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Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA

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2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

September 2019

Atma Nambi ~ Live Life

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ Sept. 6th Evening Satsang & Sept. 7th Daylong
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

Please join us for these special events with South Indian spiritual teacher, Atma Nambi.

Atma Nambi is a spiritual teacher from Tamil Nadu, south India. His spiritual journey started at age 10, and later, while following a career in the business world, he underwent years of spiritual practice with several prominent teachers, including the famous Yogi Ramsurat Kumar and Mohan Bharathi. His various practices included bhakti, karma yoga, mantra, and kundalini, culminating in his Self-Realization in 1994.

Since then, he has been sharing what he lives – total Presence 24 hours a day – with an approach that is casual, immediately applicable, and down-to-earth. He inspires people to live a conscious life in line with each one’s individual potential, which brings pure joy and contentment, health and prosperity in all relations, as well as materially. Atma Nambi shares easy, practical and powerful techniques and approaches that can be applied in everyday life for people of all ages in all levels of society. These will enable you to live a life of celebration, while cultivating the recognition of the true Self.

Both the Friday evening and Saturday programs will culminate with optional chakra initiations by Atma Nambi. The initiations are individual but are done in a group context. The whole group enhances the energy in the initiated. During this process, practical tips will be given on how to keep the chakras activated and maintained, as well as keeping in good physical health.

Note that there is an additional sliding-scale charge for these initiations.

Friday, September 6th
An Evening of Wellbeing: 7 – 9:00 pm
Experience the Truth, discuss life-related situations, and enjoy being in inner silence. This is an instant experience of wellbeing and peace.

Suggested donation: $15-25

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Anahata Heart Chakra Initiation: 9 – 9:30 pm
The activation of the heart energy center, the fourth chakra, is a way to open up the heart and to heal heart-related issues; it enables better relationships, abundance of love and compassion, inner peace, and empowers the immune system.

Sliding Scale: $35-50
Please bring a candle to hold.

Saturday: September 7th

Live Life Workshop: 10 – 5:00 pm (Lunch 1 – 2:30 pm)
The Live Life Workshop addresses how to create an atmosphere of ever-rising consciousness, energy and creativity. Atma Nambi will give techniques for raising the internal and external awareness and atmosphere. There will be moment-to-moment techniques, easy to implement in everyday life, as well as powerful techniques for clearing negative energy (karma), and for inner transformation.

When there is an energy coordination brought in to the spot we are in flow. This is a state of consciousness that takes away the blocks from different parts of the body, enhances creativity and the ability to perceive the situation as it is. Flow makes every action joyous and healthy for oneself and others. An atmosphere of flow increases the amount and the quality your work, while addressing the internal atmosphere within one’s Self enhances relationships with family, friends and co-workers, as well as the atmosphere at home, school or at work.

Sliding Scale: $60-120

Kundalini Initiation, 5 – 6 pm
This initiation activates and awakens the mega-energy of kundalini, which dwells at the base of the spine. The rising of kundalini energy acts powerfully, dissolving fear, anxiety and depression. It generates more and more energy through the chakras, and since it is a life-force energy, its awakening enables both mental and physical wellbeing. It can dissolve many karmas and impressions from the past, and a new way of living in joy, peace and harmony can be established. Since this is a powerful initiation, Atma Nambi will select the individuals who he feels are ready.

Sliding Scale: $35-50
Please bring a fragrant flower.

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Additional Services:

While Atma Nambi is in the Bay Area, he is also offering other services to the general community.

Personal Sessions
Atma Nambi provides personalized guidance, spiritual healing, personal techniques and mantras to remove blockages and open up for your inner qualities and powers; he provides individual guidance, with the tools you need to move forward in life, to heal and to open up to the potential in all areas of life, both spiritual and material. He also guides couples and families in how to live a content and joyous family life, and gives guidance to those running centers or doing service for the wellbeing of humanity.
$50

Personal Atma Darshan Sessions: Being in Light
During this private darshan session, Atma Nambi bestows his grace in abundance. He opens up the door of the mind, and the eight spiritual powers that one carries within, enabling the purity of the Self to be experienced.
$50

Kubera TapasKubera Tapas is a fire ceremony performed for cleansing and spiritual and material abundance in private homes, the workplace, and in organizations. Throughout the ages, countless people and places have received great benefit in every aspect of life through Kubera Tapas. The ceremony lasts for approximately 1.5 hours.
$250

To book any of the above services, please email Aradhana at: LIVELIFE.Atma@gmail.com.


http://atmanambi.org/

www.facebook.com/AtmaNambi.LiveLife/

http://upanisha.org/

There are also several videos of Atma Nambi on YouTube.

