Sep
25
to Dec 11

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

September 25-Dec 11 (No class Oct 9)

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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8-week class: Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships
Sep
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

8-week class: Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships

Wednesdays, September 27-November 29

(No class October 11 and November 22.)

In order to build a mindful, healthy culture, we must create strong, loving and lasting relationships in our family and community. In this 8-week class series, we explore how we can cultivate true love and bring mindfulness into all of our relationships, whether our relationships with ourselves, a partner, within our family, with friends, in our workplace or community.

We will study each of the 4 elements of True Love for 2 weeks: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity or inclusiveness. In the first week, we focus on how to practice this element towards ourselves and in the second week, how we can practice it with others. Each class will include a guided meditation, a teaching, interactive activities, and time for discussion and sharing.

Participation is limited to 18 people maximum as the class aims to build community and emphasizes deepening connection between all participants. Therefore in each class there will be time for each person who wishes to either present on some aspect of their own journey in relationships or take part in the Hot Seat game, which involves answering questions from other participants (posed with kindness, curiosity and respect) so we can get to know each person better.

The course will include a focus on mindful communication (deep listening and loving speech), as well as journaling, creative practices of arts and crafts, writing love letters, practices for reconciling conflict, as well as mindful movement and walking meditation.

For more info and to register: here.

Registration

Fee: $240 Base, $280 Mid, $320 Sponsor

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event including support for the teacher. Payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), which helps create the scholarship program for your retreat.

IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the Tuesday before the series begins. To request late registration, please email the class series manager to check if there are still openings.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the series manager before registering. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.

Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the class series manager with your request at least three weeks before the event. 

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Oct
1
9:30am 9:30am

Brooklyn Zen Center 1 day Retreat

Creating a Beautiful Past: Dwelling in the Present We Heal the Past and Take Good Care of the Future

Drawing on her 15 years living as a nun with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastic community, as well as the transition back to lay life two years ago, Kaira Jewel will explore how living deeply in the present allows us to heal wounds from our past, not only in ourselves but also in our ancestors. And how the best way to prepare well for the future is to take good care of this moment, right here and now.

Retreat cost: Sustaining $90 / Base $75 / Members $45

BZC offers retreats on a sliding scale basis to allow participants to pay according to individual means. Please consider giving at our sustaining rate, which directly supports inclusive community attendance on this retreat.

Registration closes September 23 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to register.

Partial scholarships are available for retreats such as this one. To apply for a scholarship, please use this link and wait for approval before registration. Scholarship applications are due by September 18 at 11.59 p.m.

Please note our cancellation policy: To request a refund for this event, you must notify BZC in writing at least one week before the beginning of the course or event. Refunds are issued for any and all cancellations up to seven days before an event less a $10 processing fee. Less than seven days before an event, we do not offer refunds. There are no refunds for events with registration fees under $50.

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Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

Teaching from the Heart: A Day of Mindfulness for Educators

In this daylong for educators we will learn and practice tools for taking good care of ourselves, so that we can be truly present for those we teach, and bring the best of ourselves into the classroom. We will slow down and come home to our body and breath by practicing mindful sitting, walking and eating silently together, as well as deep relaxation, a mindfulness talk, and group discussion. We will possibly use the tools of InterPlay—improvisational movement and storytelling—to access the wisdom of the body, and touch our inherent grace and ease.

“The unwritten curriculum in the classroom is the teacher's presence.”

Meena Srinivasan, author of Teach, Breathe, Learn

We can’t transmit mindfulness in our work as educators if we don’t embody it ourselves. Therefore the focus of our day will be on nourishing ourselves as educators, yet we will also explore secular mindfulness practices and exercises we can share with our students.

The focus of the day is on secular applications of mindfulness and is therefore appropriate for educators of all faith traditions or none.

Whether you are a teacher, school counselor, administrator, or simply have an interest in mindfulness in education—all are welcome.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Teacher/Retreat manager: Kaira Jewel Lingo

Registration Information

IMCW daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance.

Fees: Base $75, Mid $85, Sponsor $95

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: $35 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.

