Diversity Series Yakima Valley College’s 2022 Diversity Series will present a series of three virtual workshops featuring counselor and scholar James Vega over the coming month. The free events will be held on Wednesday, April 27, May 4, and May 11 at 10:30 a.m. PST. Q&A Session will follow each lecture by Vega.
Workshop 1 (April 27): Using the Aztec Calendar/Mexika Sunstone Participants will: Learn how to use the comprehensive Indigenous Tonali Booklet by Maestro Jaime, Tlakatletzin Learn how to find one’s cosmic identity, characteristics, and career paths Learn how to start living each day with an increased purpose to reach one’s full potential Learn about the 20 days known as the solar day Start a journal to enter the art, poetry, thoughts, feelings, and questions. Discuss the activities to do in preparation for the next workshop.
Workshop 2 (May 4): How to Use the Ancient Indigenous Codices Charts Participants will: Learn how to use the Tonali Booklet: Birth Chart, Mexika Solar Year Charts, 20 days/Tonali, 20-day segments/Vientena, and 13 Day Birth Cycle/Ze Trezena Learn how to understand the ancient sunstone to find out about one’s characteristics, gifts and career paths Review previous session activities and journals. Discuss the activities to do in preparation for the next workshop.
Workshop 3 (May 11): How to use the Ze Trezena/13 Day Birth Cycle information Participants will: Learn how to help others discover how they can reach their full potential. Learn how to determine a person’s birth information by using knowledge gained during these ancient Indigenous teachings. Share their experience with these three sessions. Share their Indigenous Codice shield or collage or artistic creation. Review of previous sessions, activities, and journals.