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Thursday, May 17, 2012

12016 :: Tadasana Festival :: 20-22 April 2012

12016 Tadasana Festival 400

Date :: 20-22 April 2012 | Sunday
Time :: Check Website for Schedule
Location :: Santa Monica
Registration ::
Save $50 on the three day ticket ~ the discount code is butterfly
Facebook Link :: Click Here

Tadasana Festival of Yoga and Music ::

The Tadasana Festival of Yoga and Music is a 3-day transformative experience in Santa Monica, CA over Earth Day Weekend, April 20- 22, 2012.

Choose from 50 master teachers offering 70+ classes and workshops with live, in-class musical performances by artists from around the world, lectures and eco-conscious shopping in an outstanding location at the edge of the beach facing the Pacific Ocean - featuring Themed Yoga Tents, the Lecture Dome, Artwork, Chill Zones, an Organic Food Court, 60+ Booths of Eco-Goodness and So Much More!

For more information please visit ::

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12011 :: Miranda Rondeau Concert & Video Release :: 03.25.12


Date :: 03.25.12 | Sunday
Time :: 5:00-9:00pm
Location :: Museum of Music and Instruments
711 Hampton Dr., Venice, CA 90291
Registration ::
$15 in Advance thru March 24th
$20 at the door
$25 offers extra love support
Facebook Link :: CLICK HERE

Project Butterfly & LuvAmp present


and Special Guests
Rowan Storm, Judy Piazza, Marla Leigh, Catherine Braslavsky and Dana Maman
in Concert

An Evening of World Music in Honor and Celebration of
Women's History Month, the Spring Equinox
and the world premiere of


Miranda Rondeau's music video tribute to the rich past, present and future of Women's Frame Drumming.


The evening will include ::

Miranda Rondeau and COR*

Plus performances by internationally-renowned Frame Drummers and signature series frame drum artists Rowan Storm, Judy Piazza and Marla Leigh

Rowan Storm

12011 Judy Piazza
Judy Piazza

Marla Leigh

+ special guests

Catherine Braslavsky

Dana Maman<

*COR: Miranda Rondeau and:

Tony Moss

Sunny Solwind

Christo Pellani

:::::: Event Sponsor ::::::
Cooperman Drums


A special thank you to
Layne Redmond
for her contribution to the music video and for bringing us the history
of women frame drummers via her book
" When the Drummers Were Women"

Sunday, March 4, 2012

12006 :: Label GMO's :: 2.21.12

Date :: 21 FEB 2012 | Monday
Time :: 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Doors Open @ 7:30pm
Location :: PB Loft | 821 Traction Ave. #108 LA, CA 90013
RSVP Required ::


Downtown LA Signature Gathering Training for the 2012 Ballot Initiative Campaign to have GMO Foods labeled.

This will be a 1-hour training session to learn how to gather valid signatures. Legalities and techniques (such as the Two-Person Team method) will be covered.

Many of us currently Eat Genetically Engineered Food, But Don't Know It.
A genetically engineered food is a plant or meat product that has had its DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This type of genetic alteration is not found in nature, and is experimental. The correct scientific term is "transgenics," and is also often referred to as (GE) genetically engineered.

Much of the world already requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods.
50 countries with over 40% of the world's population already label genetically engineered foods, including the entire European Union. Even China labels genetically engineered foods. California has the opportunity to lead the US on this important issue.

A Simple Proposition for California in 2012 ::
The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act is simple :: The initiative would simply require food sold in retail outlets to be labeled if it contains genetically engineered ingredients.

Training Facilitator ::
12006 Erin 140x

Erin McMorrow is the Los Angeles Regional Coordinator for the Label GMO's campaign. She is also a doctoral student in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California focusing on sustainable cities and affordable housing. Erin writes a monthly column on sustainable urban living for Bamboo Magazine.

For more information please visit ::

Please bring a notebook & a pen.

Parking ::
All day parking is $5.00 across the street from the loft at 830 Traction Ave.
Street parking is also available on Traction Ave. & Avery St. [small street/alleyway] next to the Public Storage Building

Friday, February 17, 2012

12009 :: The Electric Jesus :: 02.16.12

12009 Electric Jesus

Date :: 16 Feb 2012 | Thursday
Time :: 7:30-10:30pm
Location :: PB Loft | 821 Traction Ave. #108 LA, CA 90013
Pricing & Registration :: Click links below to register
$15 for Reading, Story Telling & Chakra Activation
$25 for Full Event & Signed Copy of the Book
RSVP & Info ::
Facebook Event Page :: Click Here

Evolver LA, Lucent Dossier, What on Earth? & Project Butterfly Present….
The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic
Chakra Activation & Storytelling
with Evolver & Co-Founder Jonathan Talat Phillips

When Jonathan Talat Phillips experienced a devastating loss as a countercultural media activist, he unwittingly embarked on a mystical journey marked by underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, shapeshifting extraterrestrials at the Burning Man festival, and miraculous energy healings that reshaped his skeptical worldview. In The Electric Jesus (edited by bestselling 2012 author Daniel Pinchbeck), Phillips chronicles the rise of an international movement that is trailblazing visionary ways to address our current planetary crisis through raised consciousness. Phillips delves into his own Christian background, discovering the lost rites of the mystery schools and their secret “electric” messages concerning personal transformation and a potential evolutionary shift for our world.

