The importance of meditation has been taught from time immemorial, and today, meditation is more relevant than ever. The West has had many great meditation teachers and currently the United States is experiencing renewed interest in meditation, as more people are closing their eyes and looking within for relief from pressures of every day life.
Indigenous Celebration (IC), a Florida-based nonprofit with a mission to help transfer the wisdom between indigenous peoples and the modern world through celebrating culture, while empowering indigenous peoples to thrive as natural guardians of the environment, is excited to continue this celebration with a concert tour, September 30 through October 17. The series of performances will swing through Miami, New York City and Los Angeles and feature eight members of the Yawanawá tribe’s—indigenous people from the remote Amazon forest of Acre, Brazil.
According to claim data from Trupanion pet medical insurance company, almost 90 percent of snakebites occur between April and October and can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Rattlesnake bites can be deadly and always require immediate veterinary attention.
Meditation master Shiva Rudra Balayogi, also known as Babaji, returns to the Austin area May 16 through 22 to teach a series of free meditation programs. The Austin retreats will take place as follows: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., May 16 at The Austin Centre; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 22 at Yoga Yoga Westgate; and a meditation intensive 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 17 through 20; and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 21 at Alma De Mujer Retreat Center.
Austin Earth Day Festival returns for a fifth year to The Browning Hangar at Mueller, from noon to 7 p.m., April 23. The free event will feature a monster musical lineup to inform and inspire environmental awareness and action throughout the community. This year’s gala features a wide variety of entertainment, exhibits, speakers, kids’ activities, outdoor activities, food trailers and more, in an Austinstyle, zero-waste event.
Moments after an auto accident, Austin resident Edward Salisbury found himself looking down from what felt like a second-story balcony and thought, That looks like my car. He perceived the entire accident scene from a vantage point above the wreck, looking down. Read More
The eighth annual Holistic Globe Expo Tour, which gives wellness, spirituality, green and healthy living enthusiasts an opportunity to network and try natural healing modalities and products, will make a stop in Austin this spring. The event will be from 1 to 5 p.m., April 30 at the Austin Marriott South. Admission is free through an online RSVP.