december8 
10:00am

Outdoor Qi Gong-Tai chi with Kathleen Sakovitz

This class is cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled. Look for a new date coming soon.

 

Join us and try this movement practice from China. We will explore deep, meditative breathing, and work to increase qi (chi) energy thru internal energy flow, unblocking and balancing qi.  This practice connects mind, body and spirit.
 

Dress warmly. All are welcome!

This program is offered by donation. To donate online via PayPal, click here.

december 10th&17th 
6:00pm

as a falling leaf:
letting go and slowing down

Open Spirit's Multifaith Collaborative is proud to co-sponsor a new program, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and led by Rabbi Katy Allen. 

 

Join us for a 30-minute program via Zoom. There will be ancient and modern wisdom, guided meditation, and reflection. 

 

Registration is required. To register, click here.  

Donations to Open Spirit or Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope are appreciated to support this programming.

december 12 
1-2:30pm

In harmony with nature:
a contemplative walk

Open Spirit's Multifaith Collaborative presents the second event in a news series, Liberating Hope: Spiritual Perspectives on Climate Change.

 

Buddhist values emphasize harmony. Living in harmony with nature, with ourselves and others.  We have taken more from the Earth than it can replenish, more than we give back, more than we need. The incremental effects of our wants and desires are destroying our planet and causing so much strife.

 

Join Naturalist Neela de Zoysa on a walk at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge for a contemplative walk on practicing restraint, compassion and generosity through our thoughts, words and actions and how to make a difference. 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Suggested donation: $20 - More if you can, less if you can't.

Make a donation via PayPal. 

Mark your calendars for our future dates in the Liberating Hope: Spiritual Perspectives on Climate Change series:

- Sunday, January 9th 4:00pm - Join us for a performance by the
   Just Peace Players

- Sunday, February 13th

december21 
7:30pm

Honoring the Dark: Trusting the promise of light

In this holiday season, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated, especially if you are grieving. Whatever is going on in our lives, we can become caught up with busyness and forget to honor the natural rhythms of our bodies and our earth. Join us virtually or in person on the longest night of the year for an hour of gentle yoga, deep relaxation, and guided meditation.

 

We will draw inspiration from a variety of spiritual traditions as we honor the wide range of emotions that are stirred this time of year, and as we point to the promise of the return of light and hope.

 

Sit on a chair or use a yoga mat; bring a candle to light.

 

Led by Debbie Clark.

 

There is no charge for this event; donations to support Open Spirit are appreciated. To donate, click here

Register here

This event is being held in-person in Edwards Hall and online via Zoom.