The night will open with musical performances by Miranda Rondeau, Sunny Solwind and Dylan Byrne and a chakra activation to get our energies flowing, followed by a reading, and a community discussion about the Evolver Social Movement and a rising consciousness culture flowering across the planet.

About the Author ::
12009 Jonathan 140x
Jonathan Talat Phillips co-founded the cutting edge web-magazine Reality Sandwich and social network for conscious collaboration, coordinating the Evolver Spores program with 40+ regional chapters. Jonathan is an initiate of the International Sufi Order, founder of the NYC Gnostics, and creator of “The Ayahuasca Monologues: Tales of the Spirit Vine.” He is a Reiki Master and certified in Bioenergetic Therapy from the Connecticut Healing Institute. He has a practice in NYC and does Skype sessions.

Praise for The Electric Jesus ::
“A modern Odyssey of awakening, Jonathan Talat Phillips's journey into Gnosticism deeply resonates with the eccentric moment. The Electric Jesus, a spiritual autobiography, reveals a life lived in the light of transformation, searching for the mystic core of a planetary civilization.” —Alex Grey, co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, author of The Mission of Art

"A fresh, vigorous, and often startling account of a man's introduction to higher planes of reality. If you've ever wondered what the new consciousness movement is about, read this book and find out." —Richard Smoley, author of Inner Christianity and The Dice Game of Shiva: How Consciousness Creates the Universe

About Miranda Rondeau ::

Miranda Rondeau is a singer, musician and frame drum artist. Her vocals transcend language, bypasses the intellect, and is devotional and invoking in nature. She has been performing since 1994 both as a soloist and within various percussion ensembles throughout California. Miranda is often invited to perform, as the opening music for many communities,events and speakers including : NAFDA concert at Tamburi Mundi Frame Drum Festival 2009, NAFDA California frame drum festival 2009, Raw Lifestyle Film Festival 2008, The Good Medicine 2008-07, Gaia Festival 2007-9, Elevate Films Parallel University 09, REMO RMC, Evolver LA events, Project Butterfly events hosting 13th Indigenous Grandmothers, Amma Bombo, Agnes Baker, activist Starhawk, and Daniel Pinchbeck.She Co-founded the musical group COR (Circle of Remembrance) and is Creative Consultant of Luvamp Project

Miranda also initiated and created an on-line presence for Women Frame Drumming via myspace, facebook, and Youtube. She also has a body of devotional songs in english written on guitar and refers to these works as Songs of Remembrance.

Dylan Byrne ::
Video of Dylan

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

12008 :: Thrive Video Call with Pinchbeck & Gamble :: 01.30.12

12008 Thrive Foster &amp; Pinchbeck

Date :: 30 JAN 2012 | Monday
Time :: 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Location :: ONLINE
Tuition :: $15 thru Jan 25th | $20 there after
Registration :: Click Here

HOW TO THRIVE :: What Foster Gamble's controversial new film means for humanity

Join Foster Gamble, director of THRIVE, and Daniel Pinchbeck, editorial director of Reality Sandwich, for an intimate and unique conversation regarding the release, the impact and the next steps for the documentary THRIVE.

THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

Our intention through this dialog will be to provide a deeper inquiry into many of the ideas expressed in the film, and to discuss the active steps being made through the Thrive Movement.


12008 Foster Gamble

Foster Gamble is the President & Co-Founder of Clear Compass Media; Creator, Host, Co-Writer, and Director of Visual Design for THRIVE

At age 14, Foster Gamble had a vision where he glimpsed what he perceived to be the Universe's fundamental energy pattern. He spent the next 35 years trying to figure out the details and implications of what he had seen. That quest took two paths: a scientific journey and an exploration of the human potential to navigate successfully through the challenges threatening our survival. THRIVE represents the convergence of these two paths.

Furthering his exploration of what was keeping humanity from thriving, Foster spent nearly a decade "following the money" in every sector of human endeavor. The process revealed an understanding of our predicament that led him to create the strategic solutions offered in THRIVE. For Foster's full bio please view []


12008 Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from Edge Times. His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Wired, and many more. He is the co-founder and creative director of Evolver, which publishes Reality Sandwich. He is the executive editor of Evolver Editions, a publishing imprint with North Atlantic Books. He is a producer and featured interviewer in 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Giancarlo Canaversio and Mangusta Productions. He is a founder and producer of Unify Earth, a global spectacle set for December 21, 2012. He writes regularly for Dazed & Confused.

By participating in this opportunity, you will receive ::
• A 60-minute live video conversation with Foster Gamble & Daniel Pinchbeck, utilizing a technology that allows for each participant on the webinar to have a live video feed of themselves presented to the other participants of the webinar.
• A minimum of 30 minutes of question and answer time dedicated to the participants.
• Participation in a private online community with other participants
• PDF article from Foster Gamble
• Unlimited online access to video and audio of the session

Join us and deepen the dialogue regarding this timely and controversial ideation presented by Foster Gamble and the Thrive Movement. You are invited to actively navigate its significance and its relevance as a community with the guidance of our host, Daniel Pinchbeck.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

12001 :: 2012 Intentions :: 1.8.12

12001 2012 Intentions

Date :: 8 JAN 2012 | Sunday
Time :: 3:00pm – 7:00pm | Doors Open @ 2:30pm
Location :: Oshunmare
3233 Tuna Canyon Rd
Topanga CA 90290
Tuition :: $25 before Jan 7th | $30 at the door
Facebook Link :: Click Here
Registration :: Click Here

2012 Intentions
A Radical Approach to Setting Intentions for a Transformative Year

"Energy is our most precious resource, for it is the means by which we transform our creative potential into meaningful action." Tarthang Tulku

The new year is upon us. Join us for a powerful process for aligning your energy with your deepest intentions for 2012. This is a radically fresh approach to New Year's "resolutions" that offers a process and tools to help you manifest your dreams for yourself and your community.

