Dharma Study

Mindful Eating Group

with Beverly Feldt & Amy Wappler
Sundays, January 19-March 8, 4-5:30 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome
 
"Mindful eating replaces self-criticism with self-nurturing. It replaces shame with respect for your own inner wisdom."  - Jan Chozen Bays
 
Let's reclaim the joy of eating! Join us on Sunday afternoons this winter for a supportive and nourishing drop-in group based on Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays, MD.
 
The purpose of the group is to support each other on the path of mindful eating. We will learn techniques to awaken our senses and bring non-judgmental awareness to our relationship with food. We will attune to our eating habits and support each other to develop a healthy, loving relationship to food and our bodies. Each gathering will include reading, discussion, and guided meditations.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
This is a drop-in group; registration is not required.
 
By donation. Suggested: $5-15 per class. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted.
 
Books will be available for purchase at The Dancing Elephant.
 
"In mindful eating, we are not comparing or judging. We are simply witnessing the many sensations, thoughts, and emotions that come up around eating. This is done in a straight-forward, no-nonsense way, but it is warmed with kindness and spiced with curiosity." - Jan Chozen Bays
 
 

Knitting & Meditation Group

with Sydney Hall & Cathe Morrill
Three Wednesdays, February 5-19, 4-5 p.m.
 
Do you like to knit? Want to learn? Did you know that knitting is often regarded as a meditative activity?
 
Join us for a three-week study group on knitting as a meditative practice, using the book Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity. The author, Bernadette Murphy, says “…knitting has been a tool for keeping difficulties in perspective, for centering my scattered mind, and for maintaining a degree of sanity during chaotic times.”
 
Together, we will read the book, explore the practice suggestions, and share our experiences of the craft of knitting. We will also enjoy the experience of knitting together, and teaching each other, both rewarding in a group setting.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
This is a drop-in group; registration is not required.
 
By donation. Suggested: $5-15 per class. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted.
 
Books will be available for purchase at The Dancing Elephant.