*From Hwy. 89A, turn onto Brewer Rd., proceed 3/10th’s of a mile, turn left on Prochnow Rd. at Keep Sedona Beautiful sign, straight onto Cypress Ln., then right into parking lots behind building.

Monthly Events & Discussion

EVENT GATHERINGS (unless otherwise noted) 1st Thursday of each month

6:30pm

*Keep Sedona Beautiful

360 Brewer Road, Sedona

Free, and donations gladly accepted

Thursday, 12/6/18 - 6:30PM

Inside Peace - Sedona Premiere Award-Winning Documentary Looks At Inner Self-Sustainability & Discussion

TRAILER


Four years in the making, Inside Peace is a feature documentary that focuses on four men incarcerated at the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas, who embark on a journey of self-discovery.


With lives marked by generations of violence, addiction, and poor social conditions, they attend a Peace Class and begin the struggle to discover their humanity and rebuild their lives from the inside out.


Trinidad, David, Chase, and Jake grew up in neighborhoods with the same layers of deprivation that produce most incarcerated men and women in the United States: lack of education, poverty, joblessness, unstable family lives and a reliance on crime to survive.


All identified with the tough exteriors they presented to the world. Trinidad, a brutal street fighter. David, from his teens, a small-time drug dealer. Chase, a misfit, out of place his whole life. Jake, born into a family of addicts, addicted at an early age. They spent most of their youth and adult lives in and out of prison.


Inside Peace is a window into the hearts and minds of these men who chose to break this life-long cycle of negativity. With a supporting cast of fellow inmates, prison officials, experts and family members, the film follows these men as they learn to reintegrate with life by relying on the self-worth, inner strengths and understandings discovered in the Peace Class.


When released from jail, life becomes more treacherous as they try to live in a world filled with conflict, rejection and hostility. Faced with these familiar roadblocks at every turn, they must fight past temptations — those that led them to failure and jail in the first place.


If they can change the only belief system they’ve ever known and succeed in understanding their value as a human being, they just might have a chance at living better lives.


Inspiration of Sedona is showing the Inside Peace documentary as part of a new direction for its monthly gatherings. The intention is to present a more balanced focus on inner self-sustainability as an integral piece, (ie. peace), that is needed to inspire external environmental sustainability efforts. Please join us as we begin exploring together how we all might break out of the prisons we create in our own minds and become free to make better choices for ourselves and the planet.

Thursday, 11/1/18 - 6:30PM

Planetary - Award-Winning Documentary & Discussion - A Breathtaking Cinematic Journey of Reconnection

TRAILER


We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective, brought on by a disconnection from Earth and from each other. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected.


Planetary is a feature length documentary that expands on the mind-blowing perspective shared by astronauts and indigenous elders alike - that each and every one of us is inseparable from each other, the planet and the universe as a whole, a realization that is both humbling and comforting. It suggests that if more of us start to experience the simple truth of our interdependence and connection, there is hope for the next stage in our human journey. Meant to inspire awe and wonder by seeing things as they are, it places our individual stories in the context of the larger planetary/cosmic story.


Stephen Apkon, president of associated production company Reconsider, said of the film, "At the heart of all of our environmental and social challenges is a profound disconnection with the natural world. Planetary deals with this magnificently – not from a place of fear, but of affection. For this planet we call home and for the experience of life itself."


Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call—a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. It asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us—to remember that we are planetary.


The film features interviews with thirty renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison, Bill McKibben, Barry Lopez, Janine Benyus, Peter Russell, Sabonfu Some, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Paul Hawken, Mona Polacea, National Geographic explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karma.


Inspiration of Sedona is showing the Planetary documentary as the beginning of a new direction for its monthly gatherings. The intention is to present a more balanced focus on inner self-sustainability as an integral piece, (ie. peace), that is needed to inspire external environmental sustainability efforts.


Thursday, 5/2/19 - 6:30PM

Award-Winning Peace Education Program Video Series Premiere Inspires Self & Earth Care

Part 4: Self-Awareness TRAILER


This is the Sedona premiere presentation of the fourth segment of the award-winning Peace Education Program video series. It will be followed by an open reflection time, which allows for a variety of creative expressions and responses.


The Peace Education Program (PEP) is a series of ten themed multimedia videos that explore the meaning of personal peace. Each video helps participants discover their own inner resources, innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, and hope, to live more sustainable and fulfilling lives. The fourth theme, Self-Awareness, explores our inner strengths and resources that help us to become more self-aware.


The core material for each session is a selection of video excerpts from Prem Rawat’s talks. He is widely known as an Ambassador of Peace. “Do you have a thirst in your life to be happy? Do you have a thirst in your life to experience peace every single day? You can do something about that,” says Rawat. As an internationally renowned speaker, author and founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), he has been speaking about this subject for over 50 years. “The Peace Education Program tries to achieve one simple thing: it’s to put you in touch with yourself.”


Each session includes reflection time and participant interaction, all focusing on 10 thought-provoking themes: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope and Contentment. Participants are invited to respond in their own form of creative expression. The PEP series is non-religious and non-sectarian, and has benefited people in more than 80 countries in a wide variety of settings, from universities and corporate offices to correctional facilities and drug treatment centers.


Inspiration of Sedona is presenting the Peace Education Program as part of a new direction for its monthly gatherings. The intention is to present a more balanced focus on inner self-sustainability as an integral piece, (ie. peace), that is needed to inspire external environmental sustainability efforts. Please join us to watch the fourth segment of the award-winning Peace Education Program series and explore together the re-discovery of our own humanity.

Sunday, 4/28/19 - 1:00PM

Earth Day Debut of Eulogy for a Home Mask Presentation


As part of the month-long, Verde Valley Earth Day Extravaganza, the Inspiration of Sedona will host local performance artist and mask maker Pash Galbavy in a debut presentation of Eulogy for a Home, at 1pm on April 28th at Keep Sedona Beautiful, 360 Brewer Rd., Sedona. As an homage to the earth and the family home she recently lost in the California, Woolsey fire, Pash will use her archetypal masks combined with stories and movement to reflect on losing a home to an extreme fire linked to climate change. The event includes a small art installation containing objects transformed by the fire.


In her presentation, Pash will use improvisation, storytelling, movement, dance, mask-art, myth, and personal and collective healing ritual to explore the internal and external causes and effects of climate change. She will consider ways of coping with and confronting the new climate realities that are affecting people and communities across the world. An open time for interaction will follow the presentation. A mini art installation of home-artifacts that were transformed by the fire will also be displayed. Representatives from local organizations who are involved with various solutions to climate concerns are invited and will be available to connect with. A $10-$20 donation is suggested, though none will be turned away for lack of funds.

Eulogy for a Home