Class: Spring Equinox Ritual
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 9 Great Jones Street #2
Speaker: Barbara Biziou
Spring is the time for us to usher in new growth and possibilities, to renew our hopes, aspirations and dreams. Since this is a time when light and darkness are in balance, this is an opportunity to bring balance into our lives. Leave the heaviness of winter behind and join us as we focus on new beginnings and the revitalization of the old.
Date: Every Friday 7:00 – 7:45 PM
Location: 150 West 17th St.
Organization: Rubin Museum
Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. These tours are free with museum admission and do not require reservations.
Date: Saturday, March 21, 9:30am–6pm
Location: 61 4th Ave, 3rd fl. (btw 9th & 10th)
Organization: Open Center
Cost: Members: $155 / Nonmembers: $165
Organization: Open Center
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Class: WelcOMe Spring Satsang
Date: Saturday, March 21 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Location: 227 West 13th Street
Organization: Integral Yoga Center
Speaker: Sumati Karen Bates
Springtime’s yearly reappearance is symbolic of new beginnings in nature. After a cold, dark winter, trees grow bright green new leaves as winter’s drab, cold days surrender without human intervention to longer, sunny ones. We are all a part of nature. In this Satsang, we will discuss whether there is a similar automatic process of “new beginnings” that goes on inside each of us, a process beyond our conscious control or will, and how and when it occurs. May be attended on a drop-in basis with no preregistration.
Class: Day of Silence
Date: Saturday, March 21 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Location: 28 West 27th Street 10th Floor
Organization: New York Insight Meditation Center
Speaker: Rosemary Blake, Sandra Weinberg
In modern society we are surrounded by noise – traffic noise, endless emails and phone calls, the chatter of people, and so forth. A silent retreat day is essentially a period of extended inward reflection, allowing you to achieve a greater clarity of mind. The retreat day will be one of noble silence for those who want to deepen their practice. It will include sitting, walking, and select inspirational readings for contemplation.
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 At 04:00 PM
Location: 22 West 15th Street
Organization: Tibet House
Cost: Free admission – RSVP
Key Speaker: Elizabeth Pyjov
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.