Work, Play Camp at Far Horizons
June 1 – 7 & June 8 – 14
Retired Couples, Singles, and others are encouraged to attend Far Horizons’ work projects such as building repair, and painting; as well as opening the camp; raking needles away from the buildings, and cleaning cabins for the 2020 Far Horizons season. Evening socializing, games and camp-fires are available.
Week One: Work Days are Monday through Thursday, June 1, 2, 3, and 4. Work Hours are 9 AM to 12, and 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Playdays are Friday through Sunday, June 5, 6 and Sunday, June 7th with breakfast only. (Housing and three meals a day are offered for your stay at Far Horizons.)
Week Two: Work Days are Monday through Friday, June 8, 9, 10, and 11. (Work hours are the same as above.) Play Days are Friday through Sunday, June 12, 13, and Sunday, June 14 with breakfast only. (Housing and three meals a day are offered for your stay at Far Horizons.)
Come help get Far Horizons ready for the 2020 season as well ad enjoying the cool high Sierras.
To participate in this fun Work, Play Camp, contact Henry at 559-305-2021 or Ruth at (559)-804-0388 (Local transportation from Airlines, Train or Bus available.)
Ken L. Campos, M.D. | Theosophical Perspectives on the Bhagavad Gita
July 29 – August 2, 2020
This will be a four-day workshop: Wednesday evening opening session. Full Days Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and morning session Sunday.
This workshop will be both a presentation of the Bhagavad Gita and its “core myth” Hero’s journey as well as a forum for the participants to gain personal-psychological value and perspective, with daily guided meditation/self-hypnosis. The Gita is a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna. Arjuna is a warrior prince conflicted and hesitant to enter battle, and Lord Krishna is the avatar of Vishnu, and he plays the role of charioteer, guru, teacher, and psychotherapist for Arjuna.
Dr. Ken Campos is a practicing psychiatrist, a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, and podcast host on the topic of Schizophrenia. He is a Life Professed theosophical Monk with Live Oak Monastery and the Paracelsian Order, Madre Grande Monastery. He is a shamanic practitioner, trained with Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He is a brother in Hyperion’s Unnamed Path. Ken was a practitioner in the BOTA, Builders of the Adytum for 8 years in late 1970’s until mid 1980’s. Dr. Ken worked as a scientist: he was a neurochemistry researcher in a biology lab at the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.
Sue Prescott | The Transformative Power of Spiritual Practice
August 5 – 9, 2020
A spiritual practice involves doing an activity that brings about a sense of peace and happiness from the inner, spiritual self. It may range from mediation, chanting, reading a spiritual text, or simply making an earnest effort to become a better person. These activities set the stage for a deep transformatio9n to take place within a person. In this 4-day workshop, Sue Prescott will cover a variety of subjects and spiritual practices. The first day will be devoted to individual, personal transformation. “Filling the Hole in the Soul” will cover spiritual teachings and therapeutic practices to aid people with feelings of emptiness or a lack of purpose, along with depression and anxiety.
Day 2 will cover “Improving Relationships as a Spiritual Practice” and will look at using the higher mind and intuition to better understand others as well as ourselves. Specific skills for relationship enhancement will be taught, including a powerful technique from Paramahansa Yogananda on healing tension in a personal relationship. To top it off, the comforting experience of the Angel Wash ceremony will nourish the participants with support and encouragement.
Day 3 and 4 will cover, “Proven ways to become your Higher Self”. This presentation and discussion will look at the top 7 practical steps that spiritual traditions from around the world teach to purify and tune out levels of consciousness- the mind, heart and body-to become one with the consciousness of the Divine Self. Examples of exercises that will be covered are Pranayama or breath control techniques, various ways to mediate, including a walking mediation and chanting or toning exercises that utilize power of sound.
Just a note, at this workshop, Sue will not be doing any individual therapy work in her presentations, but will be discussing methods for self-improvement in general with participants. Come join us and experience for yourself the transformative power of a spiritual practice!!
Sue Prescott, MSW, is a theosophist, life-long theosophist and frequent lecturer at the Seattle lodge and surrounding area. She is author of Realizing the Self Within- an overview of the concepts of spirituality that can be applied to relationships and self-improvement. In her talks, Sue melds the principles of therapeutic change with spiritual growth. Just a note, at this workshop, Sue will not be doing any individual therapy work in her presentations; but will be discussing methods for self-improvement in general with participants.
Catherine Ann Jones | Heal Your Self with Writing
August 12 – 16, 2020
We all know the value of psychology in uncovering our deepest feelings and the importance of catharsis in temporarily releasing our pain. Yet while psychological techniques may help prepare us for the journey of healing, they often are not enough to lead us through the deeper way of transformation. Healing without transformation risks re-living negative patterns over and over -sometimes even reinforcing them by repetition, rather than truly putting them behind us.
Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. After playing major roles in over fifty plays on and off-Broadway, she became disappointed by the lack of good roles for women and wrote a play, On the Edge, about Virginia Woolf and her struggle with madness in a world gone mad, Hitler and WWII. The play won a National Endowment for the Arts Award. Twelve of her plays, including Calamity Jane (both play and musical), The Women of Cedar Creek, and Freud’s Oracle, have won multiple awards and are produced both in and out of New York.
