THE WINTER '16 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, films, workshops, 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!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Dharma Film Series presents ABOUT ELLY
Saturday, February 6, 7pm ~ About Elly is a psychological mystery by Asgar Farhadi, the Academy Award winning writer and director of A Separation and The Past. College friends reunite for a weekend at the Caspian Sea. Good intentions combine with bad judgment as trivial white lies, which start as the group arrives, play out with dramatic consequences when Elly suddenly vanishes. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/2 CEUs for mental health professionals
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, February 13, 7:30-9:30pm ~ True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. This troupe of skilled listeners will honor each story through the power of improvisatory drama, music, and movement. The stories you share will magically be brought to life as we explore this important common theme. $15 or class card at door ~ $20 for arts supporters ~ $5+ pay what you can
BREATHING INTO LIFE: A Sacred Circle with Lisa Jones
Friday, February 19, 7:30-9:30pm ~ Use the power of conscious, connected breathing to still the mind, clear emotions, and deeply relax. Learn a proven and effective practice to gain freedom from the ‘monkey mind’, attain joy and clarify your intention. $35 or class card x 2 + $5
Introduction To THINKING AT THE EDGE
Move Beyond Old Patterns! with Beatrice Blake
Saturday, February 20, 2-4:30pm ~ Thinking at the Edge shows you how to combine your felt knowing with your conceptual thinking, so that both are enriched. Your felt knowing is the way your body “gets” situations. In this 2.5 hour workshop, we’ll explore some of the key elements of Thinking at the Edge and will use them to gain insight on challenges we face, or to clarify plans and creative projects. $25 or class card + $10 at the door
KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Ashley plus special guests
Saturday, February 20, 7:30-9:30pm ~ 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!
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, February 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
TRE: Tension and Stress Release Exercises** with Mary Pierrepont Shriver
Sunday, February 21, 3-4:30pm ~ Tension and Stress Release Exercises (TRE®) are a simple, quick set of movements that turn on our body’s natural rebalancing processproviding an immediate experience of relaxation. By releasing everything from everyday stress to deeply held physical tension and trauma, TRE® frees us up to meet life’s challenges with greater skill and ease. Best of all, our bodies do the work; we get relief without needing to process or retell our story. Although TRE® is extremely effective as a stand-alone practice, many people report enjoying greater overall benefits by combining TRE with other practices such as mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. In this two-hour workshop, the first of its kind in the Greater Boston area, Mary will give a brief overview of the science behind the TREs and then guide you through the protocol so you can experience its powerful and profound benefits. $45 - preregistration via email required by Friday, Feb 19, 12noon - limited spaces available