The WHIMSYUM  Future Studies Institute
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New community programs are running, more are starting soon!  Calendar of the events we host: 

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Our focus is in-person activities & projects, not 
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local & global online network we've created.

    Out  B E Y O N D  Conventional Ideas of Life                   

                 There is a Hidden Landscape All Around You...

                                   SEEK WHAT MOVES YOU

                            & Find Others to MEET YOU THERE!

Science Fiction / Fantasy applied to everyday life in a new kind of community arena:  Open to anyone & everyone who is inspired  --where we create new, sustainable, extremely imaginative activities, occupations, resources, city planning, ways of living, etc…  to use our human potential & birthright of living every moment on the edge of wonder.

                                                    …The REST Of The STORY:

                      ~ WHY close your book & END YOUR STORIES

                   with ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’?...  Why do books end there?...

            Ever WONDERED what happens in THAT PART OF THE STORY? 

                                                        TAKE PART IN IT!

     ~Don`t live your Life experiencing Only a Part of Who You Are & what life offers:

                      Your Whimsies are Your Treasure Map.

                    Live like a PIRATE -- Revel in Your Passions

               & Recognize their Power to Create & Recreate the World!~

  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  --Margaret Mead

     Join us in exploring, engaging, celebrating, LIVING--humans’/earth's/the universes’ potentials,  + the mysteries between & BEYOND…,  *NOW* in an arena which operates in the new frontiers space that exists beyond *unperceived* barriers:  

     The WHIMSYUM has created 'MEMEstitutes' where people from diverse backgrounds brainstorm & collaborate to identify, then dispense with, unseen barriers in everyday life which suppress natural potential (e.g. not being aware of how our daily habits, or our perceptions &/or acceptance of how to run & structure a city, --affect us).  Then,
the MEMEstitues offer new directions thru creating not just new, but new KINDS, --of free & by-donation
community activities,  resources, occupations, environments, projects, curriculum, contexts & patterns for living
…at our New Directions Centers.  Interested in participating?:  Click here to read more...

Share who you are & the unique untapped gifts that every individual brings, in an awesome exhilarating experience of life in this reciprocative community of spiritual & imaginative activism; for people who think outside the box who want to challenge, expand, enrich their & their community's experience & potential

We’re a free-spirited, extremely imaginative, multi-disciplinary, multigenerational, interactive, undauntibly upbeat, friendly philanthropic network of individuals from all walks of life who are putting their dreams in motion, or are living the life of their dreams -- supporting each other to make this happen:  The WHIMSYUM is filled with people who are not just talking about, or planning, to redesign the world to reflect their fantasies—but many have been living with quite different structures, resources, communities, lifestyles, etc… for years:  We stand behind the knowledge that Everyone has a unique gift they can enjoy contributing to the world, without struggling or martyrdom; & that Everyone on this planet deserves to experience a life filled with magic, comfort, & delight;  spending every moment in mind-body-spirit epiphany:  Created when people actually live utilizing their potentials, --& using the continuously evolving knowledge & wisdom we've been gathering for centuries.
                                                  New primary colors…

 The WHIMSYUM is centered around the practice & wisdom of focusing on positive thoughts & intentions, sharing positive energy & actions. *~

   We celebrate friendship, collaboration/cocreation, & leadership from people of any    background no matter their:  style choices, lifestyle, shape, educational background, financial situation, age, skin color, state of fitness, sexual preferences, spiritual path, behavior preference ( hyper people, quiet people...), etc...

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                            ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

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NEXT GATHERING!:  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1:15pm to 4:35pm:


   (We have 2 drop-in gatherings 2nd & 4th Saturdays monthly. Daytime weekday groups as well, join list for details & to register!). 

