LIVE-STREAMING ALL OUR CLASSES

There will be no in-person classes on the Open Spirit campus until it is safe to return, however, we still want to connect with our community. We will be live-streaming all our regularly scheduled classes and have added some new ones. 

Please visit our Live-Stream Page to view all our classes and link to their live-stream via Zoom.

Jul 09, 2020

In partnership with Transition Framingham

Honoring the Elders Interviews Project

Open Spirit is very excited to be joining Transition Framingham in the Honoring the Elders Environmental Interviews Project.

The goal of the project is to have people interview Framingham resident elders (65 years old and better) to capture stories from an earlier time when people used less energy and had different life skills. By learning from the past, we can learn “lost skills from the past” in order to guide us forward.

This project provides a great opportunity to connect with someone and deepen your relationship to them and to the Framingham community.

For more information about being an interviewer or if you are 65+ and would like to be interviewed, please email project4framingham@gmail.com.

Jul 18, 2020

3:00pm movie / 5:15 discussion

Racial Justice: Virtual Movie Night

​The Multi-Faith Collaborative is sponsoring a series of virtual movie nights and discussions around films that address racial justice. 

The second movie in this series  will be Just Mercy and will held on July 18.

The movie will begin at 3:00pm followed by a discussion at 5:15pm

Registration is required. We will send you information about viewing the movie and participating in the discussion. 

Other movies in this series include:

August 2 - The Talk (PBS)

August 15 - The Hate You Give

Jul 25, 2020

10:00am

Yoga Among the Trees

Bring your mask, your mat, and a water bottle and join us under the trees in the playground for an hour of gentle, socially-distanced yoga. We will set up six feet from one another, in the shade, and breathe the outdoor air.

 

Enjoy the “tree poetry” to accompany our movement.

 

Note: if local public health authorities report an increase in local COVID-19 cases, we will postpone this even until it is safe for us to gather.

Located in the playground on the Open Spirit campus.

Registration is required to ensure proper social distancing.

Jul 29, 2020

9:00am-12:15pm

Active Bystanders' Training

If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make.  Do you do something? What do you do? 

 

Active Bystanders’ Training helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. The training heightens bystanders’ power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others.

 

Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain competencies they need if they decide to act when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling. 

 

This training is a pilot project, co-sponsored by Open Spirit and Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. It is offered without charge; we ask participants to help us evaluate it for future groups. It is led by Rev. Liz Magill, working with Quabbin Mediation’s program.

The number of participants is limited and registration is required. 

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