~ Special Workshop ~

             Saturday, September 30th



               GITA WORKSHOP

                        moderated by

 Dr. Jiten Ruparel, founder of Vedanta Circle


        $20 for full day with vegetarian lunch

                       $10 for half day  

Pure Joy Studio and Vedanta Circle would like to personally invite you to participate in a one-day workshop on the Bhagavad Gita.

Last year we hosted a Gita works
hop and reviewed Chapter 1 through to Chapter 3. This workshop is free-standing and does not require that you attended the first workshop. A brief summary of the first three chapters will be included in the package of session notes for participants.

Content: We will review Chapter 4 through to Chapter 9 of the Bhagavad Gita. 
Times: This workshop will start at 10 a.m. There will be two 45-minute sessions with a
15 minutebreak in between. Starting at noon, we will have a 45-minute lunch break with nutritious vegetarian food. Not too spicy. Bottled water and hot tea will be provided. Then we will hold two-afternoon sessions of 45-minutes each with a 15-minute break in the middle.

This workshop will end with Q&A time. 

Cost: The cost is $20 for the four-session workshop. This includes session notes and a healthy vegetarian lunch. Payment by check, credit card 
or cash are equally acceptable.
Those who are hard-pressed for time can attend either the morning session or the afternoon session for a cost of $10. This does not include lunch, but two session notes are included.

Contact/Registration: Please

Jiten Ruparel at ruparel.jiten@gmail.com or Joy Lawrence at joyrubs@gmail.com so that arrangements can be made for you. An early RSVP will be appreciated, especially if you will be joining us for lunch.


     ~ Meets the last Tuesday of every month ~


                               (love offering)



 Together play with exercises meant to enrich our perceptions of our world and in it – seen and unseen.
Each experience will be different.  This is a group for the curious who wish to expand their idea of reality.  We will explore symbology, sacred words, sacred postures, and more.  

Prerequisite: CURIOSITY

This group meets the last Tuesday of each month. 
Contact Jann at 
docjann@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
No need to register. 




  ~ Special Workshop ~

   Saturday, October 14th



Joy Lawrence


 Churnas are spice mixtures used to help us regulate, balance and keep the body in harmony. They can be put in meals during or after cooking, used for the differents seasons, and as a natural aid in digestion. 
This workshop will:

*demonstrate which churnas are best for your own needs. *how to make your own churnas - it is easy and fun. 

*learn the importance of incorporating all tastes in a meal. 

*making churnas for skin care too. 

Please contact Joy at joyrubs@gmail.com if you would like to attend this interactive workshop. You will be able to 

take some churnas home with you, as well as some recipes!


 Empowered Educators 

by Linda Darling-Hammond

Look into how Singapore, Finland, New South Wales, Victoria, Australia and other places around the world have developed comprehensive teaching policy systems. 

Please contact Joy at joyrubs@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.


                     Every Wednesday evening


                                  (donation based)

Join Vedanta Circle as we connect to Self-Realization, otherwise know as unconditional inner peace and happiness. 

Dr. Ruparel moderates this discussion group every Wednesday evening starting at 7:30pm.

Our latest topic of discussion is the Bhagavad Gita, one of India's oldest spiritual texts. These timeless words are still applicable in today's world.

Participation is open to all.

For more information and notes to this week's discussion: CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions or wish to attend a discussion, please email Dr. Ruparel at




                  CLOSER LOOK BOOK GROUP

          Meets every 6 weeks on Monday evenings


(no cost)

 Monday, October 9th


               PURE JOY STUDIO
 This inviting room is available for those who want to share the gifts they have. PURE JOY STUDIO holds up to 8 yoga students or meeting groups up to 16 people. This room is fully equipped with folding chairs, tables and yoga props to use. If you are interested in using this space for a small class or group there are hourly rates to suit your needs. Please contact me at joyrubs@gmail.com.


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