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Beer Training Sessions
Want to establish a better base for Beer Styles and overall, increase your #BeerIQ? You should consider joining our Monday Night Training Sessions, where we'll work hard on overall beer ingredients, flavor, aroma, key descriptions and how to articulate it to a group of peers. We'll write both short & long descriptions for unknown beers, identify, compare & contrast beer styles that are similar and correctly identify a up to six unknown, but classic beer styles. We'll spike one beer each week, talk about the aroma & flavor characteristics, what causes it, how to avoid it and what styles it might be appropriate in.

When: Oct 22, 2018 6pm in Newton, MA
Track Training with Newton Athletes Unlimited
Sponsored by: Newton Athletes Unlimited
Minimum age: 18
Walk or run with athletes with developmental disabilities at an indoor track. Each week over 60 athletes ages 16 and up attend which means we need many volunteers. Along with getting some exercise, volunteers & athletes have the opportunity to talk and get to know each other in a fun healthy environ . . .

When: Oct 23, 2018 7pm in Newton, MA
Wrap Birthday Presents for Birthday Wishes!
Sponsored by: Birthday Wishes
Minimum age: 16
The mission of Birthday Wishes is to provide birthday parties for homeless children. We believe that all children, regardless of their living situation, should celebrate their birthdays joyfully, surrounded by family, friends, and others who care.Their Greater Boston office serves over 200 children . . .

When: Oct 25, 2018 10am in Newton, MA
Blind Beer Tastings
This event is designed to hone our knowledge of beer styles. By tasting beers blind (without knowing the brand or style), it forces us to rely on our senses and knowledge of style attributes to identify the beer. We will cover major style categories and even throw some curveballs in. We will learn what those style attributes are and how we can identify them through appearance, aroma and flavor.  For the remainder of 2017, tickets will be at no-cost to you. Beginning, Thursday, January 11th, tickets will be $5, each session.  Registration is limited to 8 per session! Sessions will focus on different beer styles or beers from specific countries, areas or regions:  September 28th: Hop Forward Beers October 5th: Fruit and Vegetable Beers October 12th: Malt Forward Beers October 19th: Belgian Styles October 26th: Beers for Cold(er) Weather November 2nd: Beers with Wild Yeast or Bacteria November 9th: Holiday Beers November 16th: Old Ales, Wee Heavy's and Winter Warmers

When: Oct 25, 2018 6pm in Newton, MA
Chyten College Planning:SAT/ACT Score Choice, Self Reporting, and Super-Scoring in NEWTON
Professional College Counselor Jason Breitkpf will speak with students and families about  nuances related to SAT and ACT score reporting. 

When: Oct 25, 2018 6:30PM in Newton, MA
9th International Conference on Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics
" Personalized Medicine 2018 will be the world best and the first platform for all the doctors, medical practitioners, students and clinical research organizations to encourage and explore the best-referred case reports to infer and strategize novel methodologies in treatment and therapy.The main theme of the conference is “Innovations & Advances in the field of Personalized Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics” World Congress on Personalized Medicine, present & publish your research and meet international collaborators on molecular medicine and personalized diagnostics."

When: Oct 26, 2018 9am to Oct 26, 2018 4pm in Newton, MA
Cost: $699
"What Do You Mean it’s ALL Good? – Tantra for These Times"
What Do You Mean it’s ALL Good? – Tantra for These Times Tantric Buddhism affirms innate enlightenment, a radical approach.  What does this really mean?   We will do our best to explain, though tantra is beyond description.  Also, as tantric traditions have begun to take root in the West over the past 40 years, the process involves an interaction between cultures and conceptual frameworks that is not at all smooth or easy.   Join us for an evening discussion around how Tantric Buddhism intersects with identity, power, and agency in a multitude of ways, and how we might conduct a devoted inquiry into the contradictions and conflicts we encounter as we navigate this powerful tradition.  About the Instructors: Julie Barker Gillette is a student of Tibetan Buddhism, meditation teacher, and manager of the Buddhist Ministry Initiative at Harvard University. After completing a masters degree in Buddhist studies in 1998, Julie devoted much of the next 15 years to formal Buddhist retreat practice and good works in the nonprofit world. In 2012 she returned to Harvard to help create the Buddhist Ministry Initiative, which supports students preparing for work in applied Buddhism and ministry and chaplaincy incorporating Buddhist perspectives and insights. Julie lives west of Boston with her husband and three young children, who accompany her in the challenging and joyful practice of family life. Kate Lila Wheeler is a US-based Dharma teacher, fiction writer and journalist. She carries teaching authorizations from the Western Insight tradition, Thai Forest lineage, Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma, the Advaita master Harilal Poonja, and encouragement to share Vajrayana and Dzogchen approaches by Dza Kilung Rinpoche and the late Nyoshul Khenpo. Kate Lila is a coordinator of the 2016-2020 retreat teacher training program for Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she is a member of the Teachers Council. She's also finishing a novel, Red Lotus, about a fictitious female guru.

