THE FALL '14 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, films and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the calendars for November 24-30 and December 1-7. Then, drop in anytime! Preregistration recommended for workshops...



This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, November 30, 4-6:30pm ~ Join yoga & meditation teacher David Schouela for a special extended restorative yoga class. Restorative yoga allows the nervous system to quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing chronic patterns of tension. As attention focuses on each breath, mindfulness and presence arise spontaneously. $25 or class card + $10

BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES:Conversations At The Edge
Monday, December 1, 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 presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion, moderated by Christopher Willard, PsyD. 2 CE’s are offered each evening to psychologists, social workers, nurses, LMFTs and LMHCs. $25/members of IMP, $30/non-members, $10/mental health students with ID
FOCUSING: The “Felt Sense” in Psychotherapy with Joan Klagsbrun

Dharma Film Series presents
THE AMERICAN RIMPOCHE & THE BUDDHA'S FORGOTTEN NUNS
Saturday, December 6, 7pm
The American Rimpoche ~ Is there such a one as an ‘American rimpoche’? No US subject is more entitled to that honorific (‘precious one’) than Kyabje Gelek. Born in 1939 to the aristocracy in Lhasa, Tibet, and soon recognized as a tulku, or incarnate lama, Gelek was tutored by many of the Dalai Lama’s teachers and attained the highest degree, geshe, while still a teen. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1959, however, he fled along with the Dalai Lama to India, where he eventually disrobed, migrating across the continents toward his eventual home in Ann Arbor with the Jewel Heart Foundation. The American Rimpoche documents Gelek’s extraordinary journey from the Tibet of his youth, a fabled land sheltered from modernity, to contemporary life in the West, with a visual feast of never-before-seen family photographs that evoke both a time forever lost and a hardy, flexible spiritual tradition
The Buddha's Forgotten Nuns ~ Is Buddhism a religious movement based on equality, or is it rooted in a male-dominated culture? The Buddha himself invited women to join his group of disciples as female monks – bhikkhunis – and allowed them to be ordained alongside men some 2500 years ago. What happened? The Buddha’s Forgotten Nuns reveals a little-known truth about the ancient Theravada order: women cannot be fully ordained like men. As with many women, director Wiriya Sati was raised Buddhist but encountered walls of sexism within Theravada when she tried to advance in her practice. Wiriya spent the next 5 years traveling the world to ask why women can’t ordain as bhikkunis in the Theravada tradition. She discovered new paths being forged for women in Australia, the US, and pockets around the world, and also met the men and women who are pulling down barriers and pushing for change in the monastic world. The Buddha’s Forgotten Nuns is an absorbing and deeply inspiring short film, alert to a growing consensus in the West but leaving us with the big question: will the bhikkhuni movement expand beyond a few independent-minded communities and gain momentum in still traditional male-oriented cultures? 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

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, December 7, 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 gratefully accepted

ECSTATIC HOLIDAY CHANT with Tom Lena & Shakti Rowan
Friday, December 12, 7:30-9:30pm ~ Please join us for this special evening of mantra and music as we come together to celebrate the holiday spirit in community. Kirtan, call-and-response chanting in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Yoga, gives us the opportunity both to detach from the thoughts and worries we carry around and to allow the joy of the heart to dance out loud. Donation only ~ $10-20 suggested

Fall
Classes

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Movement
Yoga
Tai Chi 
Aikido
Contact Improv
Dance 
Nia
Awareness Thru Movement
Kids & Parents
Upcoming
Events
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Personal
Growth
Recommended
Nia/Ana Ayvazian - Mon, 11am
Recovery Yoga > Cyclists - M, 7:45p
Vicaara Yoga/Patricia - Tues, Sun
Awareness Thru Mvt/Josh - Tu, W
Ayurveda & Yoga/Veronica - Wed
Gentle/Beg Yoga/Emmie - Wed, Th
Gentle/Beg Yoga/Patricia - Fri
Vicaara Yoga/Patricia - Tues, Sun
African Dance - 2 Sundays/month
Dharma Film Series
Insight Meditation
Secrets Of
       Sounder Sleep
Patañjali Yoga-Sutra
Personal Coaching
Spiritual Counseling
Sound Healing Circle
The Month Ahead...
Wellness
Acupuncture
Ayurveda
Craniosacral Therapy
Feldenkrais
Fitness Training
Hypnotherapy
Massage Therapy 
Personal Coaching 
Psychotherapy
Reflexology 
Reiki
Shiatsu
DECEMBER
3, 10 Focusing Practice/Whitney
13 Yoga Nidra Train'g/Jennifer Reis
13 Live Improv! True Story Thtr
13 Yoga Nidra Experience/Reis
14 Shamanic Journey/Comma
20 Kirtan/Shubalananda plus guests
21 Dharma Talk, Meditation/Lama T
21 Special Class! Restorative Yoga
25 Christmas Day Yoga/Freedman
28 Sound Healing/Brad & Comma
JANUARY
3 Dharma Film: Ida
4 African Healing Dance/Wyoma
7 Free! Mindfulness & Stress/Takagi
10 Live Improv! True Story Theater
11 Shamanic Journey/Comma