in-person qi gong
with Kathleen sakovitz
We are now offering in-person Qi Gong classes. Join Kathleen Sakovitz on Wednesday mornings for Qi Gong at Open Spirit.
All are welcome. Suitable for beginners.
Class will be held in the parking lot of Edwards Hall. In case of inclement weather, class will be held in Sue Dickerman Hall located next to Edwards Church.
Suggested donation: $10-$15.
To donate with a credit card via PayPal click here.
If you can't make it to our in-person class, Kathleen offers Qi Gong via Zoom at 8:45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
To join one of those sessions via Zoom, click here.
9:30-10:45am & 11:00-12:15pm
Gentle Yoga with Sandra Dennis
New Mini Sessions!
9:30-10:45 am or 11:00-12:15 pm
June 7,14, 21, 28 - 4 weeks $80
July 12,19, 26th - 3 weeks $60
August 2,9,16 - 3 weeks $60
Offered in-person only. Classes are held in Edwards Hall.
Pre registration is required. Space is limited.
Drop-ins are welcomed space permitting. $25 per class. Please call or email to confirm space availability.
Please email Sandra or call her at 508-277-8989 to sign-up.
Seed Leaf Root Fruit
Workshop: Creating an Herb Garden for Its Leaves
Join us for our second workshop in our new family food garden workshop series: Seed, Leaf, Root Fruit. This informative and interactive series is designed to educate and engage families in the wonders of growing their own food.
Tasty Harvests Food Garden Coach Safiyat Hamiss will lead a fun workshop on creating an herb planter for its leaves.
All ages are welcome to join and learn about the wonders of growing our own food.
Join us from 3:30-4:30pm on June 5th.
Register by May 31st and receive a kit with herb plant, soil and guide so that you can start your own herb garden! (One per family)
To register, click here.
This workshop free to attend thanks to the generosity of our is grantors and donors.
June 11th 5:00pm-6:30pm
Sukka, Refuah, Salaam: Renewal through repair and restoration
The Multi-Faith Collaborative of Open Spirit invites you to reconnect through a series of shared meals and conversations and acknowledge the isolation, dis-ease, and trauma of the last few years.
In our diverse spiritual traditions this renewal Buddhists cultivate and wish each other sukha, meaning well-being: Jews pray for refuah, healing of the body, mind and spirit: Muslims greet one another seeking salaam, peace that includes a sense of well-being for the entire community. Other traditions use different words to point to our yearning for well-being.
Please join us for our June event where we will focus on the topic of repair and reparations. During the pandemic there were new discussions about racial inequality and unresolved harms in our society. As we emerge from the pandemic the Open Spirit community will take this time to commit to continuing those conversations required for repair and healing.
As a symbol of our commitment to do the work that will change our world for future generations, we will be planting two fruit trees on our campus. This ritual will involve soil repair to ensure we are doing the needed work to help our trees to grow and then the planting of these trees as a group. We will then celebrate with a potluck dinner.
Registration appreciated. Click here to register
Please click here to make a donation to support the work of Open Spirit's Multi-faith Collaborative.
June 24th 10:30am-12:00pm
Community Meditation with Joti Royster
We are happy to welcome back community meditations with Joti Royster.
Join Joti Royster for a monthly community meditation, followed by reflections and sharing (for those who’d like to stay). It is an opportunity to sit in person, with practitioners and friends.
There will be guided meditation interspersed with silence for the first forty minutes followed by reflections, questions and insights, sharing, readings, friendship.
This event will be held in Sue Dickerman Hall.
Joti Royster, formerly from Sacred Spaces in Southborough, is currently at Temple Forest Monastery in Temple, New Hampshire. She can be reached at email@example.com.
This event is a sharing of truth, freely offered. Donations to support for Open Spirit programming are welcomed.
To donate online via PayPal, visit https://www.openspiritcenter.org/class-payment-donations
June 24th 1:00pm-4:00pm
Art in the Garden
An open Spirit Celebration
Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony invites the entire community to “Art in the Garden: An Open Spirit Celebration.” This outdoor event celebrates beauty and creativity in many forms: gardens, art, music, food, and community.
The event will be held on our campus. Participants will enjoy refreshments amidst the multiple gardens on the campus: a Food Forest Garden developed by Green Abundance by Design, a Veterans Healing Garden created in conjunction with Lowes, a Pollinator Garden, Herb Gardens and Framingham Community Farm, which grows produce for A Place to Turn Food Pantry.
An art show in Edwards Hall will feature photography, paintings, fiber art and pottery by local artists, including an installation of “The Heartbeat of Community” created at the celebration of Open Spirit’s Tenth Anniversary. There will be an opportunity to view our permanent pieces of public art on the campus: a welcome mosaic, a tree of life, and “Bond,” part of Framingham’s “Many Cultures, One Heart” community art project.
There will be an opportunity to participate in a creative service project, an expression of Open Spirit’s commitment to building friendships and connections.
At the center of the event will be music and poetry, culminating with unique opportunity to experience a creative interaction between painting and music. Local artist Patrick St. Pierre will paint as local musician Willie Sordillo plays saxophone, each responding to the other’s inspiration. Following their offering, everyone present will have an opportunity to create a work of art in dialog with the live music.
The event is for all people of all ages. There is no charge; participants who wish to share their creativity through food are invited to bring a finger-food appetizer or dessert to share.
Registration is appreciated to help us plan. Click here to register.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are an artist and are interested in sharing a piece of your art at our event.
Multifaith and Multicultural Book Club
Join us in-person for our next book discussion. We will be discussing Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby.
Not able to make it in person? That is ok. We also have an Instagram page where you can add to the discussion. On Instagram, visit openspiritcenter_book_club
All are welcome!
Contact Rabbi Allison Poirer for more information.
June's End Illumination
Open Spirit is proud to sponsor what will be an amazing new workshop.
Join Katelyn Willis for June's End Illumination at Open Spirit in Edwards Hall.
Immerse yourself in a harmonious fusion of hands-on energy work, a soothing sound bath with crystal singing bowls, a centering meditation session, and a grounding breathwork practice, all while being supported by comforting props in a serene and thoughtfully curated space. Awaken your inner light, discover deeper stillness within and explore the power of your own energy. Leave feeling balanced and reconnected to your inner radiance.
No experience necessary
Cost is $45. Preregistration is required. To register, click here.