Soul & Synapse Retreat: The Integration of Science and Spirituality, with Dan Siegel

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News All Saints Church presents a contemplative retreat, through the learning and use of current meditation and mindfulness practices, attendees will explore the integration of science and spirituality and experience the ways in which one’s inner subjective lives, interpersonal relationships, and the objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance of meaning, connection, and equanimity in everyone’s lives.Utilizing experiential exercises engaging the deep nature of our subjective inner and interpersonal lives, we will address such questions as: why does feeling a part of “a larger whole” matter so much, and why does not simply living as an isolated self, limited to one’s skin-defined boundaries, improve immune system functioning? What are the scientific insights that reveal why a spiritual life with meaning and connection is “good for you”? Participants will learn how to use their mind in integrative ways in order to transform their lives. Cost = $150.Soul & Synapse Retreat will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.. and Sunday, Feb. 8, 10:15-11:00 a.m.(Rector’s Forum – free), and at Â 1:30-700 p.m.Sign up online at www.allsaints-pas.org. For more information email Jamie Hebert at [email protected] All Saints Church is at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101 (Across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall). Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Faith & Religion News Soul & Synapse Retreat: The Integration of Science and Spirituality, with Dan Siegel From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 6:06 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Rising to higher society

first_imgCalibrationAgnieszka MlickaRuskin Sschool of Fine AartNothing in the cultural world polarises opinion so much as the debate over the value of modern art. Iis it a deep and insightful reinterpretation of an artistic tradition or merely pretentiousand posturing? Aagnieszka Mlicka’s exhibition cannot be said to have resolved this apparently unsolvable debate, but her work does provide several interesting perspectives and demonstrates clear potential.The exhibition was staged, aptly enough, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Aart, whose entry hall provided a fine display space for this small collection of works, although if the artist hopes to find a larger audience a more public and spacious venue may be needed.These works are designed to serve as a distillation of the core of finalist fine-art student Aagnieszka Mlicka’s essential artistic philosophy. This philosophy is expounded from the very beginning of the exhibit in the transparent invitation cards and the montage of transparencies which greet the visitor. These reflect the artist’s avowed interest in layering effects, question reality and meaning, and evoke her fascination with structure which plays a key role in the almost architectural style of some of her works.This style is effectively exploited in order to create feelings of entrapment and social confinement. This is most effectively evoked in her drawing of a female figure, trapped within the intermeshing buildings of a nondescript city, epitomising the confining and enclosing effect of the web of society. Ppowerful as this image is, the image of the social animal as a caged beast is, ironically, something of a tradition in modern art, which perhaps rather undermines the originality. Mlicka’s architectural vision of her art is expanded in her effort to incorporate the fabric of the gallery into her display.Mlicka has also added interest to her work by including the ideas board on which her ideas are born and developed; she thus provides an insight into the artistic process. However the quality of her future exhibits would be much improved by the inclusion of some form of written description or discussion of the artist’s ideas and philosophy. The experience of viewing the display would also be enhanced by an attempt to give an obvious and instructive structure to the arrangementof the pieces.Overall I do feel that despite these minor problems this was a well organised and conceived first event which effectively conveyed the artistic vision. Ssome parts of Mlicka’s exhibit are extremely interesting with great potential and it is to be hoped that with consideration expansion and maturing she will succeed in forging her own unique and dynamic style.ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005last_img read more

Costa Rica seizes one ton of cocaine, arrests 5 Colombians

first_img Police seized more than one ton of cocaine from a private home north of the Costa Rican capital and arrested 12 people, including five Colombians, officials said Tuesday. Another Colombian suspect got away during the raid in Nandayure, 329 kilometers (205 miles) north of San Jose, police added. In addition to 1,091 kilograms (2,405 pounds) of cocaine, police found weapons, radio transmitters and satellite telephones in the house, they said. Costa Rica is used by drug traffickers as a transshipment point for drugs bound for Mexico and the United States. By Dialogo July 08, 2010last_img read more