Accessibility: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form. Thank you.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).

Fees:

Base price:$75.00

More info and to register: here

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Dec
1
to Dec 3

The Secrets of InterPlay

DIVE INTO THE DEEP BODY WISDOM OF INTERPLAY

Secrets of InterPlay in DC Fall 2017

Fri 9 am to Sun 4 pm • Dec 1–3, 2017

Led by Kaira Jewel Lingo, Assisted by Laura McManamy

Learn how you can use the tools and ideas of InterPlay to unlock the wisdom of your body. Get your body, mind, heart, and spirit all on the same page. Learn about yourself through connection and community. Create more ease and fun in your life.

This multiple-day event will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay systemusing the power of story, movement and sound and including important tools like Easy Focus, Exformation, Incremetality and Affirmation. It is also an important element of the InterPlay Life Practice Program which will be offered in Washington, DC starting in January of 2018.

Schedule

Friday 9 am – 12 noon, 1:30–5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 noon, 1:30–5 pm
Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm

Continuing Education Credit

15 CE credits for RNs, MSWs, LPCs, MFTs are pending approval. *No partial credits will be given.

CE preregistration deadline is no later than November 16, 2017. Notify Body Wisdom staff at time of registration that you want CEs. A CE fee of $25 will be due at time of preregistration.

CEs are offered through Commonwealth Educational Seminars. Please see the Commonwealth website for specific information regarding disciplines covered.

Repeating Secrets

Those who have taken the Secrets of InterPlay and/or the Life Practice Program or previous forms of the program, may repeat the Secrets of InterPlay at a significant discount. Brush up on your InterPlay body wisdom and even have a completely new experience!

Cost: $350 tuition ($250 for repeaters) plus $40 rental costs

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom 510/465-2797 or locally Kaira Jewel Lingo 470/257-4589

About Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches meditation and mindfulness internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997. An ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, she is now based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats in the U.S. and internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators and youth in schools, as well as individual spiritual mentoring. In addition to her roots in the Zen tradition, she practices and teaches in the Insight tradition and is an affiliate teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She has loved training in dance and other expressive arts since childhood. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children and has articles and chapters published in numerous magazines and books, including Real World Mindfulness for Beginners. Visit kairajewel.com to learn more.

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Jan
27
9:30am 9:30am

InterPlay Life Practice Program

CHANGE YOUR LIFE -- CHANGE YOUR WORLD

InterPlay Life Practice Program, DC 2018

Fri evening through Sat afternoon • Jan – Sept 2018 (see dates below)

Assisted by Laura McManamy

Create more ease, community, grace, energy, and joy in all parts of your life. Uncover the deep resources of your “body wisdom.” Explore new life possibilities in a community that says “yes!” to you.

The Life Practice Program will lead you to deep placesin your life—the places that feed, nourish, and energize you. This practice creates powerful connections with others in a community that is open and accepting.

Schedule

The Washington DC InterPlay® Life Practice Program includes six weekend sessions generally on Friday evenings 7–9 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am – 5:30 pm once a month on these dates: Jan 27 (Saturday only), Feb 16–17, Mar 23–24, Apr 27–28, June 1–2 and Sept 21–22. It begins with a Secrets of InterPlay retreat Dec 1–3, 2017.

In each of the monthly sessions we learn about InterPlay Tools and deepen our practice of the InterPlay Forms. Additionally, each participant will have three opportunities to be mentored individually. The learning and playing are very experiential. In between the meetings, you will be reading and writing reflections to deepen and strengthen your experience.

Kaira Jewel Lingo will lead assisted by Laura McManamy.

Repeating the Program

Those who have taken the Life Practice Program or previous forms of the program previously may repeat the program at a significant discount. Brush up on your InterPlay body wisdom and even have a completely new experience!

Early Registration Discount

Register and make your deposit by October 20, 2017 and get a $100 discount for the program.

Continuing Education Credit

44 CE credits for RNs, MSWs, LPCs, MFTs are pending approval. *No partial credits will be given.

CE preregistration deadline is no later than January 12, 2018. Notify Body Wisdom staff at time of registration that you want CEs. A CE fee of $25 will be due at time of preregistration.

