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 this week's schedule (here's next week's, too). Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for workshops!
UPDATE: the Center is open - see today's schedule for details!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
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 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
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, February 8, 7-9pm ~ 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 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, 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 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. $15 or class card