Her films include The Christmas Wife (Jason Robards & Julie Harris) – four Emmy nominations, Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), and the popular TV series, Touched by an Angel. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India studying shamanism, she has taught at The New School University, University of Southern California, and the Esalen and the Omega Institutes. Her books, The Way of Story: the craft & soul of writing, Heal Your Self with Writing (Nautilus Book Award 2014), What Story Are You Living? and Freud’s Oracle are used in many schools, including New York University writing programs. Based in Ojai, California, she leads The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing, workshops throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Over 54,000 have subscribed to her six online courses. For online courses, blog, workshop schedule, keynote talks, and writing consultant services please visit www.wayofstory.com
Kay Mouradian EdD | THE MERIDIAN EXERCISES
August 19 – 23, 2020
During a post-doctoral research project while on sabbatical, Eugene Jussek, M.D. asked Dr. Mouradian to create exercises for his acupuncture patients that could benefit their healing time. She created non-strenuous stretches along the 12 major meridian channels and became acutely aware of its practical application to maintain fitness for the highly skilled and also for those who can do little more than stretch their fingers. The exercises will be taught during the morning session. Please bring a yoga mat.
As author of Reflective Meditation published by Quest Books and appreciating the mindfulness revolution, Dr. Mouradian plans to discuss in the evening sessions the thought world as presented in the Hermes precept: Just as dreams are unreal in comparison with the things seen in waking life, even so the things seen in waking life in this world are unreal in comparison with the thought world, which alone is truly real.
KAY MOURADIAN is a professor emerita from the Los Angeles Community Colleges. Spending several months in India researching yoga for her dissertation, she holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and has degrees from Boston University and UCLA. She recently wrote, narrated and co-produced the documentary, My Mother’s Voice, a poignant story of a fourteen-year-old girl from Turkey, Flora Munushian, the filmmaker’s mother. The film is based on her book, MY MOTHER’S VOICE, the same title as the documentary. Flora’s voice is that of all the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, a story that must not be forgotten.
Her other publications include Reflective Meditation: a Mind Calming Technique and A Guide for Those Teaching Yoga in the Community Colleges. She also has contributed articles in several magazines and newspapers.
Susan Johnson | Finding Happiness & Joy Through Patience and Tolerance
August 26 – 30, 2020
Loosely based on Shantideva’s: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, this workshop will explore the possibilities of living one’s life in a state of grace, accepting all that comes to one with patience and tolerance. When we recognize that everything that presents itself in our life is directly related to how we have responded in the past and that our future is entirely dependent on how we are responding now, we may find ourselves in a state of freedom, freedom from desire, freedom from resistance, from judgment and disappointment, thus lending us the opportunity to live from an inner peace and happiness with all that is, as it is. This is what we mean by radical forgiveness or radical compassion. Suffering is everybody’s spiritual teacher, but it depends on the complete identification with form. Can we live a life that is free of suffering no matter what happens?
Susan will help us to navigate our way to joy and happiness through patience and understanding with the help of Shantideva’s brilliant arguments, group discussions, short guided meditations, and gentle qi-gong exercises for quieting, focusing and harmonizing body and spirit.
Susan Johnson has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1986 and facilitates the Santa Cruz Theosophical Study Center, in California. She is a licensed acupuncturist who teaches a Taoist form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, worldwide. Susan is most at home in nature and loves music, plants, animals, Japanese brush-painting, Feng-Shui and the study of comparative religion, especially from a Non-Dual perspective.
She can be reached at:
111 Crescent Ct.
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
Anne Nowell & El Larson | Therapeutic Yoga and Sound Healing
September 2 – 5, 2020
Therapeutic Yoga incorporates gentle but strengthening yoga movements, synchronized breathing, and focused attention. It is a work-in more than a workout. Those with limited mobility could practice seated in chairs. This approach facilitates healing and advances well-being for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is a beautiful way to prepare for one’s meditation practice.
Sound Healing creates a space where the participants can reach a state of deep relaxation and access deeper levels of the mind. The vibrations and harmonics of the Sound Bath can help reduce stress and facilitate clearing of emotional energetic blockages.
Anne Nowell, E-RYT, has been an instructor of the body and mind modalities for over 30 years. She is a dedicated student of eastern philosophies and a long standing member of the Theosophical Society. As a yoga studio owner and director, Anne has introduced hundreds of students to the wisdom of yoga and has developed a gift for synthesizing eastern and western thought. Her website is www.annenowell.com
Anne Nowell (919-627-4348)
1730 3rd Ave Apt 1207
San Diego, CA 92101
A student of Yoga and Eastern philosophies for 20 years, El holds a BA in philosophy from Cal State LA as well as an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor certification and a Reiki II attunement. She completed the 200 hour Tibetan Bowl sound healing course from teacher, Diane Mandle, the only state recognized teacher of Tibetan sound healing in CA and was certified in 2015. Since that time El has offered Sound Healing and Sound Bath experiences in a wide range of public and private venues.