Maple Sap Collection
One wild and precious life;
a celebration of the poetry of MAry oliver
Join us for an exciting new workshop in celebration of the world's most beloved poet!
More than any other poet, Mary Oliver’s work is woven into the fabric of our lives. Her poems walk alongside us as companions during important milestones and offer gentle guidance, inspiration, and moments of salvation. As Oliver explores the natural world, her work opens doorways to wonder and amazement and shows us, as she says in her poem Drifting, that “holiness is visible, entirely.” We lost a soul friend when Mary Oliver died on January 17th 2019, but the rich legacy of her poetry remains.
During our time together, we’ll view a presentation and hear the poet read her work. We encourage you to bring one of your favorite Mary Oliver poems to share or tell a story about the poet's or poem’s influence on you.
There will be time to write using some of the poet's techniques. All are welcome and no writing experience is required. Please have writing materials available to you.
Led by poet and educator, Lisa Breger.
This is a hybrid event. You may join in-person in Edwards Hall or via Zoom. Light refreshments will follow the workshop in Edwards Hall..
Advanced registration is requested. To register, click here.
Offered by donation. Suggested donation $25 - more if you can, less if you can't. If you wish to donate via PayPal, click here.
To join via Zoom, click here. Meeting id: 811 4751 6687. Passcode is open.
Plant Forward for a healthier, more compassionate spring!
Would you like to eat more plants? For your health? For the planet? For your fellow earthlings? Join our 30-day spring challenge.
From March 10 – April 7, we will up the number of plants in our diet, while minimizing animal foods. The challenge will be facilitated by Laura Beck, Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator.
Kickoff – Sunday, March 10 3:00-5:00 (in person at Open Spirit) – There will be a screening of the documentary, “A Prayer for Compassion” followed by an introduction to the challenge.
Support meetings - Tuesday evenings (March 12, 19, 26, April 2 from 7:00-7:40p.m. on Zoom). Come one week or every week to have your questions answered, suggestions, and sharing of challenges & successes.
Closing potluck on Sunday, April 7 from 3:00-4:30 in person at Open Spirit to share food & our experience with the challenge.
There is no cost to participate but donations to support our programming are always appreciated.
Registration appreciated but not required. To register for the kickoff, meetings or potluck, click here.
A powerful Tool for Transformation
Join Bhante Pannasiri and Jenn Linde from New England Buddhist Vihara as they lead us in meditation and offer teachings and a conversation about transformation. Stay for tea and fellowship afterwards.
Held in Edwards Hall. No registration required.
Donations to support Open Spirit are always appreciated but not required to attend.
in-person qi gong/Tai chi
with Kathleen sakovitz
We are now offering in-person Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes. Join Kathleen Sakovitz on Wednesday mornings for Qi Gong/Tai Chi at Open Spirit.
All are welcome. Suitable for beginners.
Classes are 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/Tai Chi via Zoom at 8:45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She is looking to teach Tuesday class as a hybrid class. If you are interested in attending in-person, please email Kathleen.
To join one of those sessions via Zoom, click here.
by Artist Megan Kwan
We're thrilled to present "Expectations," a new art show featuring the creations of local artist, Megan Kwan.
Megan, played a pivotal role in designing the stunning heart sculpture on the Open Spirit campus, is now a fine arts student at Boston University.
Expectations will be on display in Edwards Hall through February.
Beginning March 20th
9:30-10:45 or 11-12:15pm
Gentle Yoga with
March 20, 27th
April 3, 10, 17th, 24th
Wednesdays 9:30 -10:45 or 11:00am-12:15pm
Classes will be held in Edwards Hall
6 weeks $120
Joining after March 20th, classes will be prorated.
Drop-in $30 no commitment (do check ahead to be sure there is space by emailing or texting Sandra.
Cash or Check (made out to Sandra Dennis, bring to first class)
Venmo @ Sandra-Dennis-4
508-277-8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org