Film: Words with Gods

Date: Friday, April 10 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Location: 150 West 17th St.

Organization: The Rubin Museum

Cost: $20

“Words with Gods” are short cinematic meditations on faith and consciousness masterminded by writer-director Guillermo Arriaga. The full omnibus will have its theatrical release later in the year. Here is a chance to see five of the short films in advance. The screening for each individual short is followed by a rich dialogue between a faith practitioner and a mind scientist.


Fair: Food Book Fair

Date: April 10 -12

Location: 80 Wythe Avenue at North 11th Street Brooklyn

Cost: $129-$349

New ideas in food and writing that spanned the wide worlds of art, science, education, activism, technology, politics and entrepreneurship. A packed schedule of contemporary conversation, community, and great food and drink with APRIL BLOOMFIELD, MIMI SHERATON, BROOKS HEADLEY, GLENN ROBERTS, MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN, FRANKLIN BECKER, KRISHNENDU RAY, RACHEL LAUDAN, JOANNE CHANG, ANDREW TARLOW, CHRISTINE MUHLKE AND MORE


Class: Workshop in Yoga Psychology

Date: Saturday, April 11th from 10:00am – 4:30pm

Location: Tibet House US, 22 West 15th Street

Cost: $80

Beyond today’s booming trend of asana-based yoga is a body of sacred literature and lore unsurpassed in its beauty, elegance and practical utility. In this workshop, Nalanda Institute’s Senior Yoga Psychologist Mary Reilly Nichols, offers a practice-based experience of the yogic canon, with all its spiritual wisdom and arts.


Class: Meditation Course 3-Week Immersion

Date: Sunday, April 12–26 • 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Location: 227 West 13th Street

Organization: Integral Yoga Institute

Cost: $60

Key Speaker: Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz

What is self-compassion, and how is it different from self-pity, self-esteem or being self-centered? (Clue– very different). How can we use self-compassion to feel more connected to others? What does the new scientific research have to say about self-compassion as opposed to self-criticism? This lecture will discuss self-compassion as it is taught in the Stanford Medical School Compassion Curriculum and present ways to develop the skill of self-compassion.


Quite Place to Unplug: Cherry Blossoms at BBG

Date: Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Avenue Brooklyn

Cost: $12

Escape into an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.




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