Like what you’ve heard and want to connect with a teacher in person? Be Here Now Network teachers share their wisdom in talks, workshops, and retreats at locations across the US.
Check the calendar below to attend events where there’s an opportunity to deepen your spiritual understanding and learn from some of the best teachers in the world.
Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. It is a 6-day festival featuring a variety of kirtan leaders, yoga teachers, and workshops. Krishna Das will sing on Saturday night and lead a workshop Sunday afternoon.
Kirtan – Saturday, Sept 10, 2016 @ 7-10pm
Workshop – Sunday, Sept 11, 2016 @ 2-4pm
We will sell 40 tickets directly from Krishna Das website beginning in mid-July. Please check back here to buy direct in July. Or go ahead and use the ticket link to get your early bird discount.
Love and Relationship. It’s a topic that Buddhist teachings often speak of, yet in the modern culture we are often left to our own devices to put our meditative tools to the test in friendship, romantic partnership, difficult family dynamics, and work life. Join friends and colleagues Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern for a lively evening of discussion, practice and teaching on this ever-relevant topic!
How do we navigate the complexities of our own needs and desires with the needs of others? Can we really love someone we don’t agree with? What skills do we have to face the inevitable disappointments in relationship? Both Sharon and Ethan offer unique insight from a lifetime of meditation experience – and both are currently writing their next books on the topic of love!
This open house is a great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It features meditation practice, a talk by one of our senior teachers, discussion, and a reception. Meditation instruction is also provided.
The dharma gathering is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life, and to meet and mingle with fellow practitioners. Bring your friends!
Sharon returns to Prema Yoga in Brooklyn, NY (in their new location) for an evening workshop on Equanimity. Equanimity can be described as a balance of the mind, a spacious stillness that allows us to accept things as they are, avoiding apathy and indifference on the one hand and driven reactivity on the other. The opening of mind that equanimity brings is the basis for the emergence of qualities such as kindheartedness and generosity. Teaching on equanimity is traditionally offered with practices that enrich compassion, lovingkindness and joy in the happiness of others. Together, these practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love. As Sharon introduces us to these teachings, she will support our own experience of practice through direct instruction and guided meditations. Throughout the workshop, there will be opportunities for questions and discussion. This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
Please note Prema Yoga’s new location at 498 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Karuna is hosting Krishna Das for a kirtan concert on Friday, Sept. 16 at First Churches in Northampton. Krishna Das is the most widely known kirtan wallah in the west today. Kirtan is a form of devotion which involves repeatedly chanting the names of God using simple mantras and melodies that were shaped in India thousands of years ago. All are welcome.
Discover inner capacities for wakefulness, joy, dignity and compassion — your Buddha-nature. Join us for this day of mindful meditations and teachings on love, consciousness, healing and the nature of mind. Our training will study the fundamental principles of Buddhist psychology combining practical examples, teaching stories, visionary wisdom and case studies. We will explore applications of these revolutionary perspectives in our healing work, our meditation and our life.
This event is a benefit for Spirit Rock.
Become the Kind of Leader the World Needs Now
Whether guiding a family, working in an organization, running a business, or holding public office, leadership involves deciding what matters most. Today, the old “command and control” leadership model is giving way to “connect and collaborate,” and women are playing a central role in this important shift. This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
This highly experiential workshop is for women who want to use their leadership to create a caring, just, and sustainable future for everybody. Through reflection, dialogue, writing, yoga, meditation, and exploring nature, we delve into our leadership stories, learn from each other, and create a shared understanding of what is needed to bring greater consciousness into the world.
Guided by expert teachers, we examine four women’s leadership essentials—values, voice, vision, and voyage—in an intimate setting. Together we:
- Articulate our core values and the values that underlie creating a culture of care
- Strengthen our capacity to communicate in an impactful manner
- Create a compelling and actionable vision for our leadership goals
- Sketch a year’s plan to put our values into action, elevate our leadership voice, and advance our vision for change
Whether you are a seasoned leader or beginning your leadership journey, this intensive can help you be the courageous, wise, and nurturing leader the world needs today.
Scholarships Available—Online Application
Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. One of America’s leading meditation teachers and authors, she has been a student of Buddhism since 1971 and had guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She is author of the New York Times best seller Real Happiness. sharonsalzberg.com
Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, yoga instructor, and public speaker. She began ballet and Afro-Caribbean dance at the age of seven and has since studied and trained with many world-renowned masters of dance, yoga, and spirituality.afroflowyoga.com
Carla Goldstein, JD, is Omega Institute’s chief external affairs officer and cofounder of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center. An attorney with 25 years of experience in public interest advocacy, she has contributed to more than 100 city, state, and federal laws, and has worked extensively on issues related to women’s rights, poverty, public health, and social justice. eOmega.org/owlc
Mallika Dutt is founder, president, and CEO of global human rights organization Breakthrough, whose mission is to build a world in which violence against women and girls is unacceptable. Mallika serves on numerous boards and committees, including Planned Parenthood Federation, Public Interest Projects, the World Economic Forum, and Peace is Loud. mallikadutt.com
“Befriending Yourself, Befriending the World: Loving Yourself, Loving the World” Love the world by first loving and accepting yourself — these are timeless teachings that are also psychologically astute. Yet genuine self-acceptance can be elusive; relationships are frequently marred by projections about self and other. Helping us to recognize our own and others’ Buddha-full true nature is the heart-essence teaching of Dzogchen, the Natural Great Perfection tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Introducing this naturally inherent wisdom and compassion with positivity and joy, is the life-work of Lama Surya Das. Lama Surya will guide us throughout the evening with liveliness and humor, combining guided meditation and Dharma teachings; there will be ample opportunity for questions. These events are appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners.
“Make Me One With Everything: Seeing Through The Illusion of Separation” In these disconnected, plugged-in yet tuned-out times, this unity-yoga of converge-itation, inter-meditative interbeing– which Lama Surya Das calls co-meditation, or inter-meditation—The We Meditation, or We-ditation (not Me-ditation) is a simple joyful path to see thru the illusion of separation and experience meaningful connectedness and the renowned one-taste of tantric Mahamudra and Dzogchen, the Natural Great Perfection. Lama Surya will lead us in practical inter-meditations and tantric exercises, opening portals to oneness in nature, with others, with our higher deepest power, and beyond notions such as distraction and concentration or the conceptual separation between the sacred and the mundane. This event is appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners.
Join with us for the official Recovery Day Ottawa celebration in the National Capital at Ottawa City Hall, on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
On September 24, citizens of Ottawa are gathering to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality – a world where all individuals will have access to the support they need when seeking help.
We believe by speaking out as people living in recovery, or as family, friends and supporters of those affected by addiction, we save lives. Through our personal stories and shared experience, we hope to inspire others to join us.
Together, we demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.
“Make Me One With Everything: Seeing Through The Illusion of Separation”
In these disconnected, plugged-in yet tuned-out times, this unity-yoga of converge-itation, inter-meditative interbeing– which Lama Surya Das calls co-meditation, or inter-meditation—The We Meditation, or We-ditation (not Me-ditation) is a simple joyful path to see thru the illusion of separation and experience meaningful connectedness and the renowned one-taste of tantric Mahamudra and Dzogchen, the Natural Great Perfection.
Lama Surya will lead us in practical inter-meditations and tantric exercises, opening portals to oneness in nature, with others, with our higher deepest power, and beyond notions such as distraction and concentration or the conceptual separation between the sacred and the mundane. This event is appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners.