Friday, October 10, 2008

Solstice Center October 2008

The picture to the left shows the radiant floor tubing that is currently being installed in the big room - over which will go a brand-new oak sprung floor. Dancing at Solstice will never be the same! Reinforcements have been made to the roof of the big room, upon which will be mounted 6 Thermal-Solar pannels, delivering sustainable heat for the entire building. The Solstice Center is starting to live up to it's name! Helpful links: our on-line-calendar or our Website.

To all healing practitioners: We have an office for rent at Solstice! It is downstairs, adjacent to the Lotus Room. We are seeking the right person for this office. Rent is $750/month. Please call Varadaan at 303-827-5823 for details and a showing.

Lotus Healing Arts is Boulder's new healing center, located upstairs in the Solstice Center at 302 Pearl St. Lotus Healing Arts invites you to experience our new Panchakarma treatment capabilities.
In addition to the full Ayurvedic Clinic, we now offer:
• Shirodhara, a continuous stream of warm oil to the third eye
• Abhyanga, purifying Ayurvedic oil massage
No-cost Mini-Sessions by appt.

Special events this October

Jin Hai, A Buddhist Monk from California will be gathering for sutra copying in the Skylight Room Oct 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

In Jin's words:

"My immediate interest is in copying the Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva (a sacred text), and possibly illuminating it, for the benefit of an elderly friend here in Gold Hill with heart problems.

I feel like I need to do this as soon as possible. This Sutra Copying practice is very, very powerful if done properly, respectfully and singlemindedly.

When I first came to Boulder (from my monastery in California), I couldn't find a Buddhist monastery in the area. So I stayed alone for a couple of weeks in a lovely cottage up at the Ashram (Truth Consciousness, on Gold Hill, founded by Swami Amar Joti). The nuns there were very generous and kind.

Then, I felt that I needed to come on down the mountain (Gold Hill) to order to get to work on setting up Great Compassion House.

I was offered a ride by a long-term resident of Gold Hill, who also was suddenly moved to give me a place to stay. Then, her parents, a very sweet elderly couple put me up - invited me to stay with them. They are very special people - very kind. And I am still with them after a month. The husband suffers from heart problems.

I am going to copy the sutra for his sake - for Bob's sake...copy it and dedicate it to him. The Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva is extremely powerful for eliminating karma. In fact, it was the recitation of this sutra which liberated my husband from his long-term state of (as it says in the sutra) "...not being able to get well, and not being able to die."

My hope is that if I reverently and carefully copy out the sutra for Bob, it will extend his life and lessen his suffering. So that is the intention and the plan. I feel that I need a clear space - full of light - in which to accomplish this task. In the absence of a proper monastery, Solstice Center seems just right."

- Ocean (Jin Hai) email Jin:

Reference: The Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva
Although the primary writing of Earth Store Bodhisattva is nearly unknown in the West, it is a primary Buddhist Scripture in Tibet. The unique journeys of Ksitigarbha are laid out in picturesque detail and allow a reader to truly experience the hells as he saw them.

His whole life was dedicated to going into the hells and lower worlds to liberate souls from these places and teach the rest of humanity the reasons for various hells, the means in which we get there, and the path to liberate ourselves from such misconduct.


Lotus Healing Arts - Meditate After Work 5:30-6:30pm.
Join the silence beyond your mind. Thursdays, Lotus Room,
We start with a chant to Ganesha.
There will be some time for questions and answers and possibly a reading.
We will then lock the doors and sit in silence for approximately 30 minutes. We will close with a few chants.
Donations are welcome.
We have some nice meditation cushions and some backjacks and other furniture, but you are more than welcome to bring your own meditation cushions.
Please come a few minutes early to find your seat.
Leaders: Varadaan & Riitta
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm. 302 Pearl Street, Pearl Street entrance.


WuDang Primordial Qi Gong & Supporting Qi Gong Exercises

The practice of this form cultivates balance and inner harmony and assists the practitioner in improving health.

Primordial Qi Gong movements are based on the tradition of Inner Alchemy, that of cultivating the five elements and transmuting of the Three Treasures: Jing (essence), Qi (vital energy) and Shen (spirit).

The set is simple to learn and very efficient:
Increases Qi (Vital Force); Helps Blood Circulation; Speeds Recovery; Promotes Peace of Mind

Dates: Saturday, October 11th & 18th
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Solstice Center, 302 Pearl Street, Boulder
Cost: $45 for both days; drop in rate $25

Registration Required:
Contact Kristine at: or 970-232-5171

Kristine Metchikian is a senior instructor and a WuDang External Qi Healer.


