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Sila or Ethics this Superbowl Sunday at Alameda Sangha, February 2, 2014

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    Sila or Ethics Superbowl Sunday
In light of the Superbowl this Sunday, doors will open at 7 pm as usual, but the sitting meditation and regular evening together will begin at 7.15 to allow those wanting to see the end of the superbowl to arrive as unrushed as possible. If the game goes overtime, please do not hesitate to quietly enter the church if it is past 7/15 and the meditation has begun.
The logical next step as Buddha outlined in his 5 step plan for a layperson interested in beginning a spiritual path is sila, or ethics. Come and join me this Sunday to explore the undertakings that the Buddha prescribed for us to really begin and deepen our spiritual practice in the most wholesome way possible.  The 5 Precepts really resonated for me in my early years of practice because of the nature of its overall message of non-harming, non-harming to oneself, the planet and others as we go through this life together. They are 5 beautiful guidelines to consider and reflect…

Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents- Lecture ::John M. Jameson Construction: Foundations, Ground Water Management, and More Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents- Lecture ::John M. Jameson Construction:
Foundations, Ground Water Management, and More
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presenrs- Lecture John M. Jameson Construction:
Foundations, Ground Water Management, and More
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church: 1420 Lafayette Street, Alameda,(Parking available at the corner of Chestnut Street and Santa Clara Avenue.)
Free for AAPS members; $5 for non-members

Restoring Our Architectural Heritage From The Ground Up
John M. Jameson Construction specializes in the repair of
foundations and structural repairs of residential homes and
commercial property. Located in Alameda, they serve all
neighboring cities within the Bay Area and Northern CA.
The company believes that top quality work and service are
a must with every job. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed.


John Jameson, born in San Francisco, came to Alameda as a baby and has lived …

Alameda Sangha Meeting Schedule February and March

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Alameda Sangha Meeting Schedule
February and March

Every Sunday, 7pm-9pm


Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda, CA 94501



Visit our Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/


February  2014
   2   Pauletta - The Virtue of Ethical Behavior
   9   Rebecca - The Spectrum of Desire
   16  Rebecca - Indispensable Love
   Sat Feb 22 - 
Deepening One's Practice
9am to 4:30. Please bring a bag lunch.
A meditation daylong: Paulette Chanco and Baruch Golden
will lead a day of continuous, silent practice with alternating
periods of sitting, walking, and dharma talks. This retreat is
suitable for people at all levels of experience. The church has
comfortable chairs. Bring sitting supplies you wish to use.  
Please come 15 minutes early to settle in.Donation basis.
Drop-in or preregister at alamedasangha@gmail.com

   23  Pauletta  - TBA
        Dina Hondrogen, a sangha member and yoga instructor offers yoga from 6 - 6:45 pm



 March  2014
2  Jacques Verduin of the Insigh…

San Francisco Peace and Hope 2014 Fest

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San Francisco Peace and Hope 2014 Fest
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1-4pm
A Woman's Eye Gallery,
678 Portola Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127
http://www.sfpeaceandhope.com/who.html


list of participants:
Kit Kennedy: Emcee
Patrice Haan - harp music during reception

Poets reading:
Susan Gangel.
Erica Goss, poet laureate of Los Gatos
Jane Green
José Luis Gutiérrez
Patrice Haan
Sherri Rose-Walker
Vince Storti
Nancy Wakeman

Artists presenting:
Susan Black
Elaine Drew
Judy Seidel 

The San Francisco Peace and Hope 2014 Fest is a
celebration of the arts, honoring the SF Bay area literary spirit.
Kit Kennedy will be the emcee and program includes readings by poet and
artist contributors in the journal. Elizabeth Hack, founding director
will comment about the evolution of SFPH and harp music will be performed
by Patrice Haan. Great food and drinks provided. 

San Francisco Peace and Hope  sfpeaceandhope.com is an online literary
journal that promotes peace through poetry, writing an…

LOVE GROOVES - Wajeedah at The SoundRoom Feb 16 Oakland CA

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Vocal Workshop with Diane Witherspoon Sunday February 9

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Vocal Workshop with Diane Witherspoon
Sunday February 9, 2014

Noon to 3pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://jazzschool.org/event/international-jazz-singer-diane-witherspoon/
Advance: $50
Day of Workshop: $65
All ages

Whether you work in your hometown or in faraway places,
a singer must have a diverse repertoire, know how to put
together a show, know what to wear and how to create a
personal book of songs that will “translate” no matter what
country they’re in. Understanding the audience, using proper
microphone technique and leading the band are also key components
 of being well prepared.