 

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Atma Nambi ~ Live Life

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ Sept. 7th Evening Satsang & Sept. 8th Daylong
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

Please join us for these special events during a rare visit by by South Indian spiritual teacher, Atma Nambi.

Atma Nambi's spiritual journey started at age 10, and later, while following a career in the business world, he underwent years of spiritual practice with several prominent teachers, including the famous Yogi Ramsurat Kumar and Mohan Bharathi. His various practices included bhakti, karma yoga, mantra, and kundalini yoga, culminating in his Self-Realization in 1994.

Since then, he has been sharing what he lives – total Presence 24 hours a day – with an approach that is casual, immediately applicable, and down-to-earth. He inspires people to live a conscious life in line with each one’s individual potential, which brings pure joy and contentment, health and prosperity in all relations, as well as materially. Atma Nambi shares easy, practical and powerful techniques and approaches that can be applied in everyday life for people of all ages in all levels of society. These will enable you to live a life of celebration, while cultivating the recognition of the true Self.

Both the Friday evening satsang and the Saturday daylong event will culminate with optional chakra initiations by Atma Nambi.

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Isaac Shapiro ~ Meetings in Truth

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ begins a series of evenings Sept. 11th, 12th & 15th to 20th AND Daylongs Sept. 21st & 22nd
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Join us for this special series of evening meetings and daylong gatherings with Isaac Shapiro in Berkeley.
Date & Time info is detailed below.

Isaac helps us inquire into how we live our lives moment by moment, and how to better align ourselves with the deepest spiritual truths. He works through direct but good-humored questioning, reflecting back to us, and helping to unravel, the conditioning of the mind and the nervous system, allowing a deeper participation in the moment.

Isaac is an internationally known facilitator and non-dual teacher, fascinated with life lived in alignment with the world's wisdom traditions. He enjoys exploring and assisting those who share this interest. A student of H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji), Isaac draws on a broad spectrum of understanding, from neurophysiology to some of the latest discoveries in quantum physics, which he applies in a light-hearted but direct way.

His approach is to ask questions and make statements, and he asks participants in his meetings to question and see if what he says is true in their own being. This approach points to what is already known, but obscured in the ways our nervous system and our thinking function. Through years of working with people, Isaac has cultivated and refined an ability to track what is happening in the nervous system of participants. Bringing this awareness to people’s attention, allows our natural, innate self-regulating mechanism to be re-established.

The beauty of this invitation is that nothing needs to be changed, fixed, or eliminated. It is a non-dualistic, non-judgmental enquiry into our present being. Everything happens through the agency of awareness. As we bring awareness to our unconscious habits, there is a shift that occurs. In the course of investigation, people spontaneously recognize the true nature of themselves, which many report as the experience of peace, unconditional love, compassion, or simply of being home.

"All we have is the sensory experience of this moment, NOW. This moment is only an experience to us. That’s all we have. The world, time, space, our own bodies and each other are all an experience to us. Through noticing how our cells respond in the experience of now, there is a noticing of the production of not only the sense of reality but also the sense of self that we believe we have."

www.isaacshapiro.org

Evening Meetings
Wed. & Thur. Sept 11th & 12th
and Sun.- Fri. Sept 15th to 20th
in Berkeley

7:00 - 8:45 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley

Suggested Donation for evenings: $15-$25
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Daylong Intensives
Sat. and Sun., Sept 21st & 22nd
, in Berkeley

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley
No pre-registration required

Sliding Scale: $50 to $100

Lunch Break:
Welcome to bring your lunch, and there are also various places near the Berkeley venue, to go out to eat.
Note: Per venue policy, only vegetarian food is allowed on premises at Chochmat HaLev

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Isaac Shapiro ~ Meetings in Truth

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ To Sept. 20th Evenings and Daylongs Sept. 21 & 22
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

Join us for this special series of evening meetings and daylong gatherings with Isaac Shapiro in Berkeley

Isaac helps us inquire into how we live our lives moment by moment, and how to better align ourselves with the deepest spiritual truths. He works through direct but good-humored questioning, reflecting back to us, and helping to unravel, the conditioning of the mind and the nervous system, allowing a deeper participation in the moment.

