A Reflection on Courage and Compassion–in the Wake of the Portland Stabbing, by Debbie Clark

A Reflection on Courage and Compassion in the wake of the Portland Stabbings By Debbie Clark, Multi-Faith Coordinator The three men didn’t know each other, and on the surface, wouldn’t seem to have much in common. Tahesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was 23 years old, with long blond hair and a beard.  He was a recent graduate … Continue reading A Reflection on Courage and Compassion–in the Wake of the Portland Stabbing, by Debbie Clark

Hoops, Homework, and Heartfelt Community

“Hoops, Homework, and Heartfelt Community” by Alicen Roberts What do mindfulness training, basketball, yoga, and flamenco dance have in common? In this case: a concern for the education and well-being of the kids in our community. On Sunday, May 7th, caring artists, activists, and athletes will gather in support of an exciting new collaboration to … Continue reading Hoops, Homework, and Heartfelt Community

Yoga and Flamenco and Love at Hoops and Homework!–A Reflection by Rosanne Kates

  The brick buildings feel oh so familiar – their configuration – their placement side by side of one another.  The child in me resonates as Debbie Clark and I make our first visit to the Pusan Road site of Hoops & Homework.  It is early spring, 2016; and, Debbie and I are there to … Continue reading Yoga and Flamenco and Love at Hoops and Homework!–A Reflection by Rosanne Kates

“If you cook it they will come….”–a blogpost by Laura Beck

If You Can Prepare It, They Will Come… At the end of January, I attended the MacDaddy competition put on by VegWorcester. This is an annual fundraiser for the Worcester VegFest, and I have attended every year (except for last year, because they didn’t have one). I am always amazed at the creativity some people … Continue reading “If you cook it they will come….”–a blogpost by Laura Beck

Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project: 2016-17 Update

  In this, the fifth year of the Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project, it is most exciting to be working in direct partnership with the health and wellness efforts that have been defined by the Framingham Public Schools to include mindfulness as a valuable and valued component of the curriculum for high school students in a … Continue reading Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project: 2016-17 Update

“Lovingkindness: A Healing Heart Practice for our time”

Tuesday night’s “Healing Night” at Open Spirit!  As we move into a new year aware our personal and communal brokenness, Open Spirit is offering opportunities for healing on Tuesday nights at 7 pm, in the Sue Dickerman building.             On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, you can come experience Longevitology.  New this … Continue reading “Lovingkindness: A Healing Heart Practice for our time”

Community Compost is Open!

Community Compost Is Open!   You may have seen colorful buckets in the kitchens. You may have seen signs about composting in the kitchens. And you may have also seen a green Community Compost sign on the fence by the entrance to the playground.   The Open Spirit and One Earth Collaborative Community Compost is … Continue reading Community Compost is Open!

“Let us harness our grief to do good in the world”–a reflection by Rabbi Katy Allen

What is at stake is a social movement, a call for social change in social theory and practice. Technology is transforming our society continuously, industry is recklessly dynamic, yet our thinking is static. Prosperity and comfort have made us listless, smug, indifferent. We enjoy our privileges, we detest any dislocation in our intellectual habits. But … Continue reading “Let us harness our grief to do good in the world”–a reflection by Rabbi Katy Allen

An Iftar Gathering–Breaking the Fast of Ramadan

An Interfaith Iftar Gathering: Breaking the Fast of Ramadan Open Spirit—“a place of hope, health, and harmony”—is hosting a unique interfaith event for residents of Framingham and surrounding communities. Breaking the Fast of Ramadan: When Spirits Bond is an opportunity for people of all faiths to share food and learn about Iftar, breaking the fast … Continue reading An Iftar Gathering–Breaking the Fast of Ramadan