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The Mighty Ukes: Carols & Classics

Carrara Park #2

~ Ukulele is the instrument of friendship, love and peace ~ 

THE MIGHTY UKES are performing Christmas Songs and old classic favourites at Carrara Park Newtown, Wellington on Tuesday 8 December @ 6.30pm – 7.30pm. 

ALL WELCOME to a free one hour of non-stop sing-along fun-loving hand-clapping evening of your favourite Christmas Songs and classics for the whole family!

All voices and instruments are welcome too!

Come celebrate the joyful Spirit of Christmas with us ‘cos we know how to Uke & Spread the Love 🙂

See you there!
Here’s the Carrara Park Google Map…/well…/newtown/-carrara+park+play+area/

Then join us tonight @ 7.00pm-8.30pm,
The Office Bar & Cafe, 124 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington. Absolute Beginners & all levels welcome. BYO Ukulele & Koha. Spare ukes available.

The Mighty Ukes

Come out of the ukulele closet and join The Mighty Ukes and the Ukulele Revolution. Relax and strum along with us for a fun ukulele jam session. All songs provided on the large wall screen – just bring you and uke.

We usually warm up with some 3 chord popular folk/culture songs to encourage our beginners to join in, then we step-up gear as the night ticks on.

We’re also dusting off well-loved classic hits and bringing them to life with the Mighty Uke. Leonard Cohen classics like “Dance Me to the End of Love” Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire” Del Shannon “Runaway” Roy Orbison “Blue Bayou” and many many more of your favourites!

All enquiries:
Email Sophia:

Additional options:
* Attend our Monthly Beginners Ukulele workshops.
* Join our friendly Ukulele Tuesday Meetup group @7pm-8.30pm every week for regular fun practice and meet other Ukulele Lovers.
* Sign up to our Mailing List to receive our Weekly Email Alert.
* Receive our updated Ukulele DropBox which has over 400+ song sheets with uke chords. It also contains Common Chord Charts, Ukulele Online Tuning and video links. This will help you practice at home between our Weekly Tuesday Meetup sessions.

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You may just find You and Uke will become happy life long friends 🙂 

♫♪Լღvє Ukes ♫ ♪♪ ♫♪ Լღvє Ukes ♫ ♪♪ ♫♪ ♥ ♥♥ ♫♪ Լღvє Ukes ♫ ♪♪♫♪

Uke & Spread the Love :)

Death: The Great Adventure

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Date: Monday 9 November
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Quaker Centre,
7-8 Moncrieff Street,
Mt Victoria, Wellington

An Introduction to Understanding Death in our evolutionary Soul journey.

Our Ideas about death have been erroneous; we have looked upon it as the great and ultimate terror, whereas in reality it is the great escape, the entrance into a fuller measure of activity, and the release of the life from the crystallized vehicle and inadequate form. Death, if we could realise it, is one of our most practised activities. We have died many times and shall die again and again.

Death is essentially a matter of consciousness. We are conscious one moment on the physical plane, and a moment later we have withdrawn onto another plane and are actively conscious there. Just as soon as we know ourselves to be Souls, and find that we are capable of focussing our consciousness or sense of awareness in any form or on any plane at will….we shall no longer know death.

The Fear Of Death Is Based Upon

* A terror of the final rending processes in the act of death itself.
* Horror of the unknown and the indefinable.
* Doubt as to final immortality.
* Unhappiness at leaving loved ones behind or of being left behind.
* Ancient reactions to past violent deaths, lying deep in the subconsciousness.
* Clinging to form life, because primarily identified with it in consciousness.
* Old erroneous teaching as to Heaven and Hell, both equally unpleasant in prospect to certain types.
(Reference: The Ageless Wisdom)

What Will You Learn?
* The reality of the Soul
* The Process of Death & Dying
* The Universal Laws of Rebirth & Karma
* The Soul Purpose of Life
* Death is not the end

Your presenter Sophia is a life-long student and teacher of The Ageless Wisdom tradition, Esoteric Literature and Soul Psychology. She is also a long time Futurist, Cosmologist, Esotericist, UFOlogist, Planetary Meditator, Soul Educator and public speaker for various causes.

Death Cafes in Wellington: Sophia founded  the 1st Public Death Cafe in the Wellington Region and New Zealand. It brings together communities to exchange conversations about life and death, to ponder, wonder and celebrate the Art of Living and Dying in compassionate community.

