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June 2015

Wellbeing Ceremony

20 June 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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All of us meet challenges in life, sometimes we need a little extra support. The New Dharma Community offers our regular service for the benefit of those in need. Being the names of your loved ones & let the community hold you and them. These services take place on the Thursday closest to each full moon, promptly at 6:15. Please RSVP.

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Radical Dharma: urbanRetreat (Sunday practice)

21 June 2015 @ 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The urbanRetreat is open to participation even if you can only make only one or two days. Sunday will be a half day of practice from 6am to 11am. Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei and Lama Rod Owens are visiting various locations throughout the country in the wake of the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner to lead a series of ongoing conversations on race, privilege, healing and the Dharma. Lama Rod and Rev. angel Sensei will be bringing the teachings of the…

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Radical Dharma Open House

21 June 2015 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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We will conclude our weekend urbanRetreat with an open house. All are welcome! (Food will be provided.)

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July 2015

Morning urbanRetreat

4 July 2015 @ 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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For those of you wanting additional practice before our wellbeing ceremony, you are invited to start with us at 7am. Plan to eat a light breakfast on your own before practice to get you through the morning, and arrive to be on your cushion 15 minutes before 7! We'll share a meal after the wellbeing ceremony finishes at 10:30.

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Wellbeing Ceremony

18 July 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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All of us meet challenges in life, sometimes we need a little extra support. The New Dharma Community offers our regular service for the benefit of those in need. Being the names of your loved ones & let the community hold you and them. These services take place on the Thursday closest to each full moon, promptly at 6:15. Please RSVP.

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May 2016

Sunday Morning Community Practice with Broderick Rodell

1 May 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The intention of this practice offering is to create a space for those interested in practicing an integrated form of yoga as a community. The practice will include the chanting of a few Vedic prayers, basic breathing exercises, a brief meditation, posture practice, and talk/discussion. Fee: A sliding scale from $15-20 per class. Please pay upon arrival. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time through my…

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Vibration of Grace, Sound Healing with Gina Breedlove

1 May 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Vibration of Grace, Healing through Sound with Medicine Woman gina Breedlove - Sliding scale $20 - $40, All are welcome.

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The Three Keys to Heal Your Relationship to Your Body, Food & Yourself with Elizabeth J. Cooper

4 May 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Three Keys to Heal Your Relationship to Your Body, Food & Yourself a safe space & workshop for queer & trans folks* working towards body acceptance & radical self love *queer & trans focused, open to straight allies Registration Here ---> bit.ly/QBL-XC <--- Facilitated by Elizabeth Cooper & co-presented by the Center for Transformative Change This Queer Body Love workshop will create a safe space for you to receive support & guidance, held in community who share similar struggles. I…

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Sunday Morning Community Practice with Broderick Rodell

8 May 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The intention of this practice offering is to create a space for those interested in practicing an integrated form of yoga as a community. The practice will include the chanting of a few Vedic prayers, basic breathing exercises, a brief meditation, posture practice, and talk/discussion. Fee: A sliding scale from $15-20 per class. Please pay upon arrival. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time through my…

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Being the Medicine with Mordecai Cohen Ettinger

8 May 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Being the Medicine provides: 1) an overview of western trauma studies centralizing contributions by feminist, Native American, and African American psychologists, social scientists and activists, 2) an introduction to emerging findings in neurophysiology, epigentics and social epidemiology, which inform the conceptualization of the 'social nervous system' and which challenge fundamental capitalist myths that humans are inherently hierarchical and that evolution and innovation are driven primarily by competition, and 3) experiential exercises based in somatics and contemplative practices to enable participants to 'feel into' the power of the…

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Free Your Voice with Amber Field

9 May 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free Your Voice with Amber Field. Sing, sound & speak your truth with more confidence and freedom. Toning, sound meditations, chanting, spirit songs, expressive arts, improv, and play. Benefits: Release dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin as you sing together in group! Feel more joyful and energized Develop more confidence in your voice, including sounding, singing, and speaking Make long-lasting shifts in your life from speaking your truth Release stress and tone your organs…

