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Body, Mind, & Spirit - Week of September 16, 2019

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September 2019
 6 p.m. 

SUN SHEN Nei-Gong Class: SUN SHEN.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"AIReal Yoga: Core Power": Ringstar Studio.

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AIReal Yoga is real yoga, practiced with the assistance of a "silk" hammock. Not to be confused with its circus counterpart, practitioners breathe, stretch, and strengthen just as you would in a ground-based practice, while taking advantage of deeper stretches and unique poses.
Gymnastic flexibility, ahtletic strength, and master yogi-level experience not required. You can even enjoy AIReal Yoga even if you can't touch your toes and you've never attended a regular yoga class before.
This special one-time offering will focus on poses that strengthen and tone the core muscles of the torso. While it is an intense physical practice, the poses are accessible to people at any level of ability. No previous experience necessary.
Class sizes are very small- maximum of 6 people- so online preregistration is required.
Weekly classes are also available. See our schedule for details.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $15. 734-335-1625. [map]



September 2019
 7 p.m. 

"Class: Insight Meditation for Everyone": Deep Spring Center.

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Teacher: Dan Muir
Level: All levels.
Prerequisite: None
Held at: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth | Get Directions
Suggested Donation: $120-$240
6 classes | Wed
Sept. 18 | Oct. 2, 30 | Nov. 13 | Dec. 4, 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Information and registration:
The ancient practice of Insight meditation is a simple and direct form of inner inquiry that looks deeply at our situation right now, just as it is. As we continue to watch, we see more and more, which naturally leads to profound effects over time. As we cultivate a kindhearted awareness, we begin to uncover the wisdom and compassion that is at our essence, as well as the habitual patterns of thinking and behavior that cause pain and suffering. As we mindfully work with these habits from our new perspective, we gradually become calmer and better able to deal effectively with negativity in ourselves and others.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. Donation. 7344775848. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Class: The Awakened Heart": Deep Spring Center.

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A one year class, anyone may register for this first semester.
Teachers: Barbara Brodsky, assisted by Kathleen Ivanoff.
Level: All levels.
Prerequisite: Special guidance for newer students. Anyone completely new to vipassana is required to also take the Sat., Sept. 14, Introduction to Vipassana
Held at: Meditation Hall, 3455 Charing Cross Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 | Get Directions
Or GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING - You will receive a link to join online live.
Suggested Donation: $85 - $170
6 classes | Wed
Sept. 18 | Oct. 2, 30 | Nov. 13 | Dec. 4, 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
I call you "angels in earthsuits." Each of you has this divine core of your being, the "angel," and here you are in your earthsuits. Sometimes the earthsuits feel very stiff and unwieldy. You feel trapped in incarnative experience and the angel in you wants to soar out of the body.
More information:
DSC Meditation Hall, 3455 Charing Cross Rd,. Donation. 7344775848. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sitting Meditation Followed by Discussion": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Join us for a half-hour of silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion of Buddhist concepts. Meditation instructions are provided. Donations are welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted. 734-678-7549. [map]



September 2019
 6 p.m.  Free! 

Peace Pole Dedication & Open House: Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Verapose Yoga & Meditation House in Dexter announces the planting of a Peace Pole and public dedication, ceremony and celebration to symbolize their commitment and contribution toward contributing to greater peace on earth. The public is invited to join in this dedication and celebration towards global peace.
"A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth in different languages on each of its four or six sides. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in nearly every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace." ~The Peace Pole Project
The ceremony and dedication will be lead by Leigh Ann Phillips-Knope, MA, RYT.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. Free. 734.358.1744. [map]



September 2019
 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe's Sunday Talk"

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Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe will speak on the importance of Vajrayana and its relationship to Sutrayana.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Service: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Our Sunday Service is led by Lama Nancy Burks, who gives a brief Dharma talk followed by meditation instructions and guided group meditations. There is always time for questions and discussion.
This program is appropriate for all levels of student, and each week is different.
Free. Donations welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Channeling: Remembering Wholeness; Darshan with the Mother": Deep Spring Center.

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Day: Sunday
Dates: 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/15
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Registration: No registration needed, this is an open session
Please be on time, seated by 2 PM; latecomers will be asked to wait together in the outer hall and come in together at 2:20.
Darshan is an event in consciousness-an interaction between the human and the divine, which focuses and draws up the consciousness of the human. The Mother takes each person's hands and looks into his/her eyes. Many people are deeply moved because she mirrors back to each his/her own divinity, the Divine Mother in each of our hearts.
Facilitators: Barbara Brodsky who channels The Mother
Cost: Offered as dana (donation)
More info:
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108,, 6655 Jackson Rd., Unit 565. Donation. 7344775848. [map]

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