Sunday, October 2, 2011
2012 Pioneer Way, Pine Mountain, CA 93222 (661)
11:30 Opening and Meditation led by Ruth Handy
12:30 Potluck lunch
01:30 Ceremony for Lost Children led by Ruth
– Let’s remember children lost to neglect, abuse,
or natural disasters. We will make garments for our outdoor
Jizos in silence –fabric, trimming, beads, and supplies
will be provided.
03:00 We can share our feelings with everyone
as we pick a Jizo outside to wear the garments we’ve made.
04:00 Yoga and Deeksha with Joyce Dvoren. Suggested
donation for yoga $10.
05:30 Closing prayer led by Ruth and Joyce
Ruth Handy is the founder of the Jizo Peace Center and a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker. She has a strong mandate to share the
gentleness of Jizo Bodhisattva from Japan and other Asian countries
and to help bring peace to the world. Ruth has practiced meditation
for over 30 years at Ananda Ashrama in La Crescenta, CA and
attended Buddhist retreats. She traveled to Japan, India, and
China to understand more about faith and the power of love to
inspire our lives.
Joyce Dvoren, a weekend resident of PMC, will offer a mixed
level hatha yoga class followed by optional deeksha, or Oneness
Blessing, during savasana (relaxation). Deeksha is a hands-on
blessing from the Oneness University in Southern India, which
helps to align the energy centers of the body. Everyone's experience
is different; a common response is deeper relaxation. Joyce
teaches a variety of yoga classes in Los Angeles at L.A. Fitness,
Santa Monica Yoga, the Cancer Support Community and retirement