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Jun18

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Jun11

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Jun8

Follow Your Bliss: The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Leading scholar of mythology and intellectual firebrand Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was famous for advising his students to “follow their bliss.” In the sixties and seventies he was dismayed to learn that in mainstream usage his popular saying had come to mean little more than “do your own thing” – a mantra of self-centered hedonism – the polar opposite of his intention. What did Campbell mean by “bliss?” How was this assertion rooted in his wide-ranging study of the world’s religious, philosophical, literary, and mythological traditions? It turns out bliss, (ananda in Sanskrit), has little to do with private happiness. Following your bliss has more to do with uncovering your sacred purpose than it does with blindly following your whims and desires. Bliss, not to be confused with pleasure, is found only in fully-realized, authentic lives where fear and artifice are stripped away revealing our innate divinity. Join us as we explore Campbell’s essential role in the Human Potential movement of the 20th century and in the continuing spiritual awakening of our own time. (60 minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A) $15

Jun4

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

May28

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5. All registrants receive a video of the event, so register even if you can't attend the live session!

May25

Death and Resurrection in World Mythology

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

The dying god motif is a central archetype found throughout the world’s religions and mythologies, most famously in Christianity. The story of a divine being willingly dying to bestow gifts on the human race is a ubiquitous theme repeated over and over again. Join us as we examine various examples of this universal idea and explore its many possible underlying meanings. Why do we gravitate to this narrative? What larger purpose does it serve? How do these stories help us navigate our own perilous journey through life and death? (60 minute webinar, 30 minute Q&A) $15. All registrants receive a video of the event, so register even if you can't attend the live event!

Apr30

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Apr27

Inside the Electoral College

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Zoom Webinar

o Every elected official in America, from local school board to the U.S Senate, is elected by popular vote – except one: the President of the United States. Ever since 1789, the Constitution requires that the President be chosen not by popular vote, but by a curious body called the Electoral College. What is it? How does it work? Does it work? Join me for an insider’s view into this curious American institution. Even though I have my doubts about the fairness of this 18th century process, I was honored by an opportunity to serve as one of California’s 55 electors in the 2020 Presidential election. I’ll share details about this experience, and about my reaction to the events of January 6, when an angry mob attacked the capitol with the expressed purpose of preventing the Senate ratification of the Electoral College vote. 60 minute webinar, 30 minute dialogue. $15

Apr23

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Apr16

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Apr13

The Divine Feminine in India and the West

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Zoom Webinar

Swami Harinamananda of the San Diego Vedanta Monastery and comparative religion professor Peter Bolland join forces again for this dialogue exploring the Divine Feminine in Indian and western mythology. In the deepest traditions of India the ground of being is understood as fundamentally feminine. Shakti and her manifestation Mahadevi – the Great Mother Goddess – is not only the source of all the gods – she is their power, and ours. We will decode these myths in dialogue and draw life-guiding wisdom to practice in our everyday lives. (60 minute Zoom webinar, 30 minute Q&A). $15

Apr9

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Apr2

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Mar26

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Mar23

American Buddha - The Wisdom of Walt Whitman

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Zoom Webinar

In this class we’ll focus on a close reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” the first poem in his 1855 masterpiece Leaves of Grass. As we move through extended passages, Whitman’s prophetic voice takes hold and a bracing vision of American individualism rises into view. Equally worldly and transcendent, carnal and spiritual, Whitman artfully blends the contrasts of life into a living mystery that shimmers with beauty and power. It is the sacred in all things, especially in us, that Whitman celebrates. (60 minute Zoom webinar, 30 minute Q&A) $15

Mar19

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Mar12

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Mar9

The Four Agreements

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Zoom Webinar

After his near-fatal car accident, Mexican physician Don Miguel Ruiz became an apprentice of a Nagual or shaman in the Toltec tradition. His groundbreaking book The Four Agreements, a distillation of that indigenous American wisdom, has been translated into 48 languages and remained on the New York Times bestsellers list for ten years. At the heart of his work is the idea that our assumptions (our agreements) shape the quality of our lives, and when we craft new ways of thinking we greatly increase our freedom and power. Join us for this close look at each of the Four Agreements, and their intersections with philosophy, psychology, and world spirituality. (60 minute Zoom webinar, 30 minute Q&A) $15

Mar5

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week.

Feb26

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar - San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning for 30 minutes of inquiry, reflection, and discovery as we explore the wisdom that wells up through the cracks of our everyday lives. New themes, readings, insights, and stories every week. $5

As we all ease back into "normalcy," thanks for your patience through these long months of distance. All events are still 100% online via Zoom, but we hope to begin offering live, in-person events beginning in August.