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Stillness & Concentration Daylong at Alameda Sangha Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stillness & Concentration
Daylong at Alameda Sangha

Saturday, October 1, 2016
 9am to 4:30pm
United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista
Alameda, CA 94501
Donation

This day of meditation is led by Rebecca Dixon and Deb Kerr.
Join us as we explore stillness and build skills that lead to concentration.
Insights can occur when our minds become still enough for us to see the moment-by-moment nature of all experience.
What is it like to really experience stillness? How can we pacify these restless minds and lay the groundwork for deepening concentration?
In this day of silent practice with each other, we will weave together classic teaching and techniques to build a foundation of well-being, ease, and playfulness that supports skillful effort for unification of the mind
Chairs and tea will be provides; please bring any personal mediation gear you require and a bag lunch. Please arrive by 8:45 am in order to be ready to start at 9 am.
Cost: Donation basis. Drop-in or preregister at alameda…

International Exchange – A Fine Art Printmaking Show in San Francisco at Graphic Arts Workshop and Yokohama Japan at Launch Pad Gallery

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International Exchange – A Fine Art Printmaking Show in San Francisco at Graphic Arts Workshop
and Yokohama Japan at Launch Pad Gallery

San Francisco Exhibition
Dates: September 9th To October 1st 2016
The opening: September 10th 3 PM  to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM
Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery
2565 3rd St. #305
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.graphicartsworkshop.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
leslow at hotmail.com   415-664-5670


Yokohama Exhibition
Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th 2016
Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Naka-ku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact:  Ling Liu  
ling at launchpad-gallery.com    
045-641-1511
https://www.facebook.com/LAUNCHPADYOKOHAMA



San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case a group of artists has created work ab…

Watermedia Wonderment at Orland Art Center this October - John Norman Stewart

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Watermedia Wonderment at Orland Art Center this October

John Norman Stewart is renowned for his watermedia creations.
He offers a variety of themes and styles from abstract to detailed landscapes.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Find artistic images that range from backdrops for Disney features to wild and fanciful abstracts as you feast on food and drink in the music!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

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International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

San Francisco exhibition
Dates: September 9th To October 1st
The opening: September 10th     3 PM  to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM

Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery
2565 3rd St. #305
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.graphicartsworkshop.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
leslow@hotmail.com   415-664-5670


Yokohama exhibition
Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th
Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact:  Ling Liu    ling@launchpad-gallery.com
+81-45-641-1511



San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific. Launch Pad Gallery owners …

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael with artist Maria Nikl

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TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media  — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael
Be a Creator, be Human, be a Woman…can you do it?  Of course!
The last 3 Tuesdays of each month,   3.5 hrs, from 5:30 till 9pm.
Art Works Downtown,  1337 4th St,  San Rafael, Ca. 94901
http://www.maria-nikl.com, https://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com
This is a playful, non-competitive, openminded and supportive women’s environment with lots of meaningful and also constructively silly conversation.  Be who you are.
These painting events are for those of you, who already have some painting/creating experience. With a life long painting and creative practice and awareness, and an MFA, Maria Nikl is there to uphold the space for you, get you out of your comfort zone when and where you are stuck, and supply assignments that will provide you with new creative experiences other than what you already have under your belt.
Nikl will inspire you rather than teach, and support and validate you in risk taking, experimenting, and explo…

Orland Art Center Gallery - Seventh Annual Group Show

Seventh Annual Group Show
August 5 - August 27
The Gallery will feature a wealth of artistic variety from artists all
over the northstate. Diverse techniques and vastly different artistic
approaches treat the viewer to a showcase of abundant talent.

Friday, August 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Finish summer with splashes of color and multi-media magic when
you come to the artists' reception and meet these makers of art!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pgaes/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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Turning the Mind Towards Happiness Daylong at Alameda Sangha with Sharda Rogell and Pauletta Chanco Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Sharda Rogell


Turning the Mind Towards Happiness
Daylong at Alameda Sangha
with Sharda Rogell and Pauletta Chanco
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:30-4:30 pm
at Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/coming-events

In this daylong, we have a precious opportunity to explore together the Buddha’s guidance on the importance and the way of turning the mind toward conditions that bring us happiness and ease rather than pain and distress.  We will draw on the Buddha’s teaching of the “Second Arrow” and learn how to identify and interrupt difficult patterns of mind which allows for the heart to open in love and equanimity.  The day will be held in silence as we engage in sitting and walking practices together, as well as engage in a deepening inquiry into the causes and conditions for our happiness and the ending of suffering.  

Arrive early to settle in and wear comfo…

Summer Smorgasbord at Orland Art Center Gallery July 1 - July 23

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Summer Smorgasbord
at Orland Art Center Gallery
July 1 - July 23

Annette Carroll's wonderful watermedia work is teamed up with Kristin Revolinsky's pastels and the lush oils of Chuck Prudhomme for a scintillating summer spread of style and subject matter.