Students will hear a brief lecture and then
will have the opportunity to sing with an accompanist,
for critique and input from Diane Witherspoon. Please
ensure the song is memorized and bring three copies of the sheet music.

Based in Las Vegas, singer Diane Witherspoon has recorded
extensively since 1988. She has performed throughout the world
with jazz greats including Cedar Walton, B…

Diane Witherspoon in Concert Saturday February 8

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Diane Witherspoon in Concert
Saturday February 8, 2014 8pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://jazzschool.org/event/diane-witherspoon/
General: $15
Student/Senior: $12
All ages

Singer, composer, and producer, Diane Witherspoon began singing as a child
(with 8 siblings), and often performed in her church choir. Originally from
Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now residing in Las Vegas, NV, Diane spends
much of her professional life performing abroad in places like Mumbai,
Singapore, China, Europe, and recently, in Africa. Diane has taught music
and conducted workshops for students in California public schools and in
Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by her sister, Shirley Witherspoon, a former Duke
Ellington vocalist, and second cousin, Jimmy Witherspoon, a legendary blues
 \singer, Diane is coming back to the Bay Area for this rare opportunity to
perform for her long-time fan base here.

Joining Diane for this concert will be legendary west coast jazz drummer,
Myron Cohen and his Billy H…

Nicolas Bearde: All About Love (A Special Valentine Concert) Saturday February 15, 2014

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Nicolas Bearde: All About Love 
A Special Valentine Concert
Saturday February 15, 2014 

Doors Open: 7:15p 
Champagne & Valentine dessert buffet: 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Show time: 8:00p
Musically Minded Academy
5776 Broadway, Oakland, CA
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nicolas-bearde-all-about-love-tickets-7162871341
Adv. Gen: $20 / Door Gen:  $25
Adv. Student/Senior/Disabled  $15   Door Stu/Sen/Dis: $20
All ages
Nicolas Bearde, "totally romantic, totally smooth and totally delightful"...says Brian Soergel of Smooth Jazz
This tribute to the emotion of love will feature audience favorites and romantic songs from his highly acclaimed CD  "All About Love" and... his New CD Release  "Visions"
presents an intimate show and a night of enchantment.
Ticket price includes Champagne & Valentine desserts!
http://nicolasbearde.com

facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NicolasBearde1

ABOUT NICOLAS BEARDE:
"He's sung with McFerrin and acted with Eastwood - Bearde taps into music…

Fiveplay Jazz Quintet at The Jazz School

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Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
February 1, 2014
8pm - 10pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://jazzschool.org/event/fiveplay-jazz-quintet/
General $15/  Student/Senior $12
All ages
This Bay Area group, which includes Jazz Institute faculty members Laura Klein and Alan Hall, plays a wide range of compelling original compositions. They’ll be performing material from their acclaimed CD, 'Five and More' which is gaining great airplay on jazz stations nationwide A current Jazz School student, special guest musician, Dillon Vado will fill out the ensemble with the addition of his vibraphone virtuosity.
Featuring Laura Klein on piano, Tony Corman on guitar, Alan Hall on drums, Dave Tidball on saxophones and clarinets, and Paul Smith on bass.
http://fiveplayjazz.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Jdpd9lMlClA

Heather Mac Donald The Humanities and Us Don’t listen to today’s narcissistic academics—the West’s cultural inheritance is indispensable.

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Powered by Translate Heather Mac Donald
The Humanities and Us
Don’t listen to today’s narcissistic academics—the West’s cultural inheritance is indispensable.
Winter 2014 In 2011, the University of California at Los Angeles decimated its English major. Such a development may seem insignificant, compared with, say, the federal takeover of health care. It is not. What happened at UCLA is part of a momentous shift in our culture that bears on our relationship to the past—and to civilization itself.
Until 2011, students majoring in English at UCLA had to take one course in Chaucer, two in Shakespeare, and one in Milton—the cornerstones of English literature. Following a revolt of the junior faculty, however, during which it was announced that Shakespeare was part of the “Empire,” UCLA junked these individual author requirements and replaced them with a mandate that all English majors take a total of three courses in the following four areas: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Dis…

