Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Other
Monday, January 7
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger
Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.
*Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.
Friday, January 11th
Jennifer Berezan is a unique blend of singer/songwriter, teacher, and activist. Over the course of ten albums, she has developed and explored recurring themes with a rare wisdom. Her lifelong involvement in environmental,women’s, and other justice movements as well as an interest in Buddhism and earth-based spirituality are at the heart of her writing.
Her intense and personal approach to music as a transforming experience has brought her strong rapport with audiences from small clubs to large festivals throughout North America and Europe.
Advanced registration is preferred: Tickets bought online by January 10th are $25
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30
Saturday, January 12
Facilitator: Jennifer Berezan
A daylong silent retreat: weaving chant, meditation, sound meditation, and wisdom teachings. In these challenging times it is crucial to take time out to connect to our own inner peace and wisdom.
Join us as we rest in the timeless practices of chant, song and silent meditation.
Come to recharge, renew, relax, and awaken in the midst of it all.
No singing or meditation experience necessary
Register by 1/6
Come join us for the screening of: The beautiful recording of the 2017 live performances of: A Song for All Beings, A Celebration of Loving Kindness. This musical meditation features an extraordinary gathering of musicians, dancers, activists, visual artists, and spiritual teachers from around the world to create a communal ritual based in the Buddhist practices of metta (lovingkindness) and compassion. Based on the acclaimed recording In These Arms, A Song for All Beings, this unique event builds on Jennifer' past visionary and ritual musical offerings, especially the beloved performances of Praises for the World. Song for All Beings is a participatory musical journey to evoke peace, healing and unity for the earth and all beings. The 2017 performances feature Jennifer Berezan, Bruce Cockburn, Ferron, Jack Kornfield, Joanna Macy, Patti Cathcart, Gina Breedlove, Anam Thubten Rinpoche, Raz Kennedy, Melanie DeMore, Barbara Higbie, Julie Wolf, Jami Sieber, Barbara Borden, Vicki Noble, Luisah Teish, Nina Wise, Naomi Newman, Sarah Dugas, Dance Brigade, Rita Sahai, and many more.
Here is the link to the youtube video:
Register by 1/10
Saturday, January 19th
Facilitator: Michael Bateen
Gongtopia It’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Imagine floating in an ocean of sound, where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened.
Advanced Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcomed.
Monday, February 4
Monday, March 4
Thursday, March 28
Facilitator: Deborah K. Gaines, licensed Funeral director/Embalmer
There are many benefits to planning your funeral or celebration of life in advance. Some of them are: to give yourself and loved ones peace of mind, to save money, to make decisions about what type of service you would like to have, to have a chance to talk to others about your choices. "As a licensed funeral director and Reiki Master, I believe in preplanning not only for those reasons but also for your body/mind/spirit. When I speak of preparing for death, I am not suggesting that people rush into death. I am talking about putting intention into living a full life and, when it is time, attempting to be present and making as peaceful of a transition as possible. Dying is an essential part of living. To live life mindfully, death needs to be brought into our awareness."
Wine and refreshments will be served.
Register by 3/26
Monday, April 1
Saturday, April 27th
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