(Latest update 3/26/15)

WTI is a 501(c)3 non-profit community service organization, incorporated in 1971 for the express purpose of "saving the Planet." WTI engages in research and education in all aspects of survival.

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All Events, unless otherwise indicated, are held at 5835 Burwood Ave, Highland Park, CA 90042.

Cost: We suggest an $8.50 donation per event, per person, to attend the unique, “life-enhancing” Events of this nearly half-century old non-profit corporation. 


RSVP: Let us know if you plan to come by calling us at 323 620-4720. You can also reserve via the mail, by sending a check for the event, to WTI, Event chair, 5835 Burwood Ave., Highland Park, CA 90042

Questions? Call Julie at 323 255 4028 or Prudence at 323 620-4720 and ask!



Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m., we conduct Spiritual Studies outdoors under our 150 year-old “Bodhi tree.” Topics vary from week to week.  We recommend you call in advance, especially if it is a holiday weekend when we might have another event that supercedes this.  

We suggest a donation of at least  $8.50 to cover our costs and support our activities.  However, for those of you who cannot afford this, we conduct a simple work activity after the session so that your remuneration / donation can be achieved by participating in UP-lifting educational “hands-on” activities.


The listed topics are subject to change.  If a higher priority arises for a timely topic to share, we will re-schedule the listed topic for a later date.  It is best to call 2 to 3 days ahead if you wish to verify the topic.

Blank spaces after a date means that the topic for that Sunday has not been determined at the time of this posting.


October 4: A unique presentation on “The Man Who Kills Ants.”

October 11: Columbus Day presentation, and alternate theories about the “discovery” of America, and the aftermath.[ag/c]

October 18: The Science of Persona Pretenders. A in-depth insight into the multiple “personalities” syndrome, and how to define your own personas. [j]

October 25: October 31 is the Celtic New Year. What does it mean? What does “hallowed Eve” got to do with it? Is it a religious custom? What are its origins? How does this relate to the Feast of the Dead? [j/cn]

Nov. 1: Discussion on Voting, and How to do Political Research. [p]

Nov. 8: Veterans-related topic. (Veterans Day is Nov. 11). We will view an episode of Star Trek and explore the lessons in it.

Nov. 15: What are the causes of “depression” and “the blues”? What are the possible solutions? [ag]

Nov. 22: Gratitude vs. Appreciation; Remuneration; How to never be poor. How does all this relate to the national holiday of Thanksgiving? How does this relate to the “first Thanksgiving” and the U.S. on-going relationship with the “first Americans”?

Nov.29. Why does some music have the ability to be uplifting? A mind-expanding topic that affects all of us.

Dec. 6: Hanukkah begins at sundown today. What are the meanings of the many esoteric symbols buried within this Holy Day, and what does it have to do with you? [co]

Dec. 13: Origin of archetypal stories. Yesterday was the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico. We will discuss how the Virgin of Guadalupe story relates to writings of Manly Hall and Harold Percival.

Dec. 20: Winter Solstice theme: What are the effects of Light on your mentality and way of thinking. [p]

Dec. 27: In this year-end time, we will share some aspects of the new (began in 1968) secular holiday Kwanzaa, and some of its roots. We will also share a bit about Plans and Planning for the New Year.


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, there is a presentation EVERY Sunday at 9:30, on a timely subject.  If you need to know the subject, please email us.


SPECIAL EVENTS for Holidays and Holy Days

Please contact us via phone or email for details on Special Events for Holy Days or Holidays.