KARIN KABALAH CENTER2017 NEWSLETTER April/May/June
Kabalah: A Process of Awakening
NEW EVENING CLASS BEGINS in September, 2017 at 7:00 PM
$75/MONTH INCLUDES COURSE MATERIAL
FREE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE: September, 2017 • 7 PM
Just what is this “Kabalah” that in recent years has become a household word? It seems now that it is a sort of generic term, much the same as one would say education, which can relate to a variety of systems and levels. For instance, in elementary school basic mathematics are studied, then in high school higher applications such as geometry and calculus may be studied, and finally while in college, these subjects are integrated into a profession or vocation, a state of being, one might say.
For thirty years the Karin Kabalah Center has presented the study of Kabalah as it relates to the mystical tradition, which in a sense, could be said to relate to a university or college level of education wherein one not only studies subjects but also becomes the status to which they relate, such as a physician, an attorney, etc. What does one become when he/she utilizes the Kabalah as a tool or process of discovery? Simply said, one becomes himself or herself. To cite an example of just what mysticism is — we all know the taste of an orange, and knowing that taste is vastly important for the use of oranges in recipes. Now substitute the word “yourself” for “orange.” It is important for us to know ourselves so that the recipes we concoct in life are appropriate for that taste, otherwise those experiences can be either nonproductive or even painful. Just as becoming a physician requires not only the study of medicine, but the integration of the ability to practice as a physician, so does the becoming of oneself require the same. Through a process that includes the use of archetypes, meditation and a synthesis of the important essentials found in psychology, theology, science and philosophy, one finds the power of his/her true being. There are no shortcuts, no magic formulas and no outer activity that can lead to this inner freedom of self so desperately sought after and needed in our world today.
The TREE OF LIFE is one of the oldest and most powerful archetypes in existence. Through unconscious recognition and identification with the Tree and through the use of the Pathways connecting its principles in the practice of meditation, as well as in their daily application to the life experience, one finds oneself becoming free from the stress and pressure resulting from immersion within the external world. This freedom leads to a fuller life experience applying one’s individuality (or taste) where it is appropriate and also in ways that serve all mankind as we move into a new world consciousness.
This new world requires that we become spiritual adults, a state in which we are responsible for our lives, our actions and our experiences. It also requires that we respect each others individualism and their right to bring that individualism (taste) into their own patterns (recipes). This cannot be achieved as long as mankind is attached to or co-dependent with anything or anyone outside of himself and while the journey may not always be easy, the freedom and power gained far exceeds the effort expended. It is then that the beauty of the world and oneself truly shines. It is also very exciting to discover the reality of one’s being — sometimes it is even very surprising!
Kabalah may be mysticism, but it is not a mystery. A mystery can be solved, even the mystery of just who we are. Mysticism is the realization of that mystery and its power of freedom in a personal as well as universal world that often seems unfree. Mysticism is what empowers the solved mystery and power can only be described by that which is empowered
Just as there are many tastes in our world, each unique and individual unto itself, we as soul beings, each have our individual taste and the journey of life demands we discover it.
- Have you completed The Course in Miracles and wish to delve more deeply into the innermost levels of your psyche?
‑Have you read The Secret and want to discover the real secret of life?
‑Have you read The Power of Now and wish to empower your life in the now?
‑Have you studied Science of Mind and wish to understand the science of the universe?
‑Have you studied psychology and wish to travel the journey to the Self described by Carl Jung?
‑Are you looking for a definitive and comprehensive study, a transformative process, which can help you establish balance and harmony in your life?
Kabalah has been known as the mysticism within Judaism. The understanding contained within this mysticism, however, was given to mankind long before the existence of Judaism. From a singular source it flowed through both Eastern and Western philosophies and from Judaism it was carried forward into Christianity. What is contained in this mysticism? It contains the understanding of Divinity, the universe, mankind and their interrelationship. With each step forward in evolution, man must redefine this understanding in accordance with his current level of awareness.
Not merely intellectual or devotional, the Kabalah, in this time and space, becomes a process through which man can develop the potential of his spiritual adulthood and lead a productive and harmonious life in a universe which has reached evolutionary adulthood. Man must now integrate and become that which religious philosophies and mysticism have described, much the same as one studies medicine in order to become a physician.
KABALAH: A PROCESS OF AWAKENING is an exciting study course which not only establishes and redefines traditional Kabalistic knowledge but provides a philosophical/psychological/spiritual, and most of all, transformative process of development.
Weekly One-hour, All-levels Yoga Class
Space is limited, register now!
