THE SPRING 2015 SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...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
KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, April 18, 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. Freely offered ~ please make a donation!
Special Event! PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, April 24, 7:30pm ~ Join us for an evening of community building, personal growth and healing while learning about Psychodrama! Open sessions are psychodrama demonstrations offered under the direction of a qualified Psychodramatist to the public. Participate as little or as much as you want! All are welcome, both lay and professional - for details, email Maria Mellano or call 857 284 7237. $10 at the door
Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, April 26, 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
Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, April 26, 4-6:30pm ~ Join yoga & meditation teacher David Schouela for a special extended restorative yoga class. Restorative yoga allows the nervous system to quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing chronic patterns of tension. As attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. Read more in David's recent article. $25 or class card + $10
SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, April 26, 7-9pm ~ doors open 6:45, close 7:20
Join us on the last Sunday of the month to explore the transformative healing powers of sound. You will both co-create and receive sound healing, and learn how to improvise music with a healing intention. Bring your favorite instruments or just yourself, your voice and your love. Prior musical or healing experience is welcome but not required. Suggested donation $10-20
Dharma Film Series presents DYING TO KNOW: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
Saturday, May 2, 7pm ~Dying To Know explores the relationship of two of the most famous and controversial figures of a generation. In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began experimenting with psychedelics to better understand human consciousness. Leary became an infamous LSD guru, turning on, tuning in and dropping out, and eventually landing in prison after Nixon called him "the most dangerous man in America". Alpert travelled to Asia and became Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher who inspired a generation with Be Here Now and is still with us teaching compassion. Narrated by Robert Redford and containing rare interviews spanning 50 years, this intimate portrait challenges us to ponder the deepest questions about life, death and human existence. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/3 CEUs for mental health professionals
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Conversations At The Edge
Monday, May 4, 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 traditions2 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 with ID
Tonight: PROMOTING RESILIENCE AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS Using Mindfulness And Yoga ~ Nayla Khoury, MD