THE FALL SEASON CONTINUES...
...with a lineup of transformative classes, films, 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
Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, September 28, 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!
SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, September 29, 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 $15-25
Special Event! GODDESS LOVES: A Women's Circle**
with Alisa Wright Tanny & Laney Goodman
Saturday, October 5, 2-5pm ~ Take an embodied journey into the wheels of light, nourishing the creative shakti that dances through each of our cells and activates our embodied presence and power. This feminine empowerment & chakra activation will be supported by toning, soundscapes, sacred drum & chant, yogaflow & BodyDance. Please bring a journal, colored pencils, and a scarf or wrap. $40 - preregistration required - save your space with Alisa@theEmbodimentSanctuary.com or call 413-695-6950. Find out more about Alisa at TheEmbodimentSanctuary.com, and about Laney at sacredwavesofrhythm.com
Dharma Film Series returns! THE VENERABLE W.
Saturday, October 5, 7pm ~ Hatred will never put an end to hatred. Only love can do that. This is the eternal law. A celebrated observation, attributed to the Buddha, helps to account for the high regard in which the West has long held Buddhism as a religion of peace, tolerance, and generosity. That its large religious community or sangha in Myanmar has played a decisive role in the persecution and ethnic cleansing of the 4% Muslim population who call themselves Rohingya is almost unthinkable. Even more shocking: the most prolific, strident voice to be heard on Myanmar's national stage, energetically preaching racial hatred and fanning the flames of division, belongs to a preternaturally calm monk who calls himself Wirathu, or simply W. In the local premiere of this award-winning non-fiction film, acclaimed Swiss director Barbet Schroeder follows the influential 51-year-old monk as he campaigns tirelessly to rid Myanmar of non-Buddhists. It is a graphic, unflinching depiction of an unfolding genocide, captured by cellphone cameras and citizen observers. The Venerable W. is a riveting and extraordinarily compelling testament: an examination of dharmas both true and hideously false. It is also a timely, dire warning how a society and its peaceful religious traditions can be hijacked by nationalist extremism, racial bigotry, and supremacist ideology. Presented with the Institute For Meditaton & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion ~ $35 for mental health professionals earning CEs
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, October 6, 10:15am-12:15pm ~ 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