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M N D F L Event | How To Be An Ally: The Buddha's Teachings On Spiritual Friendship

May 24, 2018 7:00 PM

"Our cynicism will not build a movement.  Collaboration will."  -- Alicia Garza, co-founder, #blacklivesmatter

al·ly /ˈalī/

[noun] A person who wants to leverage their power for the equality of a marginalized group that they are not a part of.  

Sure you've heard of BFFs, but how do we become #SFFs: spiritual friends forever? We all have power that can be used to benefit ourselves and others.  And -- none of us can transform systems of injustice alone.  The Buddha's teachings on kalyana mitta, or "spiritual friendship," outline a path of practice that can help us to show up for each other's liberation, even across differences in identity and lived experience.  Come to MNDFL Williamsburg and learn how to transform overwhelm into capacity, connection, and joyful solidarity.

Bonus! We're going 2-for-1 for this event. Book a cushion and we'll save one next to you for the guest of your choice, on the house!

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Nate Martinez at Upper East

May 29, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Nate Martinez for a deeply immersive and meditative sound experience. You lie down with a blanket, pillow, and eye pillow to relax while listening to the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and various highly resonant instruments. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. *Please note, your cushion number is a confirmation that you have secured a spot in the sound bath not your exact placement in the room.

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Alex Falk at Greenwich Village W

May 30, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Alex Falk for a deeply immersive and meditative sound experience. You lie down with a blanket, pillow, and eye pillow to relax while listening to the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and various highly resonant instruments. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes.  *Please note, your cushion number is a confirmation that you have secured a spot in the sound bath not your exact placement in the room.

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Nate Martinez at Williamsburg

May 31, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Nate Martinez for a deeply immersive and meditative journey into sound. You will be lying down with an individual blanket, pillow, and eye mask to relax while being bathed in the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and chimes. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. When booking, your cushion number is not essentially going to be your placement in class but rather a confirmation that you have secured a space for the session.

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M N D F L | Event: The Five Wisdom Energies with Kevin Townley at UES

Jun 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Many of us come to meditation practice hoping to sand off our rough edges or to become more mindful "zenny" people. But no matter how much we sit we seem to remain frustratingly ourselves. Enter the Tibetan teachings on the Five Wisdom Families. These five give us a playful, fascinating framework to examine which "wisdom energies" we seem to embody effortlessly and which ones could use a little more cultivation. Rather than being something to overcome, we can learn to view our unique individual personalities as brilliant tools for bringing peace and wakefulness to the world. If you are a health worker, an artist, just want to know how to work more skillfully with others, or loved taking the "Which Game of Thrones Character Are You" quiz online, this evening is for you!

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Alex Falk at Upper East

Jun 5, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Alex Falk for a deeply immersive and meditative sound experience. You lie down with a blanket, pillow, and eye pillow to relax while listening to the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and various highly resonant instruments. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. *Please note, your cushion number is a confirmation that you have secured a spot in the sound bath not your exact placement in the room.

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Nate Martinez at Greenwich Village

Jun 6, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Nate Martinez for a deeply immersive and meditative sound experience. You lie down with a blanket, pillow, and eye pillow to relax while listening to the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and various highly resonant instruments. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes.  *Please note, your cushion number is a confirmation that you have secured a spot in the sound bath not your exact placement in the room.

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Nate Martinez at Williamsburg

Jun 7, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Nate Martinez for a deeply immersive and meditative journey into sound. You will be lying down with an individual blanket, pillow, and eye mask to relax while being bathed in the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and chimes. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. When booking, your cushion number is not essentially going to be your placement in class but rather a confirmation that you have secured a space for the session.

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M N D F L | Sunday Sound with Sara Auster in Williamsburg

Jun 10, 2018 6:00 PM

A Sound Bath is a meditative event where sound is used intentionally to invite therapeutic and restorative effects.  Join Sara Auster for 90 minutes of deeply immersive sound, combining breathing techniques, vocal toning, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and various overtone-emitting instruments. 

Included is a brief introduction on how sound can be used as a tool to explore meditative states, access a heightened sense of awareness, and connect to moments of peace, insight, and relaxation.  A gentle yet powerful experience for the mind and body.

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M N D F L | Event: Art Without Ego with Kyoun Sokuzan at Greenwich Village

Jun 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Raise your hand if you get annoyed when people look at a Mark Rothko or a Jackson Pollack and say "My 5 year-old could have done that!" We know that creating art is hard. Period. Whatever your preferred medium, the creative process is fraught with suffering and disappointment (and that's just the creating piece, not to mention the whole trying to get by as an artist professionally thing). But meditation can help, promise. Through the awareness practice of meditation we begin to allow for the natural flow of words, sound, movement, shapes, and more to come and dance without self-centered meddling based on hope, fear, and prejudice. Join visiting Zen teacher Sokuzan for an evening about setting aside the ego in order to create art.

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Nate Martinez at Williamsburg

Jun 14, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Nate Martinez for a deeply immersive and meditative journey into sound. You will be lying down with an individual blanket, pillow, and eye mask to relax while being bathed in the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and chimes. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. When booking, your cushion number is not essentially going to be your placement in class but rather a confirmation that you have secured a space for the session.

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M N D F L | Event: Fear and Fearlessness with Sharon Salzberg at Greenwich Village

Jun 18, 2018 7:00 PM

We live in uncertain times, where a glance at the news or social media might provoke real fear in us. Thankfully, the Buddhist tradition has something to say about working with anxiety, worry and fear. Join best-selling author Sharon Salzberg for an evening looking at fearlessness, the idea not that we somehow magically get rid of our fear but that we can lean into it with mindfulness and compassion as a way to see our way through it. 

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Nate Martinez at Williamsburg

Jun 21, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Nate Martinez for a deeply immersive and meditative journey into sound. You will be lying down with an individual blanket, pillow, and eye mask to relax while being bathed in the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and chimes. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. When booking, your cushion number is not essentially going to be your placement in class but rather a confirmation that you have secured a space for the session.

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M N D F L | Sound Bath with Alex Falk in Williamsburg

Jun 28, 2018 7:30 PM

Join Alex Falk for a deeply immersive and meditative sound experience. You lie down with a blanket, pillow, and eye pillow to relax while listening to the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and various highly resonant instruments. The perfect setting to support the process of natural healing in the body and mind for 60 minutes. *Please note, your cushion number is a confirmation that you have secured a spot in the sound bath not your exact placement in the room.