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IMAX Underwater Adventure Deep Sea Returns

An Evening With Michael Tiernan & Band July 12

Bhava Ram at SD Yoga Journal Conf. July 13–16

Martin Sheen in The Way Film Showing 7/19

Summer of Love Fundraiser Concert 7/21

Rev. Hammons Presentation on 7/22 in El Cajon

21st Annual Women’s Retreat Weekend 8/10-12

Master Yogiraj Siddhanath’s Upcoming Tour


IMAX Underwater Adventure Deep Sea Returns

The IMAX underwater adventure Deep Sea returns to Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Heikoff Dome Theater July 1 in an encore engagement. Embark on the expedition with Del Mar’s own veteran underwater filmmakers and ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall. Through the magic of IMAX technology, audiences will be transported below the ocean surface to swim with some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, from the unusual Wolf Eel to the Giant Pacific Octopus.

Deep Sea brings moviegoers face to face with these underwater inhabitants to witness their peculiar and amazing behavior as they rely on one another for survival. It is directed by world-renowned underwater cinematographer, Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers and Michele Hall, executive produced by Graeme Ferguson and narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, with an original score by Danny Elfman.

Deep Sea opens Sunday, July 1 and will run through the summer. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Heikoff Dome Theater is located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. IMAX admission (1 film + access to all exhibit galleries): Adults $15.75; Children $12.75; Seniors $12.75. The Fleet’s summer hours are Monday – Thursday 10am–5pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am–8am, and Sunday 10am–6pm; starting July 5 open weeknights until 7pm. Call (619) 238-1233 or visit website at

An Evening With Michael Tiernan & Band 7/12

The Michael Tiernan Band performs on Thursday, July 12 at 7pm at VISION’s Night Vision. It’s an alternative to heading out to a club (with the noise and booze) to see a great show.

“They’ve always been really supportive of local musicians and songwriters, especially those that might have a positive or spiritual undertone to their music. I was so surprised and really stoked the first time I went there to hear the teachings of Buddha side by side with Jesus and other great spiritual leaders— I’m glad they asked us to perform—I love the intimate vibe of venues like these—it all about the music, you can really connect with the audience and the acoustics of VISION are incredible,” says Michael Tiernan. Tickets are $15. in Advance and $18. at the Door. For more visit

Bhava Ram at SD Yoga Journal Conf. 7/13-16

Bhava Ram will reveal the steps he took to move from “terminal” cancer, a broken back and deep depression to juicy, fulfilled and vibrantly alive at the first ever Yoga Journal Conference to be held in San Diego from July 13-16. (See

Bhava, the author of Deep Yoga – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Lives and The 8 Limbs of Yoga - Pathway to Liberation, leads Yoga and Ayurveda workshops and retreats, conducts teacher trainings, offers personal counseling, and performs his uniquely inspirational style of spiritual music in Southern California, the US and internationally. At the Yoga Journal Conference, he will for the first time share the fascinating story of his personal healing and transformation and present a new 8 step program he developed for all to embrace and live life to its fullest.

A broken back abruptly ended Bhava’s highly successful career as a hard driving foreign TV correspondent. Life as he new it on network news, covering some of the most momentous events of our times, was over. His reporting on conflicts and revolutions from Afghanistan and Asia to Latin America and South Africa had featured him on nightly NBC news with Tom Brokaw and earned him most every prestigious media award there is. But now he was confined to a body brace, considered permanently disabled, dependent on ever increasing doses of pain medications. When, four years after failed surgery on his vertebra, he was diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer from exposure to depleted uranium used in the First Gulf War, he fell into the deepest emotional abyss. He was given only years to live, just as his only son turned two.

At the brink of death, Bhava decided to detox off the heavy medications cold turkey. And as soon as he was offered therapeutic Yoga treatments, he began to see the light. Applying the same zeal that had once earned him such acclaim in the media world, he now studied Yoga and Ayurveda. After intense years of practice, he was cancer-free and had overcome the excruciating chronic pain in his back. At the Yoga Journal Conference, Bhava will share the lessons he learned and how you can apply them to the challenges in your life.

His Sunday Workshop (July 15), “Deep Yoga: The Guru is You” focuses on Yoga as sacred ritual of healing, empowerment and growth. If you suffer from chronic illness or chronic pain, this workshop could change your life.

Bhava’s Saturday Workshop (July 14), “8 Steps to Freedom” incorporates strategies for opening up to a deep wellspring of love, compassion, joy, extraordinary gratitude for everyday miracles, and an overwhelming desire to serve humanity, helping to set your Self free and access an inner power that is boundless and love that lights up the world.