Isaac is an internationally known facilitator and non-dual teacher, fascinated with life lived in alignment with the world's wisdom traditions. He enjoys exploring and assisting those who share this interest. A student of H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji), Isaac draws on a broad spectrum of understanding, from neurophysiology to some of the latest discoveries in quantum physics, which he applies in a light-hearted but direct way.

His approach is to ask questions and make statements, and he asks participants in his meetings to question and see if what he says is true in their own being. This approach points to what is already known, but obscured in the ways our nervous system and our thinking function. Through years of working with people, Isaac has cultivated and refined an ability to track what is happening in the nervous system of participants. Bringing this awareness to people’s attention, allows our natural, innate self-regulating mechanism to be re-established.

The beauty of this invitation is that nothing needs to be changed, fixed, or eliminated. It is a non-dualistic, non-judgmental enquiry into our present being. Everything happens through the agency of awareness. As we bring awareness to our unconscious habits, there is a shift that occurs. In the course of investigation, people spontaneously recognize the true nature of themselves, which many report as the experience of peace, unconditional love, compassion, or simply of being home.

"All we have is the sensory experience of this moment, NOW. This moment is only an experience to us. That’s all we have. The world, time, space, our own bodies and each other are all an experience to us. Through noticing how our cells respond in the experience of now, there is a noticing of the production of not only the sense of reality but also the sense of self that we believe we have."

www.isaacshapiro.org

Evening Meetings
Wed. & Thur. Sept 11th & 12th
and Sun.- Fri. Sept 15th to 20th
in Berkeley

7:00 - 8:45 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley

Suggested Donation for evenings: $15-$25
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Daylong Intensives
Sat. and Sun., Sept 21st & 22nd
, in Berkeley

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley
No pre-registration required

Sliding Scale: $50 to $100

Lunch Break:
Welcome to bring your lunch, and there are also various places near the Berkeley venue, to go out to eat.
Note: Per venue policy, only vegetarian food is allowed on premises at Chochmat HaLev

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Ajaya Sommers & Dustin Diperna ~ Of Earth and Stars: Blending Radical Awakening with Embodied Intimacy

Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

Awakening to the ever-present and expansive nature of awareness is only half of the journey. For many of us, the real work is to learn how to more fully embrace our relative human experience with greater levels of authenticity, intimacy, and connection.

In this evening immersion, Ajaya and Dustin will lead a series of practices designed to help you come to a fuller understanding of how your humanity is an expression of your divinity:

Learn the majesty and freedom of opening to a boundless body of awareness.

Reclaim your native innocence as you better understand your needs for both safety and exploration in relation to others.

Explore how to blend an expanded open awareness with practices designed to increase intimacy and connection with others in a grounded way.

Throughout the evening, Ajaya and Dustin will hold a container of safety and trust allowing you to explore the contours of your own direct experience. Through an intelligent weaving of both individual and collective practices, you’ll have the chance to discover the original innocence of your humanity (Earth) as well as the freedom and joy that comes from touching your own divinity (Stars).

When we come to know that we are of both Earth and Stars, we establish a way of life in the sacred middle: we live in a field of coherence that is uniquely ours to inhabit.

Join us for an evening of sacred exploration.

Dustin DiPerna is a Harvard-trained scholar of world religions. He studies and teaches in the Tibetan meditation lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen with Daniel P. Brown and is a long-term student of American philosopher Ken Wilber. His books include Streams of Wisdom, Evolution's Ally, Purpose Rising, and Earth is Eden. He currently teaches at Stanford University.