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From Burnt Out to Lit Up with Sarah Regenspan

11 May 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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From Burnt Out to Lit Up: How to Thrive as an Organizer, Activist or Leader, Live a Healthy and Joyful Life, and Never Burn Out (again.) COST: "Pay what you want" at the end of the workshop. REGISTER (FREE) on Eventbrite: Only 20 total spots available! Too many organizers, activists, changemakers and leaders are burning out and leaving the movement or staying only to limp painfully along. Have you experienced a burnout? Are you concerned that you're headed that way?…

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Sunday Morning Community Practice with Broderick Rodell

15 May 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The intention of this practice offering is to create a space for those interested in practicing an integrated form of yoga as a community. The practice will include the chanting of a few Vedic prayers, basic breathing exercises, a brief meditation, posture practice, and talk/discussion. Fee: A sliding scale from $15-20 per class. Please pay upon arrival. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time through my…

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Health Justice 101 with Mordecai Cohen Ettinger

17 May 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Health Justice 101 provides: 1) an interactive overview of the parameters and principles of health justice which invites participants to actively shape its collective vision, 2) an introduction to the history of the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) in the US from the late 1800’s until present time, 3) an overview of the impacts of the ‘globalization’ of the MIC using case studies and stories from peoples’ lives, and 4) interactive exercises to engage participants to dream big for health justice and take action to co-create health…

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Sunday Morning Community Practice with Broderick Rodell

22 May 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The intention of this practice offering is to create a space for those interested in practicing an integrated form of yoga as a community. The practice will include the chanting of a few Vedic prayers, basic breathing exercises, a brief meditation, posture practice, and talk/discussion. Fee: A sliding scale from $15-20 per class. Please pay upon arrival. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time through my…

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$20

The Mindful Mic with Amber Field

27 May 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Echo Concert (World fusion) 7:30pm-9:15pm (2 sets, 15 minute intermission). $20. Indian, Middle Eastern, Blues, Gospel, Flamenco, and more. Featuring Amber Field (vocals, didgeridoo, esraj, percussion, harmonica), Lisa Allen (flute, vocals), Sekayi Edwards (guitar, cello, percussion, vocals) and Colleen Browne (bass, vocals).  

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Sunday Morning Community Practice with Broderick Rodell

29 May 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Weekly Sunday Morning Community Practice, 9-11am starting May 1st The intention of this practice offering is to create a space for those interested in practicing an integrated form of yoga as a community. The practice will include the chanting of a few Vedic prayers, basic breathing exercises, a brief meditation, posture practice, and talk/discussion. Fee: A sliding scale from $15-20 per class. Please pay upon arrival. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The space is limited,…

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June 2016
$35

Transformative Power of Forgiveness for Change-Makers

5 June 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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workshop combines practical tools with new concepts from interpersonal neurobiology including an introduction to the ‘social nervous system’ to provide a framework for understanding and actualizing the power of forgiveness in personal healing and broad-scale social transformation.  This workshop explores: 1) our beliefs and preconceived notions as change makers about forgiveness, 2) how and why forgiveness is an essential practice for change makers and thought leaders, 3) the inner and outer conditions that make forgiveness possible in the context of…

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$30

Passion is Paramount with Nikki Borodi

12 June 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Following a passion, prioritizing it, and persevering to make it a reality transforms our lives making us more excited, effective, and balanced. This workshop will teach the value of play and passion explored through AcroYoga, partner stretching and team building exercises that will build trust and enthusiasm amongst participants. Through AcroYoga, partner stretching and team building exercises participants will learn the importance of play as a tool to discover and pursue their passions while building trust and having fun. By…

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August 2016
$25

From the Light: Writing About Wounding Experiences with Arisa White

3 August 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”—Rumi As writers we draw inspiration from the moments that have had a lasting impact on our lives. Those moments have often left us wounded, and those wounds have left a presence that we wish to address in our writing. Although, writing has its therapeutic effects, the goal of this craft workshop is to use the light of our suffering to create work that is emotionally balanced, distinctive in language, and…

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