At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, Grandmaster Qin will visit the Ojai Library to deliver a presentation on the Life-Force Energy Expo and Immersion.
The Life-Force Energy Expo and Immersion explores the Qigong method of cultivating bio force energy. Grandmaster Qin comes from China, and will discuss the transmission of powerful, healing Qi energy with the audience.
Grandmaster Qin began meditation at age three with her grandmother and developed her abilities and higher awareness in early childhood. She was the only female student of several venerable grandmaster teachers in China. Founder and renowned grandmaster of Qinway Qigong, she has taught this art and science in China and America.
Kathryn Padgett will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, to deliver a talk entitled “Monsters: The Dark Side of Human Imagination.” Ms. Padgett comes via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.
This presentation covers some of the many kinds of monsters imagined by humans and how they have been depicted in visual and performing arts. Enjoy learning about Frankenstein, Dracula, gorgons, demons, cyclops, Cerberus, the Minotaur, and many more.
Communications consultant, attorney, and senior peer counselor Judy Devore will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “Walking on Eggshells and Communicating with Adult Kids.”
Judy Devore, attorney and communications consultant, will discuss a powerful method she developed to address the “eggshell” issue. Neither mediation nor therapy, her method enlists seniors’ willingness to look carefully at, and make use of, their own life experience. Although she developed her method with the maternal mind and skill-sets in mind, all seniors are welcome to listen and learn.
Anagarika Sucinno will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019, to deliver an introductory talk titled “The Search for Silence in Turbulent Times.”
Are people inevitably stuck in history’s turbulence and personal suffering? How does a Buddhist/Taoist respond to the turmoil of the current world situation? Is it even possible to find peace and silence for oneself? Should one go out and “reform” the situation, or is finding personal silence enough?
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.
The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, February 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for a gathering devoted to love.
Randee Vasilakos, RScP, assists and will anchor the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing.
The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road, Ojai. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.
The retreat is by donation; $20 is suggested. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com. Rev. Karen is the author of Into Me See: A Book for Daily Inspiration, available on Amazon and her website.
Performances To Grow On will present Origami Tales with Kuniko Yamamoto on Saturday, March 9th at 2 pm at the Ojai Art Center, located at 113 South Montgomery. Tickets are available at ptgo.org. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Charming Japanese folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime to create storytelling that will have audience spellbound in their seats. From Disney Epcot Center and The Kennedy Center through Eskimo villages, Kuniko’s marvelous presentations promote cross-cultural communication and understanding in an entertaining way.
On Sunday, February 17th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Ojai Jazz Concerts will present Bruce Forman, guitar virtuoso, in solo concert performing his Jazz Libretto “The Red Guitar.” General admission is $20 and for students, it is $10. Tickets can be purchased at www.ojaijazzconcerts.com. The Ojai Art Center is located at 113 South Montgomery Street. For more information, call 805-746-0936.