The Arlington Center


special programs, workshops, series

New England PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINE Collective: A Meetup with Sasha Teter & Cliff McGann ~ Sunday, December 10, 3-5pm ~ In Person - Join here

Since 2016, a welcoming group of psychedelic therapists, clinical trial participants and those new to the field have been meeting to discuss the evolving landscape of psychedelic medicine. We meet monthly to explore the historic, traditional and modern use of psychedelic medicine for the purpose of growth and universal connectivity. We discuss how to integrate this medicine in a way that honors tradition while also understanding the legal issues and science supporting its efficacy. Everyone is welcome and our attendees include psychedelic therapists, researchers, clinical trial participants along with folks with limited knowledge who want to learn more in an open and supportive environment. Join here

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering ~ Sunday, December 17, 12-2pm ~ In Person ~ Free/Donate

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 monthly event ~ donations gratefully accepted. Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty-five 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

REIKI Level II Certification: Walking the Healers Path with Devlin O’Malley-Coscia  ~ Saturday-Sunday, January 6-7, 12-4pm ~ In person ~ Preregistration required here

Deepen your Reiki skills with Usui Reiki II, where the focus is healing on others in a more formal setting. In this level you will learn the Usui Reiki symbols to help deepen your healings, healing on a Reiki table, long distance healing, healing ethics, and how to provide an intake. We will meet over two days with Day 1 focused on learning and Day 2 primarily on practicing. Reiki Level I certification is a prerequisite for this course. $250, includes training manual and certificate - join here

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends ~ Saturday, January 6, 7:30-9:30pm ~ In Person ~ Free/Donate

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. Free ~ please make a donation!

Shubalananda Larry Kopp has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, KarunaSeptemberi 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 here

weekly, new & notable!

OmDRUM: A Welcoming Circle ~ Pasha Cohen ~ Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm ~ In Person

Join professional percussionist and teacher Pasha Cohen for a lively weekly drum circle. We’ll explore together how to use the Drum as a tool for meditation and self-healing, sampling African and Western styles of hand drumming. All ages and levels of experience are welcome in OmDrum’s judgment-free space. Bring a drum if you have one, or rent one from Pasha…and if you have any friends who might like to try drumming, please tell them about it! $20 or Pass ~ $5 drum rental ~ register here

JUNIOR YOGA Ages 5-8 with Louise Parker ~ Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm ~ In Person ~ Sign up here

Kids yoga classes with Louise are fun, inspiring, empowering, confidence-building, and down-to-earth, with lots of space for adventure, community projects and cultivating lifelong friendships. Classes can include fun yoga games, community projects & volunteering, music, confidence building workshops, breath work, mindfulness crafts...and did we mention fun?! See your child shine in an environment that supports learning, making mistakes and and personal growth. $12 drop in, $95/10 classes ~ questions, or have an older child? please check out Tween yoga classes or reach out to Louise at

BABY & ME YOGA with Barrett Reinhorn ~ Thursdays, 10-11:15am ~ In Person & Livestream

Postnatal yoga classes welcome new moms/parents with infants for a bit of quiet reflective time while building back their strength. Classes specifically focus on creating connection and comfort in the back, chest, abdominals and pelvic floor – all the places that are achy after pregnancy, birth, and life with a newborn! We focus on recovering from birth, but add a little baby yoga into the mix too (especially if the babies are restless!). Parents are welcome with or without their babies, anytime from early postpartum until babies are crawling. Bring a baby blanket for your baby to lie on, and anything else to make you and your baby comfortable (yoga mat, car seat, toy, etc). Attend single classes or buy a discount multi-pass ~ join here

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Feldenkrais with Ruth Knill ~ Thursdays, 11:30a-12:30p ~ In Person & Livestream ~ Join here

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic learning is a gentle and pleasant way to improve the quality of your movement and your awareness of your embodied self. By engaging with your habits of movement in a supportive, exploratory way, Feldenkrais can help you to discover more comfortable and efficient ways of moving and being. Safe and gentle, yet challenging in surprising and satisfying ways, the material in each class is tailored to suit the needs and interest of the participants. Attend single classes or buy a discount multi-pass ~ join here