Friday, July 1, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Artistic fireworks prime viewers for the Independence day shows
on the 4th. Welcome the holiday weekend at our artists' reception!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857


Orland Art Center Gallery-Stars and Cars: Glamour, Movie Start Style June 3 - June 25

Stars and Cars: Glamour, Movie Start Style
June 3 - June 25
Southern California designer and fine artist Dennis Asbury
offers a colorful tribute to the movies with his larger than
life acrylic paintings of the glamour queens and classic
race cars of the Silver Screen.
Friday, June 3, 2016 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Meet this dynamic artist and enjoy his bold and brassy
bow to the stars and cars of Hollywood then and now!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcent.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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July
Summer Smorgasbord
July 1 - July 23
Annette Carroll's wonderful watermedia work is teamed up with Kristin
Revolinsky's pastels and the lush oils of Chuck Prudhomme for a
scintillating summer spread of style and subject matter.
Friday, July 1, …

MINDFULNESS & METTA DAYLONG RETREAT with Andrew Chapman & Pauletta Chanco Saturday: June 11

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MINDFULNESS & METTA DAYLONG RETREAT
with Andrew Chapman & Pauletta Chanco

Saturday: June 11
1:00 to 6:00 pm
$20 preregistration


Register at info@alamedaislandyoga.com
or online at http://alamedaislandyoga.com/workshops/

Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 205-5003
http://alamedaislandyoga.com/workshops/

The Buddhist path offers us practical and applicable tools for our real, everyday lives. The practices of mindfulness and loving-kindness can and should become a way of life. In order to truly live the teachings we need to dedicate periods of time to intensive formal practice. This day-long retreat is an opportunity to do just that. Together we will explore the four foundations of mindfulness with an emphasis on loving-kindness in a distraction free and supportive environment. The day will be held in silence and instructions will be offered throughout. This event is appropriate for anyone who is interested. No experience is necessary, preregistration is very…

Orland Art Center Art Show & Sale: April 1st through April 23rd "A Slant on Spring" Featured Artists: Pat Vought and Marilyn Walsh

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Art Show & Sale: 
April 1st through April 23rd
"A Slant on Spring"
Featured Artists: Pat Vought and Marilyn Walsh


Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857February
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On the Gallery walls this April, there is everything from the bright colors of fiestas and painted pots of flowers to the shifting shapes of diners welcoming warm weather at an outdoor cafe. These two talented artists welcome Spring in style! Meet and talk with Pat and Marilyn at the Orland Art Center Gallery's Artist's Reception:Friday, April 1st, from 3 to 7 p.m.

March Art Show at the Orland Art Center The Tradition of the Masters Oregon Fine Artist Emanuel Skarlatos March 4 - March 26

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March Art Show at the Orland Art Center

The Tradition of the Masters
Oregon Fine Artist Emanuel Skarlatos
March 4 - March 26 2016

The time-tested and true, and the new, combine in this show,as Oregon Fine Artist Emanuel Skarlatos brilliantly displays a
mastery of traditional painting techniques, enriched with his very personal style.

Friday, March 4, 2016 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Visit with this dynamic artist who has mastered the masters and livened the mix with his own innovations!



Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages



"Why Meditate?" Daylong April 10, 2016 9:30-5 pm. Oakland Asian Cultural Center

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"Why Meditate?"

Daylong

April 10,  2016 from 9:30-5 pm.

It will be at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland Chinatown.

Donation Basis
Register 



Oakland Asian Cultural Center.



























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Multi-Media Magic February 5- February 27 at Orland Art Center

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Multi-Media Magic

February 5- February 27 2016

Two northstate artists, Lynn Rose Light and Peter Piatt,offer a dazzling variety of artistic styles and techniques.

Paintings, drawings, metal art, glass and bronze sculpture fill the gallery walls with a media smorgasbord!




Friday, February 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.



Orland Art Center Gallery
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Phone: 530-865-5920
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

ROAD SCORES-Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs at FLOAT through March (Oakland)

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ROAD SCORES

Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs

FLOAT Floatation Center -
Art Gallery exhibits local cutting edge art
from the East Bay, Oakland and San Francisco
Bay area. We focus on contemporary art. Painting,
sculpture, mixed media, photography, neon and plasma
sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, ethnic art,
furniture, metal work, jewelry, kinetic and robotic art.
FLOAT is located in a store front loft of the historic Cotten Mill Studios at 1091 Calcot Place Unit #116, Oakland Ca 94606. We are open 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm by appointment. we can be reached at: (510) 535-1702, or by email to Info@TheFloatCenter.com
http://www.thefloatcenter.com/index.html

Show runs December 27th through March 19th 2016

Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs

ROAD SCORES is a project born from the love of collecting treasures found on the side of the road (and abandoned buildings, railroad tracks, freeway underpasses, etc.)

