YOU CAN EAT YOUR CAKE AND HAVE ENLIGHTENMENT TOO
Step Into Abundance
Through Spiritual-Material Balance
The June Monthly Meeting
"People don't necessarily want to give up material comforts in order to pursue the promise of spiritual fulfillment. At the same time, we all have an intrinsic need to lead meaningful, purposeful lives that contribute to a better world. Happiness lies in finding the spiritual value in our material desires and bringing our inner longings to physical realization."
Come join us for our TTN June Monthly meeting as Anna Gatmon, PhD shares her wisdom and insight in how to live a spiritual life in a material world.
In her book of the same title, Anna delineates four
keys to a spiritual-material balance.
Anna's message is universal and as relevant to the materially-minded as it is to the spiritually oriented, regardless of faith and denomination. A practical formula, the Four Keys reveal how to live a spiritually fulfilling life without having to give up material needs and pleasures.
Anna is a visionary educator and spiritual innovator. She comes from an eclectic background that spans the USA, Israel, Sweden and France. Her rich life experience includes careers as a fashion model, founder of an alternative elementary school, counselor, speaker and author. She is the creator of the
a membership for changemakers who are committed to creating spiritual-material abundance in all areas of their life and in the lives of the people they live, work, and play with. Anna holds a doctorate degree in Transformative Learning from the California Institute of Integral Studies and lives with her family in Sonoma County, California.
(NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME)
When: Monday, June 17, 5:30 pm
Where: 50 California 10th Floor San Francisco (one block from the Embarcadero BART, reduced parking rates in Embarcadero Buildings)
KEEPING YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND
The East Bay Caring Collaborative
Balance seems to decrease as we age, but it doesn't have to. Join the East Bay Caring Collaborative for an experiential program on how to keep your feet below your pelvis and spine in a coordinated fashion to maintain balance. Come learn about physiology and anatomy and then practice some movements to improve your balance.
Presenter: Sara Sunstein, Ortho-
Bionomy® Practitioner and Instructor
Visit Sara's website HERE.
When: Saturday, June 22 -
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: South Berkeley Library
1901 Russell St, Berkeley, CA
Free to Caring Collaborative and TTN members. Guests: $5.00
Ignite Your Organization's Training
There's Always Hope Consulting
f enhancing people's well-being and creating a more inclusive, age-friendly environment is important to your organization, I can help.
My signature programs include:
- How to Provide an Age-Friendly Environment for Your Customers
- User's Guide to Lifelong Learning
- Telling Your Story
- Choosing Optimism for Success
to discuss your organization's professional development needs.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
National Liaison Coordinator
Gail Benton Shoemaker
Program Planning Coordinator
Special Interest Groups
and Membership Coordinator
ADJUNCT COMMITTEE CHAIRS
TTN-HOME East Bay
Exploring Housing Options
Exploring Housing Options
East Bay Caring Collaborative
Co-Founders of SF Bay Area Chapter
MONDAY MONTHLY MEETING
BEFORE SUMMER BREAK
This June marks our final Monday meeting for this year. We will resume the schedule after the summer break. Starting in September, our monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Stay tuned for more updates.
June 17 Anna Gatmon
Spiritual Life in a Material World
NOTE THE CHANGE OF START TIME:
All meetings are held at 5:30
at 50 California Street- 10th floor.
Easy access from BART and SF MUNI.
Reduced rates in Embarcadero parking garage.
IMAG(IN)ING YOUR NEXT ACT:
A Guided Exploration for
Women in Transition
A half day-workshop
Saturday, June 22 - 10:00-2:00 pm
In this interactive workshop, educational consultants
will lead you through a mindful and creative process for envisioning the next segment of your life journey and identifying actionable steps that will move you forward along your chosen path.
You will be invited to actively reflect on anticipated and imagined changes in your life and to clarify what is most meaningful and important to you, as you move through your transition. You will also have a chance to imagine what the next phase of your journey might look like if you had no practical constraints, thus allowing yourself to consider paths you might otherwise pass by. In sharing your ideas with other women in a mutually supportive environment, you will gain deeper insights from their feedback - and they will learn from you.
Trained in folklore and ethnography,
has conducted field research in diverse communities in the United States and abroad. She also brings to the table a decade of university teaching experience and more than fifteen years as a faculty trainer in higher education. Drawing on ethnographic methods, she has designed and facilitated interactive learning experiences for diverse groups on topics ranging from communication skills, cross-cultural dialogue, traditional arts, and round-singing. Most weekends Jenny can be found hiking in the Oakland hills or traveling by small plane with her pilot partner. She writes a blog, tries out new recipes on unsuspecting friends, and is deeply addicted to audiobooks.
Dr. Susan Christopher has been a faculty member
and/or administrator at seven different institutions of higher education. From her teaching in the fields of feminist studies, education, and research design, she has developed a highly interactive, engaged pedagogical approach to facilitating workshops for women. She currently works part-time as a Title IX Coordinator and Investigator at a local university. Susan stays politically active with women's organizations, spiritually active with meditation, and physically active with golf and long walks accompanied by her canine pal, Sunny.
When: Sat, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Where: The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square,
BW Premier Collection
524 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
TTN Members $40
Non-members $55 plus $4.98 fee
To reserve a place in the workshop click
SAN FRANCISCO ADVENTURISTAS
What do the de Young, Flora Grubb and San Francisco City Hall have in common? They have all been fun and fascinating destinations for the San Francisco Adventuristas. SF Adventuristas is
open to all TTN members!
We meet on site at 11:00 AM unless specified otherwise.
Mark your calendars for the following adventuristas
Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here
California artist Suzanne Lacy is a pioneer of socially engaged art and public practice, promoting dialogue and collaborations with communities - artists, activists, organizations, schools - throughout her prolific career
St, San Francisco
To learn more about the exhibit, click
Tuesday, July 23
To learn more about the exhibit, click HERE.
To reserve a space for any of these events, please email Josephine, Josephinewithers@gmail.com
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Groups With Openings
- Artists Group - if interested in joining this group please contact Dianne McCutcheon at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SF Movie Goers - if interested in joining this group please contact Mae King Go at email@example.com
- Travel Partners - if interested in joining this group please contact Janice Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exploring Life Over 70 - if interested in joining this group please contact Shelley Friedman at email@example.com
- Hiking Group: Weekend hikes/walks in the East Bay regional parks. Each month, we'll go to one of ten parks, all with maintained trails, only moderate inclines, rest stops, and places to have a picnic lunch we've brought. Contact Toby Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 510-717-8137 if interested!
Groups That are Currently Filled
If you are interested in starting a new group with the same interest, contact Janice Wallace at
- East Bay Dining Out
- East Bay Non Fiction Book Club
- SF Non-Fiction Books
- SF TED Talks
What's your passion?
Any member can start a special interest group. If you have an interest that is not represented by a new or existing group, contact Janice Wallace at
For more information about other new groups as well as information about existing groups, see the Special Interest Page on our