Calm Abiding Saturdays – Winter 2023

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(This course will occur again in the fall of 2023. Please contact for questions)

Finding Peace and Tranquility in Troubling Times
A Course for Forest Dwellers in the Second Half of Life
(Age fifty- five and beyond)

(Note—the last two classes will both be 120 minutes long.)
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Cost: $600

Instructor: Kathleen Benson

This course is dedicated to providing a spiritual understanding of what is happening in the world and how one can still achieve their dreams regardless of age and world conditions.

You will be introduced to the Yugas, the study of the cycles of time, specifically Dwapara Yuga (The age of energy) and how this is shifting the world as we have known it. 

You will learn about one’s personal Akashic records and how those can be a guide to help you achieve what you have come into this life to achieve, regardless of your chronological age.

Along with Dwapara Yuga and Akashic records, students will be introduced to the science of their spiritual anatomy and how cultivating its energy can transform their life.

In this class we will draw on the teachings of many great spiritual leaders including Paramhansa Yogananda, Buddha, Jesus Christ and a few contemporary teachers such as, Thich Nhat Hanh, Frank Ostaseski and Dr. Joe Dispenza.

Regardless of your chronological age, it is never too late to cultivate the inner jewels known as love, peace, calmness, joy, wisdom, creativity, laughter, inner happiness and a state of wholeness. 

This will be both a learning and sharing group that provides unconditional positive regard, compassion and support for each participant’s current life challenges and situations. 

We will meet for eight weeks in order to learn, share, support and begin to achieve the inner changes that will serve you on the rest of your inner journey and beyond. 

Forest Dwellers: Based on The Four Stages of Yoga, How to Lead a Fulfilling Life”, the Forest Dweller is the third stage of life. During this stage, new goals may emerge, and deeper wisdom achieved before the final stage of life. 

You will learn:

  • Dwapara Yuga and the Cycles of Time
  • Akashic Records; Your Guide to Life’s Fulfillment
  • Vedic Astrology; A Roadmap to Inner Success
  • Chakras, Energy Centers that Bring Bliss
  • The Science of Stress
  • Thoughts and Feelings and How they Help or Hinder Self Realization
  • Part 1 and 2: Energy Techniques to Overcome Negative Emotions with Ease

Kathleen Benson, M.A.

Kathleen Benson, M.A. is a graduate of the Leadership Institute of Seattle and holds a graduate degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has developed her expertise over 35 years of practice and study in the fields of self-transformation, spirituality, and trauma.In 2018 Kathleen faced a life-threatening illness that caused her to radically refocus her life. Her life mission now is to help others learn the spiritual anatomy of healing and mostly, to experience En Theos (the God Within).

Kathleen is the founder of EMDR First Aid, an educational training service that instructs spiritual seekers how to overcome challenging emotions and live with greater ease, inner freedom and joy. In 1997, Kathleen co-founded Ananda’s first Education for Life preschool and has served as a school administrator for both private and public-school sectors. Kathleen is Kriyaban and has been a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda since 1994. She is also an avid follower of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s neuroscience methods for transformation, change, and epigenetics.

Listen to Kathleen describe her course, The Spiritual Anatomy of Healing.