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Dear Friends,

September is beginning now with much hope for a reasonable winter (unlike last year). The pool and jacuzzi here will be open for a little while longer, and the movies at the pool on Friday nights have been fun for the children. The Concerts on the Green continue to be welcomed on the occasional Saturday night, when great bands play. A Farmers Market is now held on the first and third Sunday afternoons of the month. And of course, the fabulous Celtic Group plays at the gazebo each Tuesday afternoon. The bears were quite active this summer causing much damage.


Saturday morning meditations at the Jizo Peace Center at 10:00 continue, led by Ruth. Here will be two 25 minute silent meditation sessions with a 5 minute walking meditation in-between, concluding with a discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. No charge; donations welcome. The Meditation space is downstairs from the front of the house, 2012 Pioneer Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 93222. Please call 818-834-5925 if you wish to attend.

Saturday Meditations



This Club, founded by Izumi Tanaka, Natalie Zadykian, Ruth Handy, and Chris Faulconer, began in June, 2023 after approval by the PMCPOA Board.

The PMMC meets every Monday at noon in the Clubhouse Condor Room where we sit in a circle.

There are six experienced meditators who rotate leadership each week.

September's leaders are as follows:

September 4 - Chika Kawahara
September 11 - Chris Faulconer
September 18 - Ruth Handy
September 25 - Natalie Zadykian

Attendance is free, but donations are appreciated. All are welcome. On October 1, 2023, there will be a Meet and Greet with refreshments for new Pine Mountain Club members.
The PMMC will have a table at the event.


Saturday Meditations


Special pictures of the Award ceremony, mostly taken by the generous and professional Ronan Chris Murphy and also Elke Heitmeyer, are here.


The Center is beginning to prepare for the annual Food, Blanket, and Diaper drive held at Thanksgiving. Also Ed Serra will represent the Center at the annual PMCPOA Christmas Craft Fair on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with his wonderful artistic arrangements. Additional projects are underway and will be announced as these are closer to completion. If you are interested in being a sponsor for Jizo Peace Center programs such as the Compassion Scholarships, Ruth would love to talk to you or your organization!


WZM Awards in the Mountain Enterprise

Compliments of The Mountain Enterprise

Saturday Meditations








Ruth Ratna Handy, LCSW
(818) 834-5925


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