Spiced Teas for Winter

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

From the earliest history of tea in modern-day China, Tibet, and Laos, tea has been blended with herbs and spices. These include ginger, orange peel, and even onions. Broadly speaking, spiced teas are “true teas” (teas made from Camellia sinensis) blended with spices, steeped with spices or boiled with spices. The term “spiced tea” sometimes…

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Medieval Heretics and Heresies

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

This evening’s talk is a survey of the many little known individuals, groups and movements that challenged the orthodoxy of the medieval Catholic Church. Rev. Salomone will overview the beliefs and practices of the gnostic Cathars, lay preachers called Waldensians, Brothers and Sisters of the Free Spirit, the prophecies of Joachim of Fiore, radical Franciscans,…

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Author Talk: David Richo, Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life’s Big Challenges

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

Bestselling author David Richo gets straight to the heart of how to find courage and contentment when life doesn’t go according to plan. Rather than fighting against them, we all must accept these five true things: (1) everything changes and ends (2) things do not always go according to plan (3) life is not always…

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Book Signing and Lecture: Bereavement and Bad Theology

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol author and pastoral counselor Dr. Terri Daniel discusses her new book, GRIEF AND GOD: WHEN RELIGION DOES MORE HARM THAN HEALING. In many religious traditions, God is believed to be responsive to the needs of believers, and in difficult times, the faithful turn to God for comfort and guidance. But when God is viewed as…

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An Evening of World Music

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

John Wubbenhorst has spent years of study with the North Indian bansuri (bamboo flute) and will play and tell stories of his trips and studies with great music masters. John is accompanied by Eric Smith on the electronic “Zendrum” and brings his eclectic background for this music. John is a disciple of the great bansuri…

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Author Talk: Mentoring Teenage Heroes: The Hero’s Journey in Stories and the Real World

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

Mentoring Teenage Heroes is written for parents, teachers, coaches (and other ex-adolescents) who now guide today’s teenagers along the heroic journey from childhood to adulthood — a rite of passage as old as the ancient myths that metaphorically describe it. Those myths echo through contemporary books and movies and the real-world experience of growing up.…

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Dharma for Personal Awakening & Social Change

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

Dharma for Personal Awakening and Social Change is a collection of discourses on Dharma that tap into a deep flow of Divine wisdom. These talks explore Dharma from a yogic perspective, giving insight into the nature of Dharma and the different types of dharma that play out both personally, collectively and socially as we learn…

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To Sleep, To Dream: Music in the Time of Shakespeare

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

“Here we sit and let the sounds of music creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.” -William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Join us for a concert of music in the time of Shakespeare: English Ayres & Pavanes from the early 17th century, sung by Amy Schaner and performed on…

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