THE SUMMER SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...with a lineup of transformative classes, trainings, workshops, 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
MODES OF MINDFULNESS: A Half-Day Retreat* with Adhimutti Bhikkhuni
Saturday, June 30, 1-4:30pm ~ In the gradual training, different modes of mindfulness are detaled and practiced. It is helpful to be clear about these different modes, as different modes are suitable for the different contexts that we find ourselves in: from the quietness and simplicity of retreats, to daily life where there are many more demands on our attention. Being able to shift between these modes is a big help in understanding how to integrate our dhamma practice into these different contexts in which we find ourselves. In this half-day program, we will clarify these different modes of mindfulness and also how they apply to our conduct as well as the rest of the path. $20 plus teacher dana ~ register here! Questions? Email Against The Stream
THE 5 RHYTHMS: Art of Light & Shadow with Margaux Skalecki
Saturday, June 30, 7-10pm ~ Now that you have danced the WAVE many a time and you know the gateways into your 5 Rhythm's ecstatic dance, come explore the shadow side of each Rhythm. The Shadow side of our base Rhythm tells it like it is and we know it! Preregistration required ~ $38 if received by May 31 ~ see PayPal link at margauxskalecki.com
CHAKRADANCE: Journey Within! led by Christabeth Ingold
Sunday, July 1, 1:45-4:45pm ~ Join this fun, insightful 3-hr movement workshop as you are led through an inner journey of your wisdom filled chakra system. Chakradance is like a moving meditation, where you simply allow your body to move your spirit, and your spirit to move your body. Dance down your bones to the delicious vibrations Chakradance offers, release and heal, and receive messages from your own heart. We will also experience meditation and create a mandala as part of your process. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in, and bring water and a journal. No experience necessary with movement or the chakras! All welcome on this beautiful journey! $45 Please RSVP via email or call 413.204.8802 ~ check out soulfullynourishing.com to learn more
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, July 1, 10-12 ~ 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
LIVING DANGEROUSLY: Finding Safety Through Discomfort*
A Half-Day Workshop with Chris Crotty and Rod Owens
Saturday, July 7, 2-5:30pm ~ Pursuing a spiritual practice confronts us with a paradox. For instance, in order to feel more safe and empowered in the world, we must become familiar with discomfort. In fact, we must become skilled in navigating and understanding the truth about discomfort. Spiritual practice can call attention to the reality that being uncomfortable doesn’t mean we are unsafe. The same can be said of our relationships, as well as our involvement with community. The forms of our life (dharma practice, relationship, community) that can help free us can also be challenging places to practice. This program with Chris and Rod explores questions that arise as we surrender to relationship with others while simultaneously utilizing those relationships to strengthen our own sense of safety and agency. Through meditation and mindful dialogue we will explore core Buddhist principles such as appropriate speech, kindness, honesty, and non-harm alongside themes that are relevant to the lives of program participants. Our intention for this program is to identify within the vulnerability that we share as human beings ways that we can care for each other through a better understanding of our own habits, fears, and desires. $35 basic, $50 sustaining ~ paying at the highest level you can afford helps us make our programs available to as many people as possible. There is also an opportunity to offer additional dana (generosity) at the end of the program. Register here, selecting your preferred pricing option from the drop-down menu and then click the button to submit payment via PayPal; in a day or two you will receive a confirmation email. Questions? Email Against The Stream