October 24- 26, 2008
in Boulder, Colorado
The Taiji Ruler is a revered but rare method of Qigong Healing Exercise from China. The body
rocks gently back and forth while keeping the hands about a foot apart and moving them
through various gestures. Qi, life force, gathers in the body’s vital reservoirs and circulates
through the major meridians. Both the ancient founder and first modern teacher of Taiji Ruler
lived to age 118. The Taiji Ruler is part of classical Taoist energy cultivation for health, vitality,
and longevity. It improves coordination, deepens the breath, and promotes inner peace. With
regular practice, the student feels merged with the Tao, the spirit of nature. The course is open
to beginners and all levels.
Who Can Benefit?
Students of Healing Arts and Chinese culture, Philosophers, Physicians, Counselors, Nurses,
Martial Artists, Acupuncturists, and anyone who wishes to explore the hidden depths of body,
mind, spirit, and nature.
Please note that the program is for education and personal development only. Students with
medical problems should seek their physician’s advice before attempting to exercise in this “mile
high” environment.
What You Will Learn
All of the major techniques in the classical Ruler system, including
• Standing, seated and lying down ruler exercises
• Taiji Ruler Wooden Ball practice in which a ball is rotated on a table to build qi
sensitivity, excellent for both healers and martial artists
• Taiji Ruler strength training
• He Shou (Joined Hands): gentle two-person Ruler exercises, in which your hands lightly
touch your partners’ to refine energy awareness and balance
• Meditation for relaxation, tranquility, and energy circulation
• The Taoist philosophy of health
Students will “take-home” a complete qigong work-out.
Tuition and Registration
Tuition: $300. Includes all instruction and hand-outs
Registration: $75 non-refundable deposit. By mail: Check or money order in U.S. funds payable
to Kenneth Cohen, P.O. Box 1727, Nederland, CO 80466 USA. Please include your home &
business phone.
MasterCard or VISA Registration and Information: call (303) 258-0971. Tuition balance due on
APPROXIMATELY 35 STUDENTS. Please reserve your space by registering as soon as possible.


Ayurvedic meet-up group
October 23rd, Thursday 7:00-9:00
Solstice Center (Lotus Healing Room)

"Makaan and Varadaan will lead a meeting of pulse reading for fun. So do not be late 'cues we will Instruct on how to read pulse on yourself and then a partner before we even chant. Then we will chant and do some gentle vinyasas, standing, and some pranayams. Then we will partner up and take pulses again and see if our pulses changed. We will discuss and share our findings as related to Vikriti or current dosha. Later in the meeting we will have a business part.
Don't miss it.


Subtle Bodies, Alchemy and Transformation
Monday, October 13th, 7 - 8:30 pm
The Solstice Center
302 Pearl Street, Boulder
The alchemical work of meditation as a tool for building your subtle bodies and cultivating your immortal flame.

About Clairvision
Clairvision is a school of meditation and spirituality. It offers powerful techniques aimed at exploring and transforming consciousness. Ideal for people living in the modern world of the 21st century it addresses clarity and awakening. It is not what one presumes or is told to be true that will bring about spiritual awakening, but what one experiences directly. The school is worldwide, multi-cultural and non-denominational – so come and “see for yourself, know for yourself”.

Rebecca Mehl

Rebecca Mehl is an instructor of the Clairvision School and an IST practioner. She has specialized in the Astrology teachings of the Clairvision School and studied under the direct guidance of Samuel Sagan, the founder of the school. For the past 5 years she dedicated her time to full-time practices. She currently is studying homeopathy, healing and running courses at the headquarters in upstate New York.

For more information contact:
Rebecca Mehl at:

Gail Keeler will be presenting information about "The Lifeline Technique" on October 14, 7:00-8:30 in the Skylight Room. For more information see


GYROKINESIS - Skylight Room

Spiraling and Arching Movements with the Breath * Strengthen the Body • Calm the Mind • Increase Flexibility

Riitta Ojala-Lipman, MA, LPC, ADTR
I offer my students my lifelong love of movement, with over 20 years experience facilitating movement and body awareness
GYROKINESIS: the most pleasurable way to stay strong and healthy
Come and try it, first class 1/2 price.
$10.00/ class, 10 class package $85.00
Mondays 5:15-6:15 PM
Thursdays 12:00-1:00 PM
Solstice Center, 302 Pearl St, Boulder
For more info call Riitta at 303-443-1290 or e-mail


Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Ongoing Classes

Mondays, Skylight Room October 20-Nov 24 6:30-7:30pm
August 25-September 29
Explore how dynamic support through the entire skeleton can support your low back, spine, arms and shoulders.
The Solstice Center, 302 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, Enter on 3rd street.
Winter session: December 15-Jan 19, 2009


Channeled Healings, Hosted by Miwa Linehan.
WHERE: Solstice Center at 302 Pearl Street
Channeled or Trance Medium Healings are high energy healings that connect you to your answers, your truth, your dreams -- YOU! You can get healing and communication on any aspect of your life! Come experience 'Heaven On Earth' in this transformative healing space!!
There are some new details to the schedule, due to our upcoming construction:
Every Wednesday in The Skylight Room 10/1,8,15,22,29 from 7-9 pm (Big Room floor construction) and The Big Room on Wednesdays from November-August 2009
Cost: No Charge... and donations are always welcome!!
More Info: Contact Miwa Linehan at 303-530-0920


Dance Home Thursday 10/2 : DJ Dave subs for Reed

Dave Weil has generously agreed to sub for DJ Reedantha on Thursday.
Reed has found himself smitten by a pernicious virus, so to manifest
sufficient mojo and channel music from across the cosmos (or even just
Alpha Centauri) is simply not a credible proposition this week. Dave's
a pal to step in on short notice.

And remember that we are in the cozy Skylight Room for all of October
while the big room undergoes a much-needed face lift.

Dance Home is Boulder's Barefoot Boogie
Free-form dancing
Community environment
Comfortable yet adventurous

302 Pearl St. (side entrance)
Thursdays, 8 PM to 11:30 PM

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