Upcoming Events

A Fundraiser for the Dr. Joycelyn Elders Documentary

Friday, December 22
Stargazing Begins at Sunset - 4:55pm | VIP Ticket "Private Event" - 4:00pm

18 Old Conzelman Road | Sausalito, CA 94965

Tickets are a tax deductible donation to: Partnerships for Change - 501(c)(3) organization

Purchase Tickets by donation: www.4giving.com/donation/BEF3
Notify Dr. Weedn that you have done so at: 415-328-6765

  • Stargazer Ticket - $150 per person
  • Stargazer Ticket includes astronaut personally autographed photo - $250
  • Stargazer VIP Ticket (arrive before 4:00pm) includes a private 30 minute preshow with the stargazing ensemble for autographs, photos, and duet serenade of traditional European Christmas songs - $300

Please arrive a bit early, according to your ticket level, but arrive when you can. Dress for outdoors and indoors.

You are invited to join Dr. Sonnee Weedn, an astronaut, Shaman Taita Cesar Lezama, astronomers Jos Schneider and Steve Borgens for an evening of star-gazing and learning. Plus, musical accompaniment by Beth Kelley Gillogly and Fiona Gillogly.

This is a rare opportunity to sit under a clear winter sky to observe and learn about stars, planets and constellations as pointed out with lasers by three "masters of the sky".

Hurry! Space is limited! All donations support the completion of the documentary, From the Cotton Fields to the White House: The Dr. Joycelyn Elders Story.


Past Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 (7 pm - 9:30 pm) - INTRODUCING - Dreams and Life After Death and the Beings Who Accompany Us Home
SATURDAY, APRIL 23 (10 am - 4 pm) - Dreams: The Movement Toward Wholeness, Joy and Our Purpose

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It seems that with the coming of Spring, we are breathing a collective sigh of relief. It has not just been a long winter, but a long several years of COVID-19 concerns and losses. Here in the United States, we lost close to a million people to COVID, a number too large for me to even imagine. I lost a dear physician friend, and many of you lost friends and family members.

And, just as we exhaled, war broke out, and our psyches and spirits have been challenged again, with little chance to recover from what we have just endured, and no real end in sight. It is certainly a time to fortify ourselves. It is a time to improve our leadership skills and deepen our spiritual connection, so that we can be better servants of the highest and best in all of us, and for our families and communities.

To that end, I have planned two beautiful events to assist in our personal development. They will deepen understanding of ourselves, our mission and purpose, and provide nurturing and inspiration for what is to come.

Many of you know of my long friendship with the Rev. Canon Susan Sims Smith. Susan lives and works in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she is an Episcopal Priest, the founder of the Arkansas House of Prayer and the Arkansas Interfaith Center - to name a few of her callings. She was formerly a Jungian oriented psychotherapist in Little Rock, which is when we met.

Several times in past years, Susan has visited California to teach the interpretation and use of our night time dreams for personal development. Some of you have been at those events, the first of which was sponsored by Sierra Tucson over twenty-five years ago. They are always deeply refreshing, and I don’t know about you, but I could use a refresh as we head into Spring and confront more challenges in the world.

Please join Susan and I at one, or both, of these events and bring a dream to work with, if you can. Bring a friend, if you like. If you are one of those who says, “I never dream, or I don’t remember my dreams,” please be assured that you do and you can. It may just take a little gentle intention.

Please register for either or both of these beautiful nourishing and refreshing events that will feed your soul and enliven your spirit. Don’t wait! Space is limited.

Susan and I hope to see you there!

Sonnee Weedn, PhD


Dreams and Life After Death and the Beings Who Accompany Us Home

You will need to bring a journal and a pen.

  • Friday Evening April 22 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location information after registration
  • Cost - $75


Dreams: The Movement Toward Wholeness, Joy and Our Purpose

You will need a journal and a pen and a dream to work on, if possible, but not required. There will be an opportunity to learn about and walk on an indoor labyrinth as part of the day’s events.
There will be a one hour lunch break. You may bring your own lunch, or order a catered lunch from us (and it will be delicious).

  • Saturday, April 23 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location - 4 Hamilton Landing in Novato, CA 94949 | Suite # TBA
  • Cost - $135
  •  Boxed Lunch - $25
DREAM WORKSHOPS with Dr. Sonnee and Rev. Susan


From Dr. Sonnee's past workshops and retreats.


Judy K.

Mill Valley, CA

"Dr. Sonnee Weedn offers a variety of retreats, each with activities conducive to introspection, personal exploration, challenge and ultimately optimism. Dr. Weedn uses a unique approach in creating her retreats. Her extensive clinical background combined with her multidimensional spiritual approach make her one of a kind in a world seeking balance of mind, body and spirit."


Michelle W., LCSW

Los Angeles, CA

'Thank you for the most wonderful, gentle, loving, introspective, beautiful time. Sonnee, you did an amazing job. I loved every second of it."


Bill S.

Novato, CA

"Wow! What an incredible experience The World of Wisdom was. I feel so fortunate to have the spirituality that you have shared as a big part of my life. You have inspired me to grow in this area."


Lesley R.


"The sweat lodge experience was incredible… from the prayer ties, to the ceremony. I loved the sessions with Luisah Teish and Dana Patterson; both helped me dig deeper. I also loved the 'Talking Circle' and 'Potlatch' ceremony. It was amazing!"


Linda H., MFT

Petaluma, CA

"As always, I find your workshops enriching — both to mind and spirit. I found this last one to be exactly what I needed."


Jack B., MD

San Francisco, CA

"I found Sensing the Sacred to be a tremendous experience which I know will contribute to my overall spiritual, personal and emotional growth. Lench is a wise and impressive teacher; I found myself hanging on to his every word and sensed that he seemed to say exactly what I needed to hear… I experienced myself in a very reflective space and decided to reorganize my meditation room and altar, making it even more sacred to me."

Past Events

Click on the Brochures and Flyers below to read more about Dr. Sonnee's past workshops and retreats.