                                       APRIL 23, DESCRIPTION:


Learning Garden: South of Venice Blvd, Enter 1st Driveway on Left on Walgrove!  2424 Walgrove Ave., Venice, CA 90066

1:15 pm:  Human Chair Community Meetup & mini-class w/Diana 

1:25 pm:  Whimsyum Tantric Nap w/DianaMini Class & Interactive Cuddly Restful Meditation w/Gentle Breathwork 

2:00pmMovement GAMES w/Sel

3:30pm:     Whimsyum ~*kittypile!*~ w/Diana

3:45pm to 4:45pm:~ Hangout ~
4:15pm – 4:35pm:  Sign up for a Free appointment to share Tantric Nap Mediation 1-on-1 w/Diana & possibly other volunteers (just Meditation, *no* instruction) 


1:15 pm:  
Human Chair Community Meetup & mini-class: 
Meet others like yourself who prefer to sit together in this nurturing cuddly position, rather than sit apart as most people do.  The more you come to these meetups, --the more people you’ll know who’ll invite you to sit this way w/them at events across LA.  Sitting together in the Human Chair immediately lowers blood pressure & stress levels, improves circulation & overall well-being,  creates a deeper sense of community.  It’s a sort of body, therapeutic touch, & ‘closeness’ -- positive activism, by simply choosing to comfortable & nurturing w/other human beings in public.

1:25 pm: 
Whimsyum Tantric Nap: an Interactive Shavasana (Cuddly Resting Meditation done in pairs, in a physically
reclining posture; includes gentle breathwork): 
***Teaching & Pairing people up will happen in
the first 15 to 20 minutes, --if you’re late & we’re already lying down meditating --please quietly take a
seat & meditate on your own til games gathering starts, thank you!***
Take time-out to
reconnect w/the earth, the universe & community of human beings --restore, refresh, reboot, & 
re-energize in this nurturing, grounding meditation outdoors at the beautiful Learning Garden under the trees to the sounds of birds
& breezes in the leaves(in greenhouse room if cool/rainy
). ***This is about community & not gender focused
-- everyone practices w/both men & women.***
Fully clothed.  Once I’ve  demonstrated it & paired people
up, we’ll meditate for 20min (you’re welcome to stop at any time if you need to).

2:00 pm: 
 Movement GAMES!:   Share some giggles, feel good & give the parts of your mind you usually use, a rest, --in this playful movement games gathering w/whimsical awesome people!  Explore the world & each other in new ways thru workshop & party games w/Sel Sarkin, our visiting Australian playshop leader today for the LA Creative Games Community Gathering

3:30 pm:   
Whimsyum ~*kittypile!*~  This won’t be like what we partially did in a short intro at the end of the last gathering--this will be *the full activity* – for people comfortable moving around in very close proximity, sharing therapeutic touch, sound & bit of ~*sillyness*~,   like a puppypile, but more playful, active & friskier!

3:45pm to 4:45pm:  ~ Hangout ~

4:15 pm to 4:35 pm: Sign up for a Free appointment to share Tantric Nap Mediation 1-on-1 w/Diana & possibly other volunteers.  Join us if you like:  It ***won’t be taught***, we’ll just be doing it: ***Sign up during class so you're paired up w/someone & can participate.***


Yoga mat, blanket or beach towel if you can (we have a few extras). 

Dress in Layered, Comfortable, Flexible Clothing. 

Beverage for yourself ( the garden has no water fountain!). 

a snack if you need it, & your always welcome to bring treats to add to the afternoons fun!

 Sunscreen/hat if you need it; if we're outdoors there's both shade & sun. 

*if you can bring unopened boxes or bags of tea, cocoa, cider, honey, sugar --to replenish the garden's tea table, it's most appreciated, thank you! 


A box is set at the side of the space & donations are always appreciated to support the gathering,  –but not required for participation!

Always check the site the day of the gathering in case of last minute changes!

 (310)936-3150 (no text mgs; fine to voicemail 24hrs) ***We're generally not reachable by phone
or internet the day of the gathering***

Sel Sarkin is 1 of the main leaders/teachers in the LA Osho Kundalini Meditation community (though he’s just leading games today!).

WRP Diana is the founder & director of which brings positive new directions to communities locally & globally thru creating new kinds of activities/ occupations/resources, --& offering them thru free & by donation community gatherings;  some of which are &

(Once you've been to a gathering where I teach the Tantric Nap meditation, --you'll periodically be invited to sign up for free appointments to share it w/either me or volunteers -- before or after future gatherings).

In June we'll have different gatherings every week, this location & others!  

Thank your community for by telling folks about this & inviting your friends!*~






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