a developing healing retreat, hot springs and ecovillage. Avalon Springs is an experiential learning environment, anchored by a healing hot springs retreat center and staff ecovillage - a living mystery school for an emerging sustainable human culture.
CircleCenter is a space dedicated to people discovering, developing, and sharing their heart's gifts in service to others. It is a project and community incubator, which provides fertile ground to the seeds that we each are. It is a place where artisans, readers, healers and others connect to offer their services to the community.
CircleCenter is a hub for collaborative
networks, and for local, community-based consciousness. For visionaries and
community builders, CircleCenter serves as a point of connection, and a facility
for producing projects. For local practitioners such as artisans, bodyworkers,
teachers, writers, craftspeople, and readers, CircleCenter provides space,
infrastructure, mentors, a flow of traffic, and most importantly, community
support to aid you in developing your gifts and delivering them to people.
CircleCenter is a model for how conscious community networks can be developed and sustained. The CircleCenter was founded in 2002 in Fairfax, CA, where this model is brought to life in vivid color. The model is designed to include all people who come earnestly seeking to share what they have to give to others, and it supports each person in their personal mission while simultaneously adding to the flow for All, through the ongoing Center.
Everyone has the innate ability to heal and relieve pain. With PRANIC HEALING, you can easily learn to cultivate and awaken this power within you to help yourself and others in a very short time. It is easy to learn. Any relatively healthy person with average intelligence, the ability to concentrate, that has an open but discriminative mind and a certain amount of persistence can learn PRANIC HEALING.
Sherry Baptiste Freeman
Body Mind Fitness
Baptiste Freeman brings her rich heritage to life, continuing to practice and
augment the Baptiste family traditions,
personally as well as professionally. As you can imagine Sherri's heritage brings much color, texture, substance and depth to her teaching. In addition to regularly scheduled yoga classes, private sessions and guest instruction at spas, she offers spiritual retreats and specially designed workshops. The revered family mantra from her childhood "You get in life not what you want but what you are. . . and THAT you can change" is embodied in all of her endeavors!
Seventh Heaven Yoga
awareness is the heart of our program. Yoga provides a means to attune the body
and bring clarity to the mind. In our classes, students are encouraged to investigate
both the gross and the subtle nature of their bodies. 7th Heaven Yoga combines
precision of alignment with a flowing sequence of postures. Meditation flowers
in the course of practice. Yoga is not physical gymnastics, but a practice to
open the body, heart, mind and spirit. Classes can be physically demanding,
and students are encouraged to explore their individual thresholds in a non-competitive
manner. We at 7th Heaven are committed to a reciprocal relationship between
art and healing practices. We offer chiropractic, acupuncture, chanting, world
spiritual music and explorative dance.
Leonard Shlain has a beautiful website and bulletin board to support his bestselling
book, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess.
The Art of Tibet
website features articles, commentary and beautiful images of Tibetan art.
This site is a must-see.
This is the
site of a group that has played at Open Secret Bookstore. Take a look
at their site and find out more about this wonderful group.
Read all about
Geoffrey's latest projects and his amazing experiences. Catch one of
his performances at Open Secret!
Teachings - Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Home Page
Responding to the yearning of his students, Rinpoche has generously agreed to begin a monthly series of special dharma teachings on video for distribution to his many heart friends. Rinpoche will use this opportunity to offer precise instruction for the view, meditation, and action of many of the most important practices of our lineage. Each intensive teaching will span six monthly videos. Through this series, students now have an opportunity to build a library of teachings, which Rinpoche considers vital to our ongoing practice.
Images of Divinity
website is full of information about her latest books, lecture schedules,
and tour information. This site is a must see, along with her
Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra
site contains detailed information about the band, its history, its members,
and past, present and future recordings.
Kali Mandir Newsletter
is a non-profit organization based in Laguna Beach, California. This
website/newsletter features a calendar, a directory of places of worship,
poems and prayers, and related news items.
All fans of author Dan Millman should visit this site. It features a FAQ about his beloved book, "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior," as well as detailed information about Dan's lectures and workshops.
is a product catalog.
New Leaf Distribution
New Leaf Distribution
is a reputable book distributor and does not sell to the public; however,
they feature a book search service which can be very useful for those hard-to-find
items. Use their search service and then contact
Open Secret Bookstore for purchasing.
The Ram Dass
Hanuman Foundation Tape Library Website features information about Ram Dass,
an online store for purchasing tapes, videos and books, and much more.
School of Enlightened Healing (SEH) - Dr. Mamas Webpage
Dr. Mamas is the founder and director of the charitable organization, The Center of Rational Spiritualityú as well as The School of Enlightened Healingú (SEH) which offers The Surya Programú. He has been teaching in the United States, Asia, and Europe for nearly thirty years and is the author of the books "Consciousness Unfolding," the internationally acclaimed "Angels, Einstein and You," and most recently, ãHow To Be Your Own Best Psychotherapist.ä
Since everything is but an apparition, perfect in being what it is,
having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection,
one may well burst out in laughter.
In 1988, the Vajrayana Foundation was established as a non-profit organization. In 1991,
Rinpoche founded Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center in California, and Orgyen Dechen Cho
Dzong in Hawaii began in 1994. Over twenty-five students are in or have completed the three
year retreat here in America under Lama Tharchin Rinpoche; the College of Buddhist Studies
and Tibetan Arts Institute have been established, and plans are underway to build a traditional
gompa and stupa.
The Vajrayana Foundation hosts numerous lamas and artists in addition to resident
Orgyen Thinley Rinpoche and Tulku Thubten Rinpoche, and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
continues to dedicate his entire life energy to benefiting all beings through teaching the
dharma as it has been passed down from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage since
Padmasambhava first presented the Vajrayana in Tibet over thirteen centuries ago.
Patrick Bernard Formally Patrick Bernhardt
Patrick has recently moved to the Bay Area. He has opening performance at Open Secret was a great success along with his beautiful wife Anuradha who danced sacred dances along with his music. We feel lucky that he wishes make our stage his home.
Fatherhood is the most significant event a man will experience during his lifetime. He undertakes this journey unprepared, as did his father before him. For the child, the father is the initiating guide through whom the young person passes on the way into the larger world. In turn the child activates the father's heroic desire for self-sacrifice and compassion giving power and direction to a man's own personal and spiritual growth.
ancient collaborative journey begins with the father nurturing and tending to
the childís vital needs from infancy through adolescence and into maturity.
Then a reversal of roles occurs as the elder passes through the portals of midlife
and begins to face the realities of the aging and end of life issues.
Founded in 1977,
Damanhur is an internationally renowned center for spiritual research. Situated
in Valchiusella Valley, in the Alpine foothills of northern Italy, Damanhur
is a Federation of Communities and Regions with over 800 citizens, a social
and political structure, a Constitution, 40 economic activities, its own currency,
schools and a daily paper. Damanhurians come to Open Secret regularly
to teach and to share their gifts.
"The music of
Russill Paul is not only distinctive, it is extraordinary and brilliant.
His fusion of the sounds of India with the energy and technology of contemporary
Western music produces a sound unequaled since George Harrison collaborated
with Ravi Shankar in the late 1960's - Arlo Guthrie