Alameda Sangha

Alameda Sangha
Every Sunday, 7pm
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda
Visit our Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/
Visit our blog: http://alamedasanghablog.blogspot.com/


* Please note that on nights when Rebecca teaches, the meeting will be
held from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Meeting Schedule
January  2014
    5    Deb                     Refining Mindfulness:    12   Rebecca              Boundaries and Interbeing   19   Deb                     TBA   26   Pauletta               The Pleasures of GivingFebruary  2014
      2   Pauletta              The Virtue of Ethical Behavior      9   Rebecca             The Spectrum of Desire     16  Rebecca              Indispensable Love     23  Pauletta              TBA
March  2014
      2   Guest Teacher    Jacques Verduin 

Vocal Workshop with Diane Witherspoon Sunday February 9, 2014

Vocal Workshop with Diane Witherspoon
Sunday February 9, 2014
Noon to 3pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://jazzschool.org/event/international-jazz-singer-diane-witherspoon/
Advance: $50
Day of Workshop: $65
All ages

Whether you work in your hometown or in faraway places,
a singer must have a diverse repertoire, know how to put
together a show, know what to wear and how to create a
personal book of songs that will “translate” no matter what
country they’re in. Understanding the audience, using proper
microphone technique and leading the band are also key components
of being well prepared.

Students will hear a brief lecture and then
will have the opportunity to sing with an accompanist,
for critique and input from Diane Witherspoon. Please
ensure the song is memorized and bring three copies of the sheet music.

Based in Las Vegas, singer Diane Witherspoon has recorded
extensively since 1988. She has performed throughout the world
with jazz greats including Cedar Walton, Bob…

Diane Witherspoon in Concert Saturday February 8, 2014 8pm

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Diane Witherspoon in Concert
Saturday February 8, 2014 8pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://jazzschool.org/event/diane-witherspoon/
General: $15
Student/Senior: $12
All ages

Singer, composer, and producer, Diane Witherspoon began singing as a child
(with 8 siblings), and often performed in her church choir. Originally from
Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now residing in Las Vegas, NV, Diane spends
much of her professional life performing abroad in places like Mumbai,
Singapore, China, Europe, and recently, in Africa. Diane has taught music
and conducted workshops for students in California public schools and in
Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by her sister, Shirley Witherspoon, a former Duke
Ellington vocalist, and second cousin, Jimmy Witherspoon, a legendary blues
 \singer, Diane is coming back to the Bay Area for this rare opportunity to
perform for her long-time fan base here.

Joining Diane for this concert will be legendary west coast jazz drummer,
Myron Cohen…

Nicolas Bearde: All About Love (A Special Valentine Concert) Saturday February 15, 2014

Nicolas Bearde: All About Love (A Special Valentine Concert)
Saturday February 15, 2014 
Doors Open: 7:15p 
Champagne & Valentine dessert buffet: 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Show time: 8:00p
Musically Minded Academy
5776 Broadway, Oakland, CA
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nicolas-bearde-all-about-love-tickets-7162871341
Adv. Gen: $20 / Door Gen:  $25
Adv. Student/Senior/Disabled  $15   Door Stu/Sen/Dis: $20
All ages
Nicolas Bearde, "totally romantic, totally smooth and totally delightful"...says Brian Soergel of Smooth Jazz
This tribute to the emotion of love will feature audience favorites and romantic songs from his highly acclaimed CD  "All About Love" and... his New CD Release  "Visions"
presents an intimate show and a night of enchantment.
Ticket price includes Champagne & Valentine desserts!
http://nicolasbearde.com

facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NicolasBearde1

ABOUT NICOLAS BEARDE:
"He's sung with McFerrin and acted with Eastwood - Bearde taps into music&…

Fiveplay Jazz Quintet

Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
February 1, 2014
8pm - 10pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://jazzschool.org/event/fiveplay-jazz-quintet/
General $15/  Student/Senior $12
All agesThis Bay Area group, which includes Jazz Institute faculty members Laura Klein and Alan Hall, plays a wide range of compelling original compositions. They’ll be performing material from their acclaimed CD, 'Five and More' which is gaining great airplay on jazz stations nationwide A current Jazz School student, special guest musician, Dillon Vado will fill out the ensemble with the addition of his vibraphone virtuosity.
Featuring Laura Klein on piano, Tony Corman on guitar, Alan Hall on drums, Dave Tidball on saxophones and clarinets, and Paul Smith on bass.
http://fiveplayjazz.com