Corte Madera Events

Ellen Grace O'Brian - Jewel of Abundance (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Although millions of Westerners practice yoga simply for its health benefits, the philosophy and wisdom behind the multifaceted discipline have far more to offer. In The Jewel of Abundance, award-winning author and Kriya Yoga teacher Ellen Grace O'Brian reveals an overlooked aspect of yoga: its powerful teachings on prosperity. She draws upon the ancient Vedic tradition of yoga philosophy and practice and shows how spirituality and earthly success can complement each other, leading to realization of the higher Self. O'Brian presents a clear explanation of both the philosophy of yoga and the nuts and bolts of practice, such as setting up a daily meditation routine, incorporating mantras, discerning how to cooperate with universal principles for complete well-being, and cultivating mindfulness in action.

Along the way, she illustrates her lessons with personal stories and timeless sayings from great sages, both Eastern and Western. With O'Brian's insightful guidance, readers will discover an inexhaustible source of abundance that is available to them whenever they look within.

Ellen Grace O'Brian is a yogacharya (an esteemed yoga teacher), a radio host, an award-winning poet who weaves poetry into her teachings on spiritual matters, and the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, California. Ordained by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been teaching Kriya Yoga philosophy and practice nationally and internationally for over three decades.

 

The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608685561
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Published: New World Library - November 24th, 2018

Achieve Success and Prosperity through the Principles of Yoga


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Dr. Kenneth Pelletier - Change Your Genes, Change Your Life (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

Our biology is no longer destiny. Our genes respond to everything we do, according to the revolutionary new science of epigenetics. In other words, our inherited DNA doesn't rigidly determine our health and disease prospects as the previous generation of geneticists believed. Especially in the last ten years, scientists have confirmed that the vast majority of our genes are actually fluid and dynamic. An endless supply of new studies prove that our health is an expression of how we live our lives -- that what we eat and think and how we handle daily stress, plus the toxicity of our immediate environment -- creates an internal biochemistry that can actually turn genes on or off. Managing these biochemical effects on our genome is the new key to radiant wellness and healthy longevity.

Now gaining broad credibility among scientists, the study of epigenetics is at the forefront of modern medicine. According Change Your Genes, Change Your Life, the real upshot of the epigenetic revolution is that it opens the door to what futurists call personalized medicine. For the first time in a trade book, Dr. Kenneth Pelletier explains in layperson's language the genetic biomarkers that will become the standard reference for measuring which specific lifestyle changes are required to optimize a given individual's health. In the very near future, each person's state-of-the-art genetic and epigenetic profile--matched with other precise indicators such as assays of the gut microbiome -- will guide their daily health practices.

This short but profound book by a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine introduces readers to this exciting new field, and reveals the steps that each of us can take today to change our genetic expression and thereby optimize our health for a lifetime.

Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD is a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco. He is a medical consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and major corporations. Kenneth also serves as chairman of the American Health Association and is a founding board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine. His research, clinical practice, and publications have been the subject of numerous national television programs including appearances on the ABC World News, the Today Show, Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, CNN, numerous PBS specials on his books, and the award-winning BBC series The Long Search. Kenneth is the author of ten books including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer and has published over 300 medical and professional journal articles.

 

Change Your Genes, Change Your Life: Creating Optimal Health with the New Science of Epigenetics Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781579830564
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Published: Origin Press - October 1st, 2018

Our biology is no longer destiny. Our genes respond to everything we do, according to the revolutionary new science of epigenetics. In other words, our inherited DNA doesn't rigidly determine our health and disease prospects as the previous generation of geneticists believed.


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Breton W. Kaiser Taylor - The Dragon of Emerhill (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

Special Event for Kids
Path to Publishing Launch Party!

Noreia, a 13-year-old French princess, is an obedient girl until the day disaster strikes Emerhill Kingdom. After a coastal shipwreck, her dragon friend Stalwart is accused of sinking the ship. Noreia's affections for her friend turn to defiance. When Noreia seizes the chance to defend her dragon friend, Noreia defies her father, while obeying her heart. She faces a voyage to an island she has never seen. There, she will struggle to survive with help from the fairies of Fay Linn, on Dragonera Isle!

