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Event Spotlights for May

Apr 30, 2019 03:13PM

Worldwide March Against Monsanto/Bayer Planned for Austin

A global march has been planned to protest Monsanto/Bayer because of the toxic effects of glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used RoundUp herbicide. The march will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18, starting at the Capitol Building in Austin.

The march will proceed to the Austin Central Library. The protest, organized locally by Lori Rupp-Reagle and Allison Hardy, is part of a global event that happens annually.

“Glyphosate has been classified as a carcinogen. This poison is being sprayed on crops just prior to harvesting,” says Rupp-Reagle. “We the people and our families are eating these foods. We must stand up against Monsanto/Bayer for an annual march and let them know we will not tolerate them knowingly poisoning us and our families.”

Free. Location for start of march: 1100 Congress Ave. For more information, contact Lori Rupp-Reagle at 512-216-7574, email [email protected] or visit

Find Inner Peace Through Meditation & Discourse with Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi

Baba, one of the great self-realized yogis of our era, will visit Austin on a world tour, May 18 to 25, to conduct free meditation classes and answer questions on self-realization, meditation and finding inner peace.

An essential message of Baba’s teaching is: People are suffering because they have not discov-ered the liberating Truth of who they are. Among the thousands of thoughts that appear in our mind each day, there is a one thing which is not a thought - our consciousness of existing. The silent witness to the mind is the true Self. Direct experience of this fundamental reality brings peace and contentment to our life. By silencing the mind with meditation, we come face to face with the truth of existence, a state of consciousness in which supreme peace is the reality.

Baba is a masterful teacher who draws from his own experience of Self-Realization to impart Self-Knowledge and to clarify questions on meditation and spirituality. Learn and practice medi-tation with a true Master. Programs are free; donations appreciated.

May 18, 7:00-9:30 pm, Yoga Yoga - Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar #420 May 19, 7:00-9:30 pm, Yoga Yoga - Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar #420 May 22, 7:00-9:30 pm, One World Theater, 7701 Bee Caves Rd. May 24, 7:00-9:30 pm, Austin Mennonite Church, 5801 Westminster Dr. May 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd.

Information: Call or Text - Tony (512) 553-9114 or visit 

American Heart Association Encourages People to Join CycleNation Austin

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) are encouraging people to use cycling to help get brain and heart healthy and fundraise for cardiovascular diseases by participating in the 1st CycleNation Austin, a relay-style stationary cycling event on May 18th at the Amy Donovan Plaza.

During CycleNation Austin, teams of up to eight individuals work together to keep their team’s bike spinning for two hours while enjoying music, encouragement from cycling instructors and inspiring heart and stroke mission moments from the AHA/ASA.  The event will also include a block party with a variety of vendors, family-friendly activities, games, refreshments and more.

Bikes are reserved and space is limited, so early registration is recommended at  The minimum fundraising goal per bike is $1,000.CycleNation is nationally sponsored by Amgen Cardiovascular and is locally sponsored by Transamerica.

Location: 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin. For information about sponsoring or more event details contact Jordan Dawson at [email protected]

Learn Reiki from Renowned Master/Teacher

Lisa Guyman, renowned Reiki Master/Teacher and Chopra Meditation Instructor from Detroit, Michigan, offers a rare opportunity for a comprehensive reiki workshop experience from May 31 through June 2 at Sol Healing in Austin.

“In these workshops, participants will experience how simple reiki is to learn and how wonderful it is in an informative, fun, hands-on experiential weekend workshop,” affirms Guyman. This workshop, the only one offered by Guyman in Austin this season, can be tailored to each participant’s needs.

“You can begin your reiki journey with Reiki I and II, continue with Masters and Teachers or take the entire weekend intensive,” she says.

Guyman has been teaching and practicing reiki for 20 years. She has also been a meditation instructor for 15 years, is a certified yoga and Yoga Nidra instructor, and has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her published works include the Journey into Meditation guided meditation CDs and the Journey Through Reiki home training CD set.

Location: 13805 Ann Place, Austin. For more information—including times, cost and curriculum—and to register, visit

International Agate Expo Comes to Austin

The International Exposition of Agate will come to Austin, June 6 to 9, at the Norris Conference Center. The Exposition is held only once every four years in different locations.

The four-day Exposition will feature many vendors, speakers, exhibits and collectors from diverse locales, including Australia, Russia, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Africa and elsewhere. Vendors will bring unique specimens of quartz, amethyst, dinosaur bones, and other popular crystals, minerals and fossils for home, office and collections—all shapes, sizes and colors. Lapidary equipment and supplies will also be available.

Exhibits of private, never-before-seen agate collections will be on display, some in public for the first time. These curated exhibits will include Laguna, Chinese Fighting Blood, Lake Superior, Thunder Egg, Purple Passion, dinosaur fossil agates and many more, including colorful and rare agates from many different countries.

Ticket prices vary. Location: 2525 W. Anderson Ln #365, Austin. For exposition schedule and ticket pricing, visit



HerbDay at the American Botanical Council – 10am-4pm Herb talks, herb walks, children's activities, music, vendors, plants, free refreshments. Free. Open to the public. Case Mill Homestead, 6200 Manor Road. More information call 512-926-4900 or visit and


Monthly Spiritual Life Fair – 10am-5:30pm. This monthly Saturday fair is focused on presenting very special talents and products in a community dedicated to healing Body, Mind and Spirit as One. Nature’s Treasures, 4102 N Interstate 35, Austin. More info at

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