THE FALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, 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
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, October 11, 7-9pm ~ Shamanic journeying has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. Anyone can learn to journey, to connect with their own helping guides and spirits in non-ordinary reality in order to get answers to personal questions, solve problems, see new ways of being in the world and obtain healing information for themselves and their community. Join Comma Williams for this journey circle where we will travel into non-ordinary reality and ask for information to help us get clarity about our path. $15 or class card
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES ~ Conversations At The Edge
Monday, October 12, 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. 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 with ID. 9-month series $175/members, $225/non-members ~ no refunds > missed sessions
Tonight: Exploring Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristy Arbon
BREATHING INTO LIFE: A Sacred Circle with Lisa Jones
Friday, October 16, 7:30-9:30pm ~ Use the power of conscious, connected breathing to still the mind, clear emotions, and deeply relax. Learn a proven and effective practice to gain freedom from the ‘monkey mind’, attain joy and clarify your intention. Take the opportunity to clear away what's been stressing you out, find relief from pain, & understand why behaviors & situations are showing up in your life! $35 or class card x 2 + $5
KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, October 17, 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!
DISCOVER YOUR TRUE SELF: A Day Of Silent Retreat* with Mukti
Sunday, October 18, 11-6 ~ What is the most essential you that is present regardless of thought or emotion? Who or what has been present for all of your life experience? How does this spirit of constancy touch your life? Mukti will speak on these compelling topics and explore them with the audience through questions and answers pointing directly to the true nature of self. This silent retreat day will offer a potent blend of stillness and dynamic inquiry. With three short satsangs, interspersed with periods of silent meditation, attendees will have an opportunity to tend to inner and outer silence and to nourish the brightness that shines through delusion. $75 in advance, $85 at the door - please register here
MINDFULNESS: A Path To Cultivating Joy And Compassion
An introduction to concepts and meditation practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh** with Margrit Romang
6 Mondays, October 19 - November 30, 7:45-9:45pm (off 11/2)
plus a day of mindfulness on November 22, 10am-4pm
Mindfulness awakens and enriches every part of us: body, mind, and heart. Let mindfulness coach and psychotherapist Margrit Romang guide you in transformative practices based on essential teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh. Each session you will have the opportunity to explore and develop a meditation practice that touches on a different aspect of life and experience, including how to establish calm and joyful presence, as well as transform old wounds and difficult emotions. You'll learn how to look deeply into old habitual, emotional and relational patterns rooted in our own, collective and ancestral consciousness, and to loosen their grip. $175, preregistration required - please visit margritromang.com or call 781-643-2565