Conscientious Cooperative Living and the Environment is First Topic of Deep Ecology II Interviews

WATCH NOW: An interview with Abe Gruswitz of Our Community on the cooperative housing movement and it’s benefits for our environment.

These Deep Ecology II interviews with guest presenters, experts in their fields, are hosted by Ib’nallah S. Kazi throughout August 2019 and will be posted on NCMCs YouTube channel and other social media. This is a continuing program based on our Deep Ecology I lectures in 2017.

If you like the content of this video please consider making a small contribution to NCMC to help sustain our programming. Peace and love.

A free program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture in conjunction with The Spirit Centered Life.


Newark Center for Meditative Culture invites you to attend: EMBODIED MINDFULNESS

mindfulness retreat summer 19

A Half-Day Retreat

Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Index Art Center, 237 Washington St., First Floor Gallery, Newark NJ

Co-teachers Cornelia Santschi and J. Javier Cruz 

To attend go to: ncmc-summer-retreat.eventbrite.com

Suggested donations: $20 adult, students 18 or older $15, pre-arranged volunteers* $10, youths 12-17 free.

We live our lives embodied, yet can find ourselves so caught up in thought that we forget this simple truth. The human mind and body are intimately interconnected yet so often we ignore their communication. Awakening to the body from the inside through mindful awareness can greatly increase our capacity to be present with kindness for all aspects of life. In this half-day insight retreat we will explore this first foundation of mindfulness through an interweaving of guided sitting meditation, movement practices, talks and dialogue. This semi-silent retreat is appropriate for all regardless of previous meditation experience. Refreshments will be served.  |  A donation-based program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture.

Volunteers needed.

We need a few volunteers to help us with set-up and break-down, check-in desk, refreshment service/clean-up, etc. Contact the retreat coordinator for the program, Jennifer Becher at jennifer@newarkmeditation.org to apply as a volunteer before registering for this program.

To attend go to: ncmc-summer-retreat.eventbrite.com



August 11th: Embodied Mindfulness — A Half-Day Retreat

August 11, 2019  |  1:00pm to 5:00pm
Index Art Center, 237 Washington Street, First Floor Gallery

Co-teachers Cornelia Santschi and J. Javier Cruz

LIMITED SPACE!
Registration begins on July 1, 9am at ncmc-summer-retreat.eventbrite.com.

Suggested Donations:
Adults: $20
Teens 12-17: Free (accompanied by adult)
Students w/ID 18+: $15
Pre-arranged Volunteers: $10 (see contact info below)

We live our lives embodied, yet can find ourselves so caught up in thought that we forget this simple truth. The human mind and body are intimately interconnected yet so often we ignore their communication. Awakening to the body from the inside through mindful awareness can greatly increase our capacity to be present with kindness for all aspects of life. In this half-day insight retreat we will explore this first foundation of mindfulness through an interweaving of guided sitting meditation, movement practices, talks and dialogue. We will discover what it means to bring awareness to our lived experience in our bodies. There will be space for questions and sharing. We will also enjoy an ‘awareness of taste’ snack experience. This semi-silent retreat is appropriate for all regardless of previous meditation experience. This program will be led by meditation teacher Cornelia Santschi and J. Javier Cruz both of NCMC. Refreshments will be served. | A donation-based program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We need a few volunteers to help us with set-up and break-down, check-in desk, refreshment service/clean-up, etc. Contact the retreat coordinator for the program, Jennifer Becher at jennifer@newarkmeditation.org to apply as a volunteer before registering for this program.

Registration begins on July 1, 9am at ncmc-summer-retreat.eventbrite.com.


 


Coming in July: NCMC at the first Newark Veg Fest

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We’re excited to be one of the sponsors of the free Newark Urban Veg Fest to be held on Saturday July 27th from noon to 5pm in Military Park. Look for us there — we’ll be doing some mindful eating meditation and practice demos and instructing in basic meditation that can help you make good decisions in your conscientious consumerism! We’ll have lots of cool and useful handout tools and more! In the meantime get your free and donor tickets here.


 

 

 


Summer Outdoor Meditation & Mindful Movement Course Continues. Join in Anytime!

A free ten-week series of basic Meditation with Mindful Movement Classes taught by Cornelia Santschi, an insight meditation teacher. Assisting with the class individually will be Andrea Lee and Ihsaan Muhammad. No need to register, come as you can, but it’s always best to come to most since it will be continual learning. Family friendly — you are welcome to bring children who can sit quietly with us or play mindfully nearby. Weather permitting on the Meditation Lawn on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00pm, June 5 through August 14. Free community service programs of NCMC held in cooperation with Military Park Partnership Summer Programs.


Get into the Flow with Spring Tai-Chi: Two more classes til Summer Break!

A free six-week series of Tai-Chi Classes using the Yang short form and qi-gong exercises with Shaka Georges, visiting teacher with NCMC. Gentle, healing, and easy-to-learn movement practice. No registration required, join as you can. (Shaka’s class will also run for 6 weeks in the fall.) Weather permitting on the Meditation Lawn on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm, May 15 through June 19. Free community service programs of NCMC held in cooperation with Military Park Partnership Summer Programs.


Ironbound Meditation Group Continues

Our ongoing after-work Ironbound meditation group — feel comfortable coming late if you can’t make it by 5:30. These Meditation with Mindful Movement Classes are taught by J. Javier Cruz and assisted by Jennifer Becher. Classes held at the ICC Family Success Center in the Wellness Room at 317 Elm Street, Newark, NJ from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Translations into Spanish as requested. Family friendly. A free community service program of NCMC in cooperation with Ironbound Community Corporation Family Success Center.


EARTH STRONG

A Stoem by Mesha Allen

“Somebody told me it’s the end of the world and that’s just for some,
peace to the dead,
strength to the chosen…
Quicksand millennium,
quicksand millennium…”

Like The Roots, I rose From the Ground Up;
my branches spreading wide and bark growing thick.

My leaves grow healthy and the chlorophyll in them
becomes a rich dark green.

I think I will remain a sturdy foundation for the rest of my days.

Slowly I begin to absorb the elements around me, Read More


Move That Chi on May 5th!

Spend the Cinco de Mayo afternoon doing a little African-Asian-American mindfulness!

HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Mindfulness, Meditation, & Martial Movement

Taught by Khalil Maasi with assistance by Andrea Lee

Sunday, May 5th, 2019  |  1:00pm to 5:00pm
Index Art Center, 237 Washington St., First Floor, Newark, NJ

This donation-based workshop is appropriate for all people and of any discipline — beginners through advanced students. Teacher Khalil will be using internal martial arts exercises, though this is not a fighting workshop. It is rather a means of using these disciplines for healing (energy work), mindfulness, and achieving a state of “no mind.” Guidance from Andrea will include a sitting meditation and sound healing meditation. Suggested donation of $25 adults/$15 students 18 or older. Youths 12-17 come free.

To attend go to: ncmc-spring-workshop.eventbrite.com.

A program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture.