Upcoming Workshops, Films & Events
at The Arlington Center

Preregistration is recommended for workshops!




May

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION: A Free Info Session with Kate Gray
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30-9:30pm ~ all are welcome!
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. Join Kate Gray for this enlightening info session about the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course beginning May 11th. Free ~ all welcome ~ no preregistration

CHAKRADANCE with Christabeth Ingold
Friday, May 6, 7:30-9pm
Chakradance is a sweet dance with the soul. As you take this beautiful inner journey, you will clear blocked or stuck energy and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. Through meditation, dancing, and creating a mandala, we will feel our connection rooting from within ourselves and out to the divine. Come see how this vital connection supports and moves your whole being, and what possible messages source has for you. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring a water bottle. No experience with the chakras necessary. I look forward to connection back to the divine with you! $25 or class card + $10
Christabeth Ingold is a fierce, sparked up certified life coach, energy healer, and Chakradance™ facilitator. Her favorite work is being a student of life and loving you up. Meeting you exactly where you are, Christabeth will dive deeper with you and push you forward into living the awesome life you want! She is committed to your growth and spreading your flame. Christabeth has a background in expressive therapy, wellness and life coaching, reiki and loving big. You may find her giving hugs, laughing, dancing or connecting with Mother Earth

Dharma Film Series presents INSIDE OUT
Saturday, May 7, 7pm
Childhood is never easy. This ingenious Pixar film takes us inside the head of eleven-year-old Riley who is uprooted from her happy home in the Midwest when her father takes a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley has different “parts”—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness—that are often in conflict. As Riley struggles to adjust to her new home, school, and classmates, turmoil ensues. Wildly funny and entertaining, Inside Out also reveals a deep understanding of the complexity of human emotions. Presented with the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/2 CEUs for mental health professionals

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, May 8, 7-9pm
Shamanic journeying is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. Most commonly, shamans use drums and rattles to shift their consciousness into non-ordinary reality, a trance-like state, to communicate with their helping guides and spirits. 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. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, to make it visible in this world. $15 or class card

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION** with Kate Gray
An 8-Week Course in the Practice of Love from the Inside Out
8 Wednesdays, May 11 - June 29, 7:30-9:45pm
plus a silent retreat on Sunday, June 12, 1-5pm
You, yourself, as much as anyone else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. The Buddha
The Dalai Lama has said If you don’t love yourself, then you are not able to develop compassion for others. This rather surprising statement makes a bit more sense when we consider, as psychology has demonstrated, that what we do not love or cannot forgive within ourselves, we tend to abhor in others. This simple fact can throw a daily monkey wrench into our best intentions to act with mindfulness and compassion in this world—and toward our own selves—especially when difficult emotions arise. Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week program based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff and integrated with the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions with care and understanding. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to others, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warmhearted, connected, presence during difficult moments in our lives. $395 - preregistration with Kate Gray is required. This class meets a prerequisite for admission to MSC teacher training, and is particularly valuable for health-care professionals and nonprofessionals who want an in-depth experience of Mindful Self-Compassion. CEU’s available
Kate Gray, EdM is a qualified MSC teacher and psychotherapist in private practice in Medford for sixteen years. Kate offers a heart-centered approach to her work that supports mindfulness, self-compassion, and authentic growth. Kate is adept at blending solid psychological principles with mind/body techniques and offers a uniquely grounded and spirited approach to MSC

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, May 14, 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. Come celebrate our community, bring a friend, share a special story, or just watch, listen and enjoy! $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight: Stories of Family What holds families together? What pulls them apart? How have your family relationships changed over time? Let's exchange stories about this profound root of our lives

Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, May 15, 5:30-6:30pm - free!
Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training programs starting in September at the Arlington Center. Meet teachers and graduates, join us for some yoga, and enjoy the refreshments to follow. The core study is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with correct alignment and sequence into a transformative practice. Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, yogic philosophy, and meditation techniques. The Yoga Of Energy Flow program is directed by Daniel Orlansky & Liz Owen with Carrie Tyler, and features guest faculty including Chip Hartranft. For more details, please click on the link above - you can also email Daniel or call him at 866-702-6197

Special Event! SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE: A Dance Workshop**
with celebrated Brazilian choreographer Rosangela Silvestre
Saturday, May 21, 12-1:30pm
Find a discipline and improve your body skills with technique, but don't forget to dance. Don't forget to listen to the Universe and let your body be the instrument of the Universe Dance. Rosangela Silvestre
Come dance with the elements of nature in the African path along with renowned choreographer, educator, and dancer Rosangela Silvestre, creator of Silvestre Dance Technique. Rosangela is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil where she graduated with a bachelors degree in dance and post-graduated specializing in choreography, achieving her degree from the Federal University of Bahia(UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic pallet of movement. She acquired training in such diverse technique as Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Barre, Classic Ballet, and Dunham Technique. She has also experienced other forms of dance expression including Germany Theater Dance, contemporary, folkloric, as well as traditional dances of Africa and other continents. Silvestre has taught seminars at various universities and festivals in USA, including Colorado College Dance Festival, New Orleans Dance Festival, and California Brazil Camp. $30 - space is limited ~ online registration is strongly recommended. Find out more at Silvestre Technique Training and on film

