Life Is... past events - 2015

The Ceremonial Mind: A Door to the Pathless Path?

   

Friday (evening) 11th September 2015, 7 to 9 pm and 

Saturday 12th September 2015, 10am to late

Warburton - details provided upon booking

Workshop cost: $120 (concessions available)

 

In this workshop, Dr. Rocky Crocker, an integrative physician of Native American descent, will share teachings from indigenous North American cultures, utilizing both ancient and modern examples as well as ceremony and story, to assist participants in better understanding the role of ceremony in the awakening the ceremonial mind in modern individuals, and its relationship to the search for meaning and direction. The workshop will be largely experiential in nature, and couched in the context of Native American ceremony. Although building on prior teachings on ceremony and the Red Road Way, this workshop offers something for both prior attendees and newcomers.

 

An Inipi (Lodge) ceremony will also be part of the experience.  

 

For bookings: Sally - sallydebeche@hotmail.com |0402 004 858 or Tony - 0403 320 554

 

 

Ceremony and Healing the Wounds of Men: A Native American Perspective

   

Saturday 19th September 2015, 10am to late

Warburton - details provided upon booking

Workshop cost: $120 (concessions available)

 

We live in a world where men are supposed to be stoic … are supposed to keep their thoughts and feelings contained … and are shamed if they don’t do so. Based on what we’ve been taught, this might sound correct on the surface, but when we as men come in contact with suffering and our own woundedness we realize that men carry deep wounds, and are often burdened with the false shame and false sense of unworthiness forced upon us by an ignorant, but dominant, culture.

 

Please join Dr. Rocky Crocker, an integrative physician of Native American descent and active Native American ceremony member, in a unique opportunity to sit in circle as native men, and participate in a traditional Native American ceremony – the Inipi (or Sweat Lodge). Rocky will share some of the teachings from native North American cultures, utilizing both ancient and modern examples as well as ceremony and story, to assist participants in better understanding the connection between ceremony and healing for men living in the modern world.

 

For bookings: Tony, Life Is... 0403 320 554 or Dave, Melbourne Men’s Group – 0408 549 092

The Red Road Way: A Day of Native American Teachings and

    Ceremony for our Personal Journey 

Saturday 14th March 2015, 9:30am to late (workshop and evening Inipi)

Reefton (near Warburton) - details provided upon booking

Workshop cost: $100 (concessions available)

 

The Red Road Way (Canku Luta Ogna) is not a religion or a list of things to do, but a way of being in this world differently than how most of us experience life.  It has to do with walking in balance and harmony with our selves, with one another and with all of creation.  It is a way of valuing life and all of creation more deeply, and trusting Creator to show us our path and be with us on our journey.  

 

For bookings contact Sally on sallydebeche@hotmail.com or phone 03 9077 8668 | 0402 004 858.

 

An Introduction to The Red Road to Wellbeing: An Evening of Native

            American Teachings and Ceremony for our Personal Journey 

Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7 to 9 pm

Hocokah House, 283 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury

Workshop cost: $20 (concessions available)

 

For bookings contact Tony on 0403 320 554 or Sally on 0402 004 858

 

These events are generously supported by the Life Is... Foundation and Paradigm Solutions.

Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona MD Phd - Spiritual nature of voices and other

 

extraordinatry experiences: a neo-indigenous perspective
 

Saturday 7th March 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

Address will be given on registration

Workshop cost is by donation with a minimum target donation of $40

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this workshop. Lewis has kindly made time to come to Melbourne on his way home to the US. Lewis's work includes a PhD in Neuroscience and a post-doctoral fellowship in addictions (alcohol). He teaches psychiatry and family medicine and is an integrative medicine practitioner.

 

Lewis is working with aboriginal communities to develop uniquely aboriginal styles of healing and health care for use in those communities. Lewis is of Cherokee and Lakota heritage. His work centres around psychosis and its treatment within community and with non-pharmacological means, narrative approaches, and further developing healing paradigms within a narrative/indigenous framework.

 

Registration: email vvtraining@prahranmission.org.au or Phone 03 9692 9500

Sue Belmore – Voices Vic Program Manager.

 

In collaboration with Voices Vic, the Harte Felt Centre and Life Is ... Foundation

Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona MD Phd and Barb Mainguy MA present:

 

The Wild Mind: a Convergence of Neuroscience and Indigenous Teachings
 

Friday 6th March 2015, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Hocokah House, 283 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury

Workshop cost: $20 per person (concessions available)

An elder recently told us, "isn't it wonderful that neuroscience is finally catching up with the Lakota". Lakota is Lewis' fathers' tribe and the cosmology is the source of much of our inspiration for our healing work. In this event, we are going to explore the idea of mind maps, a way of reflecting on the stories told by the characters that live within our minds. 

 

To book please contact Tony on 0403 320 554 - amgee@optusnet.com.au; or Sally on

0402 004 858 - sallydebeche@hotmail.com. Bookings essential as spaces are limited.

 

This event is generously supported by the Life Is... Foundation and Coyote Institute.

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