FSIM Fall Equinox
C3 (Conscious, Compassionate, Community) Event
We are excited to meet IN PERSON for the Fall Equinox!
When: Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
At the home of FSIM Board member, Sonia Ellis
This will be a social event; no CEUs.
Fee: Free for all attendees, but you must register.
We are looking forward to connecting with you in person, finally! We will provide pop, water and snacks; please bring your own alcoholic beverages, if desired.
(Note: for the safety of our members, you will be required to wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.)
Join us for our fall field trip to
The Hindu Temple!
When: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 9:15 - 11:30 am
Where: The Hindu Temple in Maple Grove
Fee: $0 for Members; $18 for Guests
Limited to 25 persons.
The Hindu Society of Minnesota provides religious, spiritual, educational, social and cultural activities for all generations of the Hindu community. It is the largest Hindu temple in North America, is authentic and built according to “Vastushastra” – a traditional system of Hindu architectural design. There are 21 mini temples which are identical replicas of several famous temples from all regions of India.
We'd be delighted to have you join us to tour the Hindu Temple to view and enjoy the spectacular beauty of this local treasure.
(Note: you will be required to wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. No admittance if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms. Also, shoes are not permitted in the main temple hall.)
Connecting Feng Shui and Spirituality
July 13 meeting recap done by Michelle Skally Doilney, FSIM Board Advisor
Deepening our business practices and personal lives is key to growing ourselves and then giving back to others. Feng Shui is not just external adjustments to environments, but our own internal adjustments as we move along the path.
Using her own journey as an example, Celeste Rak spoke on how the more spiritual we are, the more helpful we are to ourselves and others in our practice. Clearing her home, clearing herself through silence retreats and especially watching Professor Yun Lin in action led her to keeping her eyes open and paying attention to the subtle. When we pay attention to the subtle, we feel “we can do what we can do for now, in acceptance”. Her three words of focus were: karma (action/reaction), vitality (fuels life force) and merit (how we help others).
Geshe Tenzin shared practical and clear concepts; only when we understand these concepts, can we be of better service to ourselves and others. These are the antidotes for suffering in daily life:
Wisdom of living in the present: Meditate every day, even just a few minutes. Focus on breath, stay in the moment, do not put effort/mind into the meditation. Self arising wisdom is the natural state of mind, not thoughts or fabrications of the mind.
Wisdom of understanding the nature of a problem: Problems and suffering are not “outside” - it’s all your mind. If you can’t control your own mind, this is the big enemy of life; you have no outer enemy. Understand the nature of a problem. If it can be fixed, there is no reason to be upset. If nothing can be done about it, there is no reason to be upset.
Wisdom of understanding impermanence: Know yourself. If you don’t think you are impermanent, you lose the meaning of your human life. Appreciate your precious, limited time and know that being unsatisfied is the problem. Practice now for when it’s time to go and be ready to go happily and proudly. Do something for yourself and for other sentient beings to have a meaningful life.
Wisdom of understanding causality (laws of cause and effect): Every individual has suffering of many kinds. Learn to control and stop even the small negative actions coming from your thought, speech, and action. Develop and generate tolerance and compassion for yourself and for others.
He summarized for us, “We have enough. We need to give when we understand this. We stop looking for solutions outside and (look inside) to check our own anger, jealousy, and pride to understand what must be abandoned or cultivated".
Please contact Geshe Tenzin or Celeste about lectures and ongoing classes:
Opportunities to Join the FSIM Board
We need your help!
We are still looking for a couple of volunteers to fill our open positions on the FSIM Board of Directors. We cannot continue providing the number of quality events without your help! Please consider giving back to our FSIM community by volunteering to fill one of the following positions:
We are looking for a Communications Coordinator to create newsletters, events, and emails via Constant Contact to send to our email list to promote our organization's events and activities.
The Website Coordinator is responsible for the maintenance of the FSIM website, including communication with the website contractor for updates and issues; handling web changes as discussed with the Board, making some updates to the website, and helping membership with login issues.
Please consider joining our extraordinary board members who are dedicated to our members and growing our organization. As an FSIM Board member, you can take advantage of a discounted or free FSIM membership while contributing to the well-being of our Feng Shui community. Contact FSIM President, Debbie Miller, or Vice President, Ellen Johnson, with any questions you may have. You can find their contact information here
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Save the Dates - 2021 & 2022
2021 FSIM Quarterly Meetings
(Free to members, open to the public).
We may be changing meeting locations depending on circumstances at the time of any meeting.
FSIM is celebrating the Year of the Metal Ox with the remaining upcoming, exciting programs:
Friday, September 24: Fall Equinox - in person!
Saturday, October 16: Hindu Temple Tour.
2022 FSIM Quarterly Meetings:
(Free to members, open to the public).
Tuesday, January 11: Echo Bodine (topic and location TBD)
Tuesday, April 12: Dawn Morningstar (topic and location TBD)
Tuesday, July 12: TBD
Fall Field Trip - TBD
Friday, March 18: Spring Equinox (topic and location TBD)
Friday, June 24: Summer Solstice (topic and location TBD)
Friday, September 23: Fall Equinox (topic and location TBD)
Wind & Water Center News:
- Re-Certification is due Saturday, July 31. Emails went out, but if you didn't get them or need the form, contact Lisa.
- Featured class: Feng Shui 101! We’d love your referrals, or it’s a good class to get credits for CEUs if you need them. Check out this and other offerings via our catalog.
- Have you listened to our weekly Feng Shui and More podcasts? If not, check them out!
- Also, be sure to follow us on social media - we're on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Health, Wealth, & Relationships
Feng Shui Workshop
This workshop is designed to explain the principles of Feng Shui and is a starting point in discovering how the energy of things around you impacts your life.
Healthy living starts with your home.
- Tips to create spaces that support your health and give you energy.
- Learn how to manifest more abundance in your life.
- Apply basic principles to your space to strengthen and support your relationships.
Healing Waters Health Center
6150 Oren Ave North, Stillwater, MN 55082
Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 PM
$27 (Limited to 10 Guests)