Free Event! CHINESE HEALING EXERCIES, TAIJI, And QIGONG
What’s Best For You? ~ A Free Lecture with Demonstrations
Stephen Cardoza
Saturday, May 21, 2-3:30pm
Chinese healing exercises, qigong, and taiji are all wonderful, powerful systems for enhancing wellness, health and longevity. It can be difficult to navigate among these energy-based self care practices when most of us have too limited amounts of time to thoroughly explore them all. This 1.5 hour presentation will distill their essence for you, clarifying their similarities, differences, unique strengths and primary focuses, provide some fresh insights, answer many of your questions, and help you decide which may be the best choice for you at this point in your life, to accomplish your personal goals. You’ll see demonstrations of each, with Q & A. Free - donations accepted
Steven Cardoza, MSc, LAc is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and taiji and qigong instructor with over 30 years of experience. He is the author of the book Chinese Healing Exercises and its companion DVD. His newest book, Chinese Medicine In your Daily Life, is due in Nov

KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, May 21, 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!
Shubalananda (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, Karunamayi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at www.shubalananda.com

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, May 22, 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, MA

Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, May 22, 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, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. Read more in David's recent article. $25 or class card + $10

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, May 22, 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

Special Event! PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, May 27, 7:30pm
Psychodrama is a creative, enlightening use of drama and roleplaying to explore the issues in our lives. Open sessions are offered under the direction of a qualified Psychodramatist. An open session unfolds in an instructional and low key way, introducing you to the process within a safe setting with time for processing and questions. Though therapeutic value is often felt from the experience, open sessions are not psychotherapy and the director is not in the role of therapist. Please join, and invite anyone you like! You may participate as little or as much as you want, and all experience levels - lay and professional - are welcome. $10 at the door - no prior registration is necessary though it is appreciated. Contact Maria Mellano for more information. Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP and Social Work continuing education credits have been submitted for 2 Category 1 credits



June

Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, June 5, 4:30-6pm - free!
Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training programs starting in September at the Arlington Center. Meet teachers and graduates, join us for some yoga, and enjoy the refreshments to follow. The core study is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with correct alignment and sequence into a transformative practice. Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, yogic philosophy, and meditation techniques. The Yoga Of Energy Flow program is directed by Daniel Orlansky & Liz Owen with Carrie Tyler, and features guest faculty including Chip Hartranft. For more details, please click on the link above - you can also email Daniel or call him at 866-702-6197

AFRICAN HEALING DANCE: A Training with Wyoma
Sunday, June 5 & 19, 6:45-9:45pm
What are daily practices that sustain us? Wyoma created the African Healing Dance mastery program to answer that question. This bi-monthly program offers African dance and Improvisation. Included also are practices of meditation, imagery, yoga, massage, and nutrition arts, integrated. The curriculum focuses on Traditional African and Caribbean dance, Ashe Namaste (yoga dance), singing, meditation, and the mystery of the divine feminine. You will both write and dance the abundance of your story. Each 3-month period focuses on a different theme. Sessions feature live or recorded music. The Training offers both a 1-year program and a 2-year certificate track. Participants may attend individual 3-month modules or 7-day intensives. Three 3-month modules are offered each year on 1st & 3rd sundays of the month, Jan-Mar, May-Jul, & Sep-Nov. The 7-day Intensive runs Sun-Sat. 4 hrs/day. 3-month session/$595, 7-day Intensive/$595, 1 year/$1450, 2 years/$2450 - no prior dance experience needed. For registration please contact wyoma@wyomadance.com

BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES
Conversations At The Edge

Monday, June 6, 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 lecture will address theoretical and clinical issues at the interface of these rich healing traditions, with topics ranging from addictions to forgiveness to countertransference. These community evenings offer an opportunity to gather with colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection between Buddhist psychology and modern psychotherapy. This year’s presenters are long- term meditators with significant expertise in practice and in teaching. 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. 9-month series $175/members, $225/non-members ~ no refunds > missed sessions
Tonight: TRAUMA, COMPASSION, AND NONVIOLENT FUTURES: Towards A Transformative Global Presence with Jeffrey Ansloos
In this presentation, Dr. Ansloos explores trauma-focused community development practice in diverse global contexts through the lens of compassion and nonviolence. Dr. Ansloos will be sharing from his experience working in locations such as Guatemala, Nicaragua, China and more through working within existing networks of care and cultural practices. Dr. Ansloos will share the ways practitioners of various backgrounds and training can supportcommunity transformation locally and globally through diverse expressions of contemplative practice, leading to a rich cultural and healing exchange
Jeffrey Ansloos, PhD is Assistant Professor of International Mental Health and Trauma and a fellow of the Global Education Center at Lesley University.  His scholarship focuses on complex psychological trauma, violence prevention, critical and indigenous psychologies, and gender, race, and religion. He is a researcher in the Templeton Research Program on Chinese Psychologies of Religion, with a focus on communal contemplative practices. From 2011-2014, he was a leadership fellow of the Max DePree Institute and a research fellow of the Travis Research Institute-Center for Spirituality, Language, and Transformation. He is a practitioner of yoga and meditation in the Ignatian tradition