Sophia is an advocate for the expression of Soul Creativity, progressive education and healing, she is passionate about Future Schools and Societies, sustainable Eco-Communities, Raw Food and Natural Healing, Soul Psychology, the World Teacher for All Humanity, Transmission Meditation, UFOs & Their Spiritual Mission, Empathy Matters, Emotional Literacy and Intelligence in classrooms and the NZ school curriculum.

She also teaches Ukuleles for Peace and runs a weekly Ukulele Meetup Group in Wellington. Sophia is a NZ trained teacher and studied at Victoria University. She is in the process of writing books for adults and children.

Book & Pay:
Cost: $20 towards venue costs and photocopy handouts.

Please deposit into the following account:
Trading Bank: Kiwibank
Name of Account: Spirit of Peace
Account Number: 38-9006-0358290-00

OR Bring your cash with you


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Life is a Song. Death is a hymn. Let your voice be heard. ~ Sophia Tara

Compassionate Nonviolent Communication

 ~ What You Say Next Will Change Your World ~

Everything we do in life involves communication. Revolutionary yet simple, Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a practical and learnable process for communicating with empathy, honesty, confidence and compassion.

What is NVC?
Are you wondering what Compassionate Nonviolent Communication is all about? It’s a powerful process for inspiring compassionate connection and action, providing a set of skills to address all of these problems, from the most intimate relationships to global political conflicts. NVC can help prevent conflicts as well as peacefully resolve them.

Join us for a lively, heart-connecting 4 hours of learning the basics of NVC. Designed to be a fun and engaging learning experience, this course will give you some new awareness and tools you can use to begin transforming your world, one conscious dialogue at a time.

What You Will Learn in this 4 hour Workshop:
Overview of the NVC process
The Key Ingredients
Differentiation of NVC awareness/automatic response
Life-serving vs Life-alienating communication
The OFNR 4 step model
Playing in the Field of Feelings & Needs
Translating Faux Feelings
Empathic Listening

NVC supports connection
with oneself and others so everyone’s needs are equally valued. This allows people to create strategies and meaningful solutions that resolve issues and create thriving relationships in all aspects of life. Using NVC tools, participants will learn how to transform everyday blame, shame, and critical expression into interactions that focus on mutual human needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deeper connection and satisfying conflict resolution.

Your facilitator Sophia initiated and founded the NVC grassroots movement in the Wellington Region and organised workshops attended by many in NZ. She trained with the founder of NVC, Dr Marshall Rosenberg and many overseas trainers. She has facilitated a wide range of workshops for community activists, spiritual and social change groups, including the Rudolph Steiner community, Intentional Living, Buddhists, Occupy NZ, Inter/national Peace and Disarmament groups, Peace Movement Aotearoa, alternative Adult Education, teachers, parents and children in school communities and the general public. She resonates deeply with the Spirituality of NVC.

Book & Pay: 
$40 (unwaged)
$50 (waged)
Towards venue costs, refreshments and photocopy handouts.

Please deposit into the following account with ‘NVC’ and your name as reference:
Trading Bank: Kiwibank
Name of Account: Spirit of Peace
Account Number: 38-9006-0358290-00

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UFOs & Their Spiritual Mission

The Gathering of the Forces of Light

An unprecedented number have been seen in NZ skies over recent years. World-wide UFO sightings and reports abound on the internet, and Astronauts testify to their existence.

Since the dawn of humanity’s history, there have been common myths and legends of UFOs, seen as flying carpets in ancient Arabia, with Biblical figures such as the prophet Elijah taken to heaven in a chariot of fire, the Star of Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus guiding The Magi and magical flying machines, called Vimanas, of ancient India and China. 

Today, an unprecedented number of UFOs have been sighted 24/7 across the world.  Why are they here? Where do they come from? What is their mission? Do they herald a global spiritual awakening? Are they here to help Planet Earth at this turning point in human history? What is Earth’s future and destiny? Is there hope for us? 

We have spoken publicly about UFOs and Their Spiritual Mission for several years. Come and enjoy an evening of inspiring dialogue and a colourful multi-media presentation about this amazing global phenomena, and its spiritual connection to Planet Earth.

KOHA/DONATIONS gratefully accepted

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