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 the calendars for January 26 - February 1 and February 2-8. Then, drop in anytime! Preregistration recommended for workshops...


UPDATE: the Center will be closed Tuesday due to the snowstorm - please call 781-316-0282 for further updates

This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION: Core Skills Training**
with Christopher Germer & Susan Pollak
A Benefit Event for The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
at Cambridge Health Alliance
Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 10-5 ~ This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), teaching core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding. Click here for more - online preregistration required

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, February 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. Donations gratefully accepted

BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Conversations At The Edge
Monday, February 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. These community evenings offer an opportunity to gather with colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection between Buddhist psychology and modern psychotherapy. $25/members of IMP, $30/non-members, $10/mental health students with ID. 9-month series $175/members, $225/non-members
Tonight: SOCIAL WORK IN NORTHERN THAILAND: Joys And Complexities Of Cross-Cultural Work In A Buddhist Context
with Ashley Sitkin, LICSW

THE ARTIST'S WAY* with Kim Childs
Saturday, February 7, 2:30-4pm ~ Are there dreams and creative projects that you'd like to pursue or revisit? Are you asking, "What's next?" or "What do I really want?" in your life or simply wanting to live more fully expressed? If so join Kim Childs for an introduction to The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Kim uses exercises from this popular book to guide you to a life that reflects your true passions, talents, and desires. No artistic experience is required, and the class is for anyone who wants to live from a more creative and authentic place. You'll leave with ideas for eliminating unproductive habits and making time for what you truly love. Bring a favorite journal or notebook. $18 or class card at the door

Dharma Film Series presents BRAD WARNER'S HARDCORE ZEN
Saturday, February 7, 7pm ~ What exactly is 'hardcore' about the Zen of Buddhist priest, author, and punk bassist, Brad Warner? Although sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll are all on the table, Hardcore Zen is really more about getting real. In this entertaining documentary glimpse, Warner comes off as something more, or perhaps less, than a typical Zen priest: diffident, gentle, and quirky to be sure, but utterly unafraid to speak truth to power (or even tussle with an implausibly aggressive dharma combatant). In between zafu fights, Warner manages to dispense some insightful, compassionate teaching; dash off a bit of punk headbanging; and act in some cheesy horror movies, all with the engaging air of a teacher with a light touch who cares enough to call BS on Buddhist excesses. $10 at the door, $35/3 CEUs

Winter
Classes

Drop in anytime!
Movement
Yoga
Tai Chi 
Aikido
Contact Improv
Dance 
Nia
Awareness Thru Movement
Kids & Parents
Upcoming
Events
Please pre-register
Personal
Growth
Recommended
Dharma Film Series
Insight Meditation
Secrets Of
       Sounder Sleep
Patañjali Yoga-Sutra
Personal Coaching
Spiritual Counseling
Sound Healing Circle
Nia/Ana Ayvazian - Mon, 11am
Gentle Yoga/Emmie - M, 12n
Recovery Yoga > Cyclists - M, 7:45p
Feldenkrais Mvt/Deborah - Tu, W
Ayurveda & Yoga/Veronica - Wed
Gentle/Beg Yoga/Emmie - Wed, Th
Mvt Intelligence/Deborah - Fri
Gentle/Beg Yoga/Patricia - Fri
African Dance - 2 Sundays/month
The Month Ahead...
Wellness
Acupuncture
Ayurveda
Craniosacral Therapy
Feldenkrais
Fitness Training
Hypnotherapy
Massage Therapy 
Personal Coaching 
Psychotherapy
Reflexology 
Reiki
Shiatsu
FEBRUARY
1, 15 African Healing Dance/Wyoma
8 Shamanic Journey Circle/Comma
14 Restorative Yoga/Keith & Karen
14 Live Improv! True Story Theater
15 Dharma Talk, Meditation/Lama T
21 Focusing: 7 Keys To Creativity
21 Kirtan/Shubalananda plus guests
22 Sound Healing/Brad & Comma
28 Tai Chi/Steven Cardoza
MARCH
1 Dharma Talk, Meditation/Lama T
2 Buddhist Psych/Mindfulness, Body
7 Restorative Yoga/Karen & Keith
7 Dharma Film: Monk With A Camera
8 Shamanic Journey Circle/Comma
9 The Path Of Mindfulness/Romang