Breton W. Kaiser Taylor introduces the Fay Linn Trilogy with his debut novel, The Dragon of Emerhill. In this richly illustrated fantasy novel, he depicts a child's need for independence, friendships, and guidance toward a world that is just and full of hope. As a survivor of juvenile kidney disease, he understands children's need for a sense of independence. Made in watercolor and pen and ink, his illustrations make the story come to life. His website is available with information on his writing and artistic process at: thedragonofemerhill.com.

 

 

 

 

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Eric Karpeles - Almost Nothing & Lost Time (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

During the Second World War, as a prisoner of war in a Soviet camp, and with nothing but memory to go on, the Polish artist and soldier Józef Czapski brought Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time to life for an audience of prison inmates. In a series of lectures, Czapski described the arc and import of Proust’s masterpiece, sketched major and minor characters in striking detail, and movingly evoked the work’s originality, depth, and beauty.

With Lost Time, Eric Karpeles has translated this brilliant and ­altogether unparalleled feat of the critical imagination into English for the first time, and in a thoughtful introduction he brings out how, in reckoning with Proust’s great meditation on memory, Czapski helped his fellow officers to remember that there was a world apart from the world of the camp. Proust had staked the art of the novelist against the losses of a lifetime and the imminence of death. Recalling that triumphant wager, unfolding, like Sheherazade, the intricacies of Proust’s world night after night, Czapski showed to men at the end of their tether that the past remained present and there was a future in which to hope.

Eric Karpeles, painter, writer and translator, is the author of Almost Nothing: The 20th Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski. His comprehensive guide, Paintings in Proust, considers the intersection of literary and visual aesthetics in the work of the great French novelist. He has written about the paintings of poet Elizabeth Bishop and about the end of life as seen through the works of Emily Dickinson, Gustav Mahler and Mark Rothko. Painter of the Sanctuary and the Mary and Laurance Rockefeller Chapel, he has also translated Lorenza Foschini's Proust's Overcoat. He lives in Northern California.

 

Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp Cover Image
By Jozef Czapski, Eric Karpeles (Translated by), Eric Karpeles (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681372587
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Published: NYRB Classics - November 6th, 2018

The first translation of painter and writer Józef Czapski's inspiring lectures on Proust, first delivered in a prison camp in the Soviet Union during World War II.


Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681372846
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Published: New York Review Books - November 6th, 2018

A compelling biography of the Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski that takes readers to Paris in the Roaring Twenties, to the front lines during WWII, and into the late 20th-century art world.


Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to in Search of Lost Time Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500293423
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 19th, 2017

A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust is one of the most profoundly visual works in Western literature. Not only are there frequent references to specific works of art, but certain characters are also evoked by comparison to particular paintings.


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Left Coast Writers®: Wanderland Writers - Wandering in Cuba (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Once again Wanderland Writers head south to explore—this time to Cuba, an island country that has paid a high price for self-determination:  revolution, isolation and hardship. But somehow this nation and its amazing people continue to reinvent themselves and fascinate us with their marvelous creativity and vitality. In Wandering in Cuba: Revolution and Beyond, work from Linda Watanbe McFerrin, Joanna Biggar, and more take readers from city to countryside, enjoying the history, the rhythms, the tastes, the sights, and the soul of this intriguing island nation. Everywhere, of course, we encountered its Revolution and recorded our understanding of its triumphs and failures. We met and wrote about traditional Cuba: its heroes—José Martí, Fidel, Che, Hemingway—and its enduring culture as found in food, music and its African-based religion, Santería. But we also experienced Cuba in its present reality, beyond the Revolution. We found poets, artists, filmmakers and a whole generation of young people who embrace and are shaping Cuba’s future. 

You will meet them here.

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Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar have floated down the Canal du Midi in France, danced in the sunlight of southern Greece, toasted the best of times in Ireland, devoured the culture and countryside of southern Italy, wandered through landscapes lost and found in Costa Rica, and explored the Indonesian island that is known as an earthly Paradise. In each destination, they eat and drink, laugh and get lost, explore and expound with their merry band of travel writers. And they always return with a varied collection of tales, some mystical, some funny, some terrifying—each told in a different, highly personal voice.

 

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Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sat., May 11 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $160

Join Anne Lamott, the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, for an afternoon that includes an onstage interview, a lecture, and a Q&A session. Anne Lamott offers advice on the writing process, while also touching upon the experiences of the writer and the writing life. Writers working at all levels are encouraged to learn from one of the great writers of our time. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times

Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:


Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780735213586
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.


Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525537441
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 16th, 2018

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives.


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