The Arlington Center


trainings, workshops, seminars

OmDRUM: A Welcoming Circle ~ Pasha Cohen ~ Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm

Join professional percussionist and teacher Pasha Cohen for a lively weekly drum circle. We’ll explore together how to use the Drum as a tool for meditation and self-healing, sampling African and Western styles of hand drumming. All ages and levels of experience are welcome in OmDrum’s judgment-free space. Bring a drum if you have one, or rent one from Pasha…and if you have any friends who might like to try drumming, please tell them about it! In Person/Vax ~ $20 or Pass ~ $5 drum rental ~ register here...

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda ~ In Person/Vax ~ Saturday, October 1, 7:30-9:30pm - Free/Donation! ~ RSVP here

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 ~ no preregistration ~ please make a donation!

Shubalananda Larry Kopp has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness shared with all who join in.

SHAMANIC JOURNEY with Comma Williams ~ Tuesday, October 4, 9:30-11:30am ~ Livestreaming

Shamanic journey is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. Most commonly, shamans use drums and rattles to shift their consciousness into non-ordinary reality, a trance-like state, to communicate with their helping guides and spirits. We know now that anyone can learn to journey! Join Comma Williams for this monthly crossing into non-ordinary reality to gain insight, information, and clarity about your path ~ register here...

Free Info Session! MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi ~ Wednesday, October 12, 7:30-9pm ~ Drop In - No Prereg - In Person/Vax

There’s an increasing body of research showing that mindfulness meditation is good for us – for the body, the mind, and overall well-being. Come learn about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, an intensive 8-week course that gets you well on your way to reaping the benefits. NOTE: the program beginning the following week is currently filled - spaces available on waiting list for this series or the next, beginning in January. Free! All are welcome - no preregistration required

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION: A 9-Week Program with Laura Shakun, PsyD & Paula Gardiner, MD ~ Sunday, October 23 - December 18, 4-6:30pm ~ In Person/Vax or – Test

Discover how practicing Mindful Self-Compassion can increase resilience, improve well-being overall, and positively impact how we relate to ourselves and others. Join Laura and Paula in a warm, accepting atmosphere to learn how to cultivate an attitude of open awareness and kindness using research-based practices and exercises. This 9-week course includes a half-day afternoon retreat on November 27, and is offered on a donation or dana basis, so that all may attend regardless of ability to pay ~ space is limited. Questions? Please email Laura or Paula

IMPORTANT! Before registering for the course, you must make your donation in the Store, at one of 8 available levels: Benefactor $750 • 600 ~ Sustaining $475 • 350 ~ Scholarship $225 • 100 • 50 ~ Pro bono $1. After donating, click here or on the course listing in the Calendar and register for $0