The evening will consist of various writing exercises, meditations, and conversations.

This workshop is offered by mindfulness/meditation teacher and sustainability consultant Deborah Eden Tull and D Miller, director of Project Butterfly, who will help you make a personal plan for 2012 and give you the tools to actualize this on a daily basis. The workshop will begin with an introduction by our host Midori Takata

Project Butterfly has hosted this workshop since 2009 and it provides invaluable resources and a solid foundation for starting off the new year.

12001 Eden &amp; D

Deborah Eden Tull & D Miller
Deborah Eden Tull is a mindfulness and meditation teacher and sustainability consultant. Her approach to sustainable living is a unique combination of peace and environmentalism that emphasizes the interconnection between personal and planetary well-being. She is the author of The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution (Process Media), and is currently working on her second book, Mindful Living Revolution: How to Live Sustainably Inside and Out.

D Miller is the Director of Project Butterfly.


Midori Takata is co-Founder of Project Butterfly, Project Co-ordinator of the Yawanawa Project and a freelance commercial production coordinator & manager. Whether working on a commercial or organizing an organic gardening workshop, her intention is to always raise awareness, support consciousness elevation, environmental sustainability, indigenous rights, and spiritual healing. With her work she intends to bridge gaps and connect communities both locally and globally.

We Give Thanks to our very Special Musical Guest ::


Miranda Rondeau is a singer, songwriter, musician and frame drum artist and teacher, whose music is inspired by the inward journey. Her chanting and vocal style transcends language, bypasses the intellect, and is devotional and invoking in nature. Miranda has a body of music called "Songs of Remembrance" reflections of Love.
Click Here to watch her timeless & beautiful song named "Give Thanks"

Please Bring ::
A notebook & pen
a cup/mug for water, tea, etc.
a blanket & meditation pillow
bring warm comfortable clothes (natural, rustic environment)
a flashlight

Testimonials ::

In hindsight, what I did in the workshop last January was construct the engine that drove my year. It motivated my decisions--not necessarily easy ones, but ones that always resulted in positive change. I read more, I camped, I saved money, I cooked more, and I made two of the biggest professional and personal choices of the past couple years. This sounds like an infomercial but it's true.

"It profoundly influenced the course of my year to take the time in a sacred communal manner to really examine the narrative that was the previous 365+ days of my life. This workshop had my full attention as the exceptionally grounded facilitators provided the tools and generated the space for me to creatively focus on setting my core intention for the coming cycle of seasons. I would recommend it to anyone who could benefit from the support of community in pushing the boundaries of their potential reality.” Baza

“Ever since 2009 when I first took this workshop with my years have been solidified with intentions that have manifested to my liking. I traveled to Kathmandu alone, I have lost weight, I have a new partner in my life...just to name a few. Because of the simple questions and suggestions offered I have been able to visit tenderly the dark places of non-manifestation (from the previous year) and crack light onto it for the new year with Eden's guidance, candor, and love. She is specific, inviting, and she gets it done! I know I have. Thank you!" Lynn

Location ::
3233 Tuna Canyon Rd
Topanga CA 90290

Parking ::
Parking at Oshunmare is limited and we'll be at full capacity. Please carpool.

Friday, December 23, 2011

10059 :: Starhawk Workshop & Winter Solstice Ritual :: 12.17.11

Project Butterfly,Starhawk,Reclaiming LA,Winter Solstice Ritual
Flyer by Midori Takata

Date :: 17 DEC 2011 | Saturday
Time :: 12:00pm – 6:30pm | Doors Open at 11:45am
Location :: Fais Do Do Ballroom
5257 W. Adams Blvd. | LA, CA 90016
Pricing Options ::
Workshop + Ritual + Meal :: $50 by Weds, Dec. 14th | $60 at the Door
Workshop + Ritual :: $40 in Advance by Weds, Dec. 14th | $50 at the Door
Workshop Only :: $25 in Advance by Weds, Dec. 14th | $30 at the Door
Ritual Only :: $20 in Advance by Weds, Dec. 14th | $25 at the Door
Delicious Vegetarian Organic Meal Option by Sabor Kraft :: $10
Registration ::
Facebook Link ::
Questions :: or

Starhawk Workshop & Winter Solstice Spiral Dance
Join Reclaiming LA and Project Butterfly in association with Green Festival, Gather Green, LA Permaculture Guild, Burbank Green Alliance, Evolver LA, Elevate, Ecotopia, Growcology, Create:Fixate, LA Eco Village, Oshunmare, Joyful Activist, Mindshare LA, LuvAmp Project, Manifiesta, Holistic Esq., Leaders Causing Leaders and more to celebrate the Winter Solstice and Empowering Group Co-Creations with STARHAWK!

"The Magic of Co-Creation: Building Power in Groups" Workshop with Starhawk
From Cairo to Wall Street, all over the world people are coming together to create change, organizing without top-down leadership or hierarchies. In thousands of groups everywhere, people work together to create everything from community gardens to media to new ways of living. Such circles can be enormously creative and empowering, but they can also be cumbersome and frustrating. Yet when they work well, they liberate our imagination and change the world.