Staff Picks – December 2013

first_imgRASHED’S PICKSAVOR THERMOS TUMBLERSecret’s out, LI: I’m getting married—which, of course, is pretty awesome. Her name is Jennifer, and she’s pretty awesome, too. But here’s the thing: I need to seriously start saving some cash. So during one of my trips to Target I stumbled upon a Savor thermos tumbler, which is advertised for tea drinkers and claims to keep liquids hot for up to six hours. I bought it, tested it, and poof—it works! Instead of tea, I fill it up with coffee (My name is Rashed, and I’m an addict) and pour it into a mug religiously at about 2 p.m. every day. Sadly, I have removed myself from the Press’ legendary coffee runs—for now. It’s time for penny pinching, and I’m willing to do my part. I’m pretty sure this thermos is just the start. CHRIS’ PICKMILES DAVIS: THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS (COLUMBIA/SONY LEGACY RECORDINGS)Released just as the cold, blustery arctic winds of winter solidify any recollections of the summer into memories frozen in time, this historic box set likewise blows away all previous early collections of The Prince of Darkness, further transforming the unfolding season’s icy lonely tundra into somber-yet-triumphant notes of glorious colors, heat and beauty. It consists of nine albums recorded between 1956 and 1961—in mini-LP replica jackets—and includes rare editions previously unreleased in any Miles Davis collection in the United States. Let the jazz blizzard begin. SPENCER’S PICKWINNING ALBANY: UNTOLD STORIES ABOUT THE FAMOUS AND NOT SO FAMOUS BY JERRY KREMER (NEW IDEA PRESS)This charming little book recounts the odyssey of Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, once dubbed by The New York Times as Long Island’s “Most Effective Legislator,” who went from selling custard on the boardwalk in Long Beach to sponsoring more than 250 state laws in Albany as a Democratic Assemblyman and a powerful committee chairman. He’s hobnobbed with Nelson Rockefeller, Robert Kennedy, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and a colorful assortment of characters in between. It’s not literature but it is invaluable as a heartfelt, honest history lesson on New York politics because Jerry sheds light on what really went on in those smoke-filled rooms behind closed doors. And along the way, we learn what good government is all about—and how hard it is to achieve. TIMOTHY’S PICKTREESJust because winter starts this month, doesn’t mean gardeners’ green thumbs must hibernate until spring. The cold months are the best times to plant trees, horticulturists say, because they can use the time to establish roots and will be ready to bloom when the weather gets warm again. Aside from the joy of watching something grow, planting a tree can be timed to mark a special occasion—or dedicated to someone’s memory—and, when it’s fully grown, save homeowners’ money on their energy bill by providing shade. Of course, it’s best to stick with trees native to Long Island, such as this pitch pine, rather than invasive species such as Norway Maple, Japanese Barberry or Rusty Willow. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Metsger: FOM changes needed now

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Modernizing the agency’s field-of-membership regulations will greatly benefit the nation’s credit unions, NCUA Vice Chairman Rick Metsger said in a speech Monday before the Education Credit Union Council’s Annual Conference.“The dual chartering system works most effectively when both state and federal policies keep pace with changes in the financial marketplace, equalize competitive challenges, and streamline regulatory compliance,” Metsger said.“While the overall number of charter changes has gone down the past few years, the pendulum is now skewing heavily from federal to state charters at almost a three-to-one pace over the last four years,” he added. “Over a similar four-year period a decade ago, conversions ran nearly two-to-one in the other direction.”NAFCU has been pressing NCUA for an easing in current chartering and FOM restrictions. The association has recommended legislative changes in its five-point plan for credit union regulatory relief regarding FOM and regulatory action in its “Top Ten” list of rules to fix or eliminate. continue reading »last_img read more

The single best move to make at tax time

first_imgby: John WasikLet’s say you’ve done all of your tax preparation and everything’s in order.Now what? It’s time to not only see if you can save your tax refund — if you have one coming — but make sure you’re not overpaying Uncle Sam.If your withholding is too high relative to your other deductions, thus triggering a refund, you may have to lower it. That would put more money in your paycheck.So why is it important to put less in withholding and not receive a refund? Getting money back from Uncle Sam means you have given the government an interest-free loan for a year. Does that sound right to you?More importantly, whether you get a refund or not, you can put your money to better use. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Stacey Abrams draws credit and praise as Biden inches ahead in Georgia.

first_imgStacey Abrams, who earlier this year was on a short list of potential vice-presidential candidates, was ultimately not chosen by Joseph R. Biden Jr. But on Friday, as Mr. Biden took a narrow lead in Georgia, it was Ms. Abrams who was celebrated, a sign of her remarkable ascent as a power broker since her failed bid for governor of that state two years ago.Celebrities, activists and voters across Georgia credited Ms. Abrams with moving past her loss — she came within 55,000 votes of the governor’s mansion — and building a well-funded network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression in the state and inspired an estimated 800,000 residents to register to vote.- Advertisement – Still, Democrats in the state were jubilant.- Advertisement – “You have to build the infrastructure to organize and motivate your base, and you have to persuade people,” said Jason Carter, a Democrat who was the party’s candidate for governor in 2014. “Stacey built that infrastructure, and Donald Trump’s presidency energized that infrastructure, and it opened up voters to persuasion who were previously not open, particularly in the suburbs.”Mr. Biden pulled ahead of President Trump in Georgia, a state that has not elected a Democratic presidential candidate in nearly three decades, and maintained a slight lead throughout Friday. He was up about 4,100 votes Friday evening with more than 98 percent of the ballots counted. Because of the small margin, the secretary of state confirmed there would be a recount. Ms. Abrams declined to comment on Friday. But in a tweet, she wrote, “My heart is full.” And she cited the work of other activists. “Georgia, let’s shout out those who’ve been in the trenches and deserve the plaudits for change.”If Mr. Biden holds onto his slim lead in Georgia, her profile is likely to grow. – Advertisement –last_img read more