CEs are offered through Commonwealth Educational Seminars. Please see the Commonwealth website for specific information regarding disciplines covered.

Cost: $2150 (which includes tuition for Secrets of InterPlay) plus a $100 space rental fee. Repeaters: $700 plus $100 space rental fee.

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom 510/465-2797 or locally Kaira Jewel Lingo 470/257-4589

Click here for more info and to register.

Venue

Seekers Church

276 Carroll St. NW

Washington, DC 20012

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Jul
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dwelling In the Present We Can Heal the Past and Take Good Care of the Future

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Subbing for Jonathan Foust's Monday Sitting group: Drawing on stories of 15 years of living as a nun with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and transitioning to lay life in the last 2 years, Kaira Jewel will explore how living deeply in the present allows us to heal wounds from our past, not only in ourselves but also in our ancestors. And how the only way to prepare well for the future is to take good care of this moment, right here and now.

By donation. More info here.

Monday Night Evening Schedule

6:30 – 7:20  Optional Yoga Class (offered by donation)

7:30 – 8:00   Guided Meditation

8:00 – 8:45   Dharma Talk

8:45  Tea and cookies are served in the lobby most evenings

8:50 – 9:30  Optional Discussion Group

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Jun
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

We were made for these times: Touching our True Home in the Here and Now--Public Talk in Cheverly, Maryland

Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:30pm, Cheverly United Methodist Church yoga room
Suggested donation $10-15 (please bring cash to the talk)

On this evening, we will come home to ourselves to access our strength, wisdom, courage and joy, so needed for us to meet these difficult times with freedom and clarity. The evening will include a guided meditation, a talk and time for questions and reflections.
Space is limited, so please register in advance.

 

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Jun
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

World Wide Insight Talk: We were made for these times

We were made for these times: Touching our True Home in the Here and Now

I am very happy to announce that on Sunday 18th June I will be teaching at Worldwide Insight, a unique online platform for live, interactive dharma teachings. It is free to sign up and participate in the class. I will be teaching on the theme of… The class starts at 2pm EST, 7pm UK. I hope you can join me. You can find out more at www.worldwideinsight.org, and you can share details of the class through the Worldwide Insight Facebook page at http://bit.ly/2jXkhIt

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Apr
15
10:30am10:30am

Intuition: Honoring Our Inner Knowing--An InterPlay Daylong Workshop

A Day of Embodied Play

Sponsored by InPlay

Lunch: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Bring your lunch or dine out at a local restaurant.

There is deep wisdom in each of us. Come play with the tools of InterPlay to explore how we can nurture and access our intuition more in daily life. 

Have you ever just suddenly "known" something, right down to your bones? How is it that these experiences of "getting it" arise? How can we nurture this arising of insight and strengthen it? How do we know when it’s the real thing, rather than just our ideas that shift and change with external circumstances? 

With journaling, as well as movement, voice and stillness, we will explore how body wisdom and embodied play can be a powerful doorway to intuition.

Please bring a quote that inspires you (it can be about intuition, but doesn't have to be) to share in our 'Group Oracle.'

InPlay Members - $30 | Non-members $40

You can pay online here: InPlay members: paypal.me/KairaLingo/31.50

Non-members: paypal.me/KairaLingo/42.50

When you register, please share your email so we can give you the address of the location.

Followed by Gorgy 2: a six-course gourmet extravaganza. See separate announcement for details.

Registration deadline: full fee due by April 3, to secure your place.

Make checks payable to Liz Lescault.

Mail to 3030 Crest Ave. Cheverly Md. 20785 For further information call Liz at 301-852- 3463

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Apr
7
to Apr 9

Retreat: Solid as a Mountain: Staying Rooted in the Midst of Chaos

  • Wellspring Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We all need strong roots in order to thrive and withstand the storms of our life. What are our roots? Where do we take refuge when things become difficult? Together we will explore ways to strengthen our connections to the things that keep us healthy and grounded. We will also look into the profound gifts that times of chaos and turmoil can provide, if we know how to let go and enjoy the ride!