Ajaya Sommers is a gifted healer, teacher and creative catalyst in the field of embodied awakening. For the last 25 years, she has been instrumental in facilitating conscious evolution in hundreds of people's lives. All of her programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience. Within a field of unconditionally loving presence, Ajaya facilitates and transmits a unique discovery process, called, Core Embodiment, an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of our human potential. She is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Integration Teacher as well as an Authorized Continuum Teacher.

www.ajayasommers.com
www.dustindiperna.com

Suggested Donation: $15-$25 per person

 

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October 2019

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Living Awakening ~ The Way of Perception

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7pm and Sunday Oct 20, 11am-5pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Shakti is a teacher very well known in Europe, who offers a contemporary and accessible vision of true awakening that is profoundly in tune with Advaita and nondual Tantric traditions. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, she shares a message of discovering the divinity at the very core of our humanity. Shakti has been sharing this message of non-separation since 2003 with many people around the world, especially in Italy and in Europe, where she holds regular satsangs and retreats.

Awakening to your true nature means to wake up to your true essence that lies behind any conflict of daily living. Thoughts and feelings are not an obstacle to this recognition, but the direct expression of how we know or ignore ourselves. Once we find that silence that rests behind manifestation, the ego will come back, out of habit. If we can recognize its presence, not as a disturbance but as an opportunity to integrate the message, our everyday life becomes our true spiritual journey. The Peace of our Being becomes the world we see and live in.

~ The Way of Perception ~ Day-long intensive on Sunday Oct. 20th ─ will include mediation, satsang and special perception exercises designed to help us see and dissolve our conflictual view of life, and the patterns of holding and resistance that reinforce the sense of separation. This then enables us to live and embody a message of true peace and non-separation between human beings. Shakti is a teacher very well known in Europe and her native Italy, who offers a contemporary and accessible vision of true awakening that is profoundly in tune with Advaita and nondual Tantric traditions. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, she shares a message of discovering the divinity at the very core of our humanity. Shakti has been sharing this message of non-separation since 2003 with many people around the world, especially in Italy and in Europe, where she holds regular satsangs and retreats.

"Peace is not a destination, but a starting point. Find that Peace that rests behind anything and anybody and bring it into your world. Every human being looks for Peace in their inner or outer reality. In this call for clarity, what we are looking for is what our true nature actually is".

We are used to imagining that the dissolving of inner and outer conflicts comes as the result of some action, whereas it is only when we move from Peace that those actions will bring the end of any conflict. Moving and living from Peace is recognizing what we are, and integrating it in our everyday life."

Thur. Oct. 17th Evening in Berkeley ~ Living Awakening
Time: 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Place: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA
Suggested donation: $15 - $25
No one turned away for lack of funds

Sun. Oct. 20th Daylong in Berkeley ~ The Way of Perception
Time: 11:00am - 5:00 pm
Place: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA
Sliding scale: $60 - $120
No Registration. Pay at door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Lunch Break:
Welcome to bring your lunch, and there are also various places near the Berkeley venue, to go out to eat.
Note: Per venue policy, only vegetarian food is allowed on premises at Chochmat HaLev

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Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ The Way of Perception

Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 11am-5pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

Shakti is a teacher very well known in Europe, who offers a contemporary and accessible vision of true awakening that is profoundly in tune with Advaita and nondual Tantric traditions. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, she shares a message of discovering the divinity at the very core of our humanity. Shakti has been sharing this message of non-separation since 2003 with many people around the world, especially in Italy and in Europe, where she holds regular satsangs and retreats.

Awakening to your true nature means to wake up to your true essence that lies behind any conflict of daily living. Thoughts and feelings are not an obstacle to this recognition, but the direct expression of how we know or ignore ourselves. Once we find that silence that rests behind manifestation, the ego will come back, out of habit. If we can recognize its presence, not as a disturbance but as an opportunity to integrate the message, our everyday life becomes our true spiritual journey. The Peace of our Being becomes the world we see and live in.

~ The Way of Perception ~ Day-long intensive on Sunday Oct. 20th ─ will include mediation, satsang and special perception exercises  designed to help us see and dissolve our conflictual view of life, and the patterns of holding  and resistance that reinforce the sense of separation. This then enables us to live and embody a message of true peace and non-separation between human beings. Shakti is a teacher very well known in Europe and her native Italy, who offers a contemporary and accessible vision of true awakening that is profoundly in tune with Advaita and nondual Tantric traditions. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, she shares a message of discovering the divinity at the very core of our humanity. Shakti has been sharing this message of non-separation since 2003 with many people around the world, especially in Italy and in Europe, where she holds regular satsangs and retreats.

