Institute for Philosophy & the Arts'
Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life

Carol Soucek King
[Photography by Nathaniel Taylor]


Welcome Everyone!
The Commencement of our 27th Year
... on Zoom!

Please join Carol Soucek King virtually on
Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 Via Zoom

To discuss one of life's essential treasures
illuminated throughout her book
Under the Bridges at Arroyo del Rey


On this blessed day of Easter, whatever our religious or philosophical journey, we all will be celebrating our faith through illuminating principles that are positive and uplifting for everyone ---


Main Presentation

Satinder K. Dhiman, PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOM

Forever Fulfilled
"The Bhagavad Gītā and Other Universal Truths"

An inspirational message about living a life
of meaning, purpose, and contribution --
and leading from our authentic self.


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Morning's Agenda
Speaker's Bio
Zoom Info
Lyrics for Today's Songs
2023 Salon Dates/Themes


9:30 am Pacific Standard Time
Zoom Room Arrivals and
Himalayan Singing Bowls by Healing Arts Practitioner
Janet Martorello


10 am until noon – Program



Nan Rae


Nan Rae's New Book - now available on Amazon --
Walk with Me... In the Garden of Our Friendship
includes many of Nan’s Meditations for
The Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life


Opening Song

"I Think I Heard Him Say"
Dean LeGrand Carlston, DDS

Dean welcomes us to listen to and download his music at no charge by accessing his personal website:


Salute to Birthdays
Graham Lance Richardson
Retired Westside Realtor after 35 years,
Licensed Plumber & Gas Fitter,
Certified Welder to 100%


Main Presentation:

Forever Fulfilled
"The Bhagavad Gītā and Other Universal Truths"

Satinder K. Dhiman, PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOM

Dr. Dhiman’s own teachings are richly illuminated by his concentration on the non-sectarian spiritual Bhagavad Gītā -- its text showing how to manage oneself, as a necessary prelude to leading others. Gītā (part of the great Indian epic — the Mahābhārata) can be approached as a powerful tool for change management and as a catalyst for organizational transformation. It teaches equanimity.

Dr. Dhiman’s time-tested leadership strategies drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā employ an inside-out leadership development approach based on Self-knowledge and Self-mastery, the two highly important areas for practicing effective Self-leadership.

The Palgrave Handbook of Servant Leadership


Music Interlude
Douglas Decker
Recording Engineer/Musician
"Lift Up My Soul"


Followed by Discussion

Opening the discussion will be

Ruth Broyde Sharone, Interfaith Leader, author, and creator of "Interfaith: The Musical", Southern California Parliament of the World's Religions/Co-Chair Emeritus

Patricia Ferber, sculptor/painter/educator/curator – sharing a poem she has written on Faith

All are invited to continue sharing thoughts on


Susie Katharine Shaw


To conclude Susie will lead us in Richard King's favorite
Native American Prayer



About Our Speaker

Satinder K. Dhiman, PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOMSatinder K. Dhiman, PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOM

Satinder Dhiman is Professor of Management and Associate Dean, Chair, and Director of the MBA and MOL Programs at Woodbury University, USA. He has completed advanced Executive Leadership programs at Harvard, Stanford, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr. Dhiman has authored, co-authored, and co-edited over 40 management and leadership related books including Holistic Leadership, Spirituality and Sustainability, Gandhi and Leadership, and Seven Habits of Highly Fulfilled People. He is the Editor-in-Chief of seven multi-author major reference works (handbooks), including most recently Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Wellbeing (2021) and Palgrave Handbook of Servant Leadership (2023); Routledge Companion to Mindfulness at Work (2021) and Routledge Companion to Leadership and Change (2023).

He is Founder Director of the Los Angeles-based
Forever Fulfilled: A Wellbeing Consultancy

Dr. Satinder Dhiman can be reached at and/or 818 625 7288.


For the time being, the Salon will continue to meet on Zoom. When appropriate, we will meet in person once again at Arroyo del Rey.

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"I Think I Heard Him Say"
Early American Spiritual
Arrangement: Gilbert M. Martin

I think I heard him say, when he was strugglin’ up the hill,
I think I heard him say, “Take my mother home”.

I think I heard him say, as they were puttin’ up the cross,
I think I heard him say, “Take my mother home”.

“Then I’ll die easy, take my mother home,
then I’ll die easy, take my mother home”.

I think I heard him say, when they were nail-in’ in the nails,
I think I heard him say, “Take my mother home”.

I think I heard him say, when he was giv-in’ up the Ghost,
I think I heard him say, “Take my mother home”.

“Then I’ll die easy, take my mother home.
I’ll die so easy, take my mother home”.
“Please, take my mother home”.


"Lift Up My Soul"
by Douglas Decker and Maureen O'Connor

Lift Up My Soul
Close to our Goal
Lead me in Truth
Experience and Youth
Guide with Mercy
Deliver Liberty
Gently my Sweet
Wings at our Feet
Kindness and Grace
Meet face to Face
Beyond this Dream
The Light Supreme


By Richard Mullan and Jack Richards

He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea;
He alone decides who writes a symphony;
He lights every star that makes our darkness bright;
He keeps watch all through each long and lonely night.
He still finds the time to hear a child's first prayer;
Saint and sinner call and always find Him there.
Though it makes Him sad to see the way we live,
He'll always say, "I forgive."


All 2023 Salon dates and themes

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Please let us know which salons you can attend by calling (626) 449-1238.

With all loving thoughts and hoping to see you soon!

Carol Soucek King, M.F.A., Ph. D.

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