Self-Healing Retreat for Cancer Patients with Dr. Kevin Chen and Dr. Linda Nadia Hole
This 7-day retreat was designed to support your cancer recovery. By teaching mind-body integration techniques, stress management, and much more, we supported your journey to self-healing for general health and overall well-being. Participants learned evidence-supported self-healing techniques designed to enhance your recovery and develop a positive, optimistic and confident attitude about their life journey.
When: Apr 4, 2020 12am to Apr 11, 2020 12am in Lenox, MA
Betsy Cushing presents "Hack Your Mind with Nature" Time spent in nature is necessary for our health much in the same way we depend on nutritious whole foods for vitamins and minerals. Science supports what we intuitively feel nature is good for us. When we incorporate mindful awareness of our environment into our everyday modern lives we build a connection that supports personal wellbeing and nature for the benefit of both. Jillian Lampert presents "Adopting Schrödinger's Cat: A story of birth, adoption, and DNA ties that bind" In Schrödinger's quantum mechanics thought experiment, manifold possibilities can exist at the same timeat least, that is, until the grand reveal. Adopted as an infant, my origin story held all the mystery of a choose-your-own-adventure tale; then, some spit in a tube offered a final script and poignantly challenged my own notions of who I am. Jim Trick presents "Re-Thinking Self Help: How I Lost Over 200 lbs. and Found My True Self" Morbidly obese at 430 pounds, Jim Trick was trapped in a life, body, and mindset from which he thought there was no escape. Now over 220 pounds lighter and a certified coach, Trick has devoted his life to empowering companies, organizations, and individuals to change whats possible. Jim also speaks annually to graduating seniors at Bostons prestigious Berklee College of Music and for years has toured as a professional, performing songwriter. He uses his rock star skills to engage all audiences and sometimes even strategically includes original, live music in keynotes and workshops. Matthew Dicks presents "What Exactly Is a Story?" In this talk, Matthew Dicks, an award winning and nationally recognized storyteller and internationally bestselling novelist, will review the basic elements of a great story, moving past the ridiculous "beginning, middle, and end" paradigm and into a practical, actionable explanation that can transform anyone into a better storyteller almost immediately. TedxBerkshires is a local, independently organized event that seeks to bring the exciting TED-like experience to the Berkshires by presenting top thinkers who are also amazing speakers. Our goal is to bring powerful ideas to an audience that is every bit as interesting as the speakers. The April, 2020 TEDxBerkshires program will be held at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.
When: Apr 19, 2020 1pm to Apr 19, 2020 4:15PMin Lenox, MA
Cost: 20.2 - 20.2 USD
World Qigong Taichi Day 2020 Weekend Retreat
World Qigong Taichi Day is a day of FREE presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders of Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. Bring your friends & family and dive into the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions. With knowledgeable teachers, discuss and experience practical, modern applications of these healing practices.
When: Apr 24, 2020 12am to Apr 26, 2020 12am in Lenox, MA
Terence Dunn's Flying Phoenix Qigong
Flying Phoenix Qigong with Master Terry Dunn is a 3-day immersive workshop that teaches Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and extraordinarily powerful medical Qigong system that was created more than 400 years ago by renowned Taost monk Feng Dao Deh of Ehrmeishan. In this workshop, you will learn this complete Taoist monastic system of hygienics -comprised of standing and seated, stationary and moving meditations that imparts a wide range of salient health benefits with remarkable swiftness: increased respiratory power, improved circulation and metabolism, higher energy levels, improved neuro-muscular function and balance, peak immunity, increased bone strength, and the allostatic reversal of many signs of aging.
When: Apr 30, 2020 12am to May 3, 2020 12am in Lenox, MA
Mindfulness and Nature Spring Renewal Weekend -Being in the Wild (Lin Gordon and Lee Steppacher)
Every season has its unique gifts. As a season for reawakening and renewal, spring provides us a unique opportunity to see the world with fresh eyes and to feel the wonder of the earth as it comes back to life. To help you come into a deeper rhythm with the natural world, Lin Gordon and Lee Steppacher will weave nature-based meditation practices throughout this silent weekend retreat. We will spend extended time outdoors and participate in guided meditations and mindful walks to open our sense of awareness, and sinking deeply into our connection to the world around us. Participants will learn to develop a receptive presence and contemplative relationship with nature, opening the possibility to experience beautiful states of joy, peace, wonder, love and connection with oneself, each other and the larger web of life.
When: May 1, 2020 12am to May 3, 2020 12am in Lenox, MA
Being in the Wild - Mindfulness & Nature Winter Renewal Weekend with Lin Gordon & Lee Steppacher
Every season has its unique gifts. As a season for deep rest and renewal, winter provides us a unique opportunity to step away from our active life and come into deep introspection and regenerate. To help you come into a deeper rhythm with the natural world, Lin Gordon and Lee Steppacher will weave nature meditation practices throughout the weekend – spending extended time outside on walks and observing the natural world, participating in guided meditation practices to open our sense of awareness, and sinking deeply into our connection to the world around us. We hope to cultivate a receptive quality to the gifts and lessons offered by nature. Specific practices will be chosen based on weather, location and the group, but will include foundational mindfulness, movement and wisdom practices that are particularly aligned with being in nature. The weekend will be held primarily in silence allowing you to listen to the still, small voice within. There will be opportunities for limited discussion and questions, and talks will be offered as guidance. Guided body movement will also be offered daily. Activities will not be strenuous, but significant time will be spent outdoors. Appropriate outerwear will be needed. This weekend is appropriate for people with all levels of experience. No prior meditation experience needed.
When: May 1, 2020 4pm in Lenox, MA
Writing To Awaken with Mark Matousek
Writing To Awaken is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, you will explore the narratives of your life, writing honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. You'll gain a deeper understanding of your storytelling self and move toward a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life. Mark's unique, compassionate teaching style creates a welcoming atmosphere for this deeply transformative work. Designed for writers of all levels, Writing To Awaken will prompt insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.
When: May 10, 2020 12am to May 15, 2020 12am in Lenox, MA
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).
When: May 17, 2020 1pm in Lenox, MA