Beverly Brodsky, 11/2/2019, My Journey to Creation’s Core and Back. @ Om Center for SPiritual Living
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm

Around July 14 1970 Beverly, an agnostic, had a near-death experience in which she was taken into the heart of the universe, beyond time, to the source of truth and love, where all our deepest prayers are answered before asking.  This happened when she suffered a fractured skull after a catastrophic motorcycle accident. There is another realm, so near you can almost touch it, which we inhabit even while alive, beyond time and space, where we are blessed beyond knowing and one with Spirit and all life.



DVD: Understanding Veterans’ NDES
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The new video DVD, Understanding Veterans’ Near-Death Experiences, is NOW ON SALE on the IANDS website (($24.95 IANDS members, $29.95 non-members). Service members who have had an NDE should be assisted by medical personnel or chaplains trained to deal with those who have experienced NDEs* Helps relieve Veterans’ anxieties

Injured soldiers having had Near Death Experiences (NDEs) awaken in the hospital traumatized, in pain and often confused and very emotional about experiences they do not understand. Recalling vivid memories of being out of their bodies and visiting transcendent realms. They seek answers to their many questions, hoping for comfort and support. When their questions go unanswered or are casually dismissed, they withdraw emotionally and do not discuss their NDE further, leaving them in an emotional limbo.

However, because of lack of training, that care is often not available, and the impact of this crucial gap of care can be great. It is traumatizing, exacerbating the effects of already devastating injuries, as well as PTSD, and magnifying feelings of confusion, fear, isolation and hopeless despair. Veterans may carry these feelings for a lifetime. This new IANDS-sponsored Veterans’ NDE Training Video provides answers.

Bring a vet, your questions, suggestions, and concerns. The second part of this meeting will be an open forum.


Nelson Abreu: “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences” @ Om Center for Spiritual Living
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Nelson Abreu, BSEE, PE is a Portuguese-American electrical engineer, innovation expert and consciousness author, educator and technologist based in Los Angeles. He lectures at the International Academy of Consciousness and is a member of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) consortium.

He has contributed to several books and publications, the latest of which is Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences. Nelson is a co-founder of design, technology, and well-being startup Neumascape Studio, where he co-creates consciousness technologies.

He began experiencing and studying transformative phenomena like out-of-body experiences (OBEs) in 1998. He has developed techniques and technologies to facilitate such states and presented at conferences and workshops in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

About the Book

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences”

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences is an exploration of psi phenomena through real accounts and testimonies of everyday people.

This book includes a collection of real-life stories of people who have had transformative experiences, like telepathy and out-of-body experiences.

They suggest that such experiences happen spontaneously to people from all walks of life. Some also demonstrate that some of these extraordinary phenomena can be facilitated by training or optimal conditions.

It becomes evident that such abilities could have a significant impact on our personal and collective spiritual development.

Utilizing a more objective perspective, this collection of extraordinary narratives provides guideposts and opens important doors in the ever-expanding study of consciousness


San Diego IANDS exists for people in the San Diego County and surrounding area who have had a near-death and/or related experiences or who have personal or professional interest in such experiences. The group provides a forum in which to discuss such experiences and their meaning and integration into subsequent life.

Dr. Yvonne Kason – IANDS President and Author of Touched by the Light @ Om Center for Spiritual Living
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dr. Kason has five published books, her most recent, Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences, (2019), in which she shares the conclusions from her 40 years of STE research with about 100 case stories, including the stories of her own 5 NDEs.  It is a guide to help NDE and STE Experiencers, as well as their family, friends, and counselors.

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, is the current President of IANDS, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and an author, public speaker, and media resource. A pioneer in the field of spirituality in health-care, she is a retired family physician and transpersonal psychotherapist who previously taught at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kason is an internationally renowned medical expert on Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)  and other Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs), who has had five Near-Death Experiences and multiple STEs herself.  Propelled by a powerful kundalini awakening in 1976 and an NDE in a 1979 airplane crash, she began to research NDEs and other spiritual experiences.  In 1990 she became the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize her medical practice in the research and counseling of patients with NDEs and other STEs. Dr., Kason first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences”  in 1994, a term which is now the industry standard. Spiritually Transformative Experiences include Near-Death Experiences, Mystical Experiences, Kundalini Awakening, Psychic Experiences, and Inspired Creativity.

Spirit is Real! Ned Matannia – March 7, 2020 @ Om Center for Spiritual LIving La Mesa
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Ned with his mentor

Spirit Is Real

Life is bigger and more beautiful than we imagine. More fascinating, too. The current mainstream view of reality that we see on the TV and even in most movies, is of a world where we must struggle to survive. What if there was a magical component to life, right at the edge of our awareness?

Most of us were raised to treat death as a gloomy and morbid matter. And, we are raised to out-compete the other students, to become to the top our classes, and #1 on the sports field. For pride and fun, sure; but underneath, for a sense of scarcity: there are a limited number of jobs, success, and abundance in the world, and we’d better make sure not to be one of the unlucky ones that falls behind.

Life becomes about competition, and mostly not the friendly kind. You see how most people live in this fear. This stress and anxiety. Homelessness could be a missed paycheck or two away. A large fraction of society on anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications.

Near death experiencer (NDEr) Anita Moorjani talks about this fear. And that she learned in her NDE that life is meant to be lived with joy and self-empowerment. This all comes from remembering and becoming aware of the world of Spirit all around us. We don’t die; NDErs show us this. Mediums communicate accurate and very touching and deep messages from our loved ones in Spirit.