11059 Empowerment Manual

In her latest book, The Empowerment Manual, A Guide for Collaborative Groups, Starhawk draws on four decades of experience in circles and collectives to show us how to foster connection, clear communication and positive power in ourselves and our groups.

In this workshop, we will use the tools of magic, meditation, trance, and ritual to explore issues of personal and social power. We'll look at ways to create nurturing and healing group structures, to deal with difficult people and embrace constructive conflict. We'll raise and focus group energy to celebrate our connectedness and nurture resilient communities that can be joyful and effective agents of change.

Winter Solstice Ritual
After the workshop and a delicious organic meal, we will celebrate the longest night of the year with a Winter Solstice ritual and Spiral Dance led by Starhawk and Reclaiming LA. In support of those in recovery, this ritual is also drug and alcohol free. Please honor us and the sacred by keeping it so. All are welcome.

Program Schedule :: Saturday | 17 December 2011
11:45am :: Doors open for workshop
12:00-3:00pm :: “The Magic of Co-Creation” Workshop
3:00-4:00pm :: Delicious Organic Vegetarian meal by Sabor (optional)
3:30-4:00pm :: Doors open for Winter Solstice Ritual
4:00-6:00pm :: Winter Solstice Ritual
6:00-8:00pm :: Post-ritual socializing

About Starhawk ::
Project Butterfly,Starhawk,Reclaiming LA,Winter Solstice Ritual

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She has authored or coauthored twelve books, including the classic The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film. A veteran of progressive movements, and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism, Starhawk directs and teaches Earth Activist Trainings, which combine a Permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.

11059 Nutiva
Sponsored by Nutiva

About Reclaiming LA ::
Reclaiming LA is a community of women and men in the greater Los Angeles area who celebrate earth-based spirituality in support of justice in all its forms – environmental, social, political, racial, gender, and economic.

About Project Butterfly ::
Project Butterfly’s mission is to cross-pollinate with other individuals and organizations that are actively engaged in positive transformation. Project Butterfly is devoted to holding space for visionaries, educators, guides, healers, artists, and activists to communicate their vision, heal our planet, and create unity through community.

Location ::
Fais Do Do Ballroom
5257 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
*Conveniently located between West LA and Downtown L.A.
*Carpooling, biking and public transit encouraged!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

11061 :: Tar Sands & Keystone XL Pipeline :: 12.06.11

Project Butterfly,Tipping Point,Tar Sands,Keystone XL,Burbank Green Aliiance,Wilder Utopia

Date :: Tuesday | 6 DEC 2011
Time :: 7:30-10:30pm | Doors Open @ 7pm
Location :: All Saints Church [in the Forum]
132 North Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101
Suggested Donation :: $15 [no one turned away for lack of funds]
Registration ::
Facebook Invite ::

"TIPPING POINT :: The End of Oil"
Tar Sands Documentary and Panel

Wilder Utopia and Burbank Green Alliance are hosting screening of “Tipping Point- The End of Oil” with discussion on the Alberta Tar Sands & How We Can Heal Our Impact (by Breaking the Fuel Addiction.)

This is a rare chance to hear First Nations Activist and Actress Tantoo Cardinal. She will be discussing “The Impact of the Tar Sands on Indigenous Cultures and Healing Our Mother Earth Connection.” We also welcome Rae Breaux, national organizer for Tar Sands Action who will speak on “Nonviolent Resistance and the Future of the Keystone XL Pipeline.” The panel will be moderated by Jack Eidt of Wilder Utopia

Participants will gain a better understanding of the largest industrial project in human history (the Alberta Tar Sands) and learn positive steps to help heal the impact from our fossil fuel addiction. Community booths, treats and drinks will also be available. (go zero waste and bring a mug.) Tickets are by Suggested Donation; no-one turned away for lack of funds. FREE PARKING!

For more information and to RSVP ::

Friday, November 18, 2011

11060 :: Initiative to Label GMOs :: 11.15.11

y Butterfly,Evolver LA,Organic Authority,GMO,David Bronner,Jeremy Seifert,Pamm Larry

Date :: Tuesday | Nov 15th
Time :: 8:00pm - 10:00pm (doors open @ 7:30pm)
Location :: PB Loft | 821 Traction Avenue #108 | LA, CA 90013
Donation :: $20 (a portion of proceeds going to Cal Ballot initiative)
Register Here ::
Contact Email ::

The Experiment :: Genetically Modified Foods & You

Join Evolver Los Angeles, Project Butterfly, & Organic Authority as we welcome leading experts on genetically modified foods for a candid panel discussion on the issue and how we can help California become the first state to make the labeling of all food containing GMOs mandatory.

According to the California Department of Health and Agriculture, nearly 80 percent of all processed foods sold in the U.S. contain genetically modified ingredients. Ninety-three percent of all soy and cotton, 90 percent of canola and 86 percent of corn grown in the U.S. are genetically modified.

The rise in food allergies, asthma, birth defects and many other serious human health issues associated with GMOs has the public demanding transparency on par with regulations throughout the rest of the developed world.

In 2011, the USDA approved the deregulation of genetically modified alfalfa, sugar beets, HoneySweet plums, Kentucky bluegrass, and the first-ever GMO animal intended for human consumption: Aqua Bounty's AquAdvantage salmon.

