October 2019 events

The Path to Kindness with Shundo David Haye

Hosted by Hebden Bridge Zen Group October 4th 19:00 – 6th October at 15:00

We are delighted that Shundo David Haye is joining us again – this year with the theme of:

The Path of Kindness:

Although meditation can sometimes appear to be a self-centered activity, at the heart of our practice is the bodhisattva ideal to help all beings to realise their true nature. As we go deeper, there is an ineluctable shift towards connection wishing the best for everybody. What are some of the tools we can use to cultivate this, and how do these manifest in our daily lives? We will consider the Noble Eightfold Path, the Brahmaviharas and the Paramitas, as well as Dogen’s ‘Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance’ (or ‘Four Embracing Actions’)

You can come to any combination of the events below:

Friday 4th October Arrive 19:00 – 21:30 – Doanryo practice

Saturday 5th October Arrive 09:00 – 16:30 – Day Retreat

Sunday 6th October Arrive 13:00 approx. 2 hrs – Afternoon Roaming Zen – Outdoor walk mainly in silence – for around 4 hrs. More details to follow.

The Studio, Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge

Evening and afternoon £10
Full Day £20 and food to share

Please get in touch for more details
07970 425932

More details about Shundo at https://shundo.org/

This is going to be good!
Learn the fun and creative dance forms of India with Anitha Edward.
Part of this workshop will be trying out some Indian classical dances and Bollywood styles.
The oldest classical dance tradition alive in India that originated in Tamil Nadu in the 2nd Century! As it requires strict discipline & immense practice to coordinate the body & mind, it helps to sharpen the brain, aid memory and good health!
The most famous dance of India with global audience in the recent century is the dance in films, popularly known as “Bollywood dance”, which itself is a fusion of all dance forms. India is vast and has 29 states with 22 major languages (780 in total!) and every state has its own folk-dance forms. They represent the rich culture and customs of their native lands depicting their life, social relationships, festivals, work and religious affiliations.
Just enjoy the dance and burn some calories at the same time!

Smt. Anitha Edward, established Siddhi Kala Academy of Indian Arts in 2016 in Chennai. Her vision is to spread far & wide, the enriching beauty of Indian performing arts to the world! Her journey into the world of Indian dance & music started at a tender age of 9 when she was professionally trained in Bharatanatyam Dance and Carnatic Music by her Guru’s Shri. K. Mohanan & Smt. Sunitha Mohanan and Shri. K. Hariprasad.
Since 2009, Smt. Anitha has been giving lessons in schools, online classes & conducted workshops in India as well as in Europe.
She is currently studying Dance Movement Therapy in Germany.

Price £5 (£3 concession)
Please contact us on openmindedtraining@gmail.com to let us know if you’re coming 

South Pennine Houses: their history and their people, Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge Saturday 12 October 2019

Discover how to find out about the history of local houses and the people who lived in them. The morning will focus on some of the documentary resources you can use. In the afternoon two case studies will examine how the buildings themselves have a story to tell which can be combined with documents to provide an overall picture

See more about the Hebden Bridge Local History Society HERE

Thrive – The Motion of Money 5Rhythms® Workshop w/ Evangelos – 18th to 20th October 2019

How would you describe your dance with money? Fluid, Fiery, Chaotic, Light, Still? Quite often we make money decisions based on a false idea of how much money we “think” we have….meaning we perceive we don’t have enough or we believe that if we spend now that we might not have enough left over for the future so we are continuously in a fight, flight or freeze mode around money. Humans have been evolving for millions of years, but money has been used by everyone on the planet for a mere 300 years. In evolutionary terms, our bodies, hearts and minds have not caught up and integrated the concept of money. There is a separation. We can change and speed up the integration process through movement.

One of the many reasons we have money challenges is because we have not learned to manage our personal energy. Explore your relationship to money and dance through the 8 Money Archetypes: Innocent, Victim, Warrior, Martyr, Fool, Creator/Artist, Tyrant and Magician. We will transform greed into generosity, hatred into love, confusion into clarity, and boredom into opportunity.

No previous experience is required in order to participate in this transformative workshop. This workshop counts towards 5R Teacher Training electives pre-requisites.

Evangelos is a 5Rhythms® movement teacher, coach and meditation teacher with a passion for integrating the path of awakening through art and business. As well as being a certified master money coach and visionary social entrepreneur, Evangelos regularly mentors people on the art of integrating the spiritual path with a financially balanced material life. He regularly teaches across Canada, Asia, Europe and the Americas. www.meditationmoves.ca

Friday 18 October 19:00 – 22:00
Saturday 19 October 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday 20 October 11:00 – 17:00

Early Bird Price £140 if paid by 21 September
Full Price £160 from 22 September onwards

Registration is with Gavin Lee, Dance Free

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