Happy New Year and welcome to 2013! We’ve lived the questions, worries and wonders of the Mayan calendar 2012 and we are still HERE.
As we move into a new year let’s allow for the past to fall away. Let’s embrace EVERY day as a new opportunity, a new vehicle for our soul’s expression. What will you be expressing as January 2013 rolls in?
Exploring the universal truths in satsang or committing to 21 days to a peaceful mind may be just what the guru ordered! Exploring real happiness, a lil’ bit o’ sex magick or mastering soul contracts may be what you’ve been waiting for. So go ahead and make 2013 YOUR year to breathe, shine and explore!
'It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me. And I’m feeling good.'
~Nina Simone, “Feeling Good”
All month long
"Sacred Vision, Separate Views" Exhibit
For the first time, the Tibet House US will present paintings, drawings, videos, sculptures, installations and live performance art, as six New York City-based artists present modern takes on Buddhist traditions and teachings. Artists approach their spiritual journeys through multiple mediums that come together to represent confluence, compromise or conflict in the journey toward enlightenment. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture.
In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructors to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a videotaped talk by IYI's founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda, followed by an informal discussion. Although spiritual paths may diverge, the act of sharing spiritual teachings with others is inspiring and creates a solid foundation for continued practice. People of all faiths are welcome. May be attended on a drop-in basis with no preregistration.
21 Days to a More Peaceful Mind
Vajradhara Meditation Center: 235 St Marks Avenue Brooklyn
This four-class series offers beginners and experienced student alike an opportunity to explore the practical side of establishing a meditation practice and to learn to engage in our practice in such a way as to experience the benefits of meditation for ourselves. Topics will include: how to establish a daily practice, using meditation to address our most persistent bad habits, creating powerful inner conditions for meditation, learning to enjoy our practice.
A must for anyone who wishes to have a regular, productive meditation practice!
Sunday, January 6th, 7:00-8:00pm
Meditation & Real Happiness Workshop with Sharon Salzberg
Meditation practice is far simpler, more fun, less esoteric and much more relevant to the wide-ranging situations we encounter in everyday life than we might imagine. Rather than an ornate, arcane set of instructions, meditation consists of practical tools to help deepen concentration, mindfulness and compassion. We rely on this depth when things change though we would much prefer stability, when we feel out of control of events, and above all when we want a quality of happiness that is not so fragile, so dependent on shifting conditions.
Wednesday, January 6th, 4:00-6:30pm
Sex Magick Discussion for Women Only
Whole Foods 95 E Houston St. in New York
Sex - the creative force itself - creates very powerful magick. Group will discuss a series of articles on sex magick by Anja Heij. Articles are available via organization website, and participants are encouraged to read prior to attending.
Friday, January 11th 7:00pm
Master Your Soul Contracts Two-day Workshop
MetaCenter: 214 W. 29th St.
Ever wonder why certain people are in your life? Learn how to recognize your soul contracts with people (and pets) to discover what they are there to teach you. You might find out that a tumultuous relationship is actually helping your personal and spiritual growth.
Learn more and register
Friday, January 11th, 7:00-10:00pm
Rituals for the New Year: Beginning the Year with Clarity, Intention and Inspiration
Rituals can be wonderful tools to help us release old patterns and limiting thoughts and move into the future with clarity and lightness. January is an auspicious time to use the focused power of ritual to align our minds, hearts and actions, and release the blocks and barriers that prevent us from manifesting our goals. In this workshop, we will draw from a range of cross-cultural traditions and spiritual teachings to create our own rituals, tailored to modern urban reality and our own contemporary lives. Whether we want to re-ensoul our daily routines, move out of an unwanted situation, complete an unresolved issue, focus our goals more clearly or manifest love and abundance, this workshop can help move into a new year with energy, inspiration and focus.
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Saturday, January 12th, 12:00-3:00pm
Intuition Immersion: Connect + Evolve 2013
Intuition can assist you with relationships, career advancement, healing of the past, business development and spiritual growth. Intuition can help you break free from patterns and make the right moves by taking intuitive action based on your accurate reading of a situation or person.
Join Vanessa Codorniu, the Urban Priestess, in exploring your ability to decipher your intuitive hits, natural intuitive type and practice development meditations, visualizations and exercises.
During the Intuition Immersion you will learn: What intuition feels like for you, how to distinguish fear from intuitive guidance, what kind of intuitive you are, and what is YOUR inner guidance system asking you to reconsider or focus on for 2013?
Saturday, January 12th, 6:00-9:00pm
Witness and Outreach Film Series
Once a month, we will be showing films focused on aspects of social justice and human rights sponsored by Trinity Witness and Outreach. This Month: Hotel Rwanda (2004-PG13) is set during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and is based on true events. Come watch this riveting drama which will be introduced by Canon Benjamin Musoke-Lubega, Deputy for Anglican Partnerships at Trinity Wall Street, who worked in Rwanda at the time. Popcorn will be served
Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00-9:00pm
Master Teachers: Sacred Teachings and Energetic Activations Suzy Meszoly How are we able to generate love and empowerment for the awakening of consciousness. The Master Teachers will provide powerful high frequency activations for us to accelerate into the new age of unconditional love. Here we are in 2013! In this session the Master Teachers will be activating the participant’s energetic fields, working with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
This process is cumulative and we invite you to join us each time, to assist your system in raising its frequency to your highest potential. Australian powerhouse spiritual teacher, Suzy Meszoly, channels the words and profound high frequency of the Beings of Light – Master Teachers.
Friday, January 18th, 7:30pm
Heart to HEART: Dances of Universal Peace & Sufi Practice
MetaCenter: 214 W. 29th St.
As a circle, we co-create an atmosphere of HEART with Meditation, Simple Movement/Dance, Sacred Names, Music and Sacred Walk. These practices are based upon in-the-world, Universal spirituality brought from India to the West. This circle is guided by Sufi Murshida Khadija, a senior mentor teacher. Dance Leadership mentoring, Tar drum instruction, and individual appointments are also available, by permission. Those of all paths (and no particular path) are welcome; no previous experience is necessary.
For more information call (646) 924-9957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 28th
Masterful Mondays: Igniting the Divine Feminine with Ascended Master Oshun
304 Maujer Street, Suite #2R Williamsburg
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
This special monthly workshop is here to create a safe space for you to familiarize yourself with your deepest, most sacred self and begin to nurture her. Workshop facilitators will be channeling Ascended Master Oshun who is the fertile Goddess of sweet waters and who represents the Eternal Mother. As the Eternal Mother, it is her desire to see her children love themselves as unconditionally and as completely as she loves them. I believe that the combination of such powerful women will create a healing vortex that you won't want to miss.
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Jan 31st, Feb 1st & 2nd
3rd Annual Spiritual Film Festival
The theme of this year's festival is spiritual biographies