As GMOs become more prevalent in our food system, farmers are experiencing unprecedented issues including pesticide resistant 'superweeds' and insects, and soil quality issues. Scientists have discovered new pathogens found in livestock fed GMOs and declining butterfly populations have been linked to the glyphosate pesticide commonly known as Monsanto's Roundup, which has also been found in ground water, rain water and air samples.

This evening will feature a brief presentations and a panel with ::

Project Butterfly,David Bronner,Evolver LA,GMOs,Dr Bronners Magic Soap
David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. Fresh off a 2 week 313-mile march from New York City to Washington DC, David will share stories from the Right2Know March and why we need to label GMOs now.

Pamm Larry is a grandmother from Chico, CA. On January 20 of this year, she had the idea that it was time for the people of California to vote on a ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods and to remind people of the power we hold when we unite for change. She learned about the initiative process, developed a strategy and "came out" on March 10. Since that day, starting as one, she has been traveling around the state, meeting with folks and sparking local groups to educate their communities about GMOs and their chance to get them labeled. She is excited to now be part of an ever growing coalition that will get GMO Labeling on the ballot, then voted in YES in 2012.

Project Butterfly,Jeremy Seifert,DIVE,GMOs,Evolver LA
Jeremy Seifert is a filmmaker and activist, traveling the country, and speaking on humanitarian and environmental issues with his award winning film "DIVE! Living Off America's Waste" and speaking about the interrelated issues of food waste, hunger, and the environment. Jeremy is passionate, charismatic, and exceedingly heartfelt. He has begun work on his next film project looking at genetically modified foods in the U.S. and around the world. When Jeremy isn’t working on a film project or speaking to the public, he spends his time gardening and raising urban chickens with his wife, Jennifer, and three children.

Jill Ettinger spent more than a decade working closely with some of the largest manufacturers in the natural products industry. She is now the news writer for Organic Authority, the leading online resource for organic food and lifestyle information. Her focus includes genetically modified foods, the vegan diet, natural plant and herb medicines, sustainability and world culture. Jill was published in the anthologies "Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age" and "What Do You Believe?" She is co-director of Evolver Los Angeles, hosting an array of events to help foster creative community and urban transformation.

Project Butterfly,Laura Klein,Organic Authority
Moderated by Laura Klein :: Publisher, - Laura Klein co-founder of upgrades the fading “grungy” image of what it means to go green. A trained chef with roots in the organic food movement, Laura is a living embodiment of the green lifestyle. She brings intelligence, intoxicating energy and girl-next-door approachability to the subject of living green.

Regisration ::

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11054 :: Green Festival :: 10.29-30.11

Project Butterfly,Green Festival,Los Angeles,2011

Date :: 29-30 Oct 2011
Time :: Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm | Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Tuition :: $10 Advanced | $15 Door
Location :: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Registration :: CLICK HERE

Green Festival Los Angeles
a festival focused on Sustainable Economy, Ecological Balance & Social Justice

Project Butterfly is a member of the Host Committee for the 1st annual Green Festival in Los Angeles. The nation’s premier green living event comes to Los Angeles. This year, Green Festival celebrates a ten year milestone with over one million attendees in eight cities.

This unique experience celebrates positive solutions working in our communities. It’s where people come to meet renowned authors, actors, visionaries and community leaders; shop with hundreds of green businesses; participate in DIY workshops; enjoy live music and local vegan and vegetarian cuisine; and join friends at the organic beer and wine garden.

10 stages and pavilions will host more than 125 inspirational and educational speakers and teachers, including Dolores Huerta, Amy Goodman, Tom Hayden, Marianne Williamson, Rev. Yearwood Lennox and the Hip Hop Caucus, John Perkins, Starhawk, Mark Hertsgaard, David Korten, Jeffrey Smith, Jodie Evans, Bill McKibben, Medea Benjamin and many more.

Spanish language programming will include Latino cooking demonstrations, greening your home and garden, and activities for the whole family at the Green Kid’s Zone.

Green Festival is the perfect location to support local businesses all in one location. The Green Marketplace profiles hundreds of green and socially responsible businesses and organizations. Attendees browse everything from green, non-toxic home furnishings to organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, children’s toys and much more.

Peruse the latest in earth-friendly casual wear and couture in the eco-fashion show. View socially and environmentally impactful film shorts at the Communications Revolution Stage and the Sierra Club Green Cinema. Discover the latest in environmentally responsible construction materials and methods in the Green Building Pavilion. Move and meditate in the Yoga and Movement Pavilion. Empower your inner entrepreneur with Green Business Seminars and find your next green careers.

A joint project of Green America and Global Exchange, Green Festival is a non-profit 501c3 event to explore and build sustainable solutions for successful communities and a healthier environment.

Engage with Green Festivals online at
Connect with Green Festival on Facebook and Twitter @GreenFestival.
Sign up for the Green Festival Newsletter at for program updates and giveaway opportunities.
Become a Green Festival volunteer and get free admission

Thursday, October 20, 2011

11052 :: Leaders Causing Leaders :: 10.8-9.11

Project Butterfly,Leaders Causing Leaders,Community Galvanizers Panel

Date :: 8-9 October 2011
Time :: Saturday 9:00am - 12:00am | Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location :: Marriott Hotel Marina del Rey
Registration :: CLICK HERE

Leaders Causing Leaders
Awaken the leader within.

Leaders Causing Leaders' mission is to bring together Connectors, Managers, Teachers and Visionaries from around the USA and beyond; to encourage the leader the world needs you to be. The LCL commitment is to facilitate the upward trajectory you are already on. The speakers, panels, workshops and entertainment were all chosen because of their unique contribution to advancing LEADERSHIP.

