The Great Unknown

Erin:  From the nightmare of colonialism to condescending “development” projects to every bad relationship you’ve ever had, so much damage in this world has been wrought by the mentality of “I know better, I can fix you.”. Cultivating the “don’t know mind” helps us listen more carefully and open to possibilities hanging out beyond the rigid … Continued

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Surfing the Waves of Spontaneity

James, Erin & Jeff: For our final CEC sit of 2017, Erin and James and Jeff will band together to co-create a meditative exploration into spontaneous flow. Then we’ll all let loose in a chaotic cacophony of raucous rejoicing…rejoicing that may involve a large number of pillows.

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Concentrating Energy, Channeling Force

TEACHER: Erin Oke and Priya Thomas THEME: Concentrating Energy, Channeling Force MEDITATION: Body is Power INTERACTIVE: May the force be with you Erin and Priya:  Inspired by dance, yoga and martial arts vocabularies of the south Asian sub-continent, we’ll explore stability, concentration, resistance and release in meditation and movement practices. How can we use the … Continued

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Spontaneity and Improvisation

TEACHER: Erin Oke THEME: Spontaneity and Improvisation MEDITATION:  Getting Bouncy INTERACTIVE:  Making it up as we go along Erin: A key element to live performance (and life!) is the ability to respond in the moment, work with what we’re given and go with the flow. Tonight we’ll explore practices that nurture spontaneity and cultivate our “Zen Bounce”, then … Continued

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the comfort of a poem

TEACHER: Erin Oke THEME: the comfort of a poem MEDITATION:  Contemplative Poetry INTERACTIVE: words, words, words   Erin: the words of poets guide this night’s sit, igniting our practicing souls  

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