THE SPRING '17 SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, trainings, workshops, films, 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 workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Special Event! WHAT'S YOUR TYPE?*
How To Identify & Relate Well To All 9 Personality Types with Herb Pearce
Friday, March 31, 7:30pm ~ Join author and therapist Herb Pearce for an exploration of the Enneagram, a revelatory model of personality whose identification of nine interconnected types sheds light on why we all perceive and act the way we do. Herb, who was recently profiled in The Boston Globe, will help you discover and make the most of your core type, as well as develop the strengths of all nine and learn how to recognize and relate well to each kind. Armed with humor and insight, along with a hat for every type, Herb will assume each persona to show how relationships can improve dynamically when you recognize where everyone's coming from...especially yourself. As he points out, "the Enneagram doesn't put you in a box - it takes you out of the box you're in." $28 or class card x 2 - preregistration recommended
Dharma Film Series presents HEART OF A DOG
Saturday, April 1, 7pm ~ A reflection on love, loss, and death, performance artist Laurie Anderson's Heart Of A Dog is as much a guided meditation as a movie. With her eccentric multimedia montage of original music, animation, home movies, stories, and thoughts about life after 9/11, Anderson is a wise guide through the difficult terrain of life, capped by the deaths of her husband Lou Reed as well as her beloved dog and frequent subject Lolabelle. Anderson offers solace and inspiration from art, music, and literature as well as lessons from her Buddhist teachers in this true dharma film. $10 at the door ~ free refreshments, post-film discussion; $35/3 CEUs, mental health professionals
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, April 2, 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. All are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Conversations At The Edge
Monday, April 3, 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. These community evenings offer an opportunity to gather with colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection between Buddhist psychology and modern psychotherapy. 2 CE’s are offered each evening to psychologists, social workers, nurses, LMFTs and LMHCs. $25/IMP members, $30/non-members, $10/mental health students w/ ID ~ register here!
Tonight: TEACHING MEDITATION TO ADOLESCENTS: Approaches and Therapeutic Benefits with Jessica Morey, MA
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, April 8, 7:30-9:30pm ~ True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. The stories you share will magically be brought to life as we explore this important common theme. $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can. Tonight: What does it mean to be a patriot? Stories of acting on our love for our country
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, April 9, 7-9pm ~ Shamanic journeying is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. 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