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
Special! The Dharma of RESILIENCY* with Lama Rod Owens
Saturday, October 19, 1-4:30pm ~ Resiliency is such an important skill to develop right now. Resiliency is about how well we are able to meet the challenges of our lives with openness and curiosity. This helps us regain our balance, returning to a sense of being grounded in order to meet challenges directly. Meditation is critical to helping us see and practice the strategies of resiliency. It helps us to experience what being in balance feels like, and to understand how to return to it. Join Lama Rod to explore the path of resiliency in our dharma practice. $35 Base, $45 Sustaining (actual cost of the program), $55 Contributing ~ please preregister
Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, October 19, 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!
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, October 20, 10am-12pm ~ You’re invited to receive Buddhist teachings (dharma), practice meditation, and experience the relevance and benefits of Buddhist philosophy and meditation in daily life. All are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry* with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, October 20, 1:30-4:30pm ~ Continuum is an awareness practice using movement and sound to explore embodiment, health, creativity and universal connections. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of audible breath and wave motion. By being present to what is in the moment, one can make more informed choices for action that are more symbiotic, less effortful, and also maintain a focus on connection rather than fear or isolation. For more info & registration, please email Megan
CREATIVE WRITING INSIDE OUT: Focusing with David Smith
Sunday, October 20, 2-4pm ~ Are you a kitchen-table poet? A novelist with professional aspirations? Does writing feel like flying or like stacking heavy stones? Beginner or experienced, we all wish to write effectively, with words that carry forth our personal truth in an authentic voice. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to experience how Focusing can clear a path that leads from the inside out, from our felt knowing to the page. Together we will practice tapping this wisdom by writing to unique prompts (some serious, some not-so-much) to create and share fresh pieces in a spirit of non-judgmental support. $25 at the door, cash or check
PSYCHODRAMA: An Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, October 25, 7:30pm ~ all welcome! ~ Psychodrama uses the power of theater to explore and understand issues in our lives. An Open Session is instructional, experiential and low key - a great introduction to the process within a safe setting, with time for questions, and all experience levels are welcome. $20 or class card at the door ~ prior registration is requested but not required at MariaMellanoTherapy.com
New Weekly Class! SLOW FLOW YOGA with Susan Desmarais
Saturdays, 7:45-9am, starting October 26 ~ Start your weekend in balance and ease with a skillfully crafted yoga flow! Slow Flow vinyasa yoga allows for time and space to mindfully engage with body and breath in yoga movement, or asana, naturally transitioning from one to the next. Throughout the flow, students will have time to experience each asana deeply and reflectively, discovering how it might be refined and individualized throughout the flow to move beyond mental and physical barriers. All levels of yogis will find their own personal edges and awakenings. $18 or class card; $135 for 9 weeks