An Evening with Cosmic Comic Swami Beyondananda
To Celebrate Political Climate Change
The Joslyn Center in Rancho Bernardo
Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
“We’re here to re-grow the Garden from the grassroots up … and have a heaven of a time doing it.”
-- Swami Beyondananda
An ancient Chinese curse or blessing – you decide which – is, “May you live in interesting times.” Well, here we are. The dawn of a new political age … and the collapse of the house of credit cards economy. To paraphrase those 60s icons, the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, “Laughter will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no laughter.”
Get ready to laugh, laugh, laugh till the sacred cows come home as Swami Beyondananda brings his wacky brand of wise humor to San Diego’s North County on Tuesday evening, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m. (details below)
At a time when the economy is suffering from the “Greenspan Effect” (i.e., not enough green to span the average month), the Swami seeks to bring cosmic comedy and healing laughter to the spiritual, political and economic conversation. Why laughter? Because, as the Swami will tell you, “there’s definitely something funny going on!”
Swami, whose comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy,” is the alter ego of California-based writer and humorist Steve Bhaerman, who claims that Swami first flew into his head twenty-nine years ago. “I was struck by enlightening during a brainstorm,” Steve says. Swami first appeared in Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan-based publication serving the newly blossoming holistic community. Steve noticed that even if people read nothing else, they would eagerly turn to Swami’s column each month.
In the early years, Swami was a sacred cowpoke, poking fun at overly serious aspirants and the foibles of self-styled seekers. Something about the Swami would let him get away with telling an audience, “There’s a seeker born every minute, and two to take him along the path,” or offering them the prosperity mantra, “Everything I eat turns to money, and my drawers are full of cash.”
Now the mission has changed, but Swami’s offbeat perspective as an “uncommontator” remains. “For years,” Steve says, “people everywhere have been cultivating consciousness and talking about spirituality. Now it’s time to turn the talkie into a walkie-talkie. Politics -- the way we make our community, national and world decisions -- is applied spirituality. Swami’s new mission is to awaken the body politic to this truth. And what better way to wake up than to wake up laughing?”
On the “serious” side, Steve has recently completed an audio CD set (published by Sounds True) based on his upcoming book with cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton (author of The Biology of Belief). The 5 CD set, Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and How to Get There >From Here, offers a healing story about the next phase of human evolution, and practical ideas for how to begin living into this new reality now. These will be available at the show.
You’ll have a chance to see and hear Swami up close and personal – and that includes some excerpts from his annual State of the Universe Address – and afterward, you’ll have a chance to meet the man behind the Swami, Steve Bhaerman and the woman behind the man behind the Swami, Trudy Trueheart Bhaerman.
Swami performs on Tuesday evening, February 3rd at the Joslyn Center of Rancho Bernardo, located at Rancho Bernardo Community Park, 18402 W. Bernardo Drive. We’ve been told that the Mapquest directions will likely leave you questing a more accurate map … so, please go to http://www.rbjoslyn
.org/contact. html if you’re actually interested in finding the place! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. To reserve your tickets, please call (707) 525-0711 or go to the Swami Products Page at http://www.wakeuplaughing.
he.net/~wakeupl/ epistore/ Note: I have three shows on the shopping cart, so please make sure you register for the right one! We will send you a confirmation upon receiving your order, and that will serve as your “ticket.” Please bring it to the show!
Tell your friends because when it comes to laughter … the more the merrier!
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