Bhava lives in San Diego and is the only local member of the conference faculty. He will also facilitate a morning meditation, offer a workshop on building conscious community, and participate in a roundtable discussion, all on Friday (July 13). For details: or

Martin Sheen in The Way Film Showing 7/19

The Way is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, the film stars Martin Sheen (Tom) as an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio). Rather than returning home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage “The Way of St. James” to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. Through unexpected and often times amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom discovers the differences between the “life we live and the life we choose.” The film will be shown on Thursday, July 19 at 7pm. VISION, a Center for Spiritual Living is located at 11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Visit

Summer of Love Fundraiser Concert 7/21 - A Spiritual Community Calendar is hosting its sixth annual Summer of Love fundraiser concert with Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe, The Breath of Life Tribe and Rouzbeh Hoshmandy on Saturday, July 21 at Seaside Center for Spiritual living in Encinitas.

Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe headline this festive night with their genre-busting east-meets-west style of “mantra-rock” music. Shakti Tribe, fronted by the dynamic force of nature Larisa, celebrate unity, culture and diversity through their music’s messages of peace, love, and authentic self-expression. Their latest album Rock On Sat Nam! has garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic new fans. Dedicated to bringing these messages to everyone, the band formed their own Shakti Tribe Peace Outreach Project in 2007 as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds to go places where people are at a crossroads: prisons and jails, juvenile detention centers, and halfway houses. A portion of the evening’s profits benefit their Shakti Tribe Peace Outreach Projects.

The Annual Summer Love Concert evening includes a laser light effects show that creates the feeling of being in the heavens. With a festival-like feel of the night as well as flowing green health drinks from Warrior Foods and Health Force Nutritionals. Cell-nique’s special blend of drinks are also featured. All drinks are non-alcoholic.

Saturday, July 21 doors open at 6:30pm with concert begins at 7pm. Located at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Concert Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased by visiting or in person at Soulscapes Books & Gifts in Encinitas.

Rev. Hammons Presentation on 7/22 in El Cajon

Unity Church of El Cajon presents Rev. Arthur Hammons, founding minister, as guest speaker on Sunday, July 22. Rev. Hammons will speak at the 10am service and his topic is, “Fire Your Fairy Godmother and Give Yourself Her Job.” Charting Your Way to Life’s Riches.” Unity Church of El Cajon is located at 311 Highland Avenue, El Cajon. For additional information please contact the church office at 619-579-9586.

21st Annual Women’s Retreat Weekend Aug. 10–12

Join the Self Heal School of Herbal Studies and Healing in the beautiful Escondido foothills to share and celebrate women’s healing arts. The secluded retreat center has cozy rooms, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and beautiful mountain views. Featured are delicious vegetarian meals, workshops with excellent teachers, an herbal spa, a talent show and barter faire. For a full list of workshops visit or call: 619 224 1268.

Master Yogiraj Siddhanath’s Upcoming Tour

Kundalini Kriya Yoga Master, Yogiraj Siddhanath, will visit San Diego and Los Angeles this summer. His Southern California US Tour begins on Aug 11 in San Diego and continues in Los Angeles on August 18th.

In 1974, Yogiraj encountered Mahavatar Babaji and when he returned to civilization Yogiraj penned his adventures through consciousness in the landmark autobiography, Wings to Freedom: Revelations of Babaji and the Himalayan Yogis. The knowledge of Mahavatar Babaji was first introduced to the West in Paramahamsa Yogananda’s seminal work, Autobiography of a Yogi. In 2011, Yogiraj wrote, Babaji: The Lightning Standing Still, revealing publicly, for the first time, the facts and origins of Babaji. Recently awarded the Most Influential Book of the New Millennium Award by the American Authors Association.

As Yogiraj embarks on his 2012 World Tour through Europe and the United States, he offers profound personal transformation through his Satsangs or Unified Consciousness workshops. His workshops include healing energy transmissions, intriguing discourses, refreshing insights and humor, and, of course, initiation into the most authentic Himalayan yogic sciences, Mahavatar Babaji’s Kundalini Kriya Yoga.

Through the Kriya Yoga Empowerment workshops, Yogiraj offers seekers sacred techniques to eliminate seeds of negative karma, purify their central nervous systems, flush toxins and disease, bring the systems into balance, and dissolve nervous states to true peace. These techniques help practitioners achieve holistic harmony and nourish the body, mind and spirit into balance, relax consciousness into the Now, and waken their dormant Kundalini safely and gradually to achieve the super-conscious states of Samadhi, yoga’s ultimate goal.

Yogiraj Siddhanath will begin his 2012 US tour in Mid-July visiting the East Coast followed by Southern California & Seattle. He will arrive in Southern California and host Healing Enlightenment Satsangs & Kriya Yoga Empowerment Workshops in San Diego/Encinitas & Los Angeles between Aug. 11-19th, followed a New Life Awakening Kundalini Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat in Carlsbad, CA starting Sep. 27th. For registration & more information, please visit, email [email protected] or call 1-866-YOGI-RAJ.