Past Events

Watch, read and continue to explore and experience some of our wonderful events that we have held at our LA Branch.

Healing on the Anthroposophical Path with Dr. Harald Haas

March 02, 2024

Event in Review: Mystery Drama Workshop with Laurie Portocarrero!

February 8-11, 2024

In case you missed it, here is our event in review! We are grateful to have experienced this wonderful weekend with the talented Laurie Portocarrero!

Rich Lumma attended the 3 days of the workshop.  He shared:

"The Mystery Dramas workshop by Laurie Portocarrero was a deep and unique experience in advancing my understanding of the complex interrelationships between individualities as they struggle with their karmic interrelations with one another, and especially in and from one incarnation to another."

I look forward to our next experience with Laurie!!

Natalie Shiras was able to attend just the Sunday workshop and wrote:

"I was so glad to be with you yesterday. Laurie Portocarrero is a brilliant teacher because she is grounded in her body and soul. Though I was only there one day, I benefited from the whole day. The movement exercises in the beginning were most helpful to get me ready for the reading of the “Soul’s Probation”. Laurie invited us to act out the parts as if we were that part, which made the mystery drama become integrated into my body and soul. Thinking, feeling, and willing, became inseparable as Laurie encouraged us to speak the lines in a way to emphasize the characteristics of Ahriman and Lucifer, Maria and Johannes, and the spirit beings. Laurie also asked us questions to articulate what we were experiencing. That brought the experience more to consciousness and elicited more questions. It was a workshop that deepened understanding and growth. 

Thank you for organizing and coordinating this most marvelous day. Yes, please put me on the mailing list for mystery dramas and other performances."

With appreciation and love,

Eloise Krivosheia attended the three workshop days and evening dramatic presentation by Laurie.

"I’m so grateful for all these days with Laurie Portocarrero. What a gift to have her with us!  Helping us to really know and “live” these characters, even to see how their experiences give us valuable life lessons to understand and use.  Already we’re looking forward to Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Drama 3 with her in November for another lively and heartwarming experience, and to enjoying all the other workshop participants in camaraderie, too!"


Deraj Eliasson attended all the days and wrote:

"Thank you for hosting the Mystery Drama this past weekend. It was a very important exercise for me to go through." 

Deraj EL

John Ganajian attended all the days and wrote:

"Thank you so much for bringing this!" 

Tapio Veli was able to join us on Sunday.

"Very thankful for having had a chance to participate in this group,  even if only briefly. I found Laurie's direction(s) extremely helpful. "


Emergency Pedagogy Through the Life Story of Kaspar Hauser
with Bernd Ruf

December 16-18, 2023

The School of Spiritual Science and its Sections
with Michaela Glockler, MD

Saturday April 15, 2023

Hope. Springs. Eternal.
An in-depth consideration of modern finance and the Anthroposophical Society
with Christopher Houghton Budd

Friday December 9, 2022

Life After Death. Life Before Birth
with Philip Mees

Saturday November 20, 2021

Hey. Who Wrote This Script I'm Living In? RUDOLF STEINER made many references to life after death and life before birth. PHILIP MEES shares his own tentative synthesis of Steiner's assertions about the decisive journey we all make between lives. Philip's quest arose from translating "What Happens Before We Are Born?" and "What Happens After We Die?" by Dutch Christian Community Priest Arie Boogert.

“Indaba” Ceremonial Discourse
The Seventh Shrine: Promise of the Spirit of America

Two days with ORLAND BISHOP

Friday November 12, 2021  7-9 PM
Saturday November 13, 2021  10 AM-1 PM & continuing 2:30 - 5:30 PM

This event took place over two days beginning Friday Nov 12th at 7:30 PM PST and continuing the next day on Friday Nov 13th from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM PST. The "indaba" / Ceremonial Discourse is based on Orland's book The Seventh Shrine: Meditations on the African Spiritual Journey. Orland Bishop's service is grounded in his youth-mentoring work as Founder and CEO of the ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles. The primary emphasis of Orland's work is to support the recovery of the individual's capacity to stand in openness for the higher purpose of their life.

Orland is a Leading Thought Presenter at the 2021-2022 Applied Anthroposophy Course offered by the Anthroposophical Society in America.

Phantoms, Specters and Demons, Oh My!
A Talk for Halloween
By Linda Connell

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 7:30 PM

Do phantoms, specters, and demons really exist? Or are they just a figment of people's imaginations, invented to be scary on Halloween? What did Rudolf Steiner say about them? Linda Connell, member of the Rudolf Steiner Community Center LA, will answer these questions just in time for Halloween.  BONUS ONLY for those attending in person - EURYTHMY PIECES performed by ANDREW DZEDULIONIS.