Michael Tomlinson's
A Gathering of Friends
Coming into the Present Moment
Saturday, Nov 17, 1pm to 5pm
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
33501 Stonehill Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Howdy my friends, last fall I rekindled my practice of hosting shorter, afternoon versions of my Gathering of Friends events. The one I began with was in my ol hometown of Amarillo. To my surprise, it was one of the most rewarding gatherings I can recall. There is just something about bringing people together in good will and allowing a space for conversation and laughter, stories, songs here and there and whatever comes up between us. Many of you have been to my full weekend Gatherings which I did in the 90s and early 2000s. We may be a little older, but the humor and good will and depth of connection is something youd recognize. 
Ill open with a song or two to set the tone and welcome you. What I have found over the years is that by not defining the event too tightly, I allow room for it to be what we need it to be. There is never any pressure to speak and yet, if you wish to, there is that opportunity. For those interested, well do one or two short spoken word meditations. Im currently creating a full album of them for release before Christmas. My life has been made so much better by this simple practice that I wish to share the benefits, peace and hope I feel with everyone I meet.
I have done these gatherings in cities from coast to coast and I have never once left there unmoved by something that has transpired. Somewhere during the afternoon I suspect that each of you will have a moment when you think, Oh. This is why I came. What is happening right now is what I knew I had to be a part of. It happens to me every time.
Well move around now and then because that is often where something beautiful presents itself. Well join inside, but wander into the courtyard if we feel like it too. I hope you'll join us for this lovely fall afternoon in Dana Point. The wonderful folks at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church have rented me a room with access to outside if we wish to be in the courtyard. And right nearby of course, Ill be performing a concert the very next evening at The CoachHouse in San Juan Capistrano. If you come to both, Im personally giving you a sucker!

Your friend in sunny Seattle,
An Afternoon Gathering of Friends
Coming into the Present Moment
  at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
     33501 Stonehill Drive
     Dana Point, CA 92629
Saturday, Nov 17, 1 - 5 pm
Tickets are $50/person -   ORDER ONLINE

  Or - Order by Mail  Send checks to:
          Michael Tomlinson / PO Box 15248 / Seattle, WA 98115
            NOTE: email me the very day you are sending me a check and Ill secure your seats. 

All Tickets will be emailed to you a few days before the event.
Please, no refunds. But if you find that you cannot attend, you are welcome to give your ticket to anyone of your choice; just send me their email address.



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