This retreat will be an opportunity to learn and enjoy the art of mindful and peaceful living. It will help us learn to recognize and embrace our pain, find peace within ourselves, and foster stronger connection in our communities. It will give us an opportunity to stop, rest, and touch the source of wisdom, compassion and healing in ourselves, so that we can renew our relationships and bring peace and understanding to our world. Through the practice of mindfulness we will learn how to nourish happiness, gratitude, good communication and serenity in our daily life.

Here to register and for more info. 

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Teaching from the Heart--A Day of Mindfulness for Educators
Apr
1
9:30am 9:30am

Teaching from the Heart--A Day of Mindfulness for Educators

Teaching from the Heart

A Daylong for Educators

In this daylong for educators we will learn and practice tools for taking good care of ourselves, so that we can be truly present for those we teach, and bring the best of ourselves into the classroom. We will slow down and come home to our body and breath by practicing mindful sitting, walking and eating silently together, as well as deep relaxation, a mindfulness talk, and group discussion. We will also use the tools of InterPlay—improvisational movement and storytelling—to access the wisdom of the body, and touch our inherent grace and ease.

The unwritten curriculum in the classroom is the teacher's presence.

~ Meena Srinivasan, author of Teach, Breathe, Learn

We can’t transmit mindfulness in our work as educators if we don’t embody it ourselves. Therefore the focus of our day will be on nourishing ourselves as educators, yet we will also explore secular mindfulness practices and exercises we can share with our students.

The focus of the day is on secular applications of mindfulness and is therefore appropriate for educators of all faith traditions or none.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Click here to register and for more info.

Teacher: Kaira Jewel Lingo has been offering retreats and day of mindfulness internationally for educators since 2008. She helped to initiate and develop Wake Up Schools, a program cultivating mindfulness in education. She also edited Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She teaches teens and young adults with iBme and with Minds, Incorporated and other organizations, she teaches mindfulness in DC public schools to students, teachers, staff and parents.

 

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Mar
3
to Mar 5

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World--People of Color Retreat

  • Trinitarians Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To register: https://socialhealthconcepts.wufoo.com/forms/z19hrcog0nm44rm/
More info: http://www.baltimoremindfulnesscommunity.space
Contact: Marisela Gomez at socialhealthconcepts@gmail.com
Cost: Sliding scale: $250-$300. This includes meals and accommodations.

Please give at the highest level you can afford so others can attend.
Some scholarships are available – contact Marisela at email above.

Note: These are residential retreats. Please plan to stay overnight instead of commuting.  Ride sharing is available; please indicate on the registration form your need for carpooling and/or your availability to drive others.

See flyer here

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Feb
28
to May 30

Deepening in the Dharma--A 3 month Course

This Spring, IMCW and the Lamont Dharma House will offer an opportunity to deepen in Buddhist practice in community, and interwoven with daily life. The course will include instruction on meditation techniques, including vipassana and metta meditation, as well as reflections on Buddhist ethics, such as generosity, patience, honesty and Right Effort. Teachings will be grounded in the exploration of how we can practically apply the techniques in our daily lives and will involve embodied, creative and interactive practices at times done alone, in pairs and in small groups.

The course will draw from various Buddhist traditions, including the Theravada traditions and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. This group is not an introduction to meditation and is appropriate for those who have some experience practicing meditation (at least one year).

People of color, LGBTIQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Dates: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00pm; February 28 to May 30, 2017

Class Format: Classes will begin with a 30 minute sit, and include a teaching/reading, interactive exercises and time for discussion. Every other session will be guided by Kaira Jewel, and the other Tuesdays will be peer-hosted and will build on themes previously introduced by Kaira Jewel. To nurture a strong practice and collective energy, students are encouraged to attend each session.

On the Tuesdays with Kaira Jewel, there will be time for two 15-minute private interviews from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Each participant will have the opportunity to schedule at least one private interview (this is optional).

