You’re invited to a year-long Joy Ride.

Four weekends
Diving into Bliss, the Outer Reaches of Inner Joy.

Beginning March 21-24, 2019

From joy all beings have come.
In joy all beings are sustained.
To joy all beings return.
This is the highest teaching.
This is the highest teaching.
—The Upanishads

Come explore and experience this Joy.

Our particular focus this year is the Joy that sustains all beings:

  • Establishing its presence,
  • Deepening its roots,
  • Practicing its wisdom,
  • Creating from its enchantments,
  • Offering it playfully and effectively to the world.

Our primary text for this bliss-based work is my new book, The Path for Joy,
the result of a twenty-year study assignment from Jean Houston to create a philosophy and practice of joy.

We will engage through stories, music, movement, laughter, all the while seeking encounters with sacred beings created from joy, and making space for them in our lives.

Our March weekend: Creating Bliss through Joy.
For June: Practicing the Presence of Bliss through Joy.
For September: Serving the World with Bliss.
For November: Blissful Blessings for all Beings.

Come to all four, or come to one.
You will be welcome.

March 21-24 • June 6-9
September 12-15 • November 7-10

Wesley Hall, First Methodist Church / Ashland, Oregon

Sign up:

Fee: $395 per session (does not include lodging or meals)

Four Payment Options via PayPal/credit card

If you prefer paying by check:
Checks payable to Elizabeth Austin, mail to Elizabeth at 395 Pearl St. #4, Ashland, OR 97520. Memo: Diving into Bliss. Include name, email and mailing address, phone number.

You are not registered until we receive your payment by credit card, Paypal, or check.

Details will be emailed to registrants upon receipt of your payment.

Receipts for credit card and Paypal payments will come from Athena Associates.

Registration questions? Contact Elizabeth Austin (541) 482-4132 /


Her Gospel as a Wiki

What, you may ask, is a wiki?

When you hear the word ‘wiki’, you most likely think immediately of Wikipedia, the famous online encyclopedia. More recently, WikiLeaks, the source of most leaked government secrets in recent years, has been grabbing headlines. The important part of wikis—what makes them different from any other type of website—is collaborative editing by the users. Think about that for a moment: the ability for the users of a wiki to collaboratively edit it. If you can read it, you can edit it. It seems simple at first, yet profoundly powerful in practice. Read more in depth HERE.


Sacred Theatre

The changing faces of Sacred Theatre. One last hurrah in New Jersey (after more than 20 years) in October, with a focus on Creativity and Bliss.

Working with
Jean Houston

Jean’s focus this year is mainly on a world-wide endeavor to lift the spirit of the human race, and provide training in local communities in ways of being and doing in order to make a better world.

Travel with Friends 2019

Chartres Academy
Madonna Rising
Ireland with the Dignans

Want to read about Peggy Rubin’s previous work?

Posted here are excerpts from past newsletters sent out to those signed up for Peggy Rubin’s email newsletters. Click on the bar to toggle it open.