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       March 18 Director’s Salon, Guest: John Beebe
April 7 Cooking Up Dreams
April 14 Deep Dreaming
April 21 Dreams of the Elements, an Earth Day event
May 6 Director’s Salon, Guest: Melanie Gilpin
     May 26-27 Annual Dream Retreat at Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael
    June 16 Dreams & Poetry




with Meredith Sabini

Saturday April 7

11am-1pm   $20-40

We need fresh ways of bringing dreams to life. The metaphor of cooking suits dreams perhaps better than the intellectual interpretative approach often used. Imagine dreams like bouillon cubes—condensed and needing to simmer in warm water to release their nutrients. By stirring dream scenes, actions, and figures into the living medium of our lives, adding the spice of our interest and the fire of our imagination, meaning can emerge naturally. Bring dreams you would like to explore, and we will try out:

reading a dream as a poem or play        having two characters dialogue              composing a synopsis of the dream          writing out the “back story”                  developing your own symbol glossary

Open to all. Bring your curiosity and questions about dreaming, nightmares, lucid dreams, and other experiences of interiority.

Upcoming Date: May 5

Meredith Sabini, PhD,is a licensed psychologist (#7397) and director of The Dream Institute who specializes in dream consultation and leads monthly dream groups.

You may register by mail, email, telephone, or at the door.



with Meredith Sabini and Richard Russo

Saturdays 1-4pm

Next: April 14, May 12, June 9

Deep Dreaming is a unique process in which dreams are not consciously chosen but invited to come forth during a group meditation. We then listen to all of them repeated together as one big dream for the collective, and jointly explore its themes and imagery. The process lets us observe and participate in the unfolding morphogenetic field. Even though we look at the dreams for collective rather than personal implications, you will see your own in new light. Please see our Articles page for more information.

Meredith Sabini, PhD, is director of The Dream Institute and a licensed psychologist specializing in dream training and consultation.

Richard Russo, MA, is past president of International Association for the Study of Dreams, editor of Dreams Are Wiser Than Men, and Associate Director at The Dream Institute.

Sign up in advance by emailing or calling the office: 510-845-1767



**An Earth Day Event**

Saturday April 21

1-3pm, $15-35

Dreaming is as elementary as rocks, trees, rivers. Bring a dream about any natural element: earth, air, water, fire, wood, metal, animals. This is a round-table community event meant for everyone to share, with refreshments. All welcome, with or without a dream.



Sunday May 6,   Guest: Melanie Gilpin

Parents’ Dreams About Children

Sliding scale $15-45   

**An opportunity to meet and talk with interesting guests and hear about their areas of specialty. A brief, informal interview by the Director launches the event.

2018 guests include:

Bryan Wittine – Dreams and Spiritual Development, June 10, 1-3pm

Jenna Ludwig – Synchronicity Experiences, Fall tba

Julia Ross – “The Craving Cure”

John Beebe – “When Dreams Reveal Social Issues” 

In these troubled and troubling times people are having outward-facing dreams about the collective more than ever. This salon is a wonderful opportunity to hear and share such dreams with reflections on them by world traveler and dream expert John Beebe.

John Beebe, MD, is a Jungian analyst whose talks and writings about analytical psychology have attracted an enthusiastic following all over the world, including China where he has long been a visiting lecturer. He has a private practice in San Francisco and is author of Integrity in Depth and Energies and Patterns in Psychological Type.



Saturday June 16, 1-3pm

Sliding scale $15-35   

Poetry and dreams seem to be close cousins. They both stem from a hidden interior source, both rely on imagery, metaphor, analogy. This is a round-table community event. Bring poetry based on dreams, bring dreams that are poetic. Guest poets to be announced. Refreshments.