Mission World Community Film Festival: Communities in Action. Heritage Park Centre, Mission. Advance weekend pass Adults/$30, Students & low income/$15, www.missionfilmfestival.ca
The Great Classical Joint Reunion / Jam 8pm, Ironworks, 235 Alexander St. Performances by Vancouver jazz artists & tribute to the Joint’s owner Andreas Nothiger who nurtured local jazz for 20 years. SOLD OUT.
Introduction to Ear Reflexology commences Certificate Weekend Training Course. Introduction 7.30 PM , $10; Course $350. Pacific Institute of Reflexology (604) 875-8818 www.pacificreflexology.com
Common Ground Special Events presents a talk and Q&A with Sex, Lies & Pharmaceuticals co-authors Ray Moynihan and Barbara Mintzes along with Alan Cassels, co-author of Selling Sickness. See display ad in Health section for further details.
OCT 16-17 & OCT. 23-24
Become a Certified Life Coach: Build on your existing skills and life experiences. Vancouver: October 16-17, Kelowna: October 23-24.
1 (866) 455-2155, www.certifiedcoachesfederation.com
J. KRISHNAMURTI – Discussion with Students. DVD & Dialogue Series 4PM. Planetarium. $5. 604-734-7774.
Wilderness Committee hosts “A Day for the Bay.” 12 Noon, English Bay, Vancouver. Help stop crude oil tankers on the BC Coast! Keep BC beautiful. Join this celebration of the Bay with music, boats & more. Let’s keep the West Coast oil spill-free.
Digestion, Mercury and Your Health with Dr. Jonn Matsen, ND, 7-9PM, Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre, 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door. $5 off for HANS members.www.hans.org or (604) 435-0512. Presented by Health Action Network Society.
Ecojustice 20th Anniversary celebration Toronto. Leading Canadian lawyer Clayton Ruby hosts this celebrity studded reception. University of Toronto Faculty Club. Tickets $75 at www.ecojustice.ca/20years or call 1-800-926-7744 ext.293.
OCT 21 & 22-25
Tulku Lobsang shares the Tantrayana Healing Wisdom: Oct 21: Sexuality and Spirituality, Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st, 7-9PM, $20. Oct 21: Book signing Burnout Syndrome: A Tantrayana Perspective, Banyen Books, 3608 West 4th Ave., 3-4PM. Tickets: 604-737-8858. Oct 22-25: Weekend retreat “Tummo: The Inner Fire Practice.” Halfmoon Haven, Sunshine Coast. $525 (or $400) all-inclusive. Call Farrah 206-819-0165, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation for Planetary Peace on the Full Moon, Friday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM. 2950 Laurel St, Vancouver. www.pranichealing.ca/vancouver.htm
Laughter Yoga Certification Training: Train to be a Laughter Leader and fill your life with fun and friendship. No yoga experience necessary. www.thesmilingyogi.com/training.htm 604-267-2789.
“The Joy of Being”: Eckhart Tolle’s most recent retreat on DVD - new pointers to awaken and reconnect with your essence!
www.swanwickcentre.ca / 250-744-3354 (Victoria)
Pandit Jasraj School of Music presents The Legend Turns 80 Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert. Accompanied by Tripti Mukherjee, Suman Ghosh & Samir Chatterjee on Tabla. Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale, North Van., 7:30PM, $40/$50/$60. $5 discount until Oct. 17,
Reclaiming Samhain Ritual & Spiral Dance: Maritime Labour Centre,
1880 Triumph St. Doors 6:15pm, Ritual: 7pm. $10-$20,
Ecojustice 20th Anniversary celebration reception with The Honourable Constance R. Glube. Museum of Natural History, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tickets $40 at www.ecojustice.ca/20years or call 1-800-926-7744 ext. 293.
How to Respond When Someone You Love Has Been Traumatized: Featuring leading expert Dr. Christine Courtois. JIBC New Westminster Campus, 7- 8:30PM. Registration required: 604.528.5608.
Ecojustice 20th Anniversary gala with award-winning novelist Ronald Wright. An evening to celebrate environmental leadership with dinner, silent auction and entertainment. The Law Courts Inn, Vancouver. Tickets $125 at www.ecojustice.ca/20years or call 604-685-5618 ext. 293.
Introduction to Foot Reflexology commences Certificate Weekend Training Course. Introduction 7.30 PM, $10; Course $350. Pacific Institute of Reflexology (604) 875-8818www.pacificreflexology.com
Shamanic Coaching program begins in Vancouver. Hosted by the Institute of Shamanic Medicine. Register for year one; 5 weekends per year. 1-877-329-8668 or email@example.com www.shamanicmedicine.ca
Shamanic Drumming & Dreaming Circle: Experience ‘dreamtime journeywork.’ Insight/healing with your Nature spirit guardians. New location: at SPEC (Society Environmental Conservation) Bldg., 2150 Maple St, & W. 6th Ave, near Arbutus St., Kitsalaino, 7-9PM. By donation. Earthsong Healing Circles. 604.418.9636.
East and West: Pianist Yaroslav Senyshyn, Sitarist James Hamilton, Sarabjit Matharu (tabla) Sunday, 2PM, Centennial Theatre,
An evening with Dr. Christiane Northrup: “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; Flourishing in a Female Body.” Queen Elizabeth Theatre; 6pm, VIP Meet & Greet Reception; 6:30pm, Doors open to general public. Arrive before 7pm and be entered into the early bird prize draw. Presentation: 7:30pm. Tickets at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444 or www.ticketmaster.ca For more information visit, www.FlourishEventProductions.com
Building SustainAble Communities, Kelowna, BC. 120 speakers, huge range of topics. Conference caters to everyone passionate about community sustainability. www.freshoutlookfoundation.org
More than Entertainment - Dr Wayne Dyer, world renowned Author and Speaker will show you how to find your life’s purpose and your true sense of fulfillment and joy. Experience “The Shift: Moving Ambition to Meaning.” 7PM, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets available at Ticket Master.
Institute of Holistic Nutrition Grand Opening: All welcome. 10-3:30PM. Course curriculum info & career opportunities. Door prizes. Natural Health exhibit. Book Sale. www.instituteofholisticnutrtion.com
ADAM DreamHealer Workshop - “INTENTION HEALS.” Experience Unique Group Energy Healing Sessions with ADAM, international speaker, Molecular Biologist, author and First Nations Healer. Learn techniques to focus intentions embracing self-empowerment and your own healing power. All registration: www.dreamhealer.com
SOS (Science of Spirituality): See Resource Directory listing in Spiritual Practices for schedule in Richmond, Vancouver & Victoria. 604-277-1247. All Welcome. www.sos.org
Centre for Spiritual Living: Join us every Sunday @ 11 AM for spiritual teachings and great music at #08 1880 Triumph Street (at Victoria Drive), Vancouver. Info: 604-321-1225, www.cslvancouver.com
Potluck Event & Garden Party! Join us at 7PM the first Tues. of every Month for an organic, homemade potluck dinner. Bring something creative & enjoy our community garden in the parking lot. Ethical Kitchen, 1600 Mckay Rd., North Van. 604-988-6280. www.westonaprice.org
Reflexology Student Clinic 6-10pm. One-hour sessions $20. By appointment only. Pacific Institute of Reflexology (604) 875-8818.
Alternatives to Vaccines. Homeopathic Immunizations: Drop-in Information Sessions. Monthly, the 2nd Wednesday. 2PM-5PM. $29ea (includes remedy). 604-568-4663, firstname.lastname@example.org