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Tomorrow Talks | The Practical Uses of Synchronicity

Tuesday, October 24, 7 pm - 9 pm

Tom Tom Foundation, 100 W. South St.

Meaningful coincidences can be highly practical. They can confirm that you are on the right path and help you find needed relationships and information. They can be funny. They demonstrate through direct experience how you are more deeply connected to those you love as well as other people and to non-human nature. You may feel the distress of a loved one who is at a distant place or know when a person you haven’t seen for a while, will contact you. You may discover, as I have, the ability to communicate with trees.

In this workshop, we'll explore some of the primary steps to increase the frequency of your synchronicities and serendipities:

  • Believing they exist can be useful.

  • Being alert to their appearing in your life. They don't exist for you unless you notice them. The more you see, the more you will see.

After the formal presentation, we will divide into small groups to tell each other coincidence stories. You may be surprised by the coincidences occurring between you and other small group participants.

All tickets are donation based on a sliding scale ($15 - $35). Please pay what you can to support the series.


Dr. Bernard Beitman is the author or editor of seven psychiatry books, recipient of two national psychiatry awards for his psychotherapy training program, and former chair of psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the Founding Director and President of The Coincidence Project. His first coincidence book, Connecting with Coincidence (2016) was followed by a second, Meaningful Coincidences: How and Why Synchronicity and Serendipity Happen (2022). He is working on a coincidence autobiography.

Leslie Greiner is a Reiki Master, 200 E-RYT, and a dedicated journey guide. Her unique expertise extends beyond the physical, as she compassionately leads individuals through transformative psychedelic journeys of self-discovery. Drawing wisdom from her global explorations and profound connections with masterful mentors, Leslie has curated a tapestry of teachings that transcend borders. With her, you embark on a voyage of self-compassion and illumination, where ancient traditions and modern insight converge to foster profound inner growth.

Juliet Trail, PhD, is Executive Director of The Coincidence Project; specializing in the connection between compassion, nature connection, and coincidences. She is also the Founding Director of Courageous Compassion Connection (C3), offering contemplative practices to diverse peoples to cultivate well-being and compassionate action. Dr. Trail is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, who builds on 20+ years in higher education.

Paul Beyer is the founder of the Tom Tom Foundation and Tom Tom Festival, and in his role as executive director, is responsible for its strategic vision and community partnerships. Beyond Tom Tom, Paul works on a variety of gatherings and events ranging from festivals, dance parties, dinner series, meditations, men's groups, conferences, seminars, and concerts.


This year-long series picks up critical themes from our April Festival and continues the conversations to create an impact in Charlottesville. Each Tomorrow Talk session is facilitated with an emphasis on participation, connection, and new collaborations.

Tomorrow Talks begin with a connection exercise or meditation and proceed into a presentation and breakout activities. They aim to impart knowledge that is practical and relevant to people's lived experience; combining academic or theoretical insights, alongside pragmatic tools, and experiential and somatic learnings.


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