THE WINTER 2015 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, films and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out this week's schedule (here's next week's, too). Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
TAI CHI: The Wu Style Short Form* with Steven Cardoza
Saturdays, 2:30-6:30pm: February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23
The movements of taiji stimulate qi, the energy of life, to flow through pathways within the body, promoting physical openness, balance, flexibility, coordination, and stamina, emotional calm and centeredness, and mental focus and clarity. The Wu Style Short Form is an excellent way to begin a tai chi/taiji practice and enjoy its superb health benefits. The Wu style is considered by many to be the best taiji form to improve overall health, and is especially good for healing back problems. Once learned, the short form takes just a few minutes to perform. $95 per afternoon for experienced students
Evening Talk! HOW TO CHANGE REALITY* with celebrated author Tom Monte
Saturday, February 28, 7:15pm ~ We often want to change something in our lives improve ourselves, develop a new habit, be more loving, or empower ourselves in some way. But how can we do that? Why do we try and fail? Why do certain things we don't want keep happening? And what about when we stop trying, or keep putting the first step off? In his first Boston talk since 2010, celebrated author and teacher Tom Monte will be talking about how your thoughts and emotions - even the food you eat - are all composed of the same fundamental stuff: energy waves of varying frequencies. The frequencies that dominate your life resonate with similar frequencies, and thus magnetically attract into your life the same kinds of people and situations over and over again. Tom will share his latest insights, instructive case histories, some relevant scientific evidence, and practical tips on how we can take steps to experience greater health, fulfillment, and joy. The evening will be interactive so that you can ask questions about specific challenges you face. If you'd like to hear some practical wisdom about how to have a life more to your liking, or to find a find a way out of what you don't want, please join us! Questions? Email Paul Gerzon. $10 if paid by Feb 20th - see payment instructions - $15 at the door
Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, March 1, 10-12n ~ You’re invited to receive Buddhist teachings (dharma), practice meditation, and experience the relevance and benefits of Buddhist philosophy and meditation in daily life. People of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Conversations At The Edge
Monday, March 2, 7:45-9:45pm ~ This monthly continuing education (CE) program presented by the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy is for psychotherapists interested in Buddhist psychology, meditation, or mindfulness. Each lecture will address theoretical and clinical issues at the interface of these rich healing traditions, with topics ranging from addictions to forgiveness to countertransference. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion, moderated by Christopher Willard, PsyD. 2 CE’s are offered each evening to psychologists, social workers, nurses, LMFTs and LMHCs. $25/members of IMP, $30/non-members, $10/mental health students w/ ID
Tonight: YOGA, MINDFULNESS, NEUROSCIENCE, AND THE BODY: Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Bo Forbes, PsyD
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, March 7, 2-4PM ~ Join Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon for an in-depth experience of Restorative Yoga - a therapeutic system that uses the comfortable support of cushions & blankets to nurture the body in various gentle, long held resting postures. Restorative Yoga allows the nervous system to completely quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing even chronic patterns of tension. And, as attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by March 4th with Karen or Keith