Inspired by the burnt out wrec…

Morchestra 17-pc jazz orchestra in concert in Berkeley Sat 23 with special guest Roger Glenn

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Morchestra 17-pc jazz orchestra in concert in Berkeley Sat 23 with special guest Roger Glenn
Saturday, Jan 23
8PM
$15
How to get tickets: https://cjc.edu/concerts/?eid=11535
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
www.cjc.edu

Morchestra jazz orchestra with special guest multi-instrumentals Roger Glenn
Leader, arranger, guitar: Tony Corman
Special Guest: Roger Glenn, vibes, flute, clarinet
Saxes: Tim Devine, Amelia Catalano, Dave Tidball, Benny Torres, Charlie Keagle
Trumpets: Nick Ciardelli, Steve Campos, Tom Dambly, Ian Carey
Trombones: Derek James, Dave Martell, David Otey, Rich Lee
Piano: Laura Klein
Bass: Karl Hartmann
Drums: Alan Hall

Tony Corman's Berkeley-based jazz orchestra returns to the CJC, this time featuring multi-instrumentalist Roger Glenn playing vibes, flute and clarinet. Tony has written some arrangements tailor-made to feature Roger's cooking, melodic style, and the band will be playing some new arrangements of tunes by Toninho Hor…

Meditation Daylong Getting More Skillful with Vedana with Bhikkhuni Sobhana Feb 6 at Alameda Sangha

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Meditation Daylong
Getting More Skillful with Vedana with Bhikkhuni Sobhana
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:30 am - 5 pm
United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista,
Alameda, CA 94501

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

In this daylong retreat we will aim to more fully know and experience feelings. This retreat led by Ayya  Sobhana, continues her investigation of fundamental Dhamma in the light of modern neuroscience and new thinking about emotion.

There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, and time for questions and answers.

Lunch: Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the …

January Art Show at Orland Art Center "New Life for a New Year"

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January Art Show
 Orland Art Center

January 8th through January 30th, 2016
"New Life for a New Year"

A warm hearted show that begins the new year with artistic renditions of new life! Livening up the gallery walls will be puppies, foals, calves, chicks, kittens, lambs and other animal babies to delight our eyes.

This exhibit features six talented artists who also happen to have a strong affection for the animals in their lives. They use their artistic skill to capture that unique blend of vulnerability and timeless beauty that all babies have. They meet the challenge of creating art that celebrates new life in a way that others can relate to.

Each artist has a favorite medium and that is clearly reflected in this exhibit. After trying several different techniques, Carol Avellino found her true artistic voice speaks the clearest when she's using pastels. The camera clearly calls to Sharon Barker as her way of telling visual stories and her keen sense of composition never …

Almeda Island Yoga Monthly Events with Pauletta

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MONTHLY MEDITATIONS

Alameda Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
info@alamedaislandyoga.com
(510) 205-5003


With Pauletta Chanco

NOONTIME MEDITATION: LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH*
Thursdays, noon to 1:00 pm, January 28, February 25, March 31, April 14

Join Pauletta for sitting meditation and short discussion during the lunch hour, every last Thursday of the month. All are welcome – experienced and beginner s alike! Suggestions will be given for how to begin and maintain a sitting practice in everyday life. Suggested minimum donation is $10.



LAST FRIDAY* SANGHA
Fridays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, January, 29, February 26, March 25, April 15

The best way to start and maintain a daily sitting practice is to come to sangha (ancient Pali word meaning spiritual community) and learn or begin again to meditate with others of similar intentions. On the last Fridays of the month, we will meet together and begin the evening with a quick check in and introduction of names. Then we will have a gui…

January Classes at Alameda Sangha with Feb 6 Daylong

Alameda Ongoing Classes -Every Sunday Donation
January 2016
  3   Pauletta                 Resolutions or Relinquishment?  10  Rebecca                   The Practice of Kindness  17  Deb                          TBA  24  Rebecca                   Moments of Awakening  31  Rebecca                   Freedom through the Precepts

February
   7  Pauletta                     TBA   14  Pauletta                     TBA   21 Rebecca                    What's Love Got to Do With It?   28 Rebecca                    Beyond Judgment      
Alameda Sangha is a place to practice and discuss mindfulness meditation and Buddhist teachings. We are led by three teachers of the Theravada tradition, Pauletta M. Chanco, Rebecca Dixon, and Deb Kerr. Find more about our teachers here..
We meet Sunday evenings from 7-9 * pm at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA 94501  
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/    
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Feb 6 Daylong at …