Join us for this once a year event over 2 days. Here's what to expect ::
60 speakers - 40 workshops - 8 panels - 1 World Premier screening of Local Hero - 3 group facilitated sessions - and a Saturday night party and celebration featuring 4 international music groups.

As part of this program, Project Butterfly presents ::
a Community Galvanizers Panel
Date :: Sunday | October 9th
Time :: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location :: Palisades Room downstairs

Panel Intention :: to engage community galvanizers, organizers and curators into a discussion about community building , the "new" type of events that are emerging, similarities and differences to events from the past, a survey of the community today, the goals for creating community events, the challenges, the inspirations, the vision of what may manifest from a stronger community, the action plans and all else that shall unfold.

Panelists ::

Project Butterfly,Leaders Causing Leaders,Douglas Campbell,Mindshare LA,Community
Douglas Campbell :: Mindshare LA
Douglas Campbell, Curator & Co-Founder of Mindshare LA, is a community builder, experience engineer and charitable adventurer. He co-founded Mindshare LA in 2006, where 
350 Angelenos gather for a night of 
inspiration and interaction. Mindshare has become a 
mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists 
and other progressive characters to meet, 
broaden their perspective and expand 
their networks.

From the start Doug saw the power of technology to augment social interaction and began forming an interactive collective to showcase projects at the event. This group’s growing success led to it’s spin off and incorporation as Syyn Labs, LLC in 2008. When he escapes LA you might find him in rural California or more far flung locales such as a Vietnamese village, learning how to farm in a tuxedo. He documents all of his projects at ProjectFresh.

Project Butterfly,Leaders Causing Leaders,Jodi Wille,Process Media,Community
Jodi Wille :: Process Media
Jodi Wille is a book editor, filmmaker, and event producer. She is the co-publisher and editor of Process Media. She has produced multi-media events related to her books and topics of sustainability, subcultures, and spirituality in Los Angeles, New York, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and London.

Process Media recently published THE MODERN UTOPIAN, Alternative Communities of the '60s and '70s, a definitive exploration of alternative communities from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Jodi is currently directing a feature documentary on the fabled Los Angeles spiritual commune The Source Family.

Moderated by ::

Project Butterfly,Leaders Causing Leaders,D Miller,Moderator,Panel,Community
D Miller :: Project Butterfly
D Miller is Director and Co-Founder of Project Butterfly. Project Butterfly’s mission is to cross-pollinate with other individuals and organizations that are actively engaged in positive transformation. Project Butterfly is devoted to holding space for visionaries, guides, activists, artists, healers, and educators to communicate their vision, provide tools for inner healing, techniques to heal our planet and create unity through community.

Project Butterfly is a laboratory for consciousness elevation, responsible entrepreneurship, sustainable practices and community expansion.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

11051 :: Angel City Jazz Festival :: 10.01.11

Project Butterfly,Angel City Jazz Festival,John Anson Ford Amphitheater

Date :: Saturday | 10.01.11
Time :: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Location :: John Anson Ford Amphitheater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068
Tickets :: $45* | Project Butterfly 50% off Discount Code “Butterfly”
Registration ::

The Angel City Jazz Festival
& Project Butterfly Pop-Up Shop

The Angel City Jazz Festival - LA’s only non-commercial jazz and new music festival - is a celebration of World Jazz at seven exciting venues stretching over a 10 day period. The Angel City Jazz Festival features innovative and original jazz musicians from the west coast and around the world. The festival presents established jazz artists as well as lesser known emerging talent, with a focus on west coast creative jazz, past, present and future.

The festival is produced by Angel City Arts (ACA), a music presenting non-profit organization committed to cultivating and revitalizing jazz culture in Los Angeles. ACA presents regular live concerts by established and emerging music innovators who have achieved exceptionally high levels of musicianship and brought forward a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and improvised music.

Check the Angel City Jazz website for the full schedule, listening opportunities and videos ::

Schedule for Saturday, 1st October 2011 ::
5:00pm :: Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra
6:15pm :: Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura
7:00pm :: The Kandinsky Effect
8:00pm :: Tigran Quintet
9:30pm :: Rudresh Mahanthappa :: Samdhi

Project Butterfly Pop Up Shop
[located at the Edison Plaza just outside the entrance to the Amphitheater]

Musical selections by DJ Jun of Umoja Hi-Fi + special guests

Project Butterfly,Olu,Angel City Jazz,Belly Dancing
Belly Dance Performances by Olu
Olu Belly Dance

Spoken Word Performances
Rich Ferguson

• Chair Massage Therapy by Kelly & Shayda
• Urban Jazz inspired Posters by Justin Bua
• Womens Clothing by Anita Arze
• Jewelry Art by Araceli Silva
• Leather Art from the Heart by Fahmina
• Posters, DVDs, T-shirts by Mear One
• Books & T-Shirts by LA vs WAR & YO Peace!
• Hemp Clothing by Vital Hemp
• Inspired Oneness T-shirts by Pazatee
VST Books by D Miller
• plus Books, DVDs, delectable collectibles and much more…

11047 :: Awakening the Third Eye :: 10.1-2.11

Project Butterfly,Tracey Stanton,Clairvision,Medititation,Awakening the Third Eye