When: Oct 28, 2018 7pm in Newton, MA
Canvases, Cocktails, and Conversation - paint night for Boston educators & friends
Come unwind after a work week and celebrate beating the October Blues! Join fellow Boston educators and friends for a fun, realxing evening of painting, snacks, music, a raffle, and cash bar to support the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston. 1 Raffle ticket is included with each ticket purchased! *The New Educator Committee at the BTU professionally and socially suppors new and early-career BTU members.

When: Nov 2, 2018 5pm in Newton, MA
Caregivers Initiative Invitation to School Teachers & Educators
As a thank you for the work that you do, we are inviting all those in Teaching and Education work to the BCCP for a free evening of self care, including restorative yoga, meditation, and music. All Teachers and those working in Education are welcome. The Boston Center for Contemplative Practice is pleased to announce The Care Collaborative, a group of practitioner’s offering care, compassionate practices and services to the caregivers in our community.With deep gratitude for those who dedicate themselves to the well being of others we offer an evening of nourishment and practice. Each evening will focus on a specific group in the hopes of bringing together people with similar areas of service and expertise to enjoy a practice session designed with them in mind. The evening sessions will incorporate the practices of yoga and meditation alongside other mind-body practices.The Care Collaborative looks forward to welcoming you. The schedule for Care Collaborative evenings this Fall is as follows: (Friday September 14 7-9 pm for Emergency Responders) Friday October 5 7-9 pm for Medical & Mental Health providers Friday November 2 7-9 for Teachers & Educators Friday December 7 7-9 for All Who are in Caregiving Roles

When: Nov 2, 2018 7pm in Newton, MA
Finding Access to Innate Capacities of Love Compassion & Wisdom
"In this half-day retreat, we will connect directly to innate capacities of love and wisdom in the deep nature of our minds, to cut through our reductive labels of self and others by sensing them in their deep dignity and potential, in their buddha nature. This retreat is both for Buddhists who wish to deepen their experience of these innate qualities of awakening, and for people of all faiths and backgrounds who seek an accessible way to cultivate powerful love and compassion for action that can be replenishing and sustaining. Guided meditations, explanation of key concepts, and discussion with participants to clarify and empower practice. John Makransky is an American professor of Buddhism and comparative theology at Boston College and a meditation teacher within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.[1] He practices the meditations of compassion and wisdom from Tibetan traditions and has introduced new ways of bringing these powerful contemplative methods into the secular world of social service and social justice by making them newly accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths. He has also helped Western Buddhists deepen their contemplative experience of presence and loving compassion in the context of socially engaged practice Makransky has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism since 1978 under the guidance of Nyingma, Kagyu, and Gelug teachers. In 2000 he was installed as a lama in the Tibetan lineage of his first root teacher, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, by Lama Surya Das. He met his second root teacher, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche in 2002, and now serves as a senior faculty advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Centre for Buddhist Studies in Bodhanath, Nepal (affiliated with Kathmandu University and Rangjung Yeshe Institute). Makransky is the guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion, which provides meditation workshops and retreats not only in Buddhist contemplative settings but also in secular settings for social justice activists, social workers, counselors, teachers, therapists, and health care and other helping professionals. These workshops are sponsored by diverse organizations, such as Boston College's Graduate Schools of Social Work and of Theology and Ministry, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Contemplative Mind in Society, the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He recently published a book of contemplative practices and teachings to empower people in relationships, work, service and social action entitled Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness (Wisdom Publications, 2007). Makransky is also author of Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet, coeditor of Buddhist Theology: Critical Reflections by Contemporary Buddhist Scholars, and the author of many articles and essays. Within the American Academy of Religion (AAR), he is co-chair of the Buddhist Theological Reflection Group and a faculty instructor for the AAR’s Summer Seminars on Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology. In addition, he is senior faculty advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, affiliated with Kathmandu University and Rangjung Yeshe Institute. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and two sons.

When: Nov 3, 2018 9:30AM in Newton, MA