Meditation: Participants–especially those who live nearby–will also be welcomed to volunteer to lead one meditation session per week at the Lamont Dharma House (mornings and evenings). This will help support and deepen our daily meditation practice in community.

Registration: In order to reserve your space in the class, please register on the IMCW website here.

Questions: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at community@lamontdharma.org.

 

 

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Feb
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Speaking Out against Injustice with Loving Speech and Deep Listening--Dharma Talk and Sit

How can we stand up for the values of social justice, inclusion, respect and dignity for all in a way that does not contribute to divisiveness? How can we reach out to those who are different from us to help bridge the divide?

Join Kaira Jewel Lingo on Thursday, February 23 at the Lamont Dharma House to hear a talk on speaking out against injustice with loving speech and deep listening, the fourth of the Five Mindfulness Trainings as offered by Thich Nhat Hanh. Taking inspiration from Loving Speech and Deep Listening, we will explore how our words and compassionate listening can both protest harm and promote reconciliation and peace.

The session is from 7-8:30 p.m. If you arrive late please wait to enter until the meditation has ended. Then you can enter through the second door at end of hallway.

Please RSVP to Kathleen Gless at community@lamontdharma.org by February 21 so we can anticipate the number in attendance.

Click here more information on the Lamont Dharma House and to subscribe to their listserv.

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Feb
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Coming Home: Showing Up for Ourselves and the World-- Dharma Talk and Sit

“Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things….” Thich Nhat Hanh

In this evening at the Washington Mindfulness Community, we will practice to come home to the island within us that very much needs our care. This is what helps up to show up fully for others, our communities and our society, especially in times of division and discord. We will learn to strengthen and apply mindfulness in all areas of our daily life, with ourselves, in our intimate relationships, workplaces, communities and in our actions in the world. We will learn more about how to nourish healing and wholesome mind-states, how we can cultivate joy, and care for our painful emotions, both at an individual and collective level.

We will take time to fully experience our bodies, hearts and minds, through mindful breathing and walking, as well as mindful movement and sharing with others. 

Schedule: Sitting and walking meditation from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Dharma Talk and Discussion from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Social Time from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

The talk is offered freely and donations (dana) are welcome. More info here.

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Practicing Compassion: A Day of Mindfulness for Women of the African Diaspora
Feb
18
9:00am 9:00am

Practicing Compassion: A Day of Mindfulness for Women of the African Diaspora

  • Renaissance Hall, Westminster Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Facilitated by Kaira Jewel Lingo, Gretchen Rohr, and Therese Taylor-Stinson

The Saturday after Valentines' Day, please join an Interfaith gathering of women of African Descent for a daylong retreat on radical healing and conscious loving. Together, we will explore the variety of ways multiracial and black women awaken in relationship with ourselves, with each other, and with intimate partners. Drawing from contemplative Christian and Buddhist traditions, secular mindfulness practices and indigenous dialogue, the retreat will provide a sacred space for self-care and building community, for nourishing joy and healing our pain. We will learn and practice tools to identify both systemic and personal barriers to compassionate living, so that we can sustain inner liberation and outer transformation for the long-haul. This is a day of growing togetherness and a celebration of all that we are.

**All are welcome who self-identify as a women (including transgendered and cisgendered women) and trace parts of your ancestry to the historic people of Africa.

The facilitators will offer reflections and the following activities: Silent and guided meditation; mindful eating and walking; a group spiritual direction to convenant with one another as sisters; the practice of beginning anew, a 4-step process to resolve conflict and rebuild our intimate relationships; and community conferencing circles, a restorative process to reconcile community trauma and injustice.

Cost is $65 and includes lunch. Here to register and for more info.

Reductions/scholarships are available for those in need. Please contact Therese via the MeetUp messaging for more information. Please visit justiceinbalance.com for information on full scholarships for survivors of violence who wish to volunteer at this or other events.

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Class: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Feb
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Class: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

February 13-May 22 (No class March 20)

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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Feb
13
to May 22

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

February 13-May 22 (No class March 20)

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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Feb
5
to Feb 11

Coming Home: Showing Up for Ourselves, Showing Up for the World--UK

“Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things….” Thich Nhat Hanh

Here to register.