Date :: 1st & 2nd October 2011
Time :: SAT :: 9:00am-5:00pm |SUN :: 9:30am-4:30pm
Location :: PB Loft | 821 Traction Ave. #108 LA, CA 90013
Tuition :: $200 | Students $150 |Refresher $125 |$180 if paid by Sept 17th
Registration & Info :: or visit Red Alchemy

Awakening The Third Eye
2-day Meditation Workshop led by Tracey Stanton in Los Angeles

This 2 day workshop is an introduction to the work of the Clairvision® School, a school of meditation and spirituality, and the techniques of Samuel Sagan, MD, its founder. It presents a systematic process to begin developing the third eye, which is the command center of the body of energy. Using the third eye is a tradition way to internalize your consciousness, awaken subtle perception to inner worlds and manage your body of energy. The Clairvision techniques taught over the weekend are straightforward - more than relaxation or visualization they bring an awakened clarity to all aspects of your daily activities.

Project Butterfly,Clairvision,Red Alchemy,Tracey Stanton,Meditation
Tracey Stanton is passionate about meditation. In 2002, Tracey began studying with the Clairvision School of Meditation & Spirituality, in meditation and Inner Space Techniques (IST). She is a Clairvision trained IST Practitioner and Entity clearer. For the last 2 years, Tracey has lived at the school's HQ where she led residential courses in ISIS and meditation. Durning her time there she attended daily classes & undertook periods of intense practice. Before moving to the Clairvision HQ Tracey ran a busy client practice in the IST technique in New York City and New Jersey.

Founder of Red Alchemy LLC, Tracey is also a Space Clearing and Clutter Clearing expert trained by renowned Space Clearing Pioneer & Author Karen Kingston since 2002. In the last 9 years Tracey has consulted in the homes and businesses of more than 450 people in the US, Canada, Asia, Australia and the UK. She has been featured in magazines, newspapers and on television.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

11049 :: Sustainable Love :: 09.24.11

Project Butterfly,Gather Green,Magda Rod,Eco Sex,Sustainable Love

Date :: Saturday | 09.24.11
Time :: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Location :: Private Residence in the Hollywood Hills
Tuition :: $40
Facebook Link :: CLICK HERE
Registration :: CLICK HERE

The Sustainable Love workshop & Pool Party by GatherGreen
a Project Butterfly Sponsored Event

Join GatherGreen subscribers, a team of sustainable loving experts and receive many gifts and offerings aimed to educate and enlighten you on Sustainable Love.

Speakers & Presenters include ::
•Stefanie Iris Weiss, author of “Eco-Sex”, via New York to speak to us about the many facets of going green between the sheets. You will be delighted, inspired and educated about how to make your love life more sustainable.
•Sensual Bliss Massage demonstration by Asad Khan of Massaging the Soul.
•Lecture and Aphrodisiac herbs by Rehmannia Dean Thomas of The Shaman Shack
•Hear from "Vanishing of the Bees" director Maryam Henein about the birds and the bees of eco sex.
•Learn how to create your own Pusanga or "Love Potion" from the Amazon with Taylor Estes of Eye Walker.
•Vegan aphrodisiac recipe demos by Just 'N the Raw.
•And special sound healing closing ceremony with Divinicus

Gifts Include ::
•Receive a copy of Stefanie’s book "Eco Sex".
•Receive a month supply bottle of Hot Rawks, an organic herbal superfood injected Aphrodisiac supplement designed to enhance your sex life.
•Raw Vegan Aphrodisiac Chocolates by Gaia Alchemy available for purchase.
•Organic wine tasting by Frey Vineyards.
•"Synthesized Spring Water" by Spring2o.
•Kombucha offered by Kombucha Kamp

Plus a Pool party
Bring a blanket or cushion to curl up in the garden for the presentations.

The ticket price includes a signed Eco-Sex book, Hot Rawks, all speakers, samples of yummy foods, chocolates, kombucha, pool party and more!

11048 :: Ojai Earthdance :: 09.23-25.11

Project Butterfly,The Ojai Foundation,Elevate Studios,Ojai Medicine Wheel,Ecotopia,Equinox

Date :: Friday, Sept 23rd @ 5:00pm through Sunday, Sept 25th @ 12:30pm
Location :: The Ojai Foundation
Facebook Event :: CLICK HERE
Info & Registration :: CLICK HERE

OJAI EARTHDANCE :: An Equinox Celebration
presented by The Ojai FoundationElevate StudiosProject Butterfly • Ecotopia • Ojai Medicine Wheel

A Fall Equinox celebration balancing Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit on the beautiful and sacred land of The Ojai Foundation.

Visit the website to learn more about the wonderful offerings, opportunities, accommodations, music, yoga, councils, peoples and bounty that abounds…

11045 :: Sacred Economics :: 22 Sept 2011

Project Butterfly,Charles Eisenstein,Sacred Economics,Complementary Currency

Date :: 09.22.11
Time :: 7:30-9:30pm
Location :: PB Loft | 821 Traction Ave. #108 LA, CA 90013
Facebook Link :: Click Here
Donation :: Self-determined based on your feeling of value and gratitude
RSVP Required ::

Sacred Economics
Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition

Talk & Book Signing with Charles Eisenstein

Project Butterfly welcomes back Charles Eisenstein for the grand release of his new book "Sacred Economics - Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition"

What does a money system look like that no longer destroys, but instead heals nature, culture, and the human spirit? In this talk and book signing, Charles Eisenstein explains how the transition to such a money system is already underway, borne of the converging crises of our time. Join him for a fascinating exploration of the personal, economic, political, and mythic dimensions of the transition.