We are spiritual beings in these temporary human bodies. And we are meant to shine in love and cooperation.

I feel that the world needs to awaken to and remember this fact more than anything right now: Spirit is real, and knowing this changes everything. Yes, we are still living in this world, but moreso “not of it,” as the wisdom goes. Life is really not about scarcity and fearful competition. We are all one, and near death experiencers learn this firsthand. Spirit is real, and we can and ideally should apply this and live it. For the happiest and most fulfilling time on Earth.


Ned Matinnia is a seeker who, from a young age, longed to know why things are they way they are. How things work. Is there a purpose or reason for life, beyond just existing? He has studied the world’s major religions, but he really found the answers he was looking for when he discovered near death experiences. Mediums too.

As a former atheistically-leaning agnostic in his teenage years, and a lover of science, it was natural that he would be led to think that there is no purpose for life, and that we are purely and evolutionary random accident.

What near-death experiences and mediums, and other healers, have shown him is that there definitely is a reason for being here on Earth, and that we chose to come here. We signed our soul contracts. Often with wide latitude in certain areas, but contracts nonetheless.

The learning, wisdom, and awakening that real spiritual experiences give humanity is one of his deepest passions. He is a budding medium himself, with a day job in computers; another one of his major interests.

His Facebook group Near Death Experiences (Return from Death), has 40,000 members.. He has worked on the IANDS Board and helped with several recent conferences.


No meeting in April – Om Center is Closed! @ Om Center for Spiritual Living
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stay at Home!  Stay Safe!  The Om Center (and all other religious sites) is closed by Governor’s Orders.

August 1: Beverly Brodsky – My Journey Home and Back! @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Beverly Brodsky, will be replacing Ivanhoe Chaput on August 1, close to the 50th anniversary of my NDE, which moved my center from my head to my heart. It helped me heal from Stage 3B breast cancer this year.  

Colette Dupont: Can We Really Talk With Other Worlds? @ Zoom Meeting
Sep 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Colette Dupont

About Colette Dupont:

Colette Dupont is an Energy Healer who combines Pranic Healing and Shamanic techniques in her treatments. She also communicates with Spirit through EVP (electronic voice phenomena) and posts the transcriptions and audible recordings on her website,

Colette heard voices, received messages and knew things that were going to happen from an early age. She rarely shared this with anyone, but simply made use of it. Often she would get information to do something for someone and just followed the nudge of Spirit.

After the passing of a close relative she asked for proof of life after death and received it in a Spiritually Transformative Experience which she will share in the presentation along with the history, current information and directions on how to communicate with your loved ones in Spirit via electronic voice recording on your laptop or smartphone. 

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

Learn what is happening in the world of Electronic Voice Phenomena and how you can use technology to speak across worlds.

Electronic Voice Phenomena- Can We Really Speak to Other Worlds and the deceased?

 Hear the history of Electronic Voice Phenomena and the amazing things that are going on in the field of communication with other worlds.  Much information has been gleaned from EVP recordings through the years and today the ability to communicate with your deceased loved ones through your laptop or smartphone. 


10.3 Ellen Wealton: Connecting to your higher Self @ Zoom Meeting
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Ellen Whealton – 10/3/2020

Connecting to Your Higher Self

with music, Imagery & Crystal Bowls (via Zoom)

Ellen Whealton is an NDEr, light worker, transpersonal and music therapist, healer, workshop presenter, and educator who uses numerous modality such as music, sound bowls, Essential Oils, and meditation in her practice.  She had her NDE after being kicked in the head by a horse.   During that tme she experienced tremendous impactful, spiritual lessons and was drawn back to her body by music.

Join Zoom Meeting 1;30- 4:00 PST

Meeting ID: 737 845 8285
Password: 616881

The meeting is free but we request a donation of $5 to $10 to keep our group growing.

Kelvin Chin – Overcoming the Fear of Death 1/16/20 @ Zoom Meeting
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Kelvin Chin is Executive Director & Founder of the “Turning Within” Meditation and Overcoming the Fear of Death Foundations. He is an internationally-recognized meditation teacher with clients in 44 countries, featured in Business Insider, Newsweek, Kaiser Health News, and has taught meditation at West Point and in the U.S. Army, including on the DMZ in Korea. Kelvin is the author of the best-selling Overcoming the Fear of Death: Through Each of the 4 Main Belief Systems — a nonreligious approach to the 4 Beliefs that underlie all cultural beliefs. He has had many experiences “piercing the veil” over the past 50 years, and his past life memories reach back 6,000 years.


Kelvin was the featured speaker on opening night at the 2019 IANDS conference in King of Prussia, PA and at the 2020 IANDS Virtual Conference. He has spoken at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Yale, Dartmouth, and healthcare firms, Voice of Our Angels, Helping Parents Heal, East-West Bookshop, IANDS-Maui, and IANDS-Santa Barbara.


He is a graduate of Dartmouth, Yale and Boston College Law, and has lived in 7 countries. Kelvin lived in San Diego for 4 years in the early 1990’s, and currently lives in Los Angeles.


“The 12 Afterlife Principles”


Kelvin will discuss “The 12 Afterlife Principles” — the underlying principles that operate on the Other Side, consistently and universally.


They are based on his personal Afterlife experiences and insights over the past 50 years — his 1972 NDE and his ADC’s since 1986 with others in the Afterlife (spiritual leaders, angels, archangels, dead loved ones). What happens to us after we die, what choices do we have in the Afterlife, Free Will, soul contracts, what part of us is eternal? Kelvin will explain how understanding these principles can help us deepen our inner peace, so we can live life more fully now.


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