US protests defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

first_imgIn New York, which on Tuesday prolonged its first curfew since World War II for the full week, AFP reporters saw hundreds refusing to go home after the 8:00 pm cutoff, instead chanting slogans and peacefully walking the streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn.Protestors attempting to cross the Manhattan bridge were pinned there for an extended period by police on both sides, but were finally allowed to return to Brooklyn, according to a New York Times reporter on the scene.Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN it had been “much calmer” a day after several Manhattan luxury stores were looted, praising an increased and “vast presence” of police on the streets.Minnesota took one of the first concrete actions to address the grievances behind the uprising, which began after Floyd’s death on May 25 in the state’s largest city Minneapolis.The state launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department, looking at possible “systemic discriminatory practices” going back 10 years, Governor Tim Walz tweeted.Former president George W. Bush called on the US to examine its “tragic failures” and to “listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving.” And in Los Angeles, one of dozens of cities hit by unrest, police officers and Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped to their knees in a symbolic act of solidarity as they met marchers led by African-American Christian groups.”A black face should not be a sentenced to die, nor to be homeless, nor to be sick, nor to be underemployed, nor to be under-educated,” Garcetti told them, inviting the leaders into City Hall for a discussion about the issues.But protesters gathered outside Garcetti’s residence late into the evening. An AFP reporter witnessed a group of at least 200 refusing to disperse and subsequently arrested.’People liked my walk’  In Washington DC, thousands returned to the streets Tuesday for a peaceful “Black Lives Matter” march.Hours after the 7:00 pm curfew protesters could be heard chanting, as National Guard troops stood on the streets near the White House and helicopters hovered above. Broadcast footage showed police firing tear gas shortly after midnight, but the situation appeared to be calm overall. “I’m just tired, essentially, of being scared of police, of not getting justice,” said Jada Wallace, an 18-year-old protester outside the White House earlier who said she was ready to risk arrest.US President Donald Trump leaves the White House on foot to go to St John’s Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. – US President Donald Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation on Monday after days of anti-racism protests against policebrutality that have erupted into violence. The White House announced that the president would makeremarks imminently after he has been criticized for not publicly addressing in the crisis in recent days. AFP/ Brendan Smialowski (AFP/Brendan Smialowski )In the same place on Monday, federal police had abruptly opened tear gas and fired rubber bullets to break up a non-violent protest, clearing a path for Trump to stroll outside for a photo-op at a historic church damaged the previous night.The move was loudly condemned by religious leaders, the president’s political rivals, and onlookers around the country.But Trump, who has rejected the traditional presidential role of healer, voiced glee on Twitter over the response in Washington and accused the leadership of New York — led by the rival Democratic Party — of succumbing to “Lowlife & Scum.””Overwhelming force. Domination,” he wrote, adding: “Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!”He pushed back against the criticism later on Twitter, writing: “You got it wrong! If the protesters were so peaceful, why did they light the Church on fire the night before? People liked my walk.”‘Despicable looters’ Joe Biden, Trump’s presumptive Democratic rival in November elections, denounced the crackdown as an abuse of power and promised, if elected, to tackle the “systemic racism” in the country.”Donald Trump has turned this country into a battlefield driven by old resentments and fresh fears,” Biden said in a speech in Philadelphia, also hit by violence. The United States also faced unusual, if polite, criticism from some international allies including Germany, Britain and Australia.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called the anti-racism protests “understandable and more than legitimate.””I hope that these peaceful protests won’t slide further into violence, but even more than that I hope that they will make a difference in the United States,” Maas told reporters.A Las Vegas officer was in “grave condition” Tuesday after being shot during protests overnight. An armed Hispanic man was shot and killed by police after raising his gun in a separate, nearby incident.Four officers were also shot overnight in St. Louis. None of the injuries was life-threatening.Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/0ouUpoJEQ4— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020But one retired St Louis police captain was shot dead early Tuesday outside a ransacked store.Trump tweeted that David Dorn, who was black, was “viciously shot and killed by despicable looters.”Topics : Protesters defied curfews across the United States Tuesday as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally.Standoffs between police and demonstrators stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man whose killing has brought once-in-a-generation protests to the nation for the past week.But there were fewer reports of the looting and violence that had soured street demonstrations in previous nights. Tens of thousands gathered earlier in Houston to pay a hometown tribute to Floyd, who grew up in the Texas city and is to be buried there next week.”Today is… about George Floyd’s family — we want them to know that George did not die in vain,” Mayor Sylvester Turner told an estimated 60,000 people.A tearful Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, told a news conference she wanted “justice for him because he was good.”No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”last_img read more

