Unlocking Your Infinite Potential – 3/2/19 JC Gordon @ Om Center for Spiritual Living,
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Author, Futurist, NDEr

Ana Christina: Her Sweet Encounter with Death @ Om Center for Spiritual Livng
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Her story will have you riveted to your seat…

“Then I felt his body leaning over mine and his fingers holding my nostrils shut. I could not breathe. My teeth were clenched. His fingers remained sealing my nose when suddenly my mouth and jaw opened up and I gasped for air. Startled, he released his grip on my nose and left the room, leaving me paralyzed, naked, and curled up on the floor.”

My Sweet Encounter with DEATH recounts the story of Ana Christina’s Near Death Experience where she was left for dead at the hands of her perpetrator.   She takes us on a moving journey of love, heartache, and betrayal but most of all the greatest love a father can have for a daughter.  Nearly a decade later, Ana steps forward in courage, captivating her audiences, as she shares her traumatic experience to help others.  Ana has been inspiring people across the nation with her amazing story and her ability to forgive and see her encounter as a blessing in disguise.  Her story is unique because she doesn’t just share what took place after she suffocated rather her step by step encounter while the spirit of death was upon her and up until she took her last breath of air.   The peace and love she experienced resonate and comforts family members and friends grieving over a loss of a loved one to a horrific set of circumstances.

Ana is a CGA (Certified General Accountant) from Canada where she grew up and became a Director at the young age of 23.  She has been a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of several corporations throughout her professional career.  She has been applying her extensive executive and financial experience to help nurture non-profit organizations who tend to the vulnerable and less fortunate.

Ji Hyang Padma – Contemplative Care: Sendings-Forth for the Great Journey @ Om Center for Spiritual Living
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Transpersonal therapist and nun Ji Hyang Padma, Ph.D., combines an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. Ji Hyang has taught Zen for over twenty-five years, currently as a teacher within Four Vows Sangha.  Ji Hyang holds a doctorate in psychology from Sofia University.  At Wellesley College, Ji Hyang served as Director of Spirituality & Education Programs there.   Her first book, Living the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times, was released in 2013.   She currently serves as Director of Comparative Religion & Philosophy at the California Institute of Human Science.

Ji  Hyang has conducted research with traditional Buddhist healers to explore the role of worldview in their healing practices. Working with people, she helps them find their inner resources, and reflect back the hope and wisdom that she sees within them. Her work can be found here:

From a Buddhist perspective, it is believed that death, like life, is a journey. The consciousness opens up in a particularly powerful way at the time of death; there is the opportunity for awakening on that great journey…

In this presentation, we will explore Buddhist approaches to end-of-life, as well as art and ceremonies that can truly be a celebration of life, as based in traditional Buddhist ritual practices. Participants will write poetry, and participate in a Buddhist ceremony that commemorates their own life, including a simplified form of the Tibetan phowa (celebration of life) practice. These have been adapted, so as to be experientially welcome those of any faith tradition.

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.


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.