FREE Outdoor Summer Solstice Celebration at Meadowlark Gardens
FREE Outdoor Event!
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court (just off of Beulah Road)
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join us and Athleta in celebrating on June 21 at 11:00 am for a practice to help you find your inner Zen. Get out those sunnies and join us!
The practice is open to all and is FREE! Join us at the Lilac Pavilion at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (the area is located to the left of the main entrance).
Stay afterwards for a picnic in the beautiful picnic area, and participants enjoy a FREE entry to the Botanical Gardens.
We extend our gratitude to Athleta for supporting this special event. Athleta will be offering FREE goodie bags for the first 100 people!
Practice is open to all levels and ages! Practice will start promptly at 11:00 am
SPECIAL REGISTRATION LINK FOR THIS EVENT:
Patrick Gaffney Returns
Our lives can be so full and move so fast that it\’s easy to feel disconnected–from ourselves, from others, and from the world around us. But if we are able to bring awareness and compassion to whatever we are facing, everything is transformed.
During this weekend, Patrick will share insights and practices of meditation and compassion from the Buddhist tradition. We will take a closer look at our minds and the tricks it can play. We will learn methods for cultivating our empathy and compassion. And we will discover how we can begin to transform our attitudes and relationships.
The weekend will be conducted in a spirit of open enquiry, presenting practical advice and tools that you can make part of your everyday life–at home…at work…anywhere.
Patrick Gaffney is a meditation teacher and writer who has studied and practiced Buddhism for over 40 years. He is the co-editor of Sogyal Rinpoche\’s groundbreaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and has edited two books by the Dalai Lama.
By Donation: $150.00 preregistered; $185.00 at the door
Please register at: http://usa.rigpa.org/events
Everyone is welcome at Rigpa events regardless of ability to pay. Please email RigpaDC@yahoo.com for financial support.
Sandra Anderson Returns for Weekend Intensive
We are honored to welcome back Sandra Anderson from the Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, Pennsylvania to our studio. Sandra will be leading us through Radiant Body, Empowered Mind during this weekend immersion. The yoga scriptures describe two nexuses of pivotal pranic energies that govern the mind and body. Looking at both the yoga scriptures and recent science, we’ll see how access to these subtle centers in the pelvis and the brain can reshape our lives. Then we can work with a variety of practices to build awareness of the pranic body through the gateway of the sensory body; and explore how to free ourselves from frozen patterns of the past. We’ll practice alignment and asana to create a foundation for stabilizing the mind and senses and bringing the pranic body into focus; and then develop pranayama and a meditation technique to concentrate and intensify prana. Mastering these simple yet potent techniques invariably unfolds the mystical fire of consciousness. Hone your practice to the essential elements that refine and deepen your connection to the radiant, self-reliant core of being. All sessions include discussion and technique-oriented practice. CEU\’s are available. Full weekend intensive $140.00 preregistered; $160.00 at the door; single workshops are also available.
Tao Porchon-Lynch Returns for Two Workshops
Two workshop opportunities with Tao Porchon-Lynch on Saturday, July 25. Please register under “workshops”
Reinventing Resilience In Your Life with Mark Thurston & Mary Elizabeth Lynch
Register Under Workshops at www.eastmeetswestcenter.com
What do you think of when you hear the word “resilience”? Some people would answer that it’s the ability to face down any and all challenges that life brings – having a strong fortress of self-protection. Others would suggest that resilience means coming back to a set-point of balance and happiness after a trauma or failure – rebounding like a rubber ball. But answers like these don’t tell the whole story because they miss the point by setting us against the world. Instead, by broadening our understanding of resilience, we can discover how challenges, set-backs, and trauma can potentially lead to deep life lessons. We can “bound forward resiliently,” rather than just “bounce back.”
Todd Norian Weekend Intensive
Save the dates: October 16 – October 18
More information about program will be posted soon!