Saturday, December 26, 2015

Meditation with Tibetan Bowls

Join us for simple mindfulness meditation focusing on breath and sound of Tibetan "singing" bowls
By donation ~ Drop-in ~ All are welcome
with Jacqueline Lasahn

Sunday, March 20  7-8pm

Sunday, April 17  7-8 pm

Jacqueline Lasahn is a long-time supporter of Sarana; she has shared her singing bowl meditation with us at our 5th Anniversary event in 2013.

Jacqueline has been playing Tibetan Bowls for over 30 years. She participated with the late Elisabeth Targ, MD, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health through the California Pacific Medical Center, examining the power of prayer in healing advanced AIDS patients; she worked remotely using ritual with Tibetan bowls, bells and chanting. Jacqueline has lead sound meditations and ceremony at Wilbur Hot Springs for 20 years. Co-founder of Temple of Living Prayer, she served as minister and pastor for over ten years in Sacramento. 

For more information about Jacqueline’s work see:

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sarana Practitioner In Search of Housing

Our acupuncturist Vig Swaminathan is looking for affordable housing in the area. Here is his announcement:

Hi everyone! 
I'm seeking a room for rent in Berkeley, Albany or El Cerrito.  My preference is to live in a space that is quiet, clean and nourishing.  I work five days a week and am often out of the house for most of the day.  In the evenings, I usually do my yoga and meditation practice, as well as reading and writing.  I like to cook and would love access to a nice kitchen.  I also love community and would be excited to live with other mellow, healthy folks, but I'm also fine living in a stand alone unit.  I go to bed relatively early and wake up early, and require a good nights sleep so that I can be fully present with my acupuncture patients.  So, I'd prefer housemates who don't throw loud parties. 
And since I work in community acupuncture, my income is very modest and so I can only afford a more modest rent. 

I can be contacted at

Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope to hear from you soon!