THE FALL '16 SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, 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
Dharma Film Series presents MANAKAMANA
Saturday, October 1, 7pm ~ What would it be like to see the world as if through a divine, equanimous eye? Manakamana is shot entirely inside a small Nepalese cable car that transports tourists and locals - not all of them human - over sparsely populated Himalayan foothills to an ancient, lofty Hindu temple. We go along for 11 trips, each a single unedited take, observing the unself-conscious passengers continually transform in ways both subtle and striking. Even though little seems to happen - we are certainly not being 'entertained' - each transit is a fresh opportunity to quietly abide, acquiring something of the camera's unblinking tranquility as the magic of the everyday reveals itself. Confined though the film's setting may seem at first, Manakamana's rigor and simplicity convey us directly into the heart of a world whose pace and outlook are vastly different than our own, and open out onto a universe of interdependence. 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
Special Dance Event!
5 RHYTHMS: An Ecstatic Moving Meditation with Margaux Skalecki
Friday, October 7, 7:30-9:30pm ~ The 5 Rhythms offer an invitation to come as you are ~ no dance experience needed, just your curiosity as a first step to awareness through movement. The 5 Rhythms are an ecstatic and meditative practice of vibration and movement. $15 at the door. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in ~ layers are great for heating up and cooling down ~ wear soft soled shoes, socks or move in bare feet
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, October 8, 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 mindfulness and presence. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at door; $28 if registered by 10/5 via email with Karen or Keith
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, October 8, 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 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight: Stories of hope and fear in an election year
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, October 9, 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
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, October 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 at the door