THE SPRING '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 April 14-20 and April 21-27. Then, drop in anytime! Preregistration recommended for workshops...
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, April 19, 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 and cultivating the qualities of mindfulness and presence. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by 4/16 with Karen or Keith
An Introduction to Positive Psychology* with Kim Childs
Saturday, April 19, 2:30-4pm ~ Learn how the science of Positive Psychology can help you to make choices that support greater happiness and well-being in your life. Certified Positive Psychology coach Kim Childs will offer practices from the field that center on Appreciative Inquiry, or asking the 'right' questions, to direct our minds toward what is good, what is working, what we can learn and how we can benefit, no matter what happens in our lives. Bring a journal or notebook. $18 or class card
KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Ashley plus special guests
Saturday, April 19, 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!
PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF GOD: From Daily Life to Silent Prayer,
From Silent Prayer to Daily Life with Allen Bourque
Sunday, April 20, 2:30-4:30pm ~ Easter Sunday provides a magnificent occasion to build bridges between our experiences of God in prayer and and God in daily life. In this workshop we will review and reflect on the guidelines for Centering Prayer and pray together. We will also become familiar with various prayer practices to nurture our relationship with God during our everyday activities. $10 donation requested
Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, April 27, 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
SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, April 27, 7-9pm ~ doors open 6:45, close 7:20
Join us on the last Sunday of the month to explore the transformative healing powers of sound. You will both co-create and receive sound healing, and learn how to improvise music with a healing intention. Bring your favorite instruments or just yourself, your voice and your love. Prior musical or healing experience is welcome but not required. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $10-20
Dharma Film Series presents KUMARE
Saturday, May 3, 7pm ~ Hoping to document the blind faith he found among spiritual disciples in India, filmmaker Vikram Gandhi devises an outrageous experiment: he’ll transform himself into ‘Kumaré’an Indian holy man espousing bogus philosophy and practicesand settle in the American southwest to develop a following. To Gandhi’s surprise and growing embarrassment, he finds himself ensnared in the actual role of ‘Kumaré’ and yet somehow liberated by it. Hilarious, thrilling, provocative, and deeply moving, this prize-winning film asks some of the most difficult questions that face the spiritual seeker: how much do we really need others to guide us toward our own truth? And, do the ends justify the means? Presented with the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/3 CEUs for mental health professionals