"Peace is not a destination, but a starting point. Find that Peace that rests behind anything and anybody and bring it into your world. Every human being looks for Peace in their inner or outer reality. In this call for clarity, what we are looking for is what our true nature actually is".

We are used to imagining that the dissolving of inner and outer conflicts comes as the result of some action, whereas it is only when we move from Peace that those actions will bring the end of any conflict. Moving and living from Peace is recognizing what we are, and integrating it in our everyday life."

Thur. Oct. 17th Evening in Berkeley ~ Love in Non-Duality
Time: 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Place: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA
Suggested donation: $15 - $25
No one turned away for lack of funds

Sun. Oct. 20th Daylong in Berkeley ~ The Way of Perception
Time: 11:00am - 5:00 pm
Place: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA
Sliding scale: $60 - $120
No Registration. Pay at door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Lunch Break:
Welcome to bring your lunch, and there are also various places near the Berkeley venue, to go out to eat.
Note: Per venue policy, only vegetarian food is allowed on premises at Chochmat HaLev

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Gangaji ~ Discovering What is Absolutely Trustworthy

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Gangaji needs little introduction to Bay Area audiences, as she was one of the first, and the best known, of the satsang teachers to return from India in the early 1990s after a life-changing encounter with her teacher Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja). In this meeting, Gangaji’s personal story of suffering ended, and the promise of a true life began to flower and unfold. Since then she has gone on to become an internationally known teacher and author, who travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. She shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji, and offers it to all who want to discover true and lasting fulfillment, and the recognition of the peace and freedom inherent in the core of all beings.

Gangaji’s books include The Diamond in Your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance, Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story and Freedom & Resolve: Finding Your True Home in the Universe.

In her meetings she offers support in discovering how the mind can end its outward flow, through the force of recognition of the truth of being, and fall back into its source. When your allegiance shifts from the activities of the mind to the nameless presence that is alive at the core of our being, then the effortless intelligence of our true nature is set free, and true fulfillment is natural and effortless. In this particular meeting, Gangaji will focus on the question: "In the shifting and often challenging circumstances of our lives, how do we best stay anchored in the truth of our being?"

"Where is your attention in this very moment? If you’re attending to the thoughts in your mind, come home to yourself. What a blessing that your life can be the living vigil to that which is the ground of your life!"

The meeting will begin with a period of silence, followed by a brief talk by Gangaji and then invitations for dialogue between Gangaji and participants.

Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the meeting begins to allow time to get settled. The meeting will last for about an hour and a half

www.gangaji.org

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Fee at door: $20 - No Registration
No one turned away for lack of funds

PARKING: There is some limited street parking in the neighborhood, free and without time limit on weekday evenings. There is also parking a few blocks away at the east parking lot of the Ashby Bart station: www.bart.gov/stations/ashb/map

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Rupert Spira ~ The Essence of Non-Duality

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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“Meditation is what we are, not what we do; the separate self is what we do, not what we are.”

In the last few years Rupert Spira has become one of the most respected and sought-after teachers of non-dual wisdom, known for his crystal clear use of language, laser-like intellect, skillful guided enquiries, and powerfully direct pointing to aware presence—all delivered with warmth, wit and an unmatched and distinctive eloquence.

In his meetings, Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, Zen etc., and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience. This is a contemporary, experiential approach involving silent meditation, guided meditation and conversation, and requires no affiliation to any particular religious or spiritual tradition. All that is required is an interest in the essential nature of experience, and in the longing for love, peace and happiness around which most of our lives revolve.

After thirty years of intense seeking, Rupert met his primary teacher Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the direct way taught by his own teacher, Jean Klein. Rupert lives in Oxford, England, with his wife Ellen Emmet, a therapist and yoga teacher in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. . He is the author of several books, including his latest two, The Nature of Consciousness and Being Aware of Being Aware, and two book/CD box-sets, Transparent Body, Luminous World and The Light of Pure Knowing.

www.non-duality.rupertspira.com

Suggested Donation: $15-$25
No registration required. Just show up & join us. Make your donation at the door.

PARKING: There is some limited street parking in the neighborhood, free and without time limit weekday evenings. There is also parking a few blocks away at the east parking lot of the Ashby Bart station: www.bart.gov/stations/ashb/map

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