Free Info Session!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi
Wednesday, June 8, 7:15-9pm
There’s an increasing body of research showing that mindfulness meditation is good for us – for the body, the mind, and overall well-being. Come learn about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, an intensive 8-week course that gets you well on your way to reaping the benefits ~ the full program begins the following week.
Free! All are welcome - no preregistration required ~ summer course starting next week is nearly full - register today
Sunada Takagi is a mindfulness instructor and coach, as well as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. She is passionate about helping people transform their lives through mindfulness. Learn more about her at mindfulpurpose.com

CHAKRADANCE with Christabeth Ingold
Friday, June 10, 7:30-9pm
Chakradance is a sweet dance with the soul. As you take this beautiful inner journey, you will clear blocked or stuck energy and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. Through meditation, dancing, and creating a mandala, we will feel our connection rooting from within ourselves and out to the divine. Come see how this vital connection supports and moves your whole being, and what possible messages source has for you. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring a water bottle. No experience with the chakras necessary. I look forward to connection back to the divine with you! $25 or class card + $10
Christabeth Ingold is a fierce, sparked up certified life coach, energy healer, and Chakradance™ facilitator. Her favorite work is being a student of life and loving you up. Meeting you exactly where you are, Christabeth will dive deeper with you and push you forward into living the awesome life you want! She is committed to your growth and spreading your flame. Christabeth has a background in expressive therapy, wellness and life coaching, reiki and loving big. You may find her giving hugs, laughing, dancing or connecting with Mother Earth

Trauma Center TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA*
An Informational Seminar with David Schouela
Saturday, June 11, 2-4pm
Trauma Center - Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) is an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma that focusses on giving clients an opportunity to practice noticing body sensations (interoception) in the context of a safe relationship based on an invitational approach to yoga forms with no physical assists. TSY has been studied in a randomized control trial and has shown encouraging results. This workshop will be delivered in a lecture format with some optional chair based yoga. $28 if registered by Thursday, June 9th; $32 or class card x 2 at the door
David Schouela, RYT-500, TCTSY-F is a Kripalu Yoga teacher whose current primary focus is teaching yoga to teens and adults with complex trauma and chronic treatment resistant PTSD. David is on the teaching faculty for the trauma sensitive yoga certificate program offered through the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA. He is also a co-founder and board member of True North Insight Meditation Center in Quebec. David provides training in yoga and meditation as scientifically validated healing modalities for stress-related conditions and as a means of liberating body, mind and heart

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, June 11, 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. Come celebrate our community, bring a friend, share a special story, or just watch, listen and enjoy! $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight Making friends with those we avoid Stories of how we build relationships with people different from us

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, June 12, 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
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, MA

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, June 12, 7-9pm
Shamanic journeying is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. Most commonly, shamans use drums and rattles to shift their consciousness into non-ordinary reality, a trance-like state, to communicate with their helping guides and spirits. 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. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, to make it visible in this world. $15 or class card

SUMMER CLASSES Begin! ~ Monday, June 13

New 8-Week Series!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION** with Sunada Takagi
Wednesdays, June 15 - August 3, 7:15-9:30pm
plus one all-day class on Sunday, July 24, 9-4
Mindfulness isn’t so much a tool or technique, but a different way of being. When we pay attention to our present moments, we start to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Instead of being driven by worry, anxiety, or feeling pressured, we begin to choose our responses more wisely. We find our way to a more balanced and centered life, guided by our inner strengths and values rather than old habits and reactions. This 8-week series is a thorough introduction to the art of mindfulness. It’s based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in mind-body medicine originated at the UMass Medical Center. Preregistration required - this course will fill - sign up today
Sunada Takagi is a mindfulness instructor and coach, as well as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. She is passionate about helping people transform their lives through mindfulness. Learn more about her at mindfulpurpose.com

Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA*
with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, June 18, 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 the qualities of mindfulness and presence. The afternoon will unfold with a brief sequence of flowing Kripalu yoga to warm up and prepare the body, then plunge into profound spheres of tranquility and ease. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by June 15 via email with Karen or Keith
Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon have been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and are both certified at the 500 hour level by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, June 18, 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!
Shubalananda (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, Karunamayi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at www.shubalananda.com

Special Event! PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, June 24, 7:30pm
Psychodrama is a creative, enlightening use of drama and roleplaying to explore the issues in our lives. Open sessions are offered under the direction of a qualified Psychodramatist. An open session unfolds in an instructional and low key way, introducing you to the process within a safe setting with time for processing and questions. Though therapeutic value is often felt from the experience, open sessions are not psychotherapy and the director is not in the role of therapist. Please join, and invite anyone you like! You may participate as little or as much as you want, and all experience levels - lay and professional - are welcome. $10 at the door - no prior registration is necessary though it is appreciated. Contact Maria Mellano for more information. Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP and Social Work continuing education credits have been submitted for 2 Category 1 credits

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, June 26, 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
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, MA

Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, June 26, 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, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. Read more in David's recent article. $25 or class card + $10

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, June 26, 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