The Arlington Center


trainings, workshops, seminars

Free Info Session! MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi ~ In Person/Vax/Mask ~ Wednesday, January 26, 7:30-9pm - Free ~ No Preregistration

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 ~ the full program begins the following week. Free! All are welcome - no preregistration required

Sunada Takagi is a mindfulness instructor and coach, as well as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. She is passionate about helping people transform their lives through mindfulness. Learn more about her at

New 8-Week Series! MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi ~ In Person/Vax/Mask ~ Wednesdays, February 2 - March 23, 7-9:30pm - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE

Mindfulness isn’t so much a tool or technique, but a different way of being. When we pay attention to our present moments, we start to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Instead of being driven by worry, anxiety, or feeling pressured, we begin to choose our responses more wisely. We find our way to a more balanced and centered life, guided by our inner strengths and values rather than old habits and reactions. This 8-week series is a thorough introduction to the art of mindfulness. It’s based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in mind-body medicine originated at the UMass Medical Center. $650/sliding scale – preregister here

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams ~ Livestreaming Tuesday, February 1, 9:30-11:30am

Shamanic journeying 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 theirconsciousness 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, to connect with their own helping guides and spirits in non-ordinary reality in order to get answers to personal questions, solve problems, open creativity, see new ways of being in the world and obtain healing information for themselves and their community. Join Comma Williams online for this journey circle where we will travel into non-ordinary reality and ask for information to help us get clarity about our path for this coming year. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, to make it visible in this world. $20~ register here

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda ~ In Person/Vax/Mask ~ Saturday, February 5, 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.