Workshops, Retreats and Other Teaching Events
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Brooklyn Zen Center:
Body Wisdom for Healing Separation*: Moving with Metta and Ubuntu
This evening will begin with a 30-minute guided meditation at 6:50 p.m. followed by guided improvisational movement to music.
The focus of our movement – which will alternate between moving all together, in pairs, and solo – will be on healing the separation within ourselves, and between us and others. We will explore the practices of metta, friendliness or loving kindness, and ubuntu, the affirmation of our shared humanity and unity, through movement and awareness of the breath. The class will awaken joy and sense of connection – to ourselves, each other and to life.
The class will be accessible to all bodies and levels of ability. Everyone is welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing so you may move freely and if your body is ready to, be prepared to sweat! Please also bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
*To stay in our bodies and with our own present-moment experience, we ask everyone to maintain noble silence throughout the entire class. We will end with a brief meditation and group reflection.
Kaira Jewel Lingo has been sharing this movement practice in her mindfulness and meditation retreats for several years. She experiences it as a powerful tool that helps us to live more deeply embodied and in touch with our body wisdom.
The custom of dana (generosity) is fundamental to Buddhist practice. All dana received supports our Teachers and center, and is essential for the continuation of our community and practice. Through monetary dana, we suggest a $10 donation – which is neither a ceiling or floor amount. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
More info here.
“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
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?
Join Kaira Jewel Lingo on Thursday, November 16 at the Lamont Dharma House to 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!
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.
The session will include silent meditation, a dharma talk, and a brief Q and A.
All Lamont Dharma House events are free and open to the public, but we encourage people to give dana (donation) to support the teachers and the space. The suggested donation for this event is $10-15.
I will be offering a morning workshop. More info coming.
At the Fox Haven Farm and Retreat Center (Jefferson, Md).
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
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.
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