Project Butterfly,Charles Eisenstein,Sacred Economics,Complementary Currency
Charles Eisenstein

“I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potential terminal dysfunctions of modern society, and the potential solutions.”
David Korten, Author of The Great Turning

Sunday, September 18, 2011

11044 :: Salsa Workshop :: 09.18.11

Project Butterfly,Midori Takata,Cooking Class,Salsas

Date :: 18 SEPT 2011
Time :: SUNDAY :: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location :: Project Butterfly Loft | 821 Traction Ave. #108 LA 90013
Facebook :: Click Here
Tuition :: S30 in Advance ends SEPT 14th | $35 at the Door
Registration :: Click Here

Fresh Salsas Workshop
with Midori Takata

Come celebrate Mexican Independence and learn how to make a variety of fresh salsas with Midori Takata, creator of the annual Vegan and Vegetarian Tamales workshop.

In this fun and tasty workshop we will discuss fresh and dry peppers, and all the delicious ingredients to make traditional roasted, raw, spicy, mild, red, green and cactus Mexican salsas from scratch.

By the end of the workshop you will know how to make 8 different salsas and green enchiladas & chilaquiles. Your parties and potlucks will never be the same!

We will eat the salsas and dishes we prepare, plus you will have the opportunity to make your very own salsa and get to take some fresh salsas home with you.

Please bring:
Small containers with lid

This workshop is limited to 25 guests.
Online registration ends Wednesday Sep 14th.

Project Butterfly,Midori Takata,Salsas Workshop,Cooking Class
Midori Takata is co-Founder of Project Butterfly and the creator of the annual Vegan and Vegetarian Tamales Workshop which takes place at Project Butterfly in the fall.

Born in Mexico to a Japanese father and a Mexican Mother, Midori often refers to herself as 1/2 Japanese, 100% Mexican because of her passion for Mexican culture and Mexican cuisine. Her training in the kitchen comes directly from her mother Margarita Napoles, who owned many popular restaurants when Midori was a child living in Mexico.

Because of her interest in health foods, Midori has adapted many of her mother's recipes to healthier versions, while keeping the integrity of the rich & delicious traditional flavors found in Mexican cuisine.

¡Viva Mexico!

11046 :: Evolution of Love & Consciousness in Intimacy :: 09.16.11

Project Butterfly,Charu,Tantra,Bernie Prior,Dawn Cartwright

Date :: 09.16.11
Time :: 8:00-10:00pm | Doors Open @ 7:30pm
Location :: LightSpace Studio
Tuition :: $25 in Advance by Sept 14th | $30 at the door
Facebook Link :: CLICK HERE
Registration :: CLICK HERE

The Evolution of Love & Consciousness in Intimacy
A New Man, A New Woman, A New Humanity

with Bernie Prior, Dawn Cartwright and Charu

On Friday the 16th of September, Project Butterfly presents a Salon Discussion with Bernie, Dawn & Charu.

The beginning of a series of exclusive events where they will ::

*Explore the Evolution of love and consciousness between man and woman.

*Discover how we can enrich intimacy through connection and consciousness.

*Enter into a dynamic discussion of how our experience of intimacy in relating can actually effect the way we live on this planet.

*Explore with us how connecting to the body, mind, sexuality and the heart of our own being is an essential element for creating a new reality on earth.

*Learn The Form Reality Practice (TM): A 21st Century instrument of the Authentic Self, revealing Masculine Power and Feminine Radiance, evolving a new Man, a new Woman, a new Humanity

To learn more & book your space at the Early Bird Rate CLICK HERE

Events Schedule ::
Friday 16th Sept | 8-10pm | Project Butterfly Presents: A Salon Discussion with Bernie, Dawn & Charu 8-10pm
$35/ $25 if registered by Monday 12th September 2011.

Saturday 17th Sept | 10am-5pm | Intimacy of Being: Connection / Integration / Manifestation - An Experiential Day-long event with Bernie, Dawn & Charu 10am-5pm
$250/ $200 if registered by Monday 12th September 2011.

Sunday 18th Sept | 10am-4pm | Bringing it into Form : Bernie shares 'The Form Reality Practice™
$220/ $170 if registered by Monday 12th September 2011.

FULL PACKAGE : Total Love & Consciousness Immersion ::
Register for Sat + Sun together *Come Friday FR*EE!
$420/ $320 if registered by Monday 12th September 2011.

Project Butterfly,Bernie Prior,Tantra
Bernie Prior is a Spiritual Teacher & Evolutionary Visionary devoted to serving humanity in awakening to their true nature and purpose, of evolving from the misconception of separation, toward an understanding and embodied experience of oneness and infinite expression.

Project Butterfly,Dawn Cartwright,Tantra
Dawn Cartwright has been teaching Tantra internationally since 1992 and is the founder of Chandra Bindu Tantra Institute, where individuals, couples and families are supported in reaching their ecstatic potential using the practices, meditations and techniques of Prasava Tantra.

Project Butterfly,Charu,Tantra
Charu has dedicated her life to living in Truth & Love and supporting others to do the same. The founder of Embody Tantra, she is best known for her candid "Memoirs of a Tantrika" blog and her down-to-earth approach. Charu is committed to supporting both individuals and couples in awakening to the most powerful teacher on this earth, their own human body.

Kombucha offered by Kombucha Kamp
Project Butterfly,Kombucha Kamp,Hannah Crum