DANCING WITH THOREAU
The scientific community is discovering that spending time in nature reduces stress and aggression, improves self-esteem and creativity, and strengthens community. We start making better decisions all round – and isn’t that what we need? Discover more about the difference it can make to have a deep connection with nature… Beautiful 76-minute movie will be followed by sharing and discussion. Free. Bring snacks to share!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbN9msrh3P0
And learn more about the film here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dancing-with-thoreau
Treat yourself to the gift of improved well being!
Promote health by learning how to make simple yet delicious Indian Khicharies and chutneys.
Join Meera for this informative, fun and practical mini self-help workshop.
This class is a wonderful introduction to learning about the qualities and energies of spices and lentils and how they work synergistically in your body, how they affect your doshas – the underlying energetic system that supports health and well being.
This class is highly recommended for people planning on doing an Ayurvedic cleanse (Pancha Karma) and it is also perfect for someone with no experience in Ayurvedic/Indian cooking.
The class is held in a private home and class size is small, so please register early. Also looking for sponsors to host cooking class in Berkeley/Oakland area.
To register call: 510-559-9779 or email meerachat[at]hotmail.com, www.ayurvedicwellnesscenter.com
On OCTOBER 7 our potluck invites special guest, Alexa Hauser of the Diverse Housing Working Group to tell us about how that group is going about ensuring more options for affordable housing in Albany.
So here’s how it goes: Make a dish that you like (enough for three people) and bring it at 7:00 pm. After we’ve eaten, we make a circle and establish what gifts and needs are present in the circle this month, then more often than not, match them! Here is a site that describes the idea and the practice of a gift circle in as much depth as you want: http://communityspirituality.wordpress.com/gift-circle/
What comes out all this? Stronger community bonds, needs met, gifts accepted, hearts opened, lives bettered. Please come and join us. Everyone is welcome, and from those who can afford it, a $5 donation helps us pay for use of the hall and kitchen. We end at 9:00 pm or thereabouts.
So come to the lovely St Albans Parish Hall, on Washington Street at Curtis on the Albany-Berkeley border, every first Tuesday of the month. Through the summer we start at 7 pm. In the winter months (November – March) we start earlier at 6:30 pm
Upcoming dates: Tuesday May 6, Tuesday September 2, Tuesday October 7, Tuesday November 4 (6:30 pm start) and Tuesday December 2 (6:30 pm start)
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Here’s a link to the trailer of this inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the midst of this catastrophe.
Tagged with: Bill McKibben
, Heart and Soul
, Joanna Macy
, Local Energy
, local food
, Richard Heinberg
, Transition Albany
Posted in Community Building
, Food and Agriculture
, Health and Healing
, Social Justice
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006) is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide.
The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, parks, and the processes that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world.
Cities should be a solution not a problem for human beings. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost-effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.
Here’s the trailer
We offer it in the spirit of showing people what’s possible when we think outside the box.
St Albans Church is kindly sponsoring the film and the event is free of charge. Bring snacks to share if you would like!