Upcoming Events: EarthRise at IONS

Upcoming Events

Conscious Living Workshops
Come with an Open Mind. Leave with an Open Heart.


  2012 New Year's Eve Retreat: A Creative Vision Quest
Dana Lynne Andersen, Director of the Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness
December 30, 2011 – January 1, 2012

This weekend retreat offers a unique opportunity to activate your higher capacities to access—and transform—your future. Journey from scattered desires to focused vision as you clarify your life purpose and dream big for yourself and the world.

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  Create a World that Works: Becoming a Presence that Transforms
Alan Seale, PCC, MSC
January 20–22, 2012

Be your transformational presence. Learn how to live, lead, and serve in ways that inform and inspire more enlightened and effective action, creating a world that works for today and tomorrow.  

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  Speaking the Soul: The Transformative Power of Words
Kim Rosen, MFA
January 20–22, 2012

This workshop is for lovers of poetry as well as those who have yet to discover its power.  In an alchemy of mystical poems and music, each person's authentic voice will emerge through writing, listening, movement, self-inquiry and speaking poetry aloud.  No prior experience necessary. 

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  Just Write: Seasonal Writers' Retreats
Facilitated by Cathy Coleman, PhD
January 27–29, 2012
August 31–September 2, 2012

Just write, away from home, away from work, away from usual distractions. Enjoy single occupancy rooms with desks—with time in nature and community at your discretion.

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  Total Immersion Noetic Film Experience
Organized by the Institute of Noetic Sciences
March 9–11, 2012

For an entire weekend, see the films, talk the films, meet the people behind the films. Celebrate great filmmaking, view films with transformative themes, and take part in panels, discussions, receptions, and Q&A with filmmakers and scientists. Just a sampler of films on tap: the world premier of Jean Houston’s work, Jean; Sacred Science, a film that follows seriously ill people working with Ecuadorian shamanic healers; Happy, about “positive psychology;” and I Am, about personal and collective transformation.

Sponsorships are available. Become a Silver Sponsor for $1200 or a Gold Sponsor for $5000. For more sponsorship information, contact Matthew Gilbert at mgilbert@noetic.org.

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  Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness
Peter Russell, MA
March 30–April 1, 2012

Discover the essence of consciousness through the exploration of science, spirituality, self-inquiry and group discussion.

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  Integrating with Your Shadow: Connecting with Your Guide
Ralph Metzner, PhD
April 13–April 15, 2012

Practice alchemical divination techniques to help you recognize your shadow, clarify perceptions, tap into reservoirs of self-knowledge, dissolve energy blockages, and connect with a true spirit guide.

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  The Healing Power of Huichol Shamanism
Brant Secunda
April 20–22, 2012

Join ceremonial healer Brant Secunda for an introduction to the healing tradition of Huichol Indian Shamanism. Through ancient ceremony, sacred dance, and mindful pilgrimage, learn to connect your human heart to the heart of creation.

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Hosted Programs with Open Enrollments

  No. Calif. ACA New Year Retreat: Releasing Old Fear & Ringing in the New Year
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
December 30, 2011–January 1, 2012

An Adult Children of Alcoholics three day retreat to increase, promote, and elevate self-esteem, confidence, spontaneity, selfhood, initiative, connection, trust, and serenity.

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  Ninth Annual Northern California Sufi Sesshin
Golden Gate Sufi Circle (ACA)
January 6–15, 2012

Join us for ten days of silent mediation alternating with Zikr and Dances of Universal Peace, integrating active practice with meditation.

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  Wisdom Emerging: Finding the Intersection of Leadership, Spirituality, and Courageous Action
Lauren Artress, Alan Briskin, PhD
Guest: Angeles Arrien, PhD
January 26–29, 2012

Join us as we learn about the nature of social fields and use the Labyrinth in service of Personal and Collective Wisdom.

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  Courage to Teach
Dominican University
February 3–5, 2012

Come rejuvenate your inner life with Courage to Teach®, a program of quarterly retreats for the personal and professional renewal of teachers, administrators, and others in the public schools.

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  Entheogenic Film Festival
Presented by HopeDance
Panel Discussion Facilitator: Ralph Metzner, PhD
February 10–12, 2012

Engage with current films on the healing qualities of a variety of entheogens. Spend the weekend immersed in films, panel discussions, walks in nature, freshly prepared meals and lodging.

