THE FALL SEASON CONTINUES THROUGH 12/23...
...with a lineup of transformative classes, trainings, workshops, films, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the schedules for this week and next week. Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for most workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, December 15, 7:30pm ~ Created by ancient Indian rishis from Vedic mantras, kirtan is a yoga of sound - an evening of beautiful music and heartfelt call-and-response singing. No previous experience is necessary to experience its emotional depth, yet powerful as it is, kirtan is effortless and incredibly enjoyable. Free ~ please make a donation!
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, December 16, 10am-12noon ~ You’re invited to receive Buddhist teachings (dharma), practice meditation, and experience the relevance and benefits of Buddhist philosophy and meditation in daily life. All are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry* with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, December 16, 1:45-4:45pm ~ Continuum is an awareness practice sourced in movement and sound that facilitates explorations into embodiment, health, creativity and universal connections. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of audible breath and wave motion. By being present to what is in the moment, one can make more informed choices for action that are more symbiotic, less effortful, and also maintain a focus on connection, not fear or isolation. For info/registration, please email Megan
YOGA DANCE FOR CAREGIVERS with Addie Dublin
Compassionate and Joyful Movement to Music
Sunday, December 16th, 6:45-8pm ~ For individuals who care for others in their professional or personal life, this is a chance to redirect that compassionate energy inward. Experience an energizing and joyful way to nurture your body, mind, heart and spirit! Let Your Yoga Dance® is a unique approach to movement that uses the body’s seven energy centers as a guide to gently and compassionately stretch, strengthen, and heal not only the physical body but the mind, heart and spirits as well! Open to all ~ no prior experience with yoga or dance required. $18 or class card at door
Special Weekend Retreat at the Barre Center For Buddhist Studies!
HOW THE BUDDHA TAUGHT 'MINDFULNESS'**
The Evolution of Sati & Satipatthana with Chip Hartranft
Friday, December 21, 7:30pm - Sunday, December 23, 12 noon
Meditation was a central element in Siddhattha Gotama's own path to awakening. Of all the meditation instructions attributed to the Buddha, probably none are considered more essential than the Satipatthana Sutta, which provides formulas for an unusual assortment of mindfulness practices and represents satipatthana as the 'one way' to final knowledge. Important discoveries in recent years, however, have led to a emerging scholarly recognition that this key text is a later anthology. In this weekend exploration of meditation practice we will identify and embody some of the fragmentary original satipatthana instructions that have survived and been integrated in sometimes contradictory ways into the Pali Canon, as well as Chinese, Tibetan, and Sanskrit sources, tracing a possible way they coalesced into the canonical teaching. The course will include illuminated presentation, dialogue, and meditation, plus optional yoga. For information and registration, click here
DIVINE SLEEP YOGA NIDRA: A Workshop with Juin Cohen
Sunday, December 23, 2:30-3:45pm ~ Join Juin to experience and learn about Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. You'll be guided in a deep and restful Divine Sleep meditation practice, during which nothing required of you except to lie down, listen and give yourself permission to rest and restore. Through Dive Sleep Yoga Nidra you will experience deeper levels of inner relaxation than you imagined possible, finding new sources of balance and energy. $18 or class card ~ suitable for all levels