Hollywood Beach did the Jamaican Jam

first_imgCity of Hollywood’s Hollywood Beach, was transformed into Carnival central allowing visitors to experience a first-hand taste of Jamaica’s Bacchanal 2017, in Caribbean Airlines’ Jamaica “Wanna Jam” Promotion on March 25.The section of Hollywood Beach, between Buchanan Street and Michigan Street,  which is just a few steps south of the popular Margaritaville Resort, came alive with the sounds of authentic soca and dancehall music by Y100’s DJ GQ and costumed revelers.The promotion featured dance competitions and steelpan lessons. One lucky person also won two tickets courtesy Caribbean Airlines to fly away to the sunny isle of Jamaica.“Caribbean Airlines is thrilled to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity for a lucky winner and a guest to enjoy the party side of Jamaica. From the music to the costumes, to the energy, Carnival in Kingston is just a flight a way. We want our customers to know when they are thinking about an airline, Caribbean Airlines is the best choice, as the experience of the islands begin the moment you board, with daily flights from Ft Lauderdale to Kingston and Montego Bay and seamless connections throughout the Caribbean region,” Caribbean Airlines’ Senior Marketing Manager, Alicia Cabrera, said.“Caribbean Airlines would like to specially thank the City of Hollywood, City of Hollywood parks and recreation department, Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Greater Ft Lauderdale Visitors and Conventions Bureau, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association and the Jamaica Tourist Board,” she added.Caribbean Airlines has been the official airline sponsor of Bacchanal Jamaica for the past four (years, and eagerly anticipates the 2017 carnival celebrations in Jamaica, which run from April 15th – 23rd and culminate in the colourful Road March parade on April 23rd.“Caribbean Airlines has always been integral to the Bacchanal Jamaica experience. It is with their support that we have been able to create a truly Caribbean experience with performers from across the region coming together in Jamaica for a wonderful celebration,” Charmaine Franklin, Director of Bacchanal Jamaica, said.Caribbean Airlines offers an all-inclusive in-flight experience with complimentary authentic Caribbean meals and signature cocktails.  Also, all passengers first checked bag always flies free and economy passengers can pay just U$$25 plus taxes for a second checked-bag. This rate is one of the lowest in the global airline industrylast_img read more

Media barred from prison CoI

first_img– Public Security Minister dodges transparency questionMembers of the media were on Monday barred from hearing the testimonies of members of the Prison Service at the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the deadly Camp Street Prison fire. This decision followed aPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan speaking with the media at the Guyana Fire Service on Mondaymeeting with Commissioners which delayed the start of Monday’s session.Sometime after 10:30h, Chairman of the CoI, retired Justice James Patterson advised that the testimonies would be done “in-camera”. Before the public was ushered out of the proceeding, Justice Patterson had stated that he would inform the media as to when they would be allowed to return.One of the key witnesses expected to testify at Monday’s session was Prison Officer Lyken (only name given). Lyken, who was reportedly ordered by his superiors to take video footage of the prison riots, was poised to give his version of the events which led to the deaths of 17 inmates. Notably, this publication witnessed equipment being set up to present the video footage taken as evidence.In the past weeks, controversy had ensued when the Attorney representing the Joint Services, Selwyn Pieters had made constant references to the footage in grilling his witnesses despite the said footage not being tendered as evidence. When upbraided by the CoI Chairman, Pieters threatened to resign from the CoI.Justice Patterson had raised concerns over the way in which the video footage was released to the public. In the footage, which was shown to the media operatives on April 4, prisoner Collis Collison and members of riot forces were shown to be engaged in an altercation.Attorneys representing the Guyana Bar Association had later raised concerns over the lack of transparency regarding the non-disclosure of the Standard Operating Procedures which govern the Joint Services operations at the Camp Street Prison.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was on Monday questioned by the media over the closed-door setting and concerns about lack of transparency with the process. Ramjattan whilst evading the question of transparency posited that it was within the authority of the Chairman to allow such a move.“The CoI is controlled by the CoI members…he has authority to do that I suppose under the Terms of Reference and if he thinks it is a matter for security reasons, why not?” the Minister posited.Notably, Station Officer at the Guyana Fire Service, Andrew Holder was last week allowed to disclose what inmates related to him when he carried out his investigation as to the cause of the deadly fire. Holder had concluded that the fire emanated from inside the Camp Street facilities and that inmates were indeed responsible.“It is my conclusion that this fire occurred as a result of a prisoner or more than one prisoner setting fire to mattress or mattresses within the prison walls,” Holder had noted.last_img read more