(Berkeley) East Bay IANDS presents:




Near-Death Experiencer * World Peace Activist
REV. PATRICK McCOLLUM


RUDRAMANDIR
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
7:30 - 9:30 PM

















Rev. McCollum with legendary animal rights activist JANE GOODALL




Dear Friend of IANDS,

    He has facilitated peace discussions between Arabs and Israelis …served an adviser the United States Commission
on Civil Rights… currently serves as Development Director for the United Nations program Children of the Earth,
overseeing 20,000 youth in peace projects across the globe… served as a statewide correctional chaplain for the
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation…and won the Mahatma Gandhi Award for Advancement of
Religious Pluralism.

   In 2013, he gave the opening prayer at the largest spiritual gathering in the history of humanity: an estimated
100,000,000 people at the Hindu event Kumbha Mela.

   And it all began with a near-death experience in 1965.   Everything in his life, he says, has flowed from that event.
And it has been a truly remarkable life.



          His NDE resulted from a brutal motorcycle accident in Granada Hills, Ca. He ceased breathing and lost a
heartbeat for approximately six and a half minutes. He went through a tunnel and met a woman he identified as God.

          In his book, Courting the Lady: A Wiccan's Journey, he writes, “Her eyes were gray, or perhaps faded blue. It
was hard to really put a finger on it. Perhaps they were both.
“Either way, there was a deep sense of understanding, of knowledge hidden below the surface of her glance. I’m not
sure exactly how to describe it, but there was a feeling in my heart that she knew my every thought, my every joy, my
every pain.”

He was given a chance to cross a barrier, but chose to return to life. He says he has never doubted the reality of his
experience and adds, “I have no fear of death.” It’s a message he wants to share with us
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RAM DAS with Rev. McCollum



Rev. McCollum is currently an ordained Wiccan minister and the International Interfaith Ambassador for Circle
Sanctuary, one of the oldest and largest Wiccan churches in the world. He is Director of the Patrick McCollum
Foundation, www.patrickmccollum.org In 1997, Patrick became the first government recognized Wiccan chaplain in
the United States.  He currently advises numerous state and federal agencies on Wiccan religious practices and is a
member of the American Correctional Chaplains Association.

     An artisan as well, Rev. McCollum designs jewelry, and he also constructed the Peace  Violin, which incorporated
wood, ashes, sand and other objects from the most war-torn sites on Earth, including Auschwitz, Rwanda and
Hiroshima.   Last year, the Peace Violin was officially enlisted to open the World Summit of the Nobel Peace Prize
Laureates in Atlanta, and was played at the International Day of Peace in New York.



        This will be a special night! Come meet Patrick and join in the discussion afterward.  East Bay IANDS monthly
meeting are open to near-death experiencers and non-experiencers alike. A $7-10 donation requested to help pay for
rent and expenses; no one is turned away.
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East Bay IANDS monthly meetings are open to near-death experiencers and non-experiencers alike.  We provide a
respectful place to discuss and voice opinions and experiences. NO DOGMA! A $7-10 donation requested to help pay
for rent and expenses; no one is turned away. Wheelchair-accessible.
East Bay IANDS monthly meetings are open to near-death experiencers and non-experiencers alike.  We provide a
respectful place to discuss and voice opinions and experiences. NO DOGMA! A $7-10 donation requested to help pay
for rent and expenses; no one is turned away. Wheelchair-accessible.

RUDRAMANDIR asks that you remove your shoes before entering the Lotus Room – but you’re encouraged to bring
and wear slippers!

    You are encouraged to bring refreshments for sharing!  Thank you!

(To be added or removed from the East Bay IANDS email list, please contact JDBourdon@comcast.net)

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DIRECTIONS TO RUDRAMANDIR –830 Bancroft Way at 6th Street, Berkeley California. Our building is on the
South-East corner of the intersection.
FROM THE FREEWAYTake I-80 to Berkeley’s University Avenue exit and head east. At the first light, turn right
onto Sixth Street. Proceed 3 blocks to Bancroft Way.
DRIVING WITHIN BERKELEY
Take University Avenue west towards I-80, turn left onto Sixth Street. Proceed 3 blocks to Bancroft Way.
OR… Take Dwight Way west towards I-80. At the light at 7th, make a soft right to 6th Street and proceed
2 blocks to Bancroft Way.
BART—
Take the “Richmond” Line to the North Berkeley station. To walk from BART: go south (right) on Sacramento to
University Ave. Turn right on University and walk .8 mile to Sixth Street. Turn left (south) on Sixth and go 3 blocks
to Bancroft Way. 20-25 minute walk.
BY BUS FROM DOWNTOWN BERKELEY BART—
Take the NORTHBOUND #51. Leaves Shattuck across from the station every 10 minutes and goes to University and
6th Street. Walk 3 blocks south on 6th to Bancroft. Last bus back to BART from 6th & University leaves shortly
after 11:30 pm.
For more information on buses, please check ACTransit.org or call 511
PARKING
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS PARKING MAP TO USE WHEN YOU VISIT RUDRAMANDIR.
THANK YOU!
( SEE
http://rudramandir.com/directions )

There is ample parking around Rudramandir, particularly WEST of 6th Street. However, out of respect for the
residential neighbors around us, we ask that whenever possible our guests follow these guidelines:
Park directly in front of the building or on 6h Street between Bancroft Way and Addison
(the block north of our building, towards University).
Park on Bancroft Way, between 6th and 4th Streets (west of 6th).
Park on 5th and 4th Streets between Channing and Addison.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK EAST OF 6TH STREET.
Those streets are in a residential area and parking is reserved for our neighbors.


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Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley


Rudramandir requests no shoes in the room; please bring slippers!

You are encouraged to bring refreshments for sharing!  Thank you!

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(To be added or removed from the East Bay IANDS email list,
please contact
JDBourdon@comcast.net)

Northern IANDS website: www.North-CA-IANDS.org  
&  Main website:
http://www.iands.org
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Main Website
Dave Bourdon is a professional writer whose interest in NDE's began with
process of writing a screenplay about a politician who has
a near-death experience.   This path led to IANDS,
and a transformative path that resulted in his writing the
NDE Paradigm
a spiritual compass based on the highest wisdom of NDErs. Dave has facilitated the East Bay
group since 2006, and stresses that Berkeley IANDS meetings welcome
not just NDErs, but all those interested in the life-altering effect of this phenomenon.
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