In this retreat we will learn to come home to the island within us that very much needs our care. We will learn to strengthen and apply mindfulness in all areas of our daily life, with ourselves, in our intimate relationships, workplaces, communities and in our actions in the world.

We will take time to fully experience our bodies, hearts and minds, through mindful breathing, walking, and eating, as well as mindful movement and sharing with others. We will learn more about how to nourish healing and wholesome mind-states, how we can cultivate joy, and care for our painful emotions. We will slow down and enter into quiet communion with ourselves, the environment, and each other. With the help of nature-based practices and the improvisational forms of Interplay-- an active and creative approach to unlocking wisdom of the body, appropriate for all bodies and abilities--we will dwell deeply in the present moment and live our lives to the fullest.  

The retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditation practitioners.

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Feb
3
to Feb 5

The Path of Compassion & Wisdom: Celebrating Our Fullness In Uncertain Times: A Retreat for People of Color--UK

  • Mickelpage Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Path of Compassion & Wisdom: Celebrating Our Fullness In Uncertain Times

A Retreat for BAME/People of Color/People of the Global Majority

In this retreat, we will learn and practice tools for self-care and building community, for nourishing joy and healing our pain so that we can sustain inner and outer transformation for the long-haul. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, daily dharma talks, mindful meals shared in silence, group sharing, morning Qi Gong and InterPlay – a fun and creative improvisational, body wisdom practice.

Registration/booking is available via http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2715365   

See bookings for further details, to leave comments, and to tell us about any special requirements.

If you are interested in attending and unable to pay online please email coloursofcompassion[at]gmail.com to reserve a place. 

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Jan
5
to Jan 8

InterPlay Life Practice Program

InterPlay is a global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play. Unlock the wisdom of your body! 

The Life Practice Program is an immersion in the InterPlay system of practices and ideas. 

More info here.

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: “The Secrets of InterPlay” January 5–8, 2017

Jan 5th, Thursday 7–9 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

AND 4 Monthly Weekend Sessions : February 24–26, 2017, March 24–26, April 28–30, May 19–21.

Times: Friday 7–9 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am – 9 pm, Sundays 9:30 am – 3 pm

Kate Amoss leading, Kaira Jewel Lingo assisting

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Dec
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Coming Home to Ourselves: Mindfulness and Yoga for People of Color--Denver

Winter Wisdom:

Coming Home To Ourselves in the New Year

A Partial Day of Mindfulness for People of Color

with Kaira Jewel & Gurupriya Beth Sanchez

Urban Sanctuary, 2745 Welton St, Denver, CO

Friday, December 30, 2016, Noon – 5:00 PM

In this 1/2 Day of Mindfulness, we will gather in community in order to deeply nourish the very best in ourselves during the busiest time of the Winter Season.

The program will include: group music-making, deep slow yoga forms, a Dharma Talk, Sitting and Walking Meditation, Mindful Sharing, and other playful somatic expression. 

Come and nourish your joy and sacredness as a precious human being negotiating multiple worlds, languages, and systems.  All levels of practice and self-identifications as POC (including mixed race) are welcome.

Sliding scale $40-$60

Register at bethsanchezyoga.net

Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and compassion internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and was a nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s community. She is now a lay Dharma teacher based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats internationally and offering mindfulness in schools. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She contributed a chapter to the forthcoming book, Real World Mindfulness for Beginners, from Callisto Press. Visit kairajewel.com to learn more.

 Gurupriya Beth has been sharing yoga since 2001, and her style has been described as Mindful Hatha/Vinyasa with anatomical depth, nourishing adjustments, contemplative support and invitations to sing, sigh, and giggle.   Her classes are deeply inspired by her core teachers, Engaged Buddhism Founder, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Ayurvedic Doctor, Alakananda Ma. Tias Little and countless others inspire her understanding of yoga asana, dharma, and related practices.

Urban Sanctuary is an African-American, Women-Owned healing space in Denver’s 5 Points Neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

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