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August Sixth Annual Group Show Orland Art Center Gallery August 7 - August 29

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August Sixth Annual Group Show August 7 - August 29, 2015
Juried from entries all over the northstate, this show features stunning selections from 20 different artists who made it through the judging process. An exciting, multi-faceted mixture of techniques, themes, and artistic styles fills the gallery for summer's last show.


Artists' Reception Friday, August 7, 2015  3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Slip out of the summer heat and enjoy the cooling melodies of pianist Melania Raygoza, while you meet the artists and eat the sweet fruits of summertime! 
Linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it! '

Orland Art Center Gallery 530-865-5920 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7p. m. during each 3 week show. http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

The Mechanical Quilt - Lynne Pillus Orland Art Center Gallery July 3 through July 25

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The Mechanical Quilt -  Lynne Pillus
  July 3 through July 25, 2015
  A fascinating fusion of fabric Fine Art and today’s mechanized world. Fine Art quilter
  Lynne Pillus captures the movement and motion of the many machines used every day in factories
   and farms across the land.
  Friday,  July 3  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Refreshments and live music
 Young musician Melania Raygoza at our baby grand piano.
  Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it!

Orland Art Center Gallery
530-865-5920
732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7p. m. during each 3 week show.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857



Oroville, California lies in the middle of farming country north of Sacramento. It's also home to Fine Art Quilter Lynne Pillus. Over the years, many small family farms have disappeared from the area. O…

How To Be An Earthling, Wes Nisker on Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science Saturday, August 22, 2015

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How To Be An Earthling, Wes Nisker on Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10 am to 4pm

United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista, Alameda, CA

In this day together we make creative use of classic Buddhist meditation techniques in order to explore and embody our lives as interconnected earthlings.

The talks and discussions will present both traditional Buddhist views of self and reality, as well as some of the latest information from evolutionary biology and psychology to support and guide the meditations. The daylong will include plenty of poetry, and a little crazy wisdom as well.

Wes Nisker is an author of two bestselling books, founder and co-editor of "Inquiring Mind" and a teacher at Spirit Rock and internationally.

Register at alamedasangha.org

Cost: This event is given on a donation basis to provide an opportunity to practice generosity and to make teachings available to all.

 Beginners as well as experienced practitioners will benefit…

Focus on Feeling -Monastic Daylong August 16, 2015

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Focus on Feeling -Monastic Daylong

August 16, 2015 Sunday from 9:00 am to 430 pm

It is at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center at 388 9th Street,Oakland, Ca. 94607
Register through Eventbrite at their site http://oacc.cc/

The teachings will be offered freely by Ayya Sobhana so attendance is by

donation.

Feeling — Vedana in the Pali language of early Buddhism — is the point where our emotional process becomes accessible to the conscious mind.  We learn from the Buddha’s teaching to see feeling as the trigger for craving, and also one of the easiest points where we can interrupt the cycle of craving, clinging and suffering. But how to get free from craving without an unhealthy detachment from our inner life?

In this daylong retreat we will aim to more fully know and experience feelings. We will appreciate what feeling is good for, how feeling helps us to focus, to decide, and to intuitively look after our own welfare and the welfare of who we care about.  We will make friends with emotion…

Missing link found between brain, immune system

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Missing link found between brain, immune system -- with major disease implications Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM  E-MAIL IMAGE: MAPS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: OLD (LEFT) AND UPDATED TO REFLECT UVA'S DISCOVERY. view more  CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM Vessels directly connecting brain, lymphatic system exist despite decades of doctrine that they don'tFinding may have substantial implications for major neurological diseasesGame-changing discovery opens new areas of research, transforms existing onesMajor gap in understanding of the human body revealed