The Joy of Self-discovery
Saturday, November 3, at 12 - 2pm
Let’s dive deep and explore the edges of our being through movement and sound. This two-hour workshop is designed to make us more available to follow our impulses and to listen to and respond to our internal and external world. After all, what else is there to work on, but on ourselves?
Cost: Donation-based (suggested donation $10)
About the Teacher:Mehrnaz Mohammadi is an actress who was born and raised in Iran and moved to Montreal at the age of 19. She obtained a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University in Montreal where she trained in Biomechanics, Corporeal Mime, Lecoq and Viewpoints. She also studied Peking opera at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA) in Beijing.In 2014, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an MFA in Acting from the USC School of Dramatic Arts, where she also received an International Artist Fellowship. She graduated with her MFA in May 2017.She has been in a number of theatre productions such as Scorched, La Ronde, Learned Ladies, Angels in America and Antigone X, an adaptation of Antigone in which she originated the title character. She has also appeared on stage at the Getty Villa in a production of Suppliant Women. She strongly believes that theatre is a powerful source of healing for both the performers and theaudience.WHENNovember 03, 2018 at 12pm
Traditional Chinese Medicine Workshop
8,000 years of wisdom
Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 - 11:30 am
With written records dating to 3,000 B.C.E. and an oral tradition dating back to 6,000 B.C.E., Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered one of the oldest and most respected systems of holistic medicine in the world. The foundation of Chinese Medicine is the energy force known as Qi.
Qi (chee) is the basic life-force that pulses through everything in the universe. Commonly referred to as the breath of life, it is the energy that creates and animates material and spiritual being. This workshop will emphasize acupressure points and Qigong. Qigong, which combines meditative and physically active elements, is the basic exercise system within Chinese Medicine.
Qigong exercise and acupressure are beneficial for:
- Immune system enhancement
- Lower and mid back pain
- High blood pressure
- Sadness and grief
- General pain and inflammation
- Tension release
- Sinus problems and headaches
- Overall relaxation
- Constipation and diarrhea
When Qi is balanced and harmonious you will be able to maintain health by creating a state of mental and physical calmness.
*Please do not eat 2 hours before attending this workshop, as your energy will be focused on your digestion.
Cost: Donation-based (suggested donation $10)
You are invited to stay for 30 minutes after class for an informal gathering with refreshments.
About the Teacher:With over 40 years of experience in holistic healing as well as martial arts, Ara brings a dynamic and compassionate style to his teaching. Firmly rooted in the belief of "No Student Left Behind", Ara's fundamental emphasis will always be one of quality.WHENNovember 11, 2018 at 10:30pm
Movie Night: Little Buddha
Sunday, November 18, at 6:30 - 9pmWatch a great movie with friends and snacks.Summary: "Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class Indian girl. Together, they journey to Bhutan where the three children must undergo a test to prove which is the true reincarnation. Interspersed with this, is the story of Siddharta, later known as the Buddha. It traces his spiritual journey from ignorance to true enlightenment."
Cost: Donation-basedWHENNovember 18, 2018 at 6:30pmWHEREMiddle Way
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Liberation Breathing LA
"Liberation Breathing is a Conscious Connected Breathing Process that Restores Your Mind and Body to Health and Wellness."
- Sondra Ray and Markus RayLiberation Breathing is a modern way of taking in more Life Force. It is easy and simple. It is the quickest way I know to clear you of your negative thoughts and memories that are consciously and unconsciously limiting your life. A well-trained practitioner of Liberation Breathing can save you years of struggle… and bring you to decisions that will alter your life always for the better… liberating you from the past. Through Liberation Breathing you can reclaim your power to be the ruler of your destiny. No longer will any circumstances be “beyond your control”, as you invite the Divine into your life to forgive and erase the past, and inspire you to be your Self.Liberation Breathing recognizes the power of your breath to transform you and brings a new awareness of your true Identity. Yoga masters knew from ancient times the breath as the most essential part of human life, connecting us to the Life Energy behind all matter. They called this energy Prana. Liberation Breathing is a modern day version of Pranic breathing that gets you in touch with who you are, free of problems and the cause and effects of Karma.
Breathing session is performed laying down. You will need a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket. Some yoga mats and blankets are available. Please bring a pillow and whatever else you need to be comfortable.
Suggested donation: $33For More Information ContactJane Mnoian310.737.0144WHENNovember 17, 2018 at 10am
Mindfulness in Context
Sunday, December 9, at 3 - 5pmMindfulness is becoming more and more popular as a useful antidote to busyness, information overload, and rampant attention deficit disorder. The word translated as “mindfulness” is “smriti” in Sanskrit and “sati” in Pali, both literally meaning “remembering.” In this interactive teaching, we will explore the meaning and purpose of mindfulness, as well as the technique itself, according to the ancient texts of the Indian tradition. What are we are supposed to be remembering when engaging in this meditative practice?
About the Teacher:Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and taught for over two decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University and later at the University of California, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004. He is the author of A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life and Be Nobody, both published by Beyond Words."WHENDecember 09, 2018 at 3pm
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