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  The Healing Journey: Cultivating the Wisdom of Nature, Breath, and Spirit
Diane Haug, LPCC and Jan Edl Stein, MFT
February 22–26, 2012

Join us for a residential retreat immersion into Holotropic Breathwork and Journeywork.

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  Meditation, Transformation, and Healing with Dr. Isaac Eliaz
Dr. Isaac Eliaz
April 26–29, 2012

Join holistic physician pioneer and meditation/healing expert Dr. Isaac Eliaz for a 4 day/3 night healing immersion retreat. Learn and experience Dr. Eliaz’s profound techniques for deepening the mind-body connection and facilitating long-lasting regeneration and healing.

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EarthRise Events

  IONS Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 18, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for seasonal festivities at the Institute of Noetic Sciences' EarthRise Retreat Center.

Bring your holiday spirit and share wine and cheese, hors d'oeuvres, hot apple cider, and desserts. Enjoy holiday music, shop in our gift store, walk in our garden, and win a raffle prize! Meet and celebrate with your noetic community!

Please bring an item such as canned food or packaged dry goods for the Marin Food Bank.

RSVP Rose Welch: rwelch@noetic.org or 707-779-8214

  Film Presentation: Thrive
Sunday, December 18, 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Discussion with Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. follows film presentation

Thrive is a documentary movie that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. ($10 cash/$12 credit card - admission sold at the door)

Click here to view movie trailer.

Potluck dinners with presentations at EarthRise Center, arranged by Sergio Lub

  A Theory of Everything Else
Jacques F. Vallee
Thursday, January 5, 2012 (6:00-9:00 PM)

Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by Dr. Vallee, a French born astro physicist, Silicon Valley computer scientist, UFO investigator and author of: Anatomy of a Phenomenon, Challenge to Science, Messenger of Deception, and Wonders in the Sky.

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  How Does Societal Transformation Happen? Values Development, Collective Wisdom, and Decision Making for the Common Good
Leonard Joy
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (6:00-9:00 PM)

Potluck dinner followed by a presentation from one of our most senior economists, educated at the London School of Economics, Cambridge, Sussex and UC Berkeley, who has arrived to reveal findings on how our values determine our future.

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  Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform
Ross Jackson
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (6:00-9:00 PM)

Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Danish entrepreneur who founded Gaia Trust, Global Ecovillage Network, and Gaia Education, to introduce his new book Occupy World Street, with the goal of putting the world back on a sustainable path.

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IONS Events

  IONS Lecture Series at Aqus Café, Petaluma
Tuesday Evenings

December 20, 2011 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Transforming Through 2012 - The Shift is Now

Debra Giusti, Peter Russell, MA, DCS, FSP

January 17, 2012 - 7:30 - 9:30 pm
The Second Half of Life

Angeles Arrien, PhD

February 21, 2012 - 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Consciousness, Entheogens, and Healing: New Directions and Implications

Ralph Metzner, PhD

March 20, 2012 - 7:30 - 9:30 pm
How We Change, and Why We Don’t: The Science of Transformation

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

  IONS Cuba 2012: IONS' Worldview Literacy Journey
Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation, Institute of Noetic Sciences
January 21–28, 2012

Travel to Cuba with like-minded IONS members. Explore the world of Afro-Cuban music, Santeria religion, dance, and natural healing. Learn how Cubans are creating community through sustainable organic agriculture, and learning to use and share scarce urban resources. Observe how island living has affected their worldview and what we can learn from them about living a joyous life.

Contact Us

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EarthRise Retreat Center at Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Located on 194 acres of beautiful rolling hills just 26 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, we offer meeting facilities, cuisine, and accommodations for educational programs, workshops, and retreats focusing on health, personal growth, and transformation for groups of up to 120 people.

Conscious Living Workshops (CLW): for information or to sign up for a workshop offered by EarthRise Retreat Center at IONS, click here and go to the specific program you wish to attend. Or contact Jan Fischer, Education Program Manager: jfischer@noetic.org, 707-779-8202.

Hosted Programs: for information or to register for an independent presenter hosted program or workshop, click here and go to the specific program you wish to attend.

Group Bookings: for information on how to reserve meeting space and accommodations for your workshop or group as an independent presenter, click here or contact Lisa VanderBoom, Bookings and Contracts Manager: lvanderboom@noetic.org, 707-779-8224.