Join us on Wednesdays to stretch, work, breath and release the stress from your week. Launch or support your personal path to self-care with this all levels class. This is an alignment based class with a slower pace, strong and steady. Instruction includes variations to accommodate any body, breathwork to calm the nervous system and silent meditation to seal in the practice. Wear loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Teresa Owen, owner of Inner Smile Yoga, LLC, has been studying yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2003. She is trained in the Iyengar style with an eclectic mix of intensive work with Forrest Yoga, Vini, Shadow and Yoga Therapy. In addition to teaching classical Hatha based classes, she offers workshops, retreats and one-on-one therapeutic yoga. One on one therapeutic specialties include the nervous system, asthma/reSpiratory conditions, hormone/energy imbalances, pelvic floor function and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Teresa has been studying Vedanta at Karin Kabalah Center for the last 2 years.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
May 10, 2017
Wesak is the one day each year when the Buddhic energy is transmitted directly to the Earth. This day is of special importance to those following the spiritual/mystical path. You are invited to join us for a brief discussion of this event, including a description of the Hierarchical influence upon the Earth, followed by a guided meditation during which your consciousness participates in the age-old ritual which takes place on this day on both the inner and outer planes.
THE NATURE OF THE BEASTS:
IS OUR WORLD GOING CRAZY?
Presented by Shirley Chambers STM and Patty Binns Farinola, STL
Saturday workshop at the Center on May 20, 2017
It is well known that men and women are designed from two completely distinct molds, and that these differences cause much trouble and disharmony in our lives What is not as obvious is the driving force that runs deeper than most people are aware of; our primitive animal nature.
We are meant to experience partnerships, harmony, and cooperation in our human relationships, but our animal instincts create adversarial situations that interfere with effective communication and empowering connections, particularly with the opposite sex. We see this In our own lives, and in the world around us.
In this discussion of the role the animal nature plays in interpersonal relationships, you will discover ways to work toward harmony and cooperation with others, especially with those of the opposite gender or opposite energy, while pursuing intentional growth in yourself.
• Explore how our animal nature is negatively impacting the world at large.
• Understand the natural, instinctual differences in masculine and feminine energies.
• Learn how to keep these from causing pain in your relationships at work and at home
• Find out how relationships of all types can be the path to detachment, self-certainty and freedom in our lives.
Shirley Chambers, STM, is the founder and director of the Karin Kabalah
Center, established at its present location in 1988. Prior to that time she taught classes and was on the Board of Trustees at the Foundation of Truth in Atlanta. For over thirty years she has taught classes on the Kabalistic teachings as well as other esoteric and spiritual subjects, and has presented workshops and lectures for many nationally known organizations such as Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, Unity, Life Spectrums, Visions of Tomorrow, Whole Life Expo and the Theosophical Society, to name just a few. She is also the author of the study course, “Kabalah: A Process of Awakening” and the book, “Kabalistic Healing”
Patty Binns Farinola, STL, is the founder and director of The Awareness Studio in Atlanta. She is a pastoral counselor and spiritual advisor who utilizes esoteric spirituality in her work with clients. By synthesizing a unique combination of concepts pulled from general psychology and modern spirituality, she conducts a workshop entitled “Serenity, Power and Freedom”. She is a lifelong student of spiritual, esoteric, and psychological teachings and has been participating at the Karin Kabalah Center, since 2005.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
SERENITY, POWER AND FREEDOM
Finding Strength in an Uncertain World
Taught by Patty Binns Farinola, STM
8-Week Course meets every Wednesday evening at the Center beginning June 21, 2017
Would you like to have an inner peace that keeps you from being upset and disturbed by difficult people and situations? Personal power that allows you to overcome life’s obstacles and push forward to new and greater levels? Freedom to choose how you live your life instead of being trapped in dead-end jobs, routines and situations?
By synthesizing a unique combination of concepts pulled from general psychology and modern spirituality, Serenity, Power and Freedom offers new perspectives that provide clarity, purpose, and the strength to move ahead in the face of uncertainty, challenges and change. This gives you the ability to embrace your life’s journey and the freedom to experience more joy, power, presence and inner peace along the way.
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DEVOTIONS TO THE MAHAVATAR BABAJI AND THE DIVINE MOTHER
Friday Evenings: April 28, May 19 and June 23
On these evenings we will present Puja, Aarati, and Satsang (teaching). Understanding will be presented regarding these ceremonies as well as the value of their archetypal symbolism. The service lasts approximately an hour and a half. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
LIFE GUIDANCE THROUGH THE ASTROLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Shirley Chambers, STM
Through the use of intuitive and pastoral counseling as well as the application of an astrological chart to the Tree of Life, one can achieve an in-depth look at all avenues of one’s life, along with bringing to the surface the choices one may not see. The blueprint for one’s current life becomes visible. One often wonders why their outer life never seems to be fulfilled or why they cannot feel a sense of success in their activities. Joseph Campbell stated, “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for you.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that one walks away from his/her present circumstances, but often only a change in perception or self-expression is required. The first step in the process of change is identification, followed by the journey of the process itself. You, no other than yourself, are the life, as well as the spirit, which often becomes lost in a world of confusion. Begin to discover yourself and the steps of your journey toward that life waiting for you.
