
Dates & Times
Below are starting times, please arrive 1hr earlier.
- Newmarket / Uxbridge: Sat. Sept. 19 at 1:00 p.m. and Sun, Sept. 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Please feel free to attend one or all of the sweats. Come at least 1 hour early to help us prepare for the ceremony as the sweat itself is a community effort (Sweat before you sweat!). Generally, the ceremony is about 1 hour – 1 ½ hours long in total (Don’t panic as this is not the actual total time sweating!). Afterwards there will be a potluck meal. Please bring your favorite dish to share. Donation We are requesting a $40-$60 (sliding scale) donation per-person for the day. This community support is to help cover travel and accommodation costs for the group traveling out. Any additional money will be given to the elder and workers as an honorarium to help them with their work back home. The sweat lodge, however, is open to everyone and no one will be turned away for financial reasons.
What to bring
- Bag of Fire Wood. It can be picked up at a supermarket or gas station. Hardwood or softwood logs only please (no processed or cut lumber).
- A pouch of tobacco (one per family is fine).
- Two towels.
- Shorts (for men), old dress or skirt and t-shirt (women).
- A food dish for a potluck lunch afterwards.
- Rain gear (in case of bad weather).
- A meter of cotton, single coloured broad-cloth if you have a specific prayer request to consult with the elder about.
- Bill Sutherland (519) 846-9840 or (519) 993-5352
- Andy McClure (905) 852-0263
Sweat Lodge Etiquette
- No drugs, alcohol or cameras.
- Be respectful.
- Come with an open mind and open heart.
- Personally pray, reflect or contemplate in your own tradition or manner.
- Sweat before you sweat; come early and help with the preparation.
Note: Women experiencing their period (moon time) will not be able to attend the ceremony. In the Ojibway tradition, a women’s monthly time is considered a personal purification in which she is preparing for the life giving energies needed for life (conception). The cleansing energies of menstruation and the renewing energies of the sweat are felt to clash. One is not better or worse then the other, they are just not felt to be compatible.
September 30th – Women’s Street Wise Self Defence Seminar
Do you know the three pillars that will help keep you safe on the street?
The Three Pillars of Street Assault Prevention:
1. How to acquire: Heightened Awareness
2. The psychology of: Preventative Strategies
3. Fighting to defend or save your life: Relevant Combative Applications
Do you know what the three pillars above mean and how they are to be acquired/applied? Recently I have been asked by a number of people if I would set up self-defence course. I will hold a seminar and cover the three highly important points mentioned above. If I have enough people interested after the seminar then I will hold the full course. Whatever you do don’t miss out on this low cost high quality seminar!
Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Location: Positive Changes Centre Etobicoke 4895B Dundas Street
Investment: only $10.00