THE FALL '14 SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the calendars for September 15-21 and September 22-28. Then, drop in anytime! Preregistration recommended for workshops...
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
YOGA TWISTS: A Workshop* with Anne Curtis
Saturday, September 20, 1-4pm ~ Join Anne Curtis for an exploration of yogic twists that will deepen your practice and energize your inner organs
$35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, September 20, 2-4pm ~ Join Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon for an in-depth experience of Restorative Yoga - a therapeutic system that uses the comfortable support of cushions & blankets to nurture the body in various gentle, long held resting postures. Restorative Yoga allows the nervous system to completely quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing even chronic patterns of tension. And, as attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if you email with Karen or Keith by Sep 16th
KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, September 20, 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!
Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, September 21, 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. People of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
The Secrets Of EASE-FULL SITTING* ~ Feldenkrais with Josh Schreiber
Sunday, September 21, 2-4:30pm ~ Whether you sit to meditate, to work at a desk, or, as I do, to play a musical instrument, the quality of what you are doing is deeply affected by how well you sit. We don't need a physical therapist or a mom to tell us that there is something wrong in our sitting posture: we can feel it in our aching backs and sore shoulders and necks. In this Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® workshop you will begin to discover a balanced and dynamic approach to sitting posture and learn some tools to practice and improve at home. For a more in-depth exploration, join Josh's weekly Awareness Through Movement class. More information at discover-yourself.com. $32 or class card x 2 + $5
Special Weekend Retreat!
HOW THE BUDDHA TAUGHT MEDITATION**
New Light On The Early Teachings with Chip Hartranft
at the Barre Center For Buddhist Studies
Friday, September 26, 7:30pm - Sunday, September 28, noon
If you're a meditator who has encountered the Buddha's instructions in the Satipatthana or Anapanasati Suttas, have you ever wondered why they don't exactly match what you've experienced or were taught? Meditation was the most important element in Siddhattha Gotama's own path to Buddhahoodit was how he came to see things as they are and know the end of suffering, nibbana, for himself. Important discoveries in recent years, however, have led to a growing scholarly consensus that the key texts laying out the Buddha's meditative path Satipatthana, Anapanasati, and Kayagatasati suttasare the inventions of later compilers. As we compare our experience to the fragmentary original instructions that have survived and been integrated in sometimes contradictory ways into the Pali Canon, as well as Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit and other sources, a new picture begins to emerge: a simpler, more practical and organic approach to the teachings and their application that is both consistent with the Buddha's time and culture, and an antidote to our own. This workshop will consist of illuminated presentation, dialogue, and meditation. For information and registration, click here