Alok Agrawal, M.Phil., STM
$75/40 minute session
Intuitive counseling adjusts itself into the needs of the individual seeking help, therefore techniques are unique to those needs. Its purpose is to aid the client to integrate the bigger picture of an event or issue which is affecting the harmony in his/her life. Often one’s mind becomes cluttered and confused and thereby unable to clearly see an accurate picture of what is occurring. One becomes mired down in illusory beliefs and concepts, which, in turn, create both emotional and physical imbalance and/or disease. Through the aid of intuitive counseling, archetypal analysis, individually designed meditations and Kabalistic healing, be it health, relationships or job related, one may not only come to understand the issue but also find the road to harmony and balance. Through the development of inner confidence and self-empowerment, each one ultimately becomes his/her own counselor and intuitive counseling helps one unfold that ability.
Alok Agrawal, M.Phil., STM
Every Wednesday, 2:30 pm (Pre-notification is necessary)
By using a modern approach to the tenets of Yoga, these meditations allow you to relax your mind in a hectic world. Meditation has long been the cornerstone of many spiritual traditions. Western scientists have come to realize that meditation provides many health benefits as well. These include: lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, decreased insomnia and strengthened immune system. Various psychological effects including lowered anxiety, improved mental focus and self-esteem augment these physical benefits. What the mystics throughout time have known, people in the common era are discovering that meditation is good for you on all levels. People from all walks of life are using meditation to help them manifest their goals and live more fully.
SPIRITUAL LIFE COACHING
Shirley Chambers, STM
Many wonder why, no matter how hard their endeavors, their outer life never seems to be fulfilled or why they cannot feel a sense of success in their activities. Addiction and depression are at an all time high and yet these are merely voices of higher aspects within ourselves which are trying to be heard, voices which are in actuality endeavoring to point ways to a better life. It is a fact that our external world is a reflection, or a product one might way, of an inner pattern, a pattern, which if followed will create an outer environment of harmony and balance, even in a distorted and chaotic world. So rather than exerting a tremendous effort to bring what we think we want and need into our lives, that effort is better spent in allowing our current life destiny to manifest. As Joseph Campbell stated “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Only in that life will you find true peace and happiness. This doesn’t necessarily mean that one walks away from his/her present circumstances, but often only a change in perception or self-expression is required. The first step in the process of change is identification, followed by the journey of the process itself. You, no other than yourself, are the life, as well as its spirit, which often becomes lost in a world of confusion. Through intuitive, pastoral and common sense counseling, you can begin to discover yourself and the steps of your journey toward that life waiting for you.
SHUSTAH ASTROLOGICAL READINGS
Shirley Chambers, STM
This one-hour reading is not based on an Astrological Chart, (although it can be useful, if one is available and furnished by the client), but rather applies intuitive counseling to each of the twelve houses (segments) of life as they are impacted at the present, as well as the direction of that impact into the future. This is an in-depth look at all avenues of one’s life along with bringing to the surface the choices one may or may not see. In this often chaotic and confusing world, the greater one understands the flow of Divine life as it impacts the individual segments of life, the greater one is freer to live that life in harmony and joy.
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
Travel to amazing India in 2018
Personally Escorted by Alok Agrawal
This exciting tour will allow you to experience the amazing and colorful sites of North India, including ancient palaces and temples of Rajasthan and Varanasi, as well as the mystical peaks of the Himalayas and the Buddhist monasteries of Darjeeling and Sikkim, a world in and of itself. Highlights of this tour will also include group meetings discussing Indian religion and culture; meditation at the most important sites; interaction with the local culture, since the organizer is well known in most areas; orientation to music and dance, and much more.
“‑This is indeed India, the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a thousand nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition, whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations—the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined” — Mark TwainTHERE IS LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THIS TOUR. THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTER FOR ITINERARY AND PRICING.
Look at the pictures of our last visit to India/Nepal 2014: tinyurl.com/alokatindia
Alok Agrawal, M.Phil., STM
Individual Private Sessions $50/Hour
Each session is geared to the individual’s needs and experience. It utilizes a modern scientific approach coupled with the tenets of yoga. In a four week session you can integrate a simple technique which will allow you to relax your mind in this hectic world.
Meditation has long been the cornerstone of many spiritual traditions. In addition to this application, western scientists have come to realize that meditation provides many health benefits as well. These include: lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, decreased insomnia and strengthened immune system. Various psychological effects including lowered anxiety, improved mental focus and self-esteem augment these physical benefits. What the mystics throughout time have known, people in the common era are discovering that meditation is good for you on all levels. People from all walks of life are using meditation and sound enhancing technologies to help them manifest their goals and live more fully.
Karin Kabalah Center
2531 Briarcliff Road, N.E. • Suite #217
Atlanta, GA 30329 • (404) 320-1038